In what had to be excruciating for racist Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, she was forced to find a black scapegoat.
Those are the rarest of goats on the scapegoat farm, usually flown in from the deep dark resources of The Dark Continent. Lucky for her, she had one not too far down the road from her office.
As we have learned from The Examiner,
Baltimore’s mayor fired the city’s African American police commissioner on Wednesday and appointed a white interim commissioner for the troubled police department, according to news outlets. Many police officials told Examiner that usually it’s a white police chief being replaced with a black one in order to help bring about the facade of positive change.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake blamed the increase in murders — just weeks after an unarmed black man died of injuries in police custody — for forcing her to make a change in leadership at the Baltimore Police Department.
Rawlings-Blake, who many in law enforcement accused of being anti-cop and a feckless leader, offered Police Commissioner Anthony Batts her thanks for his time as police chief and even praised his work as top cop in Baltimore. But she claims that there was a growing criticism of his leadership which was distracting the city from moving on past the riots and now the spike in homicide.
This move was the most obvious to be made. If you have a police problem and it’s been ongoing, you fire the police chief. Why it took so long is beyond me. The next move is shocking for most, as Mayor Rawlings-Blake appointed Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, who has only been with the department since January, to serve as interim commissioner. Ok, and he’s white.
Rawlings-Blake told a news conference,
“We need a change. This was not an easy decision but it is one that is in the best interest of Baltimore. The people of Baltimore deserve better and we’re going to get better.”
I’m sure there are some wondering why somebody hasn’t fired the mayor.
As for the former police captain Charles Carpenter, he’s less worried about the firing and more concerned about being replaced by a white dude.
“This is a strange turn of events. Usually when a racially-charged ‘white cop/black victim’ incident creates problems for a city’s mayor, the white police commissioner or director is replaced with a black top cop…This is a very strange scenario: the mayor fired a black and appointed a white.”
Who knew that law enforcement was so color-coded?!
I say to the new police chief Ken Davis, (1) I’m glad you have a black name, and (2) watch your back. The next series of events to hit Baltimore will likely put Davis directly in the line of fire…pardon the pun. When there is a white man around in a racist urban indoctrination center, you can bet the next firing won’t be somebody black.