Above: “Stop Fraud, Waste & Abuse,” says the sign on the front door of the Office of the Inspector General, which has not issued a public investigative report in more than a year. (Mark Reutter).
(BALTIMORE – December 26, 2017) – Slowly but surely, the truth is unraveling. First, I am a lover of Baltimore City. No, I do not like the way the politics go.
In the last mayoral election, former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon’s name was dragged through the mud by the Maryland Democratic machine and the mainstream media. Ultimately, too many people’s opinion was tainted: In short, Dixon was bad and Pugh was good.
Even though I cautioned people that Pugh was merely an extension of the last mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who was a carry-over of her dear friend, Martin O’Malley, the deck was obviously stacked against Dixon.
Even after our advocacy group, VOICE (Voters Organized for the Integrity of City Elections), led the way to the first de-certification anyone can remember because the City Board of Elections and the Maryland State Board of Elections failed to do their jobs and over 1,800 voting irregularities were uncovered, Pugh still had the backing of the Maryland Democrats, some of whom even joined her on stage.
Yet, the truth is starting to come out. While Dixon was painted as everything but a child of God, the Baltimore Brew has recently released Part 1 of a 2-part series digging into corruption at City Hall by the same cast of characters from the O’Malley-Blake-Pugh machine. We encourage you to check it out. The article is:
Watchdog agency told not to investigate senior city officials. Former IG Robert Pearre speaks out. (PART 1)
Because Baltimore is a one-newspaper town, whatever the Baltimore Sun prints becomes the Bible. That is why I am so grateful to have alternative outlets, like the Brew, like Bmorenews, – because otherwise, the lies and corruption will only continue. Mind you, Baltimore is screwed-up not because of white power brokers alone who insist on keeping the status quo, but also because of the black elites who conspire to help them. The problem with Baltimore is both white and black. This foolishness only keeps Baltimore stuck in an old mindset whose time has long since passed.
This Brew article is only the beginning. I sense that the truth can no longer be hidden about not only the failing Inspector General’s Office at City Hall, but about across-the-board activities of a stagnant Democratic leadership that has consistently failed Baltimoreans and Marylanders alike. Again, I think the Brew is quite the blessing for having the courage and wherewithal to do real investigative journalism instead of presenting only a slanted snapshot of Baltimore politics that favors the Maryland Democratic machine and its cronies, and I encourage all to read what the Sun has yet to report.