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Short Tempered Town Marred By Senseless Violence: Woman Charged With Intentionally Running Over Another Woman And Two Children In Baltimore.

The early morning hours of Charm City during the humid summer months has a grissley view, while a thick cloud of dust hoovers the streets, and the glaring street lights barely penetrates through the smoggish backdrop of one the most violent cities in America. Baltimore has seen it’s share of violent crimes, some dating back far as the civil war, when 150 Union soldiers were once slaughtered after confederate troops learned of a south bound train carrying union military personnel. The ensuing melee is historically known as the Baltimore riots. The carnage of death that has plagued the city for centuries may explain the town’s perceived darkness through the poetic works of one of it’s most famed and prominent citizens, Edgar Allen Poe, whose poetry was seen as too dark and eerie for most Batimoreans during his era. Even Poe himself died under very questionable circumstances. Many believe that his writings elicited so much fear, that he may have been poisoned at a local downtown pub. Poverty, poor education, and a service oriented job market creates a very harsh and rigid lifestyle for many families who call Baltimore Home.

The sound of gunfire, police sirens, and the bright lights of helicopters scanning city streets in the dark of the night are all byproducts of social unrest that often times result in bloodshed, as a volume of young people, primarily african american youth, fall prey to vicious violent crimes. As a native Baltimorean I know all to well the scene of police tape, bloodstained pavements, and the piercing sounds of grief that echos from the crowd of loved ones of the deceased, who’s sprawled out on the ground like a redundant script from a made for television mob movie. Some how, death seems to be an acceptable element of living in a diverse culture that includes a melting pot of immigrants from all over the world. Baltimore isn’t unique when considering the disturbing cause of it’s violence juxtapose to other cities in the nation with parallel issues of crime and social discord of epidemic proportions. It’s the consistency of violence that has been the town’s signature for decades that perhaps creates a necessary discussion regarding politics and policing that must be addressed. Violent criminal behavior once a marquee for males, has evolved into a spike of female defendants who perpetrate heinous crimes on a volatile plateau where no one is immune.

The recent vicious attack by a 28-year-old woman name Lucresha Mints, who is accused of intentionally running down three people in West Baltimore on May 27, killing two of them, including a toddler, is perhaps indicative of an alarming trend by some women possessing the willingness to met out uncharacteristic brutality with a “no limit” mindset where no regard for human life is considered, even for small children. The scene of the West Franklin street killing is just a stone’s throw away from the Edgar Allen Poe home landmark, and creates a juxtaposition for horror, embodied in Baltimore’s historical tradition of darkness and despair. The circumstances surrounding the westside killing isn’t quite clear, but what is known, police say, Mints got into an argument with Latoya Skipwith in the 1900 block of W. Franklin St., then got into her vehicle and intentionally drove onto the sidewalk, striking Skipwith and two children. Joshua Carter Jr. 2, was killed, while 7-year-old Nevaeh Green was injured.

Skipwith also died in the attack and sources say that Mints was involved in a relationship with a man that Skipwith was also seeing romantically. The dispute between the rival lovers apparently grew violent, as witnesses at the scene say that Mints intentionally drove onto the sidewalk striking the woman while she had the small children with her. Mints who apparently had a criminal past also may have had a propensity for violence, while cops say she was already out of jail on a $100,000.00 dollar bond on charges that she and two relatives attacked a 12-year-old girl her daughter did not get along with. Though she is charged with using a car to kill Skipwith and Carter, court officials added that Mints does not have a driver’s license and has only had a learner’s permit since January. The attack is simply the latest in what can only be described as a cowardice and disgusting act of violence indigenous to the city of Baltimore. The tragedy of this crime spans much further than the hearts for loved ones of the deceased, but Mints herself has children of her own ages 5 and 11. The mindset which drives an individual to kill is a phenomenon, and the fact that the allege perpetrator in this crime is also a mother, elicits a tearful reality many fail to understand why.

The basic everyday living in Baltimore is difficult with it’s intense social climate. Just simple accidentally bumping into someone in passing on the streets, or stepping on someone’s shoes in a nightclub, are unfortunate instances that have been known to often times erupt into deadly gun violence. The code on the streets dictate violent options by default as the appropriate conflict resolution strategy. A kill or be killed mentality is the ruling cultural practice for citizens who view violence as normal as lacing up their sneakers. Those unfamiliar with subcultural standards of Baltimore’s relentless brutality and disregard for human life, suffer from a shock effect of such deplorable violence against innocent children, while sadly local communities resolve to a numbness of this kind of violence for which they’ve lived countless times over. Fortunately in this crime, Mints was successfully taken into custody. The homicide cold case file for Baltimore police runs deep, with a disturbing list of unsolved murders and other violent crimes that is unnervingly sickening. Baltimore has rightfully been dubbed a town where it’s easy to get away with murder.

The debate surrounding the deadly cycle of violence in Baltimore is old news and politicians, police, and city leaders alike continuously fail to cure the epidemic of violent crime. The fierce evilness and acceptance of violence by the town’s citizens is a dilemma which spans centuries, and the arrival of such calculating, callous, and heartless criminals enacting brutality within the city’s culture, which enables a mother to intentionally kill children, only depicts the dire necessity for change, or strategies to quell violent crimes that captures the most vulnerable within our society between the crosshairs of deadly conflict. This crime is a very sad commentary, and the quest for civility has never beckoned a greater outcry for change. A line from Poe’s poetry, “Never more, quotive the Raven” is like a wishful anecdote desired to end Baltimore’s reign of darkness and terror.

 

toddler

Two year old Joshua Carter was slain when a woman intentionally drove onto the sidewalk on a West Baltimore street striking the tot and two others with her vehicle.

 

 

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The early morning hours of Charm City during the humid summer months has a grissley view, while a thick cloud of dust hoovers the streets, and the glaring street lights barely penetrates through the smoggish backdrop of one the most violent cities in America. Baltimore has seen it’s share of violent crimes, some dating back far as the civil war, when 150 Union soldiers were once slaughtered after confederate troops learned of a south bound train carrying union military personnel. The ensuing melee is historically known as the Baltimore riots. The carnage of death that has plagued the city for centuries may explain the town’s perceived darkness through the poetic works of one of it’s most famed and prominent citizens, Edgar Allen Poe, whose poetry was seen as too dark and eerie for most Batimoreans during his era. Even Poe himself died under very questionable circumstances. Many believe that his writings elicited so much fear, that he may have been poisoned at a local downtown pub. Poverty, poor education, and a service oriented job market creates a very harsh and rigid lifestyle for many families who call Baltimore Home.

The sound of gunfire, police sirens, and the bright lights of helicopters scanning city streets in the dark of the night are all byproducts of social unrest that often times result in bloodshed, as a volume of young people, primarily african american youth, fall prey to vicious violent crimes. As a native Baltimorean I know all to well the scene of police tape, bloodstained pavements, and the piercing sounds of grief that echos from the crowd of loved ones of the deceased, who’s sprawled out on the ground like a redundant script from a made for television mob movie. Some how, death seems to be an acceptable element of living in a diverse culture that includes a melting pot of immigrants from all over the world. Baltimore isn’t unique when considering the disturbing cause of it’s violence juxtapose to other cities in the nation with parallel issues of crime and social discord of epidemic proportions. It’s the consistency of violence that has been the town’s signature for decades that perhaps creates a necessary discussion regarding politics and policing that must be addressed. Violent criminal behavior once a marquee for males, has evolved into a spike of female defendants who perpetrate heinous crimes on a volatile plateau where no one is immune.

The recent vicious attack by a 28-year-old woman name Lucresha Mints, who is accused of intentionally running down three people in West Baltimore on May 27, killing two of them, including a toddler, is perhaps indicative of an alarming trend by some women possessing the willingness to met out uncharacteristic brutality with a “no limit” mindset where no regard for human life is considered, even for small children. The scene of the West Franklin street killing is just a stone’s throw away from the Edgar Allen Poe home landmark, and creates a juxtaposition for horror, embodied in Baltimore’s historical tradition of darkness and despair. The circumstances surrounding the westside killing isn’t quite clear, but what is known, police say, Mints got into an argument with Latoya Skipwith in the 1900 block of W. Franklin St., then got into her vehicle and intentionally drove onto the sidewalk, striking Skipwith and two children. Joshua Carter Jr. 2, was killed, while 7-year-old Nevaeh Green was injured.

Skipwith also died in the attack and sources say that Mints was involved in a relationship with a man that Skipwith was also seeing romantically. The dispute between the rival lovers apparently grew violent, as witnesses at the scene say that Mints intentionally drove onto the sidewalk striking the woman while she had the small children with her. Mints who apparently had a criminal past also may have had a propensity for violence, while cops say she was already out of jail on a $100,000.00 dollar bond on charges that she and two relatives attacked a 12-year-old girl her daughter did not get along with. Though she is charged with using a car to kill Skipwith and Carter, court officials added that Mints does not have a driver’s license and has only had a learner’s permit since January. The attack is simply the latest in what can only be described as a cowardice and disgusting act of violence indigenous to the city of Baltimore. The tragedy of this crime spans much further than the hearts for loved ones of the deceased, but Mints herself has children of her own ages 5 and 11. The mindset which drives an individual to kill is a phenomenon, and the fact that the allege perpetrator in this crime is also a mother, elicits a tearful reality many fail to understand why.

The basic everyday living in Baltimore is difficult with it’s intense social climate. Just simple accidentally bumping into someone in passing on the streets, or stepping on someone’s shoes in a nightclub, are unfortunate instances that have been known to often times erupt into deadly gun violence. The code on the streets dictate violent options by default as the appropriate conflict resolution strategy. A kill or be killed mentality is the ruling cultural practice for citizens who view violence as normal as lacing up their sneakers. Those unfamiliar with subcultural standards of Baltimore’s relentless brutality and disregard for human life, suffer from a shock effect of such deplorable violence against innocent children, while sadly local communities resolve to a numbness of this kind of violence for which they’ve lived countless times over. Fortunately in this crime, Mints was successfully taken into custody. The homicide cold case file for Baltimore police runs deep, with a disturbing list of unsolved murders and other violent crimes that is unnervingly sickening. Baltimore has rightfully been dubbed a town where it’s easy to get away with murder.

The debate surrounding the deadly cycle of violence in Baltimore is old news and politicians, police, and city leaders alike continuously fail to cure the epidemic of violent crime. The fierce evilness and acceptance of violence by the town’s citizens is a dilemma which spans centuries, and the arrival of such calculating, callous, and heartless criminals enacting brutality within the city’s culture, which enables a mother to intentionally kill children, only depicts the dire necessity for change, or strategies to quell violent crimes that captures the most vulnerable within our society between the crosshairs of deadly conflict. This crime is a very sad commentary, and the quest for civility has never beckoned a greater outcry for change. A line from Poe’s poetry, “Never more, quotive the Raven” is like a wishful anecdote desired to end Baltimore’s reign of darkness and terror.

 

toddler

Two year old Joshua Carter was slain when a woman intentionally drove onto the sidewalk on a West Baltimore street striking the tot and two others with her vehicle.

 

 

The People’s Champion

I’m David Adams

 

 

 

 

David Adams

Self proclaimed geek, Advocate for the homeless, Social Change, Crime Blogger, and mobile technology enthusiast. A recognized Journalist and Human Interest Writer championing the plight of the masses whom are without a voice of their own.

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