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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

We’re Freezing—Too Bad, Says Baltimore’s Mayor!

Jan 9, 2012


Baltimore City Health Department decided that this year, the temperature has to be 13 degrees or colder to activate Code Blue for the homeless–when additional beds and services must be provided. This is 7 degrees colder than last year, when it was 20 degrees.

Why? City officials say it is to make Baltimore the same as other cities. And to prevent people from losing sensitivity to the plight of the homeless.

What? They want to freeze a few people to death so the rest of us will be more “sensitive”?

Who can believe this BS? We are in an economic crisis, which has caused the number of homeless people in Baltimore to shoot up from 3,400 people two years ago to 4,100 right now.

Thirteen degrees?

Even if it’s with the “wind chill factor,” this is nothing but a decision to let some people freeze to death.