Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon found guilty.
You all might want to archive what I'm about to say. I'm not wrong often. Common sense thinking has no flaws. I was proven wrong today though by the citizens that served on the jury of Mayor Sheila Dixon's theft trial. Our mayor was on trial for personally using gift cards that were meant to be given to needy families. Before this case went to trial, I thought for sure that Dixon was going to be found innocent. I came to the conclusion early on that she was going to have the equivalent of what is known as an "O.J" jury. An "OJ" jury is basically a jury made up of mostly one race with a unified agenda to find the defendant innocent regardless of the facts. I'm surprised that Dixon's supporters didn't try to play the race card as much against the State Prosecutor who is white and is a Republican.
Baltimore Sun "it was a conversation had throughout corners of the market and pockets of the city from residents captivated by the more than two-week trial, with some declaring that the mayor has embarrassed Baltimore and should immediately resign from office and others saying Dixon was targeted because of her race and gender. Dixon is Baltimore's first black female mayor".
This is what Melvin Burgess who is a black Dixon supporter had to say about Dixon's conviction "You've got people in office doing worse than that," said Burgess, a 54-year-old Baltimore native. "She was targeted. They think we've got too many blacks in City Hall."
Mr. Burgess like many who think like him is a race blinded fool. If Sheila Dixon is removed from office because of her conviction, the City Council President Stephanie Rawlings Blake will become the new mayor. Stephane Rawlings is also a black female.
Baltimore has a sixty five percent black population, and surprisingly most of them believe that Dixon committed the crime and should be removed from office. I remember when Washington D.C mayor Marion Barry was caught on tape in a hotel room smoking crack. Even with the evidence as clear as day showing his guilt, the black majority of D.C rallied around Barry and claimed that he was "framed". Sheila is the first black female to be elected mayor of Baltimore as I said. Now she is the first mayor ever in Baltimore history to be convicted of a crime, talk about historic. The jury convicted her on one count of fraudulent misappropriation by a fiduciary and acquitted her on two counts of felony theft and one count of misconduct in office. The jury deliberated for six days before finally coming to a verdict today. That tells me that the jurors really took their job seriously. Life is full of surprises. When Obama came to Baltimore earlier in January, he made sure to avoid Sheila like the plague. Even though Sheila is a major supporter of Obama, Obama wasn't one of hers apparently. I'm fascinated by the reaction of the local media over Sheila's conviction. They all are asking "what does this mean for the future of Baltimore". I wish they could have interviewed me, I could have told them easily in sixty seconds what this mean for Baltimore. Another liberal Democrat will become mayor, and it will be business as usual of the city of Baltimore continuing it's decay like most of the other liberal run cities in America. Note to Dixon supporters, it might not be a good idea to give any type of gift card to Dixon as a Christmas present.