Using the death-in-police-custody of 25-year-old career criminal Freddie Gray as their excuse, and given permission to “purge” by their mayor, Blacks in Baltimore, Maryland, rioted, burned, and looted.
By Tuesday, April 28, 2015, this is the wreckage they left:
- 15 buildings burnt down and countless others damaged and looted.
- 144 cars burnt.
- At least 15 police officers were injured.
- Some 200 people were arrested.
- Businesses, including black-owned businesses, were looted. Business owners fled for their lives, while looters just took what they wanted, including drugs from pharmacies. One shop-owner said he called police 50 times, but no one came. (Daily Mail)
1. Morehouse College professor Marc Lamont Hill
Hill said on CNN, April 27, 2015, “There shouldn’t be calm tonight,” responding to cries for peace coming from the Baltimore government, police, and even Gray’s own family. “I think there can be resistance to oppression and when resistance occurs, you can’t circumscribe resistance.” Hill said he’s “not calling these people rioters. I’m calling these uprisings. The city is not burning because of these protesters. The city is burning because the police killed Freddie Gray.” (Source: Unfiltered Patriot)
2. Dara Lind at Vox.com
Lind said, “When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse. When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con.” (Source: Unfiltered Patriot)
3. CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin
On April 28, speaking to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland), Brooke Baldwin blamed military veterans who, returning home from war, become police officers to “do battle” in their communities. In her words: “All of these young people, and I love our nation’s veterans, but some of them are coming back from war, they don’t know the communities and they’re ready to do battle.”
Townhall.com says that “after a series of excuses,” Baldwin eventually apologized.
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