Once again, the evidence is overwhelming that government orchestrated civil disorder led to the destruction of large parts of Baltimore. Again, like in Ferguson, the “dog whistles” of the American Left have signaled it was justified to burn, to destroy, to loot, to assault, and to vandalize. These rioters, not the protestors, were by and large scum and certainly presented the image of a career criminal class living on welfare unleashed on society. If any of the rioters find that assessment offensive, then perhaps you shouldn’t act and look like a heathen.
Post riots, the violence in Baltimore has skyrocketed while the police claim they have been undermined and cannot do their job. I certainly will side with the police over what I witnessed rioting, but for them to intentionally disengage in protest is a dereliction of duty. I am sorry some (possibly good cops), got wrapped up in what appears to be a politically motivated knee jerk reaction, but then, when someone gets their neck broke and you are the only one around, the average person would expect to be arrested. If the Baltimore Police have become so accustomed to killing people with no consequences that this comes as a shock, then perhaps it was a necessary overreaction by the prosecuting attorney. Either way, I won’t accept thug rule any more than an utterly corrupt police department with the nerve to refuse service. Allowing gang rule to “punish” the citizens, while still collecting pay checks is despicable and has no honor in it. I do empathize with the police and believe in law and order, but they cannot act as though they had no role to play in the chaos that has plagued Baltimore. Read more