The aftermath of the death of Freddy Gray
Though I believe the people who are protesting over the drug dealing suspect Freddy Gray are fake in their support, because they would never protest if he was killed on the streets of Baltimore by another black thug or drug dealer, they still do have the right to protest regardless, "as long as it's peaceful". Today in downtown however, protesters decided to vandalize cars, set a car on fire, block the light rail from moving with passengers on it, looting several stores and trying to stop people from attending the Orioles vs Red Sox game etc. Oh yeah, the peaceful protesters decided to take a break from their protesting and decided to loot a 7-11 on Howard Street. I guess their thinking was "No Justice, No Slurpees"! The mobs in downtown Baltimore concentrating on Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the local media was providing non stop coverage of the standoff between Baltimore Police and the protesters for almost 8 hours! I have to give the local news outlets here some credit for how they were presenting some of the protesters as being outside instigators and agitators with some trying to egg on the cops in order to get into allocations. In a very rare case of support, I support Congressman Elijah Cummings and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake in claiming that Baltimore residents should shun any outsiders who are coming to Baltimore for the purpose of causing trouble. What does vandalizing and looting have to do with the investigation into the death of Freddie Gray?
The answer of course is, "it doesn't". As if Baltimore didn't have enough problems on it's plate before the death of Freddie Gray, now it has to contend with this.Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural born stupidity. Today stupidity embarrassed itself greatly for all the nation to see. A Russian news porter for the Russian Times was robbed by the peaceful advocates of Freddie Gray. It's sad that it happened, but I am not surprised. These reporters who are foreigners didn't know not to bring protection when entering an urban jungle neighborhood at nighttime in Baltimore.