By: Churk Ross
Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made a stunning admission Saturday in the aftermath of violent protests over the recent death of Freddie Gray, saying she wanted to give space to those “who wished to destroy.”
And destroy, some did.
Numerous storefronts and vehicles were damaged and businesses were looted at the tail end of a day of demonstrations. Thirty-four people were arrested and six police officers suffered minor injuries. Baseball fans attending a game at Camden Yards were told to stay inside the ballpark until violence outside of the stadium subsided.
“I’ve made it very clear that I work with the police and instructed them to do everything that they could to make sure that the protesters were able to exercise their right to free speech,” Rawlings-Blake said during a press conference Saturday night.
“It’s a very delicate balancing act, because while we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.”
Ed Note: Mayor Rawlings-Blake is an idiot. These riots were lead by the former chairman of the New Black Panthers, a violent racist group of black supremacists, united by a common hatred of white people, Malik Shabaz. He instructed his followers to kill white people and white babies referring to them as “cracker babies.” suggested that nurseries be fie-bombed to make sure white babies died.
What if that were your family store or business that was destroyed? How long do you think the Orioles will have fans if they take their lives in their hands going to a game? What about all the pictures of businesses being destroyed, what about the people that were robbed, beaten and brutalized – mostly whites. How long will the big business and international business community keep their headquarters in a town that kowtows to racists, race haters and violence. How long do you think the rest of the city is going to want to allow “space” for themselves, their girlfriends, wives, children, business, and homes to be destroyed? This violence should be met with force, arrests, felony charges, long prison sentences, and justice not bleeding heart patronage of sedition. And finally get rid of this idiot political bimbo Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. She will destroy your city and get people killed.
“And we worked very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to deescalate, and that’s what you saw.”
Protesters are upset because of the circumstance surrounding Gray’s death last Sunday. He was arrested on April 12, following a foot chase with police. At some point, he suffered a severe spin injury and died. Baltimore’s police commissioner admitted Friday police failed to provide Gray with medical care in a timely manner.
Rawlings-Blakes’ spokesman Howard Libit responded late Sunday saying that the mayor had been taken out of context.
“What she is saying within this statement was that there was an effort to give the peaceful demonstrators room to conduct their peaceful protests on Saturday. Unfortunately, as a result of providing the peaceful demonstrators with the space to share their message, that also meant that those seeking to incite violent also had the space to operate. The police sought to balance the rights of the peaceful demonstrators against the need to step in against those who were seeking to create violence.”
“The mayor is not saying that she asked police to give space to people who sought to create violence.”
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