[VIDEO] How Martin O’Malley Helped Create the Baltimore Riots: LEAP’s Neill Franklin

“I go back to the Martin O’Malley administration and every one of his goals has been short-term – nothing was ever long-term. And because he had these short-term goals for instant results… he left it wide open for long-term disaster. And that’s what we are experiencing now.”

It seems hard to believe, but months ago, Baltimore’s politicians were confidently predicting a economic revival for the city. But after six Baltimore police officers where involved in the death of 25-year-old African-American Freddie Gray, the city erupted into the worst rioting it’s seen in 50 years.

“In 2005 we had 108,000 arrests in a city of 620,000 residents. How much long-term damage did that do to these neighborhoods in Baltimore, to the families in Baltimore, to all these people that now have an arrest record?”

— Law Enforcement Against Prohibition executive director Neill Franklin

The crisis has put police brutality in the spotlight, left leaders grasping for answers, and sparked an examination of the roots of the violence.

[REASONBefore You Vote for Martin O’Malley, Read and Watch This]

[Also see – Bernie Sanders’ Fossil Socialism]

Franklin, a 34-year veteran of Maryland law enforcement and a former drug warrior, sat down with Reason TV‘s Todd Krainin to explain how the drug war policies of the O’Malley administration helped fuel the riots in Baltimore. Read the rest of this entry »


How Martin O’Malley Created Today’s #Baltimore

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Mike Lester: #Baltimore #BlackLivesMatter

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BREAKING: Bloodthirsty Millionaire Capitalist Michael Moore Endorses Widespread Private Gun Ownership and Vigilantism #Baltimore

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[VIDEO] #Baltimore Bicyclist Fist-Bumps Cops

Baltimore man fist bumps Maryland State Troopers in the wake of riots

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BLUE-ON-BLUE WORD POLICE #Baltimore: The Left Corrects Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

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#Baltimore: Citizens Protecting Cops


#Baltimore: Rioters Show Respect for Portraits of President Obama and Martin Luther King Jr.

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“They bashed a hole right in the middle of the picture. Like they do not care about anything.”

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Essam, the owner of the looted and torched Papa Palace in West Baltimore was walking IJReview through the burnt out ruins of his shop.

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When he paused and showed us something unexpected: What the protesters did to the presidential portrait that was hanging in the front of his pizza store.

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Essam said “They bashed a hole right in the middle of the picture. Like they do not care about anything.”

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Read more…

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#Baltimore: Salon Advocates ‘Legitimate’ Private Property Destruction, Cop-Car Burning

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[VIDEO] #Baltimore: Non-Strategic Rioting


‘BALTIMORE BURNING’: New York Post Front Page for Tuesday April 28, 2015

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[VIDEO] Want Racial Harmony? Here’s How it’s Done: Don’t Judge Black Differently


#BaltimoreRiots: Violence Breaks Out in Baltimore After Freddie Gray’s Funeral

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Police officers injured in clashes; mayor imposes overnight curfew starting Tuesday evening

BALTIMORE— Scott Calvert and Kris Maher report: Violent confrontations between demonstrators and police broke out in this city for the second time in three days, hours after thousands of people attended Monday’s funeral for Freddie Gray , a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody this month.

“Right now, we’re seeing unprecedented violence throughout the city.”

— Darryl DeSousa, chief of patrol for the city police department

Fifteen officers were injured and two were hospitalized, police officials said. Earlier Monday a police spokesman said the injuries included broken bones. One patrol car was attacked and at least one more engulfed in flames as looters ransacked stores. A CVS store was looted, then apparently set on fire. At least 27 people were arrested.

“It is so frustrating that people think that this makes sense, to destroy our community.”

— Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

The altercations took place along several busy intersections near the Mondawmin Mall in northwest Baltimore, in a neighborhood near the church where the funeral was held. Demonstrators pelted lines of police in riot gear with rocks, bricks and other objects.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hugs a member of the Gray family during Freddie Gray's funeral. Photo: Shawn Hubbard for The Wall Street Journal

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hugs a member of the Gray family during Freddie Gray’s funeral. Photo: Shawn Hubbard for The Wall Street Journal

Police responded with tear gas and set up a cordon seeking to restore order. Chunks of bricks, rocks and broken glass littered the streets, and smoke from burning cars and trash cans rose into the sky. The Maryland Transit Administration closed several subway stops near the unrest, and the Baltimore Orioles baseball game was canceled.

“It began as a cause and is ending in pure ignorance.”

— Sean Berry-Bey, a 33-year-old resident of West Baltimore

“Right now, we’re seeing unprecedented violence throughout the city,” said Darryl DeSousa, chief of patrol for the city police department.

[Read the full text here, at the Wall Street Journal]

Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency Monday evening, activating the Maryland National Guard. Maryland State Police troopers arrived on the scene earlier in the evening, as did police from several counties, including Prince George’s County, outside Washington.

Demonstrators throw rocks at police in Baltimore after the funeral of Freddie Gray on Monday. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press

Demonstrators throw rocks at police in Baltimore after the funeral of Freddie Gray on Monday. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake imposed a citywide 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew beginning Tuesday evening and lasting at least a week. “It is so frustrating that people think that this makes sense, to destroy our community,” the mayor said. Read the rest of this entry »


#BaltimoreRiots: Burning Building was to be 60-Unit Affordable Housing for Seniors

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Pastor Hickman: burning building was to be 60-unit affordable housing for seniors. “It hurts my heart,” he says.

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CBS/DC reports: A massive, 3-alarm fire is emitting smoke and large flames in Baltimore Monday night as the city is still trying to stop riots following Freddie Gray’s funeral.

WNEW’s Cameron Thompson reports the fire has engulfed what was supposed to be a senior center under construction at Lanvale St. and Chester St.

Southern Baptist Church was building the center to provide 60 affordable apartments and behavioral counseling for seniors.

“We’re going to rebuild. We’re going to come back strong from this,” says the church’s pastor Donte Hickman

The fire is one of many the Baltimore City Fire Department is trying to battle as riots erupted throughout the city.

Mayoral spokesman Kevin Harris says the fire was related to the riots, while Baltimore’s deputy fire chief says the department is “99 percent sure” it is linked to the riots.

No one was believed to be in the building at the time.

Source: CBS DC


[PHOTO] CCTV America Cameraman Attacked by Protestors, Camera Stolen

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