I wasn’t going to post about this.
I wasn’t going to touch it with a ten foot pole.
I’d maybe make a quick mention of it in my weekly round up, but other than that?
No, thank you.
And now, what do I go ahead and do? I go ahead and post about it. Against my better judgment. Fully unprepared. I don’t even have an inkling of what I’m going to say, and yet I feel the need to say it.
These Baltimore Riots?
Inexcusable. Disgusting. Shameful.
The idea that this was in protest of the Freddie Gray incident instead of an excuse to wreak havoc, destroy property, and loot businesses?
Ridiculous. Preposterous. Laughable.
These weren’t protestors or demonstrators demanding justice for the inconceivable injustice done to Freddie Gray.
No. These were hoodlums, thugs, and punks who simply wanted to ruin lives, destroy property and gain some notoriety for doing it.
Were they probably frustrated, enraged, and fed up with the social injustice they’ve endured in their community for years? Absolutely. But does that mean they have the right to ruin the lives of their neighbors, their brothers and sisters, and destroy an entire community?
Look what they’ve done:
If that’s what they set out to accomplish, then bravo. I hope they’re proud. Meanwhile, the rest of the community is coming together to clean up the mess they left behind.
Inexcusable, disgusting and shameful indeed.