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.”…
“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.” DailyCaller
Destroy they did. So far there have been:
- 144 vehicle fires
- 15 building fires
- Nearly 200 arrest
- 15 Police officers hurt
- Schools closed
- Maryland’s governor activated the National Guard
- Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake branded the rioters ‘senseless thugs’ in a press conference as she announced a week-long 10pm-5am curfew
This video will be priceless if the store owners sue the city and Mayor for loss of business and other damages.
The government is suppose protect the citizens and businesses of their community not tell the police to stand down and let lawlessness reign.