Baltimore In A State of Emergency, but how did we get here?

Freddie Gray died under mysterious circumstances while in the custody of the police. Yesterday was his funeral and yesterday was the day Baltimore descended into chaos. My heart broke as I watched young people hurl rocks and stones at police. Some young people middle school age. Seeing people break into a malls and walking out with hand fulls of stolen goods. What happened to the people? How is this senseless violence justified? No one is going to communicate when portions of the city are still smoldering. One of the problems is there is a lack of respect. When you watch young people throw rocks at police you are struck by the lack of respect for law enforcement, but who do these young people respect? They don’t respect the teachers. Respect is first taught at home and unfortunately most of the young folks we saw have not been taught respect. This was not about Freddie Gray this was sadly criminals with a chance to do harm. The mayor is in the hot seat. Many saying the city responded too late, but that might be true but this level of anger started along time ago. Long before Gray took his last breath. This is a tinderbox just looking for a reason to explode.

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