Baltimore In State Of Chaos As Protesters Turn Violent Over Police Brutality

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

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I am not proud of reporting about black young men and women assaulting police officers and looting businesses for justice because it undermines and set back the movement against police brutality, racism and the “Blacklivesmatter” campagne. With so much negative attention in the news media, my purpose is to deliver more balanced coverage of black life, but it is a story I can no longer ignore because of the severity of the situation. Baltimore is in a state of chaos. Which means innocent lives and businesses located in black neighborhoods are being destroyed presumingly in the name of justice that dishonors the memory of Freddie Gray (May he rest in peace). THIS IS NOT JUSTICE! THIS IS JUST US!

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Shortly after the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody, riots erupted in the streets, leading the mayor to issue a citywide curfew and the governor of Maryland to declare a state of emergency.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued a citywide curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and called up the national guard to help restore order.
Images from earlier in the day showed a city under siege.

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A Baltimore Police car destroyed by demonstrators sits in the street near the corner of Pennsylvania and North avenues during violent protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray on Monday in Baltimore.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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People loot a CVS pharmacy near the corner of Pennsylvania and North avenues during violent protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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A man sits in the street near burning cars near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and North Avenue on Monday in Baltimore.
Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , http://darnellmmusic@gmail.com/ or https://twitter.com/@darnellmmusic/

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