By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Hat Tip: BB
A state of emergency has been declared in Baltimore and the National Guard was activated yesterday as things spiraled out of control after the Freddie Gray funeral. This follows a riot on Saturday that was the beginning of what I fear is a very, very violent summer.
I understood from reports yesterday that somewhere between 1,000 and 3,500 Maryland police officers were on the lines, as well as the National Guard and 5,000 officers from neighboring states that were called in to be on standby. This is beginning to look a lot like the riots in Baltimore after MLK was assassinated in 1968. What really touched me on this yesterday was seeing a pastor standing in front of the police by himself warding off the thuggish protestors. Then later in the evening, pastors and leaders marched down the street, while talking to young men trying to diffuse the explosive scenario playing out.
All of this started out as anti-police protests and the outcry over the death of Freddie Gray, who was arrested by police on April 12th and died a week later of a fatal spinal cord injury. 80% of his spinal cord was severed and the van carrying him gave him a rough ride to the police station, stopping three times on the way. They say that Gray stared at police and then took off on his bike and that was why he was arrested. I know the young man had a rap sheet, but if that is the case, there is no excuse for his arrest and certainly none for the way he was handled and killed. That does not excuse these riots which I feel are orchestrated for another agenda entirely by Marxists and Islamists.
Now riots are blooming and not just in Baltimore. Atlanta and New York are next on the violence parade of hits.
Fifteen police officers were hurt yesterday. The protestors threw huge bricks and rocks at them. Many suffered broken bones and one is still unresponsive. Two are in serious condition.
I watched a CVS Pharmacy get looted and burned. So did a Subway sandwich shop and a check cashing store. The rioters punctured the firefighter’s hose to that CVS fire, trying to make it worse. A $16 million nursing home built by a Baptist church, which was due to open in December after eight years of construction, has been burned to rubble on the city’s east side as violence spread from the west of the city. Just two blocks away, a housing development was also ablaze.
Many of these may have in fact been diversions to pull emergency services away from the west side of the city, in order to facilitate the continued looting of gun stores, check cashing stores, liquor stores and supermarkets well into Tuesday morning. Balaclava-clad mobs were seen ripping the doors off one rifle shop and passing weapons to people on the streets.
Families began to apply self-imposed martial law. They were terrified and fled their homes as raging fires spread block to block. All this after the governor took far too long to activate the National Guard and the mayor spouted the insane idiocy of letting the looters have room to destroy stuff.
Reminiscent of Saturday night, the protestors made their way to Camden Yards Stadium. The game there last night was suspended. Just as the mall was closed down at 1 pm and the CVS Pharmacy was closed as well. Good thing as it was looted and burned to the ground. The University also told all students to remain in their dorms and all schools are closed today, which will now allow the students to really be out en force. I don’t think they give a crap about any curfew declared.
There were over 2,500 at Gray’s funeral including civil rights leaders. A few hours later, rioters (mostly high school students to begin with) started throwing rocks at the police. Not all police were in riot gear, the ones that weren’t stood behind those that had the gear on. Things really got rolling at about 3 pm – there was a meme online calling for a purge to begin at 3 pm and like a flash mob, the students gathered and started getting violent. It’s as if it was practiced and rehearsed. I actually believe it was. It’s being claimed by media that police threw rocks at the protestors to fuel the conflict, which just sounds ridiculous to me. They may have thrown them in retaliation. Store owners were dragged out of their stores and beaten by these thugs, before their stores were looted and burned.
On Monday morning, three of the city’s most violent and dangerous gangs – Black Guerrilla Family, Crips and Bloods – announced an unprecedented alliance to ‘take out’ law enforcement officers, in a move that has prompted fears for police safety across the country. It is said that each gang planned to kill one police officer. BFG sports some of the city’s most violent criminals. The man who killed two NYPD cops in December last year, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, was believed to have ties to the deadly group. But even with all this going on, a Bloods member pulled a Baltimore Sun Journalist to safety during a fight. That was the exception. Earlier in the day, the Bloods and the Crips linked arms with the Nation of Islam leaders. If you haven’t figured it out yet… Islamists who sympathize with ISIS and Marxists are behind this chaos. It’s orchestrated for maximum violence.
The cops were obviously overwhelmed and outnumbered. They were actually in retreat as rocks were thrown at them. The National Guard won’t even come out until today and just as in Ferguson, it is way too late.
LA is now prepping for the worst. The LAPD has ordered all officers to work in pairs after violent gangs issued ‘credible threats’ to ‘take out’ law enforcement. A ‘blue alert’ was issued across the California city on Monday amid fears people across the country will attempt ‘revenge attacks’ on police for the death of Freddie Gray. Protests are scheduled for Atlanta and New York City on Wednesday.
From the Washington Times:
Law enforcement intelligence officials have put out a warning that someone has sent a text calling on people to kill “all white police officers” in reaction to the death of Freddie Gray while in Baltimore police custody, raising fears violence could spread nationally, according to safety memos obtained by The Washington Times.
Officers are being warned of possible ambushes and urged to change travel patterns and to tone down clothes or emblems that identify them as police.
The Baltimore police department separately put out a press release on Monday saying various gangs, including the Black Guerrilla Family, Bloods and Crips “have entered into a partnership to ‘take out’ law enforcement.”
A memo from the West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center is more specific, saying the gangs’ targets are white officers. Its report quotes another memo from the Eastern Shore Information Center in Salisbury, Md.
“Law enforcement officers are reminded to remain vigilant when conducting traffic stops and in general contact with citizens,” says the West Virginia center, which monitors criminals.
The Eastern Shore center “officer safety bulletin” states that the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office received information from a citizen who received a text with a Chicago area code.
The text said, “Kill all white police officers!! As many as you can!! Bunch of thugs with badges!!”
The Eastern Shore center took the text seriously enough to send out a warning to officers.
The guidance states, “Law enforcement officers are encouraged to remain vigilant when conducting traffic stops or other ‘routine’ contacts with citizens. Officers should be mindful of suspicious calls for service that maybe be conducive of an ambush.”
Enter Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson – both are now in the mix and Sharpton vows to lead a march. Black leaders wish he would just go back home and leave an already tense situation alone.
In the end, the rioters were threatening anyone who was not black. It was as racist as it gets. A race war is brewing and I believe that is exactly what Obama and company want. The Baltimore mayor’s office says there were 144 vehicle fires, 15 structures fires and nearly 200 arrests in the unrest that broke out in the city. There were also arrests and protests in Ferguson, Missouri. More to come definitely.
Mother beats son for participating in Baltimore riots
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
The Associated Press
Baltimore literally exploded in violent protests last night as a few hundred #BlackLivesMatter goons shut down the city for some time. They managed to pen up 36,000 Baltimore Orioles fans within their stadium at Camden Yards as they rampaged through the streets, duking it out with bystanders. It’s being claimed that they originally meant for the protests to be peaceful… right. But people shouldn’t fret… President Barack Obama partied down at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner just 50 miles away while all hell was breaking loose. They must have been celebrating the chaos.
That’s their idea of peaceful? Fans from Bullpen Bar, Pickles Pub and Sliders Bar & Grill didn’t take too kindly to the mayhem and a brawl ensued. These thugs just destroyed things for the hell of it and attacked people because they were white. It’s shameful. Talk about racism – this is raw racism on the other side. They smashed out store windows and looted to their little black heart’s content. This is exactly why Trevor Loudon and I both believe this could be the most violent summer on record – an American Spring is blooming with hatred. You can hear chants of “F*ck the police!” and literally feel the tension in the air.
All this was supposedly due to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, who died from spinal injuries last Sunday after his encounter with the police two weeks ago.
“In a press conference Friday, officials acknowledged Gray should have received medical help at the moment of his arrest, when he was seen by bystanders — and caught on video — howling in apparent pain,” AFP wrote, providing the background of the simmering tensions in the mid-Atlantic port town. “They also revealed that Gray, contrary to police department policy, was not buckled into his seat in the van, which made at least three unexplained stops on its way to the Western District police station. Gray died Sunday with 80 percent of his spine severed at the neck, lawyers for his family have said. His funeral is scheduled for Monday. Six officers have been suspended with pay as the police investigation inches closer to a May 1 deadline to submit findings to a Maryland state prosecutor, who could decide to press charges.”
If true, there is no excuse for how this was handled. But it doesn’t excuse the behavior of the rioters. The whole peaceful protest thing suddenly flashed into a riot, where innocent bystanders were being threatened and brutalized. Then it got even more violent. Beer bottles and cans started to be thrown at fans… cars were smashed… As people looked on, the crowd of protesters stopped a blue station wagon that was carrying a white family as they tried to drive past Pickles, Bullpen and Sliders along a narrow one-way stretch between the bars and the main road. A whole pack of these animals pounded on the car, while blocking it from driving by and standing in front of it. The family was terrified. They backed up to try and flee. They were blocked again and the savages ripped open the passenger door and breached the inside of the vehicle. People, including police officers, just stood and watched. As suddenly as they had attacked the car, the protestors backed off and the people in the car fled the scene with their lives intact thankfully. They were very lucky.
The whole scene morphed into a war zone. Metal barricades were thrown aside and at police. People were yelling at the police, “Why aren’t you doing anything? They’re hurting people! They’re hurting people! They’re violent!” But the police just watched as the crowd got their violence on.
Police helicopters started buzzing the skies around the stadium. As the game was coming to a close, an announcement came over the loudspeaker to the fans that the mayor of Baltimore, due to a public safety emergency outside, had “asked” everyone inside to stay in the stadium and not try to leave. That gentle request was enforced and they were locked behind the gates. At the very last minute, just after 10 pm, the ban was lifted by the mayor and everyone was allowed to leave. But it was a stark reminder of how fast things can change for the worse.
A rally of 2,000 protestors had gathered earlier in the day. The police kept Twittering that they were trying to respect and protect the rights of the protestors. But that didn’t stop the riots, looting and chaos. A wireless store and a 7-Eleven convenience store were looted, according to a CBS Baltimore reporter. At least two people were injured and twelve were arrested. Over 300 police officers were dispatched and there is video of them storming down the streets. Police in riot gear drove the protestors back and around 10 pm they started to disperse. I would wager this is not over by a long shot.
From the Daily Mail:
The University of Maryland, Baltimore, which is north of the stadium, issued a shelter in place warning for students as demonstrations turned violent because of ‘civil disturbances’ in the area.
It advised students and faculty not to come to campus.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake posted on her Twitter account: ‘Thx 2 those who have worked to press for peace during these protests. Concerned about the violence and those who want to destroy our city.’
During a press conference she said that a ‘small group of agitators’ turned the demonstrations violent, according to NBC Baltimore.
Fredericka Gray, the twin sister of Freddie Gray who spoke to the public for the first time, urged demonstrators not to be violent and said ‘Freddie would not want this’.
‘Can ya’ll please, please stop the violence?’ she said.
The funeral for Freddie Gray, who died April 19 after suffering a fatal spinal injury while in police custody, was announced for Monday.
Fredericka Gray, the twin sister of Freddie Gray, said her brother ‘would not want this’
and urged demonstrators to remain peaceful.
These so-called social justice warriors were touting signs with catchy slogans such as ‘Jail Killer Police!’ and ‘Unite Here!’ The protestors marched 2 miles to City Hall, where they invaded the grassy plaza adjacent to the building. One woman took a page from Obama’s race-charged propaganda, saying ‘I looked at my son,’ she said, ‘and thought ”that is my son.’ Dozens of protestors even laid down in the street in an impromptu ‘die-in.’ How very Occupy.
And what would a #BlackLivesMatter protest be without Malik Shabazz of the Black Lawyers for Justice. Yes, that Shabazz… of the New Black Panther Party and the Nation of Islam. Clenched fist in the air, he was there to tout racism full bore.
Malik Shabazz, of the Black Lawyers for Justice, leads protesters outside the Western District Police Station.
A reporter for Russia Today found out the hard way how sideways an interview can go during violent riots:
They knocked her down and stole something from her… thankfully a police officer chased them down and got it back. It could have been much, much worse.
In a spectacle of utter stupidity and craven cowardice, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings thanks ISIS advocates (The Nation of Islam) for their support… No wonder everything is falling apart if this is who we have leading us.
The “Bloods” and “Crips” gangs were there as well, working together with the Nation of Islam. Note the Nation of Islam giving the extended forefinger salute representing allegiance with ISIS.
I’m sure this is far from over… Stay tuned bat fans. This looks like the beginning of a very violent, chaotic summer in which a European and an American Spring both have the potential to ignite, bringing much more violence into our streets and pressure from our government. As it is above, so shall it be below. Top down, bottom up, inside out…