I thought the first duty of government is to protect its citizens and their property.
But on Sunday Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told reporters that city officials gave the Baltimore rioters “space” to destroy property:
“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. And we work very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to deescalate, and that’s what you saw.”
There is no question in my mind that the Democrat mayor of Baltimore gave oxygen to the anarchists, communists, socialists, thugs, and gangsters who are determined to undermine civil society in America. They do this by seizing on every opportunity to exploit racial tensions and hatred of police. They are the Occupy Wall Street movement who are an organic outgrowth of the poisonous social justice ideology, which is, at the core, a revolution against free enterprise.
And of course, we have the usual racialist shake-down scammers like Obama’s BFF Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson are on hand to fan the flames of unrest.
Meanwhile, scores of policemen have been injured, and the city of Baltimore is burning.