The “Good Morning Baltimore” Riots (Video) – Baltimore Mayor: ‘we gave them space to destroy’

Rioting video set to music from “Hairspray”….


April 27, 2015 | Dylan Beyers

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake blamed the media for blatantly mischaracterizing her words on Monday after she was quoted saying that the city’s police department should “give those who wished to destroy space to do that.”

In a press conference Monday night, Rawlings-Blake blamed the media for portraying her remark as an attempt to incite violence, which she said was not the case. The press conference came amid heavy violence, rioting and looting in the streets of Baltimore in response to the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died of a spinal injury after being detained by the police.

“The very blatant mischaracterization of my words was not helpful today,” Rawlings-Blake told one reporter who asked if she thought her words encouraged the violence. “I was asked a question about the property damage that was done. In answering that question I made it very clear that we balance a very fine line between giving peaceful protesters a space to protest. What I said is, in doing so, people can hijack that and use that space for bad. I did not say that we were accepting of that. I did not say that we were passive to it. I was just explaining how property damage can happen during a peaceful protest.”
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Baltimore Mayors clearly stated: ‘We gave them space to destroy’… now blames the media.

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