Tuesday, April 28, 2015

(Not So) Good Morning, Baltimore.

 

It is so sad to see how individuals take their angst out these days. It just not make a whole lot of sense to me.

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I do not usually use this platform for political purposes, for I certainly do not consider myself very political at all. But, wrong is wrong.

I do not think I will ever be wise enough to understand how looting, setting fires, and violence can help anything. We are in America, right?

Prayers for Baltimore, y’all!

25 comments:

  1. Well said! I couldn't agree more.

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  2. I agree! Lately it seems that we're seeing more and more of this on the news. I feel like we're living back in the 60's again with the racial tension going on.

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  3. Great post...may I use the photo for my blog?
    xo bj

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  4. I agree 100%!! Its so sad to see this happening.

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  5. Absolutely ridiculous. did you see the video of the mom dragging her son OUT of the riot?! I want to buy her dinner or something.

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  6. Amen! Most of those rioting are doing it for the sheer crowd mentality. They throw a rock because their friend did it and don't understand that to the rest of the country they look like animals, destroying their own neighborhoods.

    Did you see the Mother who yanked her son out of the crowd and gave him "what for?" Awesome!

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  7. I agree with you completely!

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  8. I couldn't agree more, Ron.

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  9. Right on! United we stand, divided we fall.

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  10. So well said...I couldn't agree with you more!!

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  11. It is so sad that this is happening in our country! Unfortunately, no one has any respect for one another or someone's property! Mob/thug mentality is right; it only takes one to start it before a mob joins in. People hurt, businesses looted, so many things destroyed, fires started - now, just what has been accomplished in this "protest"?

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  12. Indeed!
    Cindy
    www.edithandevelynvintage.com

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  13. Thank you for posting this. You are so right.

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  14. The scene with the mother chasing her son is heartbreaking. It's hard to imagine how horrified and shocked I would be if my son or daughter were involved in a riot.

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  15. My husband is from Baltimore and I have been going there for over 40 years. Montgomery Ward used to have a store in that area and there was also a Sears store there. They had a lot of problems there and finally moved out. Because of a small minority, these neighborhoods never recover. Baltimore depends on a large tourist economy because of the Harbor, Science Museum, etc. I think it will suffer a great deal more before this is over.

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  16. I agree! I grew up in Baltimore County and my father is a retired Baltimore City police officer. He was an officer back when it was consider a honorable career. I was so proud of him and made him come in for show and tell every chance I could-he hated it! I agree that everyone has a right to protest but destroying the city is not the way to get your point across. The shop owners and residents are paying a great price because of it. Houses, cars and property damage...it is very sad. My hometown now, Annapolis, is only 30 minutes from Baltimore. My husband works in Baltimore and we enjoy going to baseball and football games, great museums and restaurants. I am sure the next few days, weeks will be difficult. Prayers for Baltimore...they will need it.

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  17. Ron, this makes no sense. All they're doing is destroying their own neighborhoods and putting friends,neighbors and family out of jobs by burning local businesses. Just so devastating.

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  18. I agree that wanton destruction is not a protest. I also felt a jolt when I heard about Freddie Gray's death, from what seems to be neglectful treatment. (and I am always for the police in their dangerous job) If I was a parent of a black child I would be terrified for their safety.

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  19. To me the saddest part is that the original incident that happened gets lost...it all becomes about riots and looting and other tragedies that are a result of those and nothing gets solved or changed in any positive way...which makes everyone lose in the end.

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  20. I would never condone this type of behavior which, as some have mentioned, just becomes a mob mentality; however, that said, it makes just a smidgen more sense to me than these riots:

    http://www.alternet.org/11-stupid-reasons-white-people-have-rioted

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  21. None of us would ever condone this behavior, which, as others have said, simply becomes nothing more than a mob mentality. It does, however, make just a smidgen more sense than these riots in our country's history:

    http://www.alternet.org/11-stupid-reasons-white-people-have-rioted

    And these folks make much more sense:

    http://qz.com/394232/photos-baltimore-citizens-protecting-police/

    Thanks for the opportunity to post on your great blog!

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