Baltimore riots: Peace replaces violence on the streets - CNN.com
As I have been saying all along, these two issues exist parallel to each other. The violence and rioting are simply unjustified. However, even if that is the case, the majority of the protesters are indeed justified in their outrage at the current situation. Hopefully, some discussion can be had on the issue. I doubt it though. We'll simply move on to discussing whether the police or the suspect are to blame for the guy with the broken neck and nothing will ever change, until the next round. Some 2,000 National Guardsmen and more than 1,000 police officers from Maryland and neighboring states will be in the streets of Baltimore on Tuesday night, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said. "This combined force will not tolerate violence or looting, which has led to the destruction of property and put innocent Marylanders at risk." "It's clear that what we have to do is change the culture within the Baltimore Police Department," Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said Tuesday. The process has been underway for more than two years, but there is more to do, he said.
Monday night's riots in Baltimore were a rough time, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said, but the response Tuesday shows that residents want to reclaim, repair and heal the city.