Baltimore: Whatever Happened to Martin Luther King?

The tactics of Martin Luther King appear to have been completely forgotten.

“Protestor #1” – Yo, did you hear what they did to Freddie Gray?!? That ain’t right! Police can’t treat us like no animals.

“Protestor #2” – That’s right… let’s go act like animals.

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Oh, how the nation misses Martin Luther King, Jr!

Dr. King never gave an excuse, nor tolerated violence in seeking to right the wrongs of America. He would not have stood alongside the President, our past Attorney General, or the loony mayor of Baltimore who somehow believe reactions like this are justified.

[See also, “MLK: ‘Be the Best Street Sweeper You Can Be’]

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From USA Today: “Baltimore police, protesters clash; 15 officers hurt

Rioters in Baltimore hurled rocks at police, destroyed patrol cars and looted and burned stores as demonstrations over the death of a black man in police custody turned violent Monday.

Police said 15 officers were injured and two remained hospitalized Monday evening. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in the city and activated the National Guard to assist city and state police, calling it a “last resort” to restore order.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the rioters “thugs” and said the city was imposing a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew starting Tuesday. She said she asked Hogan to send in the Guard.

“We are deploying every resource possible to gain control of the situation and ensure peace moving forward,” she said.

I’m sorry, you want to overcome the idiotic stereotypes… you want to have police treat you like a civilized human… then ACT WITH CIVILITY! These acts of criminality are feeding right into those who are mindlessly racist—one mindless group stoking the fires of another.

Sad, just sad.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

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