This is a really worthy (and helpfully linkful!) blog post from a friend-of-a-friend who lives in the Baltimore area. If you read it be sure to scroll down to see the main body of the post!
Here are a few of my favorite snippets:
Out of town reporters will try to survey the damage tomorrow not realizing how many burned/damaged bldgs already existed in these n’hoods
— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) April 28, 2015
(I am always painfully, bleakly amused that the same people condemning gang activity are often the same people arguing for a libertarian utopia of stateless self-policing. That’s what gangs are...)
The thing about last night’s riots is that even the cops think it was the cops’ fault.
The thing about Baltimore is that last night’s riots became this morning’s cleanup became this afternoon’s block party
This is, quite literally, about Push coming to Shove.
But that does not mean the ordinary folks aren’t taking responsibility for the results of their actions. On the contrary, the only group who seems to be avoiding that so far is the police.