Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Martial law in Baltimore

Acts of violence and destruction won't be tolerated - Maryland gov.



RT,
18 April, 2015

Acts of violence and destruction will not be tolerated in Baltimore City, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said as he announced a state of emergency after riots broke out in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.


Hogan said the riot "put innocent Marylanders at significant risk” and that the deployment of the National Guard is a "last resort" to restore order to the city.

"People have the right to protest and express their frustrations, but Baltimore city families deserve peace and safety in their communities," he added. "Destructive acts cannot and will not be tolerated."

Earlier in the day, Hogan declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to help handle the unrest in Baltimore. The situation escalated dramatically on Monday after a group of school-age kids gathered at Mondawmin Mall and began throwing rocks at law enforcement. Officers responded with mace and pepper spray, but the young people involved then moved to set at least two vehicles on fire, as well as a local pharmacy.


Prior to the governor's statement, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake declared a curfew will be implemented beginning Tuesday night and will last for one week. All adults and minors, outside of emergency situations, will need to be off the streets from 10pm to 5 am.

She also called the rioters "thugs" several times and said it was "idotic" to think that destroying the city would lead to improvements in anyone's life.

Too many people have spent generations building up this city for it to be destroyed by thugs," she said.

Rawlings-Blake also differentiated between those destroying property and causing injury from those who took to the streets without violence last week.

It is very clear there is a difference between what we saw over the past week with the peaceful protests… and the thugs who only want to incite violence and destroy our city,"she said.




Tensions between law enforcement and the community have risen since the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who was arrested earlier this month after running away from police. He suffered a severe spine injury while in police custody and slipped into a coma upon being hospitalized. Gray died one week later.

Local police have acknowledged that officers should have sought medical attention for Gray at the point of apprehension and that they failed to offer timely assistance multiple times. They also did not secure him with a seatbelt in the police wagon, which is against department policy.

Both local and federal law enforcement are investigating the incident.

DETAILS TO FOLLOW




Our cameraman Duane got jumped by looters and his XD Cam stolen. Been one of those days.




BUSTED! Crisis Actor Caught Staging "Victim" Scenes at Freddy Gray Protests In Baltimore


. This is the guy who cut the fire hoses on camera:




These actions by the Mayor allowed violent thugs to descend on the city; looting, robbing and attacking innocent people on the streets.

Numerous storefronts and vehicles were damaged; a number of innocent citizens were robbed, and many were injured after being attacked by violent criminals who were allowed to run amok throughout the city.

This is a Serious Threat to the Public’s safety; One people need to Prepare for!

A number of people asked me why I cover these types of stories; the more ignorant ones accuse me of somehow pushing an agenda. The fact is, the only people pushing an agenda are the cowards who use social injustice as an excuse to commit crimes and terrorize the public.

As we’ve seen over the last year, these events are very real and they are growing with regularity.

My number one reason for covering these types of events is to help people prepare. We live in a world where this type of behavior is increasingly being not only tolerated, but promoted by those in power. This is a threat that is not going to go away anytime soon, and I’m afraid we are only seeing the beginnings of the social unrest that’s about to hit this country.

When I first wrote my book, The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World, many asked me why I devoted so much of the book to surviving things like criminals attacks, active shooter situations, and social unrest; I believe these current events highlight exactly why I did so, and exactly why people need to take these threats seriously.




This is a Serious Threat to the Public’s safety; One people need to Prepare for!

A number of people asked me why I cover these types of stories; the more ignorant ones accuse me of somehow pushing an agenda. The fact is, the only people pushing an agenda are the cowards who use social injustice as an excuse to commit crimes and terrorize the public.

As we’ve seen over the last year, these events are very real and they are growing with regularity.

My number one reason for covering these types of events is to help people prepare. We live in a world where this type of behavior is increasingly being not only tolerated, but promoted by those in power. This is a threat that is not going to go away anytime soon, and I’m afraid we are only seeing the beginnings of the social unrest that’s about to hit this country.


When I first wrote my book, The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World, many asked me why I devoted so much of the book to surviving things like criminals attacks, active shooter situations, and social unrest; I believe these current events highlight exactly why I did so, and exactly why people need to take these threats seriously.


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