Just a few thoughts and comments on the events here of late.
The turmoil has been thankly brief and very limited in scope, if Baltimore has 100 neighborhoods then perhaps 5 were directly affected. Although all of the city felt sad over all of this.
I’m pretty pissed at the media, with their headlines of “Baltimore in Chaos” and the like. They really like to blow things out of proportion, a building burns and they show it over and over until you think it’s happening everywhere.
I’ve had friends calling in from all over the US and Europe asking me if I’m ok.
I’d be wondering that too from the media bs coverage. Yellow Journalism.
I drove through the city the day of the riot and the day after and aside from more cops I did’nt see any disturbances.
Now the national guard is here and mostly standing around chatting with passersby.
City Hall yesterday was crazy, Humvees, Armored vehicles, Cops, Guardsmen and women and news crews galore.
After the riot and the looted burned CVS store a lot of people from that neighborhood and others came to start cleaning up. Very heartening to see.
And there have been more marches and demonstrations in the following days with some arrests for disorderly conduct but mostly peaceful.
Theres a lot of debate going on here and across the country and I think thats a very healthy thing. We have a lot we have to change and work on in the US.
This has been a setback for my city but I’m also hopeful we can make some changes and that everything is not forgotten in 2 weeks.
All for now…