For those of you who don't know, a man named Freddie Gray died of a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody. This has caused an outrage within the local community and caused uncontrollable extremely dangerous protests. The worst of the protests happened this past weekend and I really do hope that was the worst. There are pictures and videos of some of it all over social media. People are swarming the streets not allowing people to drive. They are throwing things at cops and other people. I've seen videos of people smashing people's car windows, smashing front windows of stores and urging people to steal things from inside, and crowds ganging up on individuals and beating them. They are doing this to innocent people- civilians and police officers.
It truly breaks my heart. In another video I saw someone simply trying to turn at a streetlight because people blocked them from driving straight forward. Then when they turned their blinker on and tried to escape this mess, people stood in front of and around the car and sat on the hood. When the person put their vehicle into reverse to get away, people ran after the vehicle kicking it.
What is wrong with people? How is flooding the streets to prevent people from driving, damaging vehicles, damaging and robbing stores, and physically assaulting people going to get justice for someone? There is an investigation going on and the police officers involved have been suspended. Until the investigation is over, how is this helping at all? It's not like there isn't an investigation happening at all. All I can think about are the victims that have been subjected to this horrific "event" and any children that were hurt during this. I pray that everyone is ok and that this is going to stop.
This behavior is not acceptable. This needs to stop.