The city of Baltimore has officially lost it.
First, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the most idiotic, dangerous thing any mayor of any city could ever say:
“It’s a very delicate balancing act because while we try to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well, and we work very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to de-escalate.”
Giving permission for thugs to destroy the city she’s supposed to keep safe. Good job, Mayor Rawlings-Blake.
Of course, I can call the rioters “thugs”–but it turns, the Baltimore City Council got in trouble for that word.
As Baltimore burns, Baltimore City Council President Jack Young took to address apparently the most important thing on his desk: apologizing for calling rioters “thugs.”
He instead called those responsible for the shocking violence “misdirected.”
Keep in mind these “misdirected” rioters have torched 15 buildings and hundreds of cars, and attacked more than 15 police officers. Their pictures could be in Webster’s Dictionary under the word “thug.”
“We are all Baltimoreans,” Young added.
I’m sure all Baltimoreans will sleep a little better tonight knowing that their mayor is helping give rioters “space to destroy” and that their city council president is primarily concerned with not hurting rioters’ feelings.