Baltimore Mayor Gave Approval To Rioters?

by Breitbart
April 27, 2015

During a Saturday briefing, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said her city government “gave those who wished to destroy space to do that,” seemingly approving of the rioters who smashed the city’s police vehicles in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray.

Gray, a man with a drug rap sheet arrested on a weapons conviction, suffered a spinal cord injury–perhaps due to rough handling by police–and died on April 19. Reports are inconclusive, however, and the police are not talking.

Rawlings-Blake said:

“I’ve made it very clear that I work with the police, and instructed them to do everything that they could to make sure that the protesters could exercise their right to free speech. It’s a very delicate balancing act…”

42 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • uchsamin says:

    Give a 24 hr notice for all RED BLOODED WHITE AMERICANS TO GET OUT,…then build a fence around the city and lock the gates. Let them kill one another until nonme are left. Then buldoze new earth over tham and start over with a new city.

  • John says:

    These incidents of mob lawlessness are not difficult to predict. I am surprised that businesses do not hire armed security to defend property or sleep overnight and do it themselves. In a court of law it would be self defense since looters would be guilty of forced entry and bodily endangerment.

    1. Mary says:

      Can imagine some of the damaged business owners may decide to relocate to a less risky area. So the community loses (not the rioters) when the jobs and services provided are gone.

  • Marvin says:

    Another incompetent mayor. Has there ever been a competent black Democrat in an office of responsibility? From Denkins of NY to Barry of DC, from Eric Holder to Barrack Obama, they have made themselves look like fools to every halfway intelligent citizen. Their greed and idealology over rides the the good of all the people is their adjunda.

  • treese says:

    “HE SAID SHE SAID” but this is documented incorrectly!! YES, younger idiots are coming out to fight for TRUTH AND JUSTICE for a corrupt system but many outsiders are arriving here to instigate and promote anger!! Being born and raised in Baltimore City, I can honestly say that Baltimore City Police Dept. should of been investigated a long time ago. IT IS A FACT and known to many!! Now, I DO NOT AGREE with these riots and rants. These are not peaceful demonstrations and WE have to come together!! Prove to the world that Baltimore IS a great State to live because it really is…. “Go Ravens” “Go Orioles” gotta luv the birds 😉

    1. tjbbpgobIII says:

      Baltimore is a city, in the state of Maryland.

  • Deborah says:

    This Mayor did not say anything close to what this headline is alluding to. If you watched the news she addressed this very topic and was articulate in explaining how words were taken out of context. It angers me when news does this just to get folks going. She is bright and caring for her city. So where did 1776 Coalition get this information? Don’t they check things out first? Or did they do it to get people fired up?

    1. Johnnyappleseed says:

      Nothing new here, that is the way of the blacks in this country since the narcissist’s in the whitehouse chose to fundamentality change America, in doing so he as set race relations back a 100 years, and not for the better, they now believe in looting, brutalizing whites, stealing, pillaging, rioting, burning, that is all condoned by the current regime.

    2. Johnnyappleseed says:

      I’ve made it very clear that I work with the police, and instructed them to do everything that they could to make sure that the protesters could exercise their right to free speech. It’s a very delicate balancing act because while we tried to make sure they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on, we gave those who wished to destroy space to do that, as well. And we worked very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to deescalate. And that’s what you saw.
      Read the full article:

  • Meaz says:

    Where will Loretta Lynch come down on this, while the Mayor is giving way to rioters, with no regard for the law!!
    She should be removed, or step down after such an ignorant statement!!
    Where is the Governor! Take charge! Mr. Hogan, you should ask for an immediate recall of this idiotic Mayor. Arrest anyone on the street after 9:00pm, no questions!
    The issue is not waht the Police did, it is the fact that the Mayor gave gangs of criminals, open season to loot! They will mask the looting with a demonstration!!
    Lastly, how many of these Looters are from Maryland!!
    Sad, my heart goes out to the real victims, those who voted for this Mayor!!

    1. Bob Kite says:

      It’s no wonder our country is in such a Sad State! What kind of Moronic Voter would elect this total Idiot!

  • podunk1 says:

    The only way to stop lawlessness is SUE THE MAYOR. She’s liable… civil suit with jury determination of unlimited punitive damages… same for any looters or vandals creating damages or aiding &abetting. (SCOTUS – Scheuer v. Rhodes 1974).

    1. Patrick King says:

      Oh yeah, that’s going to “stop lawlessness.” Clog up the courts with another frivolous lawsuit to be decided on political lines. You know who profits from lawsuits? Lawyers and judges and court officials. If you want to stop riots stop the activities that cause people to riot. If you were persecuted you’d riot too… if you had the guts.

      1. David Byrd says:

        Let’s think this through… We HEAR that someone was injured and died. We don’t have the facts. Oh, lets riot (hurt innocent people, property, an elder home burned and people trying to enjoy beautiful Baltimore) BEFORE we KNOW what happened. If there was foul play, let those responsible be held accountable! It is illegal to riot, so how is rioting different than injuring a prisoner? You children are watching…. So if I’m upset over something BEFORE I get the truth I should destroy other peoples property and hurt people. Sad

    2. the redhawk says:

      Can we really Expect that the Same Idiot who gave “permission” for looting and Rioting before she said that she did not say what she said will have any RIOTERS PROSECUTED ??? and Besides this sad incident Illustrate the Incompetence of (D) run Cities by (D) IDIOTS voted in by WELFARE inbred Out of work Uniformed IDIOTs????

      1. Bob Kite says:

        This kind of crap is encouraging these Riots! She should be Jailed for inciting a Riot!

      2. Philip says:

        You got that right. They don’t care about others. They are the ones who are racieist..

  • Larry says:

    Blacks are their own worst enemy. You wonder why the n word won’t go away . Burn my bussiness and your a n word
    Peacefull protest your a person of color drawing attention to a issue .Then you have people like Sharpten pure self importantance and monetary gain.
    I’m not letting whites off either . Burn ,loot and your white trash . Peacefull demonstration your trying to make this better
    The mayor should be recalled for malfeasance and dereliction of duty by ordering the police to stand down.
    Put the hammer down hard at the first sign of violence . Rubber billets tear gas
    Violence should not be tolerated under any circumstances.

    Cvs should shut the doors and tell these thugs you can live in the slum you created,

  • teaman says:

    This just proves once again, people in our Nation, and I don’t care what your color is or what your heritage might be, are becoming more stupid every day! Also, the like of guts! Years ago, these thugs would have been dealt with in a heart beat! Today, everyone involved is just to stupid to know or figure out what to do! Our Nation, at best, is on the verge of Marshall Law directed by the worst and most lawless president we have ever had! At worst, we are speeding toward the biggest civil war this country has ever seen!

    1. Marion Clegg says:

      I have to agree with you. It is not going to be a Civil War provoked by color but by hatred for American and the American people. I have yet been able to figure out why this man was ever allowed to run for President let alone BE president. He has brought people into this country that hate Americans and he knows they will vote for him. I believe we need to be getting after those we “thought” we elected and replace them with people who have some common sense, believe in our Constitution and all it stands for an believe this is a Christian nation but I’m not certain that can be done anymore as we have been infiltrated by too much hate preached by the college professors across America. I just feel sorry for the families that losts love ones that went to war to keep this nation free. For what did they die? Was it in vain? A day will come when that will be answered.

    2. Raymond Ambrozaitis says:

      teaman what a pity you did not actually hear what thge Mayor actually said instead of trusting this site. whcih also believe O’Reilly is honest. Not that it will do any good the Mayor condoned the right to peaceful protest as guaranteed by something called the Constitution. She made it a point to condemn the violence and rioting to the point of becoming near speechless Therefore your support of a lie makes your entire point moot.

      1. Marion Clegg says:

        Raymond, a “peaceful demonstration” is not peaceful when you burn buildings down and don’t even have any concern as to whether there may be innocent people in there. The problem is people do not respect human life in general. No, Baltimore always was a little on the aggressive side but not to the point of destroying cities, buildings, businesses for what? The intent of the Founding Fathers when they put the Constitution together would not use what you call peaceful demonstrations. These were men, most pastors, that would pray with their congregations for peace not go out on the streets and burn buildings or kill people. The Bible tells us to love our enemy ~ do good to those who despitefully use you. This is not doing good to your enemy. People just want to get even no matter what!

      2. A.West says:

        I watched my LOCAL news reporting about the riots in Baltimore. The Mayor stood before the microphone and stated: “The people will be allowed time to express their anger in the manor that helps release tension”. IF THAT IS NOT PUBLIC PERMISSION TO DESTROY other peoples property—WHAT IS??The Police were told by the mayor to ALLOW the riots to happen.

      3. FRED says:

        Why is everyone whom makes a realist common sense answer or comment to one of these disgustingly riots of pure propaganda and the lust for, malice ,unjustified acts of theft or looting their own people, Americans it’s justified to call them TEA PARTIST !!! That’s plain bullshit that all the so-called unjust and undereducated by choice people use to vilify a legitimate problem, that’s why this country in in the hole because of no one taking responsibility for their actions and the law dismissing it as them just being unruly idiots and other than real criminals acting out for personal gain and pleasure then being pardoned by” SCARED POLITICIANS WHOM HIDE BEHIND ALL THIS UNDER PRIVILEGED PEOPLE SHIT” ,call in the Nation Guard and in and call it keeping the law and put these assholes where they belong, take away their benefits of being AMERICAN and set in MARTIAL LAW AFTER DISMISSING ANY CITY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AN SHUT IT DOWN IN THE BEGINNING JAIL THEM AND MAKE THEM PAY FOR THIER OWN DEFENSE NOT OTHER AMERICAN TAXPAYERS !!!

      4. Johnnyappleseed says:

        Raymond read this for yourself, sorry only a picture of the mayor while making the statement.
        Read the full article:

  • Marion Clegg says:

    I cannot understand why on earth a mayor would want to allow a bunch of rioters to burn down a city or even a city block. Is there no pride in that state anymore? Have people no control over their frustrations or anger anymore? Since when are these kinds of things allowed to happen. As a child I was raised in Maryland and yes I always knew you didn’t go down Baltimore Street alone but you didn’t expect these kinds of things to happen. Has everyone lost their minds. What happened to living in peace? Are they going to be proud of what they have done when the smoke clears? There will be a time these people will be judged and not by a mayor!

    1. A.West says:

      The PEOPLE needed to take a stand. The Mayor can not order a property owner to “stand down”. I watched my local news report. THE mayor of Baltimore stand before a microphone and said: “The protesters will be allowed to express their feelings in whatever manner they choose”. If that is NOT direct permission for those thugs to destroy someone’s property; she is trying to sell beachfront property in Arizona. EVERY City run by Blacks has allowed the Black Gangs to take over and run over the TAX payers. The TAX payers should refuse to pay taxes. The Mayor of Baltimore shows discrimination against the residents of the city. The Cities run by these idiots should go bankrupt therefore ENDING the Black criminals a place to destroy. This would hurt the CITY Politician’s $$ for their salaries. THE TAX payers have to make a decision to protest against the City manager’s allowing crime to run the PEOPLE’S CITY.

  • Wild Bill says:

    When will Blacks learn that an injustice by a few does not allow the violence and rioting which seems to always take place after a misdeed!! All this does is cement terrible thoughts about the self control of blacks when there is a miscarriage of justice!! You do not see this happen in the white community (even the poor white community) when they have an injustice done to their community! Only the black community seems to think they can do what ever violence is necessary to “EVEN” the score! Lack of jobs or being poor is never an excuse for violence!!!!
    The Mayor of Baltimore should be impeached for her total disregard for the safety of the people of Baltimore and the firemen and police, not to mention the loss of property!!!!

    1. ydonya says:

      This is the best post I’ve seen. Right on and thanks!!!

  • Gerry says:

    What a catastrophe — another one I should say. This could have been avoided if these libtards would take control of situations instead of asking for it to happen. It is my guess that the mayor was in contact with obama and was told to have the police do NOTHING. I have never seen riot police retreat like they did unless told to. This is absolutely a direct result of obozo’s non actions and his own racist agenda. And now he is sending his right hand trouble- maker sharpton to create more chaos and incite more riots.In my opinion the mayor, governor and police chief handled this situation TOTALLY wrong and should lose their jobs. People’s businesses and lives have been destroyed because of agitators, who have no clue who Fred Gray was, just there to loot burn and riot.

  • I listened to this lying mayor when she condoned the rioting and then denied saying so. She should be removed from office today. Whoever told the police to do nothing should also be removed from their job. I watched for hours and could not believe my eyes. The rioters just did whatever they wanted with no one doing anything to stop them. Now Sharpton is going there today to stir up more trouble. And where is Obama, he is sitting back enjoying the destruction that his kids are doing to destroy America. .

  • says:

    It is funny how things get misrepresented. She said that the police need to allow the people that are peaceful have their moment of protest but not the ones who want to riot or destroy property.

    I will bet that most of the people rioting and looting do not even live in that area and and only looking to steal under the disguise of this issue. Why would you destroy the property and jobs of people who live and work there.

    It is ironic that all the person has to do, who was being arrested, obey the police and none of this would have happened. BUT, how did he die is the BIG question. and was responsible for that death.

    1. swann2001 says:

      Obama and Sharpton have a new business together, it is called Rent a Riot. Whenever there is a perceived miscarriage of justice, doesn’t matter if it is true or not. Obama dispatches his Riot and Looting Czar to burn the place down.

    2. Elana says:

      Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said her city government “gave those who wished to destroy space to do that,” The first inital statement from her mouth!!! If what she said is not what she meant to say then she needs to admit to error. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is arrogant and incompetent.

      1. ydonya says:

        She thinks she is a cute little princess. She is not ready (ever) for the job of mayor.

    3. Elana says:

      Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said her city government “gave those who wished to destroy space to do that,” That was her first statement. But she is too arrogant and incompetent to admit her error!!!

      Read more at 1776 Coalition:

  • the redhawk says:

    This mayor should be jailed for INCITING rioting… What a Moron!! But in typical Lying Politico Libmoron she now claims that what she said was never said… Must be getting advice from Holder and the Clintons.
    But to really get things in the Crapper… Al Sharpton is Going there!!! Oh yeah… That will really END Baltimore!!!

  • James Maxwell says:

    Peaceful protest against injustice I can understand, looting, rioting, burning
    will get you killed dead on the spot if you attempt to do so to my home or
    place of business. I will defend my home and my family if the police
    fail to do so by any means necessary. This was a willful act of civil
    disopediance by those with criminal actions on their mind. They have
    seen it done in other cities with no reaction or punishment by the
    police. From the riots in Washington D.C,, Detroit and so many other
    places over the past years that it is time to put a stop to it once and for
    all. You may protest in peace and get your point home but willful destruction
    of private property or public for that matter will result in strong determined
    and forceful action by the police and if need be the National Guard.
    We have let the Criminal take our streets and the thugs run with them along
    with those idiots who are followers and in many cased in the excitement of
    the moment. But that does not now and never will justify their actions.

  • debi says:

    Did you see the film of the Mother grabbing her son and “smacking” on him? I am surprised the mayor didn’t tell police to find her and arrest her for cruelty to children! For her to state give them space so they can riot, then allow them to loot and burn a CVS Pharmacy and other expensive buildings is unthinkable. The older I get the less I understand about the state of this country!

    1. the redhawk says:

      Well to quote Mellon Head Cummings … It could have been worse… Those People came from Out of town…. REALLY?? And How did he KNOW??/ id he Consult with Sharpton and JACK A SSON, Holder or Lynch???

  • william says:

    This is the failure of the policies of the democraps. These are the words of the Chief of Police as told to Shepard Smith yesterday. Remember they never rebuilt Detroit after the riots in ’67!!!

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