I hope you all have enjoyed this warm weekend! Hopefully yours was not plagued with heavy rainfall, like mine was. A friend of mine shared this article with me a day or so ago, and after reading it (and doing a little digging as well,) I thought it would be appropriate to share with you all. Now, we’ve all heard the old adage about history repeating itself, and the recent events in our town may lead one to believe that perhaps we’re witnessing that very phenomenon now. I suppose time will tell, but in the meantime, enjoy the read, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!
Originally Posted on AmericanThinker.com:
“We are part of the problem[.] … Now we have to change.” So declared Anthony Batts, the African-American police chief of Baltimore, at a press conference on May 6, 2015. The man in charge of this minority-majority department since September 2012 denounced his officers, impugned their integrity, and undercut their mission.
No statement of outrage was issued over the injuries to at least 130 of his officers during the recent riots. Not an apology was uttered to those business owners who lost everything to looters while the police department failed to respond to calls for help yet tweeted real-time riot information. Not a word of explanation or remorse was spoken for his dereliction of duty in obeying a stand-down order allegedly issued by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the woman who hired him. Not a word of anguish was stated for the population that was terrorized on his watch, or the senior citizens whose brand new $16-million center was burned to the ground. Not a word of praise was mentioned for the brave firefighters who battled both hostile thugs and life-threatening blazes with deliberately sabotaged equipment.
While Batts had no time for any of these appropriate and expectable statements, he found just enough time on May 6, 2015 to express sympathy for the rioters’ righteous rebellion against the tyranny of his own police force.