There is a lot of pent up anger in minority communities now.
Courtesy of MSN:
Seven Baltimore police officers were injured on Monday as rioters
threw bricks, broke windows, looted businesses and burned patrol cars in
violent protests following the funeral of a black man who died after he
was injured in police custody.
The riots broke out just a few blocks from the site of the funeral of
25-year-old Freddie Gray in northwest Baltimore and then spread through
other parts of the city in the most violent demonstrations since
looting in Ferguson, Missouri, last year.
Television images showed mobs of rioters jumping on top of a police
car, destroying a taxi and setting two other patrol cars on fire after
teenaged crowds ignored calls to disperse and clashed with lines of
hundreds of police. Gangs had threatened to target police officers,
local law enforcement said.
I have been watching this unfold for the last hour or so now, and it is
really frustrating to see these young people reinforce everything that
the conservatives want Americans to believe about this community.
They have been destroying property, burning police cars, and robbing stores like common thugs.
From what I am hearing these rioters are quite young, 14, 15, and 16
years old and they are clearly very angry. So angry in fact that they
are refusing to listen to more mature voices asking them to stop.