Accuracy in Media

Protesters continued Saturday’s brief rampage yesterday, with violence, fires and looting going late into the night. They were protesting the death of Freddie Gray, who was arrested and placed in police custody, only to die hours later after a fatal spinal injury that has yet to be explained. So, protesters turned to looting a local CVS:

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And lighting cars and police cars on fire:

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To make matters worse, they used projectiles like these to throw at reporters and cops:

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At least 7 cops were injured and hospitalized due to the violence:

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Then, the “protesters” went and started to loot cash check stores:tweet cash check store looted

Freddie Gray’s cousin talked to Baltimore Sun reporter and said that the riots are not the way to go:

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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake did not contact Maryland Governor Larry Hogan for a couple hours to send the National Guard in:

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Once notified, Governor Hogan declared a state of emergency and mobilized the National Guard to go into Baltimore:

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The local professional baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles, ended up canceling their game:

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Johns Hopkins, a university in Baltimore city limits, had to shut down as four of the “protesters” entered campus grounds:

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Sadly, an almost-complete senior center caught fire in Baltimore, devastating the local community. It was not clear whether the fire started as a result of rioters or not.

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visited the injured police officers and tweeted his support for them:

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This morning, local Baltimore residents began to clean up the city and the debris left behind by the rioters:

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Let’s hope the rioting has ended and peace restored to Baltimore.

 

 





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