I just went to Google and searched for images that match “Baltimore.”
Now I limited the search to images from the last 24 hours.
I am watching the video from Baltimore and crying. I understand the frustration unequal justice and law enforcement gone amuck delivers to black and other minority communities. Violence is a symptom, a last resort when people feel they have no other voice.
Rioting and destruction is not the way to change things. It never has been. Newark, Detroit, Los Angeles and other cities did not benefit from rioting in their cities. The primarily black neighborhoods where the riots took place suffered greatly after-the-fact.
As a nation we have allowed the problems which led to today’s inexcusable acts get out-of-control. I wish I knew how to turn it around.
I do know the answer is neither denying the problem exists nor violence.
We as a nation should be better than this. Today we are not. That’s why I’m crying.