Baltimore, MD -(Ammoland.com)- Facing a weekend of protests against the mysterious police-related death of resident Freddie Gray, it is logical that Baltimore authorities would be on edge.
What no one expected is what Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D – MD) admitted in a press conference on Sunday: that she asked the Baltimore Police Department to “give those who wished to destroy space to do that.”
“We work very hard to keep that balance [between free speech and destructive elements], and to put ourselves in the best position to de-escalate,” she said.
Hear it for yourself around time stamp 7:59.
Looks like she got her wish as at the time of this reporting downtown storefronts were smashed and looted, police cars were burned and a massive fire was raging in downtown. Baltimore as State police and National Guard were taking over for outnumbered Baltimore PD.
To bad citizen of Maryland have had the very tools they now need for self defense made illegal under recent changes to Maryland gun laws.