“U-um…” Polaris spoke in a shy and gentle tone as she looked up at the raven. “Can you help me, mister? I’m a bit lost.” It was her first time stepping into the city, as the bus had dropped her somewhere rather unknown. “Where am I exactly?”
Alright I can’t take this anymore. Hello, I want to clear up some misinformation about what is happening in Baltimore city right now. I am just going to tell you my story since you know…I live here. So it all started out with a very nice and peaceful protest for justice for Freddie Gray on Saturday 4/25/15:
my teachers and friends told me about how nice and great it was. There was a bit of rioting but it was very minor and didn’t represent the protest AT ALL!
The above pictures are FALSE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CURRENT SITUATION PEOPLE. The walkout was on Friday 4/24/15 and was SUCCESSFUL! 4/27/15 was not the date of the walkout, in fact schools were let out early because of threats of riots and school shootings. City schools told us to leave and go home IMMEDIATELY. THE MTA (city bus) WAS STILL OPERATING UNTIL 5 PM. LET ME REMIND YOU THAT SCHOOL ENDED TWO HOURS BEFORE. The riots were already there, the police aren’t just going to see a bunch of highschool kids “””protesting””” and gas them. I mean their children go to these schools too. Baltimore is family, everyone knows everyone.
So here’s what happened to me. My school was evacuated and we were told to go home IMMEDIATELY AND TO STAY AWAY FROM DOWNTOWN BECAUSE OF THESE RIOTS. It was very dangerous just getting home. not because of the cops, but because of the rioters. The rioters are not trying to get justice for Freddie Gray at all, instead they’re using his name as an excuse to loot and set fire to their own community. Freddie Gray’s family have explicitly stated that they DO NOT WANT THIS!!! THIS IS NOT WHAT THEY WANT. they liked the peaceful protest however the rioting is RIDICULOUS.
The kids who are in this mess don’t even know what theyre doing they just want to have a thrill.
peaceful protesting does not equal PURGE (stage of anarchy) also no where does it say that its for Freddie Gray. LIKE I SAID THEYRE USING HIM AS AN EXCUSE. THEYRE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION. THE POLICE HAVE NOT KILLED OR INJURED ANY OF THESE RIOTERS HOWEVER THE RIOTERS HAVE INJURED MANY CIVILIANS AND COPS.
Lets get to the looting. So these rioters think that looting businesses and pharmacies and malls is helping. Well no, not really. The rioters are just looting doritos, sodas, they even stole toilet paper and napkins and spread them across the street and set it on fire in front of your local cvs.
they also caused destruction to not only police cars
but aslo CIVILIAN CARS
this is just the beginning though.
The reasons for the barricades was because the police were trying to block the rioters from going into communities where people live, and yes they gassed them but it wasnt severe they were only trying to break up the riots WHICH IS PRETTY FUCKING JUSTIFIABLE SINCE THE RIOTERS WERE SCARING THEIR OWN COMMUNITY.
the rioters set fire to THE CITY
THIS FIRE ALSO ENGULFED INNOCENT PEOPLE’S HOMES AND IS NOW ON FEDERAL STREET. OUR FIREFIGHTERS ARE STILL TRYING TO PUT IT OUT.
Because that’s what baltimore citizens want right? they want fire and destruction to their own city. I love how everyone who doesn’t live here is basically justifying these riots with “white sport riots” like as if those white people didnt get arrested. these guys arent trying to make baltimore safer for us living here. theyre setting our city on fire. YES THIS IS GREAT. THANKS TUMBLR FOR ENCOURAGING THIS. THIS DOESNST EVEN HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH FREDDIE GRAY CASE ANYMORE. THESE PEOPLE ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION. AND JUST FUCKING SHIT UP FOR ALL OF US. WANT TO KNOW HOW BALTIMORE CITIZENS FEEL?
THATS HOW WE FEEL.
DONT LET OUR VOICES BE UNHEARD. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BY OUR COMMUNITY. NO RIOT IS. IF THESE RIOTERS DONT STOP THEY MIGHT GET SERIOUSLY INJURED OR EVEN KILLED BECAUSE NOW THE NATIONAL GUARD IS INVOLVED.
BALTIMORE NOW HAS A CURFEW FOR THIS WEEK
MUST BE IN HOMES WHEN ITS 10pm-5am
PLEASE TRY TO UNDERSTAND OUR SITUATION. PLEASE TRY TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS NOT WHAT FREDDIE GRAYS FAMILY WANTS. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT PEOPLE’S HOMES, BUSINESSES, CARS, NEIGHBORHOODS WERE DESTROYED BY FIRE. THAT IS IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM JUSTIFIABLE. THESE RIOTS ARE ONLY DESTROYING MY HOME PLEASE DONT SPREAD FALSE INFORMATION ABOUT WHATS GOING ON UNLESS YOU HAVE A SOURCE OR YOU ACTUALLY FUCKING LIVE HERE AND UNDERSTAND WHATWERE GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW