Baltimore Police Arrest 35, 6 Officers Injured in Protest

Yvonne Wenger and Colin Campbell, Baltimore Sun, April 27, 2015

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and a coalition of two dozen interdenominational leaders issued a “call for peace” Sunday after 35 people were arrested and six police officers were injured in protests over the death of Freddie Gray.

The Police Department in the afternoon released a list of the names of the 31 adults arrested, omitting those of the four juveniles.

Despite police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts’ insistence that a minority of out-of-town instigators caused the violence, online court records Sunday showed that only three of those arrested during Saturday’s protests were from outside Maryland.

“While the vast majority of arrests reflect local residency, the total number of arrests does not account for every incident of criminal activity,” police said. “The Baltimore Police Department believes that outside agitators continue to be the instigators behind acts of violence and destruction.”

Rawings-Blake said “outside forces” took advantage of the community’s pain to incite violence. The out-of-towners’ presence was “reflected more than just in the arrest numbers but what we saw on the streets,” the mayor said.

“Many people who weren’t from our community were, in essence, trying to hijack the very raw emotions of some of those who live in Baltimore and were expressing anger over the death of Mr. Gray,” she said. “People from the outside were inciting some of the ‘shut this city down’ sort of messaging, and then just left.”

Multiple storefronts were vandalized and several police vehicles were damaged, police said. Other property damage was reported, but police did not immediately provide further information.


[Editor’s Note: The videos below are from the weekend’s proceedings.]

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  • Despite police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts’ insistence that a minority of out-of-town instigators caused the violence, online court records Sunday showed that only three of those arrested during Saturday’s protests were from outside Maryland.

    But but but, they said it was all the fault of out of town agitators. As if all the blacks of Baltimore are pure saints.

    We heard that same excuse trucked out with Ferguson. Only then, it might have been technically true, because some Ferguson protesters came all the way from Jennings.

    • DonReynolds

      I wish we could watch the mad dash by the professional protesters (committed communists and black militants) driving through Kentucky and all of Virginia to get to Baltimore just in time. Put out the spike strips, just before the big curve in the road. Sheriff’s deputies in rural counties know how to do that.

    • a1781054

      It may be true that they (the more vile protesters) were from out of town. Blacks from out of town, that is.

    • Duke56

      Batts has a long record of blaming outside agitators,and also letting riots proceed. See the Oscar Grant “protests” and the “Occupy” shenanigans in Oakland a couple of years ago. Batts presided as commissioner over those, too.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Outside agitators” – “Inside Agitators.”

    Who cares? They’re all the same – black

  • Atheist Realist

    i’ve wondered what causes some L.E. cases to explode into a riot while others haven’t really been a big deal (Charleston, Tulsa, Madison)

  • Chip Carver

    If the people were law abiding, outside agitators wouldn’t be able to get them worked up.

    The fact is that no outside agitators are needed in the physical sense. The usual suspects in the media take care of doing the agitating, helping these people do what comes naturally.

  • Outside agitators, i.e., Klansmen in blackface.

    • Anglokraut

      That’s it! You cracked the case!

      • thegodsofeden

        Or is that “crackered” the case?

        • TrueNorthFree

          I’m cracking up!

          • thegodsofeden

            Had a person ask me why white people smell like cheese. Told them cause it goes great with crackers!

    • thegodsofeden

      My god, it’s all so clear now! Thank you for helping me identify that gnawing feeling in the pit of my stomach.

  • Luca

    Doesn’t matter if some out-of-town professional agitators started this stuff. Black mob mentality takes over. Monkey see, monkey do.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      One of the sponsors of the march was the Nation of Islam -only it was spelled “National of Islam” on their posters.

    • Dale McNamee

      Please don’t insult monkeys ! /sarc

      These moronic creatures are sub-animals…

      • Light from the East

        Yeah, monkeys are even less harmful to human civilization. And I have seen a monkey in China way more handsome than those blacks. Google “帅 猴子” for image.

  • JohnEngelman

    Jared Taylor referred to the black propensity to riot and loot with every opportunity as “Africa in our midst.”

    • dd121

      I refer to them as the poison pill of our civilization.

    • Dale McNamee

      Not all Africans… In fact, they DESPISE American blacks !

      We have African friends who go as far to keep themselves and their children away from them…

      • JohnEngelman

        Once with no prompting from me a taxi drive from Uganda told me which neighborhoods in the Washington, DC area he felt safe working in, and in which he did not feel safe. Without exception the safe neighborhoods were white. The dangerous neighborhoods were black.

        • TrueNorthFree

          Good lord.
          But of course when a black man from Uganda says that, it is not “racist”

        • Ograf

          Imagine that coincidence !

          • JohnEngelman

            I have found that immigrants are usually more hostile to American Negroes than are whites who were born in the United States. Immigrants see American Negroes up close, so they know what so many of them are like. Immigrants do not feel guilty about the situation most American Negroes are in.

      • newscomments70

        I remember watching local TV in Turcs and Caicos (mostly black Carribean nation). There was a public service announcement, “Do not hate on American Blacks, we are all black brothers and sisters”. A local, young, black female stated, “I was told to avoid American blacks on my next trip to the US. That is wrong though. We should stop saying that.”

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    They’re upset over violence…so they show their disapproval with…more violence!

    That’s black “reasoning” for you.

    Oh well, I guess it adds a little excitement to their dull, uneventful lives.

    • listenupbub

      It’s an IQ thing.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    It’s only April so riot season is just warming up.

    Yesterday, law-abiding citizens were held against their will in Camden yards after the game was over so lawless, violent thugs could destroy Baltimore.

    The question I have is this: If Baltimore is burned to the ground – how will anyone know??

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      As long as there are two bricks standing on top of one another, the job of burning and marauding blacks won’t be finished!!

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        How are they supposed to resist all the bling that is placed in front of them?

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    • Spaniard in LA

      I wish they would try something like this outside of Dodgers stadium.

    • Detroit South.

    • AmericanRemnant

      “Riot Season” !!! Americana’s newest pastime.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Excuses, excuses.

    • TrueNorthFree

      LOL – rioting and pillaging is such good clean family fun, and a wonderful way to get some exercise!

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Baltimore….Charm City!!

    If this doesn’t stop, I will be forced to cancel my family’s summer vacation plans to visit Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Camden Yards.

    What does Bruce Jenner have to say about this?

    Oh wait…wrong story.

    • Anglokraut

      The Preakness is in three weeks, and I’m waiting to see how far this goes.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        6:20 p.m.:

        After consulting with police, the Baltimore Orioles have postponed their game against the Chicago White Sox scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Monday.

        The Orioles will be lucky if any White fan returns to Camden Yards.

        I don’t know about you, but I don’t care to be locked inside a stadium while rioting and looting is going on outside.

        I like getting home in one piece.

      • Ograf

        Horses are raciss

    • listenupbub

      I’ve been to Camden Yards. It is a really awesome place. But the Harbor and Camden Yards truly are near the ghetto, and it is the kind of ghetto that you just can’t ignore. It is disgusting, Cleveland-level stuff.

      • John Smith

        Worse than Cleveland, IMO. I was in Baltimore once and I remember the terrible brick tenement buildings that looked like they were 19th C. with the negroes loitering about outside in the heat.

        • ElComadreja

          It was like that in the early 60’s.

      • InAFreeCountry

        Me and some friends spent the weekend in Baltimore several years ago mostly to watch a couple of baseball games and go bar hopping. I was in charge of booking the rooms. I got a place that was a little cheaper, it was only 6 or 7 blocks north of the ballpark. Well, it was ghetto. The place wasn’t so bad, but the area right around it was blacktacular. Walking to the ballpark, we were OK, 5 grown White men in broad daylight. We saw black guys on street corners in trench coats in the middle of summer. Lot of screaming and yelling. Trashy sidewalks. Needless to say, we got a cab on the way back that night. To this day, I still catch hell for booking those rooms.

  • Xerxes22

    Baltimore has 622,000 people and is 63% Black. They don’t need outside agitators to destroy the city. the locals can do it all by themselves.

    • ElComadreja

      63% is definitely the point of no return.

      • Luca D.

        Generally that figure is about 20%. That’s when White flight begins.

  • dd121

    I just can’t figure out what these blacks are rioting against. 45 years ago, or so the cities were run by whites and they blamed whitey. Now in Baltimore the mayor is black the chief of police is black the city council is all black.
    If you people in Baltimore don’t like what’s going on, go have a chat with your elected officials and don’t blame whites.

    • listenupbub

      No can do.

      It’s an IQ thing.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Maybe Baltimore needs a strong infusion of illegal aliens from Mexico and Central America.

      They and their machetes could be flown in from LA to restore peace and order -there might be a lot of chopped up body parts but peace would be restored – and the blacks driven out of Baltimore. Illegal aliens can get away with a lot more than the police – just as they have in LA where they’ve ethnically cleansed the black population out of the city and schools. A chopped up body was found in a back yard just today.

      A few might even beg to be returned to safer cities in El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico – where there is far less violence and killings.

    • carriewhite64

      That is expecting too much high-level reasoning. Go have a chat when you can instead riot and loot? Forget it.

  • listenupbub

    Guys, only a small percentage of the rioters in these videos were actually breaking windows and windshields. Don’t let that distract you from the majority of PEACEFUL rioters, who damaged no property, but only screamed and threw stuff at white people.

    • TrueNorthFree

      Only screaming and throwing stuff at white people? A truly admirable show of restraint and decorum!

      • ElComadreja

        Civilized behavior by black standards.

  • Dale McNamee

    And they scream about police brutality and misconduct…

  • DonReynolds

    Baltimore is the perfect place for this war to start.
    It is very convenient to millions of radicalized blacks from NYC to DC…..the entire mid-Atlantic region.
    Baltimore and Maryland is also abundantly supplied with Ultra Liberal and feeble public officials…..Democrats have ruled the place for decades and the most Liberal policies have been allowed to ferment into a rich radical paste.
    Yes, we always expected this to begin in a non-Confederate state.

    • John Smith

      Makes one glad they passed magazine limits and “assault weapons” bans to avoid YT hurting too many of these chilluns.

  • TL2014

    Outside agitators. Do they mean Obama and Holder? Probably…

    • John Smith

      Loretta Lynch now.

  • InAFreeCountry

    “People from the outside were inciting some of the ‘shut this city down’ sort of messaging, and then just left.”
    So the mayor is saying that the black rioters were easily led and can’t think for themselves. OK.