Baltimore Woman Now Jobless and Homeless After Rioting Mobs Burned CVS Where She Worked, Then Torched Her Home

Edgar Sandoval and Corky Siemaszko, NY Daily News, April 28, 2015

In one night of mayhem Katrice Gardner lost her home, her job–and nearly her life.

And when dawn broke Tuesday, the 30-year-old Baltimore woman said she couldn’t understand why the mob that battled the police all night firebombed her house and reduced the CVS where she worked as a manager to ashes.

Katrice Gardner

Katrice Gardner

“I was yelling at them, pleading at them not to burn my house,” Gardner, 30, said outside her boarded-up rowhouse. “They had set the houses around me on fire. They were throwing stuff into the house. They were throwing Molotov’s and very flammable stuff. All I could do was beg them not to burn my house.”

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Gardner, who is married, said she now has no place to live and no place to work.

“I can’t live in my house while it gets renovated and the place where I work got burned down,” she said. “I don’t have a home and a place to work. This is a lot of calamity.”

Tony Banks, 48, said the destruction makes him sad, but he understands why the young men in the West Baltimore section lashed out violently against the police.

“This isn’t just about Freddie Gray,” he said. “There have been a lot of Freddie Grays in this neighborhood. It’s been going on for years. You have to look past Freddie Gray. Past last week. You need to look back 10 years.”

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Bishop Douglas Miles, of Koinonia Baptist Church, said West Baltimore has always had a complicated relationship with the city’s leaders.

“This part of the city is neglected,” he said. “Forty years of neglect. There are few after school programs for kids. They don’t know where to go. It’s a community under siege by the ills of society. We have high incarceration rates. High crime. High rates of addiction.”

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  • dd121

    Of course they did. It’s obvious it’s all her fault. /sarc

    • Oil Can Harry

      She has blonde hair, a husband and a job.
      That makes her a sellout, not a real sistah.

      • Rob

        Aunt Tommy

        • Lexonaut

          Aunt Thomasina is the expression.

      • Michigan Patriot

        Yes, a regular Uncle Thomasina !

        • Cid Campeador

          That would be “Aunt” Thomasina

          • Michigan Patriot

            You ” caught ” me on that one !

  • Lygeia

    “Tony Banks, 48, said the destruction makes him sad, but he understands why the young men in the West Baltimore section lashed out violently against the police.”

    But they didn’t. The “young men” burned down the houses and places of employment of their fellow blacks in Baltimore.

    Exhibit A is Katrice Gardner, whose house and the CVS where she worked, was burned down. And the mob also burned down the houses of her neighbors. Katrice Gardner lives in a black neighborhood and is a black woman.

    Burning her house and place of business is not a protest against the police. It has left her homeless and unemployed.

  • Chip Carver

    40 years of neglect? No, it’s almost 60 years of them being allowed to run wild as they would in their native Africa.

    • IstvanIN

      40 years of neglect?
      They are always looking for someone to look out for them. Never become adults who do for themselves.

      • Jason Lewis

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      • Michigan Patriot

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    • TruthBeTold

      Elijah Cummings has a Congressional Representative for Baltimore for 20 years.

      If they want to blame neglect let them blame Cummings.

      And that’s what we should be doing. Calling out all the black representatives that allowed this ‘neglect’ to fester.

    • AmericanRemnant

      They would never make it nearly that long in their native lands. It’s only because of the protection of the nanny state that this condition even exists.

  • Magician

    hi dear, you should not try to logically reason with boys barely smarter than a monkey ( and only a bit better looking than one )

    • Who Me?

      Better looking? That was sarcasm, right?

  • In spite of losing almost everything, the entitlement attitude prevails.

  • Randy

    “It’s a community under siege by the ills of society. We have high incarceration rates. High crime. High rates of addiction.”

    It is interesting how apologists for the “community” use the passive voice to describe the social pathologies. They talk about crime as if it is an external force like the weather, that the people have no control over.

    • TruthBeTold

      Man: ‘It’s a fair cop but society is to blame’.
      Cop: ‘Agreed. We’ll be charging them too’.

      OF COURSE ‘society is to blame’. Who else would be at fault?

  • dale hale

    Cry me a river.

  • No Mo

    She should know such activity as arson, looting, rape, robbery, and assorted violence are all part of her vibrant culture. It’s nothing personally directed at her or businesses. These are all benefits of diversity.

    • AmericanRemnant

      Unfortunately those that do try to be decent human beings get knocked back down. Staying in a hell hole doesn’t help.

      • John Smith

        I don’t want them near me, because they always attract the rest of the ferals.

      • awb

        Crab’s in a pail.

  • Zimriel

    – because she dyed her hair and looked white, or white-enough, in the dark.

  • Zimriel

    “There are few after school programs for kids”

    I can think of a few: “doing homework”, for a start. And “having dinner with mom and dad”.

    • Alden

      One thing I just can’t stand is the plea for after school programs for black kids. I have known quite a few juvenile probation officers and DAs who work in juvenile court prosecuting da yute. They tell me that so much of black teen band even younger crime starts out with groups of 3 or 4 black 10 year olds who get together in the after school and summer programs.
      As they get older the crime continues and gets worse. Blacks almost always work in a group of 3 the kids often work in groups of 2 to 6 or so.
      Black kids who are loners and go home after school to watch TV and play video games don’t get into trouble.
      The ones who congregate at the Boys&Girls clubs etc who get into trouble.
      And why should we Whites pay for after school baby sitting for teens and middle schoolers who should go home and do a few chores.
      Maybe the old orphanage idea instead of what used to be called home relief is the answer. In those days, parents who could not afford to support their kids placed them in orphanages. The kids were taken care of and the parents were expected to take care of themselves. Instead we pay their Mothers to keep them and then are expected to offer 8/am to 8/pm constant baby sitting.
      Many liberals propose after school care to include dinner, homework, various activities and then a van to deliver them home to sleep.
      After school programs means more jobs for liberals and minorities at the taxpayers expense.

      • AmericanRemnant

        Having two, as in man and women, stable loving parents who didn’t have the mentality of children themselves this cycle would never get a start.

        • InAFreeCountry

          It is a shame that they don’t seem to be wired that way.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        Youz be ‘da brain docta, no? Dis be one uh doze “Eureka” moments ‘fo ya, Aldi.

    • Who Me?

      “Mom and dad” is unknown around these parts. For a lot of them mom and dad were only together for that crucial 15 minutes, back 9 months before they were born.

      • BlueSonicStreak

        Considering that blacks are either the most likely or second most likely after Hispanics (depending on which study you check) to report premature ejaculation, I’d say that 15 minutes is being generous.

        • John Smith

          “Dad” probably couldn’t hold “momma” still for 15′ without having her run off screaming.

  • journey

    “This part of the city is neglected,” he said. “Forty years of neglect. There are few after school programs for kids. They don’t know where to go. It’s a community under siege by the ills of society. We have high incarceration rates. High crime. High rates of addiction.”

    How about copy the whites and Asians and build your own? Where do you think white and Asian communities came from, fell from the sky all ready made? To a black mentality, yes.

    • ViktorNN

      I agree with your sentiment – the problem, however, is that blacks are incapable of reproducing white or Asian first world-style communities on their own.

      At best, they’re capable of producing black African societies, which frankly, neither of us would want to live in.

      • journey

        Blacks expect others to eternally provide the standard of living that others work for. They absolutely think it is their inherent right to sponge off from others. This delusion has become a reality in their convoluted mind because some whites have made it a reality for them.

    • John Smith

      They were given what was once prime real-estate when whites lived there. It isn’t the location, but their own behavior that had made it a hellhole.

      • HE2

        Those row houses were examples of beautiful architecture intended for White working people who cared about them.
        Now, utter destruction. Typical negro action, or as the burned out Oakland Policemen used to call it, “TNA,” although they did not use the polite racial term.

        • journey

          In Oakland, those old Victorian homes were well built. Nothing like what we have in Marin.

          Also, hate to see what those low IQ invaders are doing to Europe’s centuries old architecture.

          • HE2

            The first house we bought in Berkeley was in the Claremont area, built in 1906. Gratefully, it is still in an area that is too expensive for blacks.

        • AmericanRemnant

          I mentioned that very thing on a different thread. Funny, when you work to have something it’s natural to maintain it, but when it’s handed to you it’s never enough and there is no sense of accomplishment or reason to keep it up.

          • HE2

            Yep. I think the negro’s slovenly habits are a genetic thing too. It is not in them to care about their habitat. Rims, designer clothes, bling, high end cars and gold teef, well sure.
            Look at photographs of neighborhoods and on the beaches of Africa. Utter squalor. Garbage and trash lying about. In California we see the same thing in mestizo hoods. A mestizo can be a foot away from a public refuse bin and still drop his soda cup and fast food container on the sidewalk.
            BTW, is that General Patton in your avatar picture?

          • AmericanRemnant

            It is indeed. It serves as a reminder that the murder of this Great American was a hinge point in history. He regretted what he did to Germany for the Jew and was outspoken about it. The Bolsheviks murdered him and Eisenhower and ‘Wild’ Bill Donovan were aware of the plot and let it happen.

          • HE2

            Thank you. Patton is one of my heroes. Yes, I know his outspoken mouth landed him in trouble more than once.
            Patton astutely foresaw the future of global politics post WW2, that imperialistic Russia would power up on the Allies and land grab.
            I recall reading that Patton said after the war, [paraphrased]: “we should join the Germans and push those Russian bastards back to the Volga.”
            I believe that is one of several issues that brought about his murder.

          • David Ashton

            Robert Wilcox and Bill O’Reilly are worth reading on Patton.

          • HE2

            Thanks for the recommendation, Mr. Ashton.
            Will look into these books, have read neither.
            Scanned a Mr. Cohen’s review of O’Reilly’s book. He panned it heavily for failing to point out Patton’s antisemitism. Ah so.

          • David Ashton

            I think Wilcox is better. The Soviets have quite a long list of proven or suspected overseas assassinations. I knew one victim who managed to survive a poisoning attempt at a dinner (Josef Josten, the Czech anti-communist). Even if Patton was not finished off afterwards, the car accident was suspicious. Road accidents are often questionable if the target is in the way of the policymakers; e.g. the death of Lawrence of Arabia after he was invited to meet Henry Williamson with a plan for peace with Hitler. Falling out of windows in “suicide” attempts is another method. One must not get paranoid, but it is wise to keep an open mind.

          • HE2

            Aha, I had forgotten about the suspicious circumstances surrounding T.E. Lawrence’s death, but do recall hearing about the Communist poisoning attempts.
            Q: there were circulating rumors after the suspicious and sudden death of Adlai Stevenson in London.
            The official report was sudden cardiac death as he strolled down a London street. Rumors circulated about his possibly being sprayed in the face with one of the CIA’s aerosol poisons capable of casually assassinating a mark in passing.
            As Stevenson was an intellectual progressive liberal from Chicago, it does not quite fit the usual agenda.
            Have you ever thought about this case?
            Again, thanks for the book tip. I have ordered it.

          • David Ashton

            I would not exculpate either the CIA/OSS or UK Intelligence agents in the matter of assassinations, However, we do have objective proof that the KGB/GRU and Mossad have used face spray methods. I hadn’t heard of the Stevenson case. Hammarskjold was a “liberal” too, but his death remains odd, since the immediate reports on the body which was outside the aircraft said he had a novel about a plane crash in one pocket and the ace-of-spades in another. Many “undetectable” poisons are known, which is why the radioactive Lugovoi case in London is doubly curious.

            So many mysteries intrigue me, from the resurrection of Jesus to Jack the Ripper, from the 9/11 Triple-tower & Pentagon hole to the death of Marylin Monroe, but I have no time any longer to delve into them, as an overworked amateur – apart solely from the JFK murder and Harold Wilson’s Soviet links on which I have growing files over the decades.

          • David Ashton

            PS — “Khrushchev already has two successful assassinations… Archbishop Romzha…survives a carefully choreographed car crash in which his vehicle is hit by a Soviet Army truck but then dies in hospital, his faith being no protection for the lethal dose of poison injected into his veins….” – Richard Belfield, “Assassination” (2008) p.33,

          • HE2

            Mr. Ashton, I share your intrigue.
            So many unanswered questions and extraordinary circumstances surrounding these mysterious incidents.
            I think JFK and RFK were murdered, possibly by either the Cuban Mafia in JFK’s case and in both, trashy LBJ assassins.
            LBJ was visibly jealous and hated the Kennedy family. The hostility was mutual. The look on LBJ’s face during Kennedy’s inaugural address, his body language in JFK or RFKs’
            presence were tells.
            LBJ needed the Kennedys out of the way so he could inhabit the Oval Office.
            I had forgotten about the Lugovoi/Scaramella London radioactivity case. Have to do some catchup on that one.

          • David Ashton

            Google “KGB INVOLVEMENT IN JFK ASSASSINATION” & read the tome by Vincent Bugliosi before you decide.

          • HE2

            Whoa, more intrigue. Will do, Mr. Ashton.

    • Deacon Blue

      You need to read Jared Taylor’s recent article on AmRen!

  • Don Eladio

    Beastly “blonde” boon

  • A Freespeechzone

    This is ONLY the beginning—it will become the ‘new normal’; rioting, looting and burning.

    Embolden, of course, by the Obama, the DOJ, the media and cowardly politicians.

    Remember that per the SCOUS in 2005 that LE is NOT obligated to protect you or your family—obviously shown by the examples in Ferguson and Baltimore.

  • Rob

    She should move back to Africa.

    • Ograf

      I wonder if she has an inkling of the truth now that she has seen it 1st hand ? If she looked carefully there were no Whites burning her house, or her job. Heaven forbid, perhaps, just maybe the fault lies with her neighbors who don’t care for her any more than anyone else that gets in the way of their rioting and looting. These folks have no loyalty to a cause. They think this stuff is fun, now let them lie down and sleep with the ashes, I couldn’t care less what they do, as long as they stay out of my neighborhood.

      • InAFreeCountry

        In a city run by a black mayor, with a black police chief, black city council, all black rioters, it is still the White man’s fault that her job and home no longer exist.

        • John Smith

          YT hasn’t gibsdemenuf yet.

        • InAFreeCountry

          OH, and may I add a black prosecutor married to one of the black councilmen.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    Anyone approaching my home (or my neighbors) bent on destruction would not be met with pleas to desist. And they wouldn’t have to worry about riding in a police van.

    • AmericanRemnant

      Just make sure the backhoe is running properly.

      • Deacon Blue

        F-250 Super Duty with the 8′ plow works too.

        • AmericanRemnant

          Ha Ha, yea for pushing but not digging!

    • John Smith

      MD has done its level best to disarm the populace.

  • LHathaway

    “It’s been going on for years. You have to look past Freddie Gray. Past last week. You need to look back 10 years”.
    Back when blacks presumably were murdering people around this neighborhood? Oh, that’s right, the more they murder the more we have told ourselves they are victims.

  • Who Me?

    Katrice Gardner sounds like a nice lady, 30 years old, married, worked a regular job, manager of a CVS store…too bad this happened to her. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. If she half as on the ball as she sounds, she’ll be all right even after a major setback like this one.

  • gooberboy9999

    “There have been a lot of Freddie Grays in this neighborhood.”
    A lot of felons with 20 prior arrests that are somehow still out of jail and committing crimes?

    I can believe it!

  • journey

    Little barry just officially launched another multimillion social program for black boys – My Brother’s Keeper. It’s copied after one of other Clinton’s social programs. Think this one will make any difference? No, just another form of money laundering as like the Clinton’s foundation.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      And of course, not a dime for any of the white kids in Appalachia coal country, whose fathers have been displaced out of their jobs by the deliberate war on coal by the administration of the First-Muslim-in-Chief.

      • journey

        The whites working in those mines are a waste of their DNA. Blacks should be doing that work. Blacks were created to do menial work, not in positions of power. What an upside down world this country has become.

        • John Smith

          A lot of Appalachian whites supposedly have below-average IQs from what I’ve read, but compared to blacks….

          • Deacon Blue

            …they are absolute geniuses! That’s what you meant? I have met some of these Appalachians and {this is going to get me in trouble here for sure} many of them have a lot in common with Blacks everywhere. Same social problems, same “lack of opportunities” & the same “if only more money and stuff and gibs were thrown their ways, it would be different!” Where is Engleman to comment on this?

          • AmericanRemnant

            Socialism helps create the ‘hands out’ mentality you describe. Much of Canada is exactly like that.

          • David Ashton

            The underclass of all races share low intelligence and indolence, but some are more widespread than others.

          • journey

            From I read but perhaps Deacon Blue will disagree with me, the Appalachians (poor whites) are completely forgotten. Originally, the “Great Society” money was primarily intended to help them. This country was built by “poor whites”.

            But this is a given, the chances of average/higher IQ occurring in low IQ whites are higher than in blacks as the inherent capacity is there. The investment return of those wasted trillions for the last 60 years would have better on the Appalachians than blacks. And even poor whites outscore middle or higher class blacks (due to AA) on IQ tests.

  • ViktorNN

    “This part of the city is neglected,” he said. “Forty years of neglect. There are few after school programs for kids. They don’t know where to go. It’s a community under siege by the ills of society. We have high incarceration rates. High crime. High rates of addiction.”

    In other words, black self-rule sucks, but being ruled by whites sucks too. It’s the plight of pre-modern people stuck in a post-modern society. Confusion, alienation, dysfunction. Sending them back to Africa would be a relief for everyone. Within two generations they’d be happily African again.

  • Rob

    Now I am sure all white people will donate for an online fund just like that negress in Ferguson that lost her bakery when her fellow negroes burnt it. Whites always have to bail these people out even when they do wrong against their own people. The disease that whites have is being altruistic and stupid, not to mention gullible.

  • John Smith

    Gee, a lot of negro blame for their problems on everyone but themselves. Nothing new here.

  • Lexonaut

    “Tony Banks, 48, said the destruction makes him sad, but he understands
    why the young men in the West Baltimore section lashed out violently
    against the police.”

    I do too. It’s genetic.

  • Germanic Depressive

    You know, I grew up being raised by a single mother. We faced some hard times where money was very tight. I never once participated in any sort of “after school program” or anything remotely similar to it, and we never took any sort of public assistance.

    Not only did I make it to adulthood without a criminal record, I didn’t even find it slightly difficult to do so.

    White privilege for the win.

    • Who Me?

      Most of us were too busy working, helping the family and getting our homework done to get into any serious trouble. Didn’t have the time to do it or the energy to think it up. Plus all our friends were working just as hard as we were, so if you did have a spare minute to do something stupid you usually had to do it alone. Add in the factor that we’d get our behinds blistered if we got caught and the appeal quickly diminished.

  • Michigan Patriot

    School programs are lacking; schooling begins at home and there is little amount of nuclear family anymore, especially in the black areas; thanks liberal socialism !

  • DiversityIsDeath

    The only reason the media cares about this victim who was fire bombed out of her home and her workplace by negroes is because she herself is black. How many Whites were victimized by these mindless savage negro mobs? And where are their stories in the press?

  • Realist

    “Baltimore woman now jobless and homeless after rioting mobs burned CVS where she worked, then torched her home — even after she begged them not to”

    Not to worry….whitey will pick up the tab.

  • Chris Chringle

    This incident serves as a perfect example showing the effects of rioting. The media tries to make an excuse for rioters. But their actions should be obviously wrong & condemnable.

    • Looting and burning a business and then torching some stranger’s home because one is ticked off at the police doesn’t make a lot of sense.

  • Light from the East

    Isn’t this kind of diversity is so great in the city of Baltimore? Diversity is our strength, remember?

  • Dale McNamee

    Could the “neglect” be caused by situations like raiding, trashing, robbing, vandalizing, burning businesses and beating up the owners ?

    North & Pennsylvania streets and the surrounding neighborhood are dangerous, riots not withstanding…

    I remember when the opening of the CVS was celebrated as a hopeful sign for the neighborhood…

    So much for hope…

    There was a pizza shop owner who was doused with lighter fluid by a 14 year old girl who wanted to light him up, and she and others threw bring lighters at him… He and his ni escaped, but his business was burned…

    Then, there was a 63 year old man who lost his house when the senior center being built by his house was torched… Flaming embers set his roof on fire… He lost everything…

    And, Korean owned delis

  • pennawhytmn

    “This isn’t just about Freddie Gray,” he said. “There have been a lot of Freddie Grays in this neighborhood. It’s been going on for years. You have to look past Freddie Gray. Past last week. You need to look back 10 years.”

    Not nearly enough

  • sddasasd

    Does she have vitiligo?

    • BlueSonicStreak

      Good eye. I think she might.