CHAOS: 15 Officers Injured, Businesses Looted, Fires Set as Violent Riots Plague Baltimore

Christie Ileto, WJZ (Baltimore), April 27, 2015

Fifteen Baltimore City police officers were injured, multiple vehicles were vandalized and set on fire, and businesses were looted as a massive group of rioters ran wild along North Avenue early Monday evening.

As a result, a city-wide curfew was put in place in an effort to restore order.

It’s believed the riots may be a result of fliers that were apparently shared over the weekend on social media asking high schoolers to rally at Mondawmin Mall. It was supposed to be a peaceful march for Freddie Gray that extended from Mondawmin Mall to The Avenue.

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Instead, things quickly spiraled out of control.

Police said the hurt officers suffered injuries from flying debris in the melee as rioters began attacking them unprovoked. At least one was knocked unconscious. Two officers remained hospitalized Monday night. Twenty-seven suspects were arrested.

By 7 p.m., Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to address the growing violence and unrest. Many businesses in downtown Baltimore closed early and streets were eerily quiet as workers and residents feared the protests and violence would return to the heart of Charm City.

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake declared a week-long curfew to be in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in the city in an effort to curb further violence and rioting. This curfew is in addition to the juvenile curfew already in effect for the city.

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WJZ’s Christie Ileto witnessed students and other participants throwing rocks and bricks at officers in riot gear. Tear gas and pepper spray were utilized by officers and Ileto received treatment from police after the wind carried pepper spray into her face.

“This is nothing like Saturday’s protests, nothing,” Ileto said.

The baseball game scheduled to be played between the Orioles and the Chicago White Sox was canceled after officials consulted with Baltimore Police. No makeup date has been announced yet.

Some of the worst damage came at a CVS store at Pennsylvania Ave. and North Ave. where looters ransacked the building. Several police vehicles were also set on fire nearby. By 6:30 p.m., that CVS was engulfed in flames. Thick clouds of dark smoke could be seen billowing from the store across the city.

Police said members of the group rioting at Pennsylvania and North Aves. cut the fire hose while they were attempting to put out the blaze.

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Sky Eye Chopper 13 also appeared to show one looter who backed up a car to the other side of CVS and was loading it up with goods from the store.

Another vehicle was seen driving onto the sidewalk directly in front of the store through the crowd.

Long said the group that caused damage to the CVS eventually looted a check cashing business. Dozens could be seen surrounding that business as some ran in and out of the broken building.

Looting reportedly spread to Lexington Market in downtown Baltimore by 8:30 on Monday night. A cell phone store, poultry market, and 7-Eleven near the market were destroyed by looters during the protest on Saturday night.

Officers used mace and what appeared to be tear gas to disperse crowds.

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City Council President Jack Young urged rioters to “stop the madness.”

“We can not go back to 1968 where we burned down our own infrastructure and our own neighborhoods. We still have scars from 1968 where we had some burnt out building and businesses did not want to come back to the city of Baltimore. We have to stop the burning down and the breaking in of these stores because in the end it hurts us as a people,” he said. “This is no reason to loot and rob in the city of Baltimore. The whole world is watching us and some people are even calling us animals.”

99.1 WNEW reporter Steve Dorsey was attacked by one person while covering the riots near the CVS. “I was just about to do a live shot on the phone when out of no where a protester came up in front of me, shouted something at me, hit me in the face. I fell down and my phone dropped out of my hand and at that point he was going to kick me while I was laying down on the asphalt, and a few other protesters intervened and they pushed that guy back and I was able to escape with the help, limping, with some other protesters,” he told WJZ’s Mary Bubala.

Dorsey said he witnessed “nothing but chaos” as he covered the riots.

“I actually saw a fire truck pull up to the scene, stay about two minutes — there were only two firefighters on board — and just left. There was really nothing they could do in an uncontrolled chaotic scene like that. Also the back of a police van was completely wide open. A witness told me he actually saw someone steal a shotgun out of the van and leave with it,” he added.

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Residents were stunned by the chaos and disorder that controlled the area. One resident known as “Cool Anthony” on social media told WJZ’s Marcus Washington he was hoping for a peaceful end to the situation.

“We have to live here, this is our home. We didn’t live in the best neighborhoods as there was, but now it’s like you all are breaking into stores and taking things like toilet tissue and dollar bills, for what? You’re not doing it for Freddie no more, ya’al are doing it for your own personal enjoyment now,” he said.

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The MTA says that due to police activity, trains will be bypassing Lexington, Upton, State Center, Mondawmin and Penn North Metro stations.

 

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  • Hammerheart

    This is just the beginning.

    • mgs166

      of the end…..for them.

      • Sam Brown

        Don’t hold your breath or it will be the end of you.

    • Mahound

      I would say this is the end.

      • They will eventually overplay their hand, and these riots might actually be it.

        • Albert

          If anything, they seem to be getting the message that they can “protest” with impunity over every police blunder- real or imagined.

          • ElComadreja

            The cops should be cleaning house. Instead they’re standing there like idiots while the blacks do what they want.

          • Dale McNamee

            They were ordered to “stand down” by their commanders, who got the order from the police commissioner and the mayor…

            I wouldn’t call them the idiots…

          • Blackfish

            And when they are done rioting, it will be papered over as “an uprising”, as was done in LA after the Rodney King verdict displeased them.

        • ElComadreja

          Bleeding heart whites are already making excuses for this.

    • Light from the East

      Guess which city is the next? South Chicago?

  • Cheer up. It isn’t even summer yet. And Obama is still in office.

    • Cid Campeador

      According to the report on Freddie Gray’s death, He made eye contact with police and then began to run. What reaction did expect? I don’t agree with the way they restrained him that caused the injury to his spinal cord. That was bad policing.
      All he had to do was to continue walking past the police and he AND Baltimore would still be here today.
      You’ll see a large evacuation of businesses and Baltimore will end up like Detroit.

      • Who Me?

        Surely it was more than “making eye contact” with a policeman. You don’t usually get arrested for making eye contact with an officer. When do we get to hear what he REALLY did? (Besides running away, which is stupidity gone wild.)

      • Lacking education? Yeah, like we don’t have free public schools in this country.

        • Dale McNamee

          But, the school’s are not teaching the things necessary for boys and girls to become mature adults…

          Frederick Douglas High illustrated what they taught when the students ran wild…

      • ElComadreja

        Freddie’s Dead. Good riddance.

    • Albert

      Thank you for reminding me of that little nightmare. Who the hell needs Stephen King in times like this?

  • Groovy

    Buy Cabelas stock!

  • Clyde Weathers

    The ‘amish’ agenda – Soros money.

  • baldowl

    If there’s no retribution for this wave of chaos, you can expect other negros to be bolstered by it. Until somebody goes in with guns blazing, this is going to become worse and more common.

    • TheMaskedUnit

      Freedom is involuntary servitude. Get to work YT.

      • baldowl

        Thanks for reminding me. I have to get to bed, so I can be up early tomorrow, to continue supporting my mortal enemies.

        • Dale McNamee

          And, why are we giving money and aid to people who hate us ?

          This was asked in regard to foreign aid, but it applies here as well…

  • TheMaskedUnit

    I saw a tea party riot one time and a picnic broke out …

    • thegodsofeden

      Hahaha! I quite needed that comic brevity. Thanks.

  • James Hamilton

    The police stand aside and let the apes run amok. Absolutely disgraceful. The Russians and the Arabs and the Chinese are watching this and seeing America as a feeble country in disarray.

    • ElComadreja

      They’re right. Even worse, a feeble country that’s embraced homosexuality. We’re ripe for conquest.

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      • saxonsun

        Classical Greece was homosexual and homonormative. There was nothing feeble about it. In fact, Greek armies paired lovers together in battle which made them almost invincible. You’ve got it dead wrong.

        • ElComadreja

          Yes and what exactly became of Classical Greece? Oh, that’s right, it fell to the Romans. The perversion was mainly confined to Sparta anyway. As someone of Anatolian Greek descent I’m sick of hearing the offensive canard that Greek society as a whole was smitten with homosexuality. It was certainly never looked upon as equal to or the same as heterosexual couplings by your average Greek. The idea of “marriage” between two males would have been seen as the ridiculous parody that it is.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            Yes and what exactly became of Classical Greece? Oh, that’s right, it fell to the Romans.

            You’re right; Greece had some ritualized social conventions around same-sex relationships, but nothing as formal as marriage.

            Rome DID have gay marriage, though. So the above was an odd point for you to make.

          • ElComadreja

            And what, pray tell, became of the Romans? Do we have to keep doing this or do you get my point ?

          • BlueSonicStreak

            I’m afraid you’re not making one. Not a coherent or consistent point.

            You cannot argue that Greece fell to Rome because they were a bunch of fags while ignoring that Rome had more homosexuality than Greece. You also cannot claim that Rome fell because of homosexuality when many of their rulers over hundreds of years were queer. What, did Rome fall because of fags, but did it reaaaaally sloooowly?

            Rome fell for a host of complicated reasons, of which homosexuality wasn’t a major one at all. Hate gays all you want, but claiming otherwise is an untenable position.

          • ElComadreja

            Ah, we finally get down to it. I’ve been trying to draw you out. It’s now obvious you’re a homosexual with all the cliche’d and contradictory talking points in order. Homosexuality was a symptom of the sickness rampant in those societies as it is in our own. It wasn’t a proximate cause but a contributing factor, one of many. It’s no coincidence that a society’s embrace of homosexuality usually happens as it goes into an irreversible decline much like America is currently doing. I don’t hate you. I never said I did. I pity you. You’re being used as a tool and may or may not even realize it. I see no point in continuing this. Further replies on your part will be ignored. Please try to get help.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            I’m also black.

    • Dale McNamee

      The cops were ordered to “stand down” by the police commissioner, and their upper command, and the mayor who wanted to ” give them space ” to destroy
      things…

      • James Hamilton

        Yep, and the mayor and the police chief are both negroes. It’s like putting the monkeys in charge of the bananas.

  • Jaggers

    Why do we have police, then? No offense to them, as they’re told not to do anything, but it kind of makes you yearn for the firehose and German Shepard approach to riot control.

    • Albert

      Oh dear lord. Setting a firehose on those flaming idiots would be a very bad idea. It would be seen as retro racism straight out of the early 60’s. They’d loot and torch the whole city down to a smoldering cinder.

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      • ElComadreja

        A good fate for it.

    • mobilebay

      Sort of reminds of why we don’t need Border Patrol Agents either when illegals have the run of the country.

  • De Doc

    We can call this yet another episode in that great six-and-half year long series, “Barry’s World.”

  • Any of those harming police, harming private property, among other things during these riots, should lose their American citizenship. Send the city a message that we won’t tolerate vandalism and recklessness.

    • John Smith

      They should get a bullet.

      • The city of Baltimore would literally burn to the ground if that happened. Plus, there’s such a thing as civility, you know? Shooting protestors makes us no different than African countries, really.

        • John Smith

          I’m not sure it will be a great loss for most of it to burn.

    • Sam Brown

      That might encourage more violence considering all the perks the illegals get.

    • Who Me?

      Hows about just shooting them. (Then shoot again just to make sure they do not sue you.)

      • Who Me?

        Opps, didn’t see John Smith’s answer till I posted this. Sorry.

  • Jim Kental

    They need Midnight Basketball, more “investment” in education, and throw in some slavery reparations. That’ll cure them.

    • Harry

      Midnight Bakkaball, a certified college degree (no need to study; that for white people) and more gibs. I think you’re on to something.

    • Dale McNamee

      Also, recreation centers…

  • MBlanc46

    Just keep looting and burning. Nothing makes race realists like exposure to black behavior.

  • Harry

    We all know that another black person getting filmed struggling with the police and getting injured/killed is inevitable. Start preparing now.

  • Capn Dad

    Saw all this in Mogadishu 1993……no difference. Negro there is the same negro here. America has no idea what the African race is capable of.

    • James Hamilton

      Wherever you find Africans there you will find Africa.

      • Anthony

        “I have given my life to try to alleviate the sufferings of Africa. There is something that all white men who have lived here like I must learn and know: that these individuals are a sub-race. They have neither the intellectual, mental, or emotional abilities to equate or to share equally with white men in any function of our civilization. I have given my life to try to bring them the advantages which our civilization must offer, but I have become well aware that we must retain this status: the superior and they the inferior. For whenever a white man seeks to live among them as their equals they will either destroy him or devour him. And they will destroy all of his work. Let white men from anywhere in the world, who would come to Africa, remember that you must continually retain this status; you the master and they the inferior like children that you would help or teach. Never fraternize with them as equals. Never accept them as your social equals or they will devour you. They will destroy you.”

        Albert Schweitzer

        • Sam Brown

          Why help them in the first place?
          So they can out breed you and overwhelm you?
          It is thanks to patsies like Schweitzer that the Negro is breeding like wildfire.

          • ElComadreja

            Mother Nature keeps trying to erase her greatest mistake and whitey keeps thwarting her.

        • bbshaw

          What Schweitzer said about Africans in Africa is true about Africans anywhere. Where ever there are chimps, there’s a chimp-out.

          • Alexandra1973

            One of my favorite quotes is from Burton’s “Africa”–

            All missionaries praise the African for his strict observance of the Sabbath. He would have three hundred and sixty-five Sabbaths in the year, if possible, and he would as scrupulously observe them all.

    • Illidan Stormragge

      Slow learners.

  • Rob

    This negro rioting sickness may spead to otehr cities with big concentration of negroes. So watch out.

  • Luca

    I’m waiting for Obama to go on TV and say the rioters acted foolishly.

    • Hammerheart

      Or they’re all his children. Something equally as pants on head retarded.

  • John Smith

    I’ll enjoy them complaining about all the businesses that pack up and leave, unless they do what Jesse recommends and force them to stay by passing laws making it illegal for white or non-negro owned establishments to leave.

  • Atheist Realist

    wonder if this whole Baltimore deal is worthy of an AR commentary by Jared

    • Sam Brown

      Maybe he could write another one of those articles about their good qualities?

  • James K. Vardaman

    Negro savagery at it’s most perilous. God be with our white brethren tonight as the marauding Congoid tidal wave reaches it’s violent crest.

  • Peter L. Giamatti

    I must say the leadership of Baltimore, which is ALL black, is taking a very strong stance against the rioters with harsh rhetoric that white leaders wouldnt dare use. So the mass violence will probably die down. But the opportunistic violence – yes including murder – will increase … in Baltimore .. and every other black city.

  • Viking_61

    This is nothing compared to 1968 Baltimore, Newark, Chicago, etc. Entire city blocks were burned to the ground. This is child’s play compared to 1968. I wouldn’t get too excited if I were you guys.

    • Julius Caesar

      Anthony Imperiale was right!

  • James Hamilton

    Diversity is our strength.

  • ekwaykway

    Throw ’em a basketball, do I gotta do all the thinnin’ around here Baba Louie?

  • Vito Powers

    Howard Schultz is axing all police and protestors to stop by Starbucks and discuss #RaceTogether over a cup of coffee.

    • dd121

      I don’t think Howard wants the conversation on race that we might talk about.

      • We had a great hike in Palmer Park after our lunch together. That was a conversation,

        • dd121

          That was fun! I’ve been awfully busy but we’ll have to do it again.

  • dd121

    I’m getting pretty tired of this and it’s not even summer yet. Is there any one of the 50 governors in this country who would give the order to shoot to kill to stop the madness?

    • Who Me?

      dd121–We’re ALL coming down with extreme Kneegrow Fatigue. Governors? Not a chance in Hades, my dear. If this bs is going to be stopped, it’s going to have to be stopped by the citizens, from the bottom up, and I hope it happens soon, but I’m not holding my breath. Sheeple sleep hard.
      The thing to do is get yourself armed and trained, BEFORE the epidemic hits your town. Make sure all your friends, relatives and neighbors are also prepared. Or at least you’ll know who to count on and who not to worry about.
      In this Baltimore situation, it’s nice to think about sending in drones to carpet-bomb that whole side of the city, and there wouldn’t be much loss of anything or anyone of any value, but we all know that won’t be happening anytime this century.
      The only upside I can see to this whole situation is that the more these riots break out the more regular, non-political minded people start waking up, looking around and saying, “OMG, This is dreadful, It has to be stopped.” Once enough people have been awakened, they will begin reaching out and finding each other, banding together, the pushback will start. I think we are a lot nearer that point now than we were at this time last year.. There are many comments that could have come straight from AmRen on the news articles reporting this madness.

      • dd121

        Increasingly, that’s the attitude people have.

  • Rob

    The thug got a funeral of a martyr. These negroes need some better role models. Look at the coffin of the thug. I bet paid for by white Tax payers.

  • Shadrach

    I say shoot those fuckers and be done with them.

    • Up-voted before deleted.

      • Rob

        Good!!!

        • I think peaceful living is the best way to go. I have a nice vegetable garden. I make fishing tackle. If these $#!&-bags would leave us all alone, I’d be very happy. They won’t however, and this is their entire purpose.

  • Shadrach

    I hope this wakes up Whites to our cause!

    • Rob

      Some are so brainwashed that they never will.

  • Dave West

    Maybe Howard Schultz can come to the rescue and open a Starbucks location at the spot of the late CVS pharmacy!

  • Dave West

    School has been called off tomorrow, that means potentially thousands of thugs could be roaming the streets of Baltimore with nuffin’ better to do.

    • Julius Caesar

      “with nuffin’ better to do”
      Steve Miller told me that when you have nothing better to do, you “sit around the house, get high, and watch the tube”. Looks like these fine youths have taken that a step (or twenty) further.

  • What else is new?

  • Alexandra1973

    Just blacks being black, nothing to see here, move along….

  • I guess there’s no need for segregation laws after all, it’s happening naturally.

  • Albert

    “-The whole world is watching us and some people are even calling us animals.”
    Gee. It really sucks to be judged based on the content of your character 😛

    • Peter L. Giamatti

      post of the week

  • mobilebay

    “…some people are even calling us animals.”

    If the shoe fits…

  • Harvey42

    Bull Connor knew best.

    • chuck_2012

      its still the only way.

  • Luca D.

    Baltimore is 64% black and is run by blacks. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Hammerheart

    I think before anything of significance happens we must first consolidate. Philosophically and geographically. Territory will be lost, but can be regained.

  • Blackfish

    Think of all the needy children that could have been helped with the tax dollars spent on that missile!

    / SARC

    • Kenner

      In Africa!

  • Dale McNamee

    Mark Levin calls it the unraveling of civilization…

  • rommel10

    When America gets tired of this mayhem, give the order to disperse, then let the cops, shoot all looters, rioters etc.

  • thegodsofeden

    The gun control thing. I was thinking about that myself. May be I’m incorrect on this, but aren’t all of these riots taking place in states and municipalities that have strict gun control laws?

  • It’s going to be a godawful long summer. Strictly avoiding any event or area likely to attract blacks seems to be the sensible approach. They like this sort of violence, and the limp-wristed response by typical police departments only encourages more of it.

  • Phere

    Show me where any of the homes, businesses, or establishments, that these “African Americans” are pillaging were built BY these “African Americans”!
    Show me WHY they have the right to complain!
    This is what happens when you put the chicken in charge of the wolves.
    The same as what has happened with our country! A worthless lazy snake with NO purpose in life, leading other snakes on a mission to suck the life out of everything of worth.
    I’d REALLY like to know WTF these people want!
    I’d REALLY like to know if there’s Really a point to all this idiocy!
    You All can Say it’s about police brutality, ethnic or racial profiling or whatever, but I’m of a mind to think it’s just a lack of self worth & pride.
    If you all would just stand back, look, and ask yourselves what it is you want to make you happy with your lives, Stand up and do something useful, maybe things WOULD CHANGE.