On the other hand, this is why The Battle of Baltimore is already lost

Because the fucking morons who have a chance to do anything about it are sucking the government’s dick by playing right into their hands. As long as we can divide people up by race, nobody will really give a shit about the actual problem here.

Some of the young men wore bandanas to hide their identities. Several young men identified themselves as members of the Crips, Bloods and Black Guerrilla Family street gangs. One Crips member, who called himself Charles, said the gang members had taken to the streets because “there is only so far that you can push people into a corner. We’re frustrated and that’s why we’re out there in the streets.”

He described how he and some Bloods members stood in front of stores that they knew were black-owned business, to protect them from looting and vandalism. He said they made sure no black youths, or reporters, were injured by rioters.

Instead, he said, they pointed the rioters toward Chinese- and Arab-owned stores. (source)

Granted, I can’t exactly expect the Crips and Bloods to be all politically and socially mature. At the same time, I can’t very well accept anyone saying “Black lives matter, go after the immigrants.”

A heartfelt sarcastic “well done” to the stupid fucks who encourage this kind of thing. This makes me care just a tiny bit less when I see cops being racist toward black people.

H/T: Amy Alkon

3 Responses to On the other hand, this is why The Battle of Baltimore is already lost

  1. Reilz says:

    In fairness, I know reporters, and this could be a reflection of one dipshit who gave the NYT guy the juiciest quote. It’s possible that some other Bloods would have protected the Korean market as well.

    I used to live in downtown Baltimore and based only on my Facebook and conversations with friends it’s pretty clear to me that there is a wide varience in both egalitarianism and common sense among the people in the streets. But they keep perpetuating the same power structure (the Democratic political machine there basically oporates a one party state, and unlike ferguson they can’t claim black representation in city government is lacking), and they should expect the same results.

  2. “This makes me care just a tiny bit less when I see cops being racist toward black people.”

    Because all black people are responsible for the actions of other black people, good point.

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