Here’s the thing: we get that people are impassioned about what’s going on in Baltimore. But just because you have feelings doesn’t mean you need a public forum. Take former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis who posted a plea on Facebook:
“No way this can happen in our city!” He implored the “kids” responsible for the rioting to “go home,” saying they had “no right to do what you’re doing to this city.” Lewis said that he and the people “who built the city, who put it on their backs,” know that Freddie Gray’s death was unjust and symptomatic of larger issues. “We know there’s injustice,” he said, “but rioting in our streets is wrong!” He concluded by noting that in no way should the people of Baltimore allow the protesters to “dictate” what happens to “our city,” then reached out last time to those he believes responsible for the night’s events to “go home,” because he’s “not going to allow this to happen on [his] clock.”
This is coming from a man who was once charged with murder stemming from a Superbowl brawl. Also, specifics would be helpful.
Team Blackness also discussed more reactions to #BaltimoreUprising and their upcoming planned trip to the city, updates on Nigeria and Boko Haram, and more words of ignorance from Donald Trump.