Last week we saw rioting and heated protests take over the streets of Baltimore, creating a media spectacle and ravaging this recently revitalized blue collar American city. The worst part, however, is that taxpayers helped to fund that calamity.
Let me be clear from the get-go: I am NOT talking about the peaceful protests or law-abiding activists working to improve our justice system. I am also not currently concerned with the so-called reasons for the riots, because the justice system is already taking action on that, and that’s a story for a different day. Investigators and the courts will ultimately determine what caused the death of Freddie Grey and, if necessary, punish any and all guilty parties accordingly – the way that civilized societies are supposed to handle these situations.