Are Baltimore City Officials Finally Toughening Up?

Suspect Dies BaltimorePolice move a protester back, Monday, April 27, 2015, following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

City officials are getting tough on looters in an attempt to curb the violence after the funeral of Freddie Gray. Any individuals caught rioting, looting, destroying property or otherwise reacting in a violent and unlawful manner will have their government benefits permanently revoked.

Parents of minors who are caught participating in the continuing riots, will be held fully accountable and could also risk losing their state benefits as well as custody of their child.

“Parents are responsible for their children. If they are allowing them to engage in lawless behaviors there will be consequences for them as parents.” Baltimore City Official, Wilson Stewart, told reporters during the 30 minute press conference. “Many of the individuals we have detained are high school students. We urge parents out there to know where their children are at all times until tensions are quelled. Have them adhere to the mandatory curfew. Make them aware that participation in looting, destruction of property, and violently demonstrating on any level will come with severe penalties.”

Hundreds of national guardsmen and law enforcement officers took to the streets intent on restoring calm to the city. Going into their third night, once again a curfew has been imposed and it is expected that citizens will adhere to it of face the consequences. Whether the new rules have any impact on the violence is left to be seen.

Source: United Media Publishing

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14 Comments on "Are Baltimore City Officials Finally Toughening Up?"

  1. Avatar Michelle Ludwig | April 30, 2015 at 11:51 pm |

    I think it is offensive for the authorities to automatically assume that the rioters must all be on public assistance. What ramification with there be for those NOT on public assistance?

    • Its not offensive. Most of them are on public assistance. No one with a real life and job would have need or time to be out ther doing what they all have been doing. They would be home with their families eating dinner an getting ready for bed because they have work the next day.

    • Quit being easily offened. It’s not offensive it’s true.

      • Yeah the BALTIMORE city official definitely isn’t credible. Michelle Ludwig is so much more credible from hundreds of miles away. Fucking stupid people man. This was an article that’s showing quotes from a city official. Not some stupid YouTube video of all the punk pieces of shit burning down the city. I completely agree. And guarantee at least 3/4 of the people out there are on government benefits out there screaming fuck the government. Lol no fuck those freeloaders. They want what they deserve? It’s to be sent out of this country till you learn how to respect where you reside. They only complain about the rules. They don’t complain about those checks they here every month. Pathetic.

  2. Bought and paid for by the government… Just why was this threat not used before the looting began?

  3. I totally agree. You have to stop the ignorance and violence. There has to be consequences that will impact them.

  4. Michelle Ludwig, why don’t you go there and take a poll dear. Responsible, intelligent human being who earn their lives don’t go around destroying other’s hard work.

  5. If I were in charge of Baltimore my first rule on looting would be shoot to kill black or white no one has the right to distroy any body else’s property

    • Avatar nancy elizabeth keiler | May 2, 2015 at 3:58 pm |

      Property is not humans, get real. Not one bit of property is worth one live. Even in
      the case of looting. Have you no shame??

  6. Well…. Michelle… I’ll bet that those NOT on Public Assistance… will be able to afford the fines they would be subjected to… or the sh*t slinging, anti-American organization that hired them to incite this crap will step up & get “their people” out of trouble. After all… that’s why they are there.

  7. you mean no mo govment cheeze?

  8. Avatar FoolsEverywhere | May 1, 2015 at 5:11 pm |

    People just believe anything they read on the interwebz lmao
    Find me some proof of this…go ahead…I’ll wait.

    • Proof that it’s happening? How about the thousands of law enforcement officers that they brought out to enforce the curfew. How about the underage kids that have been arrested and same for of age looters. What kind of stupid question. Show me proof. Watch the videos stupid.

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