Rioters in Baltimore hurled rocks at police, destroyed patrol cars and looted stores as demonstrations over the death of a black man in police custody turned violent Monday.
Police said 15 officers were injured, and two remained hospitalized Monday evening. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in the city and activated the National Guard to assist city and state police.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the rioters “thugs” and said the city was imposing a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew starting Tuesday.
This is a simple message: If you’re in the area of Baltimore, it’s best to stay away from any of these areas of distress as much as possible. It’s also probably a good idea to carry your firearm with you at all times.
PS: This isn’t the way to protest. You all look like fools.