[Watch] Baltimore Mayor: ‘We Gave Those Who Wished to Destroy Space to Do That as is Their Right to Free Speech’

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Baltimore’s Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told reporters that she instructed police to give the mobs rioting over the death of Freddie Gray, who died of spinal injuries after his arrest in Baltimore on April 19, “space to destroy” as is their right of free speech.

 “I made it very clear that I work with the police and instructed them to do everything that they could to make sure that the protesters were able to exercise their right to free speech,” Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told the media.

 “It’s a very delicate balancing act, because while we try to make sure that they were protected from the cars and other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well,” she said.

“And we worked very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to deescalate.”

21 COMMENTS

  1. This woman is an idiot and should be removed from office immediately! Destruction of property whether public or private is NOT exercising free speech you moron it’s a CRIME in all 50 states! How’s that “de-escalating” thing working out for you so far you mindless twit? It’s like our Traitor-in-Chief playing footsies with the “JV Team” of murderous,butchering,monsters the rest of the world knows as ISIS who also just happen to be EXTREME MUSLIM TERRORISTS who would just as soon cut his fool head off as they would anyone else who stands in their way but that doesn’t mean you just let them do it. You stop them any way you have to. Of course there has to be some reasonable restraint here in Baltimore USA but you still have to stop them!

    • How many levels of stupid are there? She doesn’t know the difference between the words ‘speech’ and ‘destruction’. Wonder what the owners of the ‘space’ she so graciously allowed them to destroy think about that? Who gave her the right to allow those apes to destroy that property??? I hope someone kicks that dumb bitchs’ ass!!! It would be well deserved!! Wonder how long she’s going to be in office after this? Anyone want to bet? I’m willing!

    • It seems every police department , mayor’s office , and any position of authority is now occupied by blacks and chaos swiftly follows. Their leadership abilities are questionable at best…when they are appointed by city or county officials and not elected I believe this is done merely for the fact they are black ….I guess whites or hispanics are no longer qualified…

  2. Is she an idiot? It is no one’s RIGHT to destroy other people’s property! WTH is she talking about? This type of “free speech” is not covered in the Constitution of the United States of America. No the police did not do anything right in the arrest and injury that led to this young man’s death, I am very angry about the whole situation and I believe a lot of changes need to be made, but the “Mayor’s” statements are WRONG. Well, I have seen it all now.

  3. Rioting is not free speech. A lawful assembly in protest would be exercising free speech. Rioting is anarchy. And they have no right to destroy personal or private property. It the mayor thinks they do have that right, then they need to go to her home and destroy her space. Maybe then she will see the light and come to the truth.

    • “Speech” is the operative word here! OMG this is just crazy. Say what you want, but destruction of property has no legal place in the Constitution of these United States of America. What is wrong with this woman? She is as wrong as the rioters. And, her blessings upon them should be grounds for impeachment. She should never hold another job in her entire life! IMHO she is a danger to society and should be treated as such!

  4. How can a rational thinking person believe that was exercising your right to free speech. She is that stupid. I feel sorry for the people of law abiding people of Baltimore.

  5. It’s time people of what ever color are held responsible for there actions. As for as this mayor, She should be removed from office before the sun sets…national guard called in and order restored at what ever cost, Yes…At what ever cost! These kids are not acting as civil people do. But I leave with this…. You play as a big boy, you diserve the big boy prize at the end!

  6. What about the RIGHTS of the honest hard working citizens whose properties are being destroyed? The ones doing the rioting are THUGS who are just using this as an excuse. The mayor needs to grow a pair. Maybe he needs to get Bruce Jenner’s old ones.

      • yes it does. His rap sheet says that he was given his fair share of opportunities to get his life right. He chose to continue to do wrong. We raise our kids in this world and hope for the best. More importantly, we hope they dont encounter people like him that will in return ruin theres. Everyone involved on this riot deseves a bullet for damageing property in which some other person has busted their ass to acquire. These same sob’s are the very ones living off the government drawing foodstamps and welfare that we working class provide.

  7. I find the comments to be interesting. Why is it when black people protest or riot they are considered thugs and when white people riot/destroy property due to a dumb ass sport its considered drunken revelry. Where are there calls to remove other mayors when property is destroyed due to a dumb ass sport? Also, someone mentioned that the “sob’s are the living on welfare”. Contrary to believe, welfare recipients are white too. The double standard perpetuated by the media/society continues.

  8. Mayor of Baltimore; American Treacherous, Treasonous, Traitor, Godless, Obama, Greedy Leech and Delusional Power HHungry, Dipshite, Who is an Imbecile, Incapable of Leading a Shrines clown show, Compleye with funny hats, Small dogs, Whistleblowin and Deceptive, Demonic Undwrpinnings… SEE YA, MAYYYYOR, GOOD RIDRIDDANCE, GO BE MAYOR OF PHILADELPHIA OR ATLANTA, YPURE SECRET MAYORIAL COUNCIL, TRYING TO HELP OTRAUMMA, BUSHWHACK -AMERICA!!!! GOD IS WATCHING, BEWARE, BEWARRRE…

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