Riots Articles

Baltimore Man Finally Charged With Arson of CVS

9:07 AM, Jul 03, 2015

A Baltimore man has finally been charged with arson for setting ablaze a CVS pharmacy during the Baltimore riots in April. The criminal complaint was announced by the Department of Justice.

"A criminal complaint has been filed charging Raymon Carter, age 24, of Baltimore, Maryland, with the arson of the CVS Pharmacy located at 2509 Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore, on April 27, 2015," reads the DOJ press release.

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On Baltimore

8:46 AM, May 28, 2015

One unexplained death. So many negative images. So many pundits talking past real issues. So many obvious problems. 

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The Other Racial Divide

Were Asian-American businesses targeted in the Baltimore riots?
May 25, 2015

When guests at a North Korea Freedom Week dinner in Northern Virginia learned the Korean-American pastor at our table led a Maryland church, they immediately asked about the situation in Baltimore. It was May 1, and National Guard troops had been deployed to the city three days earlier to help quell the unrest sparked by the death of a man in police custody. The pastor let out a deep sigh before responding. A few members of his congregation had lost everything.

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The Empty Stadium

May 11, 2015

Two decades ago, Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam lamented that we “bowl alone.” This week, two teams played baseball alone.

Baltimore’s empty stadium as a metaphor for our national travails is almost too obvious: It suggests a city huddling in fear. Civic institutions without civic participation. Families hollowed out. A society emptied of conviction. A political order separated from its citizens. A civilization lacking defenders.

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A Candidacy Below the Radar

Former governor Bob Ehrlich of Maryland is going to New Hampshire a lot.
May 11, 2015

There’s a small group of potential Republican presidential candidates you don’t hear much about, though they speak at events along with better-known candidates. They don’t have exploratory committees or campaign staffs. They’re one-man bands. But what they do have are impressive records. This group includes John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, ex-Virginia governor Jim Gilmore—and Robert Ehrlich, the former governor 

of Maryland.

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Baltimore Mayor Rescinds Curfew

9:42 AM, May 03, 2015

The mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, has rescinded the city-wide curfew. The mayor made the announcement on Twitter.

"Effective immediately, I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew. I want to thank the people of Baltimore for their patience," tweeted Rawlings-Blake this morning.

"My goal has always been to not have the curfew in place a single day longer than was necessary. I believe we have reached that point today."

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Baltimore Councilman: 'Time for the National Media to Go Home'

8:55 AM, May 03, 2015
Eric Costello, Baltimore city councilman for 11th district, wants the city's curfew lifted. And he wants the national media to go home.

Costello made his plea in a series of tweets this morning directed straight at the media.

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Kristol Podcast: Using Baltimore to Advance a Progressive Agenda...

And why it won't work
2:15 PM, May 01, 2015

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the riots in Baltimore.

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Prosecutor: 'Probable Cause' to Believe Freddie Gray's Death a Homicide

9:49 AM, May 01, 2015

A Maryland prosecutor announced charges will be filed against police officers in the death Baltimore man Freddie Gray:

"The findings of our comprehensive, thorough and independent investigation coupled with the medical examiner's determination that Mr. Gray's death was a homicide, which we received today, has led us to believe that we have probable cause to file criminal charges," said the state's attorney.

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Kristol Podcast: Orioles Playing in Empty Stadium a Disgrace

Hosted by Michael Graham.
11:35 AM, Apr 29, 2015

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the riots in Baltimore.

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Valerie Jarrett in 'Regular Contact' With Baltimore Mayor

6:04 AM, Apr 29, 2015

Don't worry, Valerie Jarrett is in "regular contact" with the mayor of Baltimore, the White House announced late Tuesday night. 

"Jarrett also remained in regular contact with Mayor Rawlings Blake (Baltimore, MD) and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan," an unnamed White House spokesman told the media. 

Jarrett, along with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, held a conference call on the ongoing situation in Baltimore earlier Tuesday.

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Closed to the Public: Orioles to Play Game in Empty Stadium

1:55 PM, Apr 28, 2015

The Baltimore Orioles will play tomorrow's baseball game at an empty stadium. It will be closed to the public due to ongoing riots in Baltimore. 

The baseball team announced the unusual move in a press release:

The Orioles tweeted out the announcement:

Orioles announcement regarding schedule changes

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CNN Commentator: 'We Should Be Strategic in How We Riot'

Baltimore burning because of 'state violence and extrajudicial killing.'
7:06 AM, Apr 28, 2015

CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill advised that "we should be strategic in how we riot."

"I'm not saying we should see the destruction of black communities as positive. I'm saying that we can't have too narrow a conception of what the destruction of black communities mean," said Hill. "I think we should strategic in how we riot."

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How to Explain the Swedish Riots

The standard answers of the left are wrong.
Jun 10, 2013

On May 13, Swedish police shot and killed an elderly man armed with a knife in Husby, a heavily immigrant suburb of Stockholm with high unemployment. After that, riots raged around Stockholm for a week and spread to other parts of the country, seemingly sparked by the killing in Husby. Angry young men threw rocks at police and torched at least 150 cars. 

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Britain on the Brink

7:01 AM, Aug 11, 2011

London—Trying to return to Hackney, five minutes from the heart of the protests, from vacation on the night the rioting was at its fiercest provided an insight into the carnage engulfing London. The city had been transformed into a kind of Alan Moore dystopia. Sirens were deafening, with bright lights blinding. Train operators announced gravely that there had been “civil unrest” across London, and that some areas of the city were no longer safe.

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The London Riots

5:15 PM, Aug 09, 2011

The riots in the United Kingdom continue for a fourth straight day. On Tuesday, Londoners awoke to torched cars and street scuffles in Ealing, police horses lining up in Lewisham, and stores and residences in flames in Tottenham. Prosperous boroughs in the capital now resemble war zones, as mobs continue to overwhelm police and loot stores. In the last twenty-four hours, disorder has also spread to cities across England, including Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol, and Nottingham.

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