WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 – Violence, anger and rioting exploded in the city of Baltimore on Monday night.
The angry protests have been tied to the suspicious death of Freddie Gray, a young black man. According to the Blaze, the 25-year-old man suffered fatal spinal injuries after being arrested by Baltimore police for a minor crime earlier in the month.
The family of the dead victim called for peaceful protest both before and after Gray’s funeral.
Over the weekend Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake may have stoked the fires when she commented, “We also gave those who wish to destroy space to do that as well.”
Coincidentally, a now viral ‘PURGE’ Instagram social media post suggested an orchestrated protest would begin at 3 p.m. The posting stated, “All High Schools Monday @3 We Going to Purge.”
Al Sharpton has indicated he will travel to Baltimore. Will his appearance cause more violent outbreaks, and is violence the only solution urban areas can use to address perceived police atrocities and other pressing problems?
On “Freedom’s Gate” Cliff Russell, a Detroit news anchor, political analyst and current host of “Detroit Speaks with Cliff Russell” will join Linda Lee Tarver, a Michigan Civil Rights commissioner, organizational psychologist and director of community affairs and election integrity liaison for the office of Michigan Secretary of State on Standing, to discuss not only what caused the riots but also what needs to be done to change the course of our cities.
They will discuss possible causes and solutions to the violence and anger that resulted in riotous outbreaks in Ferguson, Mo., and the city of Baltimore.