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What are the real solutions to Baltimore’s violence and rioting?

Written By | Apr 29, 2015

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.

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Kevin Fobbs

Kevin Fobbs began writing professionally in 1975. He has been published in the "New York Times," and has written for the "Detroit News," "Michigan Chronicle," “GOPUSA,” "Soul Source" and "Writers Digest" magazines as well as the Ann Arbor and Cleveland "Examiner," "Free Patriot," "Conservatives4 Palin" and "Positively Republican." The former daily host of The Kevin Fobbs Show on conservative News Talk WDTK - 1400 AM in Detroit, he is also a published author. His Christian children’s book, “Is There a Lion in My Kitchen,” hit bookstores in 2014. He writes for Communities Digital News, and his weekly show "Standing at Freedom’s Gate" on Community Digital News Hour tackles the latest national and international issues of freedom, faith and protecting the homeland and heartland of America as well as solutions that are needed. Fobbs also writes for Clash Daily, Renew America and BuzzPo. He covers Second Amendment, Illegal Immigration, Pro-Life, patriotism, terrorism and other domestic and foreign affairs issues. As the former 12-year Community Concerns columnist with The Detroit News, he covered community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, business, government relations, and community and business dispute resolution. Fobbs obtained a political science and journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1978 and attended Wayne State University Law School. He spearheaded and managed state and national campaigns as well as several of President George W. Bush's White House initiatives in areas including Education, Social Security, Welfare Reform, and Faith-Based Initiatives.