There are some strange things happening in the city of Baltimore right now. Currently, ongoing riots have caused major disruptions in a lot of the activities that regular citizens of the city have enjoyed. The riots are taking place in response to actions taken by police (particularly those actions taken against unarmed African American men).
Baltimore is a city known for various gangs and urban unrest from time to time. However, the level of these riots is something that most did not believe they would see. However, as always there are two sides to every story. For all of the blame and criticism that so many have cast upon those doing the riots, some are showing the reasons behind some of these actions.
Vox.com has reported that since the year 2011, Baltimore has settled or lost more than 100 cases related to police brutality. That is an average of more than 2 cases per month for the last four years.
The people behind the unrest have stated that they want to protest peacefully, but that is certainly not what happened last night. There were massive riots and a lot of things just got out of control stated bystander Sultan Alhokair. Even the President has said that the riots are unacceptable and that those who are behind them are “criminals and thugs”.
It is a dangerous situation out there right now, and all are hoping for peace in the streets.