Baltimore: Why We Need To Empathize And Not Criticize

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While I don’t support the actions of the rioters in Baltimore, people need to realize that some members of a disenfranchised minority have hit their breaking point. Yes, property has been damaged, but what about the lives which were lost which galvanized these protests? Is a drugstore worth more than a human being’s right to a fair trial by jury? Since when are police officers allowed to be judge, jury, and executioner?

To begin with, when a people recognizes that law enforcement and the government as a whole have repeatedly failed and betrayed them, they’re going to stop caring about what is legal and what is apropos socially. Civility goes out the window, and survival of the fittest takes over. Dr. King himself is credited with stating, “A riot is the language of the unheard.” These riots are certainly getting the attention of the nation. Perhaps…

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Published by: Geo Gee

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