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OH Baltimore: A Reality Check for America

Revised Monday, May 4, 2015
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” Pericles



Recently: Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody was the light that ignited violence in parts of Baltimore with more than a dozen buildings and over 100 cars torched. The city reacted by imposing a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. ending May 4th.    New York, Boston, Washington and other cities across the country held rallies to demonstrate solidarity with Baltimore.  Previously Ferguson, Missouri became a center of unrest in response to police violence.  (Source International Business Times)
                There is something much deeper than a reaction to one or two random events that have caused riots and protests.  First Ferguson Missouri and now Baltimore Maryland, clearly there is a type of frustration so deep seated that even rival gangs embroiled in protracted disputes have set aside their differences.  
They are seeing a common enemy where t…