Forgive my ever so quick post but I have a deadline for my paying writing gig.
Baltimore is burning thanks to an unspeakable act of police brutality. Brutality is all too familiar in America. Another young Black male is killed at the hands of the ones sworn to protect and serve him. Just like countless other cases we are all left wondering how did this happen and who’s going to pay for it. Here we are fresh off the case of Michael Brown being killed in Ferguson, Missouri due to excessive force and now this happens AGAIN. I seem to recall…getting on my high horse for a moment… seeing an article in the Washington Post about Governor Larry Hogan saying that what happened in Ferguson “really doesn’t impact Maryland”. I also remember blogging about that ridiculous statement in December.
Well what do you know. Freddie Gray is killed in the custody of the Baltimore police and we are back to square one questioning how it happened and who’s going to pay for it. Right. Here. In. Maryland. I believe this is the boomerang effect in politics.
Look. Y’all better watch this dude. He’s going around with his head in the sand, thinking that race relations aren’t a problem in Maryland while throwing the Black female mayor of Baltimore under the bus. That’s unacceptable. It’s also an example of poor leadership skills. Great leaders show empathy. They work towards presenting a united front during a crisis. Damn the party! It’s about doing the right thing for the people (forgive that hackneyed line). Not classy Larry. SMH….