Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Baltimore Violence Continues and President Obama Speaks Out

Briefly mentioning the despicable rioting and looting in Baltimore, President Obama went on during his Rose Garden press conference with the Japanese Prime Minister, to term what is happening in Baltimore is a crisis, not because of looting and burning, but because of “racially motivated police brutality” - this time he says such acts is inexcusable and criminal. He continued by describing the problem in 'Black' communities and how wrong the whole affair is. President Obama condemned the “criminals and thugs” who were part of rioting and looting, adding: “there's no excuse for the kind of violence that we saw”.

Stronger words than previous such incidents and ignoring how he handled the shooting of police officers during a riot, he stated:
When individuals get crowbars and start prying open doors to loot they're not protesting. They're not making a statement. They're stealing. When they burn down a building they are committing arson. And they're destroying and undermining businesses and opportunities in their own communities that rob jobs and opportunity from people in that area.
As the President stated – they are not protesting, they are stealing. They need to be treated as criminals that they are. This time he focused upon how wrong it was to loot and destroy property rather than any alleged police brutality.

The violence was immense:
Hours of clashes between police in riot gear and mostly young protesters left parts of the city smoldering and destroyed. A minimum of 20 officers were hurt, including six who were hospitalized, police said. There were 144 vehicle fires, 15 structure fires and nearly 200 arrests, according to the mayor's office. Several businesses were looted amid the chaos.
They are using the issue as an excuse to commit crimes.
And the violence continues.
What did those businesses do to deserve that chaos? They have nothing to do with alleged police brutality.
This is the strongest statements and words that accurately describes how wrong looting and burning is, using an incident as their excuse. I am also happily surprised that President Obama directed the problems in “Black” communities – children with no fathers or good parental mentors, pressure from local gangs, et cetera. A video of what he said is HERE.
However, along with that speech, he still blames the Baltimore and general situation in black communities on the Republicans; despite the fact that Baltimore and other such places, like Detroit, have been ruled by the Democrats for at least 50 years. Democrats are the cause, along with their unions and progressive socialism.
Meanwhile, Obama and the Japanese minister, Abe, reinforced the close relationship between the United States and Japan, 70 years after the end of World War II. They are discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement between US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.
Democrats in Congress, of course, are against it; using the normal excuses: hurt US economy and harm the environment. The last one I really cannot perceive.

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