Listen up, rioters!
Baltimore’s mayor’s got something to tell you.
“It’s a very delicate balancing act. Because while we try to make sure that they were protected from the cars and other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.”
Did she really say that days before the big riot?
Oh, yes, it’s on videotape.
And so with these fateful words the witless mayor not only encouraged thugs to plunder her city, she raised alarm bells across the nation among property owners who fear their elected officials will also let their property burn in the name of some mindless politically correct agenda.
I proclaim Baltimore’s Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as “America’s Dumbest Mayor.” She can now make a new Dumb and Dumber movie with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Today I loaded up on gun maker Smith & Wesson’s stock, symbol: SWHC. Cynical? OK. Nonetheless, while I’m not encouraging it, I am predicting it: gun sales will soar thanks to the Baltimore mayor’s stupid example.
Here is why.
Monday night Americans watched in disbelief (and horror) as lines of Baltimore’s finest gave the mayor’s “space” to lawless thugs who “wished to destroy.” Police stood by as looters torched businesses. When asked why they didn’t stop the lawlessness, police whispered, “Ask the Mayor.” Yes, indeed, the buck stops with the mayor.
Her message to the would-be looters was unavoidable; and a question looms large today. Is this how police departments will now handle urban rioters? Hands off? Stand down, letting criminals loot and burn private property? (Had these same thugs tried to loot Baltimore City Hall, you can bet the moron mayor would have uncuffed police. Not in my office, you don’t!)
If this is the “new” way politicians plan to handle big city riots in the future, then they should tell private property owners in advance. Because it means private property owners will be left to protect their own property from thieves and arsonists.
I’ll never forget the interview CNN did with a Baltimore Sun newspaper reporter in the thick of the rioting. The reporter said “self-professed gang members” rescued him when looters tried to steal his cell phone. Folks, when we have to rely on the Crips and Bloods to protect our private property, we’re in big trouble.
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