When Lawbreakers Takeover Peaceful Protests
By Harry M. Covert
[Editor’s Note: This column was written Monday before the looting and burning devastated Baltimore and prior to the mayor and governor instituting emergency procedures.]
The tragedy that’s continued to unfold in Baltimore truly affects all segments of Maryland life and most all communities, large and small. There have been no easy answers to Freddie Gray’s death two weeks ago, and the city’s political and police officials have gone to the nth degree to salve the matter.
It was heard loud and clear, probably thousands of times, that protesters were exercising their constitutional rights.… Read More