[VIDEO] Did the Family Pastor of Freddie Gray Incite the #BaltimoreRiots with These Comments?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Although the family of Freddie Gray made a plea to the people in Baltimore to allow them to grieve in peace and not protest yesterday so that Gray’s funeral could be the focus, it seems that their pastor did not get the message. As the world knows, Baltimore burned last night. The rioting, looting, stealing, and arson by the out of control thugs increased as the night progressed. Cops were attacked. Personal property destroyed. It was a complete and total act of barbarism. And, if you listen to the words that the pastor at Freddie Gray’s funeral spoke, you can’t help but wonder if his words sparked the chaos which led to such destruction.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Newsbusters busted MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough for his claim that no one wanted the violence. If you look at the clip played on Obama’s Lean Forward network prior to Scarborough uttering those words, then you will take notice of the Pastor Jamal Bryant’s words at Gray’s funeral.

The riots in Ferguson happened not too long ago and, as he preached, he drew upon some of the very words that sparked the out of control barbarism in that city as well.

No Justice. No Peace. Those words were yelled with fiery determination and hours later, the riots began.

[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]In addition, USA Today reported that the pastor also said that someone had to pay for Freddie’s death.

And the rioters, looters, thugs, thieves, and arsonists worked all night to do just that. Make someone, anyone, pay for what they perceived as injustice. Given space to destroy to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, they used the sad situation as a way to destroy and line their pockets and pack their cars with merchandise, liquor and other loot.

Is this the kind of hope and change that Obama meant?

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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