[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?