Earlier tonight (Tuesday, April 28th), the Washington Times published a “breaking news” article entitled “Baltimore protesters defy 10 p.m. curfew, remain in streets.” The headline is pretty much self-explanatory. The Baltimore city government issued a curfew that ordered the Baltimore people off the streets by 10PM. The rioters refused to obey. So far, the city couldn’t or wouldn’t enforce.
Now what? Will cops start to shoot rioters out after 10PM or will the rioters be emboldened by the city government’s inability to to enforce its order by more looting and setting fire to more stores?
Here’s a video of one skirmish between what may have been 30 to 50 Baltimore police and about 15 to 20 black teens. You’d think the cops could easily handle these teens, but the cops are on their good behavior and not shooting the rioters. The rioters are are throwing rocks, bottles and chunks of concrete. The cops are blocking the projectiles with their shields. Then the cops break ranks and make a “trot” for it to get out from under the flying rocks. (The cops would’ve made a “run” for it, but they were generally a little too fat to run, so they trotted.)