The Shot Heard ‘Round the ‘Hood

28 Apr

Baltimore Police:  On the Offensive or Defensive? [courtesy Google Images]

Baltimore Police: On the Offensive or Defensive?
[courtesy Google Images]

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.)

The cops could’ve overpowered the rioters if they’d been willing to shoot their guns or use other high-tech weapons against the teens.   But, the cops are probably under strict orders not to shoot anyone unless the the rioters start shooting at cops.  Because the cops couldn’t shoot, the rioters won a small victory.

That victory will empower the rioters to lash out more boldly against the cops.  Sooner or later, one of the rioters may shoot a cop, or a cop may lose his temper and shoot a rioter.  Or maybe the National Guard will arrive and shoot a rioter. No matter who shoots first, fi anyone shoots, the other side can be expected to arm themselves and get ready to  shoot a bunch of their adversaries.

It just may be that we are waiting to hear that first shot–that first “shot heard ’round the ‘hood”.   If that first shot is fired by either side and results in a fatality, all hell may break loose in Baltimore.  Baltimore just might provide the first instance of a shooting riot in recent American history.

video     00:07:15


Posted by on April 28, 2015 in Dissidents, Police State, Video



17 responses to “The Shot Heard ‘Round the ‘Hood

  1. m french

    April 29, 2015 at 12:47 AM

    this is one sorry display from both sides…m

  2. Toland

    April 29, 2015 at 2:44 AM

    The cops, the rioters, or the provocateurs always on the scene in such crises of public order: who’ll shoot first?

  3. Donna Lee

    April 29, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Not so sure why it now hinges on which side shoots first as the rioters/protesters only arose from the heinous spine-breaking, torture and death of Freddie Gray perpetrated by cops. Besides, 999.999 percent of the time, the media would spin it in the favor of the cops anyway, even if the cops shoot first. Why were the cops even there on that residential block, for what purpose other than a photo/video op? It appears that they want to portray the poor hard-working cops getting no respect, garner sympathy for them, see what they have to put up with, yadda yadda. Lately it appears that more and more people seem to forget the initial action and focus on the latest REaction. I do not agree with the way the protesters are going about handling things but by God at least they aren’t sitting on their asses yapping about doing something and actually doing something, anything. Any one of us could be the next Freddie Gray. What are WE doing about it?

    • Adask

      April 29, 2015 at 1:39 PM

      I agree that it doesn’t matter who (if anyone) shoots first. If anyone shoots, the situation could escalate in Baltimore and perhaps other parts of the country.

      What are WE doing about it? One thing we might do about it is look for real causes. For example, is Freddie Gray’s death the real cause? Or does the real cause have more to do with 1) sending our industries and jobs overseas during the past 15 years and thereby raising unemployment rates and poverty rates for blacks? What about allowing and even encouraging illegal aliens to enter this country to take jobs that would otherwise have gone to blacks? What about passing the Patriot Act–sight unseen–after the 9/11 attacks in A.D. 2001. Didn’t that Patriot Act lay the foundation for growth of the US police state?

      People in positions of power can lay the seeds for domestic problems a decade or more before those problems really manifest. Can we stop such seeding without first becoming much wiser, less trusting of government and more personally responsible?

      What are the chances that the American people will soon become wiser and more responsible?

      Probably not very good.

      More, what can we do NOW to solve a problem whose cause(s) might be traced back to government policies that are already 10 or 15 years old?

      • Ted D. Roofer

        April 29, 2015 at 11:31 PM

        @ More, what can we do NOW to solve a problem whose cause(s) might be traced back to government policies that are already 10 or 15 years old?

        How about almost 6,000 years?

  4. Roger

    April 29, 2015 at 11:05 AM


    Here ya go, excerpts from Wikipedia:

    An agent provocateur (French for “inciting agent”) is an undercover agent who acts to entice another person to commit an illegal or rash act or falsely implicate them in partaking in an illegal act. An agent provocateur may be acting out of their own sense of nationalism/duty or may be employed by the police or other entity to discredit or harm another group (e.g., peaceful protest or demonstration) by provoking them to commit a crime – thus, undermining the protest or demonstration as whole.

    To prevent infiltration by agents provocateurs, the organizers of large or controversial assemblies may deploy and coordinate demonstration marshals, also called stewards.

    A political organization or government may use agents provocateurs against political opponents. The provocateurs try to incite the opponent to do counter-productive or ineffective acts to foster public disdain – or provide a pretext for aggression against the opponent (see Red-baiting).

    Historically, labor spies, hired to infiltrate, monitor, disrupt, or subvert union activities, have used agent provocateur tactics.

    Agent provocateur activities raise ethical and legal issues. In common law jurisdictions, the legal concept of entrapment may apply if the main impetus for the crime was the provocateur.

    This type of provocateur could infiltrate either side of the conflict in Baltimore, or both sides.

  5. Adask

    April 29, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    Yes, it’s been a government tradition to blame the “lone gunman” ever since the Kennedy assassination.

  6. Toland

    April 29, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    The government, the media, and the academic establishment has each played its part in maintaining the “lone gunman” tradition.

    • Roger

      April 29, 2015 at 3:45 PM

      That’s right, the Empire of Lies covers all the institutions dominated by the Money Power: i.e. everything, and everyone, money can buy.

  7. Jeff D.

    April 30, 2015 at 12:32 PM

    This whole riot incident was engineered and hyped by the system. Their plans in Ferguson failed and now Baltimore is the second attempt to ignite violent civil unrest, first locally and then cause it to spread across the nation.

    Clearly the desired outcome is MARTIAL LAW.

    Four states have declared a STATE OF EMERGENCY: CA (drought), WI (avian flu), MN (avian flu) and MD (civil unrest).

    Take note that every one of those states have activated their National Guard. Further, TX has activated the National Guard to “monitor JADE HELM”.

    This is their perfect storm. Order out of chaos.

    The system is prepared to take the electrical grid down. There will literally be no power to the people.
    * * * * *
    Companies Unplug From the Electric Grid, Delivering a Jolt to Utilities – WSJ
    * * * * *
    Walmart, Safeway, Others Unplugging From Unreliable Power Grid | Off The Grid News

  8. dog-move

    May 1, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    There are “pastors” in Jacksonville FL. calling for a 9 pm curfew in certain areas of town–sound like MARTIAL LAW?

  9. Jeff D.

    May 2, 2015 at 8:59 PM


    IA is latest state to declare a State of Emergency (Avian Flu outbreak).

    This dovetails with the bizarre commercial by the Ad Council and AARP which coincidentally features audio describing MARTIAL LAW and OUTBREAK.

    More troubling is the report of an IED found by police in Baltimore. The mainstream media and “alternative media” for that matter, have both failed to make this a top story. Why?

    Now I see. They are trying to frame the veterans for this, just like CNN had suggested.

    I recall a small town police department which attempted to justify the need for military gear and MRAPs due to “returning veterans” and their knowledge of IEDs.

  10. dog-move

    May 4, 2015 at 1:15 PM

    Reminds me of the news reports from CNN back in the late 80’s and 90’s which showed the oppressed Palestinians having a rock throwing party. I’m sure the scum in control here are perfectly happy with being pelted with rocks, it beats the heck out of the alternative….
    The economy is much more fragile than most realize.

  11. Jeff D.

    May 4, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Creepy! For the second time in less than a week, reports of IED’s have been erased from the news. This time it involves the recent event in Garland, Texas.

    Maybe this was planned to be the linking of veterans and ISIS. The Baltimore IED was going to be blamed on veterans and the Garland IED was going to be blamed on ISIS.

    Here is the latest missing report.

    * * * * *

    #garlandshooting Suspect’s vehicle has what appears to be explosion damage. Deceased suspects still in street. @FOX4

    — FOX4Terry (@FOX4Terry) May 4, 2015

    Ahead of the attack on Sunday evening, several Twitter messages were sent out, and authorities believe Simpson was behind them. The last one was shared just half an hour before the attack.

    * * * * *

  12. kanani

    May 7, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    Good thing those rioters were only disorganized teens… because that formation & command/control by the Baltimore police was awful. An organized opposition would mostly likely run right through those guys.


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