Baltimore is on fire and more than a few people are describing it as a war zone.
I’ve seen reports of blacks are savagely attacking any non-blacks. There are other reports of the three main gangs in Baltimore uniting to “take out cops”. The Nation of Islam is working along side of these gangs, pledging allegiance to ISIS – the Muslim terrorists – as well in Baltimore.
In short, it’s anarchy, thanks to the soft-on-crime liberal Democrat / low-information mayor.
In fact, the city is literally burning mid-day Tuesday as arson fires have outstripped the Baltimore Fire Department’s ability to fight them – even when people aren’t slashing fire hoses.
It’s clear the police haven’t yet been ordered to break up the lawlessness on display in that city. They mayor, an Obamaphile, said publicly she wanted to give her constituents “room to destroy property”. Of course, it’s not her property.
Then she says she would welcome Al Sharpton and the rest of the Black Grievance Industry. That should help.
It’s worth noting that while she was quite to give black ghetto thugs room to destroy property, including a 16-million dollar nursing home a Baltimore church had under construction to help care for lower-income residents, she wasn’t quick to call for the National Guard. In fact, she dithered for hours, willfully choosing to not return a call from the governor’s office.
Finally, she called and asked for help and the governor activated the Guard “within 30 seconds of receiving her call” for help.
Why did she call for help? Her internal polling data was likely showing that the people of Baltimore and beyond were losing patience with her ineptitude dealing with the crisis. She realized that it was going to be less politically costly to call for the National Guard than to continue to coddle the black ghetto trash rioting and “hope” things would get better.
As for the civilians?
Some, especially non-blacks, are fleeing the affected areas.
No doubt others have loaded their guns, realizing that ultimately, the only thing between the rioters and utter ruination of residents’ lives is a firearm and the willingness to use deadly force to protect from arson and anarchy.
Also, there are probably plenty of non-gun owner Baltimore residents who have, in the past few days, recognized that they should have bought a gun in their past. Their confidence in the police protecting them from bad people is no doubt shaken to the core. They now understand that sometimes the police can’t or won’t protect them and ultimately it’s up to you to protect your family, not someone else.
There’s nothing like a “Come to Jesus” moment to convert non-gun owners to becoming gun owners.
The next question: How much longer will it be before the armed citizens of Maryland unite against this lawlessness.
Two dozen Oath Keepers armed with police patrol-type rifles on the rooftops put an end to lawlessness in Ferguson in less than 48 hours – something thousands of cops with their hands tied behind their backs could not do.
Can a few Oath Keepers do the same for Baltimore?
Or a few armed residents protecting their buildings from arson and looting.