View Full Version : 'Lord of the Flies' comes to Baltimore

05-03-2015, 12:47 PM
Interesting piece... (http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/02/us/lord-of-the-flies-baltimore/index.html)

By John Blake (http://www.cnn.com/profiles/john-blake), CNN
Updated 11:24 PM ET, Sat May 2, 2015

It's surreal to see your old neighborhood go up in flames as commentators try to explain the rage with various complex racial and legal theories. But when I returned to my home this week, the rage made sense to me. There were no more Mr. Shields -- the older black men were gone.

I asked 28-year-old Zachary Lewis about the absence of older men. He stood by a makeshift memorial placed at the spot where Freddie Gray, the man whose death ignited the riots, was arrested.

"This is old here," he said, pointing to himself. "There ain't no more 'Old Heads' anymore, whereyou been? They got big numbers or they in pine boxes." In street syntax, that meant long prison sentences or death.

The breakdown of the black family. Of course you will next to never hear black "leaders"
acknowledge this. It's always whitey's fault, or someones fault, but never the black
community's fault.

So what does the black community want? You will hear jobs as the answer a lot.
And how exactly do you give a job to someone that can barely talk english
and has "the attitude" all the time?

There comes a point when blaming everyone but yourself doesn't get you a thing.

Now looting and rioting, that will get you something.

05-03-2015, 01:36 PM
From what I gather they are protesting for a more pleasant and pleasurable arrest experience, they don't really mention jobs, that would interfere with what they do.