Usually, I just do a “Tweet of the Week.” But given everything that’s going on in the world, I thought it would be better to feature tweets from people all around the country, highlighting their thoughts on the death of Freddie Gray and the protests/riots in Baltimore. The responses have been pretty interesting. I didn’t think it would be appropriate to cover anything else on my blog today, so instead of doing typical coverage, I wanted you guys to see real opinions/thoughts/commentary on the matter.
And now Maryland has a state of emergency. Because you ignored the actual state of emergency of brutality and poverty and called it "life".
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) April 27, 2015
😂😭😭😭😭😩😫🙈 @insanityreport: the country founded on violent revolution and folks saying “violence is never the answer”.
— Alicia (@deroach_Ismoke) April 27, 2015
You know how many black kids in Baltimore need food, but now all of a sudden Whole Foods wants to send food down- to the National Guard
— Carolina Bama (@Awkward_Duck) April 28, 2015
— The Patriot (@ThePatriot143) April 27, 2015
— Lynda (@LyndaG1963) April 27, 2015
— H Shalom Ratcliff (@BiGMuscle84) April 28, 2015
Another image you won't see on CNN. pic.twitter.com/UHhha3aaQo
— Tim Fair (@PointWellTaken) April 28, 2015
@realDonaldTrump Why don't those thugs focus on growing their daddy's real estate fortune?
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) April 28, 2015
The #BaltimoreRiots are not merely a Baltimore city problem; the chaos that will increase is from a nationwide police brutality problem.
— Dr Simon R R Atkins (@DrSimonAtkins) April 28, 2015
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) April 28, 2015
— Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) April 28, 2015
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) April 28, 2015
I have absolutley no respect for the people rioting and looting in Baltimore only respect for those protesting with no violence.
— Omar Esquivias (@OmarOfRivia) April 28, 2015
Fuck Donald J. Trump
— Waka Flocka (@WakaFlocka) April 28, 2015
— Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) April 28, 2015
— Casey (@pari_passu) April 28, 2015
I've never seen a situation were violence didn't beget more violence. Freddie Grey died violently so what you expect? #BaltimoreRiots
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) April 28, 2015
— Nahwì Gud Pham (@TR4M4INE) April 28, 2015
— Problematic Genius (@SankofaBrown) April 28, 2015
How does looting stores and burning your city down have any impact on the case? This has nothing to do with justice. #BaltimoreRiots
— Joshua Waldorf (@JoshuaWaldorf) April 28, 2015
These citizens stand up for their own city, against the few bad apples, makes me happy. Inspiring people standing that line. #BaltimoreRiots
— Mr. LXC (@MrLXC) April 28, 2015
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) April 28, 2015
.@LipstickYoda c'mon now. You know the unsaid was "no violence against property." Violence against Black bodies is always to be justified.
— dara tafakari (@dtafakari) April 28, 2015
Irony is Ray Lewis asking for no violence.
— dunc city (@whduncan) April 28, 2015
— Michael Darling (@mikedarling905) April 28, 2015
— Lisa (@footenotes) April 28, 2015
— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) April 28, 2015
I don't understand what looting a liquor store and a drug store in your own community is gonna do to change a societal problem..
— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) April 28, 2015
There is no excuse for rioting and destroying your own community! The violence in Baltimore needs to stop! #BaltimoreRiots
— Star Parker (@StarParker) April 28, 2015
white ppl: joins military to serve country that was built off of genocide and enslavement of human beings
also white ppl: no violence plz
— tasmi (@tasmiimlak) April 28, 2015
Yall don't even have enough respect for Freddie Gray mother even when she said NO VIOLENCE today.
— Darien Coleman2️⃣ (@dglizzy__) April 27, 2015
— Rob Hill Sr. (@RobHillSr) April 28, 2015
My heart hurts for #Baltimore. When you destroy your own community, you destroy your self-respect. Where do you go from there?
— Christine Sierra (@SierraSez) April 28, 2015
"Why are Black people destroying their own neighborhood?" You mean the neighborhoods y'all gonna gentrify and kick us out? #BaltimoreRiots
— Dizturb'd Wun (@dizturbdwun) April 28, 2015
— Kim Moore (@SoulRevision) April 28, 2015
Not about black on black crime or blacks "destroying their own community" – whites are statistically more violent & #Bmore been neglected
— Sam White (@samwhiteout) April 28, 2015
— ΞXΓЯΞMΞ⚡BЯΞA₭Հ (@breakbeatjunkee) April 28, 2015
Maryland governor just said "The violence began yesterday at 3pm." This sums it up: Violence against Black people does not count.
— jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) April 28, 2015
— 10 Pc. Boomin (@CheckTheResume) April 28, 2015
— Hᴀʜɴ Aᴍᴇʀɪᴄᴀ (@HahnAmerica) April 28, 2015
— Joshua Emmanuel (@big_man_joshy) April 28, 2015
"violence isn't the answer? cool. we shouldn't have gone to war after 9/11 then. since we preaching peace." #BaltimoreRiots
— angela (@dogsruIe) April 28, 2015
— Davon Magwood (@davonmagwood) April 28, 2015
— Pitt Griffin (@pittgriffin) April 28, 2015
"Violence and looting isn't the answer!"
Native American ancestors looking at white people like… pic.twitter.com/nCLNSSk2bE
— Saint Pest (@KidFury) April 28, 2015
America has a history of fucking shit up to get what it wants. Anytime blacks do it though, they wanna play "Who Let The Dogs Out".
— (tee-durl), M.A. (@TheTDExperience) April 28, 2015
— Colin Daileda (@ColinDaileda) April 28, 2015