Baltimore Sun Showing Journalism Ethics (sarcasm)
This is how media manipulation happens
This is how the media manipulates public perception of events. The caption to the video reads,
"Charles Shelley, a member of the Crips gang, along with a Bloods member named Jamal, called for protesters in the streets of Baltimore to stop rioting."
Second - The fact that the Sun is endorsing the claim that it was actual protesters that were the source of the rioting and not the thugs and gangs in Baltimore is despicable.
Fourth - For those of you who have seen the videos for middle school and high school children (ages 14-18) pushing back armed riot police with bricks and rocks you have to ask yourselves, why, in today's world do these children feel it justifiable to throw rocks and brick at police? What about their environment enables this kind of thinking that doesn't exist in well-to-do environments? Keep in mind the Baltimore police are 46% black so these kids can't think the police are racists in the traditional sense. Could it be the police, to them, represent the enforcement arm of the system that oppresses them?
Fifth - I struggle with this point, but it encompasses all the others before it. At what point do the rioters in Baltimore, whose situation is understandable but inexcusable, cease to be victims of their own economic system, and become perpetrators within the system? Can we, and should we, separate the origins of political and social unrest with the present realities of our own social situations?
So, before you are a few points spurred by a excellent example of terrible journalism, and a few questions I think that need to be discussed rather then the divisive us-versus-them narrative that's being compounded in the media.