Are the Baltimore Riots justified?
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For those who don't know, the Baltimore riots were caused after the death of 25 year old Freddie Gray one week after he got spinal cord injuries he received during police custody.
While rioters are saying they are doing this to protest against police brutality, they are contradicting themselves. They are trying to end violence, with violence. Any logical person knows how insane that is. You can't put out a fire with another fire. To solve this they need to be the bigger side and take legal action. This would cause less damage, less economic loss. less deaths/injuries, less issues all around, and take strides toward peace. This proves their actions of rioting is not the right choice and that they are not justified.
Another thing, the parents and family of Freddie said the violence is not what they want.
"I want you all to get justice for my son, but don't do it like this here," said Gloria Darden, the mother of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody earlier this month.
"Don't tear up the whole city now, just for him," she added. "It's wrong."
"I think they're doing violence for something else," she said.
If the family says it's not justified, then it shouldn't be justified period. They are the ones feeling the most sorrow, and they aren't participating in these acts. So why does anyone else who may not have even known Freddie before this get the rights to act like animals and destroy everything? They don't. Just like Freddie's sister said, they are doing violence for something else. That something else is their own personal interest. Robberies, vandalism, destruction of property, everything they are doing they are using his death as an excuse, even though their actions have nothing to do with his death. Therefore, their actions are not justified.
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