Baltimore Mayor Gives In, Says City Will Support Rioters After Columbus Statue Toppled

Well, it’s Baltimore, Maryland’s time to allow and encourage their radical anarchists to destroy private and public property.  This failing, progressive, and lawless city has a long history of political financial mismanagement and dereliction of duty. High crime, homelessness, and unemployment numbers have plagued the city for decades yet without the public voting their corrupt leaders out of office.

So on July 4th, with the police directed not to intervene during statue vandalism/removals, the city was ripe for property destruction. An organized crowd of shouting protesters yanked down the Christopher Columbus statue, dedicated in 1984 by former President Ronald Reagan and former Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer, near Little Italy, dragging it to the edge of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, and rolled it with a splash into the water as fireworks went off around the city on the night of the Fourth of July.

According to the Baltimore Sun

The debate drew renewed attention to Baltimore’s Christopher Columbus memorials — including one in Herring Run Park believed to be the nation’s oldest. The legacy of the 15th-century Italian explorer, who had long been credited by history textbooks as a hero who discovered America, has come under fire over his violent enslavement of native people.

The torn-down Columbus statue is part of a “re-examination taking place nationally and globally around some of these monuments and statues that may represent different things to different people,” said Lester Davis, a spokesman for Democratic Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, on Saturday night.

What the city wants to do is serve as a national model, particularly with how we’ve done with protesting. We’ve seen people who have taken to the streets, we have supported them. We are going to continue to support it. That’s a full stop.” Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young defended hoodlums who toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus on Saturday and chucked it into the city’s Inner Harbor like a piece of trash.

City Council President Brandon Scott issued a statement Saturday night saying he suggested former Mayor Catherine Pugh remove the Columbus statue in 2017 when she ordered the removal of several Confederate monuments in the city following a violent conflict in Charlottesville, Virginia. “I support Baltimore’s Italian-American community and Baltimore’s indigenous community. I cannot, however, support Columbus,” Scott said.

A spokeswoman for the Baltimore Police Department could not be reached immediately for comment Saturday night.

So another expensive statue destroyed, yet nothing will change as a result of vandalism. Baltimore did not wake up on July 5th less racist, more united, or equipped to fix the massive issues within their community. The same corrupt politicians, from the mold of former US House Member Elijah Cummings, are in place, and thus in the end all this event did is verify the disdain the public officials have for the founders of our nation. Pray for all the citizens in progressive cities, things can only get worse unless there is a change in leadership and appreciation for the history and freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the greatest nation on Earth.

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