Over the course of the past week, thousands of people have been rioting in the streets of Baltimore, Maryland for what they believe is justice for the death of Freddie Gray.
But what started out as a large group of teenagers, has turned into utter chaos for all the wrong reasons.
The death of Freddie Gray under police custody raises some eyebrows because of his ethnicity and gender: African-American male.
The police in the United States have set a precedent for themselves: they are overly aggressive towards African-American males. Looking back on the past few years, there are more than enough cases to confirm this precedent.
Although there are many cases that give tangible evidence to show there is a “reason” for these riots, they are unacceptable and out of control.
These kids have no idea what they are getting themselves into. Looting, arsonist tendencies, and violence being committed on their own city is simply tragic and disappointing.
It is time for the United States government to begin to take control of this situation, and begin to make an effort that can be seen by the American people.