6:45pm Baltimore Orioles baseball game cancelled.
6:30pm CVS Store set on fire, fire hoses cut when attempts by BFD to put out
6:00pm – Maryland governor issues “Sternly worded letter”.
6:10pm – CVS Pharmacy Looters find out about Governor Hogan’s sternly worded letter:
Kids these days:
The Baltimore Mayors office is now in a full blown panic. After Baltimore Mayor gave permission to the protesters to “damage” the city, and gave approval for violence against officers, she is now trying to walk back the approvals:
This is a breaking situation. Bloods and Crips have joined with the Nation of Islam and local gangs. They are planning widespread chaos throughout the evening. More below;
Freddie Gray’s funeral in Baltimore Maryland was earlier today. Oddly several local officials paid their respects to Freddie Gray by taking selfies, and having their picture taken with the open funeral casket. (Not sure, but apparently this must be a culturally ok Baltimore thing)
However, multiple social media reports show that local students and professional agitators, local anarchists, have plans to use the publicity surrounding the funeral to generate support for their violent uprising. (live video feed below)
Moments ago – large group of juveniles and police in riot gear clashed near Mondawmin Mall on Monday afternoon, while the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and numerous downtown businesses closed early out of fears of violence downtown.
Lexington Market, a city courthouse and businesses including T. Rowe Price and Venable LLP said police warned them of large gatherings and protests downtown, days after protests over the death of Freddie Gray turned destructive.
According to widely circulated flier, a high school “purge” was to take place at 3 p.m., starting at Mondawmin Mall and ending downtown. Such memes have been known to circulate regularly among city school students, based on a film “The Purge,” about what would happen if all laws were lifted. (read more)