Governor Hogan of Maryland declared a state of emergency in the wake of the murder of Freddie Gray.
He gave a statement today saying, “Today’s looting and acts of violence in Baltimore will not be tolerated. In response, I have put the Maryland National Guard on alert so they can be in position to deploy rapidly as needed”.
So many people are angry and are fighting for justice for Freddie, a 25 year old black man suffered from a severed spine while being arrested on April 12th, 2015 and later died from his injuries. Due to the emotional demand for justice, the governor insists that they need “to address the growing violence and unrest in Baltimore City”.
“We have seven officers who were injured,” Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said outside police headquarters this afternoon telling reporters that several officers have broken bones and one is unresponsive. He maintains that they will find out who harmed his officers and Apprehend them.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has enforced a 10pm to 5am curfew for people ages 14 and over. There is already a 9pm curfew that has been in place for kids 14 and younger because it is a school night.
Attorneys for Gray’s family posted this statement to Facebook: “Freddie Gray’s family is watching the looting and rioting and is upset, sad, angry. They are begging people to stop this. #FreddieGray #BaltimoreRiots.”
Governor Hogan, Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford and National Guard Adjutant General Linda Singh will hold a press conference at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency tonight at 8:30!
TSR Intern: Talia O. @closetratchet on Instagram & @tallyohhh on Twitter!