I've been back home for a little over a week, and apparently my hometown is falling apart! I am currently living outside of Baltimore City, but for a while I lived in the city, and while I will never claim that it's a great place, I feel the same sense of hometown loyalty as everyone else does. That is why it depresses the hell out of me to listen to the news. By now I'm sure everyone has heard about the riots going on here, and how the Mayor of Baltimore essentially let these people get away with looting and rioting until the Governor finally put his foot down. For all of you who don't believe the news, yes it is true. The Mayor did tell the police to stand down and allow the 'protesters' to do as they wish. They had to take rocks to the face, their vehicles getting destroyed all without using any type of force at all. Watching it happen live on the TV is depressing, but not nearly as depressing as knowing there is absolutely no reason for them to be doing what they are doing. If this was about Freddy Gray, than these people are complete and utter morons, because the investigation into what happened is now stalled because of them. The entire city police department, and the police of surrounding counties are too busy trying to keep the rioters from destroying everything in their path. The media is really starting to piss me off as well. MSN posted a video of one of the cops throwing rocks back. Well what the fuck to you expect!?!?! There's a dozen cops and hundreds of idiots throwing rocks at them. Honestly, I think they should be using lethal force by now, but the stupid Mayor has given them free reign to destroy the entire city and for law enforcement to simply stand by and direct trafic. What really pisses me off is that the focus on what really happened to Freddy Gray has been destroyed all because simple minded fools want to act like fucking animals. Yes, the cops fucked up and they even admitted it, but now instead of punishing those who were responsible for it, they rioters are keeping them from being reprimanded. Those officer responsible, are now on the streets. The poor man who should be shown respect is being used for people to rob, assault, and destroy. It sickens me, and how they use a person's death to act out of control.