The cry for attention has gotten out of hand, as the sense of danger still lingers in the small town of Baltimore. A month after the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore riots has created fear in society as the chaos created more than 150 fires and 200 arrests. The death of Gray on the 19th April promoted waves of protests over police brutality and their recent unfair treatment and reasoning to the death of young black men.
“Perhaps this would be somewhat understandable if it weren’t for the recent episode in North Charleston, South Carolina where a police officer fired several shots into the back of Walter L. Scott, killing him. There were no violent riots and the officer was arrested and charged” states Allen West, Fox News Contributor.
“But this is not just about the death of Freddie Gray, this is about something far more tragic: the breakdown of the inner city and the black community” and with this, President Barack Obama was quick to address the issue and shoot at the media.
President Obama spoke at Lehman College in New York City, where he addressed the lack of economic opportunity for young people of colour in inner cities. Washington Times wrote that the president suggested that the news media contributes little to the debate and instead focuses on acts of violence. His unveiling of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, designed to improve the opportunity of young men of colour, is said to be an initiative to relieve the tension in urban areas
“We ask the police to go into communities where there is no hope. Eventually something happens because of the tensions between society and these communities and the police are just on the front lines of that” Mr Obama speaks.
However, what is playing out before our eyes are the depraved spectacle of anarchy, violence, wanton criminality and an utter lack of leadership. But with hope, President Obama’s initiative will take action to reduce the risk of further fear and violent actions