Just so that no one gets the impression that the United States is free of violent insanity:
BALTIMORE — Police on Monday clashed with crowds of young people who tossed rocks and bricks at officers, looted stores and damaged police cruisers, injuring several officers.Update:
Police said that seven officers have been hurt in incidents that began near the Mondawmin Mall in the Reisterstown Road area. Some officers suffered broken bones and one officer was unresponsive, police said in an afternoon press conference.
Throughout the evening, groups of rioters continued to move south through the city. Television images showed youths jumping on a police cruiser and smashing the car’s windows. The crowds set fire to vehicles and at least one store. At one point, a group cut a fire department hose as firefighters were trying to extinguish a blaze at a CVS, police said...
The Baltimore Orioles announced they had postponed a game set for Monday evening against the Chicago White Sox.
Someone going under the name Kip Anderson emailed to call me a "racist" for this post.
This is for Kip:
This is actually a great tune.
Checker records, man!
This is the heart of rock-n-roll.
Thank you, Kip.