Baltimore Officials: Peaceful Protesters Torched 61 Buildings, Damaged 350 Businesses, Injured 113 Officers
The Joys of Democratic Leadership…
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told reporters after a night of looting and fires that city officials gave the violent Freddie Gray protesters “space” to destroy property.
Boy, did she ever!
Baltimore officials upped their tally of destroyed and torched businesses this week.
** At least 61 buildings were torched.
** Over 144 vehicles were torched.
** 350 businesses were damaged
** And 113 police officers were injured.
Nice work, Mayor Rawlings-Blake!
Baltimore Sun reported:
Balltimore fire department officials said Wednesday that 61 buildings caught fire during last month’s rioting — about four times more than the city initially said.
That updated figure brings the total number of fires from the riot to more than 200.
Shortly after looting and vandalism broke out on April 27, city officials said the rioting resulted in 15 structure fires and 144 vehicle fires. But Fire Department spokesman Samuel Johnson Jr. said Wednesday the agency has revised up the estimate for structure fires to 61.
He said he did not have an updated number for the amount of vehicle fires…
…More than 200 people were arrested during the worst of the rioting, with more than 350 businesses damaged and 113 officers injured.