The current episode in Baltimore is illustrative of the ongoing lack of accountability for the criminal/negligent behavior of Law Enforcement nationwide. This problem is not just against the black community, no group is safe from problem. As widely reported everywhere, this is not a "black/white/brown/red/yellow problem", it is a BLUE problem. It is unfortunate that our government seems to be contributing to this not only by their non-action, but by the militarization of police forces everywhere in their barely veiled attempt to federalize state and local LE.
This is a foreshadowing of what it coming. When there is no legitimate venue for redress of grievances, people act accordingly. I'll even quote a democrat here: "those that make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK.
On a personal note: 22 years ago when I was 18, members of the Baltimore police department arrested me for armed robbery. I WAS guilty for the crime they arrested me for, but I had yet to be convicted and I did not resist arrest. After they booked me, they took me to a van to transport me and beat the shit out of me. Sound familiar? They then threw me bleeding and pissing blood into a crowded cell of older, black inmates and told them to "have fun". Keep in mind I was barely 18 and the only white guy in sight, but I was not some skinny little bitch - I was a lean 170 and know how to handle myself.
What followed is what I can only describe as one of the worst nights of my life (as if getting the shit beaten out of you by fucking corrupt pig cops wasn't bad enough). After about two hours of pretty much constant harassment, it escalated fairly quickly to several periods of intense violence, during which time I was stabbed twice. THE GUARDS WERE WATCHING. The only hope I had of surviving was to hurt them more than they hurt me. I ended up inflicting two life threatening injuries on my attackers that prompted them to remove me.
To this day, I don't know how it turned out for the men who tried to gang rape me that night, but I don't really lose much sleep over it. I was then transferred to another detention center, labeled as a troublemaker and kept in solitary for several months while I waited for my trial. I was denied medical attention for my injuries resulting in a permanent disability in my right hand (my tendons were cut and never repaired - I can't make a complete fist). That's my experience with the Baltimore police. Does anyone want to hazard a guess and say that maybe, JUST MAYBE, other people have had similar experiences?
Perhaps that's why they are angry...