Baltimore Orioles VP Just Dropped The Harsh Truth About Riots


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Freddie Gray is dead and Baltimore is in flames. People are pointing fingers in all directions and yet no one seems to have any genuine answers. The 25-year-old Baltimore resident had his spinal cord snapped while in police custody on April 12. Six officers have been suspended over the incident and an entire metropolitan area has since erupted in violent protest.

A Baltimore sportscaster, Brett Hollander took to Twitter after the mayhem began to condemn the protests as counter-productive to the community. The radio host was quickly met with a harsh retort from the most unlikely of candidates; an executive for the hometown baseball team

John P. Angelos, the Executive Vice President of the Baltimore Orioles and son of majority team owner Peter Angelos, gave an eye-opening statement in response to Hollander’s critique of the demonstrations and also elegantly summed up the current state of affairs in Maryland’s largest city.

Please read the entirety of Mr. Angelos’ defense of protesters below. It is well worth the read.

Brett, speaking only for myself, I agree with your point that the principle of peaceful, non-violent protest and the observance of the rule of law is of utmost importance in any society. MLK, Gandhi, Mandela, and all great opposition leaders throughout history have always preached this precept. Further, it is critical that in any democracy investigation must be completed and due process must be honored before any government or police members are judged responsible.


That said, my greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one night’s property damage nor upon the acts, but is focused rather upon the past four-decade period during which an American political elite have shipped middle class and working class jobs away from Baltimore and cities and towns around the U.S. to third-world dictatorships like China and others, plunged tens of millions of good hard-working Americans into economic devastation, and then followed that action around the nation by diminishing every American’s civil rights protections in order to control an unfairly impoverished population living under an ever-declining standard of living and suffering at the butt end of an ever-more militarized and aggressive surveillance state.


The innocent working families of all backgrounds whose lives and dreams have been cut short by excessive violence, surveillance, and other abuses of the Bill of Rights by government pay the true price, an ultimate price, and one that far exceeds the importance of any kids’ game played tonight, or ever, at Camden Yards. We need to keep in mind people are suffering and dying around the U.S., and while we are thankful no one was injured at Camden Yards, there is a far bigger picture for poor Americans in Baltimore and everywhere who don’t have jobs and are losing economic civil and legal rights, and this makes inconvenience at a ball game irrelevant in light of the needless suffering government is inflicting upon ordinary Americans.


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    • That’s exactly the point though Brutal. He is a wealthy man but if all the rich fucks out there had his compassion, we would not be in this mess we call modern society. Everything is the way it is simply because of the greed and lack of compassion from the elite.

    • Just because somebody is rich does not invalidate their words. Even rich people can muster cogent arguments.

  1. he nailed it… People with no argument will name-call, but they won’t be able to post a logical counter-argument to what he said… I’m a new Orioles fan!

  2. I agree with what he has said. If you had been alive in 1776 you would have thought the same of most of the people wanting independence. By standards then most where rich, land owning men. The thought and intent of what is said is what matters. I think he is correct in what he posted.

  3. Of course the guy is right. He understand the concept of a pyramidal society with a strong blue-collar base where lots of small people can make a living. Now these people are hungry, bored, aimless and are busting cars and cities. Opening the market to imports had the same effect on Flint michigan and Detroit. I guess Greed doesn’t learn. Some protectionism is necessary. And I believe it’s going to get worse.
    What I find disturbing is that a democratic president named CLINTON Gave China A Most Favorite trading status which mass-destroyed our society. Meanwhile his wife passed the Adoption and Safe Family Act, which effectively allowed the government to take the same poor little people’s kids to fuel a privatized foster care industry! Some democratic behaviors!?

  4. OMG, I can’t believe someone on power and money actually spoke the truth. Now anyway we can get any member of the Koch family to see the light or the Bush and Cheney or any Republican comy bastard for that matter?

  5. So, Mr. Angelos, you’re saying that all those people burning and looting CVS and neighborhood businesses, demolishing police cars, throwing rocks, getting high, were just frustrated over not having jobs? Really?!!

    Wake up! A black President, two black Attorneys General, a black mayor, a black Police Commissioner, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, 50 years of corrupt liberal leadership in Baltimore.

    Gee! What could possibly go wrong?

  6. This is true. And being inconvenienced at a ball game isn’t a big deal. However, patrons at a bar being attacked for the simple fact that they are white is absurd and hypocritical. Respect needs to go in all directions. If somebody feels it is ok to attack somebody because of the color of their skin while screaming that only the lives of people of their race matter…. They are part of the problem. But good God… I hope those cops go down smoking!


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