Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Slams Police: They ‘Took a Knee’

On Wednesday night, former Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts told a crowd at Mount St. Mary’s University that police “took a knee” after riots in April, blaming their activity for rising crime rates that ended in his firing. Batts said, “Part of the crime rate increase is that the police officers at some point took a knee, and they are doing that like other officers.”

The Associated Press

Malveaux: Baltimore Mayor Curfew ‘Like a Plantation’

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” economist and political commentator Julianne Malveaux said the curfew that the Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake put in place “seemed like a plantation at some level that the overseers are deciding you can’t go outside.” “[I]t’s overtime