I was just in Baltimore by chance. I was headed to DC to go to the School of the America’s Watch (SOAW.ORG) week of action in Washington DC. I landed at National Airport on sunday April 19th, 2015. The day Freddie Gray died. As I landed, I googled “Police Brutality Washington DC April, 2015 because you know, that shit is happening everyday everywhere you go.
There were of course some stories, but then I remembered Baltimore. Baltimore has always been on my top ten places in the USA most likely to pop the fuck off. Baltimore, like Detroit, like Philly, like Oakland, like Providence, like Newark, like Willimantic, like Kansas City, like Ferguson like so many places in the USA are ticking time bombs. These are the places that expose the lie of the melting pot for what it is, an unattended pressure cooker waiting to well, pop the fuck off.