Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake isn’t garnering any new fans, especially after a press conference when she labeled rioters ‘thugs’. Many people were amazed that those words would come out of Blake’s mouth, especially since she’s a black woman and one who should know about ‘coded’ language white people like to throw around. The thugs that she should have been referring to should have been the 6 officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray.
Too many people have invested in building up this city to allow thugs to tear it down. pic.twitter.com/bGjT5ru5cy
— Mayor Rawlings-Blake (@MayorSRB) April 28, 2015
Blake, who has seemingly failed Baltimore, is just another cog in the cycle of corruption the city is known for. Hell, every season of The Wire was based on.
It’s somewhat embarrassing to have a black woman in such a high position of power, who doesn’t even realize the words she uses are damaging. The people who had high hopes for Blake when she took office, have been let down in a big way.
Clutchettes, what do you think of Blake’s comments?