Baltimore is burning!
It would seem that everything that could possibly go wrong has gone wrong.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake finally called in the Maryland National Guard. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan did not indicate when Rawlings-Blake made the call. While Hogan tried to be diplomatic he made a point of saying that he was waiting for her call. He must have waited a long time.
Yet as of this writing the National Guard are nowhere to be seen. Mayor Rawlings-Blake will impose a curfew tomorrow night. That’s a day late, a few million dollars short and possibly some lives needlessly thrown away. Rawlings-Blake can call the rioters behavior “idiotic” but it was her idiocy which gave “those who wished to destroy things the space to do that” on Saturday night. With the police outnumbered and in retreat, he has now given the rioters the space to destroy Baltimore as we know it.