Wild Idealists on Baltimore Streets

Lots of protestors marching in Baltimore today. It is good to see charges filed against the police involved in Freddie Gray’s death. But some of these protestors are wildly idealist. The t-shirt apparently says, “Most Kings get their Heads Cut Off.”

It has been 40 years since a governor of Maryland was sent to prison, and Baltimore mayors have never paid a price for their official crimes. The current mayor has been covering up police brutality and crimes for more than 5 years – and there is no indication that she will be held liable for her complicity.  And former U.S. presidents who trampled the law and the Constitution continue to reap lavish speaking fees in lieu of jail time.

It would be great if oppressors got what they deserved – that would deter similar aspiring criminals.  But justice for supreme rulers is a rarity in history.




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2 Responses to Wild Idealists on Baltimore Streets

  1. Scott Lazarowitz May 3, 2015 at 11:22 am #

    Sadly, many of the protesters probably don’t think of Obama as a “King,” with his being the judge, jury and executioner in his drone bombings of suspected-but-not-convicted “terrorists,” his NDAA law, ObamaCare dictates and other Executive Orders. (But who will give them the bad news? Not I, that’s for sure.)

  2. Jim May 4, 2015 at 8:24 am #

    Good point, Scott. I suspect many of the protestors are more prone to still see Obama as Jesus.