CRIMEJudge Shocks Baltimore Looter Who Set CVS On Fire By Phoenix Brooks |
During last year’s Baltimore riots, in which stores were looted and businesses were burned down, Democratic Mayor Stephanie publicly said that the city should be giving,
“THOSE WHO WISH TO DESTROY SPACE TO DO THAT AS WELL.”
After the immediate backlash that the mayor received, she seemed to change her tune, but her office claims that she was only clarifying her message.
“AT THE END OF THE DAY WE ARE ONE BALTIMORE. WE NEED TO SUPPORT PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION AND CONTINUE TO ENFORCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES THAT RIOTING, VIOLENCE, AND LOOTING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED IN OUR CITY.”
However, the damage had already been done, and the frustration among business owners who were watching their livelihoods being looted and burned down was palpable, and it seemed as though justice was never going be served.
That is until convictions began to be handed down to those who were involved in the riots. Since that time, at least four individuals have been found guilty in the court of law, stemming from crimes committed during the riots.
20-year-old Donta Betts is only the latest, and the Baltimore youth was sentenced to 15 years in prison without the ability for parole or early release.
Betts was believed to have been one of those who started several of the fires that raged throughout the Baltimore riots, threw rocks, destroyed police cars, and looted businesses, but he maintains that it was seemingly his right to commit these crimes,
“I DID ALL THIS BECAUSE THAT WAS MY PERIOD TO GO WILD ON POLICE.”
CBS Baltimore reports that US Attorney Rod Rosenstein called Betts a menace to society.
“DONTA BETTS WAS A MENACE TO SOCIETY HERE IN BALTIMORE. THE SCOPE OF THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HE WAS INVOLVED IN IS REALLY BREATHTAKING.”
Investigators believe that more prosecutions are to going to be following as captured videos of the riots are reviewed, tips are followed up on, and eyewitnesses are questioned.