Tag: Riots

White Privilege on Display in Post-Super Bowl Riots

Following the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl win over the weekend, die-hard fans took to the streets of Philly to celebrate leaving in their path a whirlwind of violence and destruction, as well as a question of racial inequality. Looting, property damage, fires and injuries dominated the riots. Philly.com reported: “Just…

CVS Health Reopens Stores Damaged in Baltimore Riots

CVS Health (one of DiversityInc’s 2015 Top 25 Noteworthy Companies) reopened its two pharmacies damaged in the Baltimore riots last April. The stores, which were closed for 10 months, opened about a week apart from each other, with the first reopening on Feb. 28 and the second not far behind…

Baltimore Police Temper Tantrum Against Citizens Continues

UPDATE: On July 8th, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts was fired by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake amid the continued violence and unrest in Baltimore. Police stations in Baltimore will now be open 24/7, according to the Baltimore Sun. The decision is said to be in response to an op-ed piece that appeared…

BREAKING NEWS: Freddie Gray's Death Ruled a Homicide

By Michael Nam (Update: 1:31 p.m. 5/1/2015) Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore in a press conference stated that five of the police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray have been taken into custody. Here is the list of charges from the state’s attorney’s office for the six police…