Baltimore Mayor Blake says ‘Rioters Will Face Justice’

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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) on Sunday vowed that anyone who had committed crimes during recent riots in her city would suffer the consequences of their actions. 

“I’m going to make sure they are brought to justice,” Rawlings-Blake said of violent demonstrators who damaged the city last Monday evening.

“I don’t condone it and I will make sure those individuals are held accountable,” she told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Furious protests boiled over Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died while in police custody on April 19.

Rawlings-Blake on Sunday promised she would restore civil order to the city and then repair divides between its law enforcement and minority communities.

“As a leader, my focus is to get us through this crisis,” she said.

“I know how to guide our city through tough times,” the mayor argued.

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Source: The Hill | Mark Hensch

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