Drama queens and kings in Baltimore
Similar items in my Yahoo! News feed as of 11:00 today:
“Baltimore activists arrested after protest at City Hall over police moves” – Washington Post
“Baltimore protesters arrested after staging a sit-in at city hall” – Mashable
“At least 12 arrested for occupying Baltimore City Hall after police commissioner appointment hearing” – Fox News
These demonstrators appear to be principally interested in getting media attention, and the media has accommodated them completely. It’s questionable whether I should even be paying attention to them here.
Opposition to Kevin Davis’s appointment — even to the process by which it would happen, as if it ought to be a question of plebiscite — borders on the frivolous. Their nineteen demands pertained wholly to the privileges they wanted extended toward demonstrators — hardly anything that would address this city’s problems.
A footnote: My clippings file includes this from Wednesday 2015-09-02 —
— with the note, “Numerous mistakes of fact. [I witnessed that part of the demonstration that occurred by the courthouse.] Captured in Yahoo! News feed.”
Originally posted 2015-11-02.