Baltimore Police released a video
footage on You Tube that shows how white people were deliberately targeted
during running street battles in Baltimore on Memorial Day.
“Footage from Baltimore Police body
cameras and the downtown CitiWatch surveillance network shows groups of youths
gathered Saturday night at the Inner Harbor randomly breaking into fights with
each other — and at times committing more serious assaults,” reports
Police have made several arrests on
Saturday after they received reports of disturbance in the Inner Harbor.
One body cam video shows a white man
being beaten on the ground by black teens who stopped only after police
Another footage shows that a black
teen waiting to kick an unsuspecting white passerby in the head. The teen receives a high five
afterwards. Another video shows how the
running battles became more chaotic as the mob turn on each other.
“They were just randomly fighting
with each other,” said Col. Richard Worley, the Baltimore Police Department’s
chief of patrol, noting that such scenes are completely routine and “were
similar to other events that occur in districts all across the city on any
Incidents involving black teens
appear to be racially motivated.
“Our officers don’t get rattled by
this stuff anymore,” Worley said.
Last March, 300 African teens got
involved in fights at an event at Eastpoint Mall.
On Easter, two dozen black
minors were charged with disorderly conduct after a carnival was canceled at
These recurring incidents follow the
same pattern— a large group of black teens gather in public and become violent,
leading to police arrests and backlash from members of black community.
Baltimore Police Department’s union
president, Sgt. Mike Mancuso, told officers on Saturday that some youths were
“criminals.” But City Councilman Ryan Dorsey argued that Baltimore makes its
streets “inhospitable” to people, while Mayor Bernard Young called Saturday’s
incident a “parenting question”.
Meanwhile, new curfews have been
imposed at several shopping malls and two spring carnivals have been canceled
to curb violent incidents in the area.