On the first night of a city-wide curfew following the massive Monday riots, the streets of Baltimore were relatively quiet. The Wall Street Journal reports that some 3,000 police officers and National Guard troops stood watch Tuesday night in troubled parts of the city. Only minor skirmishes with a few unruly protestors were reported.
“The overnight order to stay inside ended at 5 a.m. with no reports of disturbances in the early morning hours—and with only 10 people arrested: two for looting, one for disorderly conduct and seven for violating the curfew….”
Even as officials in Baltimore appear to be getting a very tense situation under control, Al Sharpton is pledging to go to the city and organize a two-day march next month to nearby Washington, D.C., where he will reportedly deliver a demand to the new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, that she “intervene” in the case of Freddie Gray. It was Gray’s death while in police custody that sparked the protests in Baltimore that erupted into the destructive riots in which businesses and cars were burned, stores looted and more than fifteen police officers injured, some seriously.
Appearing on Fox and Friends, Bishop E.W. Jackson of Virginia — a former Marine who is the founder and president of an organization dedicated to upholding traditional American values — blasted Sharpton for interfering in Baltimore’s business. Jackson warned that if Sharpton is allowed to exploit the tense situation in Baltimore, it will only make the situation worse.
By clicking on the video above, you can watch the fiery interview with E.W. Jackson, who didn’t mince words in telling the Rev. Al where to go.
h/t: BizPac Review
BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.