Reaction to Police Shootings, Ambush From Baltimore Police, Ravens, Carmelo Anthony

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From a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis. Photo by Tony Webster.
From a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis. Photo by Tony Webster.

Following the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the shootings of police following a Dallas protest, the Baltimore Sun’s Dan Rodricks summed up the country’s mood, saying Americans should feel “rightfully despondent.” Here’s some more reaction from Baltimore:

On the morning after the Dallas attacks, city officials said they held a briefing on the incident.


A protest was planned for Friday night at 6:30 p.m., starting at Light and Pratt Sts. Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said police would work to protect protestors’ First Amendment rights.

“We must not confuse peaceful protest with violent crime,” he said. “The crime in Dallas is not representative of the overwhelmingly peaceful protests we frequently facilitate in Baltimore.”

Reacting to the death of Alton Sterling, the Ravens’ Terrance West summed up his feelings on Twitter:

In the wake of the shootings, Baltimore native and NBA star Carmelo Anthony called on athletes to stand up for change.

“There’s NO more sitting back and being afraid of tackling and addressing political issues anymore, he wrote. “Those days are long gone. We have to step up and take charge. We can’t worry about what endorsements we gonna lose or whose going to look at us crazy.

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  1. Not just athletes. It’s time to copy Paris protesters, everyone of us. Those French will go day and night for weeks at a time to get elected official’s to acknowledge there is a very big problem with our Justice system that needs to be addressed now!!

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