|"Nobody Kill Anybody for 72 Hours" is a powerful reminder of the quality of life blacks create|
|Didn't quite make it...|
Organizers and supporters of a 72-hour Baltimore “ceasefire” initiative marched and prayed Saturday, even as they acknowledged that their fervent pleas for peace could not halt the relentless pace of shootings and killings in Baltimore.
On the second day of a community initiative aimed at stopping — or at least slowing — gun violence, Baltimoreans held vigils, cookouts and other events. Some stood on corners with signs reading “Baltimore Ceasefire” or “Free Hugs.”
But even as ceasefire events continued late Saturday afternoon, police reported two shootings, one of them fatal. A 24-year-old man was shot in Pigtown, near Carroll Park, around 5 p.m. Saturday and pronounced dead at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. A second shooting occurred earlier in the afternoon in the 4800 block of Park Heights Ave..
Earlier, ceasefire participants had said the goal was to help unify the city.
“This is to let the people in the community know that there’s hope,” said Tyrone Boyette, who was part of a somber walk in which participants stopped at each of the sites in a West Baltimore neighborhood where 11 men were killed in recent months.
“We know it’s not going to stop the murders, but it’s a start,” Boyette said. “If we can get more people involved and we can start having stuff for younger people to do, that’s how we’re going to stop the people from killing each other.”Why not give the good people of 70 percent black Baltimore a small, polite round of applause (a golf-clap) for the effort in showing the world that they, collectively, could aspire to have a violence free weekend as found in all-white communities across the United States.
In the words of Jeb Bush: "please clap."
In the absence of whites in Baltimore, western civilization gave way to the type of community Africans in America could collectively create.
"Nobody kill anybody for 72 hours" is a fitting slogan to remind white people still with their heads in the sand it's time to finally understand the consequences of blackness.