Rich Gang’s Rich Homie Quan is taking notice of the emotion stemming from Baltimore, Maryland this week and has acknowledged it on social media.
Quan released his new If You Ever Think I Will Stop Goin’ In Ask RR mixtape but sent prayers to B-More.
Speaking at a press conference Tuesday (April 28), President Barack Obama shut down the idea of rioting helping bring peace amid the publicized Freddie Gray injustice.
“There’s no excuse for the kind of violence we saw yesterday,” Obama said. “People looting and burning down buildings are not protesting, they are criminals. If our society really wanted to solve the problem, we could, but it requires everybody saying this is important… and that we don’t just pay attention to these communities when a CVS burns. We can’t just leave this to the police. It is not a protest. It is not a statement. It is a handful of people taking advantage of the situation.” (White House Press Conference)
The danger of riots has forced Baltimore sports teams and schools to cancel scheduled events.
The Baltimore Orioles game with the Chicago White Sox that was scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Tuesday has been postponed, the team announced. The Baltimore Ravens canceled their draft party scheduled for Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium “out of respect to the curfew in Baltimore,” according to the NFL team. The NFL draft is set to begin Thursday night in Chicago. (CNN)
Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame applauded buzz about national gangs like the Bloods and Crips coming together to demand justice for Gray this week.
According to reports, a funeral service at New Shiloh Baptist church for Gray filled quickly with mourners early Monday (April 27).
A small group of mourners started lining up about two hours ahead of Monday’s funeral. As they began filing into the church, the white casket with Gray’s body was opened, flanked by floral arrangements. A rope was placed in front of the casket to prevent people from getting too close. One person used a cellphone to take a photo of the body. (Huffington Post)