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Baltimore Riots: Orioles’ Executive Weighs In




|| By FITSNEWS || While we were busy covering the Baltimore riots (here and here) our founding editor Will Folks was off bitching and moaning about the cancellation of the Baltimore Orioles home game against the Chicago White Sox.

Apparently Folks was displeased that the riots forced the game’s cancellation just as his fantasy baseball third baseman – Manny Machado – was starting to heat up at the plate. Yeah … how’s that for priorities?

Anyway, in his desperate bid to determine when Machado would be playing again, Folks stumbled upon comments made by Orioles executive vice president John Angelos, son of majority owner Peter Angelos.

In addressing the riots, Angelos affirmed his support for non-violent protests as well as the rule of law.  But he also put his finger on the pulse of the bigger issue …

“My greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one night’s property damage nor upon the acts, but is focused rather upon the past four-decade period during which an American political elite have shipped middle class and working class jobs away from Baltimore and cities and towns around the U.S. to third-world dictatorships like China and others, plunged tens of millions of good hard-working Americans into economic devastation, and then followed that action around the nation by diminishing every American’s civil rights protections in order to control an unfairly impoverished population living under an ever-declining standard of living and suffering at the butt end of an ever-more militarized and aggressive surveillance state,” Angelos wrote on Twitter.

Wow …

“Not exactly what the US Department of Truth wanted to hear,” our friends at Zero Hedge noted.

That’s for sure …

And while nothing – and we mean nothing – excuses the sort of violence we’re witnessing in Baltimore, it’s hard to argue Angelos’ basic point.