If they did they would realize that Freddie Gray's death was the spark, not the cause. The Baltimore riots were the result of glaring and sustained inequality, and in no land does overwhelming inequality lead to anything less than revolution. (Or at least attempted revolution.) Americans, en masse, need to realize that we are no longer the shining city on the hill. We have deep systemic problems. In fact, we are just on one hill in a global arena of rising hills, and we'd be well advised to take heed: we are human and therefore we are not immune. One way or another change will come.