When will our mayor put her foot down? I was under the impression we had laws regarding public disturbances and threats to safety. And where are the voices at City Hall condemning the Rev. Jamal Bryant and his band of activists ("Youth jail protest jams Baltimore traffic, sparks debate," May 26)?
This man of the cloth has invoked Holy Scripture, promising our city "10 biblical plagues." So where are the churches? I refuse to condone this lawlessness based on my religion.
I know the Bible, and Mr. Bryant's traffic disruption had no resemblance to Moses and the plight of the ancient Israelites in Egypt.
And now we've learned that the recent unrest and rioting will cost the city an estimated $20 million. As a taxpayer I'm outraged.
Think of where that money could have been spent. And we have yet to get our bill from the state — the Maryland National Guard and the State Police have a price tag too.
Tuesday's protesters, who claimed "they wanted to shock people out of their complacency," have succeeded. Now it's time for the good, law-abiding citizens of Baltimore to march on City Hall and "shock" our elected officials out of theirs.
Rosalind Heid, Baltimore