Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appeared for a press conference just before 8 p.m. Monday, but not to announce her resignation. Rather, she announced that she had requested and secured assistance from the National Guard and was instituting a week-long curfew. She also distinguished between the “peaceful” protests of last week and the disturbing violence perpetrated today by “thugs.”

Many were perplexed by the idea of setting a curfew to begin tomorrow night, when violence and rioting broke out around 3 p.m. today.

Oh, and no school tomorrow, so take advantage of that extra time on the streets before the curfew finally kicks in.

That curfew really would be handy tonight.

Seriously, could she have handled this any worse?

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