Though it’s the Baltimore Police who have been under direct attack by rioters for most of the day, other emergency responders have been placed in danger’s way as well, such as the firefighters contending with burning buildings and cars. And then there are the reporters and photographers on the ground who aren’t used to being targets.
This reporter was attacked and robbed on camera on Saturday — “before” things turned violent.
The next time someone insists the rioters are just “communicating” their frustration with racist police, remind them how much sympathy was shown for reporters who were caught up in the violence.
Stealing reporters’ equipment and driving them out of the city will certainly help people understand why people are rioting.
Now about those EMTs…