As Twitchy reported earlier, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was quoted as saying that managing the riots in her city was a tricky balancing act, as “we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.” Not surprisingly, the well-deserved backlash against that idiotic and widely publicized statement has prompted a “clarification” from the mayor’s office, Brit Hume reports.
Um, here it is, clarified.
“What she is saying within this statement was that there was an effort to give the peaceful demonstrators room to conduct their peaceful protests on Saturday. Unfortunately, as a result of providing the peaceful demonstrators with the space to share their message, that also meant that those seeking to incite violence also had the space to operate. The police sought to balance the rights of the peaceful demonstrators against the need to step in against those who were seeking to create violence.
“The mayor is not saying that she asked police to give space to people who sought to create violence. Any suggestion otherwise would be a misinterpretation of her statement.”