This is probably not the reaction anti-cop protesters were hoping for from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake — better armed cops!
From the Baltimore Sun:
The pledge was made after Rawlings-Blake acknowledged that officers did not have enough shields or body armor during the April riots, when about 160 officers were injured.
“We hope to never have such unrest again in our city, but if we do, we need to make sure our officers are equipped for whatever situation they encounter,” Rawlings-Blake said during a news conference at City Hall. “Specifically, I want to make sure our officers are prepared should there be additional unrest following the verdicts in the Freddie Gray case.”
At least she’s thinking ahead.