2015 Baltimore Riots

2015 Baltimore Riots11 posts
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13 May, 2015

Shares Dance Rally 4 Peace concert

Music Performance

Prince and his band 3rdEyeGirl share a free soundboard-quality recording of his May 2 “Dance Rally 4 Peace” concert via Soundcloud. The concert features some of the artist’s lesser-known hard-rock tracks, such as Dreamer, Guitar and Chaos & Disorder, alongside frequent guitar solos and improvisation. At the end of the recording, Prince speaks directly to the crowd:

Do me a favor and take care of each other, all right? It don’t matter the color; we’re all family.

10 May, 2015

Performs Baltimore ‘Rally 4 Peace’ concert

Music Performance

Prince performs a live show at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, featuring classic hits and his protest song, Baltimore. 3rdEyeGirl backs Prince in front of an audience wearing mostly gray, in honor of Gray. Prince:

You look around, and the system is broken. It’s gonna take the young people to fix it this time. We need new ideas, new life. Most of all, we need new peace. And the kind of peace I’m talking about is spelled p-i-e-c-e. Next time I come to Baltimore, I want to stay in a hotel owned by one of you.

On-stage guests included Doug E. Fresh, Estellem Miguel, and State Attorney Mosby, who was seated on a leather couch on the left side of the stage, and about 20 minutes into the concert she was led to the center by Prince.

9 May, 2015


Single Release

Prince releases his protest song, which was recorded on April 30 at Paisley Park Studios. Prince plays all the instruments himself. The song includes the following lyrics:

Does anybody hear us pray?/for Michael Brown or Freddie Gray/Peace is more than the absence of war

If there ain’t no justice/then there ain’t no peace

28 Apr, 2015

More than 12 police officers injured

Protests against police turn into riots. Roving bands of looters, some armed with crowbars, roaming the city, hurling rocks at police, destroying patrol cars, smashing store windows and torching buildings. Police Commissioner Batts comments on the more than a dozen injured police officers.

All are going to be OK but sustained heavy damage to their bodies.


Criticizes Obama on riots

Makes Statement

Trump criticizes Obama for not being able to control the situation in Baltimore.


‘Baltimore violence is about lack of morals’


Paul reacts to the riots in Baltimore during an interview with radio host, Ingraham.

The police have to do what they have to do, and I am very sympathetic to the plight of the police in this…There are so many things [root causes] we can talk about. The breakdown of the family structure, the lack of fathers, the lack of a moral code in our society.


‘Baltimore is burning’

Makes Statement

Clinton reacts to the Baltimore riots.

It is heartbreaking. The tragic death of another young African-American man. The injuries to police officers. The burning of peoples’ homes and small businesses. We have to restore order and security. But then we have to take a hard look as to what we need to do to reform our system.

27 Apr, 2015

Curfew imposed

Makes Statement

Mayor Blake declares a week long curfew from 10 p.m to 5 a.m in the city due to riots.

What we see tonight that is going on in our city is very disturbing. Too many people have spend generations building up this city for it to be destroyed by thugs who, in a very senseless way, are trying to tear down what so many have fought for.

Baltimore Mayor issues city-wide mandatory curfew

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