"This is why the police have militarized": Conservatives respond to Baltimore riots

As protesters battle with police, right-wingers call for police snipers, slam Freddie Gray and blame Obama

Published April 27, 2015 9:07PM (EDT)

  (AP/Patrick Semansky)
(AP/Patrick Semansky)

Another round of confrontational riots has erupted in Baltimore in response to the death of Freddie Gray, whose spinal cord was severed while in police custody. As the protesters vent their frustration over decades of police impunity for countless acts of violence against the city's African American population, conservatives on Twitter have been quick to respond.

Ironically, some of the online pundits who are denouncing the protesters for "violence" are calling for police to start executing people in the streets. Also, predictably, this is Obama's fault—or maybe it was his secret plan all along...

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