Deray McKesson vs. Wolf Blizter Is The Only CNN You Need Today [@deray] Brandon Caldwell April 28, 2015 News The coverage of the unrest in Baltimore since the burial of Freddie Gray has been nothing short of hysterical, for all the wrong reasons. Besides Fox News constantly ranking last in terms of public trust, CNN has also seemingly followed suit, starting from Saturday when discussions over the red carpet of the White House Correspondence Dinner (aka, “Nerd Prom” aka “We Press Members Get To Drop Our Veil And Literally Root For Our Own Importance”) as opposed to the growing number of peaceful protests in the wake of Gray’s murder at the hands of six Baltimore police officers. Gray was arrested by police on April 12th, loaded into a squad van and transported to a nearby police station. When he left the wagon, Gray had 80% of his spine severed, three fractured vertebrae and a crushed voice box. He died a week later. The death of Freddie Gray at the hands of police brutality is the core of the riots and unrest in Baltimore. Activist Deray McKeeson didn’t forget this, much as Wolf Blitzer attempted to hit him with Martin Luther King Jr. style rhetoric during their CNN interview on Tuesday. McKesson, who rose to prominence last August during the unrest in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown, was in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray and initial protests surrounding the cause of his sudden and untimely death.. The riots, according to Deray weren’t to be “condoned” for him to “understand” why they were occurring. Here’s a copy of the exchange via Raw Story. “You want peaceful protests, right?” Blitzer began his interview by asking McKesson. “Yes,” McKesson replied, after being momentarily taken aback by obvious nature of the question. “Remember, the people that have been violent since August have been the police. When you think about the 300 people that have been killed this year alone. Like that is violence.” McKesson agreed that the property damage in Baltimore on Monday night had been unfortunate, but he urged Blitzer to remember that there had been “many days of peaceful protests here in Baltimore City and places all around the country.” “But at least 15 police officers have been hurt, 200 arrests, 144 vehicle fires — these are statistics,” Blitzer countered, robotically reading a police press release. “There’s no excuse for that kind of violence, right?” “Yeah, and there’s no excuse for the seven people that the Baltimore City Police Department has killed in the last year either, right?” McKesson shot back. “We’re not making comparisons,” Blitzer stuttered. “Obviously, we don’t want anybody hurt. But I just want to hear you say that there should be peaceful protests, not violent protests in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King.” “Yeah, there’s should be peaceful protests,” the community organizer replied. “And I don’t have to condone it to understand it, right? The pain that people feel is real.” “And you are making a comparison,” McKesson added. “You are suggesting this idea that broken windows are worse than broken spines, right?” Thank you Deray. You can watch the entire interview here. At current time, Baltimore is under curfew ordered by Governor Larry Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Considering that those in local government have also contributed in a small way to the mass hysteria in Baltimore by shutting down public transit for schoolschildren to be bused home as well as closing schools, denying 80,000 children a free meal — we’re due for another long night in Baltimore. A bonus? Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes euro-stepping all of the coded language about “thugs” when talking to Erin Burnett. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.