Baltimore mayor: "we also gave space to destroy to those who wanted to do that as well"

What does she think is the long term impact on jobs and prices for people in Baltimore from this policy?  What does she think will be the impact on insurance premiums for businesses and people in Baltimore?

UPDATE: For those who aren't going to take the time to listen to the video, here is the quote:
“I worked with the police and I instructed them to do everything that they could to ensure that the protestors could exercise their right to free speech.  It is a very delicate balancing act because while we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.  And we worked very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to de-escalate.”



Blogger Joe said...

Mr. Lott, I subscribe to your blog and enjoy reading your research, including your book, More Guns, Less Crime.

This post title is misleading. You are intelligent enough to understand what she was saying. I'm disappointed you stooped to the level of taking a phrase out of context.

5/01/2015 2:44 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Dear Joe:

I provided the video so that people could listen to it themselves. I have put up a longer quote for people, but I disagree with you that the statement was taken out of context. If you could explain what the context is that you think explains the quote, it would be appreciated.

5/02/2015 10:16 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Seems pretty obvious to me - she wants to give protesters room to protest (more so than was given in Ferguson), but she acknowledges that this creates conditions that rioters/troublemakers can take advantage of. This is the balance she is speaking of.

If the interpretation is that her intention is to give space for rioters, then why talk about a balance?

5/02/2015 11:02 AM  

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