City Council President Jack Young: "I am asking all of you out there looting to stop it. Please stop it. It’s hurting the city of Baltimore in more ways than one. We you loot the CVS store that means that your relatives who work in those stores can’t go to work, so they can’t get paid. There’s a ripple effect. This has gone from being a protest to rioting. This is not the protesters. These are people rioting and destroying property and looting. We have to put an end to it.” "
City Councilman Bill Henry: “Martin Luther King said a riot is the language of the unheard. If we don’t bother to teach our kids other languages then we better start hearing them.”
From Sun reporter Luke Broadwater:
City Council President Bernard C. ��Jack” Young called for the violence to end, and invoked the riots of 1968: "We destroyed the infrastructure in our own communities."
"The whole world is watching us in Baltimore," he said. "It is a crying shame."
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is scheduled to hold a press conference at 7:45.