April 25, 2015

Cardin Statement on Protests in Baltimore

"I ask for those involved to not work against our shared goal and distract from seeking justice for Freddie Gray."

Baltimore, Md. – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement regarding the situation in Baltimore after Freddie Gray protests have turned violent. 

 

“Baltimore is my home. The death of Freddie Gray is a national tragedy that deserves a national conversation. I am fully committed to seeing justice for Freddie Gray but senseless violence will bring us no closer to that goal. As our community watches what was a meaningful and justified protest descend into an ugly scene we have seen all too often across the nation, I make an earnest appeal for peace in Baltimore. As a United States Senator and Baltimorean, I ask for those involved to not work against our shared goal and distract from seeking justice for Freddie Gray."