This was the answer to a Fox News reporter around 10:15 PM tonight when asked to explain why a number of protesters were not showing signs of observing the 10:00 PM curfew which began tonight in Baltimore.
Strangely, during the entire exchange, both the reporter and the citizen failed to recall that the order to clear the streets was a result of the curfew established by the mayor. She used her legal authority to prevent the kind of trouble experienced last night. It was not an attempt by the police to “antagonize” the crowd by “intimidating” it as claimed by an interviewee this afternoon. It was merely the act of being prepared after 144 cars and fifteen houses were set afire the night before.
When fragile egos override respect for legitimate authority, it becomes impossible to build a stable society.