The interviewer, who didn't seem to be listening to anything the councilman had to say then followed up by asking if he thought it was "right" that rioters were looting the liquor store. Clearly this guy is no Walter Cronkite.
Unfortunately many of the Fox News viewers didn't seem to take the interview to heart either with the top comments ranging from "I don't remember this much rioting when Bush was president." to "What a joke this guy is !!" Thanks for the insight guys.
For those viewers, and anyone else who might not get it by now, the protests are bigger than Freddie Gray (as tragic as his death was). In many urban cities the government invest in education and the employment rates are dramatically lower than they are in the rest of America (especially when compared to wealthier neighborhoods).
For example, in Freddie's town only HALF of the residents have jobs. And it isn't as easy as just telling people to "go get a job" since many of the better paying jobs require a certain level of education (which many don't have due to crappy schools). And as a majority of those residents are poor, they don't have much of a voice in Washington in demanding more investments in jobs and education (hence perpetuating the cycle of poverty and hopelessness).
So while police violence may be the spark of many of these protests, they aren't always the root cause. And until our politicians address these issues, we're going to see more and more violent protests across our country for months and years to come.
Check out the full video below: