Maryland governor: ‘Things are going to be different’ in Baltimore

Getty Images

One day after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) activated the National Guard to respond to riots ripping through Baltimore, he said the situation on Tuesday is “going to be different.”

{mosads}”A lot of this stuff took place before we were called in,” he told reporters, according to The Baltimore Sun. “Things are going to be different today.”

He said that there would be an “overwhelming display of people there on the streets protecting the citizens, so what happened [Monday] night is not going to happen again.”

Implicit in Hogan’s comments was a criticism of Baltimore’s leadership, which waited until Monday evening to ask state officials to call in the Maryland National Guard.

On Monday night, Hogan said he was glad Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) had “finally” called for state aid.

The riots Monday, which appeared to stem from anger over the way that police in the city treat minority communities, came on the same day as the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, a black Baltimore man who sustained a fatal spinal injury while in police custody.

Most of the protests over Gray’s death have been peaceful. But gatherings of young people on Monday quickly turned violent, with vehicles being lit on fire and some stores being looted.

At least 15 police officers were also injured, police said on Monday night.

Hogan said there would be a greater law enforcement presence on Tuesday.

“This violence will not be tolerated,” Hogan said. “We are going to bring in all the assets and all the support we need to make sure the citizens of Baltimore are safe and we bring peace to the city.”

Tags Baltimore Larry Hogan
See all Hill.TV See all Video

Most Popular

Load more


See all Video