A Baltimore native who writes for The Atlantic discusses the uprising there in his latest column. Recommended reading. In the following section he responds to the Baltimore city government’s pleas for nonviolent protest.
When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse. When nonviolence is preached by the representatives of the state, while the state doles out heaps of violence to its citizens, it reveals itself to be a con. And none of this can mean that rioting or violence is “correct” or “wise,” any more than a forest fire can be “correct” or “wise.”
– Ta-Nehisi Coates