Baltimore native and NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony pleads with looters

It’s on the news 24/7, radio all day and night and currently the talk of the town throughout America, Baltimore is going through chaos following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Freddie Gray, 25, was a black man who suffered spinal cord injuries while in custody of Baltimore police and later died after being apprehended by police.There are still no answers and the case is still under investigation which sparked chaos-filled mayhem in the city of Baltimore. Baltimore City is dealing with looters and property damage reminiscent of the 1968 riots which were sparked by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. B More native and NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony decided to speak out via his instagram and plead with looters in his city to stop the mayhem. Check out what he said below.

We all want Justice. And our city will get the answers we are looking for. My deepest sympathy goes out to the GRAY Family. To see my city in a State of Emergency is just shocking. We need to protect our city, not destroy it. What happens when we get the answers that we want, and the media attention is not there anymore? We go back to being the same ol Baltimore City again. If not yourself, then Think about the youth. How this will impact them. Let’s build our city up not tear it down. Although, we want justice, let’s look at the real issues at hand. For example, When was the last school built in Baltimore? That’s just one example. I know my community is fed up. I’m all about fighting for what we believe in. The anger, the resentment, the neglect that our community feels right now, will not change over night. Continue, fighting for what you believe in. But remember, it takes no time to destroy something. But, it can take forever to build it back up. Peace7. #Thisonehitshome #BeMore #LetsNotFallForTheTrap “Please Understand What State Of Emergency Mean”(Destroy and Conquer)#StayMe7o

Hopefully the young kids and community can understand how powerful this message is but more importantly, can understand that looting and burning down their own community and surrounding communities is not the answer. #PrayForBaltimore

Let’s all pray for Baltimore, stay locked to @Source for news and everything relating to the crisis. –@AndrewSomuah