Maryland Gov Tells Baltimore Leaders to ‘Regain Control of Their Own Streets’

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) is telling Baltimore’s leaders to “regain control” of the city in a statement on Sunday afternoon.

Hogan wrote, “While we welcome peaceful protests and constructive dialogue on whether and how to put certain monuments in context or move them to museums or storage through a legal process, lawlessness, vandalism, and destruction of property are completely unacceptable.”

“That is the antithesis of democracy and should be condemned by everyone, regardless of their politics. Baltimore City leaders need to regain control of their streets and immediately start making them safer,” he added.

Read the statement below:

Hogan’s comments come after protesters in Baltimore tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the Inner Harbor.  

Trump has repeatedly railed against protesters, who he called “angry mobs,” tearing down statues around the country. 

During remarks at Mount Rushmore on Friday, Trump addressed the call for the removal of the monument, “This monument will never be desecrated. These heroes will never be defaced. Their legacy will never, ever be destroyed. Their achievements will never be forgotten.”

“And Mount Rushmore will stand forever as an eternal tribute to our forefathers and our freedom,” he added.

As protests erupted around the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Trump called for law and order as some demonstrations turned violent, as IJR reported.

“These are not acts of peaceful protests. These are acts of domestic terror. The destruction of innocent life, and the spilling of innocent blood is an offense to humanity and a crime against God,” Trump said of the violent demonstrations.

He also threatened to deploy the U.S. Military in cities if local governments did not curtail the violence.

And after protesters in several cities tore down statues of controversial figures, Trump signed an executive order designed to force local governments to protect the statues.

Hogan had previously criticized Trump’s rhetoric around the demonstrations and said his comments were “not helpful [and] not lowering the temperature.”


  1. George Floyd was a model (ha, ha) citizen. Between 1997 and 2005, he was convicted of eight crimes; in 2009, he accepted a plea bargain for a 2007 aggravated robbery, serving four years in prison. In 2014, he moved to the Minneapolis area, finding work as a truck driver and a bouncer. In 2020, he lost his security job during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    This is the person that started all this nonsense, with more criminal activity. The long list of people killed, as shown on the BET Awards, included criminals and would be ‘gangstas’. I was surprised to find Malcolm X’s name on that list. Although he was a criminal, he wasn’t killed by whites. He was killed by thugs sent by Elijah Mohammad because Malcolm was gaining too much power in the Muslim community. Muhammad Aziz, Mujahid Abdul Halim (Thomas Hagan) and Khalil Islam were arrested and convicted. Of course, Netflix has muddied the water, trying to exonerate two of the men while accusing four other men. Anything to attempt to rewrite history. However, it still remains that Malcolm X was killed by blacks in the Muslim community and not whites. So, why was his name on the list during the BET Awards. Why, to stir up more trouble, agitate the black audience, advocate the destruction of America.

    1. BLM turns criminals into heroes. And they wonder why they’re not taken seriously.

  2. Nope, can’t do it. Remember, “We must have the police stand down, to give the demonstrators room to destroy.”. The words of the last dummy in charge of Baltimore, during the Obamanation, when all this started.

  3. Wow. Finally a call for leaders to actually lead and uphold law & order. It can’t be proven, but maybe Trump’s calls for stopping the mad destruction/erasure of history have had an effect.

  4. Well you know what Hogan too bad President Trump tells it like it is!!! If you and the other milktoast “leaders” in this country would have done something sooner we wouldn’t be in this mess!!! You’re supposed to be on his side knucklehead!!!

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