BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The situation in Charlotte is strikingly similar to the unrest seen in Baltimore in April of 2015. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s office has reached out to Charlotte’s mayor to offer any assistance she can.
The shattered windows, pummeled police cars and fires in the streets of Charlotte are eerily reminiscent of a day in Baltimore 17 months ago.
Rawlings-Blake says the scenes of unrest are part of a much larger issue.
“There’s just no trust. There’s a lot of anger. Our country is at a boiling point when it comes to race relations, when it comes to community and police relations. And there’s no trust,” said Rawlings-Blake.
But the mayor warns the violence in the streets only makes a bad situation even worse.