“Baltimore, get off the streets!” Lewis urged. “Kids, go home! Stay home! You don’t have no right to do what you’re doing to this city. Too many hard-working people built this city. … We know the problems. We know there was wrong done. We know we’re not getting the right justice. But rioting in our streets is wrong!”
A lot of people won’t want to hear it from Lewis. This is the same guy who committed obstruction of justice for his involvement in a murder case, so there will be no shortage of people calling him a hypocrite. We felt the same way when he went on and on about the integrity of the NFL a few months back.
“We must change this right now,” Lewis said. “Stop the violence, man. Go home. I’m telling you, go home.”
Like him or not, Lewis is beloved by a lot of people in Baltimore. He may not get respect from people who are bothered by incidents like this, but it’s worth it if he can even get a few people to listen with what’s going on in Baltimore at the moment.