Texomans React To Situation in Baltimore

By now, many people have seen the protests and riots in Baltimore. The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray almost on April 19, 2015 is the topic of discussion around the nation and even right here in Texoma.

Newschannel 6 reached out to residents in Texoma to see how many of them felt about the recent events in Baltimore.

“I don't agree with the way they are going about doing this at all.  I would rather have negotiated before this happened.  It is a serious issue in this country," said Texoma resident, Roger Scott, Jr.

“The response is wrong.  The things that started it were wrong also, but destroying and having this sort of mob mentality doesn't help.  It's one of those things that shouldn't be happening here and yet it is," said Texoma resident. Darlene Simpson.

Wednesday in Baltimore has been peaceful; Maryland's Governor Larry Hogan discussed the atmosphere at a press conference.

"You know we are still vigilant and know that there are still a few raw emotions out here, so we are going to make sure that we maintain the city and make sure we have more nights like last night and no more nights like Monday," said Hogan.

It's those raw emotions that Texoma resident Ashley Campana speaks of.

“It really concerns me as a U.S. citizen, because I feel like seeing this kind of violence portrayed is quite unlike the environment we like to have as American citizens," said Campana.

“I think it can happen anywhere because what triggers it from being peaceful to riot is not really understood," said Simpson.

“You have had events here that could have triggered the same kind of action.  Destruction never satisfies anything.  Violence does not solve problems," said Scott.

, Newschannel 6