Where’s justice for Baltimore’s innocent riot victims?

Baltimore Mom, Disabled Son
Baltimore Mom, Disabled Son

Baltimore mom says “Everybody wants justice for Freddie Gray. But what about justice for Khai’Lee?” as she is left to fend for herself and her special needs son after thugs burned down their house with all of his medical equipment during the riots.

According to The Washington Post:

Until a few weeks ago, when the riots roiled Baltimore, the house at Hilton Street and Piedmont Avenue was home for Laporsha Lawson and her severely disabled son, Khai’Lee Sampson.

The liquor store adjacent to Lawson’s home started burning about 1 a.m. April 28. Lawson awoke, raced up the stairs to grab her son and rushed him to her parents’ home about a block away moments before flames engulfed the house.

“They took everything from my child,” said Lawson, 28.

The wheelchair customized for Khai’Lee’s small body, the back brace that helps him sit upright, the machine that pumps oxygen into his lungs when he stops breathing at night — all were destroyed. So were the supplies for his feeding tube, his clothes, even his new swing.

These were riots, not protests. Riots are violent, and violence hurts innocent people. Protests are peaceful. They do not involve looting and burning down people’s homes. They are intended to attract attention to bring about positive change, not destroy lives. Now if we could just find a way to educate people about the difference.

If you want to make a contribution to help this mother with the equipment she needs for her son, you can do so here. Any amount is appreciated. Time is of the essence. The fundraiser ends next week.