These are trying times for our city.
Regardless of personal opinions, it's a fact that things are broken here, and have been for a long time. One can only hope that some real change can occur as a result of what we've seen these past few days.
We're taught that all of us are created equal, and thanks to the efforts of those before us, every American deserves the same opportunity to live a life of liberty and of happiness. And, above all, to have their voice heard.
In Baltimore, and in virtually every other city and town throughout our country, this isn't always the case.
I think we can all agree that in times like this, the best rule to follow is quite simple: treat others the way we'd want to be treated. You never know what someone else has gone through to get where they are. Be thankful for what we have.
I'm thankful to have a great family, and a family of friends that have allowed me to call Baltimore "home" for the past decade. Yesterday, a few of us gathered at Patterson Park to do our workout. The park was full of people highlighting the spirit of the city. Those of us doing the workout had fan support from others hanging out, and then we ate pizza in the neighborhood. It's an amazing community we've built. Never forget it.