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There may be devastation in Baltimore, but the most unlikely of people have become allies and that’s a beautiful thing to witness. Rival gangs are reportedly teaming up, not to retaliate on law enforcement, but to encourage calm in Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun released a video of Charles Shelley, a member of the Crips gang, along with a Bloods member named Jamal, calling for protesters in the streets of Baltimore to stop rioting.

“We not out here for nobody to get hurt. All that about police getting hurt by gangs, that’s false. We’re not here for that. We’re here to protect our community and that’s it. We don’t want no trouble. We’re doing this because we don’t want trouble. It’s mayhem out here because people don’t want trouble. If y’all keep hurting us, that’s what you’re going to have to deal with,” Charles said.

“They hate to see this right now. We’re supposed to be out here killing each other. We’re supposed to be at arms, but instead, we’re standing out here hugging each other,” he continued, as he hugged Jamal. The two looked like brothers and even claimed they were, as they’re now united by a city’s fiery tears.

But to have the media tell it, these gang members have united to retaliate against police officers. Police have claimed that they received information that members of “various gangs” are organizing to attack them. Who’s story do you believe?

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