Does anyone else see the madness in all this? These two corrections officers steal during a riot and just get suspended without pay?! What is the deal with the very lenient punishment? They should be fired!

Two correctional officers who work at the Baltimore City jail were suspended without pay Wednesday after video emerged showing them looting a 7-11 store during last month’s riots.

Tamika Cobb and Kendra Richard were charged with theft and two counts of burglary, according to a statement released by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS).

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Investigators DPSCS and with the Intelligence and Investigative Division responded to a tip that the pair had joined in looting a closed 7-11 convenience store near downtown Baltimore on April 25. That was the first day of major unrest following the April 19 death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

Investigators viewed video from the store and identified Richard and Cobb leaving with merchandise. According to The Baltimore Sun, the video showed Richard and Cobb exiting the store with Slim Jims and Tostitos, respectively. Richard is seen wearing yellow sneakers while Cobb is wearing a dark jacket.

Here’s an idea. Since it doesn’t seem to work to throw massive amounts of money at them, then absolve them of responsibility when they burn their own cities down, then rebuild the cities so they can burn them down again, why don’t we start expecting them to accept the consequences of their behavior like “privileged” people do?

You burned your neighborhood down? Rebuild it yourself or sit there in the ruins. You want money? Earn it. Don’t want trouble with the police? Obey the law.

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