April, 2105. Baltimore, Maryland, erupted in flames and violence following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Rioters and looters owned the streets, setting vehicles and buildings on fire. Businesses were broken into and merchandise looted. These criminals have virtually gotten away with their anti-social behavior. At least, up until now.
Prosecutors say that Donta Betts, 20, was a menace to society. He was one of the key players in the Freddie Gray riots. Betts took a leading part in looting, starting fires and even attacking police. “The scope of the criminal activity he was involved in is really breathtaking,” said U. S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein. Surveillance video was key in identifying Betts and obtaining a conviction. It showed him in the middle of the mayhem with no regard for people, property, or the rule of law. Betts was sentenced to 15 years without the possibility of parole or probation.
100 Percent Fed Up reports:
Prosecutors say 20-year-old Donta Betts was one of the key players in the Freddie Gray riots, looting, starting fires and even attacking police.
“Donta Betts was a menace to society here in Baltimore. The scope of the criminal activity he was involved in is really breathtaking,” said Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney.
In April of 2015 — just days after the death of Freddie Gray — Baltimore erupted with riots, looting and a clash with officers. Federal prosecutors say surveillance video and pictures captured Betts in the middle of the mayhem.