|Laporsha Lawson and her son, Khai’Lee Sampson|
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.Lawson needs to face the hard facts. Most of the protesters--particularly the hard-core agitators--were not from her neighborhood. Most likely, they were paid for directly or indirectly by George Soros or other billionaires in conjunction with rich black politicians--i.e., the Democratic party machine. They don't care about people like Lawson, as long as Lawson and people like her continue to vote for them, so they can keep the gravy train flowing. Until Blacks wake up to the fact that their leaders and allies for the past 40 years have betrayed them, nothing will change.
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.
As Lawson cradled the 7-year-old on her parents’ sofa recently, she said she felt betrayed by her neighborhood.
Although she understands the rioters’ anger at the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who suffered a spinal injury in police custody, she can’t understand why people would destroy their own community.