Baltimore, MD—Some savvy Baltimore entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the angry gangs roaming freely through their streets. Debris Stands, as they have come to be called, are now on almost every corner from Rosemont to Westport.
One business owner, Ed Stanko, is selling bricks to rioters from his own burned-out storefront. “I feel like a real American today. I’m helping the police bring the people who torched my business to justice, while also making money by arming the mob to fight the police. Now I know how Dick Cheney must feel.”
When asked if people really stop to pay for projectiles amidst clashes with police, Stanko said, “Some do and some don’t, but so what? I can walk over and pick the stuff back up and resell it. I’m even thinking of expanding to riot gear for police. You know, sometimes when the police are cracking-in skulls the baton gets stuck in the brain bits and, boom, I’m right there making the sale.”
Many Debris Stand owners are concerned that the market is already reaching saturation. “If enough places are reduced to rubble, the depreciation of my own rubble could force me out of business. Until then, I’m doing twofers today on pointy rocks. Hurl one hurl one free. But I might even diversify into T-shirts, you know, like Don’t Shoot the T-shirt’s White or something. I’m still working on that.”