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  • Why Freddie Ran: A Fatal Injury in Police Custody Highlights Baltimore's History of Bogus Busts

    05/06/2015 2:35:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    When the cops chasing Freddie Gray caught up with him, they had a problem: He had not done anything illegal. They solved that problem the way cops often do: They plucked a charge out of thin air. The cops probably would not have gotten into trouble for making an illegal arrest if Gray had not died due to a spinal injury he suffered in the back of a police van. Gray's death has shined a light on the way police officers abuse their arrest powers to impose arbitrary punishment, a practice that helps explain the anger on display in Baltimore...
  • 96 Percent Of Americans Expect More Civil Unrest In U.S. Cities This Summer

    05/06/2015 10:45:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    TEC ^ | 05/06/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Are you ready for rioting, looting and mindless violence in major U.S. cities all summer long? According to a brand new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 96 percent of all Americans believe that there will be more civil unrest in America this summer. That leaves only 4 percent of people that believe that everything will be just fine. In this day and age, it is virtually impossible to get 96 percent of Americans to agree on anything. So the fact that just about everyone agrees that we are going to see more civil unrest should really tell you something. The...
  • Baltimore mayor seeks DOJ probe of police, promises body cameras

    05/06/2015 8:08:21 AM PDT · by don-o · 30 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 6, 2015 | Luke Broadwater
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Wednesday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to probe city police practices and said officers will have body cameras by 2016. Rawlings-Blake, in a morning news conference, noted that complaints of police brutality have been down, and highlighted other improvements by the department. "We have seen results from these efforts," she said. But she said more efforts must be made to build on reforms that have already been put into place. "We have to get it right. Failure is not an option," she said. The mayor said the department of Justice will investigate what "systemic...
  • Baltimore prosecutor Mosby shockingly incompetent

    05/06/2015 7:17:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 6, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It is already clear that Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney who is prosecuting the Baltimore Six is not up to the responsibilities of her job. The only questions are: 1. how deeply incompetent?; and 2. what consequences will result from her bungling? The second question is the more important one, for Mosby has set up her prosecution as a response to the “No justice, no peace” movement. If and when she fails to secure a conviction through her ineptitude, then by the standard of the mob to which she is catering, more riots will be justifiable, and therefore the likely...
  • Dorian Johnson trying to CASH IN on Ferguson shooting, SUES city and Darren Wilson

    05/05/2015 6:28:51 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    By The Right Scoop ^ | 5/05/15 | soopermexican
    The guy who started the entire “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” lie is now trying to cash in on the death of his friend Mike Brown, because why not? Beats workin’. From ABC News: A witness to a police officer’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown last summer in Ferguson, Missouri, has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was wrongly stopped and fired on during the encounter on a city street. The lawsuit, filed last week by Dorian Johnson, claims that the officer, Darren Wilson, fired at him and Brown as they ran away from him on Aug. 9. The lawsuit claims...
  • The Big Winners Of The Baltimore Riots

    05/05/2015 5:46:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Riots work. The Baltimore riots achieved a number of goals for the political left, which is why the left defended the riots as a quasi-legitimate outgrowth of fully justified anti-police, anti-white feeling – in a majority black city with a majority black police force and a majority black city council, in a country with a black president and a black attorney general.
  • “We Ain’t Choosing No Sides; We Just Choosing Our Side”: Gangs believe do better job than the police

    05/05/2015 4:10:15 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Medium ^ | 5/2/2015 | Amy K. Nelson
    It’s a few minutes before midnight on Wednesday and I’m sharing a cigarette with a Blood and Crip at a diner 20 minutes outside of Baltimore. It’s two hours past the government-imposed curfew on this broken city and outside its margins the unlikeliest of encounters is happening. Just two days earlier, Baltimore police put out a very different version of gang unity, issuing a memo — just hours after 25-year-old Freddie Gray’s funeral — warning that the rival gangs were planning a possible attack on cops. It put the city on edge, and as violence unfolded in the afternoon as teenagers were trapped in...
  • Riots Are The Legacy Of Slavery? Try Legacy Of Welfare

    05/05/2015 11:32:19 AM PDT · by gogeo · 16 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 5/4/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    You cannot take any people, of any color, and exempt them from the requirements of civilization — including work, behavioral standards, personal responsibility and all the other basic things that the clever intelligentsia disdain — without ruinous consequences to them and to society at large.
  • 200 Businesses Were Destroyed in Baltimore Riots

    05/05/2015 5:16:18 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 61 replies
    It was announced over the weekend that the 10 p.m. curfew in Baltimore was being lifted in a move intended to bring a sense of normalcy back to the city. The curfew had been implemented last week in the wake of destructive riots and looting that occurred after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a young black man who died from a spinal injury while in police custody. Now that the smoke has cleared and the clean up of the city continues, it has been revealed that approximately 200 businesses were destroyed in the riots, causing untold millions of dollars in...
  • Not enough money? Baltimore got $1.8 billion from Obama Stimulus

    05/05/2015 1:40:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/04/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Last Tuesday, President Obama blamed the GOP-controlled Congress for its failure to fund the “massive investment in urban communities” that could “make a difference.” Well, how does $1.8 billion for the 622,000 people of Baltimore sound? Pretty massive – actually, just about $2900 for every man, woman, child, and baby of the entire City of Baltimore. But that’s the total amount of Obama Stimulus money sent to Charm City, according to an analysis by The Free Beacon:
  • Baltimore 2013. Teacher rips pupils: They defecate on desks, steal, assault, set fires, trash school

    05/04/2015 7:00:58 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08.01.2013 | G. Kane
    "Regarding your recent editorial, 'How to end the killing,' your last paragraph made me want to vomit. 'No doubt, Baltimore needs effective police and prosecutors, ample drug treatment, better schools, and more economic opportunities.' "I have taught in the Baltimore public school system for the past two decades. What we need is better students. We have many excellent teachers. I cannot count the number of students who have physically destroyed property in the schools." "They have trashed brand new computers, destroyed exit signs, set multiple fires, destroyed many, many lockers, stolen teachers' school supplies, written their filth on the...
  • More than the police politicians need to wear body cameras

    05/04/2015 6:31:50 PM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/3/2015 | Tanzina Vega
    Washington has a new answer to growing concerns about police brutality: body cameras. After a series of controversial -- and deadly -- confrontations between law enforcement officers and minorities, the Department of Justice is launching a $20 million pilot program to implement body cameras nationwide. The department will spend another $1 million to study the impact of cameras. Meanwhile, cameras are being backed by members of both parties, with Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton calling them a tool to "increase transparency and accountability." In March, Sen. Rand Paul, a GOP presidential candidate, and several Democrats introduced a bill to establish...
  • Obama blasts media coverage of Baltimore riots

    05/04/2015 1:01:44 PM PDT · by don-o · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama on Monday took a shot at the media for its coverage of last week’s violence in Baltimore, saying news outlets too often focus only on looters and rioters rather than on those who are trying to solve the complex problems plaguing America’s cities. In a speech at Lehman College in New York City, the president said lack of economic opportunity for young people of color in inner cities helped fuel the protests that have been seen in Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere across the country in recent months. Mr. Obama said it’s vital that the nation turn its...
  • Baltimore Violence is Obama’s Failed Legacy on Race

    05/04/2015 1:36:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 4, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    As our first African-American president, Barack Obama had the opportunity to personify the final triumph of civil rights, and in the process, become a celebrated and historic figure. Instead, his ironic legacy on race is one of abject failure, as the rioting and looting in Baltimore underscore. The tragic reality is that Obama passed on the opportunity to the “post-racial” president he promised to be when he first ran in 2008. Instead, he farmed out leadership on racial issues to Al Sharpton, for whom grievance is like oxygen. The prejudgment of George Zimmerman, and related fury, set the stage...
  • Greenfield: The Truth About Baltimore

    05/04/2015 11:28:45 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 31 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, May 04, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, May 04, 2015 The Truth About Baltimore Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The real victim in Baltimore is not Freddie Gray, a repeat loser who eventually died as he had lived, being arrested by the police. The real victims are not the thugs smashing and looting stores. It isn’t the young black men disproportionately stopped by the racist majority black police force in Baltimore under a racist black police commissioner for doing nothing wrong except the usual drug and weapons charges. It’s not even the “majority of law-abiding Baltimore families” referenced by politicians. 85% of...
  • NYPD officer dies two days after being shot in the head

    05/04/2015 10:29:00 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/4/2015
    An NYPD police officer died Monday, two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens, CBS News has confirmed. Officer Brian Moore, 25, had been in a medically-induced coma after undergoing surgery for what court papers described as "severe injuries to his skull and brain." District Attorney Richard Brown told The Associated Press on Sunday that Moore was "fighting for his life." He was removed from life support at 11:15 a.m. Monday. The suspect, 35-year-old Demetrius Blackwell, was ordered held without bail Sunday after appearing in Queens Criminal Court. He did not enter...
  • A Pox on Baltimore

    05/04/2015 10:34:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/04/15 | Al Caruba
    A pox on Baltimore and on all the politicians from the President on down who keep telling us the police are the problem, not the world of Freddie Gray’s roaming our city’s streets Thanks to an infection and the antibiotics taken to rid myself of it, I have had several days of being able to do little more than watch the news on television, listen to it on the radio, and reading about it in my daily edition of The Wall Street Journal. If there was anything else happening in the world, you would not know it because it was...
  • Baltimore Gang Member Calling for Jobs is Rebuffed by Democrat Lawmaker

    05/04/2015 10:55:22 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 62 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 3, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    In the midst of the turmoil in Baltimore this week, a succinct assessment of the needs of young black men living in liberal inner-city strongholds was delivered by a self-identified gang member, who made it clear that jobs are what these young men need, his call almost immediately rebuffed by a leading Democrat lawmaker. The press conference was arranged by City Councilman President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and other city "leaders" at the Baltimore City Hall as a call to other local youth to end the rioting plaguing the city all week in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray. Back...
  • GoFundMe drops campaign for Baltimore rioters after conservative complaints

    05/04/2015 10:22:08 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    GoFundMe removed a crowdfunding campaign on behalf of jailed Baltimore rioters Sunday, a day after conservatives began complaining about the effort. Greg Scott, vice president of media communications for Alliance Defending Freedom, said he first contacted the company Saturday about the rioters’ crowdfunding campaign. His Twitter posts decrying the campaign were picked up by conservative radio talk-show host Dana Loesch and Gateway Pundit blogger Jim Hoft. “We first started poking GFM yesterday by contacting the site directly and then via a series of tweets,” Mr. Scott said in a Sunday email. “The purpose has really been to either expose the...
  • Separation? Nah. Liberals Believe in Violation of Church by State

    05/04/2015 9:30:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Shawn Mitchell
    I'm reconsidering the merits of the NSA. What if they droned the riots, face recognized every thug, and called their moms?If Republicans and Tea Partiers are the racists, why are the riots always in Democrat and usually Black strongholds?Leftists believe in separation of church and state, until the state can order pastors to conduct same sex weddings, and strip religious colleges of their tax exemption. Then they're all into violation of church by state.This is all planned. The community organizers don't spawn riots in cities that would shut them down cold. Urban thugs: Lets riot! Conservative critics: These thugs are...
  • Woman has EPIC rant about Baltimore (video)(Language warning)

    05/04/2015 5:38:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 4-29-2015 | BattleCat
    This woman eviscerates the looters in Baltimore, this is a MUST SEE!!
  • Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law City burned despite ‘massive investment’

    05/04/2015 5:20:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | May 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law City burned despite ‘massive investment’ implemented by president BY: Elizabeth Harrington May 4, 2015 5:00 am The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention. President Obama claimed last Tuesday that if the Republican-controlled Congress would implement his policies to make “massive investments in urban communities,” they could “make a difference right now” in the city, currently in upheaval following the death of Freddie Gray. However, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found that the...
  • Thuggish Censors in the Marketplace of Ideas

    05/04/2015 4:41:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    Baltimore burns, shops are looted, rioters attack firefighters with bottles and bricks. And amid all the violence and ruin, what drives the chattering class into a froth of indignation? That anyone would use the word "thugs" to describe the vandals and criminals reducing Baltimore to rubble.As berserkers ran amok Monday, the city's mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, deplored the destruction: "Too many people have invested in building up this city to allow thugs to tear it down."That set the hounds baying. Rawlings-Blake was accused of using a racial slur. Baltimore City Councilor Carl Stokes angrily told CNN that calling rioters "thugs" is...
  • Racism Is at the Root of Baltimore’s Riots

    05/04/2015 4:32:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    White racism, like disco or barbershop quartets, faded from popularity a while back. The KKK last flourished a century ago by which time it had branched out to ranting about Catholics and Jews. Even then its power was slight and its views less mainstream compared to that of black racists today.
  • AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BALTIMORE/FERGUSON NEIGHBORHOODS:

    05/03/2015 7:41:15 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 46 replies
    Me | 5-3-15 | RandallFlagg
    AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BALTIMORE/FERGUSON NEIGHBORHOODS: Ya know. I’m convinced that the one thing that would end this Baltimore and Ferguson kind of crap would be to take those people in these areas (those who weren’t criminals and had the maturity and common sense -and I believe a LOT of them do), and get them interested in firearms and the second amendment. I'm NOT talking to the lawbreakers here. I'm talking to their neighbors, friends and families. You people who broke the law made your choices. You had your chance. I have YET to take someone to the shooting...
  • Baltimore Mayor Apologizes for Calling Rioters "Thugs" [semi-satire]

    05/03/2015 3:33:45 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2015 | John Semmens
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, whose infamous order to police to "give protestors space to destroy," sheepishly apologized to residents who participated in looting stores, burning buildings, and assaulting passersby for using the term "thugs" to describe their behavior. "My use of the word 'thugs' implied that these people were engaged in criminal acts," she said. "I have since been informed that stealing toilet paper, trashing the businesses of owners who had nothing to do with the death of Mr. Gray, and beating up white people foolish enough to venture into the streets were acts of righteous rage." The Mayor maintained...
  • Baltimore Rally: Burn Down Stores to Get Them ‘Out of Our Communities’

    05/03/2015 1:11:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 212 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 2, 2015 | Staff
    During a large rally in front of Baltimore’s City Hall, a young man introduced as “Brother Rose,” in winding and sometimes incoherent speech, praised the burning of a CVS store at the corner of Pennsylvania and North Avenues. “America didn’t care until we started affecting things they profit from… What we saying, ‘Let’s get you out of our communities.’” He also said, “Without us running (unintelligible) Mondawmin Mall [the site of mass looting on Monday], taking back from the stores that have taken our dollars for how long, and not giving back to the community in any type of way....
  • Smiley: Uprisings, Riots ‘New Normal,’ Inner City Poverty a Matter of Nat’l Security

    05/03/2015 12:13:28 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/3/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” PBS host Tavis Smiley said “uprisings and riots” are the “new normal” and “will happen a lot more” unless America addresses poverty in the inner city which he said is becoming a national security problem. Smiley said, “What do we see in Baltimore and Ferguson and beyond, racism, poverty and militarism. So Poverty is clearly connected to this. My sense is that this is going to become the new normal. These kinds of uprisings and riots will happen a lot more if we can’t get serious about jobs, jobs, jobs with a living wage...
  • Warning: Barf Alert Riots are caused by rich people

    05/03/2015 12:04:52 PM PDT · by Uhhh · 43 replies
    5/2/2015 | Jon Cole
    If you read anything tonight, read this. Some protestors in Baltimore are receiving a lot of criticism from conservatives for the way that they are expressing themselves. I find it interesting that one of the most conservative & most vocal groups, the Tea Party libertarians, are named after an event where colonists destroyed property in Boston in order to make a point about their rights. I find it very interesting that these same conservatives celebrate our violent succession from the motherland, & throw elaborate celebrations on the 4th of July to mark the day of our independence. I've not once...
  • Liberals make Excuses for Baltimore Riots

    05/03/2015 10:35:34 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 3, 2015 | Heather Mac Donald
    The apologetics began almost as soon as the fires were lit in Baltimore yesterday, heralding a night of violence and looting that would leave 24 police officers injured and 19 buildings torched, including a $16 million senior center providing affordable housing and a CVS drugstore providing crucial medications for elderly customers. Society “refuses to help [young blacks] in a serious fashion,” Michael Eric Dyson announced on MSNBC. “We’re only there when they riot.” Mika Brzezinski observed on “Morning Joe”: “This was an extremely, desperately poor city. This was bound to happen.” We were seeing an “uprising of young people against...
  • BALTIMORE PROSECUTOR RECEIVED CAMPAIGN MONEY FROM FREDDIE GRAY’S FAMILY ATTORNEY

    05/03/2015 10:40:00 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/1/2015 | ALEX SWOYER
    The Fraternal Order of Police lodge in Baltimore City is asking for Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to remove herself from the Freddie Gray investigation and appoint a special prosecutor. On Friday, Mosby announced she was filing charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray. According to Capital Gazette, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police lodge argues she has a personal conflict due to connections with both Freddie Gray’s attorney Bill Murphy and her husband, City Councilman Nick Mosby. Attorney and former judge William (Bill) H. Murphy, Jr. represents the Gray family. Murphy was also a...
  • NBC’s Brokaw: We Need a ‘Marshall Plan’ for US Cities

    05/03/2015 9:51:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-05-03 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” after host Chuck Todd detailed a 1965 report on the African-America family written by then Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former NBC “Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw said he was right we need to spend money to rebuild inner cites the way the Marshall Plan did in Europe after World War II.
  • Baltimore community leaders are ADVOCATING ANARCHY – former FBI assistant director

    05/03/2015 10:01:08 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5/3/2015 | soopermexican
    I LOVE Tom Fuentes! He’s been a one-man wrecking ball through the race narrative by tirelessly appearing on as many shows as possible. In this interview he really sticks it to the black community leaders in Baltimore for basically advocating anarchy. Watch below:
  • Clarice Feldman: The Great American Traveling Riot Circus

    05/03/2015 10:01:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 3, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    To entertain the citizens of Rome, circular arenas – circuses -- were built to house staged events of various sorts, including the slaughter of Christians. After Rome fell, itinerant performers took their shows on the road offering somewhat less grand, but still popular, entertainments. In the United States for the past few years the traveling inner city riots seem to be playing the same role with their own stock characters. There are young men who died in the course of criminal acts, portrayed at first by the media as innocent children who later turn out to have extensive rap sheets;...
  • Baltimore Riots: Poll Finds 96% Expect More Racially-Charged Unrest Nationwide

    05/03/2015 9:50:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    nbc.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    A whopping 96 percent of Americans say that they expect more racially-charged unrest around the country this summer, similar to the past week's violence in Baltimore. And more than half — 54 percent — believe a similar disturbance is likely in the metropolitan area closest to where they live. In a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, 68 percent of adults said they believe it is "very likely" that there will be more protests and clashes around the country like those after the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody....
  • Source: Baltimore Police Officers Want To Oust The Mayor [VIDEO]

    05/03/2015 7:05:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    During a Baltimore-based radio talk show on Thursday, a man who identified himself as a Baltimore police officer named “Jeff” called into the program and said fellow police officers were organizing to push out the city’s mayor. “There is right now over 50 of us officers who are immediately asking for [Baltimore Mayor] Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to step down for what she did to us Monday,” the caller told WBAL radio host Derek Hunter. The Baltimore mayor has denied giving “stand down” orders and blamed the media for misinterpreting her comments about providing “a space” for protesters to loot. “Any other...
  • ‘I Certainly Used The Wrong Phrase': Baltimore Mayor Regrets Space To Destroy Comment [VIDEO]

    05/03/2015 7:49:56 AM PDT · by don-o · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 3, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake offered up regrets on “Meet The Press” Sunday for saying space was given to protesters in Baltimore who “wished to destroy.” Rawlings-Blake told host Chuck Todd that she “certainly used the wrong phrase,” of which she received roundabout criticism as the riots escalated Monday.
  • Mayor lifts citywide curfew in Baltimore

    05/03/2015 9:11:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    WAMR ABC2 ^ | 5-3-2015 | Drew Angerer
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted the citywide curfew Sunday morning after a day of peaceful rallies and protests in the city. "Effective immediately, I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew,” the mayor said in a statement.
  • Why Fox News Had The Best Baltimore Coverage (Grab a white pail)

    05/03/2015 6:14:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 3, 2015 | Ana Marie Cox
    In its coverage of Baltimore, the Fair and Balanced network had its world turned upside down.When there’s a riot going on, what channel do you turn to? Watch MSNBC if you want information packaged in the language and symbols that echo the story you already know to be true. Watch CNN for the bland dilution of information into items of mild interest, always footnoted to the official story. But, if this past week, you wanted to see the clash between the official story of white America and the actual lived experience of black Americans, watch Fox News. In prime time,...
  • Dear White Devils In Obamaland: You Can’t Call Black Rioters 'Thugs' Any Longer

    05/03/2015 5:41:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Doug Giles
    You know who hated the Baltimore riots this past week more than anyone else? Bruce Jenner, that’s who. I guarantee he was ticked after all the orchestrated Diane Sawyer hullabaloo of how he loves to strut around in Donna Karan evening wear on Friday nights with just his “close friends” got drowned out by Baltimore snappin’, cracklin’ and poppin’. Yep, Jenner was so ticked I heard he had to have an emergency mani-pedi spa day and a little Lane Bryant retail therapy just to chillax. Which is completely normal according to they and them, so don’t laugh and definitely don’t...
  • Rev. Sharpton Holds ‘Thanksgiving’ Rally In NYC Following Charges Against Baltimore Cops

    05/03/2015 5:08:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 2, 2015
    Family members of Eric Garner joined the Rev. Al Sharpton at a New York City “rally of thanksgiving” for the charges brought against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. [Snip] The reverend called for special prosecutors in every police brutality case nationwide. He also called for a federal law requiring cameras on all law enforcement officers. Garner’s widow asked why there seems to be justice in Baltimore, but not in New York City.
  • Was Baltimore looted and burned over policy violations?

    05/02/2015 10:40:00 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 72 replies
    dragnet2 ^ | 5/2/2015 | dragnet2
    We all saw the videos of the mayhem, arson, looting, vandalism and physical assaults in Baltimore the last few days. Very ugly stuff which will cost hundreds of millions and years of bad PR for Baltimore. Then very quickly we see criminal charges filed. These people are facing many years in prison. Decades. But of all the video, I never did see any clear evidence that the cops intentionally tried to harm or kill Freddie Gray. In fact all I have really heard are references regarding possible policy or safety infractions. Such as not putting a seat belt on Gray...
  • The profitable theatrics of riot control

    05/02/2015 9:47:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Al Jazeera America ^ | May 2, 2015 | Dr. Anna Feigenbaum
    Militarized policing was designed to destroy the dignity of those who contest power. The unrest in Baltimore after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray after he was critically injured in police custody has reopened longstanding debates over public-order policing. Where does protest end and rioting begin? What counts as violence? Is property damage ever legitimate? Listening to Fox News analyze the meaning of the word “thugs,” it feels as if we are doomed to repeat Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote “Riots are the language of the unheard” until we are blue in the face. Baltimore, like Ferguson, Missouri, has seen...
  • Saturday Night Riot [ LIVE THREAD ]

    05/02/2015 6:53:09 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 85 replies
    Self ^ | 5-3-15 | Alan
    It's Saturday night, which means it's riot night in America. Join fellow Freepers for a discussion about riots across America tonight. Many of us cannot afford to watch the big fight on PPV. So get you nightly dose of riots, looting, business burnings and looting information right here for FREE! 8 minutes to Cerfew. Let the mayhem begin.
  • Thousands March in Baltimore Cheering Arrest of Police Officers

    05/02/2015 4:00:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 70 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2 May 2015
    Thousands March in Baltimore Cheering Arrest of Police Officers 'No Justice, No Peace, No Racist Police' Chants in Baltimore Saturday, 02 May 2015 06:31 PM Chants of "no justice, no peace, no racist police" echoed through the streets of Baltimore Saturday during a march that organizers billed as a "victory rally" a day after a prosecutor charged six officers involved in the arrest of a man who died in police custody. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby on Friday charged the six with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. He died from spinal injuries a week...
  • A white man reflects on the Baltimore riots (Sarcasm and vanity)

    05/02/2015 3:12:26 PM PDT · by DC Ripper · 8 replies
    Vanity | 5/2/15 | George Smythe
    Remember when the media couldn't wait to post photos of Officer "Blond-Haired-Blue-Eyed-Whitey-Devil" Wilson, which, coupled with the now-debunked "Hands Up Don't Shoot" lie, was supposed to PROVE that the shooting was racially motivated? It worked. Ferguson burned, the citizens were terrorized, cops were murdered in retaliation, lives were destroyed (including that of the officer), while incendiary opportunists like Al Sharpton prospered off of stirring up chaos, misery and racial resentment. Obviously many people did not learn a single lesson from that, because the Baltimore case set off the same knee-jerk, bigoted response. We were to believe that this was...
  • Tavis Smiley: Protests and Riots Could Become the New Normal

    05/02/2015 1:56:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 30, 2015 | Tavis Smiley
    It’s a dignity thing — democracy is threatened by racism and poverty. The two seminal pieces of Legislation in the 20th century happened just before the tumult of 1968–the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Fifty years later, we ought to be in a season of celebration. Instead, we find ourselves in an American catastrophe. Trayvon Martin. Eric Garner. Freddie Gray. On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. gave the most controversial speech of his life, “Beyond Vietnam.” A year later to the day, almost to the hour, he was assassinated. In that...
  • Running With Predators: Liberal elites continue to condemn law enforcement & excuse inner-city crime

    04/27/2015 9:29:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2015 | Heather Mac Donald
    Starting in late summer 2014, a protest movement known as Black Lives Matter convulsed the country. Triggered by the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the movement claimed that blacks are still oppressed by widespread racism, especially within law enforcement. The police subject black communities to a gratuitous regime of stops and arrests, resulting in the frequent use of lethal force against black men, according to the activists and their media and academic allies. Indeed, America’s police are the greatest threat facing young black men today, the protesters charged. New York’s mayor Bill de Blasio announced...
  • Baltimore sergeant says suspects are challenging cops: ‘It is about to get ugly’

    05/02/2015 9:18:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) A Baltimore police sergeant said Friday that suspects are now trying to lure officers into physical altercations. He added that things are “about to get ugly.” Sgt. Lennardo Bailey told “Eastern Command Staff” that unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray has transformed into an environment where cops are increasingly challenged by suspects. “I have been to five calls today and three of those five calls for service; I have been challenged to a fight. Some of them I blew off but one of them almost got ugly. I don’t want anybody to say that I did...
  • Has anyone heard about any injuries to innocent bystanders in the Baltimore riots?

    05/01/2015 9:01:30 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 10 replies
    I have been looking for information on any attacks on innocent people by the rioters. So far, I have not found any. Could it be that the Baltimore officials may be covering up any nasty attacks on innocent bystanders.