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There's a new university law school course named after Freddie Gray here's the class description
Business Insider ^ | 08/12/2015 | Peter Jacobs

Posted on 08/12/2015 7:57:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

The University of Maryland law school will offer a course this upcoming semester on the arrest and resulting death of Freddie Gray, a black Baltimore resident whose death led to protests and unrest across the city.

Forty UMD students are enrolled in the course — called "Freddie Gray's Baltimore: Past, Present, and Moving Forward" — which will run for eight classes and be taught by law professors, as well as city officials. The law school announced the course Tuesday, and it already appears to have filled up.

Gray's death and the following unrest in Baltimore, the course's description states, "have highlighted and/or uncovered serious on-going social and financial dislocations within the City."

Here's more on what "Freddie Gray's Baltimore" will cover:

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The course will examine the recent unrest itself and then examine the causes of, and possible solutions to, those dislocations, including an examination of problems in policing; criminal justice; housing; health care; education; poverty; and community development and joblessness. The course is not viewed by its organizers as an end in itself. Rather, it is intended to be a springboard for further student and faculty involvement in citizen and government efforts to reform law and policy in the subject matter areas listed above.

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UMD may be in a unique position to address these issues.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: baltimore; blackliesmatter; college; course; freakstate; freddiegray; injusticeforall; lawschool; marilynmosby; obama; policefederalization; rawlingsblake
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1 posted on 08/12/2015 7:57:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

To quote the late great Bob Grant “It’s sick out there and getting sicker”


2 posted on 08/12/2015 7:59:16 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: SeekAndFind

University of Maryland is the home of Gar Alperovitz, the revisionist pseudo-historian who writes books claiming we dropped atomic bombs on a Japan that had all but surrendered for the sole reason we wanted to intimidate the USSR, and thus we deliberately started the Cold War.

So this pseudo-class comes as no surprise.


3 posted on 08/12/2015 8:02:54 AM PDT by henkster (Where'd my tagline go?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The University of Maryland is as leftwing as it gets.

They work hard to keep cars off campus.

The university library system has been converted into a leftwing cesspool where 90% of the new books acquired are rabidly leftwing.

The school has acquired HUGE amounts of land adjoining it

and is a billion dollar leftwing operation.


4 posted on 08/12/2015 8:06:28 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: SeekAndFind

One of the practical applications will have the students beat their head against the walls of a paddywagon to find out the results.


5 posted on 08/12/2015 8:06:54 AM PDT by ImNotLying
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To: SeekAndFind

In theory, this could actually make for a decent class. Teaching a law school class through the lens of a single case can be interesting and enlightening, especially if the case involved a wide range of different legal issues (as the Gray case certainly does). I took one law school class like that, and thought it was great.

In practice, there is really no question that the class will be politically-oriented drivel.


6 posted on 08/12/2015 8:06:59 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind

Another waste of OPM.


7 posted on 08/12/2015 8:08:23 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Cecil the Lion says, Stop the Slaughter of the Baby Humans!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sure its full. Its an easy “A”.


8 posted on 08/12/2015 8:09:04 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
The course will examine the recent unrest itself and then examine the causes of, and possible solutions to, those dislocations, including an examination of problems in policing; criminal justice; housing; health care; education; poverty; and community development and joblessness. The course is not viewed by its organizers as an end in itself. Rather, it is intended to be a springboard for further student and faculty involvement in citizen and government efforts to reform law and policy in the subject matter areas listed above.

Serves me right for responding without reading the article (or even the excerpt). I thought the class was going to be related to the arrest itself (the arrest itself raised some interesting fourth amendment issues, not to mention the evidentiary and other issues related to whatever happened to Gray in the back of the van). Nope. It's pure political drivel.

9 posted on 08/12/2015 8:09:29 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind
Should be called "Slip & Fall For Big Bucks".
10 posted on 08/12/2015 8:11:09 AM PDT by TexasCajun (I'll believe in man-made global warming when those that believe it, act like it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only description necessary is, “live like an outlaw, die like an outlaw.” I hope the suckers enrolled in that law school enjoy their future career which includes the phrase, “paper or plastic?”


11 posted on 08/12/2015 8:11:57 AM PDT by LouAvul (Ted Cruz and the presidency goes together like a gun and bullets. Nothing else works.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

In theory


12 posted on 08/12/2015 8:12:48 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: SeekAndFind
Hopefully, some Maryland Conservative will take the course, and demand a discussion of the legal consequences of a Mayor ordering the Police to stand down, rather than protect the people & property in a Baltimore neighborhood.

That atrocity far exceeds any "wrong," even claimed in the hopelessly biased prosecution over the death of Mr. Grey.

13 posted on 08/12/2015 8:15:49 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: SeekAndFind
Twerps. Oops, meant Terps.

This is just one of the thousands of reasons why schools, colleges and universities should not receive taxpayer dollars.

14 posted on 08/12/2015 8:21:09 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA
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To: ImNotLying
One of the practical applications will have the students beat their head against the walls of a paddywagon to find out the results.

I believe the same field trip includes deficating on the paddy wagon so that students increase their awareness of social justice and the Occupy movement.

15 posted on 08/12/2015 8:26:19 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA
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To: SeekAndFind

yes but will they “teach” protest puppet making?


16 posted on 08/12/2015 8:30:16 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is no surprise when you realize that colleges are in business to incite the ‘oppressed’ underclass to rise up against the evil ‘oppressors.’


17 posted on 08/12/2015 8:39:46 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds much too fluffy to be a law school course.

Undergrad, mayne, but not Law school.


18 posted on 08/12/2015 8:41:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Terrific. So now we have “Reality TV” college courses.......
For our liberals friends, colleges course made up out of thin air about nothing just so some student that otherwise could not get a decent grade can now, get a decent grade..........


19 posted on 08/12/2015 8:45:22 AM PDT by 48th SPS Crusader (I am an American. Not a Republican or a Democrat)
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To: SeekAndFind

It should be called, “Freddie Grey, slip and fall for fun and profit”


20 posted on 08/12/2015 8:46:37 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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