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  • Cities, Governments, and the Seeds of Destruction

    05/05/2015 9:13:32 AM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | May 5, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the burning of Baltimore... Imagine that your boss assigns you to a research project. You work late nights for a month doing research; you present your findings on time, and your boss rips it up and directs the I.T. department to scrub all your research from your computer. And then he tells you to start from scratch and do it again. Or imagine that your boss assigns you to design an advertising campaign. You hire the models and photographers, write the copy, build the storyboards, film the commercials and print ads… and present them for his consideration. He...
  • NYPD retraining focuses on talking arrestees into handcuffs

    05/04/2015 8:26:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    AP ^ | May 4, 2015 | TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONG
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Two New York City cops approach a gray sedan with a suspected drunken driver slumped over the wheel. They ask him to get out, and that's when the trouble begins. The suspect, dressed in a rumpled suit, curses and hollers at the officers because he doesn't want to go to jail. He refuses to be handcuffed and backs away, yelling, "Can't we work this out?"
  • 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...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Black suspect chased, shot in riot-scarred Baltimore [FOX update: No one shot]

    05/04/2015 12:06:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 183 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2015 | Mike Tobin
    DEVELOPING: Baltimore police shot a man multiple times Monday in the same area where massive riots broke out last week over the death of Freddie Gray.
  • 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...
  • Should you surrender to police? Black Man Has a Message: “Surrender to the Police”

    05/03/2015 1:07:59 PM PDT · by free_life · 30 replies
    Emeka Mbadiwe is a youth director with a much-needed message for young black males. After spending a substantial amount of time wondering how many people would still be alive today if they had not been killed while resisting arrest, he issued this polarizing message:
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cornelius police officer shot Saturday while responding to call

    05/02/2015 7:11:53 PM PDT · by Free America52 · 16 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 05-02-2015 | Josh Komer
    A Cornelius police lieutenant was shot in the stomach while responding to a domestic call on Saturday, and a suspect was taken into custody, police said.
  • No arrests after police clash with May Day protesters (Portland OR)

    05/02/2015 1:27:38 PM PDT · by mojito · 3 replies
    KGW ^ | 5/2/2015 | Staff
    Portland police used tear gas, flash bangs and what they called "noise distractionary devices" to try and disperse protesters in downtown Portland Friday evening. At least one officer was injured during the clashes. No arrests were made. The group Don't Shoot Portland, protesting excessive force by law enforcement, marched through downtown Portland Friday afternoon and joined an unrelated May Day rally for immigrant rights. Hundreds of marchers began winding their way through downtown Portland at 4:30 p.m., but some protesters disregarded the planned route and walked against traffic. TriMet buses and MAX trains were delayed.Streets in downtown Portland were blocked...
  • Horrific moment police dog savages man's face after he puts his hands up

    05/02/2015 1:16:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 116 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/1/15 | Sara Malm
    A Utah man is suing the local police force after one of its dogs attacked him during an arrest, after he had put his hands up and surrendered. Martin Lee Hoogveldt, 33, had already given himself up after armed police entered his home in response to a disturbing-the-peace complaint in 2013, but the dog still jumped at him,clamping its jaws around his face. The dog handler's body camera captured the horrific attack, and can be seen struggling to get the dog, a German shepherd called Pyro, to let go of Hoogveldt's face.
  • Now for the truth about police shootings: More police, more Whites shot than Black males

    05/02/2015 9:34:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 24 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/2/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Thanks to the fine work of the staff at the Gateway pundit, we have hard numbers that refute the lie that more Black males than White males are shot by our police. More than this, the numbers show that substantially more police officers than Black males are killed each year. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has compiled the roll of police officers killed over the past five years. Their research reveals that on average 136 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty each year during the years 2010 through 2014. The Gateway Pundit has...
  • Why did GoFundMe drop account supporting Baltimore cops?

    05/02/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 48 replies
    CBS News ^ | 05/01/2015 | staff
    GoFundMe.com said it has taken down the fundraising campaign for the Baltimore police officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray because it violates the website's policy. The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police created the page on Friday in hopes of creating a defense fund for their members involved in the case, but it was quickly taken down because according to the company, funds cannot be used for people accused of serious crimes. "The campaign clearly stated that the money raised would be used to assist the officers with their legal fees, which is a direct violation of GoFundMe's...
  • Freddie Gray Charging Documents

    05/01/2015 9:42:27 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 48 replies
    www.scribd.com ^ | Apr 30, 2015 | davidtaintor
    District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City State of Maryland vs Grey, Freddie Carlos Jr Case No. 6B02294074
  • The Baltimore Six – Three Black, Three White, Officers – Detail Charges and Bail Information….

    05/01/2015 6:14:46 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 101 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | sundance
    Alan Dershowitz responds to Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby saying her decision was entirely based on politics and “crowd control.” Dershowitz said “this is a very sad day for justice” and that Mosby acted out of a “desire to prevent riots.” It will be “virtually impossible,” he predicted, for the six officers involved to get a fair trial. ...
  • Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby Is Presenting A Potemkin Village To A Racial Audience….

    05/01/2015 6:09:55 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 30 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | sundance
    There’s a big legal leap being made by Marilyn Mosby all the way to intentional killing. Charging the driver of the transport van with murder is a considerable leap based on currently available information. State Attorney Marilyn Mosby is playing a dangerous game of racially motivated political and legal theatrics. The construct of her Probable Cause Affidavit (as presented)is filled with misleading information, manipulation and obtuse political talking points. Here’s a transcript of her entire PCA as spoken – This is where readers have to comprehend that Mrs. Mosby is playing a dangerous political game. The officers have not been...
  • Guys, Michael Moore has some demands (release all Blacks from prison and disarm the police)

    05/01/2015 3:31:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 30, 2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Who can this country turn to in dark times, uncertain times, times of unrest, for cogent, well-formulated common-sense solutions and the inspiration to achieve them? Michael Moore, of course, as illustrated by the five-tweet rant that will save America. Imprison u, shoot u, sever your spine, crush your larynx, send u to war, keep u poor, call u a thug, not let u vote. But u can sing for us. — Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 30, 2015 Here's my demand: I want every African-American currently incarcerated for drug "crimes" or nonviolent offenses released from prison today. — Michael Moore (@MMFlint)...
  • Prosecutor To Protesters: "I Heard Your Calls Of No Justice No Peace"

    05/01/2015 2:46:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that six officers will face multiple charges for the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody.
  • FOP: Gray Charges Driven By "Publicity" Officers "Did Nothing Wrong"

    05/01/2015 2:34:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Michael Davey, an Attorney with the Fraternal Order of Police declared, “these officers did nothing wrong” and that charges brought against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray are driven by “the publicity in this case” and “politics” at a press conference on Friday.
  • Baltimore Sergeant Warns Superiors: “It Is About To Get Ugly”

    05/01/2015 2:17:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 112 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | May 1, 2015 | Albert Samaha
    A Baltimore police sergeant informed his Eastern District superiors Friday afternoon that officers “are now being challenged on the street.” [Snip] “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 not tell them what is going on. This is no intel this is really what’s going on the street. This is my formal notification. It is about to get ugly.”
  • Baltimore crowds celebrate tough charges against police

    05/01/2015 1:35:42 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 70 replies
    Zeenews.india ^ | May 1, 2015
    Baltimore crowds celebrate tough charges against police Last Baltimore: Residents of impoverished West Baltimore erupted in jubilation and relief Friday after authorities charged six officers in the death in custody of a young African American man. Many had been parading through riot-scarred neighborhoods and chanting the victim`s name as security forces nervously looked on. "Baltimore people, we did it!" shouted 18-year-old John Johnson. "Justice needs to be served!" Cars streamed down West North Avenue in a cacophony of horns, as a man wearing a t-shirt that read "I Bleed Baltimore" thrust his fists into the air and cheered. The community...
  • Six officers charged in death of Freddie Gray

    05/01/2015 11:06:22 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 104 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 1 May 2015 | Pamela Wood Scott Dance
    The six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray – who died last month after being injured in police custody – have been charged criminally, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Friday. Mosby's announcement on the steps of the War Memorial Building was greeted with cheers and applause. Mosby said she told Gray's family that "no one is above the law and I would pursue justice upon their behalf." Desmond Taylor, 29, shouted in jubilee in front of the War Memorial Building. Mosby: Freddie Gray's death a homicide, officers charged Investigation and medical examiner reports say Freddie Gray's...
  • Obama and mayors planning not only to reform but to totally replace America’s police forces

    05/01/2015 10:36:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/01/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Obama directing the racial riot movie Mayors and city councils—in office largely courtesy of public apathy—are President Barack Obama’s boots on the ground in the ongoing, carefully orchestrated racial riots coming soon to a city near you. In their bid to rescue America from total Marxist eclipse, patriots, as it turns out, have been knocking on the wrong door. Republicans, who surrendered to the Democrats even after taking over House and Senate in last Midterm elections, have no dog in the racial riots in Ferguson, Baltimore and other cities, but Mayor Stephanie Rowlings-Blake, who ordered a police stand down in...
  • Brace Yourself for More Baltimores

    05/01/2015 8:30:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    The sad scenes playing out in Baltimore are made sadder by the fact that more such incidents are likely over the coming years. That's because the problems in Baltimore did not begin with the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Tensions have been building for a very long time. Other cities from coast to coast have similar tensions ready to boil over. Some tensions are common to all cities -- pockets of economic devastation, laws that are enforced more strictly in some parts of town than others, bad apples among the police, thugs in the community and more. Some are...
  • Six Baltimore police officers face murder, other charges in death of black man

    05/01/2015 8:30:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 154 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2015 | Scott Malone and Ian Simpson
    Six Baltimore police officers face murder, other charges in death of black man BALTIMORE | By Scott Malone and Ian Simpson
  • Capitol Police Left Guns in Bathrooms

    05/01/2015 7:32:19 AM PDT · by HammerT · 46 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 1 2015 | Hannah Hess
    When a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s security detail left his Glock and magazine stuffed in the toilet seat cover holder of a Capitol Visitor Center bathroom stall, a CVC worker found the gun, according to a source familiar with the Jan. 29 incident and two other disturbing instances when Capitol Police left loaded firearms in problematic places. A 7- or 8-year-old child visiting the Capitol with his parents found the next loaded Glock lost by a dignitary protection officer, according to the source. A member of the security detail for John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, allegedly left the...
  • Baltimore police prisoner transport under scrutiny after past death, possible policy violation

    BALTIMORE – People in Baltimore and other cities accuse police of sometimes giving prisoners an extra-rough "nickel ride" — a reference to amusement rides that once cost a nickel. Now, the safety of people in Baltimore's police vans is under scrutiny because of a past death and a new fatal injury, one that came after police failed to put a seat belt on a passenger. One of those, Dondi Johnson, died of a fractured spine in 2005 two weeks after he was arrested for urinating in a public street and transported by van. Johnson's family won a $7.4 million judgment...
  • Sharpton Calls For DOJ To "Take Over Policing," "Going To Have To Fight States Rights"

    05/01/2015 3:53:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 114 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Rev. Al Sharpton called for the Justice Department to “take over policing in this country” and stated “we’re going to have to fight states’ rights” in comments recorded by the Baltimore Sun on Thursday.
  • Video Shows Cops Allegedly Breaking Woman's Face During Arrest

    05/01/2015 1:48:47 AM PDT · by familyop · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 27, 2015 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    A bartender and model is broadening her lawsuit against San Francisco transit police to include an Oakland cop after she says they used excessive force while booking her on St. Patrick’s Day last year and caused her to break at least four bones in her face. Megan Sheehan acknowledges she was intoxicated and belligerent when she was apprehended at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station, but says officers left her with permanent physical damage after taking her to the nearby jail to charge her...The suit says that she spent two days being treated in a nearby hospital and never faced...
  • Police Officer Pulls Over Toddler — And Makes His Day

    05/01/2015 1:28:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    yahoo ^ | april 23, 2015 | Rachel Bertsche
    For most parents, watching their child get pulled over is a nightmare. But when Ashley Crawford saw the flashing lights of a police car behind her son’s vehicle, she happily whipped out her camera. Jaxon Arbuckle, Crawford’s son, is a 2-year-old who loves his toy car. So when Crawford saw that a local Louisville, Ky., police officer was tending to a small car wreck on her street on Tuesday, she had an idea. “I thought, ‘How cute would it be if I got a picture of Jaxon pulled over?’” she tells Yahoo Parenting. “I waited for him to finish up...
  • ACLU Launches "Mobile Justice" Recording App to Film Police

    04/30/2015 9:18:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/30 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    The Mobile Justice app is unique in the sense that it will allow videos captured by the app to be preserved in the case police seize or destroy the device.The ACLU of Northern California launched a free cell phone recording app Thursday which would allow people to record and send videos to their local ACLU affiliates when they feel their rights are being violated by police. The app comes as protests decrying police violence are taking over the country, most recently for the controversial death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died after suffering a spinal cord injury...
  • Vanity: Is the Race Of the Six Baltimore Cops Known?

    04/30/2015 7:56:40 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 35 replies
    my fevered brain | today | me
    I've looked and been unable to find any news story that says whether the six cops who were involved in moving Mr. Grey were Black, White, Hispanic (or, I suppose, other). It's my understanding that five of the six have given statements to the investigators and one, presumably for Fifth Amendment reasons, hasn't. The race of the cops is obviously relevant but i haven't seen anything that says what race(s) they are. The wisdom and knowledge of all Freepers will be gratefully accepted.
  • Police kill woman who fired at them from inside patrol car (Atlanta)

    Police officers in Atlanta fatally shot a woman who first fired at them while sitting in the back of a patrol car Thursday, authorities said. Two officers were investigating a call about a stolen car Thursday afternoon when they saw a woman sitting inside the vehicle in a parking deck, said Major Darin Schierbaum. He said they took the woman into custody and put her in a patrol car, and that at one point she fired at least two shots at the officers. Schierbaum said the officers returned fire, critically wounding her. She later died at a hospital, he said.
  • Michael Moore: Disarm the police

    04/30/2015 2:35:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 04/30/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Filmmaker Michael Moore on Thursday called for the release of all blacks jailed on drug sentences to be released, and for the police to be disarmed. “Here’s my demand: I want every African-American currently incarcerated for drug ‘crimes’ or non-violent offenses released from prison today,” Moore tweeted. “Next demand: Disarm the police,” he continued. Moore’s tweets were in response to the rioting in Baltimore earlier this week, which was triggered by the death in police custody of a 25-year-old black man. “We have ¼ billion 2nd Amendment guns in our homes 4 protection,” Moore wrote. “We’ll survive til the right...
  • How to Not Get Your A-- Kicked by the Police

    04/30/2015 1:12:21 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 11 replies
    Notoriously Conservative ^ | NA | Chris Rock
    Pretty funny. Not to say that police brutality is ok, but there is certainly a lot citizens can do to avoid it.
  • No Sharp Rise Seen in Police Killings, Though Increased Focus May Suggest Otherwise

    04/30/2015 11:40:23 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 30, 2015 | MICHAEL WINES and SARAH COHEN
    The use of police force — against minorities and whites alike — is so poorly monitored that there is no precise accounting of how many citizens are killed by officers, much less their ethnicity or other crucial details. What official data exists suggests that the number of killings by police officers has crept upward only slowly, if at all, in recent years. Since 2009, one regular if incomplete measure, the F.B.I.’s account of justifiable homicides by police officers, ranged between 397 and 426 deaths annually before jumping to 461 in 2013, the latest reporting year. Federal experts have long acknowledged...
  • It’s not the rioters but the cops politicians want off the streets

    04/30/2015 10:55:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/30/15 | Judi Mcleod
    While America burns, self-professed civil rights activists feather their nests, and lib-left politicians solidify their power It doesn’t matter that Freddie Gray deliberately may have been trying to injure himself, banging about in a van. It doesn’t matter because the truth doesn’t matter to those rioting in the streets. It doesn’t matter because the violent protests in Baltimore have zippo to do with Gray’s death but everything to do with the anarchy that seeks to replace the blue line in Baltimore and in other American cities. Gray’s death, no matter how it came, was the excuse—not the reason—for rioters to...
  • Can you run from police?

    04/30/2015 10:38:54 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 66 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | April 29, 2015 | CURT ANDERSON and JULIET LINDERMAN
    When police spotted Freddie Gray and he took off running through his Baltimore neighborhood, officers made a split-second decision to give chase, setting in motion his death in custody and rioting in the streets. Fleeing from police is not, by itself, illegal in America, and the U.S. Supreme Court has made clear that in safe neighborhoods, people not suspected of criminal activity can ignore a police officer who approaches them, even to the point of walking away. But courts have set a different standard for places where street crime is common, ruling that police can chase, stop and frisk people...
  • Georgia Woman Arrested For Threatening To shoot White Cops "In The Head"

    04/30/2015 10:09:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 30,2015 | Awr Hawkins
    Georgia Police and federal agents have arrested Ebony Monique Dickens over a Facebook post in which she allegedly proclaimed her plans to shoot “every white cop” she can find.
  • Michael Moore Demands America ‘Disarm The Police’

    04/30/2015 8:36:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 30, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Filmmaker Michael Moore demanded on Twitter Thursday that America’s police officers be disarmed and all African-Americans imprisoned for non-violent crimes be released. Moore’s demands came in response to the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who dies two weeks ago while in police custody in Baltimore.
  • Cop investigating burglary report kills dog at wrong address

    04/30/2015 8:18:30 AM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 49 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 30, 9:45 AM EDT | Staff
    A police officer investigating a report of a burglary in northern New Jersey went to the wrong address and killed a dog that lunged at him. Wyckoff police received a report of a possible break-in at 621 Lawlins Road on Wednesday. Police Chief Benjamin Fox tells The Record ( http://bit.ly/1bYaZVi ) newspaper that Officer Kyle Ferreira went to 622 Lawlins by mistake.
  • Word for the day: 'Baltimogadishu'

    04/30/2015 6:08:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Baseball in Baltimogadishu Today's game in an empty stadium: Amid civil unrest in Baltimore, Wednesday’s game between the White Sox and Orioles at Camden Yards has been moved to a 1:05 p.m. CT/2:05 p.m. ET start and will be closed to the public, the Orioles announced Tuesday. The game had been scheduled for Wednesday night. This after two straight days of cancelled games and the organization locking 15,000 fans inside on Saturday night as riots spiraled outside. On the bright side, the Sox play in front of crowds about as big as today's scheduled attendance - it'll be like having...
  • Man accused of stabbing HCC officer 14 times

    04/30/2015 1:08:43 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | april 28, 2015 | Sofia Ojeda, Phil Archer, Syan Rhodes
    Prosecutors said a 24-year-old police woman was stabbed a total of 14 times by a man who allegedly told investigators he was out to kill the police officer because "cops are oppressive." Houston homicide investigators said Jeremiah M. Matthews, 23, tried to kill an off-duty Houston Community College Officer Aprils Pikes early Tuesday morning while she was working as a security guard at a Meyerland Walmart store. During a magistrate's hearing Tuesday night, prosecutors said, "The defendant gave a statement admitting he had the intent to attack a police officer and his desire to kill a police officer.” Investigators at...
  • Ignoring Personal Responsibility Is a Riot

    04/29/2015 11:05:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Hours after residents of Baltimore, Maryland, set the city aflame, President Barack Obama took to the Rose Garden to explain in professorial style just why America, under his administration, keeps watching young black men loot buildings and attack police officers. "We have seen too many instances of what appears to be police officers interacting with individuals -- primarily African-American, often poor -- in ways that have raised troubling questions. And it comes up, it seems like, once a week now, or once every couple weeks," Obama said, proclaiming that police brutality against blacks amounted to a "slow-rolling crisis." He added,...
  • Obama: Police Must Hold Officers Accountable for Wrongdoing

    04/29/2015 6:37:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    New Max ^ | 04/29/15
    President Barack Obama said the Baltimore riots show that police departments need to hold officers accountable for wrongdoing "instead of just the closing-ranks approach that all too often we see." Obama said. "And obviously everybody is starting to recognize that this is not just an isolated incident in Ferguson or New York, but we've got some broader issues." "I've seen this movie too many times before," he added.
  • Clinton’s first big speech will focus on crime and policing

    04/29/2015 6:10:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2015 | Max Ehrenfreund
    "Baltimore is burning," Hillary Rodham Clinton told donors this week. As Jennifer Epstein reports for Bloomberg, the former secretary of state will be giving a speech on criminal justice later Wednesday at Columbia University in New York -- the first major speech of her nascent campaign.
  • No Headlines from Baltimore this Morning? [v]

    04/29/2015 3:11:25 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 7 replies
    Hmm. Guess the big police presence could have prevented problems the first night.Culpable much, Ms. Mayor?
  • What's next in the Freddie Gray investigation? Probe is expected to be completed Friday

    04/28/2015 7:41:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    WCVB ^ | 04/28/2015 | By Eliott C. McLaughlin
    Perhaps lost amid the chaos that has descended on Baltimore is that two investigations are seeking to determine how Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spine injury in police custody. A scroll through the Baltimore Police Department's Twitter feed Tuesday offers a tour of the mayhem the city is experiencing -- looting, vandalism, blazes, attacks on police and firefighters, marauding "groups of criminals" stoking the havoc But not a mention of the investigation in the past four days. The investigation is expected to be completed Friday, at which point, it will be handed over to a prosecutor who will decide whether...
  • Obama: Too Many Troubling Police Interactions with Blacks

    04/28/2015 5:16:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 28, 2015 | Newsmax Wires
    As National Guard troops responded to rioting in Baltimore, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American in what he called "a slow-rolling crisis." But he said there was no excuse for rioters to engage in senseless violence. Obama said people in Baltimore who stole from businesses and burned buildings and cars should be treated as criminals. "They aren't protesting, they aren't making a statement, they're stealing," Obama said. Obama spoke at a White House press conference with the Japanese prime minister the day after violence broke out 40...