Six Baltimore Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Death (more details)

Alan Blinder & Richard Perez-Pena, New York Times, May 1, 2015

Baltimore’s chief prosecutor charged six police officers on Friday with a range of crimes including murder and manslaughter in the arrest and fatal injury of Freddie Gray, a striking and surprisingly swift turn in a case that has drawn national attention to police conduct.

The state’s attorney for Baltimore City, Marilyn J. Mosby, filed the charges almost as soon as she received a medical examiner’s report that ruled Mr. Gray’s death a homicide, and a day after the police concluded their initial investigation and handed over their findings. Officials had cautioned that it could take considerable time for her office to complete its own investigation and decide whether to prosecute.

In a city rocked by unrest this week, and now under curfew and patrolled by National Guard troops, Ms. Mosby’s announcement on the steps of the War Memorial downtown drew cheers from the assembled crowd while a nearby cordon of officers in riot gear looked on stonily. As word spread, people in parts of the city took to the streets in spontaneous celebration.

6 charged cops

Clockwise from top left: Officer Caesar Goodson; Lt. Brian Rice; Sgt. Alicia White; Officer Garrett Miller; Officer William Porter; and Officer Edward Nero.

By nightfall a large demonstration wound its way through the streets and the scene became confrontational shortly after the curfew began with small disruptions in front of City Hall and at Pennsylvania Avenue and West North Avenue, where people blocked traffic and taunted the police. Some arrests were made and the crowds disbanded as the police and National Guard closed in.

The officers who were arrested, three white and three black, include a lieutenant with 17 years on the force, several near-rookies and a woman who had just been promoted to sergeant.

The most serious charges were brought against Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., who was driving the van that carried Mr. Gray to a police station after his April 12 arrest. Along with involuntary manslaughter, Officer Goodson, 45, [black] was charged with “second-degree depraved heart murder,” which means indifference to human life.

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The Baltimore chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police called the speed of the prosecutor politically motivated. “The actions taken today by the state’s attorney are an egregious rush to judgment,” said Michael E. Davey, the union’s lawyer. “We believe that these officers will be vindicated, as they have done nothing wrong.”

Ms. Mosby faulted the police conduct at every turn. The officers who arrested him [all white] “failed to establish probable cause for Mr. Gray’s arrest, as no crime had been committed,” she said, describing the arrest as illegal. Officers accused him of possession of a switchblade, but Ms. Mosby said, “The knife was not a switchblade and is lawful under Maryland law.”

Ms. Mosby said Mr. Gray suffered a spinal injury while being transported in a police van–and not earlier, while being arrested–and pointed to the failure of the police to put a seatbelt on him as a crucial factor.

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Despite repeated stops to check on Mr. Gray, the van driver, Officer Goodson, and other officers never belted him in, she said, at times leaving him face-down on the van floor with his hands behind him. Though there has been speculation that the police intentionally gave Mr. Gray a “rough ride,” intended to slam him against the metal sides of the van, Ms. Mosby did not refer to that possibility. She charged only Officer Goodson [black] with second-degree murder, the most serious crime facing the six officers; he was also accused of manslaughter, assault and misconduct in office.

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Lt. Brian Rice [white] was charged with manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment. Officer William G. Porter [black] and Sgt. Alicia White [black] were charged with manslaughter, assault and misconduct in office. Officers Edward M. Nero [white] and Garrett E. Miller [white] were charged with assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment.

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Standing on a nearby street corner, Renee James, 48, said, “There’s no need to go tear up the city no more.”

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But Abdullah Moaney, 53, an information technology worker from East Baltimore, said that “peace has lost its credibility.” Seeking to justify the violence that broke out Monday, he said that “if it wasn’t for the riot,” charges would not have been filed.

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“This is a great day, and I think we need to realize that,” said Representative Elijah E. Cummings, Democrat of Maryland. “I think a message has been sent by our state’s attorney that she treasures every life, that she values every person.”

Elsewhere Friday, rallies celebrating May Day and calling attention to police killings of black men emerged in cities across the country, including Oakland, Calif., Seattle and Portland, Ore. In Manhattan, protesters marched from Union Square to Foley Square, some chanting, “Make them pay for Freddie Gray!”

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Mr. Gray started the fateful ride on the floor of the police van, Ms. Mosby said. A short time later, Officer Goodson “proceeded to the back of the wagon in order to observe Mr. Gray,” she said.

“At no point did he seek, nor did he render, any medical help for Mr. Gray,” Ms. Mosby said.

A few blocks later, he called a dispatcher to say that he needed help checking on his prisoner. Another officer arrived, and the back of the van was opened. “Mr. Gray at that time requested help and indicated that he could not breathe,” and asked twice for a medic, Ms. Mosby said. While the officers helped him onto the bench in the back of the van, she said, they still did not belt him in.

While they were there, she said, a call went out for a van to pick up and transport another person who had been arrested. “Despite Mr. Gray’s obvious and recognized need for assistance, Officer Goodson, in a grossly negligent manner,” answered that call, rather than seeking medical help, Ms. Mosby said.

At the van’s next stop, Officer Goodson met the officers who made the initial arrest, and a sergeant who had arrived on the scene. Opening the van once again, they “observed Mr. Gray unresponsive on the floor of the wagon,” Ms. Mosby said.

The sergeant, she said, spoke to the back of Mr. Gray’s head, but he did not respond. “She made no effort to look, or assess, or determine his condition,” Ms. Mosby said.

When the van finally arrived at the Western District police station and officers tried to remove him, “Mr. Gray was no longer breathing at all,” she said. A medic was summoned and found Mr. Gray in cardiac arrest. Then he was rushed to a hospital.

A. Dwight Pettit, a lawyer who handles police brutality cases in Baltimore–and worked to help elect Ms. Mosby–said her emphasis on the officers’ lack of probable cause in arresting Mr. Gray was significant. Rarely, he said, are police officers prosecuted for making false arrests–and too often, they do not worry about lacking probable cause.

He called the charges of false imprisonment “something new for police activity, which offends the constitutional rights of citizens.”

 

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  • Realist

    “Three blacks three whites; blacks face more serious charges.”

    That is designed to get the blacks to turn on the whites.

    • Canadian Friend

      It will be perceived as an injustice against those black police officers and there will be more riots…

      Those who want to see racism where there is none will always see racism where there is none

      • Wing-nut.

        Not to mention all the riots that accompany six separate trials.

        Gonna be a busy year rioting.

        • Mr. Platinumberg

          Hopefully it spurs more white flight (including within BPD). Baltimore is gonna be a real dindustan when this ordeal is finished.

          • anony

            Well, it’s already run by Dindoos.

          • UncleSham

            I don’t see how abandoning America’s most historic cities to third world status is a good thing.

          • TrueNorthFree

            Its a done deal. Baltimore is majority black, and its leadership is majority black. If they hate whites so much, let them go the way of South Africa.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            The most punitive thing we could do to large, “urban” areas is cut them off from the accelerating levels of federal assistance needed to maintain the illusion that they are “viable”…

          • Albert

            If only people could see what economic parasites those cities are.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            No one has ever “painted” it for them: We expect them to be sophisticated about public issues — and literate — because past generations have always been…

          • Mr. Platinumberg

            The way the current politics are that’s all we can do. Retreat and let everyone see how bad it gets if you leave these people to their own devices. Then the government will probably try to relocate them to the ‘burbs, foisting them on us once more. Maybe a gentrification movement will start when that happens.

            But yes, you don’t need to tell me that something needs to be done. Aggressive sterilization, recolonization, I’m open to pretty much anything at this point.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            How about promoting the “Half-Way Back to Africa Movement”…?

          • “The government will probably try to relocate them to the ‘burbs…”

            The feds are already doing this via the HUD Section-8 program. HUD officials, by the way are allowed to carry concealed handguns onto airliners. Why a housing agency would need armed agents is serious cause for thought.

          • Mr. Platinumberg

            Oh yeah, just about every alphabet agency at this point has pencil-necks running around with guns. That’s why they need all the ammo on the market.

          • Hammerheart

            Fortunately they only have to qualify on the range once a year, if that. They would be quite easy to disarm if need be. They’re paper pushers, not warriors.

          • Kilo 4/11

            It depends on how you define “abandon”. Founding stock whites and long assimilated third generation and earlier Christian immigrants will have to abandon, but the Zulus’ enablers and keepers won’t.

          • Epiminondas

            Jeff Davis’ revenge.

          • ghettovalley

            Mogadishu, MD

    • Speedy Steve

      Should the trial occur in the City of Baltimore, this will be the result — jury nullification for the bruvvas, and a railroad job for the crackers where they will be forced to defend themselves from the Black Gorilla Fambly inside the slammer.

      • Cid Campeador

        What makes anyone think that a change in venue will bring about a fair trial? Every city in the country has gotten the full story on what happened. Should they bring the trial north on I-95 to Philly where there will be an unbiased jury or perhaps Trenton or Newark?

        • Earl P. Holt III

          Get a change of Venue to Tyler, Texas: THAT’s MY recommendation…!

    • IBWHITE

      If any charges are dropped against any of the White officers the “Hands up, I can’t read” crowd will most likely riot again.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        PANTS UP — DON’T LOOT !

        • Kilo 4/11

          Betcha a tee with that will fly off the shelf!

          • Earl P. Holt III

            Feel free…bumper-stickers, too !

        • Albert

          Very catchy slogan there = )

          • Kilo 4/11

            It’s a great one. All t-shirts with that slogan will have to be sized large enough to allow for the bullet-proof vest you’ll have to wear under it, though.

    • Albert

      I guess being a cop is even more offensive than being white.

  • Rob

    Africanization of America with jungle justice.

    • Michigan Patriot

      The coup de gras would be to boil the White officers in a big pot then eat them. Maybe if they all plead that they are all homosexuals , that would be given much lighter sentences.

      • Kenner

        But isn’t homosexuality it’s own sentence?

        • SolStans

          Just lesbianism. Male homosexuality involves no periods

          • Kenner

            Lesbians think they are the next stage in female political, social and biological evolution, instead of the hormonal dead end they really are.
            Gays, you can distract with a piece of shiny fabric.

          • SolStans

            I’m sorry, could you repeat that? The most fabulous metallic chiffon just sauntered by…

          • Kenner

            This?

          • Kenner

            My best reply ever? Just axin’.

          • Kenner

            Oh no!, I just ‘got it’…sentences, periods…

          • Kilo 4/11

            Crap – I was secure in my ignorance till you showed it to me…

          • Earl P. Holt III

            What, only colons…?

          • SolStans

            Not my brand, but hey, to each his yon’.

        • Albert

          Meh. Being gay is a mistake of nature, but i’d rather live in a nice safe gay community than a black one. At the worst, you would live in fear that they might break into your home and redecorate it.

          • ElComadreja

            Half of these blacks are homosexuals.

    • TruthBeTold

      The Huffington Post named this ‘The African-American Spring’.

      • Kenner

        I wonder if it’ll turn out as well as the ‘Arab Spring’.

        • Kenner

          [reply to Donald]

        • I couldn’t help but notice that Egypt has reverted to military rule and Syria is in the throes of a four-year civil war that has killed over twice as many people as all of the Arab-Israeli conflicts combined. Libya now has two rival governments: one in Tobruk and the other in Tripoli. The latter is run by an ISIS associate (oh, goody). Yemen is currently also experiencing a civil war, drawing Saudi Arabia and Iran in on opposite sides, raising the possibility of direct conflict between these two over-militarized regional powers (sigh; we were enjoying cheap gasoline). Bahrain avoided one only via an immediate, brutal police crackdown by the Sunni government on the Shi’ite majority.

          Those folks are just flat-out crazy, but nowhere near as completely stupid as blacks. An “African Summer” in the US is likely to be… er… “interesting”.

          • GeorgeRA

            Yeah it finally got warm enough for the knee grows to come out of hibernation.

          • anony

            Well, then, things are moving along swimmingly, just as planned. Let’s have an all-out Mid-East war in which “we” the PTB, can rearrange the chess pieces more to our (and our little friend’s) liking when the shooting stops.

          • I suspect Israel would like them to cut that out in Syria. The civil war has militarized Islamist groups like ISIS, while the Assad government was at least predictable. Bashar Assad must be looking pretty good by now.

          • Epiminondas

            So is Saddam Hussein.

          • anony

            I think that the Mid-East is being set up for WWIII in which the main outcome will be the utter destruction of those artificial “countries” to the benefit of Big Oil and Israel.

          • Albert

            If Iran ever develops or obtains a nuke, we have to go in. They want to bomb Israel so bad they can just taste it.

          • anony

            Iran is a five thousand year old civilization; they are not stupid people. You have listened to too much propaganda.

            They know full well that if they were stupid enough to bomb anyone, their country would become a glass parking lot within 30 minutes.

            Our little friends want to be the sole nuclear power in the region, thus the regional hegemon. A nuclear Iran would challenge that status.

            Read some history, say around 1953.

          • That’s actually a hard one to call. Iran has a population larger than that of France, with plenty of military-age males. They also developed an extensive domestic arms industry, including reverse-engineering many old US-supplied items. Developing a nuclear stockpile would be counter-productive, as it would invite nuclear retaliation. It would be effectively impossible for them to go to war with Israel without Egypt as an ally, but this is grossly unlikely, as Egypt is majority Sunni, while Iran is Shi’ite; these sects each regard the other as heretics.

          • Nonhumans

            That old curse: May you live in interesting times!

          • Earl P. Holt III

            You’ve just described “The Obama Doctrine” to a “T”:

            The overthrow of every Middle Eastern Islamic State that is not actively engaged in a “Jihad” against the United States…

          • ghettovalley

            “African Summer”
            So basically they’re going to loot, destroy, and then burn every business even remotely close to any black area whatsoever. I wish that we would just not clean up or rebuild these areas, and let them live in the filthy conditions that they’ve created. When they start defecating in the streets and the garbage starts piling up, and they demand our assistance fixing the massive mess they have created, we could then laugh and simply suggest they get to work because all those beer bottles, heroin needles, and crack baggies in the street aren’t going to pick up themselves.

          • Albert

            “interesting”
            my word would be “comical.”

      • Donald

        This is “The African Spring. Just wait till “The African Summer.”

        • Earl P. Holt III

          I’ve got thousands of rounds of .308: I literally CAN’T WAIT…!

      • Cid Campeador

        The Huffington Post and it’s founder need to be deported back to Greece.

        • Alexandra1973

          What did Greece do? LOL

      • Earl P. Holt III

        It’s just what it has ALWAYS been: The Nigro Night…

      • ghettovalley

        HuffPaint

    • propagandaoftruth

      Ha ha…

      Not even Israel is immune to the negro genome and its invariably parasitic dragdown. Ethiopian “Jews” demanding they gibsmuhdat from their benefactors or…

      WE’ZE GONNA GIT ALL BLACK ON Y’ALL!

      ——————-

      “I don’t want to be beaten by police,” said the 21-year- old, who didn’t give her last name. “My parents didn’t immigrate here for nothing. I want equality.”

      Activists told the station they don’t want violence to escalate to the level seen in Baltimore where the death of a man in police custody sparked riots. One man held a sign reading: “Bibi, you had better not let Baltimore reach Israel,” referring to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by his nickname.

      ——————

      From NY Times…

      • Rob

        I am glad that the chosen few are getting their own die-versity dose.

        • TrueNorthFree

          I say let all countries be subjected to mandatory die-versity and multi-cultist brainwashing.

          • I would be in favor of “none of them”. Having the entire world resemble early-1980’s Lebanon doesn’t seem very good.

      • Shin Bet doesn’t mess around, either. Unlike Indian police with lathis, those guys just use guns.

  • Weisheit77

    Well, posting about this yesterday on FB in a comments section on an article got me a 3 day ban and someone took the John Adam’s quote, “”Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other,” off of my page as offensive.

    Social Justice Warriors. I used to be a libertarian who believe in equal opportunities, but now, if I ever get the upper hand… well, I won’t be sending them flowers.

    • Hank chinaski

      You don’t send me flowers. You don’t write me love songs…

    • John Smith

      The Constitution is offensive because it was written by white men instead of black and Hispanic lesbians and transgender freaks.

      • how about this

        The Constitution is also written in proper English, and grammar and spelling rules have a disproportionate impact on morons, so it’s moronophobic.

      • With nostril rings and organically-grown hemp clothing.

      • Michael North

        It is also offensive because it assumes an objective reality. That is so unfair to narcissists and solipsists. If you can’t believe anything you like just because it makes you feel good, what is America for?

        • TrueNorthFree

          “It is also offensive because it assumes an objective reality. That is so unfair to narcissists and solipsists”

          I love this comment! Intelligent people need to start eviscerating critical theory.

      • HamletsGhost

        Also, no Jews had anything to do with it, so naturally it’s in need of “improvement”.

    • Canadian Friend

      facebook just like the main stream media is an arm of the liberal/left.

      • anony

        It also gives “data miners” a great source of info on members. Get off of it.

    • pennawhytmn

      I tried. I really tried the Libertarian approach. And if this country was still all white, it would still be my ideology of choice, minus a few points. But with Africans, “equal” will never exist.

      • anony

        “Equal” never exists regardless. The only “equal” we were promised was “equal protection under the law”, and even that “equal” is highly problematic.

        • pennawhytmn

          I agree. I just like the Libertarian approach. No affirmative action, and no minority privileges. Just merit. That would get Blacks running for Africa.. things COULD be a lot different, if we only had to focus on white people. Heck, I wouldn’t even mind Welfare.

          • anony

            Yes, welfare for the infirm only. If a person is “able-bodied”, they should work. There’s always plenty of work to do.

          • Speedy Steve

            Yeah, sure. Triggers are (and have always been) fleeing Africa for Israel, Europe, China, South Africa, and even Yemen is more desirable than being stuck in Bantustan.

          • Kenner

            Steve, ‘trigger’ is already a Newspeak term describing any statement that provokes the most neurotic cat lady in the room shut down the ‘conversation’ to protect her exquisitely evolved sensibilities.
            Another euphemism is needed.

          • Speedy Steve

            What I mean to say was: Shitavious.

          • TrueNorthFree

            Friends don’t let friends trigger-speak.

          • anony

            Sure. When all you have is a dung-and-stick home, a mud hut is a big step up.

          • South Africa had a massive illegal alien problem even during the Apartheid era. Israel had to build a border fence to keep African illegals out, as the critters weren’t satisfied with staying in Egypt after first illegally entering that country.

            While we’re on that subject, Bangladeshi illegals were a big enough problem for India that the Indian government also built a massive border fence, a really impressive one complete with razor wire. Indian law-enforcement doesn’t mess around; their cops use steel-tipped rattan or bamboo “lathi” staves, sometimes up to five feet long for beating the you-know-what completely out of troublemakers (the bed-wetters at the UN freak out about Indian police lathi-charges on a regular basis).

            South African cops used to use (maybe they still do) sjamboks. A sjambok is a semi-flexible cross between a whip and a club, once made from braided strips of hippo or rhino hide, but now injection-molded nylon. These run between three and five feet long, and the injuries they produce are amazing.

          • DaveMed

            While I think that libertarianism can’t really work in a world this small, I feel that there are a good number of political systems that could work if we could just apply that caveat that the country/countries in question remain White.

          • george00

            Libertarians are against controlling the boarder.

      • InAFreeCountry

        I consider myself a libertarian, but I have realized that it takes an involved and educated populace in order to work, much like a republic. Too many minorities and stupid Whites have queered it up.

    • Mr. Platinumberg

      Mark ZuckerBERG shut you down? You don’t say…

    • FB is a complete waste of time. I used it briefly to regain contact with old college friends after one I hadn’t seen in a decade died of cancer, but it is otherwise worthless.

      • Weisheit77

        It’s a horrible addiction, and it’s your self-reporting, too. I’m thinking of getting to work on cleaning mine up and eventually getting off. I didn’t use it for 3 months last year and I must say I felt saner.

    • Kilo 4/11

      Dumped FB last year. Their attempt at the umpteenth forced change of a perfectly good password – “Sorry, the password you gave is incorrect” – when it damn well was correct, was the proximal cause, but I was glad for the excuse, for I’d been meaning to shitcan them for a long time. Worst waste of time on the net, and a government snoop’s dream come true.

  • Hank chinaski

    More racism. If half of the six weren’t black would they have been charged? I don’t think so. Don’t tell me the mayor and DA are black.

    • Rob

      So you are saying if all of them were white, they would go scott free???

      • Hank chinaski

        Yes, that’s how these things work in racist america. That’s why the only solution is to re populated the country with hispanics.

        • Rob

          Either you are being sarcastic, or you are NUTS

          • Weisheit77

            I think that may be sarcasm.

          • Hank chinaski

            You can’t tell can you? That’s how far we’ve fallen.

          • Kenner

            You’re no E. Newton.

          • Hank chinaski

            Mad magazine? They write all the news headlines these days. Western civ. is gaslighting us.

          • Kenner

            No, he’s some-time commenter here.

          • Hank chinaski

            Do you sift through the multi thousand posts on every article? How can you identify a regular commenter? I come here almost never for a laugh. Try Taki Mag or The Right Stuff. Those are worthwhile websites.

          • Kenner

            I read both.

          • Hank chinaski

            I find the comment section flooded with comments. Most are redundant. Making community and discussion nearly impossible. Hey, it’s popular. Good for them.

          • Kenner

            SPDL need to have their comment section set up like this one.

          • Hank chinaski

            Yes, I’m familiar with that site as well as Amren, Colin Flaherty. I blame our own govt for weaponizing the lower races against us. So I Get Tired Of them. Because they never discuss the real problem.

          • Kenner

            Are you Jewish? I can understand when Jews get annoyed with the ‘da joos’ threads that seem to claim every Jew is in on ‘it’.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    The NYT and WaPo editors are engaged in daily sedition.

    • Kenner

      There’s been hiccups of reality lately.

  • KevinPhillipsBong

    Black cops (with the harshest of the sentences) go on trial for the killing of a black hoodlum and black citizens riot out of frustration with the racist system. I wonder who’s gonna pay for that?

    When will you learn your lesson, YT? Obama’s taken the mask off and is letting the world know that it can come in and plunder the wealth of your children. What are you gonna do? ‘Keep paying the bill and hope the good times go on forever’ is your strategy, I guess. God help us if the non-whites in the US ever become hungry, as most of what they’ve been taught in school, TV, news outlets, movies, etc is that all we own is rightfully theirs.

    If I had no kids, I’d say effew to the whole thing and turn into Jeremiah Johnson. But my genes are locked into the system; I’m caught up in the Great Chain of Being, as it were.

    • mikey7777

      ah Jeremiah Johson…I love this movie,so much I bought the dvd.And you can’t forget Del Gue

      Jeremiah Johnson: Where you headed?
      Del Gue: Same place you are, Jeremiah: hell, in the end.

      Del Gue: I ain’t never seen ’em, but my common sense tells me the Andes is foothills, and the Alps is for children to climb! Keep good care of your hair! These here is God’s finest scupturings! And there ain’t no laws for the brave ones! And there ain’t no asylums for the crazy ones! And there ain’t no churches, except for this right here! And there ain’t no priests excepting the birds. By God, I are a mountain man, and I’ll live ’til an arrow or a bullet finds me. And then I’ll leave my bones on this great map of the magnific

    • Kilo 4/11

      Heard that, bongster. Having little ones (for the non-wealthy) is like grabbing the tiger’s tail: the support system of civilization, debased as it is, is not replaceable. Here’s hoping we have enough life left to us when the kids are gone to get out and get into the woods or up in the hills…

  • It is said that there will be a “victory rally” today in Bodymore as a result of these charges being filed.

    Of course, I thought the riots themselves were a victory rally. But who is asking me?

    • libertarian1234

      Only a group of fools would burn down their neighborhood, including retail outlets where they shop, then celebrate it as a great victory.

      The only thing sillier even than that is their black talking heads on T.V. offering up childish justification for the crime and violence, thinking they had won the debate and made great strides forward in the process of it all.

      A person could explain to them that they’re far worse off now than before, but they’re too arrogant to believe that.

      • thegodsofeden

        Too arrogant and ignorant.

      • ghettovalley

        They can destroy a city, but they cannot create or even maintain one themselves. This is why they’re still living in mud huts over in Africa, defecating into the same bodies of water where they drink, and dying of starvation in one of the most fertile regions of the planet. You wouldn’t understand, its a black thing.

        • anony

          The old folks understood:

          “Since the dawn of history the negro has owned the continent of Africa –
          rich beyond the dream of poet’s fancy, crunching acres of diamonds
          beneath his bare black feet. Yet he never picked one up from the dust
          until a white man showed to him its glittering light. His land swarmed
          with powerful and docile animals, yet he never dreamed a harness, cart,
          or sled. A hunter by necessity, he never made an axe, spear, or
          arrowhead worth preserving beyond the moment of its use. He lived as an
          ox, content to graze for an hour. In a land of stone and timber he never
          sawed a foot of lumber, carved a block, or built a house save of broken
          sticks and mud. With league on league of ocean strand and miles of
          inland seas, for four thousand years he watched their surface ripple
          under the wind, heard the thunder of the surf on his beach, the howl of
          the storm over his head, gazed on the dim blue horizon calling him to
          worlds that lie beyond, and yet he never dreamed a sail.”— Charles
          Darwin

      • It goes well beyond foolishness when they burn down the retail stores, causing “food desertification” and then proceed to whine later on that they have no place to shop.

  • Rob

    I say that picture is racist. There are three blacks and three whites, but the blacks have it better because there is a negress among them.

  • TruthBeTold

    Free the Baltimore 6!

    • Kenner

      T-Shirt!

      • TruthBeTold

        IN THEIR FACE!!!

  • Kenner

    Most of the black women pictured ‘celebrating’ yesterday in the DM were strikingly brutish looking. The nappier, the happier.
    White-beauty envy is strong in that troop.

  • TruthBeTold

    Current Congressional Representation for Baltimore:

    Elijah Cummings, Black Democrat, 7th Congressional District, Maryland (Gerrymandered)

    John Sarbanes, White Democrat, 3rd Congressional District, Maryland (Gerrymandered)

    Dutch Ruppersberger, White Democrat, 2nd Congressional District, Maryland (Gerrymandered)

    ‘A Republican has not represented a significant portion of Baltimore in Congress since John Boynton Philip Clayton Hill represented the 3rd District in 1927.’ (Wikipedia)

    Elijah Cummings (one of three Democrat Congressional Representatives of Baltimore) has been in office since 1996. He has clearly done nothing to address the festering problems of Baltimore. Now he’s parading around Baltimore with a bull horn acting like he’s the savor of the city.

    • Canadian Friend

      ‘A Republican has not represented a significant portion of Baltimore
      in Congress since John Boynton Philip Clayton Hill represented the 3rd
      District in 1927.’ (Wikipedia)

      that is a problem right there… but then again Republicans are leaning a little more to the left every day…

      • Kenner

        Leaning? It’s like a face-plant!

      • No Republican will, for the foreseeable future, win in areas like those. But those that will, whenever it is, won’t be the kind of people we like. They’ll be noxious pandering RINOs. Let me put it to you this way: Nobody like Jeff Sessions is going to go to Congress from Baltimore urban districts, ever.

  • TruthBeTold

    A medic was summoned and found Mr. Gray in cardiac arrest.

    If this is true Mr. Gray could have been suffering from an existing medical condition or been on drugs.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Another site repeated the story that Freddie had won a lawsuit related to lead poisoning and that lead poisoning makes bones very brittle and easy to break.

      • Hank chinaski

        So?

        • Katherine McChesney

          So he broke his own neck from banging his head against the wall of the police van.

          • Hank chinaski

            Oh

      • Lead poisoning also does a fair bit of neurological damage, causing behavioral problems (such as possibly completely freaking out in the back of a police van after running away from cops for no real reason).

  • TruthBeTold

    Though there has been speculation that the police intentionally gave Mr. Gray a “rough ride,” intended to slam him against the metal sides of the van

    I don’t recall the other suspect in the other compartment mentioning the ride being rough nor do I remember anyone reporting that he too suffered any injuries from a rough ride.

    • pennawhytmn

      Stop that. You are using logic to ruin a good story.

    • anony

      This will result in a Zimmerman outcome; then Bulletmore will really burn.

      • Speedy Steve

        So what? One third of the houses are already vacant and boarded up. Nobody would ever notice.

        • John Smith

          If many negroes die in the violence, they’ll be noticed by their absence.

          • Kenner

            Only in the statistics.

      • Michael Robert Ryan

        Who cares? It’s not our city anymore, anyway.

    • Kenner

      The black cop driving the van has been described as a mellow, by-the-book guy who didn’t let the perps push his buttons.
      There was no ‘rough ride’.

      • Race Heretic

        From what I know, there’s basically three possibilities as to how he died, ranked with the most heinous first:

        1.) One or more cops slammed his head into the bolt on the side of the van.
        2.) The cops were “rough riding” him and intentionally used the car to slam his head into the bolt on the side of the van.
        3.) The van bumped or turned and accidentally slammed his head into the bolt on the side of the van.
        4.) Freddie Gray slammed his own head into the bolt on the side of the van.

        Even if #1 is the case, and the cop or cops who did it intended to do it to kill him, I have real trouble seeing how they could prove anything beyond second degree murder.

        If #2 is the case, there’s almost no way to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that it is in fact #2 rather than #3, in which case wrongful death is far more likely the legally probable case, rather than voluntary or involuntary manslaughter or second degree murder.

        #4 is possibly the truth, I suppose, which could result in exoneration of the cops. I have trouble believing it, honestly.

        I suspect what actually happened is that Mr. Gray was intentionally hitting the side of the van, probably with whatever part of his body he could, and that during a turn or jolt he was knocked into the bolt just the wrong way. I really have no idea as to whether or not he was being rough rided. The other prisoner in the van can quickly clear that up.

        Should he have been restrained? I don’t know – maybe it’s policy not to belt the seat of severely combatant prisoners.

  • The Skeptic

    Political discourse in the United States has largely been reduced to the presentation of a priori truths that supersede empirical evidence.

    • Dr. X

      Exactly. The White officers who made the arrest were charged as sacrificial victims — offerings to appease the Black street mobs. There’s no way the charges against them can possibly stick if it was the Black driver of the van who caused the death of the prisoner after the arrest.

      Blacks are extremely violent towards each other — it was after all, African Blacks who captured and sold their Black “brothers” into slavery 350 years ago.

      • Cid Campeador

        With the supervision of Muslims whom the Blacks love so much, They adopt the ” Religion” and the names Kareee, Bilal, Abdul, Samir etc. of the very people who put them “in chains” to quote our esteemed VPOTUS.

      • Rhialto

        This is also the opinion of Prof. Dershowitz. On the other hand, the prosecution might offer to not prosecute or accept greatly reduced plea bargain confessions from the Black cops in exchange for testifying against the White cops. Thus (racial) justice would be served in Baltimore.

    • Kenner

      Until I read that, I thought I was pretty white. Now I just feel third worldish.

      • anony

        Get used to that feeling. As things are going, we’re already at 2.5 world.

        • Kenner

          It’s like I was B-slapped with a Thesaurus.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        Why?

        • anony

          Now there’s the ultimate question. Why, indeed?

        • Kenner

          Skeptic’s vocabulary.

          • Usually Much Calmer

            Ah. Thanks.

  • Tarczan

    This affair has given us some great TV viewing. There has been a comical series of smart looking darkies with very large glasses spouting words with too many syllables on the talk shows. I also enjoyed the large contingent of negroes wearing bow ties. Very sharp. My favorite, however, was the darkie cheerleading team. CNN showed about five darkie women with extremely large rear ends in tights and cheerleading outfits complete with pom-poms doing some sort of gyrations.There was even a little darkie of no more than seven or eight years of age dancing along with the women.

  • Caucasoid88

    So a black guy killed Freddie. Add that to the 94 percent.

    • Kenner

      I think the black guy that killed Freddie was Freddie hisself.

      • Caucasoid88

        Ah Negros. What are we going to do with them?

        • Kenner

          Careful…

          • Caucasoid88

            I kid, I kid.

            “Ah Untermenschen. Was werden wir mit ihnen zu tun?” one guy muttered in Bavaria in 1938.

            Seriously, Henry. Don’t ban me. I like it here.

        • Dress one up in a business suit, give him a ‘promper and call him President.

          • Caucasoid88

            Funny how Marilyn Mosby reads verbatim from a piece of paper, Obama’s life depends on words written by a white speechwriter, and Al Sharpton makes $750,000 to talk like he has marbles in his mouth.

            This is really an insane world we live in, but pretty funny as well.

          • Speedy Steve

            Funny peculiar! Craft beer and Michigan chardonnay helps, along with a couple of those pretty pink pills and the occasional whiff of reefer.

          • Caucasoid88

            I’m way ahead of you.

          • This other Telepromptoid-American was reading something someone else wrote when it said that. Dey likes ta be intellectible about dis to dat, gnome sayin’?

          • Caucasoid88

            I gnome sayin’ Michael. Teleprompter-American, heh.

          • I wish to Dear God I could write what these lunatic empty suits say on TV. That would be better than sex.

        • anony

          Do nothing “with them”; avoid them at all costs. Your life depends on it.

        • Usually Much Calmer

          Nothing. Don’t just DO something! Stand there!!!

          • Chasmania

            But for white tax dollars and white workers the cities would have long since imploded under the weight of non-whites.

        • John Smith

          Bury them to the top of their heads and use them as Afroturf?

          • Whitetrashgang

            I would go with asphalt , who would know the difference.

          • John Smith

            Okay, put velcro on the ceiling and invite Mexicans over and tell them they’re pinatas.

          • InAFreeCountry

            Get their lips wet and stick them to the window.

    • Kenner

      From what I’ve read of the driver’s record and character, he actually ‘didn’t do anything’. They have no case.

      • anony

        Ageed. As I posted above, I think this will end up like the Zimmerman fiasco. Then watch Bulletmore burn.

        • John Smith

          At least the police union will probably provide them with attorneys.

      • anony

        Dindu nuffins! There now.

        • Kenner

          That’s why I used English – he’s probably innocent.
          Dindus are always guilty.

  • Donald

    Throwing red meat to the hyenas.

    White cops need to get out of high african density cities.

    • Uncle Wardle

      Any smart White will strive to live a life which is completely african-irrelevant.

      • Any smart anyone will do the same. We don’t see wealthy Hong Kong or Singapore business elites clamoring to immigrate to the ghettos here. One of my SF Chinese undergrad friends was sent to a Catholic school by his parents; they weren’t Catholic, but they were certain that they didn’t want Jeff bused across the bay to Oakland.

  • Uncle Wardle

    They need to govern themselves, police themselves, teach themselves, build for themselves, repair for themselves, and financially manage themselves, according to their own way and culture, totally independent and irrelevant from the White European World, and show the rest of us just how clever they are with their “black power.”

    • Chasmania

      One of the great abolitionists of the mid 19th century said that whites should, of the blacks, educate them, Christianize them and repatriate them.

      Sounded like a good plan back then and still does today.

      • Uncle Wardle

        Yes, I’d agree, but only if the repatriation was first and quick and final. Then, let the ones who are loony and brave enough try to educate them over there, where they won’t be a continual stumbling block to the rest of us and a drain on our systems.

        Dickens cleverly let us know almost 200 years ago how dumb it is for Whites to waste their time and talents in Africa, yet many still waste it — there and here and elsewhere.

        • Kilo 4/11

          Was that in “American Notes”?

  • Epiminondas

    This may be the ne plus ultra of liberal politics. If the “liberalsphere” doesn’t get their conviction, the rioting will begin again. How to explain it? The media will have to double down on pernicious bets. They will be forced to make even GREATER lies to defend their position. That is going to split the nation. Radically.

    • Kenner

      For the best.

    • We’ll re-unite it again afterward. We could re-brand “Manifest Destiny” as “Lebensraum” and do was kommt naturlich. Or something.

  • Rob

    Want to disperse a riot by negroes, throw them job applications or fried chicken.

  • Rob

    Imagine a world without Blacks, Muslims, latinos, and non whites.—– Paradise!!! You know it is true.

  • Rob

    You can take the African out of Africa, but you cannot take Africa out of the African.

  • Irish

    Clearly many of these charges are going to be thrown out.. Freddy Gray was chased by the cops because he ran upon making eye contact with them. Not generally the actions of a innocent person..But if the storyline turns out exactly as described the officers arrest are warranted..

    • I think that based on the testimony the other suspect in that van provided, these cops were grossly over-charged. That second handcuffed guy wouldn’t logically have any reason to lie to protect abusive police; quite the opposite. The coroner’s report said “homicide”, but that term really only means any man-caused death, which includes unintentionally-fatal, self-inflicted injuries.

  • ghettovalley

    Gettin’ paid yo!

  • Cookie Rus

    You can watch Baltimore and Detroit just like crystal balls giving you the view of America as a whole in 2055. As the demographics continue on the current trajectory, white flight will accelerate, cities will fall one by one. We are entering the first stages of becoming South Africa. This scenario repeats again and again because they will never understand that when the white man leaves, he takes his civilization with him.

    • anony

      “…white flight will accelerate,”

      To where, Cookie?

      • Weisheit77

        Wyoming? Montana?

      • Cookie Rus

        Weisheit77,

        I agree, Brazil is a better analog than South Africa for the reasons you stated. Although the transformation we are about to undergo in the coming decades is going to have a character all it’s own. Brazil never was a white country to begin with, ditto for S.A. Anything Brazil ever achieves will be miraculous and in spite of itself and S.A. returning to nature was a forgone conclusion since 1900. There just isn’t a historical source we can look to where a majority white country willfully destroyed the genetic basis for it’s existence.

        To answer the question “to where?” I think as more cities take on the donut shape of Atlanta and Indiannapolis your going to see the first entire state reach a tipping point when its tax base erodes and social services at the state level collapse. Whites will look to the flyover states as safe havens within the US for the foreseeable future. Liberals will start enclaves in states like Montana, Idaho, South Dakota etc, citing the ‘good schools’ and low crime. Look to Boise as the location for hipster music festivals.

        I think that situation will persist until the white population drops below 30% and can’t provide the wealth to support an artificially affluent way of life to dependant population that outnumbers them 4 to 1. Then you will actually see white emigration. I think the last stand for our people will be made in eastern Europe.

        • anony

          Nice thoughts, but why do you assume that “they” will let you leave. At 30% population, how will we be able to “fight our way out”?

          • Cookie Rus

            That will be a challenge for those that waited to long to escape to contemplate. There are huge hobo camps of white, former blue collar working men whose trades dissapeared under black rule that are stuck in S.A. as we speak. They didn’t have the money or the foresight to leave. I have the easy ability to obtain Russian citizenship and even though it would be step down now, I think eastern Europe will be on a reverse trajectory with the west in the second half of this century. I don’t see how this won’t occur given the certainty of third world demographics in North America and western Europe.

        • I hope the libtards don’t take over Idaho or Montana; they’ve already made the Denver area what it is today. I doubt Boise or Billings wants a pack of Starbucks-swilling, anti-gun, anti-hunting bed-wetters telling them how to run things there.

          • Cookie Rus

            It will indeed be shame if that happens. One thing I’m 100% certain of is that none of them will actually live in the diverse communities that they champion. Or live with any of the long term results of liberal policies for that matter.

          • Ella

            Unfortunately, MT has many lower middle-class whites so that these liberals will push them around with their monies and so-called political influence. The same libtard escapees will ruin these small towns; although, they fled their wonderful liberal paradises: CA, WA, OR, CO and NY.

    • Weisheit77

      I like Brazil better. We’re not outnumbered by blacks. They are importing a lot of new ones, but still I can’t see a time when blacks are over 80% of the population. I think we’re going to be North Brazil. I don’t speak Spanish or Portuguese, but for extra snark value, I think it should be written in Spanish, North Brazil that is.

      The Chinese and Mexicans will come to power and I think they’ll stop us from filling up with blacks.

    • Capt_Kirk

      I work in big city and I see black women having 4-5 kids starting in their early teens.
      Meanwhile, white women are increasingly choosing small dogs over motherhood.
      We’re doomed.

      • We’re doomed because white women aren’t having 4-5 kids starting in their early teens? I’d consider that far more of a feature than a bug.

  • Michael North

    The black officers must be the most culpable; they was actin’ white.

  • Earl Turner

    My prediction is that the three negro officers will walk. The remaining three whites will face some charges but the murder charge won’t stick.

  • dusa1957

    The negroes will walk. The whites will get convicted for something, even if Obama’s DOJ needs to step in and make sure it happens. I don’t know why this Mosby negress even bothered to charge the negroes, maybe she didn’t know they were negroes.

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    The only officer charged with murder is the black driver.

    This is going to be fun to watch, especially when you consider that the DA is a halfro.

  • DaveMed

    Even Alan Dershowitz is saying that the charges were “crowd control.”

    • Rob

      Alan, hates white people and America

  • Rob

    Once whites become a minority or extinct, the negroes will turn on other races and once other races are extinct, the negroes will turn on themselves. They always need someone to turn on. In the end no human race will be alive. actually the true humans would be dead when the white race goes extinct, but the other races are just an off shoot of the white human race.

    • Harry

      How does nuclear technology factor into that? Are they going leave enough Indian and Pakastani engineers unmolested to at least keep the reactor cores from melting down? Now that I think about it, how many nuclear power plants are there in Africa, let alone sub Saharan Africa?

    • JohnnyMangoes

      Have you ever read history? Whites were a genetic offshoot from the same group that spawned Asians and Arabs.

      As for blacks turning on themselves and wiping others out, maybe. But in all fairness that’s what whites attempted to do, and failed. And remember not much more than 70 years ago white men were killing white women and children with aerial bombardments by the millions.

      • Rob

        Yes that is thanks to the people you worship.

  • dd121

    This is what happens anywhere in the world when knickers are put in charge.

  • InAFreeCountry

    I hope that justice is done in this case. That would be three convictions, and three acquittals.

  • InAFreeCountry

    Exactly. “Black police showing out for the White cop”.-NWA, F$%k Tha Police, 1988.
    (OK, so I heard a rap song almost 30 years ago.)

  • Weisheit77

    I’m itching for the Texas posts later this afternoon. I live sort of in the north now (I like the weather), but I was born in Georgia, my family comes from South Carolina, and I have lived in Texas and still have family there.

    I remember making a 100 posts on here and on FB during Boston about “try this in Texas”. Texas won’t go on lockdown over a teenage bomber. Sometimes I amaze myself with my prescience. I should start my own trends institute. Some people talk stuff (yankees), and others finish it (southerners and Texans). What was it someone said about Southerners? They will be polite right up until the moment they kill you.

    • There don’t seem to have been bombs involved, but two wannabe-jihadi shooters seem to have gotten themselves iced quick-smart by the cops there.

      • USofAntiWhite

        Correct me if I am mistaken, but from what I have filtered about the Texas incident is that two Black terrorists stormed the event unannounced armed with assault rifles and body armor and were both taken out by a White security guard with no armor and only a service pistol. The two Black guys couldn’t even break the perimeter, never even getting into the event and killed nobody. It also sounds as if they were living on government assistance in Phoenix. Yep, diversity is strength.

    • newscomments70

      We need that back by popular demand. Liberal beta male government policy needs to be kicked in the head.

  • Deep North

    Mosby comes from a long line of black cops. She grew up in Boston and was enrolled in the METCO program as a student. METCO is for smart-ish blacks; they get bused out to white suburban schools instead of attending ghetto schools in their neighborhoods. In school, I never enjoyed being the only white kid in class; I wish I could have been put on a bus and sent to an all-white suburban school.

    • This is probably a coincidence, and probably nothing should be written into it, but I found out today that both Marilyn Mosby and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake belong to the same college sorority (AKA).

      • Kenner

        Wrong sorority. It’s NWA.

  • Rob

    Marcus Garvey had it right, when he was trying to promote the back to Africa movement. Wish it took on and many or all of them did leave the US.

  • Allan

    Six police officers charged with doing their job! So, what else is new?

  • Albert

    -“we’ll always be guilty down to the cellular level”-
    Hush your mouth! Don’t give the lib-tards any more ideas! I wouldn’t put it past them to use that to keep the guilt trip alive and kicking

  • [Guest]

    It looks as if the police are mowin’ ’em down in Baltimore. Poor Freddy Gray has only just entered his eternal rest, and already another black man has been gunned down!

    Here’s a video in which a newsman interviews an eyewitness, 4 May 2015:

    “They shot that boy for no reason!”—

    theconservativetreehouse[dot]com/2015/05/04/incredible-eye-witness-testimonial-lying-on-camera-this-is-how-a-dangerous-lie-explodes-in-baltimore