Baltimore Corrections Officers Charged with Looting Convenience Store During Unrest

Colin Campbell, Baltimore Sun, May 13, 2015

Two Baltimore correctional officers were charged Wednesday with looting a downtown convenience store during unrest last month over the death of Freddie Gray, officials said.

Tamika Cobb and Kendra Richard were caught on video taking merchandise from the 7-Eleven on the corner of W. Baltimore and Howard streets on April 25, the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said.

Tamika Cobb

Tamika Cobb


The officers, who were both assigned to facilities downtown, were charged with theft and burglary and placed on unpaid leave, the department said.

In the video, posted to YouTube, Richard is seen coming out of the store holding Slim Jims, while Cobb has Tostitos chips, police said. Police identified Richard as the woman exiting the store wearing yellow tennis shoes, black Adidas jogging pants and a jean jacket. They said Cobb was the one in yellow shoes, blue pants and a black sweatshirt with a large white graphic on the front.

Kendra Richard

Kendra Richard


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  • MekongDelta69

    One side of the cell or the other.

    What’s the difference?


    • Oil Can Harry

      I often say “Black CO’s: almost as bad as the inmates”.

      Turns out, they may be worse.

      • APaige

        For Baltimore its actually an improvement. Minor looting looks better than running drugs and weapons for an inmate, who is a gang leader running the prison and impregnating other guards.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        THAT would take some doing…

    • Fathercoughlin

      They sure don’t look like the lady cops on TV..

    • Light from the East

      Blacks do have the ability to blur the line between an officer and a gangster when they are in charge.

    • Michigan Patriot

      Beg to differ : On the outside they get a middle class salary, state pension, state medical benefits , more down time that their bros & sistas on the inside.

  • dd121

    Highly paid black Detroit auto workers were also caught looting some years ago. It’s not a “protest”, it’s merely in their nature to act feral.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Don’t forget the black female cops caught looting down in Nawlins during Hurricane Katrina.

      • My favorite was the huge, fat one that was filmed by reporters while she was looting cheap, Chinese-made shoes at Wal Mart. I guess stealing from a thrift store like Goodwill or ARC would be even lower, but not by very much.

  • Puggg

    I remember writing here when the Baltimore City Jail scandal broke that these urban jails have a lot of black women guards because while they want men to guard men, way too many black men are DQed because of their felony rap sheets, and it being a city that loves affirmative action, they’re not about to consider hiring white men for one moment, so their only alternative and option left is to hire black women. And that’s why the scandal at the jail happened, because the black women guards so easily fell under the spell of the alpha male ganged up inmates with the Black Guerilla Family.

    What did these two women do for a living? Jail guards at the Baltimore City Jail.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      The Chinese are buying up much of the U.S.; let them provide male guards for the men’s prisons.

      • DonReynolds

        And the good news may be that the Chinese may take a more active interest in protecting their property. A couple of divisions of Chinese regulars should be enough to secure the Mexican border against more infiltrators and smugglers. Just stay back out of the way and watch how it is done.

    • rebelcelt

      If it is anything like Shelby Co. Tennessee (Memphis), and it is, I suspect they will hire anybody that will take the job. Being a guard in those jails is a lousy job. Would you apply for a job where you can be assaulted at any moment of the day? If an inmate hits you then immediately goes into a submissive position you are not allowed to retaliate. If you do you can end up in there with them.Cameras are everywhere. Let the Blacks have it.

  • AmericanCitizen

    Please tell me again how urban blacks are just like us and are decent, hardworking people who just need a lucky break (in the form of trillions of dollars over decades) to become content middle-class taxpayers.

    • Oil Can Harry

      According to liberals, if black “youfs” and ISIS members only had jobs there’d be no crime or terrorism.

      • Michigan Patriot

        Liberals say all races are equal then why aren’t blacks creating products & corresponding factories to make their contribution to either their own communities or God forbid , White communities & hire Whites to make their product ( are there any left ? ).

      • DonReynolds

        Liberals? Heck that was the US State Department you noticed saying that on television lately.

  • MrBiIIGoode .


    • Jason Lewis

      Lootie and the Blowfish would Let Her Cry.

    • carriewhite64

      You know, this meme never gets old.

    • 1Forced_Registration

      At least lootie grabbed himself something safe to drink.

  • Whitetrashgang

    Kendra has blonde hair,I wonder if the hair color also hurt her brain?

    • phillyguy

      Nah, she used to have an unruly flee infested fro, but she hit a live wire climbing in the broken window of the looted store.

    • If anyone remembers the “dumb blond” jokes, Kendra was already dumb, so the bleach job couldn’t have done any damage.

  • Yancy Derringer

    Slim Jims. A bag of Tostitos. LMAO.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      From the original comments section –

      Two words:

      1. Affirmative
      2. Action

      Think they’ll be fired?

    • Katherine McChesney

      A $35,000.00 snack!

      • John Smith

        They’ll get more on welfare.

    • The last thing on earth that Tamika gorilla needs is more junk food.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    Jeopardizing your job for a bag of chips or a pack of Slim Jims. That takes intelligence. But wait…… that I think of who’s the States Attorney her job isn’t really in jeopardy. Her defense, along with all those who removed merchandise, is “We’ll, there were no clerks behind the counter to take my money and I planned to return later to pay”. Case dismissed. Now, where are those police officers?

  • Douglas Quaid

    They both look like intelligent, moral, upstanding, productive members of society to me.

  • Jason Lewis

    Is that a natural blonde?

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      I’m not sure it’s a natural human…looks like she got hit by a blast of radiation.

      • Fathercoughlin

        If Ringo Starr mated with Pearl Bailey…

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          More like Coco the ape.

        • Michigan Patriot

          Result : A real gem !

    • Jack Burton

      Is that even human?

    • NoMosqueHere

      It’ll be a long time before blond hair dye is available again in Baltimore.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Richard and Cobb exiting the store with Slim Jims and Tostitos, respectively.

    Did they do it for the inmates?

    This is not the first scandal to rock the Baltimore city jailhouse. In April 2013, a federal indictment was unsealed which revealed a massive conspiracy between correctional officers and inmates.

    Twenty-four correctional officers have been convicted for various offenses related to their involvement with the notorious Black Guerilla Family gang. Many of the officers had sexual relations with the gang members and helped them smuggle drugs into the facility.

    I thought Mosby wasn’t pressing any charges against rioters.

    • Alexandra1973

      That’s it to a T!

      Just like those idiots chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot” just to have something to yell…a lot of them had no idea why they were yelling it.

    • NoMosqueHere

      It shows how dumb they are. They grab slim jims and tostitos but leave behind the toilet paper.

  • Alpin Thueson

    Look at their faces – not one ounce of intelligence.

  • LHathaway

    So, stealing a pack of donuts is an important development. Being lesbians and working at a women’s prison . . . that’s of no interest at all.

  • stedman holder

    Free range or urban , a nig is gonna nig.

    • Alexandra1973

      That’s what they do. And it’s what they excel in.

      They tried to warn us 150 years ago.

    • phillyguy

      Talk about ugly

  • Speedy Steve

    The prison guards are hooked up with Black Gorilla Fambly.

  • [Guest]

    Slim Jims and Tostitos?

    What, no Skittles and Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail?

  • pennawhytmn

    Is it any wonder why the number of white males raping Sherrilla women every year is “statistically irrelevant? People can talk about IQ, impulse control, future time orientation, and that stuff, but the greatest difference between whites and Blacks is the physical attractiveness of white women compared to these “women”. WOW! The contrast is more than 1 standard deviation for sure.

  • Reverend Bacon

    Tostitos are Racist.

  • superlloyd

    In Baltimore black prison officers reflect the criminality and dysfunction of their community and their DNA. There is no difference between the inmates and the screws. They should be on the same side of the bars. After all, segregation beez rayciss.

  • John Smith

    Not only did they work in corrections, but they’re also clients.

  • JR Kipling

    No Snacks, No Peace.

  • Lexonaut

    A few years ago someone actually paid to have a billboard alongside a North Denver highway read “Keeping The World Safe From Cheese Doodles”.

  • Hilis Hatki

    This is nothing compared to the “Looting” being done by people in authority.

  • Michael North

    “Tamika” and “Kendra” are names from 1950s pulp science fiction magazines. People are shaped by their names (that is why giving a child a weird name is a form of abuse).
    These two women look as devoid of sense as the names their parents inflicted on them.

  • rommel10

    being black they above the law and they will walk poor girls just got caught up in the moment

  • Earl Turner

    Two more possible portraits for the new $20 bill.

    • Lygeia

      They are not exactly beauties that would be immortalized by the paintbrush of William Adolphe Bouguereau, are they?

  • Earl P. Holt III

    The E.E.O.C. and Federal Courts make you hire these imbeciles, cretins and criminals, but the latter always reveal their “true colors” in the long-run…

  • Lygeia

    If you go to Salon[dot]com, the photograph accompanying the article shows two white police officers.

    When you click on the article link, you find out the names of the officers, but there are no pictures of these BLACK WOMEN police officers, just a smug misdirection showing an initial photograph of two white policeman in their uniforms.

    That is isn’t even journalism. It is propaganda.

    However, if we come here, we find the truth

  • The video is not available. Someone downloaded it and can repost it elsewhere?

  • The crunchy, fried Cheetos are wonderful, aren’t they?

  • H. Mueller

    “Tamika Cobb and Kendra Richard” Nah, it just cant be, say it isn’t so. Probably Amish or Irish or something.

  • chuck_2012

    2 very intelligent looking citizens.