Prosecutors Dropping Charges Against Those Arrested for Curfew Violations

CBS Baltimore, May 11, 2015

Public defenders are challenging the Baltimore mayor’s authority to impose a citywide curfew after last month’s riots stemming from the death of Freddie Gray.

In a filing Monday in Maryland District Court, the deputy city public defender says Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake overstepped her authority in ordering a citywide, 10 p.m. curfew for all residents April 27.

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The Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office tells WJZ prosecutors are dropping all charges against individuals arrested solely for curfew violations. They say those arrests were punishment enough.

 

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  • MekongDelta69

    Don’t worry – soon they’ll be dropping all charges against all blacks for any crime they’ve ever committed.

    • dukem1

      Another innovation courtesy of our dusky brethren…the re-defining of “crime.”

      Whatever will they think of next!!???!!!
      So clever..So wondrous…

      I hope I die before I get old.

      • bilderbuster

        I hope they die before I get old.

    • Illidan Stormragge

      Police should stop doing their jobs. Let chaos reign.

      • bilderbuster

        White ones should resign.

    • Light from the East

      “White” laws cannot be used to punish black thugs, right?

      • Lexonaut

        That’s right. They view the police as an occupying army that enforces illegitimate laws.

    • You’re right. That is the new idiom desired. Here’s what I pray happens. The urban elected officials capitulate. The police then ignore the black community. Once that area is destroyed, blacks will seek another area with more valuable stuff to steal. That is the area where Leftists who support this change reside. Curiously, they refuse to live in the communities they profess to acre about. They live in urban neighborhoods and suburbs where they believe price prevents blacks from buying homes. They actually believe because they vote Democrat and support black outrage, it protects them from black violence. Police know the neighborhoods. They know who betrayed them. When the violence enters their homes and lives, police will not act to save them. The new victims will be forced to do what they should have done to prove their allegiance to Lefist causes all along – give all their wealth towards programs helping the poor, and share their homes with the “less fortunate”. I can’t wait, and want to be eating popcorn with my wife watching it plays out on TV.

  • dd121

    This may lead to a place of unintended consequences.

    • model1911

      Unintended consequences is the essence of leftism. Well stated.

      • dukem1

        “Consequences” is a concept unfamiliar to some certain segment of our population.

      • John Smith

        Except most are intended.

  • LS Wight

    Yes, they also granted amnesty for all arrest warrants in Ferguson, Missouri after the first set of riots. The American people have to know this us pure, undiluted Bolshevism!

    • DonReynolds

      Saint Louis County dropped hundreds of thousands of outstanding warrants. How much revenue was that?…..Tens of Millions. Many of the warrants were no shows and failure to appear.

    • bilderbuster

      Baltimore followed the Ferguson stand down example too so when Philly, or wherever the next Brown Town that goes off is, there is a huge precedent that has been set for both the rioters and the cops/National Guard.
      It’s hard to believe that giving Blacks not just immunity from rioting but a license to run riot is just incompetence.

      • Lexonaut

        Worse still, Baltimore set the precedent of having the Crips and Bloods direct the riots so that only non-black-owned businesses would be destroyed.

        • bilderbuster

          You’re 100 percent correct!
          My take on this is that they’re working with the “community organizers” and are being or have already been incorporated into the Soros funded “#BlackLivesMatter” fambly.

  • superlloyd

    Blacks relationship with the law is of a complete misunderstanding of how it works in theory and practise. No matter what side of the law they are on.

    • Illidan Stormragge

      Average African American IQ: 85. They can’t really thing long-term about anything.

  • Hilis Hatki

    You can still be arrested for “rioting while white.”

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    Todays lesson, boys and girls, is civics. Specifically the rule of law and order. We all know that laws are imposed for our own good and that there are penalties for breaking them. When we break the law, and there is no penalty, society breaks down and that’s not good. Unless, of course, you’re black and living in Baltimore. Then the states attorney can grant you special “dispensation” (a free pass) to avoid consequences. So the next time there’s a demonstration (also called riots) don’t worry about those pesky curfews. They don’t mean anything. Tomorrow we’ll talk about your right to burn businesses as an expression of your frustration with “the system”.

    • DonReynolds

      Maybe they will reduce the punishment for murder to a two dollar fine.
      That is something we can all get accustomed to……and I have plenty for two-dollar fines.

      • bilderbuster

        Two dollars seems affordable. Unless you have a list as long as mine that is.

        • DonReynolds

          Ha Ha…..I am sure there are other people who would be happy to pay our fines, if we run out of cash.

  • Eagle1212

    That’s what you get when you have a corrupt police system controlling a rotting third world cesspool, then all criminals will get the same treatment and walk free.

    • bilderbuster

      What’s the point of White people paying taxes for police who won’t do anything to prevent Blacks from robbing, raping and killing them?
      The same cops who won’t protect you will seize your property for not paying taxes.

  • DonReynolds

    Being arrested is not punishment and has never been considered punishment.
    Violating curfew is a crime and the police did their duty in arresting such individuals.
    Now the prosecutors have decided (LIKE OBAMA) that it does not matter what is the law, if it is something they do not want to enforce.
    No enforcement of curfew means there can never be a curfew.

  • bubo

    Baltimore is already a lawless place even when not consumed by riots. Something like 95% of criminal cases don’t go to trial because they know the black juries will set them free no matter what, especially if the victim is white.

    Our system of laws wasn’t designed to deal with the rampant criminality of blacks. They should all be removed back to Africa post haste.

  • John Smith

    Arrests for murder, drug dealing and armed robbery are often just “punishment enough,” considering how many have rap sheets yards long by the time they turn 18 and keep doing the same old thing. It’s a good thing that so many get the “death penalty” from their own homies, else we’d get no justice at all.

  • Lexonaut

    Letting curfew breakers skate. What’s next after people see what they can get away with? Riots?

  • Dale McNamee

    Another example of and lesson in lawlessness…

    They reward it….

    I hope that their houses burn the next time as well as City Hall…

  • mikey7777

    Just like the good ole’ days in Salem,eh.Instead of witches everywhere it’s whiteys everywhere.John Proctor never had it so good. lol.

  • crockadoodle6

    Of course not. The ‘disadvantaged youths’ are unable to read clocks for all of the usual acceptable reasons: poor schools because of poverty, poor nutrition, slavery, white privilege, the clock numbers are white and time is therefore racist……..’If you like your curfew you can keep your …….insolence’