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Former Marine to CNN: When I Fought for USA-I Was ‘Patriot’-When I Fight for My People I’m a ‘Thug'

When the man began walking away, a CNN reporter caught up with him and asked him to explain where his anger comes from. “They tell me we are apart of this country, man. How can we be?” he explained, asking her to look around at the police lined up.

As for the charges against the officers, the man was not satisfied: “We got to stop being pacified every time they throw us a bone where they want us to calm down, man. We need to wait for the end result to come in,” he said.

“I was willing to give my life for this country,” he continued. “When I was in the Marine Corps, they called me a ‘patriot.’ A marine. But now that I’m fighting for my people they call me a fucking ‘thug.’ They called me a ‘thug’ when I fight for my people,” he said. When the reporter recoiled at his cursing, he said he would not “sweeten up” anything.


MOSBY: "The People Voted For Me To Do My Job & Carry Out Justice & That's What I'm Going to Do"

the people of Baltimore voted for me to do my job and to carry out justice – and that’s what I’m going to do.”

After announcing charges for the six officers involved in the arrest and ultimate death of Freddie Gray, Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby sat down for an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon that will air in full tonight during the 10 p.m. ET hour.

When Lemon told Mosby that it’s been a “tough time” for her, “in the spotlight” and “under the microscope,” she responded calmly, “I don’t think it’s tough.The people of Baltimore voted for me to do my job and to carry out justice and that’s what I’m going to do as the state’s attorney for Baltimore city.”

“As a prosecutor, you should not bring charges if you don’t that you have probable cause, that these individuals are responsible for the charges,” Mosby added. She stressed that she comes from five generations of law enforcement and understands “the time, the commitment, the sacrifice that these police officers make, time away from their families on a day-to-day basis, risking their lives for the benefit of our communities.”

But at the same time she said, “Those officers that usurped their authority, you have to be able to hold them accountable because it does a disservice to the really hardworking police officers, so for me it’s about applying justice fairly and accurately to those with or without a badge.”


What does looting & destruction have to do with social justice?


Dear @CNN

Dear @CNN

Please start referring to the 6 MURDEROUS police officers as"THUGS"
and delve deeply into their pasts. Thanks.



"shoot em"

Teana Walsh is an attorney in the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. Her personal Facebook page had this post.



The danger of documenting the atrocity: Freddie Gray videographer has been arrested at gunpoint

Kevin Moore, the man who filmed Freddie Gray's brutal arrest, has now himself been arrested following "harassment and intimidation" from Baltimore police.

Moore was arrested at gunpoint last night along with two other members of Cop Watch, a group dedicated to filming and documenting police work.

His video of Gray's arrest was shot shortly before the man suffered spinal injuries while in police custody that led to his death.

Moore claims that despite having co-operated with two detectives in the Baltimore Police Department’s Office of Internal Oversight and given them the video, police posted his photo and told the public that he was "wanted for questioning", asking people to identify him.

"What is so important that you have to plaster my picture over the Internet? I've already spoken," Moore said, suggesting that they posted it simply to intimidate him.


KRUGMAN!!!: Ideology and Integrity

MAY 1, 2015
Paul Krugman

The 2016 campaign should be almost entirely about issues. The parties are far apart on everything from the environment to fiscal policy to health care, and history tells us that what politicians say during a campaign is a good guide to how they will govern.

Nonetheless, many in the news media will try to make the campaign about personalities and character instead. And character isn’t totally irrelevant. The next president will surely encounter issues that aren’t currently on anyone’s agenda, so it matters how he or she is likely to react. But the character trait that will matter most isn’t one the press likes to focus on. In fact, it’s actively discouraged.

You see, you shouldn’t care whether a candidate is someone you’d like to have a beer with. Nor should you care about politicians’ sex lives, or even their spending habits unless they involve clear corruption. No, what you should really look for, in a world that keeps throwing nasty surprises at us, is intellectual integrity: the willingness to face facts even if they’re at odds with one’s preconceptions, the willingness to admit mistakes and change course.

And that’s a virtue in very short supply.


Dr. Phil Corrects Fox News On Baltimore's Equality Of Opportunity

Kilmeade: “This is like the fourth major inner city uprising, and we keep saying where’s the character, where are the parents, where’s the opportunity, where are the role models? How long are we going to keep saying, ‘Where are they and what can be done to change this?’ Because those kids have the same potential as your kids and our kids.”

Dr. Phil: “I’m not sure that’s true. They may have the same potential, but I’m not sure they have the same opportunities because the fact is the school system is not necessarily the same, the resources are not necessarily the same, the leadership that they have from the parents because of the generational pass-throughs are not the same. There’s no question that they have a steep hill and a tough row to hoe."

well done Dr. Phil:

Freddie Gray"a fourth, previously undisclosed stop by the police"

Local television station WJLA said the medical examiner saw no evidence that Gray suffered the fatal injury during his arrest, pointing instead to the injury happening during his ride in the police van, multiple law enforcement sources told the ABC affiliate.

The medical examiner found that Gray appeared to break his neck when his head slammed into the back of the van, the sources told WJLA. He also suffered a head wound matching a bolt jutting from the vehicle's back door.

The WJLA report said it was still unclear what caused Gray to bang his head. He was not wearing restraints during the ride, a violation of department policies.

Police offered a fresh wrinkle to Gray's case on Thursday, saying officials learned of a fourth, previously undisclosed stop by the police van en route to the station house after viewing footage from a private camera. It was not immediately known what the footage revealed about Gray's injury.

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