Baltimore Awaits Police Report on Freddie Gray | Open Thread

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Demonstrators expressed solidarity with those in Baltimore protesting the death of Freddie Gray.


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  1. Liza says:

    Both the @CivilRights division of the DOJ & the @FBI are currently/actively investigating the death of #FreddieGray.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) April 30, 2015

  2. Ametia says:

    The BPD report thread is up! Let’s rip a NEW ONE, folks!

  3. Ametia says:

    Why would any of us believe that the BPD investigating THEMSELVES would present any finding to IMPLICATE any wrong doing. Excuse me, that’s too light a phrase.


  4. Ametia says:

    WTF IS THIS? Meaning that videotape won’t be used, if any of these evil murdering cowards are indicted?

    UPDATE: Law enforcement sources say Freddie Gray suffered head injury in police transport van

    By Brad Bell April 30, 2015 – 02:36 pm
    Updated: April 30, 2015 – 04:32 pm

    BALTIMORE, Md. (WJLA) — An investigation into the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray has found no evidence that his fatal injuries were caused during the videotaped arrest and interaction with police officers, according to multiple law enforcement sources.

    Read more:

    • rikyrah says:


    • Ametia says:

      NO WAY. Let’s see we have conceal & carry for guns, but now conceal and carry for knives I punishable by SEVERED SPINES & DEATH.?

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      They did not even see the knife when they started chasing him. Therefore, they had NO justification for chasing him.

      They are grasping at straws to no avail.

      The police need to ‘fess up and face the penalty for their heinous deed. Freddie Gray had his life cruelly stolen from him.

    • Liza says:

      Does Lt. Brian Rice have X-Ray vision and saw the “switchblade” through Freddie Gray’s clothing? Is that why he chased him down? I seem to recall the Gray family’s lawyer saying that FG carried a pocket knife.

      • Ametia says:

        We know those WaPo leaks were intentional. They’re dripping the lies out one drop at a time, and are waiting for the Gray family attorneys to get on TEE VEE & rebut them so they can come back with another LIE


        I believe that was the mistake that Ben Crump made, These attorneys need to stay off the fucking TV and build their case!

      • Liza says:

        Good point. Give them nothing and let them just keep digging a deeper hole.

  5. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Look closely. That police bicycle is ON TOP of Freddie Gray. Do you see what I see?— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) April 30, 2015

  6. rikyrah says:

    Baltimore adds drama to GOP cuts for urban renewal programs
    By David Rogers 4/30/15 11:17 AM EDT

    With Baltimore’s troubles as a backdrop, House Republicans are proposing new cuts from urban programs this week even as their budget would add tens of billions of dollars for the Pentagon to get around strict spending caps.

    Caught most in the middle is a $55.3 billion housing and transportation measure which is fast becoming the new ground zero in the appropriations wars this summer and a symbol of Washington’s retreat from public investments in poor urban neighborhoods like Baltimore’s.

    The 156-page bill demands real cuts from a cross-section of urban programs in order to meet statutory spending targets. But just hours after it advanced Wednesday morning in the House Appropriations Committee, the GOP announced its new 2016 budget agreement which adds an extra $38 billion for defense by going around the very same caps which had earlier forced reductions in aid to cities.

    Most simply, Republicans are proposing two sets of rules, one for defense and the other for domestic appropriations. And the resulting cuts resonate more now given the proximity of the crisis down the road in Baltimore.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Maryland lawmaker proposes law to take food stamps from families of kids who protest
    30 APR 2015 AT 11:27 ET

    Republican Maryland state Delegate Patrick McDonough suggested this week that parents did not deserve to continue receiving food stamps if they refused to stop their children from protesting the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

    In audio obtain by First Look’s Lee Fang, a caller on a Baltimore radio program asks McDonough why the government could not “take away benefits from families, from like the parents who are collecting welfare” if the protesters were “too young.”

    “That’s an idea and that could be legislation,” McDonough volunteers. “I think that you could make the case that there is a failure to do proper parenting and allowing this stuff to happen, is there an opportunity for a month to take away your food stamps?”

    McDonough goes on to say that a “scientific study” is needed to understand the mindset of “thug nation.”

    “These young people, they’re violent, they’re brutal, their mindset is dysfunctional to a point of being dangerous,” he says. “We have got to study, investigate, and really look at what this is all about.”

  8. Breaking: #BaltimorePolice Van made previously unknown stop than reported. New stop revealed came from a privately owned camera.#FreddieGray

  9. #IStandWithBaltimore #JusticeForFreddieGray @RepCummings

    All Night
    All Day
    We Will Fight
    For #FreddieGray

    • Liza says:

      Erin Burnett didn’t interview this man, she attacked him. She knows nothing, absolutely nothing and she tries to substitute theatrics for knowledge. So many of these talking heads believe that their ignorance and lack of preparation isn’t noticeable when they do this.

  10. Ametia says:

    Where are you SG2?
    Why is America celebrating the beating of a black child?

    A mom’s violence won’t keep her son safe.

    THIS: “He gave me eye contact,” Toya Graham told CBS News. “And at that point, you know, not even thinking about cameras or anything like that — that’s my only son and at the end of the day, I don’t want him to be a Freddie Gray. Is he the perfect boy? No he’s not, but he’s mine.”

    This motherfucking right here!
    In other words, Graham’s message to America is: I will teach my black son not to resist white supremacy so he can live.

    • Liza says:

      What (white) America really should have learned from that video is that the mother was terrified of losing her son to the same violent, undeserved death that has befallen many a black person for the last 400 years. She just wanted to remove him from the line of fire. She was afraid. Period.

  11. sunshine616 says:

    Where are the wealthy African Americans who make their money off of us. Who enjoy their privilege because some white person allowed them to play the game. How about u help fix these neighborhoods and stand with the youth who thinks no one cares and no one listens. Talking to all the jay beyonce Oprah’s Pharrell of the world. Step up damnit!! Green is the only color that matters !! Help this world, lord!!

  12. rikyrah says:


    Leaked document blames Freddie Gray for his injuries
    04/30/15 08:00 AM
    By Steve Benen
    The recent unrest in Baltimore is the result of many factors which stretch back generations, but the recent tumult is largely tied to the death of one man: Freddie Gray.

    By now, the basic details are no doubt familiar: the 25-year-old Gray was arrested two weeks ago, reportedly on a weapons charge, and then died a week later. According to family attorneys, Gray’s death was the result of a severed spine, which local officials have not yet explained.

    Last night, the Washington Post reported on a leaked document, written by a Baltimore police investigator, that takes the story in a rather striking direction.

    A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and believed that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to a police document obtained by The Washington Post.

    The prisoner, who is currently in jail, was separated from Gray by a metal partition and could not see him. His statement is contained in an application for a search warrant, which is sealed by the court. The Post was given the document under the condition that the prisoner not be named because the person who provided it feared for the inmate’s safety.
    Though the claims are extraordinarily hard to believe, this is the first tidbit of information the public has received from inside the official investigation into Gray’s death.

    • Liza says:

      We knew that the cops were going to concoct a story that they think is good enough to plant the seed of reasonable doubt and exonerate the guilty cops. We just didn’t know that their lies would be this outrageous. But what is clear at this point is that the cops are not going to accept any responsibility and they will keep lying until this is resolved one way or the other. It’s really insane to go to these lengths just to save one cop who shouldn’t be a cop to begin with and deserves to be charge with murder.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Baltimore: “Out of the 209 people who were arrested in Baltimore during the immediate hours after violence erupted in the city on Monday afternoon, 111 remain in jail without having been charged.”

  14. rikyrah says:

    Zandar @ZandarVTS

    Also Dr. King assassinated himself with his black ricochet mastery abilities, and Malcolm X tripped on the podium into a random shotgun

  15. rikyrah says:

    ❤ βąɓų Ģįŗɭ ❤ @num1_fan

    This is on a whole new level of digging up ones past to excuse killer cops. They’re looking up previous CAR ACCIDENT injuries. #FreddieGray

    • Ametia says:

      to justify their killings when they have NO CURRENT CHARGES, they dig up history. look see he’s a “THUG.”

      • sunshine616 says:

        Does no one remember the violent history of police?? Shall we dig?? Can we get the officers names so we can do due diligence and look into their pasts and history???? Maybe they deserve to be arrested based on their past behavior. See how that works???

    • Ametia says:

      if we actually could review the records of these killer cops, which some have all ready been exposed, we’ll see more of the same. domestic abuse charges, prior charges of police brutality uneducated, rednecks, NRA members.


  16. rikyrah says:

    Dev @DevCNYC

    WHAT THE FUCK!! Baltimore Police Are Caught On Tape Choking A Woman #BaltimoreRiots

  17. rikyrah says:

    Rough treatment for juveniles arrested in Baltimore protests

    Rehema Ellis, correspondent for NBC News, talks with Rachel Maddow about the release from jail of many Baltimore protesters, including many juveniles with no previous records who were given a rough introduction to Baltimore’s justice system.

    • sunshine616 says:

      This bitch!! She better pray she never gets stopped by the cops one day n they not know who she is then? Cuz she might find herself in the same situation as the rest of “her” constituents.

    • Ametia says:

      MEMO to Baltimore Mayor Sharon Rawlings-Blake:

      You’ve already INSERTED yourself in a “potentially hostile situation,” by being one of the standard bearers of POLICE BRUTALITY against BLACK BALTIMORIANS.

      Fucking, no good POS.

      • sunshine616 says:

        U know, she could’ve used this to help bring more attention to this evil problem proliferating our country. I wonder why she protects interests over people. Maybe there is a reason this mayor is going hard for the cops. Corruption is a disease that spreads quickly without treatment. Just saying……

  18. rikyrah says:



    • Ametia says:

      Like Liza said, nobody but cop worshipers would ever believe that load of bullshit.


  19. rikyrah says:

    Once More, With Feeling


    I’ve gotten a lot of mail on Baltimore.

    Why haven’t you said anything? When are you going to weigh in on this? Do you not care?

    Baltimore is burning and why haven’t I said anything?

    You don’t think there’s been enough self-serving gratuitous hand wringing, chest beating, and dick waggling on this subject?


    Because every network, every pundit, every politician has managed to find a way to profit from this latest round of violence. Every single one.

    Before that, though, not one of them ever mentioned Baltimore. Not even me. Nobody gives a shit about Baltimore – not even Martin O’Malley and he used to run the place. But suddenly every media outlet has a truck in Baltimore, live on the scene and streaming the pictures into every living room in glorious High Definition and there you are, on the bloody mean streets of Baltimore.

    Every presidential hopeful has something to say about Baltimore.

    Every Senator and every Representative knows who to blame for Baltimore.

    Every pundit is an authority on Baltimore.

    And every American has picked a side in Baltimore.

    And so, what? I should make some hay in Baltimore too? Sure, why shouldn’t I pander for donations and page views and “likes” built on the pain and misery of others?

    So, what is it exactly that you’d like me to say?

    I mean, what is there left to say?

    You’re maybe expecting some pithy observation? Some special insight, right? Sorry, I’m fresh out.

    We all, every single one of us whether we admit it or not, we all know what the deal is in Baltimore.

    It’s the same all over America.

    It’s the same all over the world in fact.

    When people have nothing left to lose, when rage and hopelessness are the norm, when violence and poverty have become birthrights, when systematic disenfranchisement is the order of the day, then riot and destruction are always only seconds away. Always.

    What we forget is this: When people have nothing left to lose, then the only thing left to them is rage.

  20. Whew Lawd! That lying woman saying Freddie Gray injured himself has no shame, no conscience. It’s disgusting beyond description.

  21. I know darn well BaltimorePolice don’t think we’ll fall for the okey dokey b/c of a black woman? No one cares if she is blue black. You lose ass clowns! I stand with Baltimore!

  22. Nice to see the heavy hitters again. Loves y’all.

  23. Ametia says:

    What did the BPD promise this so-called phantom prisoner to LIE for them to help them make their case for reasonable doubt?

    • Liza says:

      Why in the blazing hell don’t they just water board the whole lot of them? The six cops and their lying corroborator. Normally, I oppose torture but I could make an exception…

  24. Ametia says:

    BPD comes up with a false witness & media helps them push the LIE.


  25. Ametia says:

    BPD will be shelling out more$$$$ for this murder. BANK IT

  26. donna dem 4 obama says:

    That same BPD told a B’More Reporter that FG was quite and there was no erractic driving. So which story is true?

  27. Liza says:

    So the Anointed One finally speaks…

    April 29, 2015
    Hillary Clinton calls for changes to justice system

    “We have to come to terms with some hard truths about race and justice in America,” Clinton said in her first policy speech as a candidate for president in 2016.

    In her somber 30-minute remarks, Clinton described what she called the unfair treatment of black men in America, who are more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes and sentenced to longer prison terms.

    “We must urgently begin to rebuild the bonds of trust and respect among Americans,” said Clinton, delivering the keynote address at the David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum at Columbia University in New York.. “Between police and citizens, yes, but also across society.”
    Clinton spoke about recent clashes in Ferguson, Mo.; Charleston, S.C., Cleveland, New York City and Baltimore, which continues to be gripped by violence after the death of a 25-year-old black man Freddie Gray from a spinal injury suffered while he was in police custody.

    “What we’ve seen in Baltimore should, indeed does, tear at our soul,” he said. “And, from Ferguson to Staten Island to Baltimore, the patterns have become unmistakable and undeniable.”

    “Yet again, the streets of an American city are marred by violence. By shattered glass and shouts of anger and shows of force,” she said. “Yet again a community is reeling, its fault lines laid bare and its bonds of trust and respect frayed. Yet again, brave police officers have been attacked in the line of duty.”

    In her speech, which echoed Obama’s remarks Tuesday, she praised police officers who have been attacked and criticized protestors who she said are setting back the cause of justice.

    Read more here:

    • Ametia says:


    • Liza says:

      Hillary’s comments are lame. A perfect example of a politician between a rock and a hard place. She wants the black voters, so she can’t blatantly offend them. I don’t think she’s fool enough to think that black folks will turn out for her in droves because she’s the lesser of two evils. She also wants the white working class independents so, of course, she feels she has to praise the police and condemn the protesters. There’s no way for Hillary to say anything other than what other people are saying that doesn’t seem to get them into trouble.

      I think it’s important to make her keep talking. Not because I think she will ever take a stand for what is right, because she won’t. She just wants to get elected. But if she’s talking it means that the momentum is building and the 2016 candidates will have this issue front and center and they will be forced to talk about it. And God knows they don’t want to.

  28. Ametia says:

    CNN & COPS= “T.H.U.G.S” Remember this

  29. Ametia says:


    Freddie broke his vocal cords then severed his own spine. WHICH DID HE DO FIRST, HMMM?

    • Liza says:

      Dear Lord. They can’t be serious. No one other than a cop worshiper would believe such an outrageous lie.

    • sunshine616 says:

      They lie to us,we must believe. We truth tell and our words are questioned and dissected.

    • Liza says:

      This is the kind of bullsh!t I would expect to see in a supermarket tabloid. Dear God, these folks have gone off the deep end trying to exonerate the killer cops.

      • Ametia says:

        Yes; we’ve already read the playbook, haven’t we Liza. and the timing of the leaked LIE 2 minutes before the 10 pm curfew. I hope Freddie’s family lawyer do not make media appearances and show their hand to these SCUMBAGS

        Is there NO end to this madness?

      • Liza says:

        The cops will do whatever they think it takes to keep their power. That’s why there seems to be no end to this madness. They won’t quit, not willingly at least.

  30. sunshine616 says:

    Wow!!! This is crazy!! Witness 40 all over again.

    • Ametia says:

      It’s sheer MADNESS

    • Ametia says:

      This is some straight up BULLSHIT. These fuckers are trying to tell us Freddie severed his own spine while handcuffed. Superhuman, super negro.

      What kind of world do we live in where these PSYCHOPATH COPS are allowed to KILL with IMPUNITY and get cover for these EVIL ACTS OF MURDER


  31. Ametia says:

    Didn’t we say the media, tv, print are bought and paid for shills. SHAMEFUL, to report that lie about Freddie Gray injuring himself. PLEASE,MAKE.IT.STOP.

  32. Ametia says:

    LYING PIECES OF SHIT. Freddie Gray couldn’t even hold his head up, let alone walk.

  33. Ametia says:

    Here we go folks. they are now claiming Freddie severed his own SPINE


    Prisoner in van said Freddie Gray was ‘banging against the walls’ during ride

    By Peter Hermann April 29 at 9:10 PM
    BALTIMORE — A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and believed that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to a police document obtained by The Washington Post.

    • Ametia says:

      Timing of WaPo leak coordinated with the media an the 10 pm curfew. This is the GAME folks.

      • sunshine616 says:

        See this shit. We’ve been saying this. They do this shit on purpose. They tried the neck injury thing first then it got debunked. Now it’s this. Ferguson almost to the t!!!!

  34. Ametia says:

    Word is CNN’s Cooper is having someone on to talk about what police involved in Freddie’s murder did. Is this true? Straight out of Darren Wilson playbook with that Josie critter.

    • Liza says:

      Just when you think CNN can’t sink lower, they find a way. They aren’t reporting news, they are contaminating the news.

  35. Ametia says:

    Minneapolis joins protests for Freddie Gray.

  36. They chain you, beat you, kick you, torment you, break your limbs & if you dare strike back with rage, you’re labeled a thug. How dare you!

  37. Ametia says:

    Folks are protesting in Boston, New York, and DC along with Baltimore.

    If any one has photos, please feel free to post them. Thanks!

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