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  • Cow Poke
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    And Baltimore continues its decline.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/60352...nseen-43-years

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 45 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single month than it has in 43 years.

    Police reported three deaths — two men shot Thursday and one on Friday. The men died at local hospitals.

    With their deaths, this year's homicides reached 189, far outpacing the 119 killings by July's end in 2014. Nonfatal shootings have soared to 366, compared to 200 by the same date last year. July's total was the worst since the city recorded 45 killings in August 1972, according to The Baltimore Sun.

    The seemingly Sisyphean task of containing the city's violence prompted Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to fire her police commissioner, Anthony Batts, on July 8.

    "Too many continue to die on our streets," Rawlings-Blake said then. "Families are tired of dealing with this pain, and so am I. Recent events have placed an intense focus on our police leadership, distracting many from what needs to be our main focus: the fight against crime."

    But the killings have not abated under Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis since then.

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Sounds like another lawsuit waiting to happen. She made his job impossible to perform, threw him under the bus, and then fired him for it.
    That's how they roll in Baltimore these days, apparently. But, yeah, I hope he gets a good lawyer.

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  • One Bad Pig
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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

    Baltimore Mayor Fires Police Commissioner;


    http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/...ssioner-batts/

    BALTIMORE (WNEW/AP) — The Baltimore mayor fired the troubled city’s police commissioner Wednesday, saying that a recent spike in homicide rates weeks after the death of Freddie Gray required a change in leadership.

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanked Police Commissioner Anthony Batts for his service — and praised the job he had done — but said growing criticism of his leadership had become a “distraction” that was preventing the city from moving ahead.

    “We need a change,” Rawlings-Blake told a news conference. “This was not an easy decision but it is one that is in the best interest of Baltimore. The people of Baltimore deserve better and we’re going to get better.”

    Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis will serve as interim commissioner, Rawlings-Blake said.

    “I appreciate the mayor’s confidence in me,” Davis said. “My focuses for the future are really pretty simple. It’s all about the crime fight and it’s all about the relationship with our community.”

    The firing comes 2 1/2 months after the city broke out into riots following the death of Gray, who died in April of injuries he received in police custody. Six police officers have been criminally charged in Gray’s death.
    Sounds like another lawsuit waiting to happen. She made his job impossible to perform, threw him under the bus, and then fired him for it.

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  • Cow Poke
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    Baltimore Mayor Fires Police Commissioner;


    http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/...ssioner-batts/

    BALTIMORE (WNEW/AP) — The Baltimore mayor fired the troubled city’s police commissioner Wednesday, saying that a recent spike in homicide rates weeks after the death of Freddie Gray required a change in leadership.

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanked Police Commissioner Anthony Batts for his service — and praised the job he had done — but said growing criticism of his leadership had become a “distraction” that was preventing the city from moving ahead.

    “We need a change,” Rawlings-Blake told a news conference. “This was not an easy decision but it is one that is in the best interest of Baltimore. The people of Baltimore deserve better and we’re going to get better.”

    Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis will serve as interim commissioner, Rawlings-Blake said.

    “I appreciate the mayor’s confidence in me,” Davis said. “My focuses for the future are really pretty simple. It’s all about the crime fight and it’s all about the relationship with our community.”

    The firing comes 2 1/2 months after the city broke out into riots following the death of Gray, who died in April of injuries he received in police custody. Six police officers have been criminally charged in Gray’s death.

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  • One Bad Pig
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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Yes, Mosbey was far more interested in getting "something out there" to appease the rioters than she was in getting the truth out. She is in WAY above her head.
    She's also being accused of over-charging:

    Source: Is Baltimore's Mosby Seeking Justice or Something Else?

    Criminal defense attorney Steven Levin disputed Mosby's leap to conclude the officers lacked probable cause just because Gray's knife was a legal knife, but he objected even more strenuously to her decision to criminalize the arrest (with a charge of false imprisonment against the officers), even if they did lack probable cause. "The law provides a remedy if the officers are wrong, and that remedy is dismissal of charges" against the person being arrested, said Levin.

    Levin also believes that it's going to be very difficult for the state to make its case of manslaughter by vehicle, which will require it to prove that the officer drove the vehicle in a grossly negligent manner and that such negligence caused Gray's death.

    In addition, The Daily Caller is reporting that investigators with the Baltimore police task force investigating this case did not expect Gray's death to be ruled a homicide and that they believe Mosby's charges are not supported by the evidence. Mosby's second-degree murder charge against the driver, Caesar Goodson Jr., is especially suspect because it will require the state to prove he was acting with a depraved heart. The task force reportedly believed that manslaughter would be the highest charge made against any of the six officers.

    Read more at http://www.jewishworldreview.com/dav...ugh050815.php3

    © Copyright Original Source

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  • DesertBerean
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    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
    News about the original case that started this all.

    Apparently Mosby, the state attorney is completely incompetent and charged two of the wrong people, basically screwing up their lives.




    Sheriff Mike Lewis shared this information on Hannity on Monday.

    “When Miss Mosby stood up in front of the world with her theatrics at her press conference last Friday she charged two of the wrong people. Now, when I say she charged two of the wrong people, I don’t mean she charged two of the wrong officers. I mean she charged the wrong people. Innocent people. Of the six police officers that were charged two of them were charged under the wrong names, the wrong dates of birth and the wrong addresses.

    And because of that, reporters went to the wrong addresses of these innocent people, these private citizens and whose lives have now been invaded. They went to their homes, knocked on their doors. They harassed them. They went to their neighbors and attempted to get interviews. And it wasn’t until these innocent people these private citizens contacted their local state’s attorney’s offices that this problem was rectified.”

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015...fficers-video/
    Lawsuit City.

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
    ah yes. must find the article on NYT
    The Baltimore Sun also has it, and it's not FoxNewsish.

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  • Sparko
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    Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Fox and Hannity, therefore your argument is invalid.
    ah yes. must find the article on NYT

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
    News about the original case that started this all.
    Yes, Mosbey was far more interested in getting "something out there" to appease the rioters than she was in getting the truth out. She is in WAY above her head.

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  • One Bad Pig
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    Fox and Hannity, therefore your argument is invalid.

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  • Sparko
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    News about the original case that started this all.

    Apparently Mosby, the state attorney is completely incompetent and charged two of the wrong people, basically screwing up their lives.




    Sheriff Mike Lewis shared this information on Hannity on Monday.

    “When Miss Mosby stood up in front of the world with her theatrics at her press conference last Friday she charged two of the wrong people. Now, when I say she charged two of the wrong people, I don’t mean she charged two of the wrong officers. I mean she charged the wrong people. Innocent people. Of the six police officers that were charged two of them were charged under the wrong names, the wrong dates of birth and the wrong addresses.

    And because of that, reporters went to the wrong addresses of these innocent people, these private citizens and whose lives have now been invaded. They went to their homes, knocked on their doors. They harassed them. They went to their neighbors and attempted to get interviews. And it wasn’t until these innocent people these private citizens contacted their local state’s attorney’s offices that this problem was rectified.”

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015...fficers-video/
    Last edited by Sparko; 05-08-2015, 10:45 AM.

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  • Epoetker
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    I'm going to be uncharacteristically responsible here and make a post that puts the thread back on topic. This excerpt is from a James Lafond, about all the little rioting details that people tend to miss:

    Originally posted by James LaFond
    Over this past week, as Baltimore Society, broke down very apocalyptically we had the following effects:

    1. The delinquent students of a single high school won a marginal victory against the entire Baltimore City police department!

    2. All police assets from Baltimore City and surrounding municipalities were concentrated in three zones, leaving over 95% of Baltimore City and Baltimore County without police protection.

    3. News coverage outside of the political/police zone was zero, leaving the citizens utterly blind except for websites like this and social media. Face to face interaction among men once again became important.

    4. Lone white women away from home were targeted for gang rape by gangs of black men immediately across the city and county.

    5. Commercial districts and residential areas were patrolled by gangs of 5-15 mature black men with clubs, unopposed by police, but easily deterred by the two gun armed white men who stood up to them. The professional gun-armed black criminals were staging home invasions, drug stash-house raids, and stealthy break-ins of high value targets under cover of darkness and were not present as officers with the bully packs, as they were in Rwanda, making these incursion teams shy away from organized and/or gun-armed white men.

    6. Approximately 12 murders were reported on social media and are, just now—a week later—being looked into by police and the media. I theorize that as many additional drug gang executions and assassinations took place during this period, and that the riots and zero police presence outside of the riot zones, has facilitated easy disposal of the bodies and blocked any effective investigation. It seems likely to infer that the three gangs that organized these riots: the Cripps, Bloods and Black Guerilla Family, have strengthened themselves at the expense of rival crews, which may therefore alter the scope of the next round of unrest in ways I could only guess at.

    7. Over 200 businesses, including at least 13 pharmacies, and up to a third of liquor stores, have been wiped from the face of the earth, many of them minority businesses which are uninsured and will not recover. This places the drug gangs in a position to expand the illegal economy in areas where businesses will not return—as they did not return after the 1968 riots—which offsets losses of territory recently suffered at the hands of Johns Hopkins Hospital and University buying up drug territory.

    8. Black criminals now know that when a peaceful demonstration or riot occurs in the future that whatever crimes they deem to commit will be unopposed by police, so expect more aggressive, and more immediate, corollary attacks in outlying areas in the next round of unrest.

    9. The police, politicians and media have attributed the entire episode to a symptom [the death of Freddie Gray] rather than a cause, and can be expected to be taken unawares in the future as they begin to believe their own lies.

    10. All whites I have spoken to have noted that blacks they normally come into contact with have been behaving with increased—or not before present—hostility. This has been noted by the author as well, with hard eye-contact and aggressive posturing evidenced by most black males I now encounter, where before that was a minority expression of about a third of such men.
    Also he has a good reason why young people should Even Fight, which may be the only Mexican Success Story I can repost in a non-ironic manner:

    Freddie Ruiz is a young Mexican martial artist, who has served as a sparring partner for one of my fighters. He arrived in the U.S. in the wake of civil unrest in his own country, which claimed the life of his Uncle, who was a small business owner executed by a drug gang for not paying protection money. While attending a Washington D.C. area high school he was attacked by three larger black students with bats. He used a knife to maim one attacker and discourage the other two, and has since moved to Baltimore, married the daughter of one of my coaches, and has had a son.

    Freddie was scheduled to attend my stick-fighting seminar this past Sunday. His father in law informed me of Freddie’s reason for not attending.

    Freddie worked as a simple clerk for a chain or retailers that was hit hard by break-in crews, door-crashing squads of gun-armed gangsters, and mobs of teens. He was employed at a distant upscale suburban location. When a number of inner city locations run by women, sissy white men, and timid black men, were lost, his company did an internal search for Real Men, a decidedly taboo act in postmodern sissy America.

    Within two days, Freddie was armored with a bullet proof vest, licensed to carry a firearm, armed with a 9mm auto, and promoted to ‘Regional Manager!’

    This kind of elevation of young men normally only occurs on battlefields or on sports teams—not in sissy, civilized, shop keeping society.
    Oh, the battlefield is wherever it wants to be. Organizing the trustworthy people in your neighborhood into sports teams that can win on this battlefield is up to you, though.

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  • Sparko
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    Originally posted by Paprika View Post
    They've made it explicit:
    GoFundMe will not allow campaigns that benefit individuals or groups facing formal charges or claims of serious violations of the law. The amended term can be found under the ‘What’s Not Allowed’ section of our terms, as well as below:
    Campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts
    So why does Gofundme get to choose who to serve?

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  • Paprika
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    Originally posted by Jesse View Post
    Will there be a time when everyone decides to be honest and admit that every person discriminates to some degree, and that's okay?
    Not until there's a collapse of the status quo. And it's not just due to the progressives.

    When the 'conservatives' acceded to the de facto censorship/mass pillory of views that are deemed rayciss or sexiss it was the final nail in the coffin which has led to more and more speech, views and acts being declared out of bounds; for example observe how some of your presidential candidates have flip-flopped over gay marriage because their previous position is just untenable. The only reason you're not like Sweden or the UK yet is because of constitutionally protected free speech, which of course doesn't prevent de facto censorship through social pressure by the intelligentsia.

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  • Jesse
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    Originally posted by Paprika View Post
    They've made it explicit:
    GoFundMe will not allow campaigns that benefit individuals or groups facing formal charges or claims of serious violations of the law. The amended term can be found under the ‘What’s Not Allowed’ section of our terms, as well as below:
    Campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts
    So the only way to fight discrimination, is to discriminate? Will there be a time when everyone decides to be honest and admit that every person discriminates to some degree, and that's okay?

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