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Baltimore Mom Whips son for taking part in the riot


Mother whips son for participating in the riots. Share your thoughts.

Baltimore Rioter in Action-This has nothing to do with Freddie Gray

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A picture is truly worth a 1000 words.

How does looting a Baltimore CVS honor Freddie Gray?

I just watched people kick in the door at a Baltimore CVS store. The looters ran in the store and made off with anything they could carry. This is not protest this is simply looking. We are simply witnessing crimes of opportunity. This honors no one this is simply a crime.

Whoever said a victim had to be an angel?

Today, Freddie Gray will be buried. He died from injuries sustained while in custody of the Baltimore Police. Gray had a police record, but over the last few days we have heard him described as a jokester and an all around good guy. Both of these things could be true. You can have a police record and you can also be a good guy around your family and friends. You can also be a victim without being an angel. You might have done all kinds of criminal things or simply unkind things, but if you are killed at the hands of the police you are the victim. We don’t need anyone to try to redesign or refine your real narrative in an effort for the victim to receive justice.

Gangs Unite in Threats on the lives of Baltimore police?

The Baltimore Police are reporting there has been a credible threat made against them. Supposedly some gangs have united to “take out cops.” This threat comes on the day that Freddie Gray is being buried. If this is truth it is a frightening twist in this tragedy. It might be hard to prosecute a policeman when he kills a man it will not be hard to prosecute a gangbanger if he dares to shoot a cop.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bs-md-ci-freddie-gray-gang-threat-20150427-story.html

CNN covered the Nerd Prom and forgot about Baltimore

Last night the local television stations covered some or all of the unrest in Baltimore. Several people were destroying property and creating an overall unsafe environment. Over the past week CNN has been the man on the street. They have been here talking to everybody. Friday they even interviewed a local actress who used to be on the HBO series The Wire. They were seemingly waiting for the other shoe to drop and that shoe actually did drop last night but the CNN cameras had shut down and gone home or did they go home? No they went to the prom? The Nerd Prom or the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. They went home got into their formals and tuxes and headed to DC. The unrest all of sudden became a subplot. Tomorrow Freddie Gray will be buried. Wonder if CNN will be back or maybe tomorrow they might be detained by something a little more important…prom pictures.

No Excuses for the Violence in Baltimore

Last night we watched people commit criminal acts on the streets of Baltimore. The people who committed these acts were not protesting the death of Freddie Gray. No they were out on the street “wilding”. So what do you call people who perpetrate these kinds of acts? Do you call them thugs or do you call them animals? Are they simply beyond redemption? When and if they are found should we lock them up and throw away the key? Or do we simply call them criminal? These people are not savages or animals they are simply people who made unwise choices. We have to watch the labels we attach to people. We need to address the behavior but we can’t afford to throw people away. People commit all kinds of crimes and they are punished for them but they are able to make a comeback and we need to look at the people from last night as people who have the ability to make a comeback. They have to acknowledge their deeds and in some cases accept the punishment for their deeds, but we can’t afford to throw them away.

Franklin Graham protests University of Maryland cancelling “American Sniper” because Muslim students complained

FRANKLIN GRAHAM’S FACEBOOK POST
Can you believe that the University of Maryland canceled a screening of the movie American Sniper after Muslim students complained? This afternoon, I’m going to meet with wounded military veterans and their spouses who served this nation with honor–fighting to preserve our freedoms and many times shedding their own blood. Chris Kyle was an American hero. It’s brave soldiers like these that make all of the freedoms we enjoy possible. Shame on the University of Maryland for listening to these voices! If these Muslim students can’t support the military members who do their job to protect us, let them leave America and go to a Muslim country. God bless America and our heroes! SHARE this if you agree.

I read the post above and I was struck by the venomous tone. Schools are a melting pot of races and nationalities and schools have to be sensitive to diverse communities. Muslim students complained to officials at the University of Maryland about American Sniper. Graham said if they don’t like it they need to go to a Muslim country. Well if this is where they were born they don’t need to leave their own country. There are movies that some groups applaud and others are offended by that same film and their feelings should be considered and not dismissed, and not told to take a hike.

Why was CNN interviewing “Snoop” from HBO The Wire?

When a big story breaks in your town be assured the networks will follow. Baltimore is in the midst of the media whirlwind. Freddie Gray tragically lost his life while in the custody of the Baltimore Police. The media are standing around waiting for something to happen. The protesters have been peaceful and that is not news. News is a riot and there has not been on in Charm City. In an effort to get a scoop networks are interviewing anybody and everybody, but today I watched a CNN anchor interview “Snoop” from the fictional series The Wire. I will admit the actress does reside in the city but she had no new content to add to the conversation, but I guess when you are waiting for the other shoe to drop I guess you have to talk to anybody.

Baltimore Police Union President compares protesters to lynch mob

Freddie Gray is dead and the police have not told us why. The police union made there statement today. The police union president compared the peaceful protesters to a lynch mob. This is a case of the pot calling the kettle (you fill in the blank).

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