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.
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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.
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.
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.
Creflo Dollar say you can’t stop him from dreaming. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
Watch the clip and share your thoughts.
Who is the everyday American? Do you think you are? We all might think we fall under this wide umbrella, but if that is true how does a candidate connect with all of us? We all have our own set of problems and issues. So how do we determine who is the best candidate to address the myriad issues facing this nation. We are 80 weeks out from Election Day and so far we have heard a lot of Hillary bashing. There are 19 declared and undeclared GOP candidates and they agree on one thing, Hillary Clinton is the enemy, but will that take them to the White House? On the Democratic side we see Hillary Clinton is riding around in her Scoobie mobile eating at Chilpote in an effort to connect to the illusive everyday American. It is sad that every four years candidates on each side decide it is time to talk to the regular folks. Newsflash if the kept the conversation going they would not have such a difficult time connecting.
Miriam Carey and Doug Hughes both entered restricted Capitol space so why was Hughes able to walk away?
Two very different results. Miriam Carey drove into restricted Capitol space and she was killed by Capitol police. Shot 5 times while her 14 month old sat strapped into her car seat. She was shot as she tried to drive away. Yesterday Doug Hughes flew his “gyrocopter” onto the Capitol grounds. Hughes’ aircraft was undetected by NORAD. He blogged about this event over the past year. He was not shot down. He entered undeterred. He was arrested and led away. Maybe if Carey had entered on a “gyrocopter” she might still be here.
Yesterday several Atlanta teachers and administrators received jail sentences for their roles in the Atlanta cheating scandal. The judge vilified the teachers and administrators. What they did was bad there is no argument about it, but were the teachers the only ones responsible for the children’s education? I saw a mother lamenting that her daughter was taking remedial classes in college because of what was done to her in the Atlanta school system, but my question is why didn’t her mother know she had difficulty with her school work? Parents are the children’s first teachers. How many parents read to their children before they could read? how many parents would sit and let their small school age children read to them? Were the Atlanta parents active participants in their children’s education? How many of the parents now complaining every went to a PTA meeting or a parent/teacher conference? No one is excusing what the teachers did but when looking for the people who failed the students some of the parents need to also fault the man/woman in the mirror.