In my opinion, the Freddie Gray debacle in Baltimore is a worldwide embarrassment at many levels, and it appears very little of it has to do with the police. Freddie Gray was a known felon with about 20 arrests, most having to do with narcotics and some with their distribution. So he was probably well known to the police, and he was seen to be acting suspiciously. Did he deserve to die? Probably not, but all the facts aren’t in yet as to how and why he died.
Was his arrest and transport racially motivated? How could it be with half the officers involved and charged being black? The litany of charges heaped on these officers se ... continue reading »