Baltimore Police Officers Identified, 3 Of 6 Are Black

This kinda erases the whole “it’s all about racism” talking point. The tweet comes via Breitbart‘s long continuously update post on #BaltimoreRiots

Of course, this doesn’t erase the seemingly known issue of outrageous actions by some members of the Baltimore PD, in a Very Liberal City run by Democrats for well over 40 years.

(Baltimore Sun) Widespread outrage over the death of Freddie Gray gave way to impromptu celebrations Friday after Baltimore’s chief prosecutor filed criminal charges against the six police officers who arrested him, drove him to a police station and ignored his pleas for medical help.

State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby charged the driver of the van with second-degree murder and the other officers with offenses that included involuntary manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, second-degree assault, false imprisonment and misconduct in office. The officers were taken into custody Friday and released on bail.

The Fraternal Order Of Police are asking Mosby to recuse herself. One also has to wonder if Mosby over-reached on some of the charges, possibly in order to get “justice” for all those who were protesting. We’ll soon see. But, it does sure seem like the conduct of the officers was poor, and possibly criminal. And we have to wonder why Freddie Gray was arrested in the first place, was not only handcuffed but had his feet shackled, and was not properly belted in the police transport.

Of course, the problems in Baltimore are white racism, per the NY Times (among others)

The problem is not black culture. It is policy and politics, the very things that bind together the history of Ferguson and Baltimore and, for that matter, the rest of America.

Even though the city has a Black Mayor, police commissioner, and police chief, with a majority of the city council being Black, and the population being 65% Black, and let’s not forget heavily Democratic, the problem is your White Privilege. With all due respect, rarely are there riots/agitation within the White community, and when they occur, it’s usually Leftists (Occupy movement, Seattle WTO riot, riots because their sports team won/lost the championship)

Specifically, the problem rests on the continued profitability of racism. Freddie Gray’s exposure to lead paint as a child, his suspected participation in the drug trade, and the relative confinement of black unrest to black communities during this week’s riot are all features of a city and a country that still segregate people along racial lines, to the financial enrichment of landlords, corner store merchants and other vendors selling second-rate goods.

The city has been under Democratic rule since the late 1960’s. Interestingly, when Whites start moving into Black neighborhoods, we get complaints of “gentrification”. There are all interesting complaints. Yet, 50% of the officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death are Black.

Of course, this is all related to slavery

The problem originates in a political culture that has long bound black bodies to questions of property. Yes, I’m referring to slavery.

And White people (which would include Orientals and everyone who isn’t Black) owning property 150 years after slavery was abolished is still slavery. How do we take this seriously? Again, with all due respect, perhaps it is high time for the Black community as a whole to take responsibility for what goes on in their communities, rather than Blamestorming.

The constant Blame that has cropped up during the age of Obama, and in particular the last 3-4 years, seems to be counterproductive. I’ve been seeing more and more comments from Whites that Blame blacks, that create separatism, something that wouldn’t have happened that long ago. It’s almost like Whites are tired of being the recipients of Blame. For my part, I’m tired of being the recipient of Blame for something I have nothing to do with. Only White people are allowed to be blamed, we’re accused of “unconscious racism”, and so many other things. It’s tiresome, and I believe it makes many people just not give a damn about race. At Salon a few days ago we got

Dear white Facebook friends: I need you to respect what Black America is feeling right now

The article was all about telling White people to shut up. Imagine an article written in reverse, and ends with

Black is Beautiful and Black Lives Matter,

Are we allowed to write “White is Beautiful” and “White Lives Matter”? We all know the answer. I’m tired of all those who attempt to divide us by race, and Blame others for their own failings.

The real question should be “why are mostly White Very Liberal cities doing well, and mostly Black Very Liberal cities doing very bad?” Is it Blacks, as some posit, or is it that Liberalism is very bad for Blacks?

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30 Responses to “Baltimore Police Officers Identified, 3 Of 6 Are Black”

  1. Jeffery says:

    this kinda erases the whole “it’s all about racism” talking point.

    How so? Was slavery not racist because some Black overseers were cruel to slaves? Was the Holocaust not racist because some Jews participated in abusing other Jews?

    Not you not read President Obama’s wise words on the situation of Baltimore?

    Did you read the interview that commenter Hank_M linked? I guess not.

    I understand the right-wing position well. You think Blacks should pull themselves up by their bootstraps as you have, but you fail to acknowledge the societal advantages conferred on you by your mere lack of melanin. Of course conservatives cannot admit their oppression of others. Of course conservatives blame progressive policies for all ill. It’s always projection with cons. Always. To the conservatives, all the problems that Blacks may have are their own fault and arise from their inherent and genetic flaws. We get it.

    Scratch a conservative, reveal a racist.

  2. John says:

    The conduct of the indicted was poor ? Are you freakin kidding me ?
    Teach this is a homicide
    And you rate it as poor conduct ?
    and one can’t help but think the DA overreached ?
    On a homicide ??????
    Regardless of race those indicted should be held to a strict accounting
    This was your most racist post ever
    Teach you run 3 stores in a city 1/3 black please tell us what percentage of employees are black ?
    And denigrating white privilege from YOU????? That is a joke considering your own white priviledge in going to one of the most ecpensive prep schools in the entire country, one whose current cost to attend is north of 50k
    How many of those blacks in Baltimore had that opportunity?

  3. John says:

    You had grest priviledges, weren’t you taught “with grest priviledge comes great responsibility”

  4. Jeffery says:

    Say it ain’t so. Teach attended an expensive prep school? If true, that explains a lot.

    I came from a large, poor family from the poor and Black side of an Ozark hills town – attended public schools, worked in a warehouse to pay my way through the local state college. Have supported myself since I was 19.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Imagine the right-wing sturm und drang if cops were shooting armed “patriots”.

    It’s amazing that the greatest fear of the right – the loss of freedoms from the police state – doesn’t apply when the police state abuses the “other”.

    We understand. For the majority White right-wingers, the police state is servicing right-wing desires by controlling the “other”. As long as the police are suppressing the behaviors of Blacks and others you disapprove, these unconstitutional abuses are acceptable to you.

  6. gitarcarver says:

    Of course conservatives cannot admit their oppression of others.

    Baltimore is a very liberal city, Jeffy. It has not had a conservative mayor or city council since the early 1960’s.

    So just when did conservatives oppress others in Baltimore? The very article you think was great shows the police actions and directives to “oppress” the people in Baltimore were done by liberals.

    You either cannot read or simply are more concerned with pumping out your chest and blaming others for the failed policies and actions of people of your ilk.

    Of course conservatives blame progressive policies for all ill. It’s always projection with cons.

    And with liberals and progressives it is always about never taking responsibility for their own actions.

    Scratch a conservative, reveal a racist.

    Poor Jeffey,….. off his meds and hitting the sauce again and being delusional.

    And by the way Jeffy, I grew up in Baltimore. I worked near Monddawman Mall and shopped in it for lunch. That would be the area where the riots and looting took place.

    Learn to read, you racist moron.

    And stay away from the drugs and booze.

  7. Jeffery says:

    guttercraver,

    Go back to sucking. It’s what you do best, you racist moron.

    Scratch a con, find a racist.

  8. Jeffery says:

    guttercraver aka Sucky McSuck,

    Do you have proposals to help solve the problems of the Black communities?

    Do you think Black folk are too lazy or too stupid to improve their own lot?

    To improve opportunities? Improve schools? More jobs?

    Let me guess. Cut the taxes on wealthy White folk to unleash the power of economic FREEDOM!! Get more guns in the hands of FREEDOM loving White people. Cut any social welfare programs to teach Black people to take responsibility for their action of being born Black. Unshackle the police to do your bidding.

  9. drowningpuppies says:

    Do you think Black folk are too lazy or too stupid to improve their own lot?

    Apparently they’re not too lazy or too stupid to riot, loot, and burn down buildings.

  10. Jeffery says:

    Right-wing “sovereign” citizens are assassinating police officers, “pro-life” zealots are burning clinics and Tea Party “patriots” are engaging in stand-offs with officers. Why? Because they are “oppressed”, lol. The jack-booted thugs of Los Federales are oppressing them, by suggesting they limit the number of cartridges in their clips, lol. FREEDOM!! Freedom to shoot toddlers in the face.

    Why are you only bothered when Blacks rebel? At least Blacks have a reason. (Hint: Police are killing them)

    The White corporate power structure and their effector arms (public officials, bureaucrats, police – this includes Dems and Repugs – and even Black officials!) want to maintain the status quo and order at all costs, including violating the civil rights of others.

  11. Jeffery says:

    Watch the right-wingers now go after State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for attempting to hold the police responsible for their actions (She’s Black).

  12. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    Are blacks too lazy and stupid to improve their lot? Hell, yes. That comes from someone that has worked with them for 40 years and tried and tried and tried to improve their lot. I worked a charity hospital in Louisiana and saw things that you would not believe. We had a social worker whose only job was to assist those hospitalized, generally for drug related issues, to get free money and health care. They were so lazy that they would not go down to the government offices to apply for benefits and basically just sat around the house or street trying to score drugs, alcohol or women. Not hard on any of the three. Now, not all blacks are like that, only about 70% in my experience.

    But what I can’t believe is your attitude. You are one of the worst racist I have ever seen. You clearly think of yourself as superior to the average black person. You really don’t think that they can preform if compelled to do so. Thus, you feel that government should rule their lives and consequently ours.

    I also made the rise from a relatively poor background and worked every day of my life from age 15, at least reported to the government. Prior to that I took the lawn mower around the neighborhood for $1 per lawn. So you don’t have any skin on anyone. Did influence help me? Hell yes. I did everything to meet the right people. But guess what? Any black man has the same opportunity, if not more so. I have seen blacks given everything, computers, tuition, privilege, money and still are too lazy to take advantage. So, my point is that we have a black problem in the US and if you don’t recognize that then you are a greater racist than the KKK. We will not improve until that problem is honestly addressed. Not the pussy footing around it that we currently have had for 50 years. But I think the average liberal likes keeping black people down, just as they do the Latinos in insisting that they don’t speak English, thus setting them up for failure and being treated like second class citizens.

    Guitar, keep up the good work, you got the creep real good as he started trying to put you down personally.

  13. Jeffery says:

    dave,

    Thanks. You never fail to disappoint humanity. But I did bait you.

    I’m worse than the KKK since I don’t think Blacks are lazy and stupid. Got it.

    Do you think you’re typical of southern white men? Or are you an outlier – a white supremacist, neo-confederate?

  14. john says:

    The lead cop in the case had his guns taken away 3 years ago got sent to the crazy house for threatening his ex’s husband
    Obviously that also shows that it should be blamed on the liberals for allowing him to remain on the force
    The right wing has complaints about the way Baltimore is run ? Well by all means move there and show us all how it should be done. Bad schools? don’t see a lot of the right volunteering to make things better you all just seem to prefer saying what is wrong instead of working to make it better
    YOU are tired of divisions by race? Teach tell us how many blacks work in your stores

  15. john says:

    Freddie Grey was legally bearing arms when he was illegally arrested by jack booted police thugs. Why Teach Why are you not screaming about Freddie’s 2nd Amendment rights being violated ?

  16. drowningpuppies says:

    But I did bait you

    Little jeffy, that’sounds all you and retarded johnny do.

    Fuck off.

  17. Jeffery says:

    drowningpussy,

    Not up to defending your positions?

    We understand why you’re frustrated.

  18. drowningpuppies says:

    Ah, more baiting.
    Thanks for proving my point.

    Fuck off.

  19. Jeffery says:

    Here’s what right-wing icon Donald Rumsfeld said about rioting and looting:

    “While no one condones looting, on the other hand, one can understand the pent-up feelings that may result from decades of repression and people who have had members of their family killed… for them to be taking their feelings out on that regime,” he said. “And I don’t think there’s anyone in any of those pictures … (who wouldn’t) accept it as part of the price of getting from a repressed regime to freedom.”

  20. Jeffery says:

    drowningpussy,

    Tired of playing? But you’re the master baiter!

    You never add anything constructive.

    If you want me to stop picking on you, you’ll have to ask nicely.

  21. drowningpuppies says:

    Oh, by the way, this oral fixation of yours.
    When you go down on your grandkids or when they go down on you, do you tell them that it’s “Grandpas”‘ little secret?

    Fuck off, perv.

  22. Jeffery says:

    drowningpussy,

    Teach has my full name and city, so you should report me to the police if you’re convinced I’m abusing children. I’d be more than happy to face my “accuser”.

    And what kind of “man” would stand by and allow such horrible acts to take place without acting? But then, we know what kind of “man” you are, don’t we?

    Are you going to “man” up or continue to “pussy” out?

  23. Jeffery says:

    drowningpussy,

    I’ll let you know when the police get here.

  24. drowningpuppies says:

    Well, little jeffy, isn’t fun baiting people on the internet?
    Does your wife approve of your molesting the grandkids?

  25. Jeffery says:

    dogpussy,

    No police yet. I’ll let you know when they arrive.

  26. drowningpuppies says:

    So your wife doesn”t approve of your molesting the grandkids?

  27. Jeffery says:

    dogpussy,

    Just a second… knock on the door. Police? No such luck. It’s your mother. I told her the BBC gangbang is across the street.

    Did you call the police yet?

  28. drowningpuppies says:

    So does your wife approve of your molesting the grandkids or not?

  29. Jeffery says:

    drowningpuppies,

    Still no police.

    Do you have the strength of your convictions or not?

    Guess not. You’re even less of a “man” than we thought. Much, much less.

    Would you like the telephone number of the local station? They’re just 1.5 miles from here. I could be in handcuffs within minutes.

    And why your fascination with puppies and children?

    “Men” with your problems dealing with adults often “turn” their “affections” to animals or children.

    Hold it… Do you have a child locked up in your house?? Do you drown puppies in front of her to prove that you ARE still a real “man”, regardless of what that mean mommy said???

    Is that why you refuse to call the police???

    Maybe WE should be calling the police. What town do you commit your crimes in?

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