FREDDY GRAY’S ARREST RECORD: Here’s The Rap Sheet Of The Guy They’re Destroying Baltimore Over

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by Brooke Bosca | Top Right News

As Baltimore’s destructive #BlackLivesMatter riots continue to rage, some new information has been revealed about the gentleman they’re burning Baltimore down for.

According to the Maryland Department of Justice, Freddie Gray had the 18 documented arrests below, at a minimum:

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• March 20, 2015: Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance

• March 13, 2015: Malicious destruction of property, second-degree assault

• January 20, 2015: Fourth-degree burglary, trespassing

• January 14, 2015: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute

• December 31, 2014: Possession of narcotics with intent to distribute

• December 14, 2014: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance

• August 31, 2014: Illegal gambling, trespassing

• January 25, 2014: Possession of marijuana

• September 28, 2013: Distribution of narcotics, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance, second-degree assault, second-degree escape

• April 13, 2012: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance, violation of probation

• July 16, 2008: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute

• March 28, 2008: Unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance

• March 14, 2008: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to manufacture and distribute

• February 11, 2008: Unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance

• August 29, 2007: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, violation of probation

• August 28, 2007: Possession of marijuana

• August 23, 2007: False statement to a peace officer, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance

• July 16, 2007: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance (2 counts)

Baltimore Deputy police commissioner Jerry Rodriguez stated:

“We had officers in a high-crime area known to have high narcotic incidents. The officers believe that Mr. Gray was immediately involved or recently involved in criminal activity and decided to make contact.”

Of course after Freddie Gray’s arrest, we’re all familiar with what occurred afterwards. In the meantime, it appears that thugs are burning Baltimore down for a felon and a drug dealer.

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[h/t Heavy.com]

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  • Gary Briggs

    yep he is a real good reason to burn down a city, with that record maybe they will make a national holiday for him, and have a street in every town named after him

    • Ferrari fan

      another one of Obama’s sons, no doubt

      • Becky

        Your a dummy.

        • Adam

          You’re*

          • Prospectne

            Bringing Obama into the discussion shows Ferrari is clearly a moron and possibly a troll. He’s illiterate, had no point, so creates drama.

        • Pamela Drath Dent

          Reading some of your replies,Becky, you’re not exactly an Einstein yourself. There is plenty of blame to go around for his death. He was in a dangerous “profession” so the blame lies on his own shoulders and there were definitely mistakes made after his arrest. I feel badly for his family but they must know he put himself in harms way by the life he lead. Every time something like this happens, the rioting starts. Not all participants are from the communities own but many come from other states/cities to riot and loot.aid in the mayhem. And sadly most are black/African Americans. People…all of us black and white are getting sick of it!

          • Jay Bee

            Dangerous profession? Yes, on the streets, but that argument goes out the door once in POLICE CUSTODY. How is that dangerous being in the custody of those who are paid to not only enforce the law but uphold it? And last i checked murder was a crime, and i do believe someone already in police custody isn’t a present and clear threat that demands the level of attention that leaves a man dead from those type of injuries. So lets call it murder then, an unwarranted, uncalled for and unnecessary death at the hands of another. So if you are going to hold him so accountable for his crimes, then please hold those officers just as accountable because: DRUG DEALING = WRONG, and MURDER = WORSE ma’am.

        • gregorianchant

          Your what is a dummy? Oh, wait! Perhaps you meant “you’re.” It is called a contraction. It combines the words “you” and “are.” There are approximately one million, twenty thousand words in the English language. Here is a challenge: Try to learn at least two dozen of the one million, twenty thousand words!

          • Poco424

            Gregorian chant, huh? I enjoy that genre while reading and thinking. Very stimulating.
            Hat’s off to you, sir.

    • Pamela Drath Dent

      🙂

  • avnrulz

    Another Ferguson.

  • Lostcustomer

    Don’t care what color your are; if you are going to act like animals, then you deserve what you get. Time for live ammo and national guard.

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    • Bo Treat

      national guard, what nation? what guard, the national guard is full of either fat oafs, or mexicans

      • birdbrain2

        You are a freaking idiot to say something as stupid as that I was a member of the CARNG for over 11 years and I do not recall any fat boys. Yes, we had a number of spanish but all were good soldiers. We all got along together and got the job done. By the way BO maybe you should join the military and find out more by doing something with your miserable life.

        • Pantaloones

          Well, I’m a marine and I agree. The national guard is a joke. Fat slobs with minimal training. Pushup PFT? Please. Well, better than nothing I guess.

          • reg joe

            Im retired Army with 23 years of service and 7 combat tours(68W5P), and was in the SCARNG and the Army Reserve, before I went active in 1989. What you’re doing is disrespectful and flat out wrong. I spent my time in the 82nd Abn (782nd MSB) and the 82nd Surgical Team as well as many infantry units. None of that matters when you are disrespecting other branches of service. Clearly none of you have been in even long enough to have an appreciation for the other branches. I don’t care what you did. If you’re military, then act like it. Seems like the only jokes are your NCO’s who haven’t instilled the core values into you yet. Hopefully, you get it one day. Top

          • George Danh

            thank you for your service

          • nickgadd22

            Most definitely agree I wish I could have joined the military but had medical problems but even if I was in I wouldn’t be downing any other branches of the armed forces

          • birdbrain2

            I have to agree with you 100 percent as the military or at least some branches have become real loosey goosey and as an NCO I tried to instill some morals and values in my men. The all volunteer military should have produced good people but failed.

          • CKM

            You area disgrace to the corps then. What happen to respect? Your actions are reprehensible.

          • Nikki

            For a Marine you’re pretty disrespectful. No matter what branch you are, you should still have the same Love and respect for other branches like you would for your brothers and sisters. I know a lot of people in the Guard and they are far from fat and are very fit physically. They’ve done more tours in Iraq and Afghanistan than any Marine I know too.

          • Randy Dunn

            So many people want to say they are Marines but went AWOL
            before boot camp was over and get a Dishonorable discharge. Every time they here Marine they want to OORAH. Makes me sick!!

          • ArnoldLayne

            You’re a liar.

          • Stephanie Pynes Nelson

            Classy.

          • birdbrain2

            I have been out of the CARNG for about 30 years and we at that time had PT every morning and once a year had to pass a pretty tough fitness test. I was also in the regular service for 6 years and also had to pass fitness tests but this was during Vietnam so we were pretty fit. You could be correct where you live but not where I live.

      • john die

        Why is have to be a Mexican, you bastard

      • evanton

        Really Bo?. It’s idiots like you that add fuel to the fires of racism.

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        • ss3s

          BO? interesting initials, reminds me of someone else who goes about fueling the fires of racism.

      • david

        National guard like active military get sent overseas too and protect your rights. They have physical requirements still the same. Show your respect

        • BLAKBLOOD313

          National guard can suck my dick

          • Kerry Hand

            You want a bunch of dudes to do what?

          • BLAKBLOOD313

            Then and you

          • mssmisty

            you should be ashamed!

        • Flava Futha Muckin J

          No, they most certainly do not have the same standards as active military. and If they weren’t pussies they would have joined active service.

      • Roan

        I dare you say that in West Virginia, see how quickly ya disappear…

      • JimmyRotn

        You must be referring to Mexico’s national guard. And which would, in fact, be full of Mexicans.

      • rockinout4ever

        Coming from someone that’s probably never stepped foot in a recruitment office

      • Chasity Manning Flores

        Are you doing your part or you just sitting there judging the National Guard.. let me guess your sitting doing nothing

      • Dale Teille

        Damn Bo… Were you born that ignorant, or is it something you actually trained for. Perhaps I can suggest crawling back under that rock and take a 20 year ciesta. Then when you think it’s time to come out, DON’T!

      • paul rosales

        What’s wrong with Mexicans?

      • Pat Gell Richards

        What an asinine remark!

    • Vern Herrst

      Forget the National guard it is time for business owner and property owners to protect their property, stack the bodies up like cord wood as a statement of what happens here if you come with intent to damage or destroy personal property

    • JTDraper

      Ha! You racist morons can’t even help yourselves from attacking each other. Bunch of Neanderthals, all of you.

      • rockinout4ever

        Coming from the troll…Don’t feed this guy! ^^

        • JTDraper

          Yah, I’m the troll.

          • Frank Szabo

            Kindly go and die in a fire.

          • JTDraper

            Wild guess: Christian?

    • Nathan

      Nasty Girls just got sent in, 500 are there now and 1500 are still coming. Amazing they can have live ammo AND have it loaded but in Afghanistan you gotta walk around with no mag in the well . . . bullshit.

    • Teri Rihel

      And I don’t care what color you are, when you have been treated like an animal, you will act like an animal !

      • CKM

        Are you honestly supporting the criminals destroying that city?

        • Victor Cooke

          Good point. Protesters aren’t destroying the city. Criminals are. The criminals need to be arrested and charged.

          • Joe Robertson

            Thank you. I wanted to smash my phone when I saw someone made this article. People should research his neighborhood. With the statistics there, it’s amazing he hasn’t done anything worse than selling drugs…

            Running isn’t a crime. Police still have not provided a reason for stopping him. Nor have we found out what happened in the 45 mins he was in custody.

          • Justin Michael Rutherford

            Police did give a reason for stopping him. They were just driving by and he ran from them UNPROVOKED. That is reason alone to chase after him. Suspicious behavior. My uncle is a cop and he has ran after someone who done the same thing Gray did. My uncle ended up dislocating his shoulder over nothing. Another reason why there is still a race card and black people thinking the police are racist is because the news only covers the instances when a black person is victim.

          • Yvonne Isgodschild Whitehead H

            You call dislocating someones shoulder the same as damaging their spine and then that person dying. Even if your uncle did that and the person wasn’t black that was wrong. However, it goes to show you that your uncle for one is alone. There were about three on that one man. Yes it is racist, but of course you don’t know the difference of the first thing so I don’t expect you to understand. It’s apples and oranges. SMH!

          • Chuck Jones

            Were all the cops involved White? Baltimore’s police force is 56% black.

          • Angel S

            It’s been said in a couple of news articles that they were black.

          • adam smith

            What articles, Skinhead Monthly?

          • Doug1001

            I think it was “bleeding heart liberal moonbats” actually… Entertaining publication.

          • LatinaTropical

            all pigs.

          • Somepeoplearejuststupid

            @laurabaezdiaz:disqus , and you’re obviously just a a horrible twat of a person. Go join the rioting you obviously belong there with these scumbags.

          • You’re so convincing with that wonderful prose. Dude, mom’s calling you upstairs from your room in the basement.

          • LatinaTropical

            still pigs! AHAHAHA!

          • jk

            PIG= PRIDE INTEGRITY GUTS. YOU GET YOUR ASS OUT ON THE STREETS ONE WEEKEND IN BALTIMORE U IGNORANT @%£€/#! $

          • LatinaTropical

            oing lover oing oing…oing…

          • LatinaTropical

            Twat is the horrible animal that gave you life…If you can handle the fire get out of the kitchen little bitch..

          • Thomas Cox

            spoken like someone with a true criminal mindset.

          • Curtisk

            Obviously you too are part of the problem. This Thug you call Freddy was a large part of the poor neighborhoods issue. He feeds off the drug addicts with his home made drugs. He also was charged with assault. The same assault your trying to charge the officers with. Calling an officer a Pig tells me you have no respect for he law either. This is a large part of the problem with today’s youth. Poorly brought up by parents that don’t care. No real guidance as to how to act with those of authority. Had Freddy just stopped and dealt with he police in a smart adult way instead of running he wouldn’t have given the preponderance of guilt and would be alive today. Also, why was he out in that drug infested neighborhood with just getting out of spinal surgery anyway? I would have to say he put himself in danger and he has only himself to blame for his death.

          • LatinaTropical

            Yes!!! I think I am part of the problem honey…I am LATINA a very GOOD target practice for the pigs. And my mother… a little women from Latin America taught me to THINK, to question ALL authority, to never be weak, to never follow, to never be quiet when injustices are committed, to be strong and to be the leader. I was taught to respect life…and defend it…to love others because we are ALL the same. My respect for the pigs is EARN not GIVING when they act against minorities the nasty way they being doing it, guess what will happen?…

          • Curtisk

            You obviously have no respect or your terminology wouldn’t be so derogatory. First off, the main injustice was letting Freddy to roam the streets after being arrested numerous times for peddling his self manufactured drugs. The injustice was knowing Freddy was destroying countless lives with his wares. You my dear are the bigger part of the problem. Your self righteous indignation as well as others like you are what’s destroying the poor class not helping them. Instead of guys like Freddy earning a living using their brain and getting a legal job they choose the easy and lazy way out. Your mom didn’t really do you any justice teaching you to disrespect and question those in law enforcement in fact your mom is an even bigger part of the problem. Poor parenting goes a long way. You are living proof of that.

          • Viv

            Shut up your grammar sucks! You need to go back to elementary school!

          • Curtisk

            And another idiot speaks. You my dear are a prime example why there’s such an urgency for free birth control. Obviously your mother didn’t practice safe sex. If only your mom had listened to your dad and just swallowed.

          • Viv

            Lol … You are and sound extremely foolish! I am s proud Nigerian Woman who proudly comes from a linage of Royalty & Rxtreamly RICH in Culture! So when you speak of Birth control my father was too busy fighting in the Nigerian Behafrian war chasing you Europians OUT of our country!!! Any child my father impregnated my mother with, was meant to STAY & was NEVER a mistake!! You r the imbesele your mother MoSTly WISHED she swallowed over and over again! I hope and pray you feel better! But my family Values life NO matter What!! This exchange is OVER since I am surly the ADULT here! ✌?️??????

          • Curtisk

            Lol and you correct my grammar. Honey the only lineage you come from is the fifth of bourbon your mom drank on the day you were born when they got a first glance of your ugly ass. You are no more of royalty than captain crunch is ranked in the navy. Lmfao!.

          • Viv

            You can never ever ever take away what runs through my veins!!! Your the distorted, lack of culture and breed that I’m laughing at! You people will die from this want But will never have superior complex! Your are indeed foolish!!! In my IGBO language : eh bu kno Isieawo!!!

          • Curtisk

            Well, I wouldn’t want the crap running through your veins anyway. If you consider Nigerian to be of any worthy cultural breed you are living a delusional life lmfao! I consider Nigeria to be the garbage can of the world. Nothing but trash live and breed in your country. You know absolutely nothing when it comes to superiority of culture. Do yourself and society as a whole a favor and pull your lower lip over your face and swallow. Too bad your mother didn’t swallow or spit instead of conceiving your sorry a$$.

          • Ms. V

            Your still a coward with an inferiority complex!!! Thanks for proving that you are COWARD!!

          • Curtisk

            This coming from an illiterate nobody from a junk country like Nigeria. Your opinion lacks any merit and your country lacks any status other than the country full of Internet scammers and crooks. Go find the rock you crawled out from under and plant yourself.

          • MyQHFilly

            Proud of what? Nothing good ever came out of niggeria. NOTHING.

          • Suzanne Proulx Wilson

            your spelling sucks Ms. V. Don’t talk about someone’s grammar until you learn how to spell!

          • Alonzo

            Paying rent

          • Andrew

            when u need the police they arent all pigs tho right? only when its time to be an ignorant bitch.

          • LatinaTropical

            oing…oing

          • MyQHFilly

            It’s oink, oink, you stupid latina POS.

          • Gray Gma

            until you need them

          • LatinaTropical

            Since I pay their salary it’ll be my prerogative. But OING their still pigs.

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          • SoylentGreenTea

            two were black.

          • adam smith

            His parents stood too close to the microwave. He’ll never get it. What irks me is he can’t just admit he’s racist and has to tell b.s. stories about people like his uncle.

          • Doug1001

            I just took 30 seconds to read the comments you put out there… Please seek immediate psychiatric help…. Don’t skip your appointments either…it’ll take a very long time but you’ll get better eventually….

          • LatinaTropical

            if you uncle is a cop…I m sorry

          • JzzE1 .

            Since when is unprovoked running “suspicious behavior” people do it all the time, it’s called “jogging”

          • Tunya

            Exactly

          • Ben J Margalski

            i Think you spelled your name wrong

          • Ben J Margalski

            is it ponounced “TAN-ya” or “Tuun-ya”?
            if its the first, then you def spelled it wrong..

          • pattreid

            Nor have we found out what he was to be charged with.

          • Zack

            running from the cops is a crime..

          • Mike Smith

            When a cop says STOP. you are required to stop. its that simple!!

          • jk

            Too simple. But u r correct. If all “bad guys” stopped in didn’t resist arrest..police would respect them more..not have to taze…use force to get them cuffed…etc. ever try to subdue a 6’3 240 lb dude high on coke? I have w.help of 2 others. It’s ok for them to wail on u.. but if u scratch them…it’s brutality? Come on….all rights go down the toilet when u start resisting arrest. Yes that simple

          • Michael L Clark

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj0mtxXEGE8

            This does have a lot of truth to it

          • adam smith

            It shows how truly racist White cops are.

          • Jim Cleveland

            Its a bloody comedy skit you idiot ……..

          • Michael L Clark

            it shows truly how if you act like an idiot, you get treated like an idiot

          • Viv

            Don’t worry reparations for evil people In This country will soon come! You wish death on a fellow human being because on no compliance ?? You really do have a weak boys complex! I will forever in my eyes view you cowards as insecure . Lack of physical strength and moral . Complexes people! Too bad you can’t be as Naturally & Physically strong as a BLACK MaN! That’s the whole reason for this backlash! But the Living Gid which we serve will Vindicate us and I. A Great way! Just you sit back and watch!

          • MyQHFilly

            Yet your bucks prefer white women because you be so ugly.

          • Michael L Clark

            oh, so you are one of the ones you talk about. you are a true idiot. What is this complex you talk about. Oh you mean you and your posse is coming because you need help. Gangs are pussies who can not function on their own. Sucker punching people does not constitute being billy bad ass. I wish no one death, but it is evident you think people can be evil cause problems, resist at every level to do wrong and call other people evil, you are a true fool go back under your rock

          • Jeannette Red Hoyt

            Running from the cops is not a crime punishable by death.

          • adam smith

            Unless you’re Black….but you’re right. Someone just needs to tell these cops that.

          • Chuck Jones

            When you run from the police after being told to stop, it is a crime.

          • Especailly when they are shooting at you, or chasing you down with a cruiser. You should stand, get arrested, get thrown in the Paddy Weapon.. er Wagon and have your neck snapped…

          • LatinaTropical

            It is also a crime being black, latino or Islamic… is all the same.. right?

          • Chuck Jones

            By the way, he had a history of assault and resisting arrest. All in his rap sheet. They tried to make contact with him after they observed him conversing with a known drug dealer. Being a known drug dealer himself, the police had every right and probable cause to question him. Are you saying someone with a criminal rap sheet like this should just be allowed to continue to ply his trade? If so, you are part of the problem.

          • LatinaTropical

            can you explain in your lame reasoning why he shows up DEAD on police custody?

          • Darlene Ham

            in years to come when they sell your kids drugs see if you think its no big deal

          • LatinaTropical

            In years to come when YOUR kid will go to people like Freddy to buy drugs because he was not properly educated by you at your suburbia mansion and a pig stops him, then scares he runs, he gets arrested, bit up and they PIGS call you…. they don’t know how your son die…lets see how brave you are Darling…

          • Surroundedbyidiots

            Ikr these losers, I swear.

          • Michael L Clark

            good thing the cops didn’t question why a young black teen came running naked out into the street. If they had jeffrey dahmer would have missed his dinner.

          • Melissa Kane

            Because he was obviously a known felon for possessing narcotics and selling narcotics. If the police say stop come here and you run its a given they chase you. I’m not trying to downplay this man’s death but I am seeing that there are other circumstances that never seem to come to the light until after theY burn the city down

          • Jeannette Red Hoyt

            The protesting and rioting are not just about Freddie G. They are about a pattern of killing unarmed young men and no one ever being held accountable,..regardless of witness testimony, coroner reports, video tapes, etc showing these killings to be murder.

          • MyQHFilly

            BS

          • MyQHFilly

            How do you know he hasn’t done anything worse? Maybe “those people” should stop having spawn they can’t afford. How many generations now on welfare, that have never had a job or supported their own kids? F*** them. Cut them all off. If they don’t like it, leave the country.

          • Surroundedbyidiots

            F#### u, u lame @$$ b####, ppl like u talk mad shit I bet u aren’t Billy bad a$$ behind that screen. Ppl like u and ur beliefs, its a true shame of the way u feel about life & ppl, Karma got u. I can’t wait for the day when losers like u meet her.

          • pattreid

            Arrested and charged. NOT murdered. These cops have a history of their own.

          • Mike Smith

            Ever tried to arrest a guy like this, go ahead smart-ass try it!!

          • LatinaTropical

            I am sure you have not either.

          • adam smith

            Like all that White trash that destroyed Boston after the Red Sox won in 2004 right?

        • Viv

          http://nypost.com/2015/04/05/kentucky-fans-take-out-anger-by-rioting-after-loss-to-wisconsin/

          Aren’t theses STUDENTS criminals and thugs too ??? Because their behavior certainly is no different from what is being publicized on the News today …. Check the link out!

          The riots that broke out in Lexington, KY! 31 arrested, vandalism, arsonists, throwing fire paraphanilia at the police, disruptive, aggressive, & animalistic behaviors by white Caucasian students over their collective shattered egos and school pride within their communities!?!? Yeah they too should be beaten to a bloody pulp, garnish a criminal record or better yet be beaten so badly that their spin is fractured in 3 places and their voice box collapsed? Yup! Remember what’s good for the Goose is just as good for the Gander!

          • Joe Walden

            That dude had spine surgery before the cops arrested him a week before don’t you think he should have been home instead of what he was doing

          • Michael L Clark

            They should of asked him first as not to further injure him.

          • Joe Walden

            So the police has to ask you if they can arrest you they do there job an if they see any reason to use force they are taught to do so an the video don’t show the whole thing so you can’t go by that they just film what they want people to see is called editing

          • Michael L Clark

            how dare you question my sarcasm

          • Joe Walden

            How dare you say the stupid stuff you say this will be one conversation I’ll not let you win you no the the problem just like I do everyone just wants to point fingers

          • Michael L Clark

            it is not up for you to decide what is stupid. no is know. the is only needed once. Fact is I am tired of people with their Ill conceived Ideas and jumping to conclusions. I pretty much Believe in the same things as you. except you have no humor. I’m going to win because you are unable to understand sarcasm even when I tell you it is sarcasm. take a chill pill. Put your Threats toward liberals. get over yourself

          • Trevor Vickrey

            actually if they see someone is injured it goes with police protocol to take them to a hospital first to get treatment with a guard posted outside what they did violated protocol in so many ways i don’t care about the guys rap sheet or his color that has nothing to do with the fact of what has been done it just sad someone died cause some officers were to lazy or just didn’t care to do their jobs

          • Joe Walden

            Where does it say they didn’t take him to the hospital or what do you can’t say that I’m just wanting to say this us people saying stuff like we doing is the problem we got now cause by the time the word gets from one to 10 people they done added another whole story to it that didn’t even take place

          • uh.. the Mayor, the Police Commander, the Police Commissioner all said he wasn’t taken to the hospital, even tho he wasn’t breathing. Read, then reply.

          • adam smith

            They broke his arm. They crushed his throat, then they broke his spine 85% from his neck. Then they left him for half an hour. Then they beat him again. THEN they brought him to the hospital. How’s that okay with you? How much could you possibly hate Blacks that you’d find that okay?

          • Doug1001

            What liberal rag did you get this nonsense from? Or were you there?

          • Mg821

            lol where did u see all that cus there no videos of that anywhere and the autopsy showed that the only bodily injury he has was his spine don’t be ignorant….its also funny that I’m looking for ignorant comments on here to reply to and without even looking at the names it just so happens its you every time …smh

          • adam smith

            Not to mention they caused most of his injuries.

          • adam smith

            So I suppose you support cops shooting people in the back who are running away from a child support warrant, too, right? And I’m guessing you support cops scared of the dark shooting and killing people going down the stairs. And you probably support the cops in NY that sodomized that one guy they arrested with a toilet plunger till his colon ripped open. And you probably support all the cops arrested for planting evidence to get arrests and the cops caught with kiddie porn and underage sex workers. Come on, explain why you support cops no matter what they do.

          • Joe Walden

            If you to sorry to pay your child support yes I would say so cause if you that sorry not too pay then you ain’t worth the air you breath

          • Brigand

            Are you truly the idiot your posting make you out to be? Just asking!!!

          • Jim Cleveland

            You have got severe problems and seem to me to be a racist yourself !!!

          • Michael L Clark

            I suppose you didn’t hear about the guy who filmed the cop shooting the guy in the back. He also told police they were on the ground scuffling and the taser went off. It is evident that you have never been in a fight not knowing if someone is armed. you’re a joke. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epeo8Pfm1xM Does this kid have a weapon? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsCWK4XYHV8 how about this? ok by you?

          • Chuck Jones

            So they should ask every perp if he/she/it has had back surgery? Give me a break.

          • Michael L Clark

            Who are you to judge my sarcasm

          • adam smith

            “Before we stomp your back till your spine severs we just want to know if you’ve had back surgery and where so we can endeavor to break it quicker.”

          • LatinaTropical

            Obviously the Police mistreat you then after you are dead you can tell them right?

          • Michael L Clark

            Latina Tropical I’m not sure if you understand me. I am not for all the rioting. The cops that let the young naked black guy go back inside the apartment, did so, because Jeffrey Dahmer said he was drunk and he would keep him inside till he sobered up. If the police would have followed them in to check on things, this young black man may still be alive today. Instead, trying to be civil, they let him go and Jeffrey Had him for dinner. point being, if they had gone to check but found nothing, they would have been labeled as harassing. Only guilty people run from the law.I work with inmates 12 hours a day. Even the decent inmates get institutionalized. Lies are their specialty. Downing a duck is a game to them. They still try to play that game on me. here is a clip from a decent man who is not decent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRCNElZthug

          • adam smith

            You’re an idiot. Plenty of inmates are telling the truth. Like the hundreds that have been released because of groups like the innocence project that got cases reopened and DNA and other evidence didn’t match up. And in Dahmer’s case if he were Black no way the cops would’ve let him go on his way. If you think they would have you’re dreaming.

          • jk

            98 .9 % of inmates are in jail because they are guilty. Simply fact. Look it up. I will never go to jail because I know the law and consequently don’t break them. Also.. look up violent crimes in larger cities and tell me the % of people who r incarcerated for them. Remember I am a minority in my city.. it’s all there. Look it up

          • adam smith

            And corrections officers are bigger losers. Only the people not capable of anything else who want to get back at people who can’t defend themselves that that job. And we keep reading about them getting busted for bringing drugs to inmates or having sex with them.

          • LatinaTropical

            And what was he doing? Being black while walking around or close to the police? Don’t you think he should’ve been white too and justify his fake arrested for nothing as well? THE DUDE IS DEAD IN WHILE IN POLICE CUSTODY!! FREEDOM means you can be in whatever part of this freaking country without the PIGS harassing you. You can clearly tell you have never being discriminated against. Ignorant!

          • Terry Melvin

            If the dude was walking around trying to sell drugs, then the so-called “pigs” have the right to bring him in. Too bad , couldn’t the cockroach have waited to die until after the police let him go? Now all of Baltimore has to suffer because this loser had to croak in a police station.

          • Jeannette Red Hoyt

            There is a difference between a right to “bring him in” and murdering him.

          • Terry Melvin

            Murder..you say. He had a spinal condition before he was arrested. I say justice was done getting rid of a drug dealer, and the Baltimorons who are rioting are too stupid to realize it.

          • adam smith

            I say you’re a racist and an idiot. I suppose he had a broken arm and crushed wind pipe when he went out that day, too, right? And I suppose you support the police letting him suffer half an hour before calling for help. Just admit you’re a racist and stop hiding behind b.s. excuses.

          • Terry Melvin

            Racism has nothing to do with the Baltimore riots, you ignorant jackass. Anarchy and lawlessness does. And it doesn’t surprise me that when a liberal finds out he’s wrong, he points the “racist” finger regardless.

          • Dennis Murphy

            You appear to me (and maybe I’m wrong) to be someone that’s all caught up in right vs left when it comes to politics… But regardless I can assure you there’s no difference. What’s the difference between the parties when the foreign and domestic policies ate the same?

          • Tathiana Mayola Tanzey

            I feel I should mention: I don’t think the argument should be about the arrest. They have the right to pick a suspect up for questioning and arrest the suspect if necessary. He could’ve gone to jail and no one would have started rioting. As a criminal, going to jail is the bed he made. Being brutalized and (for whatever endless reasons that continue to come up) ending up dead in a police station is not the bed he made. This is what Baltimore feels is worth rioting over. The police department was not created to take away lives.

          • Elliott Baker

            Drugs, lol

          • sjay1956

            No, he didn’t have a spinal condition.

          • adam smith

            Unfortunately republicans see being Black or Hispanic as all the cause cops need to murder and get away with it.

          • Terry Melvin

            Dufus, you won’t find a Republican within 100 miles of Baltimore, and its entire administration is Democrat. And, the mayor is black, so there goes your racist blurb out the window.

          • jk

            ????? What does republican have to do about “murdering ” and getting away with it? If it was murder..I don’t care if u what u are politically. . It’s wrong. Absurd

          • against ignorance

            Amen .

          • Chad McMorrow

            omg stop talking you’re so ignorant

          • never made it there. Keep spittin brah.

          • LatinaTropical

            Oing!

          • adam smith

            We can only hope Black cops do this to one of your kids some day so you can tell us how justified it is. But from the tone of your message if that ever happens it’ll wind up being a public service to end your kind from breeding.

          • Terry Melvin

            Leave it to a liberal asswipe such as yourself to defend a drug dealer and diss cops all in one sentence. Your beloved, now dead hero lived in a pedpminantly black city run by black democrats, in case you didnt know. For all we know, maybe this criminal was done in by a black cop? Regardless what colour, the cops should get a medal for ridding the world of another dirtbag.

          • Justin Darcy

            I’m going to have to agree with adam smith here that you are a racist and an idiot.

          • Elliott Baker

            Liberal? What is that, some sort of food?

          • Albert Matzelle

            I don’t know ,haven’t seen the race of the cops mentioned anywhere. Not arguing race shouldn’t matter. Just wondering where you heard or saw that.

          • Joe Fortney

            You might want to wait for the facts before casting the blame–It was black cops that arrested him!!!

          • Mg821

            i hope you do realize the police chief and over half the cops on that police force are black…I’m not justifying what those cops did but the riots are ignorant these people are tearing down homes and stores of people whom had nothing to do with it most of whom are black. If you wanta revolt be a man and attack the police station not the american citizens who had nothing to do with it

          • Terry Melvin

            Adam Smith is an ignorant troll. Cohesive discussion means nothing to him.

          • Frugalone

            Agreed until you said attack the police station. No you should not be attacking anything.

          • Justin Darcy

            Too bad he wasn’t actually selling drugs when he was arrested. In fact, it is undisputed by the Baltimore PD that he wasn’t actually breaking any laws. If he was selling drugs, then they had the right…but he wasn’t. Doing before doesn’t equal doing now. Maybe you should try reading sometime…

          • Terry Melvin

            Yeah you were there just like all the other cop-bashing idiots on this thread. You saw the whole thing, The problem with you morons is that the true story has yet to be released, and all of you are too stupid to not believe the first anti-cop screed you read.

          • John Doe

            you better hope the autopsy bears this out or you are going to look like a fool, Melvin Mightybrain.

          • angie

            Cockroach !!!!!! bitch u need to be smacked racist ass bitch

          • Terry Melvin

            Are you equating blacks with cockroaches? You’re the racist birch. Freddie is a cockroach because he had a history of dealing drugs..my apologies to cockroaches everywhere.

          • yousuck

            Have you even watched the video? Have you seen how his legs were lifeless as the cops lifted him off the pavement? Have you HEARD is cries of pain and calls for medical attention that went IGNORED when officers threw his injured body, unbuckled, into a police car? Please educate yourself. He died at the hands of officers that were too caught up in their power complex to do their job correctly. Look at his record, he was arrested multiple times for narcotics abuse and I bet that when he was released on those chargers he was just thrown back onto the streets– Prison is not the answer for people who are addicted to narcotics. And the death sentence is not the sentence given to any charges related to drugs, whether it possession or even distribution. The fact of the matter is, this man deserved his day in court. The fact of the matter is, this man had nothing incriminating on him at the time of his arrest and death. The fact of the matter is, this man died at the hands of our nations police officers, officers who get their income from our taxes. From his taxes. Again, Terry, watch the video and read the news. He had nothing on his person at the time of arrest, so the only reason the officers had reason to pursue him in the first place was because he did take off at the sight of approaching officers, which doesn’t make him look good, but that doesn’t make him less deserving of his rights.

          • Frugalone

            Three black officers and three white officers. It looked to me like he was already injured before he was put into the van. It is sad that he died because of injuries incurred before or after his arrest. You should not run or resist an arrest. If you run from police than they have reason to believe you are doing something wrong.

          • against ignorance

            Terry, headline, Baltimore has been suffering long before Mr Gray’s homicide. Open your eyes. I would address your comments more deeply but I can tell by the tone of your writing that you are far to ignorant. I won’t be wasting energy. this is the type of attitude that keeps us in the dark ages. We’ll need building blocks, crayons And other visual to communicate with this guy.

          • Terry Melvin

            Yes Baltimore has been suffering for years, mainly due to Democrat mis-leadership. Open your eyes to that fact. Also open your eyes to this fact. Baltimore’s current administration is mainly black. It’s police force is about 50% black. Yet Baltimore has racial and poverty issues. So tell me, All-Knowing-Great-Big-One, where and how am I ignorant? I’m sure someone as “educated” as you has an answer.

          • LatinaTropical

            Let’s see… when your son or daughter (the future rats and insects of Baltimore) die on police hands, will that hurt you ignorant beast? Stop wasting O2…grab a book. Is not about you city, or your commodities dumb ass is about human lives the same the pigs are taking… your kids and family will be next. watch…Don’t cry then…

          • adam smith

            Exactly. I can’t pretend to know what it’s like being Black in America but I can definitely say Blacks shouldn’t have to act any different than Whites for police to respect them. Can you imagine what would’ve happened if Black cops did this to someone White? Republicans would flip out.

          • Joe Walden

            Did anybody read or study there history of yall didn’t ya need to cause being black ain’t bad in America is what you do here that makes you bad an if I had a record like that I wouldn’t be on the streets live an learn not repeat an is not the kids fought it’s the parents fault that they grow up an do bad go look up James David manning he knows you can learn from him

          • jk

            Here’s the deal America. A young black man was pronounced dead in police custody. Yes he had spinal injuries before his arrest. Yes he was a proven drug dealer,burgular, assaulter..etc. His rap sheet as long as Shaq’s wingspan. I don’t believe he was anywhere close to winning Baltimore’s finest young citizen award. I, you, or 99% of America never met this young man..
            Or really knew if he died by excessive force or from previous injury. All the “protesters” and rioters and looters in Baltimore ruined so many people’s businesses..lives..and.no one is actually sure what happened to young Freddy. AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED..everyone caught on tv looting..throwing crap at cops..etc.. should be put in hard labor camps like ww2.for 3 years. They are worse criminals than Freddy was. They made a very bad circumstance even worse. Even his parents stated they wanted none of the nonsense occurring in downtown Baltimore. BTW… If he had been white(with the same terrible criminal history) and this happened in..boston.. new york..milwaukee..detroit.. would riots breakout? IDK.. but I think NOT.. at least until THE REAL TRUTH came out.And I don’t believe what happened in balt. Would occur… Everyone I saw on TV(except the media ) were relatively young African Americans that were there( I believe in the heat of the moment w/out thinking rationally why they were there) At 10 pm when curfew set in…people still shouted” we’re not going home..this is our home”…no its NOT.. your home is behind closed doors at your residence…not on the streets. If young Freddy had good parents.. he never would have been on the streets after 8 pm as a youth. . And all these events would not have happened. ..Cant America see we need to educate the young and react to youth violence and gangs before they get out of hand? Also..if I were a cop.on that night..at 1005 we start clearing w. Force.it was pretty obvious not many people dispersed at the “LAWFUL” time of 10 pm. I don’t understand the useless violence in America. Moving shortly to central or south America.

            .

          • you hit the nail right on the head man.

          • cris

            The previous injury story is false. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-gray-settlement-20150429-story.html

            In all likelihood, he was given a “rough ride”. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-gray-rough-rides-20150423-story.html Other “rough ride” victims include a man arrested for public urination that ended up a quadriplegic after his “ride”.

            Those of you condemning the people rioting (who probably number in the low hundreds at most)… Should all of the people in the article below be put in hard labor camps? http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/11/white-people-rioting-for-no-reason.html

            Those of you condemning civil unrest… I hope all of you condemned Cliven Bundy and all of the people who rushed to resist lawful orders with loaded weapons.

            Those of you who say there is no excuse for violence… I hope none of you are ardent 2nd amendment supporters. If and amendment passed and the government came for your guns, you’d hand them over? Just checking…

            Feel free to move on out, buddy.

          • Frugalone

            It happens all the time to whites and you never hear about it or see riots.

          • David Swift

            He was walking around delivering drugs that he had sold…..in a high crime/high drug area. He had been arrest 25 times in 7 years…..4 times this year alone. And he attempted to physically hurt himself in the police van on the way to the station……of which he did a very good job of doing. How about just staying home and recovering from your spine surgery you had 7 days before. They were not discriminating against him, they were picking up a suspect, hell, they were on a first name basis with the DUDE

          • Elliott Baker

            You really don’t know how the “justice system” works do you…?

          • Elliott Baker

            Every single last one of them “charges” would have him locked up until like 2027 already, but don’t let that stop you

          • against ignorance

            Maybe, the facts are in question. It does not really matter. the law requires that you take your victim as them come. If you have a car accident and the other guy had spinal surgery a week prior and sues you fosupplemental damage to his back saying he had surgery a week ago is no defense. Even if the police didn’t know about Grays back they are still liable for the death caused in their custody. But this is not the point. Gray is one cause of police brutality. There is a greater problem across this country. It’s is racism. It is profiling. It is mass incarceration. It is unfair education and access to employment. It is unequal access to the political process. Wake up. Grays is just the latest result. I am sorry American but this is our problem. You cannot just ignore what is happening. We all are in this together.

          • Richard

            “It is unfair education and access to employment. It is unequal access to the political process.” you are kidding me right? We have a Black POTUS who went to Harvard.

            What you have is 75% of black kids living in single parent homes. The NUMBER 1 cause of poverty in America is single parent homes.

            If your Avatar is truthful the ignorance you should be against should be the persistence of such bullhocky

          • LatinaTropical

            And that gives the police the right to MURDER HIM! get your reasoning together dumb ass.

          • MARY JOHNSON

            NOTHING UNUSAL . THEY USE THAT FOR AN EXCUSE TO STEAL AND BURN OTHERS CARS AND BUILDING , THEY DONT HAVE ANYTHING , RATHER GET OUT AND SELL DRUGS AND STEAL THAN WORK , WHY WERE THEY WORKING INSTEAD OF CAUSING TROUBLE

          • LatinaTropical

            Mary Johnson KKK? Girl I love how you hate people. Do you do it in the name of God or this is just INNATE in you? But I do clearly think the second. Grab a book it will hurt your brain at first with so much information but it will do you good at…Wait…book change ideas and give knowledge but I can not change bad genes…Sorry MARYJOHNSON KKK PARTY.

          • Richard

            So some one calling me a “White MF” or “Effing Pig” is not discrimination?

          • LatinaTropical

            I can’t care less if you are pink with yellow polka dots and by the way pigs come in all colors.

          • Richard

            Latina are you one who feels that the COPs not act until a law is broke? I.E: some one lurking around your house acting suspicious who seems to be out of place.
            Should they stop and see what is up? What should they do if they then flee? Let them go because there is no proof of any wrong? Or give chase?

            You see to me the ideal Law Enforcement would be to stop a crime before it even happens. No?

            Freddy is a known PERP. This of course makes him a target for law enforcement. The 22 arrests on record they make him a scumbag and not a very smart one either…….

          • LatinaTropical

            Look dude get a life. I am a Latinoamerican women living in a white neiborhood. Wake up…I m the one this fucks stop all the time.

          • Richard

            Latina you are the one who needs a life……..you have NEVER been pulled over for doing nothing……..never. You need to wake up. I’m the white guy living in the Black/White/Latino neighborhood whose Daughter is married to a Latino American male with 2 mixed race grandsons. In Memphis we are the odd man out. My son-in-law has never been pulled over or harassed just for being BROWN. And I absorb as much or more prejudice in every day life then you do living where I do. Grow the hell up and realize that you in the end are the master of your own life. No matter what COLOR you are.

            Stop trying to put your issues out as something they are not. This man got exactly what he was working for. And most likely ruined many a life along the way. The word is a better place with out those of this ilk.

          • LatinaTropical

            Have to have the last word will make you feel better honey? Well here…yes I have been stopped for being Latina while driving in my own neighborhood oh! and in Texas and Arizona and Colorado Springs. Their excuse…I look suspicious….really? Of what? Of being the ODD MAN driving a very good car in a very good neighborhood. They where ASSUMING the same fucked up idea you have “ODD MAN OUT” right? Your daughter can be married to white god if that makes you feel better. Her husband and your grandkids are and will be discriminated against because they are THE ODD MAN so they have to be out. right? This are your own words…Memphis is the slave house of this nation not a valid point when it comes to debate about discrimination and pigs killing BLACK citizens. You wanted to insult me for my “good luck” don’t bother I am a lucky one. Came here with nothing, graduate from college, bilingual, serve your country-VETERAN, have a great carrier and a big opinion than no man on earth can silence. Opinion that hurt racists and ignorant people. There you have it.

          • Richard

            BS is still BS……and you dear are BS.

          • LatinaTropical

            Again.Because I look who I am a Latino women I was stop in my own neighborhood now tell me is HE ODD MEN OUT”???

          • LinusToo

            Well, Mr. Walden, just what was Freddy Gray doing that warranted his arrest, much less his death?

          • adam smith

            Being Black is enough to these morons on the right. They seem to think Jesus was White.

          • Mg821

            funny thing is this isn’t racial you think it is because its a black kid but the fight isn’t white and black its rich and poor this kid could have been white asian hispanic it don’t matter he was in an underdeveloped neighborhood with a record for selling drugs and took off running while I’m not saying the cops were in the right for how they treated him I’m saying they were in the right to arrest him for running from them before they even approached him

          • against ignorance

            Wrong. It is illegal to stop someone for running alone. The law is quite clear on this subject. While I elk agreed that money plays a big factor it is not a predominate factor. Black celebrities are pulled over all the time. Black athletes are profiled like all black males are in every neighborhood in this country, rich, poor, middle class, it makes no difference. Chechnya out Chris Rock’s face book page. He is keeping an accounting of each time he is pulled over for driving while black. It’s no secret. Didn’t new jersey just loose a federal lawsuit for profiling on the turnpike a few years back. This is a race issue in America. The same issue we have had since the country’s birth. It’s time to change.

          • JDallas

            Wrong. The Supreme court has said it is legal in high crime areas. Don’t lie. It won’t help.

          • jk

            Agree w jdallas. Against ignorance. ..would u run from police if u were totally inocent?? If u started running and police told u to stop..would u continue running? (Innocent or not?) Don’t compare chris rock driving while black vs. Freddy running from police. The former is profiling..u can’t stop someone driving on skin color. Illegal. However.. if I’m a white or black dude walking thru a neighborhood at nite and a cop car approaches me.. and I’m out just walking.. I stop and chat with Them. Why would I run? Also..all civil rights go down toilet if u resist arrest. If u were a cop w. Wife and 3 kids..and some dude resists and starts beating u… I’m sure u would be a bit pissed off and try to regain control of dude.? Please be a bit rational and put yourself in cops shoes. Freddy CHOSE to be in his shoes.

          • Chad McMorrow

            if that was true look at who is protesting and look at the damage that was caused for some dumb reasons

          • Jim Cleveland

            ha ha ha

          • Actually, Jesus was Asian.

          • jk

            That’s moronic. Did u meet him?

          • Richard

            Jesus did not run…….morons run

          • Richard

            Adam, there were 3 black cops charged also. The one charged with the worst offence was Black. To use your words, “the morons on the right” would say the same about a waste of human flesh who was White.

          • David Swift

            Selling drugs is a felony in any city in the country. And being arrested 25 times in 7 years…….would call that a repeat offender…………….low life should have already been stuck in a cell.

          • LinusToo

            Gray had already served his time for his drug activities. His past still does not explain how/why he ended up in police custody and dead.

          • Eric Masterson

            because hes black and duh illumernarti control the world!

          • jk

            It’s “illuminati” ..read the book by Dan Brown. It’s pretty compelling..

          • Karl

            I am glad you answer these, LinusToo – thank you 🙂

          • JDallas

            You would be better not to believe what some random person on the internet says and listen to the experts instead. If you had done this you would know that Linus made up most of his/her own facts.

          • LinusToo

            Sorry, I can only explain the facts to you, I can’t understand them for you. Google Jayne Miller WBAL-TV and read/watch her investigative reporting. That might help you. Or how about reading the charges against the six officers. That’s chock full of facts.

          • Bos95

            Did u read the account of the guy who was inside the police van with Gray? He said Gray was repeatedly banging the back of his head on the inside of the van and a bolt lined up with the gouge in the back of his head. It is looking more and more like he injured himself.

          • LinusToo

            Actually I did more than read the leaked police account. I listened to the interview that national & regional award winning investigative journalist Jayne Miller from WBAL with prisoner #2 himself (who was loaded into the van during the last 5 minutes or so of a 15-20 minute ride. He disputed the leaked account vehemently, saying he told Homicide that he heard LIGHT banging that lasted no more than 4 seconds and concluded that it was Gray’s lifeless body being tossed about. I also listened to on-camera interviews with medical experts, as well as Ms. Miller herself, saying that (1) Gray’s autopsy does not show any exterior injuries consistent with him banging/throwing himself against the interior of the van, and (2) that is would be physically impossible for Gary to generate sufficient force inside the van to do the damage necessary to sever his spine. Whatever happened to Gray happened inside that van but he could not have done it to himself.

          • JDallas

            The medical examiner disputes your expert analysis stating that Grays injuries are consistent with an injury resulting from one of yhe bolts inside the van. Lying won’t get you any closer to the truth. Why lie?

          • LinusToo

            “My” expert (as you call him) was referring to self-inflicted wounds/injuries. As I said, whatever happened to Mr. Gray happened in the back of that van but NOT as his own hands. A “rough ride” (rapid acceleration and deceleration, and sharp, angled turns intended to hurtle a shackled but unbelted prisoner–as was Gray– about in the vehicle like a cork in a blender) could easily have produced the the bolt-shaped contusion to the head and the broken neck and severed spine. Gray thrashing himself about could NOT — insufficient force to do the damage sustained.

          • CentralFlaGirl

            How is it that prisoner #2 didn’t also get “tossed about” ?
            Prisoner #2 feared that his life would be in danger once he hit the streets again, for snitching, thus he changed his story of course.
            And lastly, the blood tests showed Gray had Heroine in his system….so he wasn’t in a normal state of mind!

          • Frugalone

            Exactly my thoughts. I did not hear he had heroine in his system. Where was that reported. We get so many different accounts no one knows which to believe. I really hope that the facts do not indicate abuse or neglect by these police officers.

          • MyQHFilly

            heroin. he was no heroine.

          • lorkoos

            I love these internet know-it-alls. The Baltimore prosecutor has just brought murder and manslaughter charges against six cops. What seems to have happened is that they put cuffs and shackles on the guy and no seatbelt, letting him bounce around the inside of the van until his neck was broken.

          • FamousEric

            You can indict a ham sandwich…it doesn’t prove guilt or innocence. Stop being an Internet know-it-all.

          • MyQHFilly

            That’s what it “seems” like to you?

          • Richard

            His past does not explain…….? what? 27 arrests does not explain?…..my thinking is you believe in fairy tales too……1 or 2 times but 27 times well to me that explains alot

          • Kevis

            27 times? He had freuqent flyer miles in that van he rode in.

          • laughed out loud

            lmfao well put

          • TBone

            It does when you are standing in the middle of drug central and acting suspicious. It gives the police the right to stop you and ask you what you are doing. If you run and have been told not to and an officer has identified himself or herself as such … you have now disobeyed a lawful order. If you fight said detention then you are now resisting arrest.

          • Bobbie Blackman

            Because God meant it to be that way!

          • Mg821

            what warranted his arrest is the fact that the second he saw police he took off running. I dont know about you but I’m not running from police for no reason….and if i ran id def be expecting them to be chasing me.

          • LinusToo

            Running explains why Gray was stopped. Not why he was arrested. And certainly not why he’s dead.

          • against ignorance

            Running is not a justifiable cause for stopping someone. Just as wearing a hooded sweatshirt is not justifiable cause. So if I desiderate to take an evening jog in my own neighborhood and wear a hoodie to keep warm or sweat off a few extra pounds I should be stopped by police. Sorry, the law describes this as illegal. Running is not enough. Can i run for a bus. Maybe my wife is going into labor. No, I am stopped not for running but because I am black and running. Profiling is illegal. Not to mention killing these young men that are being profiled for exercising their right to be free from discrimination. Look deeper ladies and gentlemen. Wake up!

          • Evony Master

            Running from the police is reasonable suspicion. It is most definitely cause for stopping someone in order to determine WHY they took an action that an innocent person would not be expected to. The dude was a known drug dealer on probation, so he very well may have been carrying drugs on his person.

          • CentralFlaGirl

            there you go, simple answer! Love simple.

          • Chad McMorrow

            bro that makes 0 sense why would you run from the cops if you’re not guilty? And by looking at this kids rap sheet he was most likely guilty of something think before you write comments

          • lorkoos

            People are so willfully ignorant it’s almost beyond belief. He ran because he’d been beaten by the cops before.

          • Richard

            If I had been arrested 27 times before I would EXPECT to get my ass whooped

          • jk

            If he didn’t run that nite..he may still be alive. I hope the cops get full extent of law If found guilty. That’s a different point. 99 %.of innocent people wouldn’t run. He ran PROBABLY because he was guilty of something that nite. Don’t think he was beaten by Cops B4. Resistant to arrest and roughed up yes. When police say freeze..lay down.. hands up..whatever. .u do it. Not that I’d know.. I have never been in a squad and obey laws. He was arrested how many times? Actions r stronger than words. Just hope these senseless acts of violence..police brutality. .rioting come to a standstill soon SENSELESS

          • Kevis

            Well as I read elsewhere, the primary thing would have been the arrest would have been flase, and the cops could have been civily sued. They likely still will be.
            Running from the police (mind you before they said anything to him) is not a crime. Apparently the knife he was carrying was also legal (ie short lock blade like many people carry). Had he not been injured/died the above would have applied – save that given his notoriety as a street criminal and likely lack of means he wouldn’t have been able to get a lawyer to pursue the wrongful arrest.

          • JDallas

            You are wrong according to a supreme court ruling. The Supreme court has said that running from police officers in a high crime area is justifiable cause. Please refrain from talking about mayters you have no clue about since it’s obvious you don’t care about spreading false information.

          • Terry Melvin

            Yeah but what if you were running from a car that was reported stolen, or a store that just reported a robbery? Would that be profiling because you were black or because you were presumed to be a suspect based on the fact you were running?

          • jk

            Hey against ing. . You r correct on profiling as illegal. And yes u can run for a bus..I see it all the time. However. . I was not there..nor u.. but Freddie was a known repeat offender and I would.bet he wasn’t running for a bus or running cause his wife was pregnant. If he was white,yellow..green or brown and had a rap sheet a mile long like he did, I believe he ran because when police saw him was afraid of getting busted again.
            Think about it… if i were freddie and totally clean that night…(i.e.- no drugs on me..not under the influence of drugs or alcohol…).. just out on the steers chilling and I saw the police drive by….I would want them to stop me and frisk me and question me. My innocence (at that time) may give the police a better opinion about about me. He ran from police before and he ran then PROBABLY because he was breaking the law in someway at that time. What happened afterwards is BS.. I think he died unjustly. Just feel your post is somewhat biased because u may be black. As for hoodies.. outside u may wear them anytime. I run at night all the time in my neighborhood. . How can the police see I’m black or white or yellow or whatever if I have sweats on a and a hoodie over my face? Banks..malls.Stores.. do not allow hoodies for obvious reasons. Cameras cannot see faces w. Hoodies over them. If u owned a 24 hour gas station and 3 dudes walked in wearing hoodies and shades at 3am and you were alone…hmmm… I wonder how comfortable u would feel

          • Vladimir Sonovabitch

            You are wrong. If you are a criminal on probation, you give up your 4th amendment rights and can be stopped, questioned, searched, etc… for any reason without warrant by any police officer that knows you are on probation.

          • Vladimir Sonovabitch

            He was more than likely on probation. When you are on probation, you give up your 4th amendment rights and a police officer that KNOWS your on probation can stop, detain and question you anytime, anywhere they like without a warrant. He probably had drugs on his person and KNOWING that the cops could question and search him for no reason, he took off running and threw his stash somewhere.

            Running from the police when you are on probation is enough to be arrested.

          • LinusToo

            “Probably” doesn’t cut it. In fact, your “probables” have been disproved. For pete’s sake, read the charges brought against the officers — NO probable cause to arrest and detain.

          • claymore

            Look at his rap sheet !! What do you think he was doing?
            Ho, I guess he was just standing on the corner so he could wish everyone a good day was he? Get real.
            He was a drug dealer for Christ’s sake! How many families torn apart, how many people DEAD because of him and his dealings? Think on it!
            If your little girl was anywhere near a Freddie Grey you’d be wondering where the police were!

          • CentralFlaGirl

            LOL good one claymore! Truth!

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          • TBone

            So what you are saying .. is that police officer (if they see someone acting suspicious) Have no right what so ever to stop/detain them to find out what they are up to?

            Also .. if said person runs away .. they have every right to just run off and should not expect those officers to catch them?

            Then when the resist arrest and fight against being detained … they STILL have done nothing wrong?

            What delusional world do you live in?

          • Richard

            Well that is a wonderful question!! Now before we bury the COPs why don’t we find out?

          • LinusToo

            According to the charges brought against the officers, there was no probable cause for arrest. But, thanks to the fact that the officers will face trial, replete with a jury of fact finders, we will find out. At least they will get to face judge and jury – a right they deprived Freddy Gray of.

          • Richard

            Linus did you know that from the time of the Freddy Gray incident there have been 28 murders in that city? With 28 gun deaths we can assUme that this neighborhood requires a little proactive policing? No?

            Let me ask you this Linus if you were a Cop and a well known felon made eye contact with you and then cut and ran what would you do? And if he continued to flee even after being asked repeatedly to stop. What action would you take?

            If a dog was to bite you 22 different times he would have been put do long ago. Freddy holds the biggest part of the blame in his own demise. One thing for sure if he did not play the game he would not have to pay the price.

            This coming from one who played himself.

            Think of it Linus if he got caught 22 times how many times did he do wrong without getting caught? I wonder how much harm he did to others? How many kids lives he passed his poison on to.

          • LinusToo

            Nothing. Nada. Not. One. Thing. Nothing Freddy Gray did that day, or any day prior to that, explains, much less justifies, the maltreatment and fatal injuries he received at the hands of law enforcement. Freddy Gray was not a dog to be put down.

          • Richard

            Well Linus it seems you have already decided that the Cops did indeed murder this “Man”. So you have become their Judge and Jury.

            Karma is an amazing thing. It has a way of evening out life. Anybody who has been arrested that many times deserves what they get. “We reap what we sow”

            What CAUSED Freddy’s death was Freddy. E=Mc2. I am sorry that you feel that the law is evil.

            What will you say if they are found not guilty?

          • LinusToo

            Judge and jury? No, merely an informed citizen expressing a personal opinion on the conduct of those 6 officers based upon the evidence as presented by the DA’s office. Expressing an opinion and acting upon it to the detriment of the subject(s) of that opinion are two different things (the detriment being deprivation of due process). “Anybody who has been arrested that many times” doesn’t just “deserve” due process, they have a constitutional right to due process. The simple facts are that Freddy Gray died from injuries sustained while in the custody of those 6 officers. The medical examiner and the DA are satisfied that Gray could not have inflicted the injuries upon himself. Now it is up to the DA to prove to a jury how Gray died and to establish all the elements of the charges fled against the officers. If she can do that, they will be found guilty. If she cannot do that, they will be found not guilty. Either way, the officers will have had the benefit of due process. A benefit denied Freddy Gray.

          • Richard

            “Due process” was used up about 15 arrests ago.

          • LinusToo

            Hmmm, I must have an outdated edition of the Constitution because nowhere in the body of the Constitution or any of its 27th Amendments is there a limit per person on the due process afforded by the 5th and 14th Amendments.

          • Richard

            “It doesn’t matter since for all intent and purposes the US Constitution is dead”.

            You do, you DO Linus!!! The Quote above is from OUR POTUS speaking to the head of Russia………….

          • LinusToo

            Justice Scalia has said that the Constitution is dead. “It’s not a living document,” [Scalia] said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “It’s dead, dead, dead.” “Dead” has a distinct meaning in discussing the Constitution. You fail to give any context for your so-called Obama “quote” and that renders your quote meaningless, at best, and misleading, at worst. I find it telling that EVERY online document mentioning this so-called quote from Obama makes the same, verbatim reference to “[o]ne of the saddest Kremlin reports” and, yet, none EVER cites to (much less links to) the actual report where one might actually be able to see context. Oddly though, the articles are able to include links to Putin’s quotes from meeting.

          • Richard

            That’s the thing about arguing with a brick wall ………..I will loose no sleep over the lend of Freddy. Nor do I feel as I or my family are in danger from a rouge arm of the law. When you play so close to the fire, as Freddy had. It was inevitable that he would get burnt.
            Put some “context” to this.
            Fred is dead, Fred would not be dead if Fred was not a low-life.

          • adam smith

            So if one of your kids had spinal surgery and was out you’d support a bunch of Black cops killing him like that, right?

          • The Glider

            That story about the spine surgery is all BS. But you probably get your “news” from right wing wackos who just make up shyt and feeding it to people like you who devour it whole. You’re pathetic.

            http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-gray-settlement-20150429-story.html

          • finalx00

            It’s already been proven/shown that he did not have spinal surgery. I seriously wonder where that rumor started

          • LinusToo

            The spine surgery hoax has been thoroughly debunked. Stop spreading a lie.

          • against ignorance

            No.I think he had a right to walk the street when he pleases just like ever other American citizen. Him having prior spinal injury is exactly why the police are liable for his death. In addition they are criminal culpable because they abused him first and foremost because he was black.

          • cris

            Sure, except he didn’t have surgery. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-gray-settlement-20150429-story.html

            All signs indicate that he was given a “rough ride”. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-gray-rough-rides-20150423-story.html

            It’s pretty hard to paint this as anything other than manslaughter.

          • sjay1956

            That’s long since been debunked.

          • TBone

            instead of what he was doing

            dealing drugs out on the street?

          • Viv

            You really are a spineless criminal! Maybe your ass whoop’n is closer than you think and then I’ll be one of many who will ignorantly state that your back and spine and bruises where already there and since you are ignorant and morally dehydrated because you too are a liar, a bigot and an under cover racist you too deserves more than your ass whoop’n! You sound like a true Bigot and Racist! Good bye and get off my feed please!

          • Surroundedbyidiots

            Bitch regardless if he had spine surgery, what those bitches did to him, he didn’t deserve that. Let’s hope one day u have surgery and get beaten to ur death by police and see what ppk say about ur goofy ass.

          • Brandi

            I agree with you. People should know better than to put themselves into those situations. Cause and effect vs. Accountability.

          • adam smith

            So you personally know what it’s like to be Black and targeted by police? How long have you been Black?

          • Brandi

            If you are not following the orders of the cop, you are disobeying the law. Just as if you would disobey your Mother she would punish you. So you listen and do what is said. If you don’t, you face consequences. It’s not a hard concept.

            For the record, I said People not a specific race. It applies to everyone. Enough with the woe is me crap.

          • Brianne

            Actually, that’s not the same thing, if you read that article, it was simply a few fights that broke out while people were mingling in the streets. Not one person was injured and no property was damaged. A few drunk college kids getting into a fight is not the same thing as thousands of people burning down businesses, destroying random cars and violently attacking random people on the street.

          • Marc Stinebaugh

            According to Mother Jones this started another way

          • Amy

            That article is incorrect in several ways. 29 were arrested, at least 3 were taken to the hospital and there were numerous fires set, resulting in property damage. It was not on a large scale, that is true, however the reactive behavior is the same. When people feel passionately that they have been wronged, it is not unusual to act out in reckless and in some cases violent ways. And you will always have people who jump in for the thrill of causing destruction. They have no other interest in the real issues.

          • Chuck Jones

            Not even close Viv. Not even close.

          • Brian

            Yep, also you forgot Freddy also was a drug dealer and a thief. So maybe just club the white kids since they are just first time offenders as opposed to 18th time felon.

          • LatinaTropical

            boo

          • adam smith

            How is violence ever okay just because you don’t like someone? What kind of Nazi b.s. is that? Would you support Black cops murdering White kids if they have records?

          • jk

            Race is irrevelant. If Freddy was white and taken in with that record.. and fought the police… hmmm.. If cops beat a white kid to death. .wrong too. AGAIN…PEOPLE…WE DON’T HAVE ALL THE FACTS. Get over the race thing. Freddy was brought up wrong in a tough neighborhood as I was .I chose different life style cause of parenting schooling and sports. I pray for his parents sanity and we’ll being. This event should never happen again. Sorry for grammar mistakes . Smart text and 6am it’s tough to stay awake

          • Wrag Dath

            And yes they should be arrested. If a group damages property due to rioting, they should be arrested for a terrorist act. I never made any comments based on race. Not at any point in my comments did race come into subject. But it did in yours. Why?
            Did the police get out of hand with Gray? Definitely. Should you destroy a city because of it? No because it is idiotic. Just like rioting (celebrating) because your team lost or won. Oh and BTW, I’m pretty sure that it wasn’t only Caucasian students that riot when it comes to a sporting event. It is also idiotic to say that these criminals have a right to destroy and loot.
            You are pulling race into a comment where there wasn’t any. It is comments like yours that are part of the problem. People need to stop seeing race.

          • adam smith

            Terrorism? Really? So you support Whites like the people who rioted after the Red Sox won the Series in 2004 being arrested for terrorism, too, right? Or is that just for when Blacks do it?

          • Wrag Dath

            See that is a idiotic f*ck!ng libtard response. pulling the race card when I already answered your question. Yes. If they are damaging private property that they do not own or damaging public property, yea they should be arrested for terrorism. No matter the race. If you riot, you should be arrested. Period. Damn man you are an idiot. You evidently didn’t read my comment, but then again libtards never read the whole story

          • matt

            That’s Funny Because Those “riots” Were A Mix Of races, And wisconsin Lost And There Were no riots there.

          • ClemXII

            And how many cases like that can you find? Also, considerably less chaotic than the continued cases of black rioting we see. Love to see where the white or asian LA riots of the 90’s are. Where are the riots and damage from whites and asians? There must be plenty, right viv.

            Have fun.

          • Climax

            They are not thugs according to the mayor of the city, a liberal, democratic, uneducated, racist, young female who has thugs as body guards and actually apologized for calling the rioters thugs.

          • FamousEric

            Freddie Gray arrested 18 times….who’s fault is that? Police, white people, slavery? Grow up. What a slap in the face to all the blacks who keep their nose clean growing up in the same environments.

          • Bobbie Blackman

            He got just what he deserved!

          • Ms. V

            The same way you judge other will be the same way you are Judged not only is this in the Bible it’s also known to some as Karma! His past dose not justify MUDER! Do for every lie you have ever told and every racist thought you have ever had you too should be Murdered is that what you agree to!?!?? Because no human being is perfect sweetie! & please don’t tell me that you are a Christian with this type of hateful things that your spewing out on your feed! & I don’t and will never need help on any of my grammatical errors! You proberly don’t even have as much education as I’ve paid for my dear!

          • Yes, in fact they are thugs. Not a question of skin color, but of behavior.

          • Suzanne Proulx Wilson

            did you mean paraphernalia: miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity. ?

          • Ms. V

            Go check your own home for criminal activity, I’m sure you will find it. So lease don’t ever come to my feed to justify Murder & A Cold blooded Murder at that !!!

          • Suzanne Proulx Wilson

            huh?

        • yama

          I dont care what feddie gray did in past everyone makes mistake right is right wrong is wrong do you see what happen here or everywhere polices killing our black mens for thing so simplenow justice need to be serve

          • no excuses

            There are NO EXCUSES for this ignorance. Looting, burning, attacking police officers. What happened to respect yourself, respect others? NONE OF THIS WOULD BE TAKING PLACE IF THE PEOPLE COMMITTING CRIMES WERE NOT COMMITTING CRIMES. Hello people….wake up. It does not matter what color you are, if you are committing crimes, you should be arrested and if you don’t comply, you should be forced to comply. Teach your children to respect themselves, get a free education, (by the wsy public school is free and I guarantee if your kid applied themselves, there are thousands of scholarships and grants to go to college on for FREE or get a student loan like most do), get a job that is legitimate, be a responsible citizen, abide by the law and you will not have these issues. Stop making excuses that the black man (race) is being targeted by the white man or the law enforcement. You are living in a free country with free choices to do as you please. Choose success. Life is short and there are NO Excuses for not educating yourself, laziness ignorance, disrespect, criminal behavior, blaming others. Turn your life around by simply choosing to do the right things. God bless.

          • nevaeh Brown

            This seems to be one of the biggest issues in the Black Comminity…..everyone makes mistakes. Yes everyone does but when does your so called mistakes turn to choices? When you do something over and over again thats not a mistake. When you know your breaking the law, having an affair, fighting the police etc those aren’t mistakes they are choices and at his age no doubt he was making choices. Time to stop the lame excuses and call it what it is.

          • Yvonne Isgodschild Whitehead H

            Mistakes are made everyday, by everyone. Yes sometimes we have to be accountable. But when you have few choices because you are seen as less than human, are not chosen for that promotion because some white person needed a job, or because you are racially profiled so much that cops just add all kinds of charges to make it harder for you to get a job or you are a young black man feared by the police and every other authority, and when you are not given the right education, or further more give drugs planted by powers with in to sell and hate your brother over it. Over and over again you aren’t treated the same as a white person, that even though it may be wrong but some people don’t “FEEL” that they have a choice.
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          • Chuck Jones

            Bleeding heart, white-guilt ridden liberals like you are what is wrong with this country. Take your head out of your ass. Baltimore, and every other major city in this country that has these problems have been run by liberal Democrats for decades. Stop excusing criminal behavior by making the perp the victim. I’ll bet you’re one of those idiots that will argue for not prosecuting a serial killer because he was abused by society.

          • Darlene Ham

            sick
            of excuses

          • Ben J Margalski

            “because some white person needed a job”? seriously? thats logical… as a business owner, I want to hire employees with the best possible track record. I want employees that can think for themselves, honest and most of all accountable. If the white person was hired over the black person, its likely because one was qualified, one wasnt. Its more likely that the Black person is hired now days even being less qualified due to racial equality laws, which are ridiculous and further add stress to race relations..

          • Lori Gluck

            ARE YOU KIDDING??? Everyone is so afraid of being called a racist these days they always hire the black man first, they always promote the black man whether he is more qualified or not. YOU are Right over and over you are not treated like a white person because you come out on top every time. Stop playing the victim! Guess what ALL LIFE MATTERS NOT JUST BLACKS

          • nevaeh Brown

            I’ve been in this world for almost 50 years. My parents waited to have children when it was the right time for them. I got my education and went right out and got the job I went to school for making the same amount of money as my white co-workers. I have never ever been treated any different because of the color of my skin. I also have two kids. One is a police officer and one just retired from the military. Both of my kids attended college and went right out to get the jobs they went to school for. We ALL have choices. if we make good ones then good things happen. If we make bad ones then bad things happen. the problem isn’t the police or the color of our skin. The problem begins at home and it begins with the choice two people make to bring kids into the world when they are in no way able to raise their children properly. What your seeing happening in Baltimore is a classic example of what I’m saying. That area has been known FOREVER for its violence, drugs, and poverty. Has nothing to do with color or the police. It has everything to do with circumstances and choices. Baltimore is 65% black with a PD containing 50% black officers with a black Mayor and other high ranking black men and woman running that city so you can’t blame it on the white man nor the white police officers. If you peel all the layers away it takes you back to the beginning and that’s the root of all the issues. FYI: ALL of those who claim poverty etc have access to a FREE college education but yet again they choose to not take advantage of it. Instead they spend their time hanging out, making more bad choices, clashing with the police, rioting about something bigger than they even understand.
            Everyone has choices its up to us to make the choices that we live with. No one tells someone to sell drugs, assault the police, or commit other crimes because your black and have no other choices. Fact of the matter is “we” as black people have more choices and FREE choices than the rest of the American population so the only excuses we have are excuses we make up.

          • jk

            The smartest..most straightforward response of the year.CHOICES PEOPLE!! MAKE THE RIGHT ONE. MR BROWN I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A BEER W YOU AND DISCUSS HOW A FEW GOOD PEOPLE COULD CHANGE THIS HATEFUL WORLD WE LIVE IN

          • Kettledrum Farm

            you want blacks to make white choices when they are going to get black results. Good paying jobs folks, the answer is good paying jobs. Blacks have a much higher rate of unemployment, a much higher rate of making minimium wage and getting paid less than white people. And yes, I have worked for employers that would not hire blacks no matter how good they were.

          • Curtisk

            Look, I worked for the state with a majority of black workers. I was brought up to pull my own weight when I worked but when I did this with a mostly black team of co workers I was asked to slow down it was making them look bad. They wanted me to make an hours worth of work last all day! The reason the unemployment is so high for blacks is because they would rather collect welfare and live off food stamps then have to do a hard days work at minimum wage. The ones that do have good jobs were brought up with good work ethic and deserve to succeed.

          • m

            So, you’re saying it’s ok for this person to sell deadly chemicals to children and young adults or to steal from others? Where I live, his butt would have been in prison for the first arrest of drug dealing.

          • Katie Schacht

            Yes, but the problem here is, his butt is not in prison because he is DEAD. The punishment most certainly did not fit the crime here (if he had, in fact, committed a crime that day at all) and that is the issue. What you seem to be saying is that he deserved to die. Did he deserve to die, at the hands of police, for dealing drugs? If a son of yours was arrested for dealing drugs, would it be understandable that he end up dead for his crimes?

          • Rick Schmoe

            Why aren’t we condemning our government? Wake up people! This is all a smoke screen! The media is going to exploit this to their fullest ability! The government wants martial law. Search jade helm. The media isn’t saying a word about it.

          • yousuck

            Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

          • mike

            Probably not but he should be jailed for a long time for repeated offenses. Just lucky the judicial and sentences are more relaxed compared to countries like Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. Where crime rates are real low. Smoking a joint = jail and possibly lashes or caned. caught selling = automatic death sentence. I think they just executed 3 foreigners recently on trafficking charges.

          • Mike Smith

            Mike, check out the rules in TURKEY?? that would shock a few dealers back to the church!!

          • everyone is babies

            I have a brother that deals and uses all kinds of drugs. I wish he was dead and out of my life.

          • Wayne Michaels

            A son of mine wouldn’t be arrested for drugs.Since he will never BE arrested for drugs, he’ll never have gotten himself in that situation. This one did, 18 times, evidently. Yet he has no fault in this matter? Personal responsibility, my friend. Don’t want to have interactions with police? Don’t be a criminal. You reap what you sow.

          • jk

            Choices people. Bad choice= bad result= bad life. Read mr.browns post everyone

          • Joe Walden

            Don’t try to take control let God handle it people have no respect

          • Mike Smith

            So Joe, if we do it your way we first have to realize that God made this sorry specimen IN HIS OWN IMAGE??

          • Joe Walden

            Your right an he also sent his son to die for us so he can forgive us for or sins to its hard doing the right thing cause is so easy to do bad say we didn’t have any laws where you think we be an what would happen so I think people should let the law an only the law take care of this not the people people have rights that’s why we vote to make it better but not doing what they doing I think it’s just none good parenting I have two kids boy an girl they respect me so why can’t they just respect them self an just go home

          • yousuck

            Yeah, lets let a great gig in the sky handle all of the problems that we have created. Good solution.

          • Joe Walden

            Okay so this is how you do it well looks like it’s going very well huh people put a stupid president in the white house an no I did not vote cause every vote don’t count like they say I usually don’t worry with this an just take care of me but people in this world have gone mad an is the people in Washington we fight more of our own people then we do against other countries is just stupid they just wanna be on TV that’s all

          • jk

            Great FLOYD song by the way..great gig in the sky…

          • Chuck Jones

            He should have been in prison long ago with a rap sheet like that. Liberal policies have kept him on the street.

          • pattreid

            Perhaps he was not guilty. Ever think of that? This country is not known for letting black youthful drug dealers walk out of court free. Check any jail. You’ll find that blacks more frequently get time for drugs, and longer sentences. So, if he was not in jail, something more was failing than the young man’s life.

          • Lori Gluck

            you OBVIOUSLY did not look at this guys arrest record! He has been arrested three times this year for drugs, the question is why was he out of prison to begin with? Why wasn’t he doing time for any one or more of the 4 arrests in 4 months? With prison over crowding don’t matter what color your skin is everyone gets out early these days including murderers seems to me our judicial system doesn’t scare anyone straight or rehabilitate anyone. And for this career criminal, he didn’t care about being arrested he walked out and did it all over again. Find rage for the innocent men dying every day instead of burning down towns for the career criminal.

          • Vladimir Sonovabitch

            “Polices?” “Black mens for thing?” Geez… you’re an idiot.

          • pattreid

            And you’re a jerk.

          • Vladimir Sonovabitch

            I don’t care. You can’t fix stupid.

          • Mario V Flores

            You say you “dont care what he did in the past” yet you the author of this article writes about nothing but his record. You say “baltimore is burning down their own city for a felon and a drug dealer” but at the time of the arrest he had no drugs on him and he didn’t committ a crime (unless being african american is a crime). what your intentions are is to bash a dead kid down trying to make him out to be a criminal at the time to which you have failed to stand behind as you have back tracked your statement and are now focused on the topic of just the riot. ESPN has better writers because atleast they stand behind what they write even if its as shitty as your article.

          • yousuck

            Hands down the worst “journalism” i have ever come across.

          • Mario V Flores

            Yes it is and im glad you have my back on this. 🙂

          • Mario V Flores

            You say you “dont care what he did in the past” yet you the author of this article writes about nothing but his record. You say “baltimore is burning down their own city for a felon and a drug dealer” but at the time of the arrest he had no drugs on him and he didn’t committ a crime (unless being african american is a crime). what your intentions are is to bash a dead kid down trying to make him out to be a criminal at the time to which you have failed to stand behind as you have back tracked your statement and are now focused on the topic of just the riot. ESPN has better writers because atleast they stand behind what they write even if its as shitty as your article.

          • Lori Gluck

            How many times you going to post the same comment? He was committing a crime it’s on video watch. Running from the police IS a crime, if your doing nothing wrong you don’t run for no reason and everyone knows dealers don’t walk the streets with drugs unless of course they’re armatures just starting out.

          • Mario V Flores

            Actually resisting arrest is a crime if you have or are committing a crime. Previous crimes committed doesnt give a peace officer a right to make an arrest as that is considered in the eyes of our legal system unlawful imprisonment. Learn your penial codes then get back to me when you know something about our law. Until then keep believing what some other dumass is telling you.

          • Curtisk

            Mario, although Freddy’s fleeing wasn’t probable cause, with his past history it was enough to allow chase. You can bet Freddy had a reason for running. My guess is he had drugs on him and ditched them before being caught up with. Anyone stupid enough to believe Freddy was doing no harm is a major part of the problem! His manufactured drugs ruined lives and you can bet a few ended up dead over them! That was enough Karma to make me smile after seeing his arrest bible and yes there are enough charges to make a small bible. He deserved the end result hat he dealt himself. You don’t go out dealing drugs when your neck was just fused. Not unless you have a death wish.

          • Mario V Flores

            Did they find drugs? No ok so what gives you the right to assume then be like well he had it coming to him. Lol yea karma is a bitch and for wishing harm on a person and to be ok for a death thats just wrong is not a laughing matter. But of course we have unintelligent individuals out in this world that some of us sain people have to deal with. I wouldnt wish death on anyone but for you to say that well that just shows how ignorant you are. Atleast i was brought up correctly and i am glad i was given the parents i was given and meet the people i meet to see the good in all people. I understand that you were taught this as racism is not something you are just borin with. Either in this life or when you pass you will understand somethings that happen in life are just not right and you will learn to look past the color off someones skin. Its ok i dont blame you i blame the people that taught you the ignorance that you have for others because of the color of their skin. Also look up federal penial codes on google because since im going to become a peace officer i am right now having to learn federal penial codes. With that said their os not a code in their that allows an officer make an arrest based off assumption. Also as a citizen if he was not committing a crime he has the right to refuse to speak to peace officers and he can walk/rrun away. In order for the cops to have a right to speak to u and you cant get away a crime has to be committed. Look past the color of the skin next time and learn to not be judgemental it will serve you and your future children. You can and will make a difference to all.

          • Curtisk

            Obviously you have to throw the race card in when nothing was mentioned about race. He was a drug dealer! He was just charged this year and for the past few years as a distributor and manufacturer of drugs. He was a blight on our society and God saw it fit to eliminate him and thank god for that! I can say with certainty that he destroyed countless of lives so his death was Karma in that regard. Again,con one runs if they aren’t guilty! For idiots like you to take up for a drug dealer tells me you obviously weren’t brought up right. I feel for all the peoples lives he wrecked. I mourn for all the lives lost due to drugs that someone like him put in their hands. I would dance on Freddy’s grave because now there is one less pusher and manufacturer out there ruining lives. We should bring in the death penalty for all drug dealers like foreign countries are doing now.

          • Mario V Flores

            Last charge was december of 2014. Umm im sorry but please learn how to read as we are in the year 2015.

          • Curtisk

            December 2014 which is splitting hairs and from what I have heard he has pending charges this year not showing. Look, he has manufacturing charges which means this drug dealer as making crack cocaine, meth you name it. He was feces on society that needed to be flushed and the lever we pulled. Anyone trying to take up for this piece of crap is seriously dellusional and mentally challenged.

          • Mario V Flores

            You try to make up fake charges and i proved you wrong. You see unlike you i look at the facts. Fact is your more worthless then a drug dealer but im sure you have been told that your whole life thats why your making up stuff to try to win an argent. Fact is you lost because you are the definition of a loser.

          • Curtisk

            Mario, keep fighting for the drug dealers, child molesters and rapist. You are why our morals have slipped so low. You my friend are the reason condoms and birth control were invented. Obviously your mother wasn’t smart enough to use either.

          • Mario V Flores

            Child molester and rapist umm is that another crime your gonna say he did? Your trying to make yourself feel superior by trying to say that i would ever support such causes. I dont support no wrong doing hence im against excessive force meaning cops who dont do their job correctly. Haha cops are being charged for homicide keep fighting for your fellow white brother who cant do no wrong because hes white. Racists asses.

          • Curtisk

            Hey Mario, the cops being charged are mostly black. This isn’t a racist issue and although they are trying it as homicide, the cops will get off. This is just to appease the crowd. Not one cop will spend one day in jail and they will be out doing their police work as usual. This and other cases aren’t about race but others want to make it into something it’s not.

          • Lori Gluck

            I don’t have to listen to what some dumb ass is telling me you idiot. When a police officer approaches you to speak to you and you run you will be arrested. He was not being arrested until he chose to run so how about you learn your penal codes before you make stupid comments to me. NO one wants to be questioned by the cops but you run you will be detained and/or arrested and it don’t matter what color your skin is. So sick of the attitude that don’t matter what people are doing wrong the cops are always wrong. Not saying there ain’t no bad cops (both black and white) but stop acting like this guy was a choir boy doing nothing wrong!!

          • Mario V Flores

            Quit deleting my posts.

          • Chuck Jones

            Everyone makes one mistake. THis guys rap sheet is indicative of a career criminal. The police had every reason to suspect his behavior. He ran because he was friggin’ guilty.

          • Chuck Jones

            By the way. The English language is a wonderful thing. Learn it.

          • Ben J Margalski

            how many mistakes do you need to make before you learn from them. If he wasnt selling drugs, would he still be alive? is it the cops fault, or is it his own fault for putting himself in that scenario. Both need to beheld accountable. As Mr. Gray was and had been dealing drugs, do you people ever wonder how many lives he ruined by selling drugs to people? or is that not his fault either?

          • Curtisk

            Dude! It wasn’t in the past! This Thug was still dealing drugs and manufacturing them. He ran to ditch what he had most likely. Why was this punk out on the streets after just having neck fushion surgery!?? He has only himself to blame for his death.

        • adam smith

          Are YOU really supporting ops murdering people by breaking their bones, crushing their windpipes, then breaking their backs? Seriously? How’s that good police work?

          • Doug1001

            When did this information come out?

          • Wrag Dath

            Adam Smith, if the cops are found guilty, they definitely need to be punished. I never said they were innocent.
            But from your comment I see that you are one of the idiots that feel it is their right to destroy other people’s property. So if someone is upset over something that you had nothing to do with, torched your house and car, you would be fine with this because it is their right? That’s what my comment was about. But see that’s what happens when you try to talk civilly to a libtard. you get an argument that had NOTHING to do with your point. Adam Smith, if you support the idiots that are destroying Baltimore, and notice I said destroying not civilly protesting, you are an idiot and part of the problem. It is simple as that.
            I take it that you feel that life isn’t fair and that the rich shouldn’t be, that they need to give all of their money to poor so that there is financial equality. That the upper echelons control everything and that those of a lower financial status have no way of bettering themselves. That those in a crime stricken neighborhood have no way of getting out and that they are not responsible for their OWN FRICKIN’ choices.
            See how annoying it is when someone makes an argument that has nothing to do with what you said? Although, what I wrote, may be true.

        • against ignorance

          no, where are supporting justice and equality. And we recognize that every action has a reaction. People didn’t start rioting until they grew tire of being murdered and abused without redress.

        • Karl

          not supporting the violence, but supporting the protest – absolutely – and the attempt to focus on the “criminal record” is kind of old

      • Krista Cathleen

        And get cont. treatment of being the animal that you now are? … Well then.

        • hearnb

          Food Stamps, Welfare , Housing , Medicare/Medicaid , Utilities …. your right Liberals are treating them like Pets instead of Human Adults.

          • Pat Gell Richards

            Yup, and it was a liberal that started all these programs and have kept them running right? Must be because the other side doesn’t care about the 47% that’s showing real concern. smh …..

          • Prospectne

            Actually taxpayers are subsidizing them like the special needs, mentally challenged, disabled. Sure they could be more ambitious, but sucking on the welfare tit is all many of them know or were taught.. Free housing, food, cash welfare check with each new baby is a career choice. Trading family and moral values for welfare has caught up with them, though, and shown to be an epic failure. Sometimes hunger, poverty, but the moral and family values intact are a better choice, it drives us forward, ambition to rise above it, better role models of an honest living. No shame in being poor. Shame is in making a living off it.

          • yousuck

            How do you expect their children to “get off of their lazy asses and stop sucking on the welfare tit” when they are growing up in neighborhoods with schools that are TRASH because of economic status of the surrounding neighborhood? How can you expect these children to get an education they can respect when, from day one, they see first-hand that the school system doesn’t even take them seriously enough to provide real books, or computers, or any of the other tools that affluent districts have in ample supply? How can you BLAME race as the root of the issue when these people have been oppressed their entire HISTORY at the hands of the white man? How can you deny Freddie Grey’s right to a hearing, and right to the belief that we as Americans are INNOCENT until proven guilty. Drug distribution, possession, and use do not make you an animal, and those actions to not make you less worthy of the undeniable rights that we have as Americans. Drug dealing is not a death sentence, neither is burglary. And instead of looking at the neighborhood Grey was raised in, or the school system he was educated in, we BLAME his skin color, call him a thug, and accept that this behavior is “a black problem.” Shame on you, you’re a privileged fool. And NOT because of your skin color, but because of the conditions under which you were raised. Be thankful that you had opportunities that have been denied to these African Americans all of history and all of their individual lives. It is a very unfortunate cycle: these children are born into poor neighborhoods with even poorer and inadequate school systems, the schools are understaffed and under kept, the students can sense that the system doesn’t value their education so why should they?! Come high school, many of the students have dropped out because they realize that the education they are receiving is of little to no value; they are as disinterested as the staff that is trying to teach them. These teachers are not trained to keep these kids out of bad situations, and then they get themselves in with the wrong crowd and before you know it they are pregnant and just like that the cycle restarts. You can’t expect these people to know life skills they haven’t been taught, that they have never experienced. We need to educate our youth! There is only so much that an individual living in this kind of poverty or in this kind of poor neighborhood can do. Welfare doesn’t provide you with any education or life skills, and that is where the SYSTEM, the government, has failed these minorities: by not providing them with the necessary FOUNDATION of life that other people in this country have been exposed to: an affluent education system, a neighborhood with parks, a recreation center for after school activities to keep kids off of the streets: these are the kinds of things I saw in my neighborhood just 45minutes south of Baltimore. A predominantly hispanic and african american neighborhood, with an elementary school that had some of the best ratings in the county (Montgomery County). I witnessed, first hand, students of less affluent situations take advantage of these amazing resources, and I witnessed it keep them off of the streets. You can’t expect someone who was raised in poverty, who was raised by someone who was raised in poverty, who doesn’t or can’t attend school because they need to make money to support themselves or their family, who was neglected as a child by both the system and by parents, you can’t expect them to know how to swim when you throw them helplessly into the pool of life without a life jacket. And you conservative pigs think you’re giving them ANYTHING TO WORK WITH?! HA, why don’t you stop dicking around with your excess income and donate it to the education systems that are to blame for leaving these KIDS to the streets to become criminals, and gang members, etc. If you bastards would provide neighborhoods and schools for these kids then maybe they would actually get a quality education that they could use, one that they wouldn’t feel the need to abandon in order to feed the family or themselves by way of stealing or drug dealing to make money. It all starts with the support system as a child, it all starts with the parents and then the neighborhood and the school. You conservative fucks are just sitting back and watching the vicious poverty-education cycle grapple more and more people, and then you have the NERVE to attribute this behavior to their skin color? You expect them to reach the same heights as you, and claim that they have had the same opportunities, but believe me YOU ARE BLIND. If you were put through the same education system, the same schools in the same districts as these kids who are on the streets of Baltimore I guarantee you too would find another way to spend your time than in the classrooms of an under kept school with an uneducated and undertrained teacher. ALL of this is happening at the hands of a failed education system, a system that takes in troubled youth and spits them back out after giving up on them. A system that we could fix if we taxed the wealthy accordingly. You conservatives are the animals, where’s your sense of humanity?

          • NotFooled

            Jesus, go white knight somewhere else.

          • yousuck

            You’re a pig, and you’re less of a human than these people who are agitated at the very fact that they are denied the same rights and privileges that we have handed to us. Nice counter argument.

          • Andrew

            The constitution grants everyone the same rights and privileges. It’s their fault if they don’t take advantage of them

          • yousuck

            just because a piece of paper grants these groups of people rights, it doesn’t mean that that is the reality of things. words on a piece of paper mean nothing when they are not acted upon.

          • Joe Walden

            You must like people that live off welfare or want people to act like they deserve a hand out life is how you make it people just looking for an excuse to bitch an wine that’s all

          • yousuck

            There wouldn’t be such a demand for welfare programs if we taught parents how to parent, taught teachers how to teach, and taught communities how to get involved. Instead, we locally fund our schools, putting people in bad neighborhoods at less of an advantage than everyone else. Give these kids a community to thrive in, and we can take the welfare out of the equation. I am not a fan of welfare, I don’t appreciate that my taxes are paying for certain people to sit on their ass, but I can tell you that there are just as many white homeless drugged up men and women that are relying on welfare to live as there are african american men. It starts with the neighborhoods, with the communities. Refer to Benson if you are interested in the science and psychology behind the importance of the neighborhood in terms of human development. You can’t hand these neighborhoods a half ass school and a destroyed playground and expect the kids to come out in the same way that the kids in a neighborhood 10miles away that has a rec center, new playground, new textbooks, computers, and trained teachers and counselors, and mentors. If they were starting out with the same resources as everyone else then we could attribute these “failures” to groups of people. But their inability to rise up in this society is because the system does not allow them to. You live and breathe in the name of equality and equal opportunity, but you are all living a lie.

          • jaydee041

            The failure is people like you dont have a clue about history. Do you think history started in 1865. If you read history you will find that the world has always been a cruel place. Beleive it or not not only blacks have been slaves. People in America have access to all the information in the world to be sucessful if they want to get educated. Hell, my parents had very little by today standards but they had morals and class. Its the parents of these kids who dont care about their children. Beleive me if your an educated black man the world is yours. Quit blaming everybody else and get off your ass and do something about it. Nobody owes you a thing!

          • yousuck

            I have a college education, thank you. Clearly, you have no idea what the reality of the situation is because you have been blinded by all of the opportunities granted to you. The problem is people like you who don’t understand that morals and values are TAUGHT to us. We are not born with morals and values. We are SOCIALIZED to obtain certain perspectives and values and opinions and morals. Socialization is a direct result of the environment, and we are providing these communities with an extremely shitty and unequal environment for them to succeed and strive in. It’s a shame that your parents raised you to obtain the kind of “morals and class” that justify your unwillingness to recognize inequality. Shame on your parents. And if you knew how to read, you would see that I attributed the problem to the community, the school system, THE PARENTS (which practice poor parenting because the system within which they live has not provided them with the tools to effectively parent and raise children) I didn’t say anyone owes anyone a thing, except an equal opportunity. Why don’t you get down off of your high horse, you seem to be overlooking the reality of the situation. Don’t argue from a historical perspective if you are not going to do it properly. Get informed, then we can debate. Thanks.

          • joseph samson

            Do you realize that only 40 years ago nobody had cell phones, central air, cablevision , cars with 5 thousand dollar rims etc. What they did have was a willingness to make this country great. They didnt have ti have everybody show them how to suceed. They didn’t need the federal government to give yhem everything. Yes, it was people 2ho instilled in their children morals and hardworking values. This us a lost art. This is all the Me generation knows. You got it so give it to me. So sad.

          • Joanne Catherine Gabl

            Again, sounds like a lot of excuses; blaming the economic status doesn’t answer up for the amount of ignorance. Even if children pay attention in school long enough to read, that will take them so far in life. It doesn’t matter if kids are rich or poor, children need to read. Their parents need to be present, setting an example, reading to them and around them. Turn off the TV’s, cable, internet, phones, iPads (yes, those kids in poor neighborhoods have them), and open books instead. Take a long hard look at the life of Dr. Ben Carson. Acknowledge his humble beginnings. Acknowledge that his mother had a 3rd grade level of education. He was pushed to read, and his mother limited his time in front of a television. He had to present book reports during the Summer to his mother. He admitted to hating reading, but now thanks his mother for the discipline. My grandmother grew up poor, and had a limited education. She said being poor was no excuse for being filthy, rude, criminal, or immoral. She worked hard and passed those qualities onto her children and grandchildren. We’re not rich by any means, but we’re content and fulfilled. The excuses are holding them back, lack of discipline, and lack of examples set by the men and women who bring these young people into the world.

          • yousuck

            I am not saying poor is the excuse, I am saying that we do nothing but stand by and watch and mock the efforts of people who DO NOT HAVE THE SAME PRIVILEGES AS WE DO. I am not arguing the fact that parents need to read to their children, and need to be present, but how can they know how to do so effectively if we are not providing them with education programs that support their lifestyle, that teach them how to stay off of the streets, that give them another option than the streets. These kids and the parents of these kids are on the street partially, yes, because of choices that they have made, but also because the choices they have to choose from a more limited than the choices that a more affluent person has to choose from. The choices we make define us, but so do the choices that we have to choose from. It is up to us, the community, the nation as one to support the development of all humans! That is my argument. To end this madness, we need to ensure that these children developing to their utmost potential. Why are you people so opposed to helping the cause by providing supportive neighborhoods for human development. Why are you people so close minded to the fact that many groups of people in this country do not have access to the rights, the opportunities, and the privileges that other majority groups have. To hell with your success story, you haven’t accomplished anything if you don’t see what is going on in our country right now. You have accomplished nothing, and your efforts at success are pointless. It is NOT your responsibility to get these people up on their feet, but it is OUR responsibility as a nation to ensure that the children that we bring into this world are being brought into communities that can support their development.

          • yousuck

            And what about all of the excuses that YOU are making and all of the excuses that the government is making?

          • Joanne Catherine Gabl

            Yousuck, you sound like a compassionate person. Please, create great ideas and execute them. Being mad does nothing for those that you speak in defense of. You’re obviously passionate. Do something!

          • Allen Diaz

            You keep on with your white guilt. I was a ward of the state, grew up in a trailer park, lived poor my whole life. I never was given anything. I went to the crappy schools but decided young that I would not grow up to be like those I grew up around. I put myself through college, no grants or scholarships. I have worked since I was 16, never taken welfare or unemployment. I now am considered upper middle class, havea bio-chem degree, a family, two houses, and all the stuff you say makes me an A-hole for not giving it to the poor black man. Reality is that I WORKED for it. I didn’t rely on everybody else to solve my problems. You are faulting the school system adn the teachers for not teaching the kids good morals adn ethics or how to excell and push themselves? Since when was that a teachers job?! That is a PARENT’S job! So, yell at the parents, not the “conservatives”. You obviously have a low level education, a low level job and never truly struggled to pull yourself up on your own. You know why they don’t put money into parks inthe ghettos? Maybe because the ghettos destroy the parks every time they are built! Nobody MAKES these turds act that way. They CHOOSE to act that way. Life is about choices. If you see the drug dealer on the corner and decided that , though you know it is against the law, you want to do that, it is your DECISION and therefore your RESPONSIBILITY.
            As for your oopinion that they have been oppressed their whole lives, let’s talk history (which you clearly have never studied).
            Whites were slaves for over 2000 years to the Romans, Greek, Russians, English, Persians, etc, etc. Blacks were slaves in America for a little less than 125 years. Now, I am not condoning this but you do realize that there are still black slaves int he Middle East and Africa right? Now, there were Appx. 30 million slaves taken from the continent of Africa and appx. 21 million made it to where they were sold. Of this 21 million, appx. 380 thousand came to America. That equates to 3040 slaves a year. Also, of all slave owning countries, America allowed slavery the shortest of ANY country in the world.
            1.4% of Americans owned slaves with 4% of whites in the south owning slaves. The first slave owner was a black man. In fact, 28% of free blacks owned slaves. In fact, for every slave a white man owned, free blacks owned 8. How about that?! How about the fact that 83% of blacks that live in America come from blacks that moved to America AFTER slavery was abolished? How about the fact that America is the ONLY country that built a seperate country for the slaves that were emacipated?! Check out Liberia. How about it was a WHITE government that forced slavery to end? You think that blacks made slavery end or blacks that got blacks (and women) the right to vote? You always hear blacks quoting the “3/5ths ” value they were given back then. What all these ignorant people don’t understand is that they had “0” value prior to that. The WHITE man knew the slave owner would not want their slaves to vote so they made the law that a slave owner had to pay taxes on free blacks and whites in their employment but also had to pay 3/5ths taxes on their slaves as well. It was a push to end slavery by taxing the slave owner to a point that owning slaves was no longer profitable.
            Reality is you don’t know a damn thing other than what you heard on some liberla talk show or tv program. I do not agree with everything the liberals say not do I agree with everything the conservative side says. Reality is that majority of the US population is somewhere inbetween but we don’t get a voice. Maybe becuase we are busy working to take care of our families and neighborhoods. The ghettos are ghettos becuase of the choices people make. There are poor neighborhoods that are good neighborhoods (or are you saying all poor people are ghetto?). Your ignorance is how you are controlled. Go research for yourself for once and quit following like a parrot or sheep. We are all responsible for our own choices and lives. According to you if you are poor, you will always be poor. This is exactly why America was founded. So those that are willing to do what it takes have the opportunity to become more as long as they follow the law. As for Mr. Gray, if they find the cops were inthe wrong, I am all for the maximum sentance being slammed onto their headds. Just as with the cop in South Carolina. What he did was wrong in my opinion and he deserves the book thrown at him as hard as possible.

          • Zack

            bc everyone has access to the internet, and with a microscopic amount of effort anyone can make it to college

          • yousuck

            You are arrogant and there is nothing more infuriating and pointless than arguing with an arrogant and ignorant human being. Ignorance is bliss, so I can see why you CHOOSE to ignore the real situation that is taking place around you. I can see why you CHOOSE to place blame on the people being oppressed rather than the oppressors–because you are one of the oppressors too. I don’t know how I stumbled upon this website, but it saddens me that so many clueless people are still willing to point fingers in order to preserve their undeserved innocence. Not everyone has access to the internet from their home, and it is not convenient for people who have to work ungodly hours in order to support their family or themselves to have to find a public computer in order to access the internet on. If that is how you got your education, by looking at the internet, then I totally understand why your perspective is so skewed– because you believe everything you read on the internet! Enjoy blissful ignorance.

          • Mario V Flores

            I shut him or whoever wrote this article so bad now they have put a restriction on me to approve my messages lame asses.

          • Mario V Flores

            Why have u put restrictions on my messages. Im i to smart for your dumass. Bring it bitch.

          • joseph samson

            Typical young person reply. Do you think everybody in this country was just given everything that they have . Reaf your history and you will see the struggles that people have gone through just to survive. Only the Me generation thinks that everything is owed to them. My parents were poor. Correct that we lived on what today would be considered the poverty level. Bet those young thugs have a cell phone, cablevision, central air etc. Things that people didnt have just 40 years ago. I just don’t know how they survived.People back than had a sense of morals and virtues. It was something that was not that hard to have even though times were tough. Do you think the federal government took care of them as is required today. Its as if they cant do are acheive anything without sime help from somebody else. I understand your confusion. Its all the Me generation knows. One day when this great country comes crashing down will then and only then will you possibly understand. If you havr a willingness to learn you can suceed. If you are always waiting on a handout you are doomed.

      • hearnb

        It seems to me they have been treated as Children . The welfare state deems them incapable of being self sufficient . So in essence they are much like “Pets ” of the Gov.

        • “They” do not receive the majority of welfare…if by “they” you mean blacks…you ignorant racist.

          • Prospectne

            Welfare Blacks stand in line 10 hours, 15 blocks long for all the available Section 8 housing vouchers. When other low income folks get off “work” they are always sold out! Working the Welfare, illegitimate kids, baby daddies. medicaid, SSI, WIC, etc.

          • Viv

            Those other low income folks have illegitimate kids as well and so do you and if not have family members with illegitimate kids of their own. You sound like a binifide thug and an ignorant one at that!!! Don’t involve kids into this matter! Reserve your atracks for the adults not kids imbesele!!!!!

          • Prospectne

            Who would hire this?

          • Galactic Beauty

            Who would hire this?

          • hearnb

            Idiot , I am talking about the looters ! Please racist has been used so much , it has no meaning anymore. Try coming up with an intelligent response and maybe I will take you serious.

          • hearnb

            Since the first thing you think of is Blacks when the topic of welfare comes up , that would make you the Ignorant Racist

        • TireofIt

          Check your numbers, sweetie. Most of the food stamps and handouts are given to non-blacks, unless you want to count the blacks they adopt to get more money.

          • Sage Confucius

            White 38.8%
            Black 39.8
            Hispanic 15.7
            Asian 2.4
            other 3.3

            To break down these numbers, we look at how many Whites are in the
            population as a WHOLE. If Blacks make up less 14% of the population and
            are almost 40% of all receipients, then they represent about 2.5 times
            their actual population. Since Whites are over 50% of the total US pop.,
            they represent less than their overall piece of the pie,
            population-wise. Hispanics are at least 15% of the general population,
            so they take only about as much as what their population represents.

          • Galactic Beauty

            That’s a LIE and those stats are flawed heavily… Now, factor in corporate welfare then get back to me!

          • Facts on Facts
          • Lori Gluck

            PEOPLE THAT REFUSE TO WORK…..

          • Your bias

            Yea but whites don’t have to deal with systematic racism, so why should any of them be on it?

          • hearnb

            Where is this systematic racism ? At my job it is about 50% white and Blacks and Hispanics are the other 50% . Very proportionate to the demographics of the area .

          • Galactic Beauty

            If you have to ask, you’re mostly white & have never experienced how racist the system is therefore you shouldn’t debate about incidents/situations you’ve never experienced but idiots do!

          • hearnb

            I live in the world , I talk to people , yours is a racist statement . Why do I need to be ” Black ” to understand how the Vast majority of whites think ? I here comments that are racist all the time , it is a from Black and Hispanic people being Racist against Whites more often than not .
            Give me an example of this Racism ? Name me an all white Corporation, School , Organization , or charity that caters only to whites.
            Typical , you have nothing substantial to debate with so resort to insulting . Freaking loser . Wallow in your self made misery.

          • Galactic Beauty

            The TRUTH:

            Actually the US Department of Agriculture reports:
            40% whites
            25% black are recipient of Food Stamps/SNAP.
            Your stats are clearly a biased joke!

          • Cain

            Thank you!

          • hearnb

            But you failed to mention that only 12% of the population is black. That skews the percentages.

          • Galactic Beauty

            I didn’t fail to do NATHAN! I got my STATS from the US Department of Agriculture! Write to them and tell them THEY failed to mention that the 12% of the population is black… you moron!! Also, when factoring in corporate welfare the ‘other’ races need not be mentioned! Those figures end the WELFARE debate in its entirety!!!! Now, once again who receive the most AID?!!! WHITE FOLKS!!! DEBATE ENDED!

            http://www.forbes.com/sites/taxanalysts/2014/03/14/where-is-the-outrage-over-corporate-welfare/

          • Michael L Clark

            let’s take a look as of 2013. 316,497,531 population of US 77.7 % are white 13.2% are Black. 9.1% are other. Whites= 245,918,581. Blacks=41,777,674. Other=28,801,275. roughly if you take 60 percent of the black population and placed them with 30 percent of the white population it would be 25 million black to 73 million white therefore percentage will destroy your Perception of false reality. If you have 1000 people from a town in prison. 600 are white and 400 are black. which race has the problem? Keep in mind the town is made up of 50,000 people. 38850 are white, 6600 are black, 4550 are other. In the 90’s I lost out to several jobs/careers, due to affirmative action. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out, when they tell you, you were not chosen, we have rules to follow. They tell you in an interview you are more than qualified. Later when you inquire the say, oh sorry ,they lowered from a tech2 slot to a tech 1 slot. less pay if you still want the job. I said sure. I did not get the job. I inquired They said, please don’t keep asking just accept it. We have guidelines to follow. A young black man got the job. Therefore I got a taste of injustice that day and many more. Just face it we all have Idiots in our own race. Jeffery dahmer was a POS, Casey anthony a POS, George Wallace democrat governor of alabama POS. and the list goes on. I refuse to find reasons to protect their dumb white asses.

          • hearnb

            I was only pointy out that the Percentage of Blacks getting welfare as a population is much higher than other groups.
            That is off topic though , I do not care what group gets it . The vast majority of people need to be off of it . Dumbass , Ignorant , wallowing in self pity Moron.

          • Curtisk

            You obviously failed math in the most horrible way…!!!!

          • hearnb

            It does not matter , the point is way to many people should be working instead of getting assistance.

          • TruStJ

            Fail! Whites make up the 65% of the population, 13 black the rest is “Other”. So it makes sense they get more aid and that’s counting that they lump Hispanics in the white category. Iff you live in a town with 98% of the population white it would make sense, they are going to be given the majority of the tickets. Now take all that information there and apply it to violent offenders. Blacks over represented in BOTH categories. Ignoring the facts doesn’t help, and facts don’t change because your feelings are hurt. And iff you really believed what you’re saying then blacks don’t need any help anymore and should be on their own, doing fine!

          • Galactic Beauty

            You’re following me all over the internet lol

            You stated, ‘my feelings are hurt’ Luv I don’t give a rats ass how you perceive me! You are nobody to me which is why you conceal your identity! Stay tough internet Billy Bad Ass…NOT! Lmmfao

            Anywho, the bottom line is whites receive most welfare period regardless AND they have a higher percentage of crime as well which goes under-reported… FACT! For the same crime, whites receive a lighter sentence because it is YOUR justice system! Blacks are at a disadvantage because everything in America is owned by whites! The media will report what they want to you see and believe and most sheeple, like yourself who follow me on the internet) believe it! Black people receive higher rates on loans or are flat out denied even with an EXCELLENT credit score! In regards to employment, I’ve seen this for myself and worked in HR whose makeup is 99.99% white, they will trash ‘black’ names or will NOT hire blacks period except for their quota! That is why the unemployment rate is high in black neighborhoods!!

            What you’re doing is relying on statistics or what you’ve read, heard or seen on the news! This is a racist society and will stop at nothing to push their agenda! You can’t refute any of my experience no matter how hard you try to justify a racist system!

            If Black had a level playing field from education to employment, I GUARANTEE they’d outdo their white cohorts! The ‘system’ knows this which is why they continue to keep blacks at a disadvantage!

            With all these STATS you’re searching the internet for, do me a favor, you neglected to factor in CORPORATE WELFARE!!! Factor in those STATS, then get back to me!

          • IHateEveryone_You’reNotSpecial

            You are truly an idiot. You don’t even realize that in your rant about “sheeple” believing what they hear on the media, you were exactly describing yourself. Nor did you realize that in your accusations of racism in this country, you demonstrated your own racist core by saying that if black people had a level playing field, you GUARANTEE they’d outdo their white cohorts. How can you honestly not realize that if 9/10 people are white, and one is black, and 4 out of those ten get aid, that obviously there will be more white people of those 4 than black people that received aid! You’re literally saying you trust your own personal experience (the experience of one person, maybe a few dozen that you know personally) over “STATS” which are formed from data of thousands of people. How narcissistic can you be to honestly believe that your own personal experience more accurately describes reality than data from the experiences of thousands??

          • jk

            Well put I hate everyone. Most people don’t understand simple math nonetheless statistics

          • TruStJ

            85% of violent offenders in prison are black. Only 10% are there for violence against other races. Thus they are in there because their victim was black.
            If you don’t understand why percentages are important than this is a moot point.
            Corporate “welfare” is an incentive to keep company and jobs from going offshore leaving less jobs here or driving the cost so high you would not be able to buy much with that welfare check.
            Educational level playing field? Like lowered SATS? Check, color quota? check, free tuition? check. What more would you like?
            Affirmative Action has seen to lowering any standard so blacks can pass. It’s to the point they’ll hire a black lifeguard who can’t swim over a white. Businesses even get tax credit to hire blacks. Do you want a black doctor who was a AA hire to work on your loved one, who graduated college because he had a great tan just not the grades or do you want the best? Would you want a mechanic that was an AA hire? Doubtful.
            Stalking? I’ve been on this post, same as you, the only thing following you is your shadow.
            You are a perfect example of what low expectations beget. Good luck with that cranial rectal inversion. Muah!

          • Lori Gluck

            If your experiences in your place of employment makes it fact for the nation then I say my place of employment is in fact the truth of our nation. There are more blacks in top positions where I work then whites. They are hired first, fired last, miss more work and get more raises and promotions. The world does not revolve around you and your place of employment is not the center of the universe. The FACT IS you are a racist, you think everyone owes you because of the color of your skin sick of people that think they deserve special consideration for the color of their skin. NO ONE deserves nothing EARN IT….. And you should be in politics you can twist numbers to fit your purpose as good as any politician

          • jk

            Lori..do u own an NBA TEAM?

          • Lori Gluck

            I sure wish I did but alas I must do actual work for a living no one puts food on my table but me

          • jk

            Of course I was a bit facetious. .yes I work 42 hrs a week FT job and 10 hrs PT.. I am the one feeding me as well… never was unemployed or poor either. College and education does wonders… I work hard so I can enjoy the things in life I like to do. Work is fulfilling to me. Bottom line is employers should have the right to hire most qualified person period regardless of skin colr..religion. .sex.. sexual preferences etc. Unfortunately some companies are required to use affirmative actions…just another way government gets in business owners faces. Why should they dictate who I can/cannot hire at my business? Yes there is still prejudice in the work place. I hire people on their past work history, their ability to learn,their work ethic,their attitude towards coworkers, their attitude at work. Don’t give a damn about the color of their skin

          • Galactic Beauty

            I don’t sit on the internet anonymously chasing people over insignificant issues that don’t impact my life directly therefore this will be my last comment to you and this goes for every comment you left under mine! I have a lot of admirers and you my dear are a stalker! I will make my actions private! Get a life!

          • Galactic Beauty

            Stalker!!!

          • Curtisk

            Actually if you take the minority numbers of blacks to whites the black population far exceeds the whites in food stamp handouts and welfare on either of your numbers.

          • Viv

            You must be living under a Huge molded rock!! Please go and Do your homework thoroughly and go to the Unitedstates Census website & come back with legitimate and factual figures & not ones you made up!!

          • TruStJ

            You can’t teach math to monkeys.

          • Galactic Beauty

            Yep to those albino monkeys…

          • hearnb

            I did not say it was all blacks , I know there are more whites as a percentage nationally so logic dictates more whites than blacks.
            That is irrelevant , I am against Welfare in general , it should be a temporary safety net , not a Career Goal .

          • Scott

            if you break down the recipients by the numbers to the population that statement is not true

          • Facts on Facts
        • xCkraaveKaarmaax3

          Assistance benefits has absolutely NOTHING to do with anything going on in Baltimore…. Nothing at all…. But because this came out of nowhere and it’s entirely irrelevant only proves how racist you are. I pity you and your children if they’re being raised this way.

          • hearnb

            It has everything to do with it , too many people have an entitlement mentality . There is no reason for school the Government sends you a check . They grow up with no desire because they have been treated like pets their entire life. Generational welfare is the cause for the misery .

          • xCkraaveKaarmaax3

            You sound incredibly oblivious. LoL…. We’re talking about the wrongful death of a man and the public’s reaction to it and whether it’s wrong or whatever…. Not general public (which includes EVERY race in this nation) and the assistance they receive…. Once again because it’s brought up unnecessarily makes you wonder what your motive is in the conversation? Racist people always look for excuses after coming off as such. But why is it that we’re discussing something totally different and that’s your first go to?

          • hearnb

            No the thread was about the root causes of the riots , maybe you need to scroll up and find the beginning of the conversation . BTW , it is not clear if it was a wrongful death yet . The only info available is rumors and speculation.

        • Prospectne

          They learn, are taught, to suck off the welfare tit. Some folks have no ambition to rise above it, no goals. Look at Maslows Hirerchy of Needs. Level one.

          • Dave Ottens

            Maslow is immaterial here.

          • Prospectne

            Maslow was the belief behind the welfare subsidies. If you feed, cloth and house them. They will take the next step up…education, family, jobs, goals, ambition. What happened? Hunger is proving to be a better tool to motivate people than feeding them and unlimited free handouts.

          • phearlessphreaks

            That standard (or lack of) does not apply to race. It’s a mentality thing, not a skin-color thing. I know many like that in the mountains, where the vast majority of the population is lily-white.

        • SABCbut

          If they would get off their lazy asses and work instead of demanding everything for free as they do world wide then there would not be a welfare issue.

        • Dave Ottens

          This is the standard “conservative” or “fox” line. The technique was first used in WWII by Goebbels.

          • hearnb

            So intelligent , now if you actually posted something worth responding too , we could have a debate .

        • Jen

          42% of all jobs in this country do not pay enough to cover rent of a 1 br apt + utilities + food + healthcare + basic transportation. If every job in the country were filled, and each able bodied person between 18 – 62 had only 1 job, there would still be over half a million adults without jobs.

          Please tell me what you think should be done about the 42% of jobs that do not pay enough to be self sufficient. Should the people working those jobs get government assistance? Or should those people be allowed to die from exposure, hunger, and treatable diseases?

          Also, less then 2% of the people receiving SNAP are able bodied, below 62, above 18, and not working. Think on that, and the number of people who are a burden on friends and family because they can’t get a job that allows them to be self sufficient, and can’t get government assistance.

          • hearnb

            Do you remember the Welfare reform Republicans forced Clinton to sign in the 90’s . Millions were able to find jobs and make a better life for themselves.
            You are failing to recognize that it is the welfare state that hinders job creation. If you think having people live in High Crimes slums feeding them a few dollars is compassion then you are inhuman.
            BTW where were all the starving , dyeing people before these programs ??? They were working or getting help from private charities that are much more efficient than the Government.

          • Jen

            There are those who die everyday in this country from lack of food, housing, and healthcare. Just because you don’t see the homeless and helpless, does not mean that they are not there. As a case worker for the disabled, I see them every day, and do what I can to help.

            What I want, although I know those on the right violently oppose, is to undo all of Reagan’s economic policies, and gradually increase the minimum wage until it is once again a wage that one can support themselves on. Re-regulating Wall Street, calculating inflation for elderly/disabled on only rent + food + healthcare + utilities + transportation, increasing the minimum wage each year by twice the amount of inflation on actual cost of living, imposing a national curriculum in schools, and making sure that each student has the same access to the same quality of education, from the poorest to the richest, will do much more to address poverty then any tax cuts to the wealthy, or handouts to the working poor.

            Also, charities and private organizations are not more efficient then the government. The government has the lowest overhead per person when dealing with healthcare, and SNAP actually generates more $ in wages and employment from the people that use it then the entire cost, including overhead. Salvation army actually makes a profit on the things donated, and that profit isn’t used to help, it is given to the wealthy owners.

          • hearnb

            OH B.S> all of those services are there for anyone who wants them . The minimum wage really ???? Guess what happens when you raise the minimum wage , the people still have a job that is designed for teenagers and the next day they will still be working a minimum wage job.
            You are to far gone to even mess with , sorry but you have been taught a bunch of crap.

          • Jen

            Those services are there? Really? There are waiting list over 5 years long for emergency housing (which means that you are both disabled and homeless) in most of the country. Disability checks give an average of $900/month if you have no other income, and the cost of living for a single person is $1265. 42% of the jobs in this country would not pay enough t live on your own, even if you worked full time.

            Also, any business that as people working between 11pm Sunday-Thursday to 3pm Monday-Friday does not have teens in those jobs. That means that the people working those hours need to be able to support themselves.

          • Katie Schacht

            I have no idea what you do for a living but it seems clear there is a disconnect between your life-style and the reality Jen is explaining. What Jen describes is accurate, a few simple Google-searches and government articles on poverty in America would confirm it. The middle-class in America is on a sharp decline, that is a statical fact. Furthermore, there are not enough of those management positions and ways to “work your up” to go around to allow everyone, even everyone with the right education, to get the high-paying jobs that allow them to stay in the middle-class bracket. 50 years ago, factory jobs and manufacturing jobs afforded full-time workers enough pay to classify themselves as middle-class: to have a house, a car and a decent existence for their family. Those types of jobs are disappearing (have! disappeared) and hence you see the adult worker begging for the $8/hour job. And before anyone says “well, they should just go out and get an education and get themselves a better job,” please hear me when I say that is easier said than done. I work at a community college – I see those adults “coming back” for their education everyday. I also see the job statistics and see how many Americans, with a 4-year degree, are working at jobs way below their education level because the job market is saturated with degree-holding job applicants. America is going through a time of change and rebirth; taxes, wages and trade-agreements are all being looked at to better understand how we have hurt our working class communities and a new pride in Made-in-America is starting to really take hold in our manufacturing sector. So I guess, in short, all I want to say is that Jen is painting an accurate picture of the state our middle-to-lower SES families and I would encourage all to take a little bit to reflect on that picture before tossing around blame and/or getting fully entrenched in your corners.

          • hearnb

            I know there is poverty in America , we have spent Trillions of $ and created even more of it . It is the lefts attacks on Business and Manufacturing , Support of Illegal Immigrants and all around stupid policies that have created it .

          • laly

            Reasin why people cant live without having two jobs is because they want to luve beyond their means. They want to have what rich people have. And they get credot cards, loans, etc. Thus making their incom insuficient to support themselves. In the USA there should not be poverty! There is a way for everyone to make end meet. I came from a country where people are really racist and flat out will tell you that you did not get a job becauae you are fat, single mother, darker,gay, pregnant, etc. And nothing will hapen to the company rejecting your job application.
            I went to college in my own country paying for it myself and now i am going to college here too.
            I started at my job makinf just enough to supoort my children and myself. Nothing fancy, no new stuff for a while, but we made it. I promoted and made more money with my college was not accepted in USA but i am going to college angain. I think i make decent money considering i am not done with college y. We have means to travel, to give, etc.
            I supervised black people and treated them well, with reapect, dignity, made them feel they matter, gave them opportunities to advance their careers and only a few took advantage of it. The rest wanted thing with no effort. No showing up at work, not being attentive during training, treated our customers poorly and when I brought it to their attention they would bring the race card.
            I could not and still cant understand why is so difficult for some people to gwt motivated to work!??

          • Jen

            All right. Lets do some math.

            Average 1 br apt – $725
            Average utilities for a 1 br apt – $ 95 (Heat, electric)
            Average healthcare cost $85
            Average food cost $220
            Average basic transportation cost $140 (gas + insurance because most of the country does not have public transportation)

            Monthly expenses $1265

            Full time minimum wage before taxes $1160 (40x4x$7.25) After taxes, approximately $975

            Now I admit there are things you can do to lower some of those numbers, like moving further away from the city, so rent would be lower. Problem with that would be your transportation cost would go up. Likewise, you could move closer to work so you don’t need a car, but then rent would go up. You could rely on Ramin for meals to cut your food cost, but then healthcare cost would go up. You could move to a part of the country where cost of living is below average, but that doesn’t solve the problem because it would just be someone else struggling to survive in that first place.

            Now understand that most low wage jobs demand open availability, which means a second job is out of the question. As far as trying with two part time jobs, those are moving to Flex-hours, which means not getting consistent hours, and employers being able to tell you as little as 5 minutes before your shift that you are not needed.

            42% of jobs in this country do not pay enough that even working full time a person could support themselves. Until we change that number, welfare is the only way that these people can survive.

          • fascisthipster

            Well adults shouldn’t be working at jobs made for teenagers that pay minimum wage, and if they are they should work their way up.

          • Jen

            If a business has people working from 11pm Sunday – Thursday to 3pm Monday – Friday those people are not working are not teenagers. Those people still need to be able to support themselves.

            42% of the jobs in this country do not pay enough to support yourself on, even working full time. (Something else teens can’t do) That means only 58% of the jobs are able to support yourself on. 100% of people working can not work their way up into that 58%.

            Don’t you feel good in your entitled existence where you don’t have to worry like that 42%?

          • fascisthipster

            I hear what you are saying. And I wouldn’t call myself entitled. I used to work at Subway… but I got a college education and got a better job. Are you telling me those people can’t find a trade or try to get a better job.

            You know there’s a lot more ills in this world than someone in America working at a fast food restaurant because they don’t want to work harder or find another job. You would literally have to be mentally handicapped to work at minimum wage without a raise for your whole life.

            At walmart cashiers that have been there 10 years make more than $20/hour. Listen, I like Jon Stewart and the Daily show too, but the truth is somewhere in the middle.

          • Jen

            Alright, say you are right, and every person working in those 42% of jobs were able to find something better. Those 42% of jobs will still exist, and those working them will still have the same problem. That is what needs to be dealt with.

            By the way, you are very entitled. You since you got a job that had something to do with your degree, you are in the minority. If you qualified for grants, you are in the minority. You were able to do well at school, and not everyone can. The average minimum wage worker is 27 years old, has an associates degree and over 20K in student loan debt. (Not your high school drop out, or intellectual inferior)

          • fascisthipster

            Really? Well if I am entitled then you are a know-it-all. Where did you get that number that 42% of jobs are minimum wage?

            This is from the pewresearch.org website, “Perhaps surprisingly, not very many people earn minimum wage, and they make up a smaller share of the workforce”

            http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/09/08/who-makes-minimum-wage/

            But besides that, I didn’t get grants to go to school. Nobody said I have no sympathy for that, but I think you’re numbers are wrong. If your numbers were right and 42% of people were on minimum wage and there was evidence to support that those jobs would still exist even if the people had better education, then maybe my mind would change about it. But as it is, I have been in the workforce, and I have looked for a better job, and guess what there are a lot of other jobs out there in my experience AND according to the PEW study I sent above.

          • Jen

            I never said that 42% of jobs were minimum wage. I said that 42% of jobs do not pay a living wage. You can Google that if you like. What that means is that 42% of jobs in this country can not support even just a 1 br apt + utilities for a 1 br apt + food for 1 person + healthcare + transportation without outside help, either from another job, or a roommate, or the government.

            Those jobs in that 42% include: assistant managers, almost all retail positions, janitors, substitute teachers, 34% of college professors, daycare workers, yard keeping services, receptionist in doctor’s offices, and all “unpaid interns”. That 42% does not include any volunteer positions.

          • fascisthipster

            Personally I think it’s an education problem, that so many people have no skills when they turn 18 to give back to society except for cleaning up bathrooms, or flipping burgers. And a societal problem.

            In Japan, they have socialized medicine (and great if I might add I have experienced it a few times), and people live with their parents into their mid 20’s, while they are going to college or working.

            Maybe they should get enough money to pay a living wage. I’m surprised there has been no business that has tried to put together buildings that people can rent a very small place for very cheap for people who want to save up and further their education and become something.

            It’s probably because people choose to just go on the government dime and get section 8 housing etc, stripping them of motivation.

            I don’t know the answer, you very well could be right. But what I have said is a very good possibility as well.

            My father and mother grew up like that, and they worked their butts off, never took a dime from the government and never tried to scam the system. My dad finally has a well paying job after going up the latter and actually my mom makes a living wage now but it took a long time.

            I’m not so convinced of what I am proposing, I am just saying these are the possibilities. I think it’s a more complex issue than what you are saying though.

          • fascisthipster

            I want to add something to my last response just now. What about when you raise the minimum wage, then the price that places sell their products for also go up, isn’t it to some extent all relative?

          • Accountant

            Why isn’t getting a two bedroom apartment with a roommate an option? Granted rent and utility costs increase, but are not doubled. In my area, you can get a one bedroom for $1100, but a two bedroom for $1400. Using those approximate figures, you could probably get a 2 br apartment in that area for around $900. When you split that in half, you’ve lowered your monthly expenses to $990. That doesn’t even include the amount you’d save on utilities by sharing them. Also, your monthly calculation before taxes is incorrect. It should be $1,256.67/per month. With those changes, a prudent person can very sufficiently support themselves.

          • Jen

            Average cost of a 2 bedroom apt is 50% more then a 1 bedroom apt. $725 is the national average.

            As far as why it isn’t an option, well a little thought on that would explain it to you. Not everyone actually knows someone that is looking for a roommate, and moving in with strangers is dangerous. Even if you know someone through work, you can’t guarantee that they would be safe roommates.

            Personal story here: I was homeless for a while years ago, and my coworker was looking for a roommate. I thought it was great, she was very reliable at work, and a nice person. We set up some ground rules between the both of us and found a place. Turns out, I was much safer sleeping in churches durring the day before my shifts and walking around at night on the streets. She would invite her “friends” over, and I woke up with one of them trying to get in my bed. I wasn’t able to break the lease and move out because I didn’t have the money, and my roommate wasn’t the one who tried to assault me. My roommate even said that it didn’t happen so it never made it to trial. Things like this happen all of the time.

            I want to know how you came up with 1,256.67 by putting full time hours times the federal minimum wage times four weeks. 7.25 x 40 x 4 is not 1,256.67. I can check again, but I think your calculator is wrong. Please explain your math.

          • Accountant

            There are 52 weeks in a year.
            Also, I don’t know where you’re living, but a two bedroom apartment does not increase the cost of the apartment by 50%. I didn’t make up the numbers I used. It was based on personal experience looking for apartments.
            And, yes, I did move in with a stranger when I didn’t have enough money to afford a place on my own. I found him on Craigslist. I didn’t decide on living with the first person I found. We interviewed each other and found a good fit. I lived with that stranger for 2 years. So just because you are a bad judge of character, doesn’t mean that finding a roommate isn’t an option for most people.

          • Jen

            People lie, and a short interview can be easily faked. As I said, she was a good employee, always on time, polite, and fun to work with, and always got her work done rather then leaving it for others. We worked together for two years before this. When I finally got out, none of my coworkers could believe it either.

            As far as where I get my numbers, a a quick Google search of average apartment prices across the country, and trying to find places for my clients. Since I work with the disabled, I often have to help them find apartments. Average disability check is $900/month, and there is an over 5 year waiting list for emergency housing in most of the country. (Emergency housing is when you are both disabled and homeless and looking for a subsidized apartment)

          • Zach Robinson

            MRight?m wage jobs were never supposed to be a career. Raising minimum wage means less jobs and higher cost. 99.7% of businesses are small businesses. Raise the wage and a lot of them go out of business because they are no longer profitable. Even less jobs. Do people not be understand the basics of economics??? Let’s break it down. Say minimum wage is $5/hr, and $10/hr is the average skilled trade wage. Now say fuel is $1/gl, and an average meal costs $5 per person. Now double minimum wage. “Yay! I make good money now!” Right? Wrong. What is going to happen to the cost of fuel and food? Jobs where employees make minimum wage, or slightly more. Prices spike in compensation, and jobs are cut. Otherwise the owner doesn’t make a profit. Now $10/hr is equivalent to what $5/hr was six months ago, and substantially more people only make minimum wage, not even enough to live on. What was solved?

          • Jen

            Nationally, whenever minimum wage is increased, the average increase to the total cost of living is less then a third of the increase in minimum wage. Also, although the federal minimum wage has been adjusted more that 26 times since it was implemented, there was only twice that there was a loss of total businesses, reduced hours worked per employee, and total job losses. Odds are not in favor of the paranoia that increased minimum = job losses.

            Increased pay at the bottom increases the demand for goods and services. Increased demand means the company has to employ more people. Increased demand means that price increases also don’t have to be as big to cover the increase in labor cost, because there is more of it being sold.

          • Zach Robinson

            I seriously question the validity of your statements and statistics. What is your source? According to census.gov “The poverty rate for children under 18 fell from 21.8 percent in 2012 to 19.9 percent in 2013. The poverty rate for people aged 18 to 64 was 13.6 percent, while the rate for people aged 65 and older was 9.5 percent. Neither of these poverty rates were statistically different from their 2012 estimates.Sep 16, 2014”. Also, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Among those paid by the hour, 1.5 million earned exactly the prevailing federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. About 1.8 million had wages below the federal minimum. Together, these 3.3 million workers with wages at or below the federal minimum made up 4.3 percent of all hourly paid workers.” I can find no empirical data supporting or discrediting your claims about effects of raising the minimum wage. I will link this though, http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikepatton/2014/11/26/the-facts-on-the-minimum-wage-increase/

      • SABCbut

        They are treated like humans and citizens but still act like savages, we have the same problem in South Africa where they riot and attack and murder foreign blacks and their shops and loot them so it is not an American issue it is a black issue. That is fact not racist in case the bleeding heart liberals want to crucify me. The same has happened in the UK, Europe, Australia and it is always Africans

      • mikinzla

        typical fatuous liberal moron…if you ACT like an animal,,you be treated like one…I bet you have a loooong rap sheet….white trash liberal. How long have you been out?? I bet your fat wife/girl friend knows all the prison protocols.

        • yousuck

          You’re uneducated and misinformed and it is sad to think that someone like you exists in our society.

      • 1G25

        Act like an animal, get treated like an animal.

      • Mike Smith

        Which came first Teri ?? I suspect the acting like an animal came first, notto mention a thief, a drug dealer, burglar and other fine traits. Check the rap-sheet …

      • Chuck Jones

        Keep making excuses for this criminal. You bleeding heart liberals are at the core of this problem.

      • Marc Stinebaugh

        Wow, thanks, Miss Logic.

      • R aitken

        Did Nelson Mandela?

      • FM505

        Total Disconnect…

      • Brigand

        I know many people who have been and don’t, so you really don’t know what your talking about!

      • David Swift

        I believe that should read….when you have been RAISED as an animal you will act like an animal. When you have nothing what so ever to contribute to society…..all you can do is destroy

      • Jim Cleveland

        He was an animal long before the cops got him

      • Kyright

        Don’t be foolish. They have brought all of this on theirselves. No one treats them bad except them.

      • FamousEric

        So the police arrested him 18 times because they felt like it? What a slap in the face to all the black males who keep their nose clean while living in the same environment. The cops in Baltimore are much to busy to follow Freddie Gray around because he’s black when 90% of the city is…..black!

      • Terry Vanderpuke

        animal’s need to be put down

      • Joe Tokoph

        Are you related to honey boo boo?
        Treated like animals? Tell your husband he needs to have a good talk with you.

      • James2

        Take it easy social justice warrior.

      • Dale Morris Russom

        When you act like a wild animal, you get treated like one. Rabid dogs get put in cages.

    • VicBailey

      Animals have NEVER acted so bad! Blame it on cats, they are always torturing something to death. No other animals do such things! Semper Fi.

    • Neo-Conatopianist

      Very Christ like! Nevermind; you’re probably a member of ISIS given your ability to dehumanize those with whom you disagree.

    • LibertarianSocialism

      Advocating the murder of fellow americans, america’s bright new right wing…Whats that do i hear goose stepping. Fascist comment is surprisingly ultra fascist.

    • Rappa’

      wonder if you would’ve said that forty years ago when whites were tearing up black neighborhoods

    • Victor Cooke

      Let’s call out the national guard and give them live ammo for sports riots too!

      http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/16/sports/la-sp-sports-riots-20110617

    • Viv
    • LatinaTropical

      you are acting like an animal. You are the one calling for ammo…a disgrace a total disgrace…

    • You’re right, but Cruz keeps ducking…

    • LinusToo

      Or, if it’s a bunch of whites kids, then a street sweeper will do just fine, right? No need for ammo or the National Guard if e white, right? http://nypost.com/2015/04/05/kentucky-fans-take-out-anger-by-rioting-after-loss-to-wisconsin/

    • Justin Darcy

      The cops are not allowed to dish out vigilante justice…that’s the whole point of our laws and due process. It’s in the constitution…not that it’s that important or anything. Chill out with the live ammo…violence begets violence. Using force to solve problems is always the solution for those who don’t know how to think. Governance requires more than military or police force. You don’t sever peoples’ spines for dealing drugs. This is common sense.

    • Elliott Baker

      So, you want a civil war?

    • Climax

      It will never happen under this administration, instead our tax dollars will build the rioters a new city to burn down in the next riot.

    • alcul8r

      The article was not about the rioting and destruction. It seems to say he deserved what he got. We have laws and rights here.

      He should not have been arrested just for running.
      He deserved to be protected while in custody, not rattled around in a tin can.
      Medical care should not have been withheld or delayed.
      Nobody from the PD has made any attempt to explain or acknowledge the cause of the injuries.

      If you were in his place, would you not want an investigation? I don’t agree with the rioting and destruction, but there was no apparent action without the demonstrations.

    • capos and e chords

      More fires and looting and murder and mayhem on the bmore streets if the police officers are exonerated from the mr . grey incident. more burning of bmore, more stealing more prybars , just the beginning

  • elisabeth thompson

    I remember hearing Charles Manson said this would happen

    • Kari

      Wasn’t Manson trying to do exactly this? Start race wars?

      • Lori Edens

        No he didnt. He said that there will be race wars and that’s why he and the family hid in the desert

  • Ed Woodson

    Of course the blacks are mad. Obviously, one of their main sources of drugs has been removed from the gene pool.

    Additionally, the rioting and looting really has nothing to do with the death of Gray. It simply has to do with the bottom feeders need to Burn and Loot.

    • the truth

      Yeah, dude because only blacks use drugs right. Coooool.

      • Icorps1970

        It appears the majority of the people trying to burn down Baltimore are black. This is not racist, its just a fact. The blacks are obviously just looking for a reason to riot. After all they have “fearless leader” in the White House to tell them he “understands”. This is all part of a divide and conquer strategy by the gov’t. The death of this career criminal had nothing to do with his skin color. It had to do with his persistent criminal behavior. I wonder how many black on black killings there were in Baltimore in the last 3 weeks?

      • BigGaySteve

        They deal and steal drugs. Don’t get mad that instead of going on a crack attack, Willey Nelson grows his own pot and doesn’t bother anyone while high.

    • Becky

      I see plenty of white trailer trash using drugs. He probably sold to your mother.

      • Lori Edens

        Trailer trash in that hood? You are either young and stupid or just stupid.

        • Becky

          No you are stupid, i saw you buy some from my cousin and then went back to your trailer.

          • birdbrain2

            So you admit that your cousin is a piece of crap drug dealer preying on the children. Shows that you are no better than scum.

          • Becky

            I admit that your crack whore mother just brought some high as a kite in her trailer

          • birdbrain2

            Oh Becky Becky you and you alone are the crack whore and just for your info my mother has been dead for a number of years and she was real close to 90 years old. Now someone like you who is a stupid crack whore probably was whelped from a dog and you are probably still on the tit. So you nasty ass crack whore go peddle yourself on the street as you have been doing. People like you should not breathe human air.

      • BigGaySteve

        So you figured out the part of who sells drugs by yourself?

      • rockinout4ever

        LOL

    • HettieLee

      The Blacks? Did you really type that? That’s wrong on so many levels that I can’t. I just can’t even explain to you how idiotic and biased that made you appear. As a Baltimore resident let me just explain something to you. I do not agree with rioting nor violence to get a message across. His rap sheet is what it is. However, it does not validate his death nor does it negate responsibility to those who inflicted the injury that resulted in his death. The people who started the rioting were youth. They have under-developed brains and like all of us in our youth, an inflated ego and disregard for consequence to their actions. Does this make it alright? No. But it does not define a generation or a city. So, please go back to your cozy couch and watch Fox news in peace. But keep your racism and stupidity there. With you. On the couch. In your house.

      • karen520

        I agree and I watch Fox News, I like to hear both. Sides of the story like it used to be. I sit on my couch,in my house.Not every one is a racists or stupid.I hold myself above all that.i was taught better.there is good and bad in everyone.i think a lot of problems is in the government they haven’t told us,black and white,the true history.only the history that helps their agenda.

      • Laura Casey Schoen

        Why is it racist to say the color of your skin? They are black — are they not? And we are white. I have no problem with being called white. Why is it so bad to be called black?

        • Poco424

          Ms. Lee is obviously college educ….brainwashed.
          Additionally, how ironic is her statement concerning under-developed brains and inflated egos? LOL

          • Laura Casey Schoen

            Thats gonna be the “go too” excuse…. that is was all kids and their underdeveloped brains. BS !!! It was an ADULT in the MBjr case that Yelled “burn this MF’er down”…. Im sure there were ALOT of kids involved in the looting & destroying of the city in Baltimore, but PLEASE dont try an offer ” their just kids” excuse!!

          • sol

            Wow. Please refrain from posting until you learn the difference between they’re , their & there. As well as too, to, & two. Thanks.

          • Laura Casey Schoen

            BIG FU*KING DEAL. AS IF THAT MATTERS IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS. ASSHAT!

          • Ken Steiger

            Your usage was correct, anyway. Maybe she is the one who doesn’t know the difference…

          • Prospectne

            Yes! A civilized discussion or debate shows respect. Name calling, racial slurs, disrespectful uncivilized illiterates contribute nothing but anger to the discussion.

          • Peanut fan

            Please explain the incorrect usage you saw.

          • Shannon Kay

            Actually she used their and there correctly.

          • Lori Gluck

            you are some what stupid are you not? she used all three forms of there/their/they’re and they were all used properly so I do believe it is you that should refrain from posting until you learn proper usage!

          • Cole

            But ALOT is not a word

          • Lori Gluck

            just your way of not facing the issues in this article focus on making fun of typing errors instead of the issue at hand. But hmmm don’t see Sol condemning her use of ALOT but now that you have taught your grammar usage for the day how about if you focus on the topic of this story which was about a thug that should have been in prison not on the streets. How is it some one with his arrest record was not in prison instead of being arrested for the third time in this year? Can’t comment intelligently on that so your going to give grammar lessons instead?

          • Wayne

            sol, I we guess we will not be hearing from you on here!

          • conlawartist

            Ah the vilification of the educated. Anti-intellectualism runs rampant on the right these days. It’s upsetting that a rational conservative party from which the likes of William F. Buckley sprang – his faults notwithstanding – is now so populated with bigots, racists and the willfully ignorant.

          • Poco424

            Artist,
            You obviously are not speaking from experience or are one of those without the intelligence to know that you have been propagandized.
            Higher education has changed so much since the time I started college. It used to be a search for the truth and has developed into a tool for propagandists and those making use of the stupidity of those like Artist here.
            Goebbels was a master of taking advantage of those like you. He would have felt quite at home on the modern day university campus. He would have found that his lessons were well learned by the left found there.

          • conlawartist

            You mention Goebbels, yet you seem to be in league with commenters who hope to make this a genetic issue.

            While in school, I read an eclectic collection of authors from Annette Lareau to Charles Murray – all controversial in their own way, because this is a controversial issue – and all of them attempt to deal with the cultural and racial divide via data, regression analysis, and dialogue.

            The mass of students are not spoon-fed opinions. I was not encouraged to think one way or another. My close friends ranged from social democrats to anarcho libertarians and yet we were all able to reach conclusions to further the discussion. We rarely had consensus, but we had the tools for thought. This was facilitated, not stymied, by the modern day educational system.

            At times, poor strains of thought arise from academia – like the modern day hysteria of sexual assault on campus which seems to aim to reverse the American legal code of innocent until proven guilty, or the recent farce of microaggressions, but these are simply an outgrowth of being given the opportunity to form an opinion – without constraints. And I was free to argue against them – I was not detained, nor prevented from action by campus gestapo.

            Fascism involves the negation of free speech. I was and am free to speak my mind.

            I understand that you need an enemy, and it seems that you go in for conspiracy to find one.

            Have you read The Paranoid Style in American Politics? It’s a nice breakdown of the groupthink and poorly-concealed narcissism that leads to conspiratorial thoughts – like equating institutions of higher education to Nazi propaganda.

          • Poco424

            Your soliloquy proves my point.
            If one is told he is smart and allowed the means to prove it to himself, he will believe it to the exclusion of all contradictory evidence.

          • conlawartist

            Bravo. Eloquence in brevity.

          • Ken Steiger

            You don’t even realize that Poco is DISAGREEING WITH YOU!!!!!

          • conlawartist

            Oh Ken, dear, sweet, gentle, Ken. You’re out of you’re league here buddy.

          • Melissa Poe

            funny….how ppl assume all the people rioting are black….good little sheep believing what the media shows you….well hate to break it to you but the “whites” are looting too….

          • Ken Steiger

            What the hell are you TALKING about???? What has “the right” got to do with ANY of this???????????????????????????????????????????????

        • T Sol

          I’m more of a caramel color haha 😛 But the day we start trying to solve these issues as more of a sociological/psychological issue then maybe we can fix it.

          • Laura Casey Schoen

            agreed TSol

          • DrJennySueNY

            Actually its more of a personal responsibility issue.

          • BigGaySteve

            Evolution did not stop at the neck I humans, its a genetic issue. Asians evolved under the same conditions as YT

        • Mitch

          It’s more that by the way he said “the blacks” he made it sound inclusive of them all, whereas it’s a minority of people that are being violent.

          If there was a 2000 person demonstration with mostly white people, and they stated rioting, would that be “the whites” that were mad?

          At least “the blacks” riot over something important. I’ve only ever seen “the whites” riot over sports games.

          • Laura Casey Schoen

            a group of whites have no problem being called white. its an observation of the color of your skin, not an ethnicity. YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM. Rioting should NEVER be an option…. regardless of your SKIN COLOR

          • K. Mike Kearnes

            Well if you watch the videos, every single person rioting is black. that’s not racist, it’s the truth.

          • Melissa Poe

            funny….how ppl assume all the people rioting are black….good little sheep believing what the media shows you….well hate to break it to you but the “whites” are looting too….

          • Anon

            But rioting and looting are two different things? Sure looting usually happens during a riot. but still it is not rioting. If people stated that only black people were looting then your point would be valid. But in this case it is not.

          • Melissa Poe

            riot:a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons,as by a crowd protesting against another group, a government policy,etc., in the streets.
            2.
            Law. a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons acting together in a disrupting and tumultuous manner in carrying out their private purposes.
            3.
            violent or wild disorder or confusion…….so you’re going to sit there and justify white folks looting???…they go hand in hand….my point is very valid….nice try!

          • Melissa Poe

            mind you they are rioting over another unjust death….white supremacy is suffocating us but instead of focusing on that…you focus on how wildly im swinging my fist while being suffocated…..

          • mceltix2000

            If we are sticking with the “suffocating” analogy: You deserve to be suffocated if you burn down a city, riot, and loot. I have no sympathy for you, and I hope the next victim is you. Stop the race based cheerleading. Stop making excuses for some people, because they have the same skintone that you do.

          • Melissa Poe

            considering ive never looted,burned a city or rioted im going to dismiss your evil comment i know you couldnt help it…nor do i expect you to understand what the analogy implies… i dont want your damned sympathy….as for hoping the next victim is me .for you to even wish something like that on someone you know nothing about just shows how evil your heart is. those words will now bring your own demise

          • Michael Garcia

            Those are the Mexicans

          • dan

            Mitch, no disrespect but you are a Hypocrite. You went from chastising Laura for generalizing straight to generalizing yourself! Do you not see you are as guilty as her?

        • BigGaySteve

          PC is a war on noticing. A year before the Boston marathon moslems made the news 3 gay male neighbors of theirs got beheaded, but it was not until afterwards that anyone put moslems-behead-gays together.

        • Tom

          I’m actually brown

          • Laura Casey Schoen

            so calling you black would be offensive — even though Im assuming some members of your family are dark enough to be considered black. I mean I may keep a tan, but Im still technically white…..so why is being called black so offensive??

          • Tom

            Would you call an Indian man who is blacker than a black person black? So no matter the race if your skin is dark your black or is it just African decent Americans that are considered black?

          • Laura Casey Schoen

            the term african american is another issue entirely. and no I wouldnt call an indian man black, i would probably just call him an indian. that still does not answer the question why calling someone black is so offensive?? there are whites, and blacks, and asians, and indians, there are NO AFRICAN AMERICANS…… if you were BORN HERE, RAISED HERE, YOU ARE ONLY — AN AMERICAN. NO OTHER RACE goes by Asian- American, Irish- American, Chinese- American, IF YOU WERE BORN HERE — YOU ARE SIMPLY AMERICAN….. regardless of your skin color!

          • Tom

            That’s why I said African decent Americans… And why don’t we refer to Asians as yellow or Irish as red.. Just no need to categorize someone as a color when there not the color you are describing them

          • Laura Casey Schoen

            ok, so blacks dont want to be called black. you dont want to be called the N word, you AGREE you are NOT african-american, SO WHAT SHOULD WE CALL YOU? and again, my questions remains….. WHY is it offensive to be called black? if we dont mind being called white, indians have been polled when the RED sox were given so much crap about the word RED — and they didnt care, I’ve never seen YELLOW skin, and IRISH people might have RED hair but definately white skin, so why exactly is a color so offensive???

        • black is not anyone’s sin color and white isn’t yours

          • Laura Casey Schoen

            black is a skin color. so is white. granted there may be SHADES of black & white, but make no mistake, there IS black skin and there IS white skin. SO, if your skin does not resemble a color….. then how do you describe it?

          • Mine is dark brown

          • Laura Casey Schoen

            actually I am white. Well, maybe ivory, which is a shade of white. Therefore, if you dont want to be called black, Im assuming you’re a shade of black. Either way, its a color and its an adjective. So my question remains, WHY is it SO BAD to be called black? And by the way, I dont agree that you are “african american” either. IF you were born in American, You are an American – only. Sure you might have african ancestors……just as I have English and Irish ancestors, but I was born here, therefore I am an American. A SOUTHERN WHITE FEMALE AMERICAN and PROUD of my heritage as much as you are of yours, but I dont classify myself as an “Irish American”………Im simply and completely AMERICAN

      • ed

        Under- developed black brains

      • Whatever

        Please tell us how we should refer to “persons of color”, because it seems we never get it right. As to Mr. Gray, the best way to not get a beat down is to not get arrested. Avoid the cops, don’t jump into the pool with them. I have very mixed feelings about police and the treatment of those they arrest. While I strongly agree that (unless a suspect is fighting with law enforcement) everyone should be safe when in custody, a part of me thinks that if you act like a criminal, especially a violent one you invite the treatment you get for the most part. Check this out http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Man-Assaulted-by-Deputies-Settles-for-650000-300815531.html

        • sol

          Avoid the cops? Clearly you’ve never been black. It’s not an issue of avoidance. Some law enforcement as well as everyday citizens look to blacks as suspects – no more, no less. Try walking a mile in someone else’s shoes. You wouldn’t make it a block.

          • Laura Casey Schoen

            The dude was a serial drug dealer and was running from the cops when he was taken down by the cops. get a real job and stop using the color of your skin as an excuse.

          • DJay

            I’m black and have never once been arrested or had a run in with the cops. Have YOU ever had a run in with the cops? How often do they come up to you on the side of the street and say “Hey you I don’t know you but because you are black we will be arresting you”? Honestly how many times has that happened to you? Because it’s never once happened to me or anyone I know.

          • OmegaNITRO

            Why would a racist cop EXPLAIN to you they’re racially profiling and arresting you before doing it?

          • michelemotormouth

            I’m white, middle aged, and I avoid the cops like the plague, I don’t trust them at all, ‘specially the OKC ones.

          • Poco424

            Sol, You might want to check out the statistics pertaining to crime when it comes to blacks. I think you will find in them the reason everyday citizens as well as law enforcement (who deal with them on a daily basis) look at blacks the way they do.
            If blacks were comporting themselves in a civilized manner they would be perceived in much the same manner as we look at orientals who are, almost exclusively, law abiding and hard working.

          • OmegaNITRO

            LMAO, no they aren’t. If you believe Orientals or white people are all just hardworking and law abiding and don’t have people that do drugs and commit crimes just like every other community, I’ve got a great bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

          • Poco424

            You obviously have proof of an error on my part. Please, present it here.

          • Poco424

            You aren’t really that stupid, are you? You might want to consult the statistics concerning these claims and reassess.

          • Leroy Hall

            and some blacks look upon all whites as being racist, or even as being pure white. Racism and ignorance is wrong. Period. Race baiting is wrong, period. Rioting is wrong as well, after all, why would you want to destroy your neighborhood, your neighbor’s stores, your city? And before you tell me to try walking in your shoes, try walking in mine. I am of Japanese, Cherokee and Crow descent and I look white. I have felt the racism from whites, blacks, Asians, and from Natives. You do not see me or others like me rioting and destroying our neighborhoods. Someone really needs a reality check. I suspect it may be the mayor of Baltimore.

          • rockinout4ever

            “Clearly you’ve never been black” I giggled, I’m sorry but I did.

          • mceltix2000

            Well, I’ve never committed a felony, nor am I behind on child support… But then again — you probably guessed I was white by the profile icon….

          • Jay Bee

            So what does being behind on child support have to do with being not being black? Before I draw my conclusion I’d rather you explain…. At what point do we just consider you racist and conclude the conversation? Your bias is obvious, but again, i will reserve my judgement pending your explanation, but at this point id dare not attempt to change your mind, racist, biased, or just plain white… This argument solves none of the problems, so at best its entertainment.

          • rockinout4ever

            Still gave me a laugh this morning. I woke up drunk and damn it was good. You’re all dandy sir

          • rockinout4ever

            I seen it. Still, best comment this week haha

        • OmegaNITRO

          Because… only colored people are upset over this, huh?

          “Police injustice and brutality? Ah, who cares, it’s the colored people’s problem”.

        • Tom

          Selling vicodin or weed is one thing, but this guy didn’t have any violence related crimes

      • gregorianchant

        Never mistake realism for racism.

        • HettieLee

          Look, anyone with two working brain cells left knows the phrase ‘the blacks’ is implying they are separate and is archaic as they are called African Americans. I never hear Caucasians saying “The Whites.” And yes, I happen to be Caucasian. In response to Laura Casey Schoen: it is not an excuse, it is a fact. It is our job as humans and adults to help them see this is NOT the answer. Stop trying to go through my response and imply I negated their actions by saying they are youth with defining characteristics that I referred we ALL have, regardless of race, in our youth.

          • gregorianchant

            Say what?

          • Dark_Space

            I demand to be called Scottish-Finnish-Greek-American even though my ancestors have been in this country since before it was a country. None of my ancestors are from the Caucus region, and my skin tone is not white – I’m grossly offended by your generalization referring me as Caucasian or White.

            /sarcasm

          • Ken Steiger

            Liberal bullshit. The people rioting are “black” deal with it. You can’t say colored, you can’t say negro, you can’t say black. how about “The lovely wonderful African American community in Baltimore is burning down businesses that they need”. Will that do it for ya?

          • HettieLee

            I’m so done with this feed. The absence of intelligence is making my brain cry. I can’t even deal. Carry on with your judgments of “the blacks”, Baltimore, and us libtards….

          • mceltix2000

            “The blacks” is a category. We could call black people “Shmerfrups” and it’s the same thing. It’s not offensive, it’s categorization. You don’t like it? Find a new species, that’s how humans identify things. We’re not 41st century ethereal beings of perfection. We have our limitations.

          • HettieLee

            You’re an idiot, catch fire.

      • JDnATX

        Spot on!!

      • rockinout4ever

        Europeans make fun of people that try to call their black people “african americans”…just sayin’. European black people prefer to be called black…so it’s not racist, it’s a description

      • Phyllis Seager

        I was going to say pretty much the same thing. Did he belong in prison? Yes! Did he deserve to have his spinal column fractured while in police custody? Oh no! Not at all. Until people ,yes people, not blacks, not whites, not Mexicans or Asians, people learn to respect human life again we will see this over and over. Before y’all go ballistic on me, those people burning and looting Baltimore, don’t give 2 Whits about Grey. They are criminals, just the same as he is. And I believe the vast majority of police are good and conscientious, but you don’t hear about them. Those officers hurt while trying to regain control and protect citizens and property, were probably the good ones. So congratulations all of you out of area activists that show up to fan the flames and burn down someone else’s town, you succeeded again. And if anyone is curious, I am white, middle class, middle American. Oh and its not nice to disrespect the National Guard, there over there in hell fighting just like the marines, etc, etc etc.

        • mceltix2000

          Operative term: Police custody. The police shouldn’t be obligated to treat everyone they arrest with kit gloves. IF you find yourself under arrest, it may threaten your life. Stop doing things to get yourself arrested.

          • JasonJoyner

            Like crossing the street and running like Grey? Neither of which is illegal by the way. The officers had no legitimate reason to stop him. No matter what his past, it is irrelevant to this.

          • Phyllis Seager

            And with that, I can agree wholeheartedly!

      • Kevin

        Are you honestly saying that calling someone black is racist? If I called a black friend an African American he’d laugh in my face. On and on the extensive rap sheet, I agree, none of those crimes deserve the death penalty, but don’t you’d think you’d be a little more on your guard when dealing with a multi-multi felon like this? What a terrible drug dealer he must have been…how was he even a free man???

      • Ken Steiger

        How is life along “The River Denial”?

      • Bay0Wulf

        This is ridiculous … the guy had a Rap Sheet as Long as My Arm. He WAS KNOWN by the police. He obviously had SEVERAL Dealings with the police. He didn’t get hurt or die in DOZENS of altercations. Maybe this time he DID get handled too roughly. Maybe the Officers need to be investigated. THIS GUY however was ASKING for this.

        Lets see … the most recent riots and unrest were fomented, created and acted upon by people who were mostly Blacks. If this were not true, people would not make such statements. The concept of; if it walks like a duck … applies.

        This is like saying that there’s all kinds of “peaceful Muslims” so to call Muslims in general bad is wrong. NO. If the “Peaceful…” did ANYTHING to stop the OTHER Muslims then MAYBE we’d stop painting them all with the same brush.

        The SAME thing applies here. Black Communities cry about the way their Black Communities are falling apart … are being torn apart. At the same time they scream when the Policemen try to clean up their neighborhoods by ANY means. They don’t want the LAW to do it but THEY won’t do it either. In this case its a Black Community Problem … one THEY helped to create.

        The fuzzy-wuzzy term of Afro-American is hypocritical crap as there is not and never has been a country called Africa. Most blacks around the World do NOT consider themselves African ANYTHING.

      • Jazmar

        ?? I was a teenager once, I have children who are teenagers, my family of 9 kids – we were all teenagers once, and they all have children who were / are teenagers – I, they, we have been brought up to respect people, other’s property and control our actions!! It is idiotic beliefs that ENABLE this kind of behavior, instead of calling these vandals/ thugs/ gang members out for WHAT THEY ACTUALLY ARE – you are making excuses. THEIR Inept behavior and how they handle themselves is inexcusable. And your excuse for supporting their sorry idiocy is inexcusable. Did anyone think that maybe F Gray was just dragging his feet and slumping to make himself be more “dead weight” (and I do not mean that as a pun) & harder for the cops to take him away? I have seen actors in cop shows do this, I have family who are police officers and have dealt with people who make it as hard as possible to be taken into custody. Now I do not know the circumstances and it has been said that the timeliness of medical care once it was realized he was medically in trouble surely affected the outcome, but to judge the actual dragging of Gray slumped over and feet outstretched being carried under each arm by 2 PO’s – I do not think that is fair to make a blanket opinion that they were wrong in doing that. As I said – a criminal does not always go pleasantly.

      • Karen

        Unfortunately, it will define the city just as Ferguson “defined” St. Louis. Disregard for consequences usually involve risks to the self, not endangering/victimizing others. This is lawlessness. This was not a “victimless” crime. The city’s reputation is in shambles and the Mayor is a dishonor and discredit to the city who PAYS her salary.

      • myfeethurt

        So it is important for these kids to maintain their first amendment, but you tell Ed he is not deserving of the same? I think that is…….oppression.

    • Louis

      Being a black Marine Corp veteran, father, and husband, I’d love to know why you feel the need to generalize and make such a cowardly statement. I disagree with the riots, but not nearly as much as I disagree with a bigot like you. You are a coward, and a prejudice bigot.

      • Ed Woodson

        I'[m sure that you’re all of the above. Seems I stepped on a nerve with the truth.

        Have a nice day.

        • Louis

          You stepped on the nerve with ignorance!

          The truth is that these rioters, mostly kids aren’t the only problem, it’s actually people like yourself.

          So the next time you want to generalize, you should look in a mirror and at what’s really being said and not make an ignorant, cowardly statement!

          (Because we all know you would never say that to a black man’s face in reality, which makes you a coward)

          I really don’t care how your day goes!

          • Ed Woodson

            N0t at all people like me. It’s people, such as you, who condone the activities of people like Freddie Gray. And, while drugs aren’t an exclusive black issue, drug use, sales and drug violence permeate the black community.
            Your problem is that the Marine Corp taught you to not think for yourself. You’re as much a part of the problem as Freddie Gray. Maybe even more so.

            The truth is the truth and you’re simply unable to deal with it.

            Now, quit making yourself look stupid, if that’s possible.

            Again, have a nice day. And, I hope that, maybe, you’re smart enough to know when to stop typing or close your mouth.

          • Louis

            And again! In your ignorance of a BLACK community which you don’t live in nor visit frequently, you actually have no clue other than watching BET.

            You don’t know what the Marines taught me but I know thing, you Are a coward so you’d never be have the courage to have the freedom to actually back what you say!!

            You must be uneducated since you believe drugs and sales don’t permeate every community, yet the prosecution of drugs and offenders does permeate minority communities exclusively!

            So you’re unpatriotic, a bigot, a coward, AND uneducated!! Wow that’s one for the books.

            Ignorant people like you are the ones who don’t realize white kids love to riot also.

            I love how you say what the Marines teach has anything to do with Freddie Grey, and it’s funny because I believe he choose the life he choose and police and death come with that!!

            Whites blacks or whoever lets the media dictate their feelings are the problem!! Talk about thinking for yourself.

            But you! An ignorant, unintelligent, bigot coward, should probably play in traffic..

  • Vernon E Cole

    Curious, how many of those arrest had convictions to go with them? The reason I ask is because some of them are just months apart and make it appear that no time was served.

    • Connie

      They probably haven’t gone to court yet.

      • Pamela Drath Dent

        Good reply, Connie. He broke the law faster than the courts can keep up with.

    • EQ4ALL

      They probably use a “quota system” for prison sentences , like Obama and his henchman holder are promoting…

      • Pamela Drath Dent

        Over crowded prisons. The have to push them out faster so they can make room for more.

    • Bill Adams

      Probably some of them are bogus arrests, but he was still a criminal, no matter what happen to his chord. I read someplace where the article said that Freddie Gray maybe did it to himself so the cops would have to stop the van to check on him. That’s when he would try to get away, but the joke was on him.

      • Pamela Drath Dent

        Not bogus charges. He committed his crimes faster than the courts could keep up with.

        • Bill Adams

          How do you know some weren’t trumped up. It happens all the time.

    • Pamela Drath Dent

      That’s what happens when someone breaks the law faster that the courts can keep up with. His court appointed lawyers had their hands full with this peach.

  • Fed up with all this……….

    Obama will continue to allow this so that he can declare Marshal Law. Under martial law, Obama can effectively eliminate all opposition to his administration. Under martial law, Obama can eliminate all media opposition to his presidency. Additionally, under martial law, Obama can remain in power, perhaps indefinitely. The pattern for the implementation of martial law follows three very distinct stages. Read for yourself.

    http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/10/11/the-three-stages-of-us-martial-law/

    • AZ_skier1

      It’s the Alinsky way.

    • Bill Adams

      I agree. You can blame all this on Obummer because he keeps letting this happen until soon he can take control of a country THAT ISN’T HIS TO TAKE! I don’t think that he even really won the election; his high-end thug buddies made sure that he got in. I wonder what Michele did to help him get elected.

  • Not Anonymous

    Another Treyvon!

    • Lori Edens

      What!?

    • Pamela Drath Dent

      Both angels clearly misunderstood. Is that what you mean?

  • Just_realistic

    Just an observation … of the last XX number of riots in the US where looting has been prevalent, why is it that it appear that it is only black individuals present? The media dogma tells us that it is only the anglo/caucasian man against the black lives … but in Baltimore it appears it is everyone for themselves – and especially if you are of a given minority then you have a more given right to loot, damage and violate your own in protest of a single instance of allegedly the same. Who in their right mind does not see the total wrong in this mind set?? ANYONE and EVERYONE who thinks the violent heathens in Baltimore should not be held accountable are just as guilty and are right up there with Hanoi Jane!

    • EQ4ALL

      Start with blaming the mayor! She gave them permission!

      • MsbossLady Taylor

        How so? Please explain

      • Pamela Drath Dent

        No, start with Freddy Gray! He put himself in harms way every time he participated in his “profession”! The Mayor’s fault? NOT!

        • OmegaNITRO

          Sure, blame the dead guy that got brutally murdered by police for his own murder.

          They were justified, right? He sold drugs! That gave them every right to break his spine in 3 places and beat him to death!

          • Becky

            Exactly

          • OmegaNITRO

            Yeah…. no.

          • trblem8r

            If he didn’t run it would not of happened.

          • OmegaNITRO

            I think you got your cases mixed up there buddy. He ran from them while he was in custody? Straighten out your stock police justifications before you respond next time.

          • BigGaySteve

            He managed to survive all his other arrests. I guess like Garner you should try not to get arrested over 30 times.

          • OmegaNITRO

            True. Police should also try not to murder people.

            Y’know, since we’re getting down to the point of all this and all.

    • tamalam
    • John Knowlton

      Because those are the only ones that they show on TV.

    • Pamela Drath Dent

      AGREE 100%

    • Mitch

      The last number of XX riots in the US have been because of excessive police force causing the death of African Americans, so it stands to reason, that they’re the ones out in full force protesting it.

      The only riots I’ve seen where Caucasians in North America over the last few years that I’ve seen, have been when sports teams have lost.

      At least one group has a good reason.

      • OmegaNITRO

        Oh, and JoePa getting fired.

      • Lori Gluck

        The media only makes a big deal out of white cops killing “insert what ever word you want people with dark brown skin called” fact is all color mixes white cops-white criminal, dark brown skin cop – dark brown skin criminal, dark brown skin cop – white criminal……..are occurring on a daily basis but the media knows only the white-dark brown skin mix causes riots and civil unrest so they make it appear that it’s the only police shootings that happen. Saddest thing is ……. they fall for it and riot burn down their own towns, to prove WHAT?

  • Paul MacKay

    So he had never committed a violent crime then. Well there is a burglary charge near the end but by that point he may have been charged with that if he had borrowed a friends car or locked himself out of a house. 22 non violent crimes.

    • Logan M. Aicher

      Second degree assault…I’m pretty sure that’s a violent crime

    • John McMickle

      “So he had never committed a violent crime then.”

      You better read the list again he was charged with 2nd Degree Assault once in September 2013 and again in March 2015.

      • Bill Adams

        George Zimmerman did too violent crimes, didn’t he.

    • Tina Stewart

      Aren’t there a couple of assaults up there the two lists confuse me the dates don’t match up on all of them seems a little like propaganda.

    • Carmen Allen

      In my mind, distribution is a violent crime.. It’s a slow way of committing murder.. Just sayin

    • Marianne Sandy

      Exactly. It shows the need to end this war on drugs. But not according to the facist republican statist on this page. Apparently, it is okay for he police to murder. Constitutional rights? What are they? Republicans are the biggest racist and hypocrites.

      • Pamela Drath Dent

        And the Democrats are pure of heart? Give me a break. You’re just as bad as the racists who pit black against white by pitting Democrats against Republicans, Marianne. And you’re labeling the police as murderers before all the facts are out or by what you’ve read. Convicting them of murder, now all you have to do is sentence them.You’re a one woman justice system.. Blame can be placed everywhere, but the biggest share of blame falls securely on Freddie Gray’s shoulders. He placed himself in harm’s way by the life he lead and paid the price.

    • Pamela Drath Dent

      He was a little angel so misunderstood, He committed 22 crimes trying to knock the halo off.

  • John McMickle

    He must have been in prison from July 2008 to April 2012, there is no way he went that long without being arrested.

    • Tina Stewart

      Yeah and he managed to get arrested more than 20 more times in the other 3 years but did no time. That is amazing clearly he meant more to the state out pay them fines and court costs. The dates on the two lists don’t match up, how many times was he arrested?

      • Pitbull friend

        Exactly, it doesn’t match and the police said they knew him. What was really going on? If the cops were dirty and didn’t want him to talk about some crimes it would make sense.

    • Marilyn Eustice Halcomb

      I thought the exact same thing!

  • Derek Contreras.

    JUST BECAUSE HE HAS A RAP SHEET DOESN’T MEAN HE DESERVED TO DIE AN INHUMANE WAY. THEY’RE RIOTING FOR PROPER HUMAN RIGHTS. STFU ABOUT CRIMINALIZING.

    • Jay Pancost

      Rioting for proper human rights…now that’s funny.

    • Francis Lang Jr

      Your funny.. He had a rap sheet, and if he did what the good officer said.. he’d probably still be alive. I don’t care who you are, you cannot disrespect the police or their jobs. These people have just proven who they really are. Thugs and criminals, destroying other peoples property for their own gain. In the other part of the city, they have a peaceful protest, and all is well. Look at it for what it is..

    • Sally Becker

      How do you know he died inhumanely? Was an autopsy done & what EXACTLY was the COD? Did he have a prior illness/injury that contributed to the COD? What did HE do to bring on so many cops in one incident? He DISRESPECTED the cops but that is never mentioned. An officer is taught is about aggressive people. They have the authority to detain – not arrest, but detain people when people act aggressively. An aggressive act against a police officer can be something as simple as a STEP TOWARD the officer, or being disrespectful by not complying when an officer asks for an ID or any other simple question. Neutralizing a situation is another way of gaining control by an officer when coming upon more than one person & this can be done by simply handcuffing EVERYONE before asking questions – this makes for a safe situation for EVERYONE. If EVERYONE would think about & gain a little knowledge on what it takes to become a police officer they would realize what a tough job it is especially in the larger cities. Police officers do have a passion for what they do and the BEST thing we, as citizens can do is to show ALOT of RESPECT and understanding for what they do.
      As far as the rap sheet goes and all those charges, it can take a long time before a person goes to trial. There can be any numerous reasons for delaying a trial, like motions brought before the court etc. A good attorney can delay a trial for years and that is sometimes just good strategy especially in criminal cases.

      • Joe T.

        I think when your spine is nearly severed and your larynx crushed in police custody, and they admit it happened in their custody, we can say your death was inhumane pretty definitively.

        • Lori Edens

          I don’t think that most people are disputing his injuries and that it was too forceful… however your missing the real point!!! If he didn’t break the law, resist, run, he’d still be here!! He wouldn’t resist, he wouldn’t have to run … get the point or is it lost on you??

    • Carmen Allen

      They are rioting because they take any excuse at hand to steal & destroy. All this crap takes away from the people that want real justice and change.

    • Vanessa Avery

      for that big of a rep sheet, he should have been in prison

  • BOOM

    What a guy… Baltimore deserves everything Baltimore is getting. The police and anyone left in Baltimore with an once of common sense… need to pack up and leave Baltimore to the useless slime balls like that wonderful racist mayor

  • jwood1952

    And these are just the items he was caught at…..Imagine all the lives he has helped to destroy, without a moments care for any of them. And I’m also sure all these arrests were smooth sailing, no problems that he created for the cops at all.

  • Jorgld

    What happened prior to Mr. Gray’s arrest is irrelevant to the issue at hand. The issue at hand is the relationship between law enforcement officers and citizens. The reason Mr. Gray was detained by police was because he tried to run away after he saw a police officer approach him. Yes, he was later found to have a switchblade on him, and yes, he did have arrest records prior to is detainment, however, what Mr. Gray’s intentions may have been at the time of his detainment we can never know. What we can do is try and understand why Mr. Gray behaved the way he did when he encountered the officer. Based on the evidence at hand, it would seem likely that Mr. Gray probably felt that had he met the officer directly, he would have faced severe harassment due to his many prior arrests, as such, he probably felt it would be better to avoid confrontation rather than meet up with an officer and risk harassment. Yes Mr. Gray’s behavior was inappropriate for the situation, but it highlights just how much trust in law enforcement has eroded over the years. And the response by the officer only further worsened the issue by sending the message that law enforcement officers are people to be afraid of rather than people to trust.

  • Peter L Marzullo

    I said two days ago when there were “peaceful demonstrations” and “demonstrators” who were then given free reign to exercise their free speech and freedom of expression by vandalizing and damaging public and private property. That’s not exercising their 1st A rights,it called criminal behavior and committing a crime in all 50 states. That Mayor of Baltimore is an incompetent fool at best and at worst she is complicit in aiding and abetting these criminals and their behavior,IMO.

  • Alan

    It’s a hard knock thug life with that record of arrests.

  • Ryan StJohn

    remove “burglary” and “stolen property” and it’s a massive list of victimless crimes

    • Joe Bowden

      We could also remove “Ryan” and “StJohn” then we wouldn’t have had to see such an ignorant comment.

    • Ed Woodson

      If you’ve ever seen the Baby of a Mother addicted to Crack, Cocaine or Heroin, you’ll truly understand that there is no such thing as “a victimless crime”.

    • Rhoda smith

      unless of course someone died from the drugs he sold to them?

  • Tina Stewart

    How many arrests in what a little over 7 years? 40 is what i count cause the dates don’t match up on all of them. Seems to me this young man should have been in jail after the first one or two. Hell, this may be propaganda, maybe the dates were suppose to match. Either way I believe they should show military force and wipe out whom ever is rioting burning or otherwise destroying Baltimore. It is bad enough dealing with foreign terrorists without dealing with local terrorists. We can not keep keeping every hell bent and determined thug, no matter HOW much their drug money feeds the court system and local government. Call a PURGE and go in and wipe out these people and maybe it won’t happen again. One things for sure done enough and IT WON”T HAPPEN AGAIN!!

  • Tina Stewart

    Forgot, they’ll be using tax dollars to rebuild and tax dollars for the trials of the few arrested for, what vandalism? There has to be punishment that matches the crime. Lots of people will lose their lives, some had nothing to do with any of this, in Baltimore even though they will keep breathing. Businesses, jobs, homes gone, no matter the out come, life as they knew it, over. That is truly horrid!

  • dunkonyerhed

    Can we just buy Australia and ship all the law breakers and liberals overseas? Let ’em have at it. I want my country back.

    • Hank Andrews

      Lol Australia used to be a penal colony.

      • mongeau

        I’m thinking that was the point

    • TDUB

      “Your” country was founded by law breakers and liberals.

      • Pamela Drath Dent

        Founded by law breakers and liberals?? What are you talking about and where do you get your facts to make such an idiotic statement. Is that why we have so many people from other countries trying to come to the USA?? And if we’re founded by law breakers, what are other countries founded on? Halo wearing angels??

        • Poco424

          Pamela,
          I’m afraid he is right. Those that started and participated in the revolution that started this country were indeed law breakers. Had the revolution failed they would have been hanged for their actions.
          Having said that, those men also gave us a constitution that is being trod upon by those we elect to represent us.
          So, it seems that those of us in the middle are taken advantage of by both those politicians who see us only as a source of personal wealth and power and those, the looters and rioters, who see us as being oppressors.
          In Baltimore they elected a mayor who, instead of protecting the lives and property of her constituents, gave free rein to those who wanted to take what they wanted and destroy what was left.
          See how it all works? And, being a liberal city, I have no doubt that she could run again and get re-elected. Obama did.

        • TDUB

          Historical fact. This country, USA, was founded by a group of people seceding from British rule…aka breaking the law and making them liberal at the same time. Go back to school ma’am, you clearly need it.

    • Vern Herrst

      No not Australia send them back to the Congo

  • Ric Cotter

    People, people, people. ..!
    We are taking the bait for the militarization of police so” THEY ” whomever they are or want to be. Will have legal reason to forcefully control the population of us, the people In an unconstitutional and inhumane manner just for starters.
    WE, the People, must bond together as a whole HUMAN RACE as fellow Citizens &neighbors to one another By seeing thru the lies and decent. To stand up and take back our country and to Keep what’s left Of our freedoms.
    Not everybody can agree on everything all the time. There’s a solution to them that’ll work for US ,US,all. But for now, don’t listen to news media and what they report on. Thwyre, pretty much told what to report on anyhow. And for goodness sakes. Learn to be colorblind.! !! We each should have the same qual rights. Except for extreme and unusual circumstance. SUCH AS BOLDLY COMMITTING TREASON To US,the PEOPLE Of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
    …and now I’m a terrorist for posting this. .lol if it ever last to be seen or read.

    • EQ4ALL

      I don’t agree with EVERYTHING you said, but you’re on the right track! Especially about color blindness! Works BOTH ways!

      • george

        Racism is something that you are NOT born with .. it is TAUGHT! I do see that with the young men & women NOW it is becoming less and less of an issue. The ‘N’ word, ‘Black’, Asian, was NEVER taught in my home .. and I am so very proud of my children .. they are in the generation where racism is not taught .. Everyone is EQUAL ! there is only 1 thing that we are all responsible for .. CHOICE !

        • Bill Adams

          I disagree. I think racism is just as bad as it ever was. Some folks are just learning to hide it a little better.

          • Deane Cooper

            You are wanting to find racism if that’s what you think. Searching it out in every nuance and word. It’s that mindset that will ultimately undo any good brought about since the fifties. Let that stuff go man. All that does is compound a problem that was so much worse in decades past. Judge not lest ye be judged. Do something positive about it instead of complaining for complaints sake.

          • Bill Adams

            Honestly, i think it’s time for me to stop the charade. I’ve been posting here as a person exactly the opposite of the way i feel. I did it initially because i thought it might be interesting to see how people reacted to my posts.
            Now i feel a little sorry for doing that. Truly, i think that Freddie Gray’s story is just one in a long line of Freddie Gray stories, publicized or not. Making sure that the “perp” is dead is the perfect way to end the story. He has no way of speaking for himself and telling his side… a real plus for the officers involved. Who is there to oppose them? It’s their word against whose?
            This kind of stuff really makes me angry, and the power and speed of social media exacerbates the situation even more. I suspect that this is just the beginning of a long hard slog toward social and economic equality in this country. What really bothers me is that all the effort made will be for nothing. I know; i’m a real optimist.

          • Prospectne

            Many low class ghetto rat gangster blacks bring it on themselves. They won’t speak civilized English, pants down on knees, always walk down the middle of streets, not sidewalk, honor and glorify the “hood”, they are loud with all vile talk, uncivilized, pee in public, hold their crotches, breed like feral cats, don’t hold any value of family or moral values. Don’t raise their ghetto rat welfare kids, don’t pay child support, don’t respect education, goals or ambition. They abuse Section 8, DHS, Medicaid, SSI, bridge cards and blame white people they don’t succeed.

          • Bill Adams

            I think you’ve done it! You’ve used just about every stereotype in the book here. You’ve obviously been trained well. Please don’t have any children…

          • Prospectne

            I deal with this insanity in the inner city every day. Welfare Ghetto Rats!

          • Bill Adams

            Everybody’s got to blame somebody, i guess.

        • Poco424

          I have to agree with your statement that racism is taught. But taught by whom?
          Before going into the army I had never in my life met a black. I was aware of their presumed plight growing up in the 60’s and was highly sympathetic.
          Once I entered the army I did what I could to associate with them and become allied with what I saw as their cause. But instead I was taught, not by whites but by those same blacks, to segregate myself from them. I was taught that they could be violent for no reason whatsoever and, even though you thought they were friends, they would turn on you in an instant. All these things I was taught through injurious experience.
          Upon entering college I tried to put all that personal experience behind me but that education was reinforced over and over.
          Yeah, I agree, racism is taught.

    • greg

      Ric you state that the police are acting in an unconstitutional and inhumane manner? I must point out, the Constitution gives every American the right to “PEACEFULLY Assemble” please show me the peace?

      • prairiefire

        And your recipe to deal with all the drug pushers would be? Free needles? I mourn any death but that has only been a catalyst for the ignorant and poor to loot and focus on anything else than their lost and sad lives to which they return after the clean up. And who will be left towing the line when they’re all back to slinging and bitching. Those same Officers you’re so quick to generalize as a whole and in the same breath demand we not do the same for those simply “standing up against the man”. So rob, loot and pillage
        on your way to a free country… you’ll simply be left holding the match.

    • Anthony Michael Spizzirro

      How are people suppose to be colorblind when it seems like a big majority African Americans are not. Anytime one of them die by a white cop there will always be some kind of question if it was racially motivated. If a black cop kills a white man there is no investigation because then that would just look wrong, you cant win. We get it the African American race has been oppressed but things have only gotten better and by doing this you only set yourself back. However your look it this will only continue.

      • Ric Cotter

        Well maybe so. But I’d be willing to backup so we can move forward equally as a whole group.
        People need to let go and try something new. Not an easy task.. but what feels right might be right even if its not in your favor at the moment. Just a thought.

      • OmegaNITRO

        Yeah, it’s REAL easy to preach that when it’s not your neighborhoods that have police cracking down on citizens like they’re an occupying force, when your schools and public facilities aren’t money starved and run down, when your neighbors or family aren’t getting gunned down by police.

        • Poco424

          And who’s fault is that? I know you want to blame it on anyone but yourself but the onus is on you. Start cleaning up your acts and being personally responsible and things will radically change for you over time.

          • OmegaNITRO

            That’s cute. First off, it’s not about me WANTING to blame it on anyone. We’re not even talking about me. It’s easy to say ‘it’s your own fault, take responsibility’ as if that simple retort is the answer to a complex problem of impoverished and disenfranchised communities, ones in which law enforcement is constantly aimed at them.

            That rah-rah about cleaning up your act may work for someone in your situation, but you clearly have no idea what it’s like to be in theirs. But you deign to know what will radically change that situation?

            Laughable. There’s way more at play here than just ‘oh, why don’t they just go get a real job’. Educate yourself and stop being a ignorant, judgmental moron with no idea of what life is like outside your own limited worldview.

          • Poco424

            Now who’s making assumptions!
            Not talking about you? Yeah, right. Your posts make you sound like you would be right in there looting and burning with the crowd of thugs.
            I always hear you guys blame others for your problems but I have yet to hear a single one of you take responsibility for your plight. I’ll tell you the reason for that. Those that do and will take responsibility for themselves have, by this time, pulled themselves out of the situations they find themselves in. We see those stories all the time.
            Too bad you don’t seem able to do that. You must be one of the ones who is willing to sit on his or her prat and complain, whine and, if given the chance, loot like hell.

          • OmegaNITRO

            Hilarious. No real counterpoint, so you just fallback on attacking me personally, huh? Typical.

            Oh noes, a person is actually showing compassion and understanding for impoverished people and disagrees with police brutality. They must be a whining uneducated thug!

            Please. The world must be such a scary place to you when everyone with a different opinion than you is a monster. For every story about people who pulled themselves out of a bad situation there’s hundreds of people who tried just as hard and weren’t so lucky. But you wouldn’t know anything about those stories, obviously.

            As for me, LOL, you couldn’t be further off. You don’t know the first thing about me. Other than I can see that silly “If they took responsibility” bullcrap for exactly what it is. If I were to fail, I’d have no one to blame but myself. But then, I’ve had people able and willing to help me develop into an educated and capable adult with the tools to create opportunities for myself, in a multitude of ways.

            Not everybody is that fortunate. Unlike you, I can SEE that. So you can either open your eyes to reality or go back to your fairytale land of unicorns and rainbows where all somebody has to do to get ahead and out of poverty is take responsibility for themselves and don’t need things like knowledge, education, money, security, a stable environment, or decent opportunities.

            Go take your idiocy back to your warm and sheltered life insulated by FOX propaganda and thinly veiled racism, clearly you’re not ready to see the world for what’s real.

            The vast majority of protests in Baltimore that took place over this were entirely peaceful. But you wouldn’t know about that, would you?

            Next time you want to be racist, grow some balls about it and say what you mean. I don’t know who ‘you guys’ are.

            Not that it’ll make what you say any less garbage.

          • Poco424

            “(A) person is actually showing compassion”. Yeah, compassion. Actually you are showing me and everyone here how positively ludicrous you are. You blame this on the same cops that those you voted for put in their places to do the job of curbing the violent tendencies of their constituency.

            As for knowing who and what you are, I think everyone who reads your posts knows you don’t have the mental wherewithal to think past the end of your nose. If you actually believe what you post people probably think of you as a mouthy young punk that thinks he or she knows everything but proves personal stupidity every time you open your mouth. As least that is what your posts show.
            You are the kind of person who, if you are white, voted for Obama to show everyone and to prove to yourself that you are not a racist. Then, even after Obama showing you what he was, you are the type that voted for him again and to hell with consequences.
            But most of all, you are the worst type of racist there is. You are the kind that looks down on people with dark skin and believe they need your help. You are the kind that believes they can’t do it without you. You are the kind of person that is largely responsible for the plight of the black neighborhoods now. In short, you are a liberal who thinks with his heart instead of his brain. One need do no more than to read the second paragraph of your last post to see that. You are stupidly liberal (but I repeat myself).
            You are probably a democrat voter. You complain about the state of the country but it is the liberals who have been in charge since the 60’s. They are the ones who are bringing in illegals that take the jobs that those you purport to care for could have had. From what I have been able to ascertain the black unemployment rate in Baltimore is around twice that of whites (thank you liberals) and the median income in that city is half that of the rest of the state. And, Baltimore hasn’t had a conservative mayor or a white mayor (other than Nancy Peloci’s father and brother) in decades upon decades.
            Those like you are the ones responsible for the plight of these people and you keep putting politicians in office to do the same over and over. You fail to see that these politicians who need a permanent underclass and a cadre of people as stupid as you to keep them in their jobs. They lie to you like Sharpton and Jackson and you eat it up. All the while these politicians and race hustlers are getting rich from the spoils. What fools you are.
            Ever hear that old saw about doing the same thing? That’s about you, genius.

    • Pamela Drath Dent

      Are you implying that 911 was a staged event? I hope I’m misreading your last few statements. We are entitled to peaceful demonstrations…keyword…PEACEFUL. Not rioting, looting putting law enforcement, and others in danger. The police are not there to act in an unconstitutional and inhumane manner. The people that are acting that way, are the rioters and looters. And by “people”, I’m being kind by calling them that.

      • Llewellyn cobb

        I knew when Obama got elected (I voted for him !) That it could mean a show down between white people and black people. White and black are simply different as is a cat and a dog, and that is not ment to be a racial statement. Like Japanese and Mexicans are different and separate peoples. Many races of people and with the black folks it seems that they have a group of thugs that simply get arrested by the white cops more than any other race of people. I mean there are people; (The Thugs) who come from miles around to rob and steal. In every town the “Thugs” are around. Of course no one wants to believe they really are your neighbors and mine.. They are from out of town but really there right next door.

      • Ric Cotter

        no I didn’t mean that 9/11 was staged as in not real. I meant that it was maybe, let to happen . maybe I’m wrong But too many things took place to say we were blindsided on that day.
        I think it was set up or staged to take place And let happen.
        And no, the rioters took the bait. The inhumane part may be what’s to come from these event’s. And we accept it because of. .. just a theory.

    • Poco424

      Ric,
      Rest assured, you are no terrorist for posting this. You are just stupid. They can tell the difference.

  • Yeah, the drug war is yet another way society perpetuates inequality.

  • EQ4ALL

    Why was he even out of prison?? Does Baltimore sentence to prison based on a “quota system”??

  • Angela Ball

    How could he have gotten away with all that… there’s no way he was able to have a danger narcotic charges like so many times and not do major time beside 4 years or so…

    • Pamela Drath Dent

      He obviously committed those crimes faster than the courts could keep up with!

  • petesomebody

    He got got.

  • palintologist

    No matter what his record, no one deserves to be in police van with six cops and come out with a spinal cord severed 80%.

    That said, Freddie’s twin sister, Fredericka (!) told national media the rioters burning and looting have nothing to do with standing up for her brother. This is just another anarchists’ rally funded by Soros and the rest of his lunatic fringe, with the Obama’s main goal to come out with a nationalized police force.

  • Codgewife2

    Now today mommy will come out and tell us all just what a good boy he was…

    • warpmine

      Just another business entrepreneur being kept down by the “man”.

  • warpmine

    Looks like another “kid” that had turned his life around. Now wonder Baltimore erupted in flames, they took away the source of coke.

  • Earl Turner

    Stereotypes exist for a reason.

  • Herman Vogel

    Narco Thug meets his end and all of a sudden he’s a “Hero” WOW, I can still remember when Dope only existed in the shadows,,,and the streets were safer and you could walk home along and actually Get There in one piece. Time to rid our society of street dope. It is NOT the corruption, violence or money that makes it so bad,,,it is what it does to PEOPLE. Legalizing it will NEVER solve anything but make it worse.

  • george

    Mr. Gray, First and foremost .. this IS NOT about your color .. this is an individual and has nothing to do with RACE ! As we can see .. you were certainly a troubled man. Dysfunctional at it’s best. Do you have a rap sheet ? Yes, yes you do .. did you NOT comply with a lawful order given by the police? Yes, yes you did NOT .. if you could have only seen that the path you were walking was a path to prison or death. Continually you rolled the dice .. thinking probably that you were going to score & score big .. if you could have only seen the dice were fixed and stopped playing. Did anyone in the entire world who knows about your unfortunate destiny agree with the ‘end of story’ in your life? No, no I don’t believe that ‘death’ was wished upon you … if only there were that magical ‘crystal ball’ that we could all see our future .. would you have been able to honestly say? I’m giving my life to my maker, trusting in him that only he and he alone could pave another path for me…only ‘IF’ … RIP…

  • Bill Adams

    Why does this stuff always happen in slums and ghettos, and with the blacks (never us) always settng fiers and looting. We all live in the same country but it seems like we don’t. They want to start trouble in our country and steal from our country and quick run back to their country. Except, guess what… we all just live in one country, so were just forced to live with them all the time. They think they can away with it better because of Obummer sitting in the WH. An AMERICAN president wouldn’t put up with this. Like someone else said, I want my country back!

    • thetruth

      Lol, you know why, but its cool, there will be lots of fire in hell. No discrimination and racial profiling. Then we will see who the real deal are l ok l. Because we all know white people are perfect.

  • GLB

    They’re not rioting over this thugs death nor more than they did over Brown’s death…It’s just an excuse to riot, loot, damage and destroy property … black people in general have a mob mentality. all they need is a excuse

    • Bill Adams

      Yup. That’s why we have to pay taxpayer $$$ to keep them under control. They think different than us, so they need to be watched. You know these riots are all pre-planned by the NAACP, just like in Furgison.

  • joi moore

    You white folks are so damn stupid! Thats why this country is so hated. Who cares about his arrest record! You have no idea, one thing for sure, would you survive as a black in this country??? I would put my one year salary to see one of you survive a year as a black lol. Then lets see your arrest record.

    • Nicole

      He is a repeat offender, why wouldn’t his arrest record be a factor? This man, regardless of race should have been put away a long time ago. Just because a person is black, doesn’t mean they are destined to be a drug dealer or a career criminal. That’s bull. Anyone can rise above the circumstances they were born into. You get out of life what you put into it, and if this man was too lazy to get an education and a real job, then it is that person’s own choice and that person has to live with the consequences of those choices. Regardless of race, age, sex…etc. So stop posting this crap about race, and that he sold drugs to survive as a black man. Its an ignorant statement to make considering your president is black, bet he didn’t sell drugs or rob people at any point in his life.

      • Poco424

        Nicole, Maybe Obama didn’t sell them but he sure as hell used them.

    • Pam

      So joi moore, you are saying if you are black there are no other options than being a criminal? Come on, that’s just plain stupid!

      • Mitch

        Do you know the statistics from the area Freddy Gray came? there’s a good chance that those were his options. 50+% unemployment. 30% of the under 50% employed travel 45+ minutes > to go to work.

        So yeah Pam, that is the only choice for a lot of people. Be glad you weren’t born there. That’s the only real difference between them and you.

        • Poco424

          And, I’ll just bet, Mitch, that you voted for Obama, didn’t you?
          Obama voters have only themselves to blame.

        • calypsodancler

          Keep trying BITCH

        • Pam

          No, Mitch, that isn’t the only real difference between them and me. I grew up dirt poor, decided I didn’t like it and did something about it. We had to move to have the job opportunities we needed. We didn’t have to become criminals to succeed.

    • calypsodancler

      I’ll pony up my years salary to see any form of respect, self or otherwise from any of you blacks

  • HarryTheCat

    Just one more reason to never, ever go to Baltimore. Just surround the place with chain link and razor wire, and rename it “Baltimore Federal Thug Preserve”.

  • Adam Csernay

    That poor baby! He was a good boy! Those white people are so mean!

  • askthechef1

    What are the convictions. I only see arrrest. Why?

  • nobocan

    So this explains the Rioting. All those children of Obama will not get their drugs……Makes sense.. Did you all see the video running around Facebook of that Mother whacking her son up the side of the head?? Child Protective Services will be paying her a visit soon I have no doubts.. You know Wild Animals are even smart enough not to soil their own Den

  • DD

    The idea that people are rioting “over this guy” shows an extreme lack of understanding of what is going on and why people do what they do.

    The guy’s record is mostly comprised of selling/having drugs. If he was Merck and in bed with government, he’s be a millionaire. But instead he’s thrown around in police cars on a regular basis.

  • Lilith

    What sucks is that Bmore is actually a cool city with lots of great historical sites and cultural attractions like museums and whatnot. I lived in Mongtomery County but I liked Baltimore too. Nearby Ellicott City is a great place to visit as well. :sigh: What a shame.

  • Gary Knapp

    Nothing invested, nothing to lose is how I would describe the people burning, looting, rioting. We see the same thing during every riot, sometimes the people are different. During the Rodney King riots in LA all the races were behaving like thieves. Next we’ll be hearing from community leaders about how businesses should invest and rebuild the area. The problem is theft is an ongoing cost of business in these areas, it’s the main reason goods cost more there. We have courts to resolve the issues the protestors are complaining about. This street violence perpetuates negative views toward these groups. That doesn’t seem to make sense. It didn’t to Dr. King, who preached peace.

  • pattie

    So does this mean he deserved to die. I’m sure your not perfect?

  • Neo-Conatopianist

    Yep; Those look worthy of being considered capital offenses. (eye roll)

  • Neo-Conatopianist

    How many convictions? Just because your charged with everything under the sun doesn’t make you guilty of the charges unless innocent before proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt only applies to white kids (consumers) with wealthy parents.

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  • DS

    He shouldn’t have died, but why was he still free?

  • Obama

    They just exterminate all of them. The world would be a better place for all of us.

  • Julius EkaMan Rowe

    Am i the only one confused on how did he catch this many distribution charges without going to prision

  • Les Luethmers

    Saved the taxpayers a lot of money

  • Victoria Dawn Matlock

    Wow his rap sheet speaks for it’s self wow Baltimore Maryland Wake up he’s a felon you just fucked you wonder city for wow

  • Percy Valley

    WOW! with a rap sheet like that,he must of passed in court here in Canada! We are having one hell of a field day,today, because people have lost respect for each other and we have raised little princes and princesses who BELIEVE only in me,myself and I.What probably started as a peaceful demonstration evolved into this mayham because of some wanna-bes.PlEASE don’t put everyone in the same basket,on the videos we see people turning and walking away from the riots.Just to make it clear, I am a native americain from Canada letting you know you are not alone.The whole of north America is having the same problem. Still those who caused the damage should be put to work rebuilding and repairing all the damage,NOT sent to jail where WE will be paying. My thoughts are with you.

  • Bob

    The White House, Mr. Obama, sent representatives to the funeral. He also call the Maryland govenor and Baltimre mayor nd requested that thjey show restraint. This is the same person who has opened our boarders and devistated the econmy. Americasns elected him TWICE. With the aid of communist like Soros they plan to rig the 2016 election. thanks democrats

  • Whatever

    What the heck? The news shows hundreds of people standing on street corners just milling around. Who are they, why are they there and don’t they have anything better to do? Go home or help with the clean up, but don’t stand around waiting for darkness to fall. My favorite video is of the Mom smacking her kid upside the head and chasing him home. Good for her!

    • Poco424

      They are the paid Obama voters. Today they have a reason to get out of bed before noon. Rioting, looting and mayhem. All worthwhile reasons for rising early to these folks who are the recipients of your tax dollars.

  • JR

    I do NOT care if he is a drug dealer, as I believe every person over the age of consent should have the right to put what ever they desire to in their body, even to their own detriment. I dont see any violent crimes in that list, and servile of them were for POT so not really taking that to seriously. And ALL of that aside, the cops have no right to play judge jury and executioner….thats why we HAVE JUDGES, JURIES AND EXECUTIONERS!!!!!

    • Laura Casey Schoen

      if a judge and/or jury had done their jobs, a serial drug dealer ( and it was heroin for the most part ) would not have been free to roam the streets, continue to sell his poison, and have his life taken ( while unfortunate ) because he ran from the cops. if you run, they will take you down, and in my belief, they are justified to apprehend you with whatever force necessary.

      • JR

        you are part of the problem

        • Laura Casey Schoen

          Explain to me why and how I am part of the problem??

  • Eric Allison

    They be missin theys drugs bro! Sumbuddys gotta make the supply y’all!

  • gregorianchant

    But, he was a “goot” boy!

  • Shanny

    Another pointless protest….

  • DrJennySueNY

    Arrests are meaningless. How many times was he convicted?

    • calypsodancler

      The amount of times the thug was arrested speaks volumes about the kind of lifestyle he CHOSE

  • Mitch

    In this thread: Middle/upper class white people condemning people who are far less well off then they are.

    What does his prior record have to do with how the police treated him, and the numerous other cases of what’s happened in the last years.

    Nobody would be rioting if the police did their job properly. The man would still be alive, and locked up, and the streets of Baltimore would be no different than before. Jail killer cops, and let’s have some justice.

    • Laura Casey Schoen

      How about jailing the serial drug dealers, who are released over and over again only to continue to sell crap to their communities? If the dude wasnt out selling drugs, had been convicted and sent away, or if he didnt run from the police when questioned, he would still be alive. Crappy choices in life will leave you with a crappy ending.

      • Poco424

        Laura, You are trying to argue with a fence post. It will just bounce off.
        To understand what you are saying one would have to be able to have adequate mental processes. He is obviously an Obama voter and that should tell you everything.
        Just a waste of key strokes.

        • Laura Casey Schoen

          touche’

  • Terrell “TJ” Jackson

    All of ya’ll sound just as ridiculous as this freakin post that Brooke so happen to point out. It wouldnt matter what color he is/was. Nobody deserves to die in such a way that he did, regardless of his rap sheet. And anyone who thinks otherwise is no more worthy of such judgement than the me. So while yall go back and forth feeding into this dumb ass post, think about what you’re doing to contribute to change on how #LIVESMATTER.

    • Wiggle D

      I wonder how he impacted the lives of these people he distributed and sold drugs to? These narcotics will drive people to dark lengths. Who knows, Maybe he did deserve it? Either way, he was no saint and no stranger to the men in blue. I can waste no pity on him

  • mckemper

    I guess these have become capital offenses, the punishment meted out by the cop on the beat. What a country! And what a great journalistic coup. Never let it be said that Brooke Bosca knows how to spin.

  • Bill

    Who cares! Their all animals. Let them burn their own town down. I don’t visit it…

    • Bill

      They’re *

    • Mitch

      I look forward to the day the system comes crashing down, and people such as you aren’t tolerated anymore.

      You want to know the real difference between you and these “animals”

      the zip code they were born in.

      • Laura Casey Schoen

        ooooo so its where they were born thats the problem, or is it the color of their skin, or that the cops are trying to be executioners, which is it?? pick one, so that “the blacks” carry no weight of responsibility…..

      • Poco424

        Mitch, old boy. You should probably not yearn for that system crashing. That will leave you more vulnerable to those that view you as the enemy than you are now.
        I’m continually amazed at the shortsightedness of people like you. Apparently, you are unaware that, while you may be an ally or member of your chosen group at the present time, that scenario can change in an instant by virtue of rhetoric, color or any number of other reasons.
        To make it simpler, just think about how stupid you are, then, using the appropriate extrapolation, apply that to the group think of the crowd and you will see your vulnerability.
        But then, that logic is beyond your mental prowess, isn’t it?

      • calypsodancler

        I think you misspelled your name BITCH

  • Carly Williams

    Your arrest record doesn’t justify murder.

    • Laura Casey Schoen

      NO, but your arrest record does justify the cops questioning you and it also justifies the cops to chase after you when you run. If you are injured in the “take down”… then that is unfortunate. If the guy had been sentenced to jail time and been rehabilitated, maybe being a serial heroin dealer wouldnt have been his undoing.

      • OmegaNITRO

        His undoing was cops breaking his spine in 3 different places.

        Cops are not legally allowed to do that.

        Pay more attention to the facts instead of trying to justify things, please.

        • Laura Casey Schoen

          I’ve never read that his spine was broken in 3 places. He was up when arrested and got in the back of the van on his own accord, however, I did read that they had to stop the van he was in twice to detain him and put him in leg restraints, due to him being “combative”. Wonder if it was all the heroin in his system making him “combative” or do you think the cops just decided…. ” hey lets break his back” — yeah, that’ll be cool”………….. doubtful !

        • calypsodancler

          Share with the rest of us the press release indicating the cops broke his neck..what? no proof???? Until we see the facts you are just another liberal cop hating idiot.

          • OmegaNITRO

            Or, you know, someone who can draw a logical conclusion. Person goes into bandwagon with police officers alive in cuffs… person comes out dead with a crushed throat and broken neck… I guess he beat himself to death? And you call ME an idiot? It is to laugh.

            It’s funny how people like you that can’t think for themselves throw around ‘liberal’ like it’s an insult. It’s also amusing how you call anyone that criticizes police misconduct a cop hater (you don’t even know what it means to hate police). I’m actually neither of those things, but believe as you like. Hopefully you don’t contribute to making the situation worse before you get your head out your butt.

          • calypsodancler

            what you dont think its possible that a lifetime loser like thgis clown could possibly hatch a plan to get a big payday and it doesn’t work out the way he planned? FEK OFF Mindless moron

          • OmegaNITRO

            LOL, it must be nice to be stupid enough to believe your own made up bullcrap.

            The irony of you calling ME mindless is hilarious.

          • calypsodancler

            As far as cop hater, I have ABSOLUTELY no reason to hate cops, my sister was a cop.. I do not have enough of the “white guilt” that is required to even consider hating cops..whats YOUR excuse asswipe?

  • Jim Bishop

    bo is an uninformed sheeple. He reads the liberal line and has never held a real job I am sure.

  • William Poynter Jr.

    The REAL QUESTION is , with an arrest record like this individual had, WHY THE HELLWASN’T HE IN PRISON A LOOOOONG TIME AGO ????

  • Jilllouise

    Seems like a respectable member of society to me………….Not.

    • OmegaNITRO

      Seems like somebody who deserved to die by the hands of the people charged to protect and serve the public.

      Not.

      • Jilllouise

        I never said he deserved to die. BUT, sometimes you get what you deserve!

        • OmegaNITRO

          So, you never said he deserved to die until you just did.

          • Jilllouise

            I didn’t say he deserved to die. I said sometimes you get what you deserve. I bet you would think differently if he sold drugs to someone you care about.

      • Wiggle D

        This ‘man’ (loosely) clearly had no interest in protecting and serving his own people by distributing and possessing drugs. He clearly is no stranger to the men in uniform. Maybe he did, maybe he didn’t deserve it. That’s not my call, but you are a damn fool to give this person any sympathy

        • OmegaNITRO

          That’s not your call either. If you buy into the nonsense that being on the wrong side of the law somehow made him any less of a human being, then you’re the damn fool.

          • Wiggle D

            It’s one thing to make a mistake or two. This ‘man’ clearly has no interest in cleaning up his act, so why should they treat him as one. Have you ever considered what damages he has done to his hometown by stealing property, possessing and distributing drugs?

  • Ratsnerife

    How many times was he convicted?

  • Allen

    His prior crimes don’t matter. He was placed in a van with shackles on and not strapped in. Which means that he was slammed so hard into some part of the van that it broke his neck and severed his spinal cord. That isn’t right. American citizens have the right of presumed innocence. The police violated his civil and constitutional rights. That said, the behavior of some of the protestors is horrible and wrong. I condemn their acts of violence but I understand their outrage. And remember this is just the first time the Maryland police got caught giving someone a “rough ride”. It for sure isn’t the first time it has happened.

    • Laura Casey Schoen

      you dont KNOW that they “slammed” him into part of the van that broke his neck. You dont KNOW that he was given a rough ride. And his crimes DO matter because HE RAN from the police, and he was a serial heroin dealer….if he would have been a law abiding citizen…. he wouldnt have to be questioned, chased, or continually arrested.

  • Lucy R

    His record does not justify that he died the way he did. what is wrong with this world…so because he had a criminal record he deserved what happened? eiyiyiyiyi….

    • calypsodancler

      Choke on your white guilt

  • Richard P. Hargrave

    You I will probably never understand why people get mad and start tearing up their own stuff what is this proving ❓ I know what it’s proving absolutely nothing ❗ So get mad and destroy your own town ❗ What you don’t realize is you are showing how much you use your brain and by the looks of it you are not ❗ So go ahead and you guy’s show destroy your community ❗

  • guest.

    Also, The rioting is just absurd. How do they plan to get justice for this mans murder when they are stealing shoes, booze and pills….. It’s just making it worse on themselves. and making them look even worse.

  • rockinout4ever

    Another one! We got another one! “He’s such a good kid”

  • donna426

    Why wasn’t this guy thrown in jail and the key thrown away?

  • Roger York

    This is another prime example of a THUG CULTURE idiolizing a THUG!!

  • buddy

    So with that kinda record. Of being in Jail. I’m thinking we are mad at the wrong people. Shouldn’t everyone be mad at the judges. that didn’t lock him away in prison.?

  • Shadia M Acosta-Cantor

    This is repulsive, are you frkn kidding me

  • calypsodancler

    And now Ferguson is fighting to reclaim their “Riot Cred” from Baltimore

  • Tom

    I don’t see any violent crimes on his arrest record, but anyway I think the problem was parenting, usually with a parent or guardian in your life who is pushing you to do the right thing wouldn’t have allowed you to be arrested 20 times. I’m just going to assume he probably didn’t have the right people around him….but anyway his arrest history has nothing to do with not getting the proper medical attention when he needed it which eventually led to his death

    • Laura Casey Schoen

      selling heroin should be considered a violent crime. look what it does to the people who get hooked on that garbage. Im not justifing the cops “breaking his neck” on PURPOSE –if thats what happened, but it is VERY UNLIKELY that there was malious intent by the cops. there is always more to the story, and blaming cops each and every time, when it very well could have been that the dude was so high from his heroin that he hurt himself or at least contributed to his injuries due to his combative nature. There are bad cops, but blaming the cops each time a drug dealer, or a thief, or a criminal dies is just not reasonable. These people were in police custody because they committed a crime. If you choose to break the law, sometimes you will suffer the consequences. If the dude was not a serial heroin user and dealer, he would never have a problem with the police. ALL LIVES MATTER. NOT JUST BLACK AND NOT JUST WHITE. but looting and burning down your city for someone who was obviously a know criminal and a heroin dealer, is just insane.

      • Tom

        Do you know what a controlled substance is? He was probably selling vicodin or percocets. Maybe I’m missing something but I don’t see anywhere he was selling Crack, meth or heroine etc

        • Laura Casey Schoen

          i will find the article. it does specify heroin. he was not a simple pill pusher…. sorry

          • Tom

            Well for an article that’s out to paint a portrait of him as a person. I don’t know how they would leave something like that out. If you meet me at a grocery store and you only knew me as a good person, it would take someone or something to paint a portrait of me otherwise. This whole article is irrelevant to the situation.

          • Laura Casey Schoen

            Tom, selling percocet vs. heroin is simply NOT the same!! And you have issues with an article that depicts a man as a drug dealer, but no problem with an article that depicts a law abiding police officier as a racist pig?? Articles, media, arrest records, documentation…. those are how we obtain information. Exactly how have you derived your opinion of the cop in this case? was it not from an article or some hate spewing person of unknown skin color??

  • Marion Schuller

    Yes, he was not exactly a shining star. I was on a jury a few years ago. The case was about murder. One drug dealer murdered another. Neither were shining stars. That does not matter, murder is still murder in the eyes of the law, as it should be. Mr. Gray did not deserve to die the way he did, no matter who or what he was. I would sure as hell like to know what happened to the man and how. And it would be even better if those responsible stepped forward. After all that is what we ask our children and adult citizens to do isn’t it? Stand up and be held accountable? Now does this excuse the riots? The vile attacks on those we expect to protect us at any other time? No, it absolutely does not.

  • Mitch

    Don’t confuse them with the facts….

  • Dark_Space

    And 16 of those appear to be cases no human should be arrested for. We’re losing the drug war because it is an unjust fight.

    • Wiggle D

      As long as it is seen as a crime by the American gov’t, it’s perfectly acceptable for people to be arrested for it. Yes, the drug war is a lost cause. However, it’s not because it’s unjust. It’s a lost cause because people want them and will do anything for them. They will shed blood over it. We might as well vote for gov’t to decriminalize it, regulate it, and tax it however they see fit.

  • Kenneth McRae

    I wonder what the rap sheet looks like for President Bush who murders millions of innocent Iraqis. He is walking around free BTW.

    • Laura Casey Schoen

      and Obama has allowed the beheading and drowning of MANY christians. Shouldnt he be charged??

      • Kenneth McRae

        Charge em all!!! Let’s get it going right now! Bush, Clinton, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell, Rice, Obama. ALL OF THEM! I don’t think Obama should be charged for the criminal acts of other people. But, drone strikes on American citizens? Yes – charge him for that and any other criminal acts.

    • Bay0Wulf

      Well, you’re pretty much an idiot but … that’s OK … Other People Died to “ensure you have that Right”.

      • Kenneth McRae

        I noticed that you completely avoided the point.

        • Bay0Wulf

          Busgh didn’t “murder millions” … of anything … not even the bud guys so your number is already wrong. There was some “collateral damage” but that’s as much to do with the Arab/Muslim prediliction towards fighting from behind their families and children. We had to go into Iraq … no choice … I would have preferred we “finished” the job the first time around but … Noooo … we we constrained by the UN’s thought process.

          • Kenneth McRae

            There is plenty of information available online. Look, I don’t care whether you believe it or not. Your eagerness to discount the number, says a lot about you as a person though. Believe what you like.. Matters none to me really..

          • Bay0Wulf

            Yes … when exaggeration is used … it rarely is of “any matter” to the one doing it …

        • Bay0Wulf

          I’d REALLY like to know WHERE You Idiots get numbers to throw around like … MILLIONS … the ENTIRE Casualty List for the ENTIRE Middle East Conflict(s) on BOTH Sides don’t even BEGIN to reach MILLIONS …

          • Kenneth McRae

            Conveniently the US does not count civilian deaths, but international sources like Global Research estimates the following:

            Approximately 3.3 million Iraqis, including 750,000 children, were “exterminated” by economic sanctions and/or illegal wars conducted by the U.S. and Great Britain between 1990 and 2012

          • Kenneth McRae

            If you are counting combatants, you would be correct. But as we both know or should know, wars are never about killing military. Wars are designed to demoralize and terrorize the civilian population.

          • Bay0Wulf

            KM … that IS “counting ALL the casualties … “MILLIONS” simply does not apply.

  • Bay0Wulf

    I don’t know what the deal or evidence shows about the police and the way they handled this situation. There may be some justification for investigating this. There may be some justification for them trashing this guy as well.

    Its obvious that he was no stranger to the police force.

    As to the riot that is going in in Baltimore currently, I would bet that there have been “professionals” imported to whip up the crowd and goad them into these acts of violence and to continue to provide pressure to act out. I don’t really think the people needed any help. I also bet that these “professionals” appear many times on tapes … most likely also in Ferguson … most likely EVERY other place that “almost erupted” but didn’t.

    I think the people of Baltimore should have fire hoses, tear gas, dogs, rubber bullets and batons unleashed upon them and EVERY ONE that is seized should be incarcerated and put to hard labor … at least required to do forced “civil service” for FREE for a period of at least a year with NO credit given for work …

  • Jan H

    1) The above is Mr. Gray’s arrest record, not a list of convictions.

    2) “it appears that thugs are burning Baltimore down for a felon and a drug dealer.”

    No – angry, under-educated, young people are reacting [inappropriately] to the last incident in a long history of Baltimore City Police officers’ outrageous behavior toward the city’s citizens, this one ending in death by a severed spinal cord, and the typical political/judicial response in doing nothing about it.

  • pennz

    Why isnt anyone asking what was wrong with Mr. Gray before he got into the police van, it is apparent that he was not walking and had to be dragged to the van. And what have the police been told regarding standing down while thugs, thieves and criminals pelt them with torpedos. I dont know of any policeman or woman that would take that abuse unless instructed to do so. What kind of a neighborhood would exist of the police just did not go there. People you cant have it both ways. Parents get your kids under control and beat them into submission if you must because in the long run it could be your son or daughter that you are saving.

  • Lori Gluck

    he was arrested 3 times since December of last year (this is only april!) why the HELL was he on the street? he was arrested March 20th why was this guy on the street?

  • Barry Maloney

    If Obamma had a Son……..

  • Still not a death sentence.

    • dont_bring_me_down

      running from the cops is still not a wise action.

      • dont_bring_me_down

        especially when you’re a known felon.

        • Still not a death sentence. I ran from cops as a kid. Should I be dead now?

          • dont_bring_me_down

            depends – were you a known felon to them that would require added scrutiny on their part?

          • Is having priors a death sentence?

          • dont_bring_me_down

            you’re not worth talking to about this – thanks for making it clear.

          • I know, the truth is hard to take sometimes.

          • dont_bring_me_down

            what you don’t know is the actual truth.

            seriously, you’re laughable.

          • dont_bring_me_down

            also – did you have a weapon on you?

          • Do you have a problem with people that carry knives?

          • dont_bring_me_down

            known felons carrying knives?

            WOULDN’T YOU???

            seriously, you got pretty ignorant pretty quickly…

          • So a white dude that has a felony charge (say domestic abuse) should never be able to carry a pocket knife?

  • dont_bring_me_down

    message #1 should be don’t get involved in criminal drug trafficking.

    #2: cooperate with authorities.

    end of lesson. you’re welcome baltimore, now stop burning down your own city for this worthless pos.

    • If you think this is just about Freddie Gray you aren’t paying attention.

      • dont_bring_me_down

        lol

      • dont_bring_me_down

        this idiot.

        hey – have a great day. try not to burn down your own house.

        • *blows a kiss* thanks, sweetie.

          • dont_bring_me_down

            you’re welcome…”death squad” lol

            *rolls eyes*

          • “lots of love” awwww, you too!

  • Figga DaKid

    Does a prior arrest record justify murder? honest question, asking for a friend?

    • Nope. But some of the people here seem to think it allows for your spine to be snapped in the back of a police vehicle. It’s pretty disgusting.

      • dont_bring_me_down

        it also enables the most glib interpretation of police procedure literally ever recorded…

  • Tammy Owens

    Who cares about convictions, his life was still important, God gives everyone the chance to change their ways and behavior. This rioting isn’t for his death, those doing this don’t care, they just want to destroy and steal! Disrespect is being shown on all sides!!!

  • Kip Golden

    what is the purpose of this rap sheet? is it to explain why he deserved to die?

  • Figga DaKid

    And also it should be clear, the rioting is in response to the lack of respect for black life, not for a felon or drug dealer. You have some respect as a writer and your editor should have some respect as an editor.

    • dont_bring_me_down

      then why don’t black people give a sh*t when they’re dying at their own “brother’s” hands en masse?

      • You think no part of the black community cares about black on black violence? Get a grip.

        • dont_bring_me_down

          yet #blacklivesmatter only got traction in response to police-related deaths (that were shown to be just in the court of law in most premiere cases)

          it’s very hard to take black people seriously over this…

          • Figga DaKid

            you do realize, they are supposed to protect us FROM black on black crime, Not create Police on Black Crime, right?

          • dont_bring_me_down

            yeah – i do. which is why police presence is higher in any majority black portion of every major city in america. then you complain about being arrested more than anyone else…it’s an endless circle of blame.

            it’s like your society exists on a mobius strip…

          • Figga DaKid

            of course we get arrested more, THE POLICE PRESENCE IS HIGHER IN EVERY MAJOR BLACK CITY IN AMERICA!
            and are you insinuating that white people don’t commit crimes now?

          • dont_bring_me_down

            wow – you really got sucked into that one.

            i don’t know how to break it down any more slowly for you to see your predictable hypocrisy.

          • dont_bring_me_down

            1 – police need to protect black people from other black people
            2 – this requires greater presence in black neighborhoods
            3 – then you get arrested for doing exactly what you shouldn’t do and think you’re a product of the system.
            4 – blame the system
            5 – repeat

            god damn…short bus today on toprightnews…

      • Figga DaKid

        This situation has nothing to do with black on black crime. NOTHING WHATSOEVER, honestly for you even bring it up takes away from the subject. THOSE WHO ARE DESIGNATED TO PROTECT US ARE KILLING US WITHOUT SECOND THOUGHT, AND CONTINUING WITHOUT CONVICTION.

        • dont_bring_me_down

          lol – i’ve had enough of this type of response.

          if black lives mattered to black people, they would matter no matter how they ended – which happens to be black on black crime the majority of the time…

          smh

          • Aren’t most white lives take by other white people?

          • dont_bring_me_down

            that’s the thing – white americans give a sh*t about all deaths. even your communities.

            hell, we raised trillions to support people we don’t even know in response to tragedy all over the world.

            it’s a sad situation, but i’m done feeling bad about it when you can’t be taken seriously.

  • mike berg

    Im NOT sure how he was free. I take that back as I have a very good idea with NO proof 2 back it up. You dont get that many distrubuting charges and sales and everything he did and get to walk the streets just to keep doing the same thing. It would appear he was a SNITCH. Personally it dont mattter to me none as im just simply adding my 2 cents. We need people like that or police do i should say. If he was in prison wher he belonged doing his time out hed be alive today.

  • Figga DaKid

    Apparently i can’t speak freely here.

    • dont_bring_me_down

      you can say whatever you like, just don’t expect to be free from criticism when you say these things.

      • Figga DaKid

        I cannot say whatever i like. this website doesn’t seem to like what I’m saying and wont let me post

  • dont_bring_me_down

    smh

    • dont_bring_me_down

      this three word acronym may be the best way to sum up this young man’s life and baltimore’s reaction.

  • GFRF

    Wow, waste of a life.

  • Ramondria Pouncey Miller

    what in the world does his wrap sheet have to do with what happened to him?! wake up people! this was the reason these “thugs” (which they weren’t) were fighting!!! it’s about injustice! it’s about continuous killings of Innocent American citizens at the hands of the police! so it would be wise for you all to stop looking through your backwards and twisted emotions and cultural biases before you write these irrelevant articles, blogs, and responses!! it’s getting old and starting to get on my nerves!! if it’s not about the issue at hand keep it to yourself!

  • Hernan Tasies

    Spineless lickspittles seeing their country turn into a police/espionage state – thinking that it’s the military that provides “freedom” to its citizens, when they’ve basically signed up to be subordinates to the power structure. Digging deep into Gray’s records, but none of you boot lickers cared to look into the records and impunity of law enforcement members. Eventually this police state is gonna run you down as well. There have been countless peaceful protests in the last three decades, yet, the abuse against Blacks and poor Whites is just around the corner, continually. Law enforcement is doubling down, I for one, am glad someone in putting a little fear into them. For the rest of you, you can go back to your deep conservative, clueless right wing slumber.

  • Jake Callahan

    This POS had quite a long rap sheet. The black comunity should celebrate that he’s no longer corrupting the youth with the drugs he was peddling… Thank you officers!

  • Keith Sielaff

    Why is someone who has been arrested 6 times since December 14 not in jail? Ten Years ago I sold drugs here in California and was caught. First offense and was sentenced to 16 months in prison. That was my first and last time. You need to make people pay for their crimes so that they learn from their mistakes.

  • Martinique Wimbley

    So what? He got caught with drug that most of you smoke. That doesn’t mean he deserved to die for that. I don’t agree with the destruction of Baltimore either. But what does his criminal record have to do with anything. This is the most childish thing I’ve ever seen. Just because the man had a criminal record are the people who are protesting for justice suppose to be like “OMG we’re defending a criminal. He deserved to die. He doesn’t deserve justice.” No! You people are sad!

  • Jon DiPietra

    No. Those “thugs” are burning Baltimore down because that HUMAN BEING was BRUTALLY, TAKEN DOWN in the most UNNECESSARY MANNER and then, after being refused medical attention, he DIED. And to top it all off, after it’s all over it’s STILL not the police men’s fault. And this happens on a DAILY BAD IS to people of color. THAT’S why they’re rioting. Freddie was not a murderer. He was not an evil man. Yet he was treated like one. Now he’s gone.

  • Shelly T

    All of this is a sad state of affairs! Wake up people!

  • Robert

    I find all this very sad. Some poor basterd is going threw hell for you right now. Could be black, could be white, or yes Mexican. Good chance all. And you all attack each other. What ever war is going on. We have all ready lost. United we stand, divided we fall. Tell me, what other country allows such disrespectful tards. Is this the kind of world you want your kids left with. So many with greed in your hearts and hate in your eyes. Life is so much more. Best things in life are free folks.

  • tone

    Have respect and love…some of your comments are apart of the problem. Even if I have to stand alone I will say that your negativity is just that negativity

  • Dan Bennett

    How many of those 18 arrests (assuming this story isn’t made up entirely) led to convictions? You call the man a felon, but I see no reference to convictions. Is “Innocent until proven guilty” just for white folks?

  • Gratefulkat06

    So what how often he had been arrested! Doesn’t mean he deserved to have his neck and spine broken! What the hell is wrong with people?!?!

  • Pope Francis

    F*cking animals. He’ll, let’s just call it how it is… f*cking niggers!

  • Dan Bennett

    I notice the link to the “Maryland Department of Justice” leads to a “404 not found” page. Further suggesting this list might be entirely made up b.s.

    • Krista Cathleen

      Nah. if you actually go to the site you can find it yourself but the address remains the same so you can’t link it.

  • Jazz

    Yah this guy dying while resisting arrest doesn’t bother me.

  • Mark Bigger

    its time t round them up ad put them all in some huge detention center. Maybe a closed walmart??

  • RayfromNY

    Some people think he is a hero just as they think obama is some kind of hero.
    I am ready to ditch my US passport. Gray’s death was a blessing as was darling trayvon’s and that big punk in Ferguson, who is so unimportant in death that I cannot even remember his name.

  • ErynnSilver

    Soooooo… which one of these has the death penalty again? For the life of me I can’t find it.

  • Cathy Hedrick

    And yet you all just keep disrespecting one another. What are we becoming people!!!

  • TG Clark

    Its the cops’ drug war that created this rap sheet. If the police were not at war (their word, not mine, drug war means what it means), then they would not be targeting poor people who are just trying to make a dollar on the street. End the drug war and this man is no longer a criminal. Gray is a causality of a war the police have declared on the streets. (ps. what about the crooks on wall street that crashed our economy? where are their rap sheets? oh I forgot, there were no prosecutions over that whole thing…)

  • TrapStarCoon

    All that, but yet no violent crimes

  • Karen Shackleford

    Deat Top, thank you kindly for your service, and your right on with your comments!! Both my parents were in the Air Force. I salute all you Military and thank you sincerely, from a Military Brat, and proud of it.

    I think dogs should see in color and we humans should be color blind!! Wouldn’t this be a better world?? There is only one color. We all bleed RED. Pretty Simple, don’t you think???

  • Lee Wheeler

    Why are you defending these idiots? They’re destroying the city I grew up in, for a known criminal and they need to go to jail!!! What, are you in uppity Severn park? I respect our armed services no matter we or what branch their in. Grow up and see how ridiculous this is. Not who the “pussies ” are.

  • Tracey L. Hunter

    Who cares, if he had a record or not!! Nothing can excuse the fact that these officers broke his neck, less than 5 minutes from the police station!!

  • Marlowe Elizabeth Alice

    just because he has a record doesn’t mean it’s okay to almost completely sever his spine. How can you justify that kind of gross use of force? the protests were peaceful. The cops instigated and increased tensions in these situations. From flying rubber bullets to pepper spray guns and mace on the high school age (13-18) demonstrators . Look at the unbias and unfiltered information. These articles are molded to make you think the cops there are justified.

  • Kwan Monique Washington

    And what? How long is the white man recorded?
    Killing at will
    Kidnapping
    1 Million accounts of Rape
    Stealing a country
    Blowing up building

    Shall I go on

  • Kwan Monique Washington

    Animals yes , yes crackers have taught us well, the only difference is you get away with your beastful way!

  • Kwan Monique Washington

    Read your history welfare was created for poor white people we didn’t start receiving public assistance until 1960. Dumb ignorant people!

  • Susan Butler

    name of the sight says it all..right wingers..down on anything even remotely different from their ideals (would say “themselves” but….) Too sad.

  • edan

    Indonesia is executing 9 Australians for Drug activity that is far less problematic than what Freddie was convicted of, repeatedly.

  • Sir Walter Really

    And what better way to honor and commemorate such a fine young man than smash a window at Fry’s and steal a couple PlayStations.

  • Haywood Jablowme

    so in other words his momma said he was a good boy.

  • Debbie Lazaroff

    So…. because of his arrest record, he deserved to have his back broken which led to his death????

    What kind of retard tries to justify this action?

  • So what are we saying here? Non violent offenders deserve to die at the hands of the police? If everyone who handled or used narcotics was given a death sentence there wouldn’t be many of us around..

    • Maryland definition of 2nd degree assault:

      If you touch someone else in an unwanted manner that
      could be perceived as unwanted, offensive, or potentially harmful
      (whether or not it causes injury), you could be charged with this
      offense. Generally, assault in the 2nd degree is a misdemeanor.

  • Jay Bee

    Im disgusted by this post and the comments of those too callous to care about a LIFE. Im no judge but to my knowledge the punishment for any and all of those offenses isn’t death… so I’m not sure what the point of exposing his arrest record is… after reading the article though I see the bias. The Value of life extends even to those who have made many mistakes… does it not?

  • Banny

    How do you get arrested for burglary then have another charge 8 days later? 3/20/08 – 3/28/08? Maybe should have kept him off the streets longer…..

  • xCkraaveKaarmaax3

    http://m.mic.com/articles/116680/11-stunning-images-highlight-the-double-standard-of-reactions-to-riots-like-baltimore?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

    Now let’s see all the controversial comments about race, privilege, treatment and all the other unnecessary bullshit internet know-it-alls have to say. A man lost his life!!!!! All we should be doing is praying or wishing good intentions.

  • xCkraaveKaarmaax3

    http://m.mic.com/articles/116680/11-stunning-images-highlight-the-double-standard-of-reactions-to-riots-like-baltimore?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

    Now after reading this link let’s hear all of the unnecessary bullshit about race, treatment, privilege, and circumstances that people can come up with. A man lost his life!!!!!! Consider that first and foremost…. He’s dead. We should be praying and wishing good intentions. Imagine if someone you knew was murdered no matter whatever the hell they did in the past. Yet no justice was served…. Not even an shrug towards it….. Or an APOLOGY….. Any human running their insignificant mouth would want to raise hell….. Anybody!!!!!!!!!

  • Jacob Cooper

    Regardless of this man’s past crimes…the punishment isn’t death. Should he have received some form of punishment? Absolutely. But it should have been handed down from a court of Justice and fit the crime(s) committed.

  • jason wells

    Having a rap sheet doesn’t mean you deserve to be beaten to death you DUMB BITCH!

  • Tony Fischer

    To the idiots who decided to riot in Baltimore,

    You have successfully shown how ignorant and pathetic you are.Your lack of respect for the victim and his family is absolutely unthinkable. Your true colors are a big part of why our freedoms are slowly being taken from us. The mentality that you have shown is no more than that of a spineless slug. You have effectively given the police every right to gang up and use force in order to “maintain peace”. The National Guard is on the way so now the feds are moving in and welcomed by the community. Your predictability is such a sickening reality. It’s too bad this country has to deal with cowards such as yourselves. It is sad that the majority have to feel the affects of the few mindless, selfish punks. You make me wanna puke!!!

  • Hasanda

    At least they are protesting for a ‘real and viable’ reason.
    http://www.rawstory.com/2014/11/11-stupid-reasons-white-people-have-rioted/

  • Livie Pepperclove

    I don’t know why they always have to make this a “black” thing and cause an uproar just because he happened to be black. Police brutality is a problem in general, in and of itself. It happens to black people, white people, women…minors. You can literally search this and see that clearly. It’s a problem and yes, it needs dealt with. I believe they should have to wear attached shirt cams the whole time they’re on duty. I don’t believe this man deserved what the police did to him by any means. It’s yet another obvious example of excessive force. I’ve seen people say that they had no business chasing after him but honestly what do you expect when a known criminal takes off running at the sight of police? He looks GUILTY. Of course they’re going to pursue it. On another note, I wonder how many people this man aided in their own death from drugs. Yes, it’s their choice to use drugs but I can’t say you’re any better if you’re aiding them in it. He was in fact a criminal and had already been through many bouts with police before this for reasons that were his own fault. I’m tired of people blaming society for things like this. No, society didn’t make the “unfortunate, poor black man” act like an animal. He did not become a criminal because the big, mean white “devils” did something to make him turn that way. That’s just not how life works…for anyone. Sorry! He was that way because he likely lived in the hood and instead of being smart and not becoming part of that environment, he chose to be stupid and live like a thug because it’s the “cool” thing to do in those parts.

    • Prospectne

      Break the law at your own risk! Police don’t wear kid gloves. They use batons and hand cuffs. This thug was arrested 18 times and they had to haul this loser drug dealer, thief in again!!!! What jackass judge let him plea out? Baltimore lost their main drug dealer,,,,good riddence!

      • Tru

        By your logic…. We would live in a world where any man can decide that you deserve to die & carry out your death….. But you’re mad cause this guy was selling drugs???…. You know you’re in merky waters when you can’t tell who the real enemy is….

        • Prospectne

          He was arrested 18 times. 19th time to be arrested, I don’t blame cops for busting his ass. Whatever it takes there would be no 20th arrest!

  • jordan

    That record looks to me like someone having a hard time making a living, repeat offence isn’t stupid when your dealing drugs it’s like a sick day. Who do you think is jumping to hire someone with a criminal record? How many employers do you think look into the situation to determine the charachter of the person by empathising his position? Most turn you down for having any record at all.
    Rioting just like all violence only escalates things, it never works to further our progress toward solutions, it’s just snow on the hill were all climbing. Bottom line is……. O wait let me edit that, now I look better, good…… Dead men tell no tales….. PEOPLE wrote every sentence you read.

  • Tru

    This man didn’t tell these idiots to do this…. U must be as stupid as they are because guess what was missing from your little list…. a VOILENT crime…. which these “cops” do have a record of. So next time why don’t you post that…. Loser!

  • James Whitehead

    I wanna know wtf this guy was even doing in the free world?.. A clear poison to society, he should have been locked away. The system could have avoided all of this had the system not failed the rest of us.

  • Laila

    No one deliberately ended this man’s life. His past shouldn’t condone him but neither should his race. Things have gotten out of hand, and to whomever supports this, you are being just as ignorant as those who you cast doubt and criticism towards. Race hasn’t been a big thing in recent years until people started pointing fingers towards police and accusations of wrongful and unwarranted deaths towards minorities. Well, i need to speak my mind… It’s never unwarranted. The officers who do their job daily to protect us have reasons for what they do. They face dangers lurking around the corner when no one else has a clue of what is happening. They do what they have to do to protect themselves. Unless you have the experience and training they have, there is no room for a random individual to question the authorities. Some will be less than pleasant and will take their own direction but the majority of men who put on that uniform everyday deserve our respect. We would not have a functioning society without them. The continuing riots to try to persuade people is going in the wrong direction. The only thing that is becoming clear by these revolts is that some are trying to split us by race, which is ironic seeing as how so many throughout history worked to make all equal. Whether it’s military or police force, no society would be able to function without them. To all those who have doubts and criticism with what’s been happening around this situation in the US the past few years, you need to pull your head out of your asses, stop being a victim, take a real look at the world and how bad you think you have it, and realize that if you are supporting the violence, you are leading in the problem.

  • Hasanda

    His rap sheet has no bearing on how he was brutally murdered while in police custody!! Point Blank and Period!

    • Prospectne

      Break the law at your own risk! Police need to crack down harder on crime. Judge should have locked this loser up for life. Either way, now they won’t have to arrest him for the 20th time.

  • Brett Byars

    I guess none of u good citizens have never been in trouble but with that arrest record the first three he would be in jail for a while lol….smh sad sad blind world….

  • Prospectne

    Your kid intentinally breaks a window 1st time. OK slap on the wrist. 2nd time, 3rd time, it’s a game, sport. He’s flipping you off. 15th, 16th, 17th 18th time….He LOVES breaking windows and never will stop!

  • Prospectne

    LOL!

  • Matt

    This piece demonstrates the author’s ignorance and poor understanding of the situation, just another superficial look at the events in Baltimore. Perhaps had the author taken the time to research the history of policing in Baltimore, she would have come upon investigative reporter Stephen Janis’ “You Can’t Stop Murder: Truths About Policing in Baltimore and Beyond” which details abuse, repression, and impunity by the Baltimore Police, as does Mark Puente and Algerina Perna’s “Undue Force” published in the Baltimore Sun (http://data.baltimoresun.com/news/police-settlements/) which reveals that the city has paid $5.7 million since 2011 over lawsuits for police brutality. But no, this lazy “reporter” or rather stenographer, chooses instead to parrot what the Maryland Dept of Justice puts out, information provided by the Baltimore Police, with a documented and costly record of brutality, especially but not exclusively against African Americans, uncritically, but does add snide racist comments. This reporter and her ilk do crap work that does not serve the American public, but rather foments division. She is not reporting honestly nor professionally nor competently, but rather seeking to advance an agenda, an agenda which is anti-American, as it seeks to divide the American people and pit groups of Americans against each other. Shame on this reporter for her crap, anti-American work, and shame on this website for publishing this crap excuse for journalism, and its efforts to divide the American people.

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  • Ben

    So the subtext seems to be, the guy has an arrest record, therefore the police get to execute him without a trial. Now it turns out that Baltimore PD has gotten in a lot of trouble over the past four years for false arrests. They’ve even been known to plant drugs on people from time to time…so how many of these arrests for possession/distribution are actually legit? How many went to trial and got a conviction? Can’t have been anything substantial or he’d have been in prison under federal minimum sentencing mandates. And even if every arrest was valid, if you’re going to paint him like a no good thug who deserved to die, why not do the same for the six police officers who BROKE HIS NECK AND SENTENCED HIM TO DEATH WITHOUT A TRIAL? Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to spoil your racist propaganda with rational thought. My bad.

    • TruStJ

      Stop being a tard, they are all suspended, pending charges. We don’t KNOW what happened. And note they haven’t released the races of the cops? Black mayor, black city council, black police chief, black deputy mayor, before you pull the race card.

  • bjackson

    coming from a black man and a college graduate in two weeks i am not happy about what they are doing in Baltimore. but i can understand the frustration that they go through, but honestly if my brothers stopped acting like thugs, and yes acting is a big part of this because most of them are not tuff at all, anybody is tuff with a gun. but anyways, if they would do what i did and have some ambition to make it in the white society we live in instead of complaining about all of the hurdles that we face, and just jump them like i am trying to do we would be well respected. they do not understand that it takes many generations to go from low class into upper middle class, and with the current economic state the middle class is shrinking so almost everybody is actually struggling. so as a person who understands this i wish my brothers and sisters would listen to me and learn that we need to adopt new principals and change our culture to mimic the cultures that are achieving success in the U.S. I learned in school that many new upcoming companies in an already existing field mimic the older companies to become legitimate and respected. As black people we should model our culture to become legitimate and respected on this society. And for you black power enthusiast i understand this is not what you want, but this land is not ours it is theirs and if we want to be equal we must adapt their standards and beliefs, we must be like them if we want to survive in their world. I know lots of black people hate to hear another black person saying this, but would your rather live in war ravished, famine consistent, no technology except in a few areas Africa?? HELL NO I WOULD NEVER LIVE THERE THEY DON’T EVEN LIKE AFRICAN AMERICANS THERE NO WAY I WOULD EVER WANT TO LIVE THERE. ill take a few racist moments over the threat all the things that happen on that continent.

  • Kelvinator

    On the old TV series, Hill Street Blues, this guy is what they would have called a “genetically deviated miscreant”. Had he lived, the rap sheet would have only grown longer. He saved us all the exorbitant cost of keeping him alive in prison by dying in city jail.

  • ephena

    1. This is an arrest record, not a conviction record. 2. 90% of these are for pot possession. Hardly the crime of the century. 3. The charge that is not pot possession had not be brought to trial yet. 4. NONE OF THESE IS A CAPITAL OFFENSE.

  • breed

    Seriously? You have NO self-control? Morals, values, self-respect, God-centeredness? Really? How does behaving like a sub-human achieve anything except more chaos?

  • ephena

    What kind of vicious, demented animals try to justify the murder of another human being with crap like this? America, not only are you broken, you are spending a hell of a lot of time arguing pointlessly that you are not broken, and that anyway it is someone else’s fault you are broken.

  • chrisg1972

    Hey you Right-WIng sickos. A rap sheet of drug offenses doesn’t justify being tackled by the police and having his spine severed in 3 places and Larynx crushed. You all should burn in Hell for your hatred. You aren’t Christians.

  • Just A Guest

    Ok and what is the conviction record?

  • Eric Peterson, MSOD

    Wow, that’s a lot of crime. Was he given a fair trial? Was he unanimously sentenced by a jury to death? No? Then it doesn’t matter, and he should not have died. This is exactly the same logic that says that women in short skirts are asking to be raped.

  • Karl Webber

    Wow. So deserved to have his spine severed while in police custody? We should only pay attention if a pretty pretty princess is murdered by the police???

  • SkippyFlipjack

    I think they missed the end of that quote:

    We had officers in a high-crime area known to have high narcotic incidents. The officers believe that Mr. Gray was immediately involved or recently involved in criminal activity and decided to make contact. So our officers twisted his goddamn head off. He won’t be engaging in any more criminal activity now, eh?

  • BobH137

    Screw his “arrest record” the guy was a thug, that’s irrelevant (in a court of law)
    what about the Spinal Fusion Surgery he’s alleged to have had on his back and neck just a week before his arrest?

  • mikinzla

    gooolly…a drug dealing black man?? how …unusual.

  • Mia Love

    Lol its funny how the arrest reccord is always a thing for the death of a bkack man but when Arura, columbine and sandy hook happend there were no disclosure of psychiatric treatment…

  • Roy

    I can’t believe it! What does his wrap sheet have anything to do with it other than giving us a clue as to the reason he was chased and arrested by police. It doesn’t explain what caused his death. What’s happening in Baltimore is disgusting, but attempting to use his wrap sheet to justify his death is way off base.

  • adobong_paksiw

    Freddie Gray is dead. whether he had a rap sheet that stretches all the way across the atlantic or not doesn’t matter. the man is dead, and he died while in police custody. a long rap sheet will not negate the fact that his death is questionable, and the police have to answer questions about it, and answer them truthfully, honestly, and with integrity.
    A short or long rap sheet does not mean exemption from what the law demands of law enforcement.
    Because the way I see this, the man is dead because somebody much heavier than his 145 lbs dropped his full weight on the small of the back from a standing position, or leaned his full weight on him while doing the standard police immobilization tactic which is knee at the small of the back.
    How else could he have had a broken vertebrae ?
    unless he had a health condition that triggered the break, but if he did, he wouldn’t be able to run.
    we got questions, all of us, and publishing Freddie Gray’s rap sheet ain’t gon’ give answers, just prove that Mr. Gray was a hoodlum in life, but he’s a hoodlum that is under the United States flag and its protection of his rights, which include the right to life.

  • Viv

    That’s too bad a lot of you people can’t seem to UNDERSTAND nor comprehend the PAIN & AGONEY caused behind of the DEATH of FREDDIE GRAY, which transcends far beyond the looting and other acts of vandalism exhibited through footage by the media! This chaos is unfortunately the only form of expression for many who are unintellectually able to vocally express their frustration over years of suppression, oppression and frustrations over a lack of unfair economic infanstructure, education and a unfair socioeconomic structure and status. This is the reason that these (not all) young people are and have decided would be an effective means of protesting and not for any second do I condone any of the violence. However I’m not even from Baltimore, I’m from California and everything I have ever heard of Baltimore has been Negative & that it is a very racist state! Nothing good from many individuals who never crossed paths with one another! No looting and vandalizing dose and will never solve any issue but Blacks are not the only race I’ve come across who loots . This picture reminds me of the students who after the game on Michigan state students Rioted and set Multiple Fires after the Big Ten Championship for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! If you don’t want to believe it check it out!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2520510/Michigan-State-University-Students-riot-Big-Ten-Championship-win-invite-Rose-Bowl-decades.html

    Now which cause or reason seems to make a little bit more sence even though none of the behaviors nor actions should be acceptable ? But which is the choice; unfair SOCIOECONOMIC status which selectively TARGETS a particular group of individuals within a certain neighborhood while collectively crippling and dehumanizes and antagonizing a group of individuals…..OR a LOSS in a FOOTBALL game which only affected the students collective EGO & School PRIDE?!?!?

    A lot of people commenting here about the riots wouldn’t even know how to survive if the shoes where on the other foot and you too would be very tired of Peacefully Protesting & begging for rights and equality which you yourselves would feel should be equally distributed! Police violence is occurring nation wide but the looting is what seems to stand out the most ?!??? Not the man / Individuals who died slowly in agony for 7 days in the hospital?!?

  • Penny V Brookins

    What does his record have to do with his spine being severed?

  • Pamila J Wilbanks

    Just one thing……. what was he doing walking around free with a record like that? I don’t care what color your skin is,he shouldn’t have been able to walk free. Others with less charges are still locked up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TruStJ

    One less dope dealer

  • jesus

    The world is at its end!!!!!

  • fascisthipster

    The point here is whether they didn’t put him in a seat belt and gave him a rough ride. Especially when there had already been two other people seriously injured by that same thing. One person was paralyzed from the neck down.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-gray-rough-rides-20150423-story.html#page=1

    Also, most of these are about drugs… and one trespassing in the 4th degree.

  • mikester

    What ever happened to him I guess was wrong but one thing for sure if he wasn’t breaking the law he wouldn’t have ended.up being arrested for the umpteenth time and the situation would have never happened …so let’s burn down our own town and break the law for a career criminal and general nuisance…..jeez

  • Rebecca Smith

    why wasn’t he already serving time ??? I bet I wouldve been behind bars with a record like that ….I know people who have gone away for less than that ….all white of course /dont understand the thinking oh woe is me im a black person you cant put me in jail…..i know not what i do ….my people were repressed and i havent a clue how to act …cmon yall get real this is life you f**k up you pay the price …..cant play race card just so yall can act stupid…got lots of black friends my dad was in the military no room for racism there you gotta count on e1 to get your back

  • Christina Hatkewitz

    That’s nice, wreck a town for a felon. Last I checked when you break the law you pay the consequences.

  • Realest Blackman Ever

    The government distributes more narcotics than a little bit and now they have even made marijuana legal in certain states so most of his charges are “lawful”. Every charge he had was within the intent to make money! Whoever wrote this absurd article needs a reality check. What about the white folks who are now elderly who committed crimes against black folks during the civil rights era? They destroyed lives and their communities setting fires and conducting public lynching. Man please. These people never see their faults but sees the faults of others when shoe is on the other foot! SMDH……

    • Jen

      Black, White, Yellow, Red, Brown, or green with purple polka-dots, it doesn’t matter. If you commit a crime, don’t be surprised or upset if you are treated like a criminal. If you commit multiple crimes, it is your fault that the police treat you like one of the usual suspects.

      If you struggle, or do anything other then exactly what the police say when they are arresting you, it isn’t murder by cop, it is suicide by cop. This “kid” has defiantly been arrested enough to know that.

      Rioting and violence is only going to make more cases like this happen. The police will be better armed, trained in more forms of combat, and more people resisting arrest will be harmed.

      Oh, and just in case you think I am a hypocrite, I grew up in a drug and gang infested area. I never did drugs. I never sold drugs. I never joined a gang. I knew that if I wanted to live until old age that I had to study in school, stay clean, and obey the law.

      Sorry, not sorry. It was this “kid’s” fault that he died, and the rioters are ignorant animals making matters worse.

  • Robert D Schwandt

    how was he even out of jail?

  • Dan5404

    So, with a long list of arrests, it’s OK for cops to allow him to die from a violent crushing of his larynx and spine? It was caused by the cops, either through criminal negligence or violent personal attack. His record has nothing to do with that fact.

  • So, everyone who ever had a run-in with the law deserves to be beaten to death??? Isn’t our justice system supposed to decide???

  • TruePatriot

    Not a single one of those counts warrants a death sentence. Not in a court of law, and definitely not in the back of a police van. Based on the list, Fred was a crack dealer. The stiffest penalty for dealing/distributing crack-cocaine in the State of Maryland is 40 years and $1,000,000.00 fine, not execution.

  • Danny McNabb

    So when did being a drug dealer get you the death penalty? The issue is that this guy no matter what his past, was handcuffed hands and feet and put into a van for transport and arrived with a severed spine and a broken neck. I don’t care about his past transgressions they do not give cops the right to do this kind of thing and they should be brought up on murder charges. If this was one of your children , drug dealer or not, you would not want this to happen to them.

  • Casey Ryback

    being a drug dealer isn’t the most respectable thing but he was clearly not a violent person and didn’t deserve his fate. period.

  • locstar

    I don’t understand how this moron wasn’t already in prison for life. He has like 15 felonies. I’m not going to sit here and condone cops killing someone but the fact of the matter is this guy should have been off the streets and in a jail cell for life long ago. Hard to justify anything with a record like that.

    • zombienationrebel

      Because none of these arrests are indicated as leading to a guilty verdict. So, is it harassment? Was he proven guilty? Who knows? You can’t tell squat from this.

  • bob

    I bet he had a good reason for having all those narcotics on him. He was probably selling them and distributing the money to the poor. Not saying the officers were right if they mistreated him. They should be held accountable. But this info would never have gotten out by the mainstream press, because ‘IT ISN’T IMPORTANT”

  • johnny appleseed

    ONE LESS DRUG DEALER ON THE STREETS IS BIG NEWS PEOPLE! No more over crowding in the jails if it happened more often! I’m not sayn, I’m just sayn!

  • zombienationrebel

    KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AND ARREST AND A CONVICTION. THIS IS AN ARREST RECORD. NOT A CONVICTION RECORD. WHAT SLANDER!

  • Robert Murphy

    The Baltimore protest isn’t about the death of this criminal.Its because the protest gives them the chance to loot, Rob and destroy their family and friends property

  • Joe Robertson

    Ignorant people confirm bias here ^

    People know nothing about the troubles in the city and want to comment on it like they know..

    He’s from the poorest town in all of Baltimore. The unemployment rate is 3 times higher where he lives.

    He was a young man that was beaten and left to die!

    Arguing it’s just because he sold drugs has some built in racist sentiment.

    • zombienationrebel

      No proof he sold drugs. This is an arrest record.

  • zombienationrebel

    Where are the convictions? There are no convictions listed on this arrest record. So, proof that he is being harassed or proof of actual crime, you and I have no idea which one it is from this record. This record is not a record of guilt at all. It is only an arrest record.

  • TryThinking

    Check out the stories and video of the white “kids” who burned, destroyed, looted and vandalized Long Beach California not long ago…after a surfing contest. Oh! Can’t find it? That’s because people like the rat who wrote this article didn’t report it! Don’t remember the use of the word “thug” being thrown around, then…

  • Tom Lewis

    I have not heard one word about his record on any media outlet. How was he not serving time in jail? That’s what I would like to know.

    • zombienationrebel

      This is a record of arrests, not convictions. So, not a rap sheet at all. The journalist left us in the dark on that one.

  • Susie Heslar Butcher
  • Chris
  • Austin Mabry

    Checking, checking, checking…

    Nope, none of those are capital offenses!

    • zombienationrebel

      And we don’t know if any of these arrests led to an actual guilty conviction. Meaning this could be a well documented history of police harassment.

  • Dean Myrick

    Top ten images of Baltimore you won’t see on in the MSM. http://mic.com/articles/116702/10-images-of-the-baltimore-riots-you-won-t-be-seeing-on-tv

  • Dean Myrick

    So the man is part of the dope game that our culture has perpetuated. Do you think that makes him somehow morally inferior to the bankers that we bailed out after they royally screwed all of us? Why weren’t they arrested? They did a ton more damage to our society than this guy! Instead of chasing them down, shackling them, and severing their spines, we gave them multi-billion dollar bonuses. But let’s all get upset about and concentrate on the petty dope dealers. they are the real problem in America!!

  • danitup

    I thought they were rioting because police murdered yet another black man for no good reason? But yes, let’s not forget to blame the victim.

  • KILLYOURSELF1TIME

    Pause for the cause ‪#‎Unapologetic‬ “Twitter user @red3blog decided to collect photos of all the times white people had rioted over issues way less important than racism, police violence, and grievances with the criminal justice systemhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/11/white-people-rioting-for-no-reason.html

  • Tunya

    It doesn’t matter what an individual did no one deserves to die of such!

  • Mario V Flores

    Per a previous post of top right news this is my reply to yams:

    You say you “dont care what he did in the past” yet you the author of this article writes about nothing but his record. You say “baltimore is burning down their own city for a felon and a drug dealer” but at the time of the arrest he had no drugs on him and he didn’t committ a crime (unless being african american is a crime). what your intentions are is to bash a dead kid down trying to make him out to be a criminal at the time to which you have failed to stand behind as you have back tracked your statement and are now focused on the topic of just the riot. ESPN has better writers because atleast they stand behind what they write even if its as shitty as your article.

  • Alexander Dussault

    His entire record until this year is non-violent. This is a direct reflection of draconian drug laws being in a place where the legislature should be encouraging intervention programs and decriminalizing non-violent crimes. By treating him like a criminal, it is academic to assume he will behave like a criminal. See Robert Merton’s Anomie theory or the Chicago School’s Labeling Theory for empirical evidence that the root cause of the riots, Gray’s death, could have been prevented if our society quit displacing members based on a moral crusade, zero-tolerance policing, and prosecution policy.

  • blackjesus

    I don’t care what color you are. If you present threat or harm anyone I love I will sacrifice mine and as many are necessary for justice. The messiest and widespread and permanent justice possible. Remember white people: The police aren’t the only ones armed. Think carefully before your next assassination attempt.

  • Daniel Suarez

    the war on drugs has essentially created all of this

    • Alexander Dussault

      His entire record until this year is non-violent. This is a direct reflection of draconian drug laws being in a place where the legislature should be encouraging intervention programs and decriminalizing non-violent crimes. By treating him like a criminal, it is academic to assume he will behave like a criminal. See Robert Merton’s Anomie theory or the Chicago School’s Labeling Theory for empirical evidence that the root cause of the riots, Gray’s death, could have been prevented if our society quit displacing members based on a moral crusade, zero-tolerance policing, and prosecution policy.

      • TruStJ

        So you’re saying pharmacists and doctors shouldn’t need to worry what they prescribe people, dosage or drug interactions? So you should just be able to get your meds off a shelf? Well it would thin out the heard and drastically reduce lawsuits.

        • Alexander Dussault

          I have no clue where you got that presumption from. It’s well known in the academic world that it would benefit society if drug possession did not come with jail time. We should be increasing intervention programs and use non-incarcerating sentencing whenever possible. In no way should we stop the regulation of controlled substances? If that’s the conclusion you drew from my statements, maybe the entire argument is over your head.

          • TruStJ

            Well isn’t that special. On the one hand you call our drug laws draconian, and want to decriminalize drug selling/usage of illegal substances for which he is selling without a prescription or regard to dosage or drug interactions, but yet you draw the line for, say, if a person wants heart pills, penicillin, insulin, the dealer should get a pass? BTW, I could care less of what a person stupidly injects, inhales or ingests, I’m only focusing on the dealer of which Mr. Gray chose as his profession. Where is your line in the sand. And for fun, what if a person doesn’t WANT to stop using? Is it draconian to make him?

          • Alexander Dussault

            I am consistently citing drug possession and you are arguing for distribution based issues. Regulate the distribution of drugs in areas such as pharmacies and marijuana dispensaries that are regulated and licensed. The “line in the sand” is that people who break the law for non-violent crime shouldn’t find themselves serving jail time. It’s that simple. Zero tolerance policing on the war on drugs has lead to overpopulation of prisons and an unworldly recidivism rate for prisoners. I’m not going to recite better alternatives again.

          • TruStJ

            So child porn, theft, treason, dog fighting, arson, etc. should not be jail-able offenses? All classified as non-violent.

  • zombienationrebel

    I have reviewed his court case history related to these charges. It appears as though 6 charges led to conviction. 6 incidents of all charges dropped. The remaining are missing or closed because he is dead.

  • Truth Seeker

    And that’s only what he was caught doing.

  • Dale Stark

    Does the fact that the root of these crimes are revolving around drug use resonate with anyone? Not to minimize race as an element integral to this current issue, but be you black or white, souls in pain reach for that which provides a measure of comfort, if not to simply change how one feels. The fact that the element of change happens to be illegal (currently) will not deter someone who has no other means of relief. Until such time as the basis of such crimes is addressed with an enlightened sense of purpose, the fruition of our failure to address such will invariably be what we see today. We stand at the edge of change with all the force of frustrated righteously indignant pushing us forward. Pay attention for once America while the show is ongoing rather than after the fact and things can improve.

  • Steve

    Like two of these things should actually be illegal

  • Mike Carter

    Freddie’s arrest record begs the question “Why was he out on the street in the first place ?”

  • pattreid

    Ya know what I find very curious…. the “rap sheet” is random, not in any date order. Sure looks to me like a botched cut-and-paste job. Where’s the authentication?

  • Common Sense

    No matter how correct you are, you lose ALL trust and respect when you BURN DOWN BUILDINGS to show how upset you are. Grow up, wise up, get an education and RUN FOR OFFICE. All those people next to you in the street? They will be VOTING FOR YOU.

    I totally agree there is a HUGE problem with police. However you lose any sympathy when you do the same shizz you are protesting. Just because YOU get to do it now, doesn’t make it right.

  • Common Sense

    Nice arrest record, Freddie. Gee, why did the cops keep coming after you? They must be racist, yeah, that’s it. Supporting this career criminal with riots is ridiculous.

  • alegalcitizen

    He must have been in prison in 2009, 10, and 11, because there is NO incidents in those years.

  • venus

    Only an idiot would think it make sense, to act a fool cause someone say you are fool …

  • daniel

    The things going on in Baltimore right now have nothing to do with a man’s death or the accusations of corrupt police. It’s an excuse being used to act like a complete idiot and claim you were trying to prove a point. And then when something finally gets done about it once again race wi be used as a factor. The truth is, these are the few that use race as an escape to destroy people’s property and lives. These are the people that shed a negative light on the African American race and don’t realize all they are doing is giving racists more ammunition. Stop using the past as an excuse, grow the hell up. Teach your kids not about the past but about how to change the future. Stop trying to incite and keep up this facade that the white men are trying to hold you down. How about we grow up where there is no race, only human beings trying to survive on this earth until we meet our judgment. The same way with gays and lesbians. We are all the same on the inside and stop using color as a way to act like a Damn fool.

    And bless the men who stood to protect the police, the children giving food and water to the police. To the men and women who are trying their hardest to keep the city safe and protected from those hell bent on destroying it for nothing but their own pleasure. And bless those who are black and white and see past the color and call all these fools the crap they are for taking away this cities businesses

  • Rommel Scalf

    No excuses.

  • Linda Zerbe

    Wasn’t Freddie Gray a drug dealing animal not to mention a drug manufacturer. How many people did he hurt while selling his drugs? Do you think kids haven’t over dosed because of the scum who sell the drugs to them. Another pillar of the community. County records have indicated he was receiving payments for an accident that caused his spinal injuries. Should police start asking if known criminals have had surgery or any other physical problems before arresting them. Maybe the police weren’t responsible for his injuries and the car accident was. I don’t understand people trying to epitomize criminals as pillars of their communities and destroying their cities over scum such as this. He was a drug dealer and a burden on society. Maybe you should feel sorry for the kids he sold his drugs to. This is not an excuse to destroy and burn cities.

  • Adama Abrihet
  • AndersonCreekGirl

    This young man, regardless of what he did to survive, did not deserve to be harmed so badly that his spine was basically severed. So demonizing him, somehow makes what happened to him ok? This is a shameful shameful underlining as to why so many, not just blacks, are angry at the media, and angry at the police. This isn’t media, this is trash.

  • Shari Peterson

    And the vast majority of those offenses were victimless crimes. Meanwhile the US government thru the CIA controls the world’s heroin and cocaine. Unbelievably unjust. I say he should go work in DC and he can steal billions even trillions and get away with it.

  • Marc Stinebaugh

    First of all, f*** you for implying that being a drug dealer is inherently evil. Second of all, how many of these were convictions? Third, he probably was a scum bag……….

  • Terry Melvin

    Dispensing pharmaceuticals without a proper license, not once, not twice, but numerous times. Inexcusable!

  • Deloris

    O.K., Let us go over all the RAP SHEETS OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF THIS COUNTRY//////LET JUST TAKE A WALK BACK IN HISTORY, SHALL WE!! WHAT ALL DID THEY DESTROY ALONG THE WAY TO BECOMING THE LEADERS OF THIS COUNTRY, LET ALONG OTHER NATIONS???

    • TruStJ

      Just say thank you, new African immigrants that come here yearly didn’t get the memo on how awful and repressed these white people are. They are flooding Italy, Australia, Canada and America, risking life and limb to get out of the “Motherland” 200 years later, save them from us!!!

  • puckstopper27

    So now it appears that another prisoner that was in the vehicle with Freddy stated that Freddy was throwing himself into the side of the vehicle, trying to hurt himself. How bout we just give Freddy the Darwin Award and be done with this?

  • Jeannette Red Hoyt

    His record has nothing to do with his murder. We have a court system that is supposed to determine guilt and punishment. The police are paid to protect and serve. There is protocol in place they (police) are supposed to follow when arresting someone. They are not paid to be judge, jury, and executioner. Why is it that the victim ultimately has his past brought up,… his past does not justify murdering him. So sick of this kind of tactic,..blame the victim. The people lowering their self to this should be ashamed.

  • Tellit Likeitis

    So this gave the cops the right to break his spine? I don’t wanna live in this country anymore if people think that is acceptable…

  • Law abiding citizen.

    He was a cockroach drug dealer who tried to evade arrest. Probably shouldn’t be selling drugs after spinal surgery and running from the police At least the tax payers don’t have to pay for his incarceration. How many lives did he destroy pedaling that poison? He was a violent felon and deserved nothing less.

  • LinusToo

    The protests are about Freddie Gray’s death not his life.

  • Smoke Pot in Baltimore. Get Arrested. But, only if you are black is it over and over for possession.. And if you feel afraid of the cops that you see busting your friends heads, then you have a cop tackle you and put their knees on his neck, and basically break his neck there. Then purposely drive wildly in order to create injuries. But doesn’t matter.. it will all be WHITE washed in the end. Couple of cops will get thrown to the wolves.. an back to busting the N*****S heads.

  • Joe

    It’s not for a thug. The cops shouldn’t be killing anyone.

  • Milanblue01

    It’s so unbelievable!!!! Freddie Gray was a human being. Many of you are saying because of his background, he deserved what he got … death at the hands of the police. Police officers are suppose to UPHOLD THE LAW. Instead, ppl have to worry if the police are good or bad. One of the reasons why this society is so divided because many of you abide by if someone has a criminal record than they’re wrong, but if it’s my son or daughter, you’d be in the streets yelling for support and justice. I don’t agree with anyone referencing the entire protesters as “thugs.” So be it, some are, but ever race, creed and color have “criminals, thugs, etc.” Not once did I read where anyone applaud the mom who reprimanded her son on the spot for protesting. If you’re a Christian, then repentance is in order because your heart is ugly for even thinking or suggesting Freddie Gray got what he deserved. I want to see what happens when any of you die before due process is given. Until you believe #BlackLiveMatter, God will never open up the gates to your full blessing until you get your hearts, mind and lips that WE ARE ONE NATION, UNDER GOD!!!! But, I bet you all will recite the Pledge of Allegiance and continue to have malice and hate in you hearts. #SoSad

  • nsuviolin

    I refuse to hold drug-related charges against anyone since drugs shouldn’t be illegal, to begin with…even many conservatives would agree with that. And regardless, breaking the law, in and of itself, only warrants arrest and due process…it doesn’t justify police taking the law into their own hands and killing someone. The implication that his life was somehow worth less or that he deserve it simply because he committed (virtually all victimless) crimes is probably as troublesome as the riots, themselves.

    • TruStJ

      You’re right, and pharmacists and doctors shouldn’t be necessary and people should be able to medicate themselves, no more school or regulations or lawsuits for them.

  • Michael Alexander

    So you’re saying that a life taken by another person doesn’t matter if they are criminals. #blacklivesmatter#ALLLIVESMATTER

  • borninmombasa

    That little Freddy ,we’re gonna miss his contribution to Baltimore society ! He was such a good role model and accomplished a lot in his short time among us ..

  • AK

    Brooke, great article. Thanks. Now we know why they executed him.

  • donzxcv

    If there are 5 blacks per 100 people, everyone applauds how integrated the community is.

    At 5-10% black there is an occasional spike in loudness, but
    it’s usually isolated and brief. People are usually too embarrassed to
    say anything, and it temporarily abates.

    At 10-20% black, these problems rise dramatically. People
    occasionally hear loud hip-hop music from a passing vehicle, usually
    later & later at night, as an outgoing signal of rising ‘blackness’
    in the community.
    Pasadena, California — Black 10.7% (figures are 2011)
    Manhattan, New York — Black 12.9%

    At 20-30% black, the loudness & behavior is so disruptive
    that well-meaning families begin to stop going to certain public areas.
    Black-on-black fights occur to establish dominance, and fights between
    black females occur in parking lots, usually over a black male.
    Boston, Massachusetts — Black 24.4%
    Tampa, Florida — Black 26.2%

    At 30-40% minor public incidents give way to more serious
    crimes, and somewhere in the community the first felonies occur at the
    hands of blacks, targeting the elderly or defenseless.
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida — Black 30.9%
    Compton, Los Angeles — Black 32.9%
    Willowbrook, Los Angeles — Black 34.4%

    40-60% sees an atmosphere that is so loud, fast, &
    unpredictable that it interferes with peaceful activity. At this stage
    people’s gut sense of “safety” in the community is eroding. Anticipating
    the unexpected starts to factor into simple decisions like going to the
    store or getting into one’s car.
    Inglewood, Los Angeles — Black 43.9%
    Philadelphia — Black 44%
    South Chicago — Black 50.2%
    Carol City, Florida — Black 52.1%

    60-75% black: expect covert drug use, and concealed guns. Good
    families are moving away. At this stage hip-hop emanating from cars is
    now an advertisement for illegal drug sales.
    Opa-locka, Florida – Black 69.6% (In 2004 Opa-locka had the highest rate of violent crime for any city in the United States.)
    Ladera Heights, California — Black 73.7%
    Overtown, Miami — Black 74.7%

    Now, at 75-85% black, walking down the street is now a risk.
    Find hair-trigger, unprovoked violence, usually targeted against those
    of non-black race. Calls to 9-1-1 demonstrate slower & slower
    response times. Local businesses deteriorate, as does the general
    condition of the neighborhood. The last of the liberal, die-hard
    families vacate the community whose memories they have cherished for
    decades.
    East Garfield Park, Chicago — Black 75.5%
    Brightmoor, Detroit — Black 82.7%
    Gary, Indiana — Black 84%
    Metcalfe Park, Milwaukee — Black 84.1%
    Shaw, Washington D.C. — Black 84.8%

    At 85-95% black, the public institutions in the area (schools,
    libraries, etc.) slowly wither from lack of use. Consumer places (food
    stores, day-care centers, etc.) show graffiti & territorial gang
    signs, and gang membership now outweighs the number of non-gang people.
    Drug sales & prostitution are open and obvious. A gunshot is heard
    every week. All businesses which are still in operation (liquor stores,
    stereo wholesalers, etc.) have bars on their windows.
    Highland park, Detroit — Black 93.5%
    Liberty City, Florida — Black 94.6%

    At 95-100% black, there is debris everywhere. A large number of
    dwellings are ruined or burned-out. At this stage, the economy of the
    community is nearing total collapse, and good jobs are scarce. Emergency
    services infrequently patrol for fear of risking officers’ lives.
    Bronzeville, Milwaukee — Black 96.2%
    Washington Heights, Chicago — Black 97.2%
    Franklin Park, Florida — Black 97.6%
    Englewood, Chicago — Black 100%

    The name of the neighborhood is now synonymous with violence
    & gangs. At this stage the spread of this condition bears
    characteristics similar to the unchecked spread of a virus, and adjacent
    communities begin to show signs of following suit.

  • Drew Cook

    I just have a hard time believing this without substantial evidence. Since ‘distribution of narcotics’ is a felony which calls for serving time after the 1st offense, the 2nd and 3rd offense would be many years over. I doubt he has a good enough connections with judges to be able to reduce down his sentence. This looks to be just an exaggerated list to stir up conflict. Anyone agree?

  • Confused

    If I understand the point of this post, you’re saying that he because had been arrested before he therefore he deserved, at best refused medical treatment and at worst, beaten by officers? He had this coming?

  • Brigand

    Ahhhhh! So the larger picture starts to become known. The truth will be found out and justice will be served! But if this IS true it’s obvious Freddie was no choir boy!

  • Gem

    Selling narcotics is a non-violent crime that may one day be legal here, as in several other counties. My sympathies are with the police though. We cannot have due process without an arrest first & when people teach their kids to run from cops they are putting their own children at risk.

  • blues man

    Like I keep saying. It’ll never change!!! Been the same for decades!!!

  • ronfromflorida

    Haven’t they learned from Ferguson, get the facts out quickly before the conspiracy theories take root.

  • Thomas Pease

    this never should have happen but destroying your home city isn’t going to change what happen. If those police officers went to far in the eyes of the law then they should be punished so future officers know first hand everything they do is being watch and will not be tolerated.

  • syd sumnall

    You black and white people that don’t obey the law are just asking for trouble. Because of your lack of schooling and lack of parenting, all you knowis cause trouble. I was young once and still in school learning but I knew everything. Finally I grew up and learned respect along the way. Today I was watching cnn and the mom that took it to herself to get her kid home did the right thing.. On there I watched some woman writer saying this woman is not a hero. Bull. she is.CNN should quit showing people that keep pushing the bad stuff and concentrate on the good. there is nothing good that went on in Baltimore. The mayor did the correct thing but just a tad too slow. But authority is learning from all this and they will do it better and better and the thugs better learn from it as well.

  • SybilSmart

    He still didnt deserve to be murdered.

    • Jim Cleveland

      It appears he wasn’t murdered

  • First of all the demonstrations are not for Freddy Gray. They are for the thousands of Non-White people who have been wrongfully murdered or been beaten by White cops. THE PEOPLE WHO ARE PAID TO KEEP PEACE PERIOD

    • Jim Cleveland

      These are NOT demonstrations. Who takes fire bombs and weapons to a ” demonstration ” These arseholes ( whatever color they may be ) are purposely destroying peaceful people’s property, and possibly the people as well !!!!!!!! THAT IS BEING AN ANIMAL !!!! Put them in a ZOO

  • AListDiva29

    I definitely DO NOT condone the behavior of some of these ppl, but once he was cuffed they never should of touched him, breaking his back and severing his damn spine was outrageous! Same thing with Eric Garner, he had multiple officers on him and was down on the ground, he wasn’t going anywhere! The people that rioted need punished, but so do the cops for doing this to people who already cuffed!

  • Michael Geoghegan

    Freddie Gray’s family says 80% of his spine was severed and his voice box was crushed. It’s believed that Gray was the victim of a “nickel ride,” a purposely rough ride designed to dole out “street justice” to suspects. If that is the kind of policing you want then congrats you have it.

  • fightingignorance

    Why would this media out let publish Mr. Grays arrest record as if to say he deserved to die. Wow. This is exactly why those rioters are out there because you people don’t listen until the national spot light is on the issue. Unfortunately peaceful protest doesn’t summon national coverage. So because Gray had a negative history he deserved to presently died.

  • Kyoko Sakata

    Please tell us which infraction warrants your spinal cord being destroyed? MURDERERS get better treatment in custody than this young man did.

    You create a world where people are shat on all day they are going to do what it takes to survive in it. Those in control know what they are doing and see people clawing to get out just make the environment worse by saying “We don’t want your kind here”, “You’ll never amount to anything”, “You all think alike and should clean up your own communities” and on and on and on.

    Change your mindset. Skin color does not dictate behavior. The lie told that blacks were the worst creatures on the planet has created this raw, horrendous, deplorable state what we live in. What is wrong with having a dark skin color? Why do people feel it is okay to look at another human with distgust and not even take the time to learn who they are?

    God rest Freddy Gray and may justice come out of all this. The Police brutality, the sickening lynchings that were praised and published in the newspapers and the hate toward being you don’t even know will be repaid. God doesn’t settle up every day but He does settle up. You don’t sow seeds of discord then think you get to have a happy life.

  • Hoke1925

    #blackfliesmatter

  • Climax

    A jewel of the community. The kind of person that Obama would claim as his son.

  • Kyright

    They aren’t animals they are demons. They are the demise of our America. I have had enough of their constant destructive behavior. Black America YOU must fix your own communities. We the People cannot fix Black America. Until you and yours wake up and realize you are being USED by the Socialist Democrats, your lives will never get better. Stop blaming everyone else for your misery.

  • Cindy Williams Leonard

    Personally, I’m more afraid of cops who murder than supposed ‘thugs’ who deal.

  • Jeff Traube

    His arrest record should be released, as should any complaints against the arresting officers for excessive force, in any investigation.

  • Sam Boone Zaharia

    It doesn’t matter what he was doing or had done. It doesn’tt matter how long his rap sheet was. The police are supposed to keep the peace, not act as judge, jury and executioner. This is not justice.

    How insane that anyone would suggest that if we simply follow the law we have nothing to fear. People are being murdered because cops don’t follow the law as it applies to them. Why, then, are they not also put to death without trial?

  • Esther Gavriella

    when you act like a rabid dog, you get put down like a rabid dog. You won’t see this kind of crap in right-to-carry states.

  • Kimber Chase

    Mr. Gray may have been arrested 50 times on drug charges but last time I checked, a drug charge or even 50 drug charges, isnt punishable by death.

    Maybe he wasn’t a model citizen, but he wasn’t a violent person.. not one violent crime. Trying to justify his death by use of a narcotics record is ridiculous. Just sayin.

  • Frank Petrone

    Pit bull dogs have a reputation for being aggressive and attacking people. So does that make all Pit Bulls bad? No. But the history portrayed through the media has caused the majority of people to think they are bad. If the youth of your race are consistently commiting crimes and acts of violence then the general population is going to think you are all bad.Young Black men commit numerous crimes daily especially in the poorest communities. Thus they are all considered bad and the police are more likely to stop ,question or arrest a black man. Does this make it right? No. Not at all. However when you have a track record for commiting acts of violence you can expect to be met with aggression if you don’t follow the direction of an officer. And burning your own community down because of something like this further enforces that they are correct to profile your race. That being said we have a real problem with the police that are being hired. They are not being screened enough and are to quick to commit violent acts themselves. I am not sure how you can solve this problem but I am certain burning and looting your city is not the answer.

  • Jas

    This has something to do with his death how? And I bet the cops who were involved with his death have been apart of all kinds of illegal drug trade. But hey, because they lie about everything, people will continue to dick ride the media, dumb articles like this one, and the government. Guess what though? The U.S. doesn’t care about whites, blacks, or anyone, but themselves. They poison everyone’s food and water, and they tell lies to everyone. So, no one has the right to think that they’re better than anyone. Stop racism. And stop trying to make up excuses as to why another human being is wrongly beaten and murdered. And to all the people saying that the rioters should pay, maybe you should put a noose around your own neck, and pretend to be in a human being’s shoes. You’ll never know what it’s like dealing with REAL animals because, you are one. And I know for a fact that you only say things like this, when you’re hiding behind the Internet. Best of luck to you all…you’ll need it.

  • Jill Shearburn-persinos

    Okay, so here’s the problem. they have been arresting him and spending money on him since 2008 at least. They know by his habits there is a problem. BUT did they try to solve the problem?? Obviously the evidence show that society did not help this man. His life was being wasted and no one considered helping him. Just track him, arrest him, imprison him, release him and start over. Is this our society?? We won’t help others to better themselves?? Then our lives are a waste too.

  • Bobeli

    And NOT one charge is considered a VIOLENT CRIME! You are a MORON! So, having a criminal record makes it ok. Why don’t you report on all the so called criminals that were in prison and were innocent. People like you, are why this country is the way it is. Ignorance is not bliss.

  • Annie Geton Mylevel

    So killing him is ok???? Nah

  • lorkoos

    So what – it does not give the police the right to be judge, jury and executioner.

    • lorkoos

      The police acted like animals in this case.

  • Discombobulated

    I do not support criminals but police are there to arrest a prosecute. Not execute by being judge jury and executioner. Most of the charges were for narcotics. No violent assault, murder, attempted murder. I’m not justifying any kind of criminality. However, police are there to do a job. once in their custody, someone should be completely safe unless they assault the police. From his arrest he could hardly move, so he clearly could not assault the police

  • Jazz

    So is the dead man on trial here? The last time I checked police officers are not executioners

  • Tom Moriarty Jr

    I wonder if any of his drug customers died of an overdose. I wonder how many crimes were committed by his customers to support their habits. Any murders? Yes, Black Lives Matter, but the individual given that life must make it matter in a positive way.

  • Badger Jack

    Of course hey are burning down the town they live in, after all they just lost a reliable drug supplier, and they are all ignorant, uneducated, on welfare, and democrats. What else would you ecpect?!

  • Sandra Hamilton Crowder

    AND YOUR POINT DO YOU SEE ANY RESISTING OFFICERS DONT YOU THINK SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN ARRESTED THIS MANY TIMES KNOWS THE DRILL.DO YOU SEE AND ASSAULT WEAPON CHARGES NO DRUG CHARGES BURGLARY SO HE DESERVED TO DIE BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR SELLING DRUGS I KNOW WHITE PPL WHO SELL DRUGS AND MAKE THEM BUT GUESS WHAT THEIR NOT DEAD

  • sjay1956

    Just be aware, there is no such place as the “Maryland Department of Justice.”

  • Cameron Novak

    Amazing info… but not surprising. I saw this article about it yesterday… http://www.keenreport.com/government/freddie-gray-arrested-many-times/

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  • Julia ې Peculiar

    People are angry because of the injustice, one rule for one and another for another. When there are few opportunities who can judge how people survive???

  • Mark Drew

    With the rap sheet that I just saw, Why wasn’t this guy in jail instead of on the streets anyway,

  • bars44

    If in fact the cops did what they have been accused of..it doesn’t matter about his record. t seems the knife he was carrying was in fact NOT illegal….but he lost his life because of it. The shits of it is, if a white guy had been arrested for this nothing would have come of it…no riots no burning etc. Probably little or no coverage. but the black thugs…look for an opportunity to loot and steel. This is just another excuse for these riots.They will continue to use these as long as the media gives them coverage and the Mayors and police continue to give them :SPACE”!!

  • TBone

    Why the police had every right to arrest Mr. Gray .. they did not need an illegal knife to do so ..

    Fed up with illegal drug markets in his district, a West Baltimore councilman called on city police and state prosecutors yesterday to determine whether “drug-free zones” are working.Established in 1989 during the “just say no to drugs” movement, the law, which allows police to search and arrest loiterers, has been questioned on constitutional grounds by judges and prosecutors.Councilman Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. called for the study of the law while standing in a drug-free zone established at Pennsylvania and North avenues.

  • Chrissy Lane

    So many of the comments below allude to information I haven’t heard before, i.e. Freddie Grey had surgery days before his arrest, he was a repeat offender and probably should have been behind bars anyway, and the other black man arrested thinks the rolling and banging he heard in the back of the van was Fred’s lifeless body rolling around. So on it goes. I can say one thing with certainty. The very fact that he was on the street doing whatever he was doing when he still should have been home recuperating from surgery indicates a serious flaw in how drug possession and distribution cases are handles. They’re in jail today and out tomorrow. No wonder they don’t mind being arrested. The interviews I’ve heard with the other man who was arrested leave me to think that Grey was deliberating kicking and banging to get the attention of the driver. Bottom line is he should have been home not out making deliveries.

  • simplulo

    So Freddie Gray had committed only nonviolent malum-prohibitum crimes, and this is what the police are spending our tax money on? They have serious priority problems.

  • dennis

    And they wonder why there are a lot of blacks in prison .They choose easy money instead of a day of labor.

  • dennis

    And they wonder why there are a lot of blacks in prison. They choose easy way and illegal way of life compared to a day of labor.Liberal way don’t work ,can’t keep poring money on problem .

  • Dave Pierce

    A good dog won’t crap in their kennel, doesn’t seem to bother these folks to destroy where they live, Baltimore going to end up like Detroit, a first class dump.

  • Bobbie Blackman

    Enough Said? He should have been locked up along time ago.

  • capos and e chords

    Was Mr grays spine severed before the nickel ride or did the severed spine incident come as a result of the nickel ride?

  • Richard Dockery

    He wont be arrested again thank god!

  • David lester

    His past has nothing to do with what happen. No one should be chased for looking at a cop and wanting to get away from them. It’s not a crime and the morons at the Supreme Pizza Court that said its okay to chase someone for running from cops in certain areas need to make it without discrimination and chase rich kids that deal and try to run away. After all, they have more money to buy it with……. Separate laws for different areas or people is not equality…….

    • calypsodancler

      Piss off racist puke! The laws are equally enforced, just some of YOUR PEOPLE choose to resist or fight…. just another dead thug…nothing new here

  • Maureen Donnelly

    If you have a cause please pick your poster boys carefully cause then we can’t take you as anything but thugs and not serious

  • Joe Tokoph

    Freddie was such a good boy.

    No Freddie was a career criminal and it was a matter of time before he escalated his antics. Prison was his future, thanks for saving tax payers the money. If your selling drugs to kids or anyone you deserve to DIE!!!!
    Cant wait til they let those 6 cops go.
    Freddie Gray was a criminal, that will be 100% brought out in court. Its also why the prosecuting attorney wont turn over the knife because the cops will be freed.

  • April

    No matter what his record is/was it does not constitute mistreatment by any law enforcer period… however there does seem to be plenty of blank spots that have been left out of this “story”

  • Laura Casey Schoen

    There isnt ONE innocent person in all of this. Freddie was wrong, the cops were wrong, the prosecutor was wrong, the Mayor was wrong, and the rioting ” frustrated youth with under developed brains” were wrong. Baltimore will never be the same.

  • Harry Charles

    3 of the cops were black that were charged so how was that racism no its was just a stupid thug trying to be slick and it caught up to him

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  • Another Fad

    Brooks Bosca: What an idiot you are…you just stated that this man deserved to be kneed in the neck with such force that it broke his neck and that it was ok to deny him the immediate emergency medical care that he so needed…Because he had multiple arrests for “narcotics”…all non-violent offenses! Not one violent offense on his record…and notice this “rap sheet” doesn’t specify or name the “narcotic” in his possession…could have been marijuana…could have been heroin…just not indicated! Doesn’t matter what crimes he was arrested for…no one should be treated with such excessive force that it results in a broken neck and their death! You are exactly what is wrong with this country! Next time you write an article…do the country a big favor and throw it in the garbage where it belongs!

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