The Political Agitator response: I have seen this here in NC for myself so I know it can be some truth to it.
Baltimore is run by black political leaders so how can they possibly be so racist? Well MSNBC has the answer, it is still white supremacy even without white people being involved.
“Speaking about the political leaders in Baltimore being black. I think that white supremacy is so insidious and ingrained in this institution that you don’t even have to have a white person around, right? To have white supremacy play out.”
Is she clueless or deceptive? (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: And some folks act like this stuff ain’t real. Ya’ll better recognize!
A black person fishing in a community pond, two black people jump-starting a car and ‘someone from the Middle East looking mean’ – these are all ‘suspicious’ scenes that have prompted members of the public to dial 911.
These calls were revealed by serving and former police officers who took to the internet to air their astonishment at white people panicking sometimes simply at the mere sight of someone with different racial lineage being nearby.
Dozens have joined an online discussion thread to share their experiences. (Source: Read more)
Protesters and police accountability activists have been saying it for years, but now Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts has been forced to agree… the police are a big part of the problem in America today.
Commissioner Batts has only been on the job since 2012, but with 33 years of police service under his belt, he says that the perspective of a long career has demonstrated to him that law enforcement has taken some wrong turns.
Batts had previously been employed by the cities of Oakland and Long Beach, California.
On Monday, Batts spoke with CNN’s Evan Perez in what seems to be the most direct and honest admissions of police blame for the unrest that erupted in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: Well can’t wait to see how this get twisted!
Take the statistics in the first chart, which was produced from data collected and analyzed by Child Trends, an organization that conducts research on the quality of children’s lives. It shows that for the last few decades the out-of-wedlock birthrate among African-Americans — exceptionally high at more than 70 percent — has risen less rapidly than the white rate. Among African-Americans, the out-of-wedlock birthrate has gone from 57.3 percent in 1980 to 71.4 percent in 2013, an increase of 25 percent; the white rate over the same time period has gone up 205 percent, from 9.6 percent to 29.3 percent.
The highest rates of white teenage pregnancy in the 30 states with available data are in red states. While the national white teenage pregnancy rate in 2010 was 38 per 1,000, white rates were at least 10 points higher in nine states: Oklahoma (59), West Virginia (64), Arkansas (63), South Carolina (51), Alabama (49), Mississippi (55), Tennessee (51), Kentucky (59) and Louisiana (51). Each of these states cast decisive majorities for Romney in 2012. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: Oh well I guess we will see how this unfolds. Who is right Mosby or Nero? I don’t know because I don’t know the Baltimore laws.
(BALTIMORE) — One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray wants the police department and prosecutor to produce a knife that was the reason for the arrest, saying it was an illegal weapon.
The city’s top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, said Friday in charging the officer and five others that the knife was legal under Maryland law. She said that meant the officers had arrested Gray illegally.
The motion was filed Monday by attorneys for Officer Edward Nero in Baltimore District Court. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: Another black female in high places to add to the list that will have some ties to Baltimore by being a part of the Freddie Gray death.
Washington (CNN)Attorney General Loretta Lynch will travel to Baltimore on Tuesday for meetings with city officials, members of Congress, law enforcement officials, as well as faith and community leaders, a Justice Department official told CNN.
Also going from the Department of Justice are head of the Civil Rights Division Vanita Gupta, Director Ronald Davis of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and Director Grande Lum of the Community Relations Service. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: When we deal with the root of the problem and then we can deal with the reactions. As long as folks don’t want to deal with the root nothing will change!
During his recent sold-out appearance in Charlotte, heralded civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson pushed the rhetorical button that should be labeled: “Send Conservatives Up Nearest Wall.”
He said the problems facing inner-city African-Americans – elevated poverty, crime and unemployment rates – represent the lingering aftershocks of centuries of slavery and generations of segregation.
He traced the Baltimore riots and nationwide tensions over police shootings of black men back to those twin evils of American history. He threw in a provocative afterthought: We agonized over cars and buildings that went up in flames in Freddie Gray’s neighborhood, but we’ve largely ignored the human suffering unfolding there for generations. (Source: Read more)