MSNBC: Black on Black Crime Is Still Influenced By White Supremacy –

The Political Agitator response: I have seen this here in NC for myself so I know it can be some truth to it.

White Supremacy

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)

‘It’s not illegal to be black’: Cops complain online about white people getting ‘freaked out’ by their black neighbors and wasting police time with 911 calls – Daily Mail

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)

Baltimore Police Commissioner Forced To Admit ‘We Are Part of the Problem’ – Counter Current News

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)

Sex, Drugs and Poverty in Red and Blue America – New York Times

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)

Officer Charged in Freddie Gray Death Contends Arrest Was Legal

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)

Loretta Lynch, Justice Department officials go to Baltimore – CNN

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)

Baltimore and living with the facts of America – News & Observer

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)

Freddie Gray death: Distraught family hopes he’ll ‘live on forever’ – MSNBC

The Political Agitator response: The family seems to be handling this as well as to be expected. However it is some people whom are not handling it so well and continue to post racial comments. Damn shame!

Freddie Gray’s relatives say they are going through the most difficult time of their lives — but they are encouraged by criminal charges brought against six police officers, and they are holding on to hope that his loss might change the country.

“It does me proud to see so many people caring for justice and raising the name of Freddie in that manner,” his stepfather, Richard Shipley, told NBC News’ Lester Holt in an exclusive interview.

“Maybe it’ll change laws,” he said. “Or maybe Freddie’ll be a martyr and his name will live on forever. And that makes us very proud.” (Source: Read more)

Fundraising website disallows contributions for officers in Freddie Gray case – The Baltimore Sun

A popular fundraising website has disallowed contributions for the Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The Baltimore police union on Friday opened an account with the California-based website to raise money for six officers charged in the case. But a company spokeswoman said the page has been removed.

“GoFundMe removed the fundraising campaign created for the Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray,” spokeswoman Kelsea Little said. “GoFundMe cannot be used to benefit those who are charged with serious violations of the law. The campaign clearly stated that the money raised would be used to assist the officers with their legal fees, which is a direct violation of GoFundMe’s terms. Specifically, ‘campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts’ are not permitted on GoFundMe.” (Source: Read more)

Black Culture Is Not the Problem – The New York Times

The Political Agitator response: This article talks about the root of the problem. Again when we discuss the root cause then we can understand the reaction. But that’s the problem nobody wants to deal with the root of the problem.

BALTIMORE — IN the wake of the Michael Brown shooting and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, Mo., commentators noted the absence of black representatives among Ferguson’s elected officials and its police leadership. A Department of Justice report highlighted how Ferguson’s mostly white City Council and its courts spurred on explicitly racist policing, in part to harvest fines from black residents.

Then came Baltimore. The death of Freddie Gray, like those of Eric Garner, John Crawford III, Rekia Boyd and so many other unarmed African-Americans, at first seemed to fit the all-too-familiar template — white cops, black suspect, black corpse.

But unlike New York, Chicago and other cities with white leaders, Baltimore has a black mayor, a black police commissioner and a majority-black City Council. Yet the city still has one of the most stained records of police brutality in recent years. (Source: Read more)

Root Cause: If The 2 White Officers Had Not Falsely Arrested Freddie Gray!

Root cause: If the 2 white officers had not falsely arrested Freddie Gray then we would not be talking about the death of Freddie Gray, protesting and rioting, 6 officers (3 white and 3 black) being arrested on multiple charges ranging from 2nd degree murder to other minor but major charges. The black officer driving the van has the worst charge 2nd degree murder because of the 2 white officers initiation. I am thinking that the other 4 officers had no idea of the treatment that Gray had received during the initial struggle between Gray and the officers. Well this is just sad but if the black officer had made sure Gray was secured in the van and made sure he got some medical help, well he would not be facing such charges. So now it is what it is everyone is responsible for their role.

Reaction: Now the reactions be it from the protesters and the rioters they must pay. The 6 officers being charged must pay. Reactions comes with a price and one must always think through the root cause before they react because sometimes the reaction could be worst than the root cause. The root cause don’t make it right but 2 wrongs don’t make it right either.

Baltimore Maryland: Hell Yeah It Is Still About Race But That Is Just My Ignant Damn Opinion And I Stand Behind That!

Hell yeah it is still about RACE. Who was shown beating Freddie Gray a . . .? How many damn times have we seen the video? How many times did we see the other 4 officers? The root cause was with the 2 white officers. If it had not been for their ignant a . . . doing what they did none of them white nor black would be facing these charges.

Hell I didn’t know that the State Attorney was black until she came out to speak. But I am for justice no matter who it is for or against. The ignant black officers should have gotten Gray some help and the charges would be only against the white officers. But since they all had a role in this, then all of these ignants need to pay and I don’t give a damn what color they are.

Now Run & Tell That!

A look at the 6 officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death – ABC 7

BALTIMORE (AP) – Six officers are charged in Freddie Gray’s death from injuries he suffered while in police custody. State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby says the officers repeatedly failed to get Gray medical treatment after his arrest. The police officers union has said they are not responsible for Gray’s death.

Here is a look at each of the six officers. (Source: Read more)

Freddie Gray death ruled homicide; officers charged – CNN

The Political Agitator’s response: Damn as always some gonna try to put a twist on the charges by the State’s Attorney. Now she painted a good picture detailing why she did what she did so I am convinced she is sincere about what she presented today. Six officers charged 3 white and 3 black. Interesting the black van driver has been charged with the heaviest charge but the 2 whites were the root cause of the reason why Freddie Gray was in custody. If the driver had had remembered his duty was to protect and serve, he would have been concerned with the safety of Freddie Gray.

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Baltimore Maryland: State Attorney Marilyn Mosby Said There Will Be Charges Against Lawlessness During The Rioting

State Attorney Marilyn Mosby said there will be charges against those whom broke laws by burning homes, buildings, cars and etc. She said she understand their anger but they must pay for breaking the law. As I have stated before if those whom are committing the crimes during the rioting is willing to pay the price then so be it, however I don’t think they thought that part through.

Well it appears justice will be served at all angles beginning with the root cause up to the reactions. Folks got to understand that 2 wrongs don’t make a right and if they want to participate in the wrong, then they better be ready to pay the price. I ain’t ready when it comes to nonsense.

Today young folks need to understand that there are possibilities out here no matter how hard it seems. Look at the prime example on this day May 1, 2015 when a young 35 year old, youngest state prosecutor in any state was on national tv making one of the most profound statements in history. She acknowledged that she was young and said to young folks there is “HOPE!”

As a 52 year old black man, today made me happy because I get so sick and tired of seeing all of the negative about black folks in the news as if there are not any good black folks. In Baltimore a black Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and then to see a black State Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has shown the world that there are black professionals however we should not be ignant to the fact that we know there are many more.

And I don’t want to leave the black lady that was head of the national guard that put the troops on the street, can’t think of her name at the moment.