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)
The Political Agitator response: Well bail amounts for crimes have always been quite interesting however they have a way to come up with them so I don’t know how I can really question the range of bail amounts?
Allen Bullock, a Baltimore teen arrested for smashing a police car window with a traffic cone amid the Freddie Gray protests last week, is reportedly being held on a higher bail than the officers charged on Friday in Gray’s death.
Bullock, 18, who voluntarily surrendered to authorities at the urging of his parents, is being held on $500,000 bail, while the six officers accused in the Gray case were held on a range of $250,000 to $350,000, according to the Associated Press. NBC News has confirmed that all six officers arrested for Gray’s death have since been bailed out. Bail hearings are not open to the public in the state of Maryland. (Source: Read more)
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)