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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