After two days in Baltimore, #TeamBlackness talks protests, unnecessary police presence, and curfews. We also share what we’ve learned speaking to native Baltimoreans about the politics of the city and their everyday involvement with the police.
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But you can’t share what you’ve learned here?
You mentioned a state senator early on named Stephanie Pugh. I think you might actually be talking about Catherine Pugh.
About halfway down this page is a map of the van ride:
@cahuenga: 40 minutes to transport him 6 blocks.
@cahuenga: Thanks. That was a different thread, but it was helpful. It’s always good to have a map.
Thanks for the coverage. This sort of back story is critical if people are going to understand what is happening in Baltimore.
The police union is disputing, among many other things, the kind of knife that Grey had. So lets give the cops the benefit of the doubt and say it was a switchblade and therefore illegal. If the Baltimore cops have so little real crime to deal with that they bust a guy for a switchblade then maybe the police department is badly over staffed. Maybe the city should layoff some of the cops and use the money to upgrade playgrounds pools and libraries.
The union is also concerned that it is a rush to judgement, after all its only been approx. three weeks since the arrest. What he conveniently forgot to mention is that under the state police bill of rights the cops could not be questioned for the first ten days and then only for short periods of time with plenty of food and potty breaks. Now reverse the situation and a cop is killed the shooter is charged within hours of being arrested. minutes
@Mandalay: Podcast is embedded right in the post, man.
@D58826: Don’t tell me. They’ve lost the knife.
Of course it is, as always.
I’d just hoped that as an OP here he’d want to share his thoughts on Baltimore directly with BJ. Apparently not.
@Mandalay: I am not always in a position to listen to podcasts (or other embedded videos). It would be nice to see written versions.
@D58826: Somewhere in the last 2 days I read that only one of the officers had spoken to investigators. Is this still true (if it was true)? Is that like taking the 5th ?