Tag Archives: Freddie Gray

Erasing The Thin Blue Line

In 1829 Sir Robert Peel organized the London Metropolitan Police, the first organized police service in England’s capital.  The Bobbies, affectionately named after their founder, are known throughout the world as an exemplary model of the modern police function.  I … Continue reading

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Crime Rate Soars As Baltimore Cops Live A Nightmare

I remember working as a rookie patrolman in a northeast Colorado medium-sized city in the summer of 1980.  I was off duty and at home the night one of our new patrolmen stopped a car full of young intoxicated men … Continue reading

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Freddie Gray Case: Six Cops Arrested – Prosecution’s Details Sparse

I have written two prior essays on the Freddie Gray case out of Baltimore, Maryland.  Number one is here, number two is here.  Yesterday, the State’s Attorney, Marilyn J. Mosby, announced that warrants issued for the arrests of six Baltimore … Continue reading

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Baltimore In Chaos And Insurrection – Where Are The Reports On Freddie Gray’s Arrest

(Photo: Reuters) Here’s what we do know: Baltimore has descended into a flaming war zone.  Here in Colorado, I’ve heard a live on-scene radio broadcast report from Baltimore where rioters in the background can be heard yelling, “Hands up, don’t … Continue reading

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We’re Inching Ever Closer To Where Mr. O Wants To Take Us

With thanks to Drudge for the link, there’s a story up today at fusion.net which portends what lies ahead for us in the way of civil unrest and rioting.  And it’s getting much uglier.  Yesterday, during a telephone conversation, a … Continue reading

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Freddie Gray Case: Media Again Keeping Us Half-Informed

So, Baltimore has exploded into race riots over the death of another black man, Freddie Gray, who died in police custody after an (another) apparently violent confrontation with police officers.  I have yet to read a clear media report which … Continue reading

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