Freddie Gray killed in the USA, no justice


This video from the USA says about itself:

23 May 2016

Thom rants on Freddie Gray, Timothy Foster, and the injustice of our justice system for black men.

This video from the USA says about itself:

What Would Happen If The Freddie Gray Case Had Happened In Reverse?

23 May 2016

Thom asks what it would have looked like if the Freddie Gray case involved six black men trying to perform a citizens’ arrest on a police officer? Would those men be convicted? Would they still be alive?

This video from the USA says about itself:

A Black Man Reacts to Freddie Gray Ruling – Take Their Badge!

24 May 2016

Caller Charles shares his feelings about the Freddie Gray ruling and says that cops involved in these incidents should lose their badge.

Freddie Gray killed, policeman not convicted


This video from Maryland in the USA says about itself:

23 May 2016

On Monday May 23, 2016 the verdict is expected in the case of a Baltimore police officer charged in the arrest and death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Officer Edward Nero is accused of assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. Prosecutors say the 30-year-old arrested Gray without cause and was negligent in that he didn’t buckle the handcuffed Gray.

Gray passed on April 19, 2015, a week after his neck was broken while sitting in the back of a police van while he was handcuffed while not buckled in. Critics believe that Officer Nero deliberately left Gray unbuckled to subject him to a form of police brutality known as a “rough ride”, in which the handcuffed and unbuckled victim is thrown around in the back of the car due to aggressive driving.

From Julia Craven in the USA:

Judge Finds Baltimore Police Officer Not Guilty In Death Of Freddie Gray

Edward Nero was one of six officers involved in the arrest of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died in police custody last year.

05/23/2016 11:03 am ET | Updated 40 minutes ago

Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty on Monday for his alleged role in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray a year ago.

Nero, 30, was facing misdemeanor charges of second-degree assault and two counts of misconduct in office for his part in Gray’s arrest. He was also charged with reckless endangerment for shackling Gray and placing him in a police van without buckling his seatbelt. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Nero is the second of six officers to stand trial in connection to the death of Gray, a black man who sustained a fatal spinal cord injury in police custody on April 12, 2015. Gray died from his injuries a week later, on April 19, sparking citywide protests against police brutality. …

Baltimore Police Officer William Porter was the first to stand trial, in December, but the jury could not reach a verdict. Unlike Porter, Nero opted for a bench trial.

The verdict in Nero’s case could trickle down to the remaining trials, according to Barry Slotnick, a criminal defense attorney.

USA: Supreme Court Rules Prosecutors Violated The Constitution When Excluding Black Jurors. Selection of an all-white jury in a Georgia capital case was “motivated in substantial part” by race: here.

USA: ‘MACHINE BIAS’ “There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks.” [Pro Publica]

Freddie Gray killed, activism in Baltimore, USA


This video from Maryland in the USA says about itself:

Full video: #FreddieGray Case Spurs Activism and Action in Baltimore Classrooms

18 May 2016

The Baltimore High School students that staged a mock trial for the Freddie Gray case discuss how the events of the past year have impacted their relationship with police, the legal system and the war on drugs.

Tyrone West, death and cover-up in the USA


This video about Baltimore, Maryland in the USA says about itself:

Before there was Freddie Gray, there was Tyrone West

2 May 2016

A new report has challenged the official account of the death of Tyrone West, who died in police custody under questionable circumstances in 2013.

Justice for Tyrone West: here.

Report: Heart condition didn’t cause Tyrone West’s death in custody: here.

Tawanda Jones, sister of Tyrone West (second from left), who died while in police custody in 2013, takes part in the march to protest the death of Freddie Gray who was in police custody. (photo: Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)

Tyrone West’s sister calls for independent investigation of case, cites new information: here.

Baltimore, USA police shoot child for toy gun


This video from the USA says about itself:

A Tale of Two Police Shootings

29 April 2016

Jaisal Noor: Professor Lawrence Brown says the police shooting of 14-year-old Dedric Colvin on the anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising raises questions of how much has changed since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody one year ago.

Dedric Colvin: Baltimore teen shot by police ‘told officers gun was fake’: here.

United States musician Prince, RIP


This music video from the USA is called Prince – Baltimore, Lyrics (fit rhythm). Prince wrote the song Baltimore as a protest against police violence, especially the killing of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

By Julia Brucculieri, Entertainment Writer, The Huffington Post in the USA:

Music Icon Prince Dead At 57

The artist was found at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota.

04/21/2016 01:56 pm ET

Prince, the legendary musician who brought us countless hits, such as “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry,” has died. He was 57.

The singer’s publicist confirmed the tragic news to The Huffington Post on Thursday.

“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” the rep said in a statement. “There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time.”

TMZ was the first to report the news.

Earlier this week, the performer was treated for the flu after his plane made an emergency landing.

A representative for Prince told TMZ that the singer was feeling under the weather during his shows last week and began to feel worse on the plane. After the emergency landing, he was treated at a hospital and released three hours later.

Freddie Gray killed in Baltimore, USA, a year ago


This video from Maryland in the USA says about itself:

One Year After Freddie Gray’s Death, Baltimoreans See Little Change

19 April 2016

Residents of West Baltimore‘s Gilmor Homes, where Freddie Gray was beaten by police, reflect on the year since his death.