No one should be surprised that these Baltimore cops are being charged with murder, according to the New York Times:
“Baltimore’s chief prosecutor charged six police officers on Friday with crimes including murder and manslaughter in the arrest and fatal injury of Freddie Gray, a striking and surprisingly swift turn in a case that has drawn national attention to police conduct.”
Not only that, but it turns out—predictably, to those who have informed themselves enough to know to not worship the police state and actively seek to overturn it–every major detail of the Freddie Gray story propounded by the defenders of the police state–switchblade, pre-existing spinal injury, arrested for probable cause—was completely wrong. Untrue. Speculation. Wishful thinking on the part of the statists. Again from the NYT story:
“Ms. Mosby said that Mr. Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury on April 12 while being transported in a police van — and not earlier, while being arrested — and pointed to the failure of the police to put a seatbelt on him as a crucial factor. ‘Mr. Gray suffered a critical neck injury as a result of being handcuffed, shackled by his feet and unrestrained inside the BPD wagon,’ she said, referring to the police van.
The prosecutor also said that the officers who initially arrested Mr. Gray had done so illegally, without probable cause. Officers charged him with possession of a switchblade, but Ms. Mosby said, ‘The knife was not a switchblade and is lawful under Maryland law.’”
In short, the police killed Freddie Gray, just like the protestors always said. And now we see what happens when you rise up against the police state—justice, or hopefully the beginning of it in at least this one isolated case, being done. As Fred Hampton said, referenced in the meme at the top of the story: “The people are going to have to stand up against the pigs.” Because look what can happen when you do. If not for the video of Gray’s arrest and the massive protests, it’s doubtful that anybody—certainly not any cops—would be charged with anything. Let that be a lesson to us all. The police state is certainly going to factor that in to their strategy in the future, you can count on that.
Will we hear apologies from the Sean Hannitys and Bill O’Reillys and their ilk? Don’t make me laugh. That’s why no one should listen to such people—they are bought and paid for by the police state of the banksters. Hopefully incidents like these will continue to nail shut the coffins of their dying careers.