On April 12, 2015, Freddie Carlos Gray, Jr., a 25-year-old African-American man, was arrested by the Baltimore Police Departmentfor possessing what the police alleged was an illegal switchblade. While being transported in a police van, Gray fell into a comaand was taken to a trauma center. Gray died on April 19, 2015; his death was ascribed to injuries to his spinal cord. On April 21, 2015, pending an investigation of the incident, six Baltimore police officers were suspended with pay.
The circumstances of the injuries were initially unclear; eyewitness accounts suggested that the officers involved used unnecessary force against Gray during the arrest—a claim denied by all officers involved. Commissioner Anthony W. Batts reported that, contrary to department policy, the officers did not secure him inside the van while driving to the police station; this policy had been put into effect six days prior to Gray’s arrest, following review of other transport-related injuries sustained during police custody in the city, and elsewhere in the country during the preceding years. The medical investigation found that Gray had sustained the injuries while in transport. On May 1, 2015, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, announced her office had filed charges against six police officers after the medical examiner’s report ruled Gray’s death a homicide. There had been speculation that Gray died as a result of a ‘rough ride‘—a form of police brutality in which Gray may have been thrown around the interior of a police vehicle by deliberately abrupt police driving, unable to protect himself due to handcuffs or other restraints. (Rough rides were already implicated in deaths, paralysis, and severe spinal injuries in several other cases.)Now the reality:
When you see the officials involved are the same person as a well known DEAD rap star, and that persons Spouse is really her brother who is playing several roles including that of Freddie, combine that with the fact that even her sister plays a role and you can say without a doubt this event is nothing more than another fake trial to get the people stirred up and reactionaryAnd let’s not forget the Greenberg connection. How many events have Brett has been in so far? Just about all of them.