Freddie Gray and The Price of Rebellion against God

The whole city of Baltimore was on edge last week as the judge declared a mistrial of the first officer tried in the death of Freddie Gray. “The police department canceled leave for all officers this week while [the mayor] opened an emergency operations center and pleaded for calm.” The jury for officer Porter’s trial had a tough job determining who might share responsibility in the death of Gray. You can be fined for failing to wear your seatbelt, but Freddie Gray was not buckled in Read more […]

Police Brutality Cover Up

Over the last year, one of the biggest stories in the news has been police brutality.  From the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, MO, to the killing of Corey Jones in South Florida, violence among police officers has been in the headlines every week. Police forces should be all about making a better impression on the public. For some, this means business as usual.  These are the good cops–the ones who go to work every day.  They do their jobs and keep their noses clean while they do it. These Read more […]

Baltimore Prosecutor Requested Police Focus on Area Where Freddie Gray was Arrested

How can Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby try a case in which her own actions are part of the issue at trial? While we don’t know yet how the trial will play out in the Freddie Gray death, recent news about a factor that might have led to the arrest of Freddie Gray is worth pondering. As background, you may remember the claims that Freddie Gray should never have been arrested and that his knife was legal (the question of the legality of the knife is probably intentionally ambiguous). According Read more […]

The Freddie Gray Knife: Illegal or Legal?

The ambiguity over the Freddie Gray knife reveals a national problem. Is it legal to carry a knife in your state or your city? I have found it really hard to get a sure answer to that question. Every kid (especially every boy; sorry gender egalitarians) wants to own a good knife. Many of the favorite ones are folding knives that might have a blade that easily opens with only using one hand. (I’ve always preferred a fixed blade myself, despite the extra length involved in carrying one.) But Read more […]

Baltimore, Black, White and Central Power

Recently Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that the Justice Department will investigate the Baltimore Police Department, an investigation that City Executive, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore requested.  So it seems she is calling for an examination into her own failings? Please take note that this investigation is distinguished from a separate civil rights probe which the Attorney General’s Office has already begun in relation to the death of Freddie Gray, who died while Read more […]

Baltimore Public Schools Are Not Close to Underfunded!

The pretense that rioting and looting is the responsibility of those who haven’t allowed enough funds to go to Baltimore Public Schools is ludicrous. Since Bob Allen quoted a news story about Democrat Representative Donna Edwards claiming that Baltimore public schools need more money, I think it might be good to point out how insane such claims really are. Here’s the quotation: “I mean I would say, for example with our schools, just prior to the Freddie Gray incident, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Read more […]

Sin, not Lack of Wealth Redistribution, is the Problem with Baltimore

Baltimore’s problem is not poverty and lack of opportunity; it is sin in the human heart. Many politicians are so predictable. Their views are based in fantasies that more power to certain people, and more money, can allegedly solve deep problems. So the Patriot Post reports, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) pontificated on the Baltimore rioting and what she believes is contributing to poverty and, ultimately, violent behavior among minorities. Fox News anchor Chris Wallace brought up the city’s Read more […]

The Claim of Racist Police Doesn’t Explain Freddie Gray

Joan Walsh pushed the racist police explanation by claiming that everyone knows that black cops are under the control of white cops. I have complained before about alleged police brutality issues being smudged into race issues. The Freddie Gray story is another example of how making the issue primarily about racism doesn’t fit with the facts . Of the six policemen accused of wrongdoing, three are white and three are black. This has given us some interesting rationalizations by Liberals. Conservative Read more […]

We Don’t Know Right Verdict for Freddie Gray Prosecutions

Police union pushes back on Freddie Gray prosecutions. This we know: Freddie Gray is dead. Beyond this, we can have suspicions but we don’t know anything. I was reminded of this when I read NBC News on the police union reaction: “Officers Charged in Freddie Gray’s Death ‘Did Nothing Wrong’: Attorney.” Gene Ryan, a union official, wrote in a statement that “they are all committed police officers who have dedicated their careers to the Baltimore City Police Department.” “All that Read more […]

Why Were Baltimore Police Ordered to Stand Down?

The Baltimore police could have done more to stop the riots and protect the city. Why weren’t they allowed to do so? Need a reminder of why you should be careful whom you elect to lead your city? Recent events in Baltimore should make you stand up and take notice. Consider this CBS Baltimore headline: “Sheriff: ‘I Was Sick To My Stomach’ After Being Told To Stand Down.” Michael Lewis is the Sheriff in Wicomico County, and was also a Sergeant with the Maryland State Police. He joined Read more […]

No, Harry Reid, Crushing Poverty Does Not Cause Violence

Harry Reid thinks crushing poverty explains the violence of the riots—though he is quick to say he does not condone the violence. Before I explain how wrong he is, let me first thank Harry Reid for bringing up justice reform as a bipartisan issue. The Daily Caller reports that he did so: So instead of turning a blind eye, let’s work together and take this problem seriously. There is bipartisan work being done on criminal justice reform and that is a good start. For once, Reid is absolutely Read more […]

How the Freddie Gray Family Showed Real Character

It takes real character to refuse to join a mob when you are grief-stricken about a loved one’s death, which is what we see in the Freddie Gray family. I’m not suggesting that it is somehow especially worthy to refuse to endorse mob violence. Everyone should have enough moral sense to condemn lawless rioting. But I would think that the family of Freddie Gray might have been tempted to keep silent, since the riots are against the police (in some sense; I’m not sure how destroying private Read more […]