Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is enjoying her brush with celebrity after charging six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, but she’s being very selective about which information her office wants made public.
About three weeks before Freddie Gray was chased from a West Baltimore corner by three Baltimore police officers — the start of a fatal encounter — the office of prosecutor Marilyn Mosby asked police to target the intersection with “enhanced” drug enforcement efforts, court documents show.
“State’s Attorney Mosby asked me to look into community concerns regarding drug dealing in the area of North Ave and Mount St,” Joshua Rosenblatt, division chief of Mosby’s Crime Strategies Unit, wrote in a March 17 email to a Western District police commander.
The email was disclosed for the first time Tuesday in a motion filed in Baltimore Circuit Court by defense attorneys for the six officers being prosecuted in Gray’s arrest and death. The attorneys said Mosby’s involvement in the police initiative means that she should be removed from the case.
One thing’s for sure: If that “rift” is going to be smoothed over, the president who meets almost weekly with race agitator Al Sharpton and who oversees a Justice Department that never met a police department that wasn’t loaded with racists and isn’t afraid to say it publicly is not the person to lead the charge.
Former NBA star Charles Barkley recently called Ferguson looters “scumbags,” praised police officers who work in black neighborhoods, and said he supports the decision made by the grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting.
During an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia on Tuesday, the day after the Ferguson decision was announced, host Mike Missanelli asked Barkley about it and why “black America” doesn’t trust the ruling.
His response surprised some listeners.
“The true story came out from the grand jury testimony,” Barkley said, adding that he was made aware of “key forensic evidence, and several black witnesses that supported Officer Darren Wilson’s story…” He continued, “I can’t believe anything I hear on television anymore. And, that’s why I don’t like talking about race issues with the media anymore, because they (the media) love this stuff, and lead people to jump to conclusions. The media shouldn’t do that. They never do that when black people kill each other.”
He also called those who rioted after the decision was announced “scumbags,” and said “There is no excuse for people to be out there burning down people’s businesses, burning down police cars.”
“[W]e have to be really careful with the cops, because if it wasn’t for the cops we would be living in the Wild, Wild West in our neighborhoods,” he said. “We can’t pick out certain incidentals that don’t go our way and act like the cops are all bad…. Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be if it wasn’t for the cops?”
That’s precisely what responsible government leaders should be saying in public loud and often — but there’s no chance in hell of Obama or Holder saying any such things. Never let a crisis go to waste. This was typical of how Obama and Holder operate: Monitor an incident with racial elements, wait for the “facts” to evolve until they fit a desired narrative, and then step in and “solve” that manufactured crisis.
I only needed to hear two words to know that Obama’s Ferguson “panel” was rigged — those two words were “Al” and “Sharpton.”
The incident happened around 9:15 p.m. in the parking lot of the Kroger at Highland and Poplar.
A store employee caught video of the attack.
A 25-year-old man said he was attacked by the group as he walked to his car. Two Kroger employees, 17 and 18, ran to help the man. Both were repeatedly hit in the head and face.
The teens told police pumpkins “in excess of 20 pounds” were thrown on their heads while they were on the ground.
Police say both teens lost consciousness.
Eventually, a security guard stopped the attack.
The media’s going well out of its way to avoid saying any aspect of the attack was racially motivated, but switch the races of the attackers and at least one of the victims and just imagine how this would have been reported.
You WON’T be seeing any of the above footage in subsequent Moms Demand Action ads coming out against citizens’ right to self-defense at Kroger:
SecDef Chuck Hagel attended the funeral of the highest ranking active member of the military to be killed since 1970, Maj. Gen. Harold Greene. In 2012, nobody from the White House attended the San Francisco memorial service for Chris Stevens, who was the first U.S. ambassador in 30 years assassinated on the job.
To repeat: As far as I can tell, nobody from the White House — as in “a direct representative of the president who works at the White House” — attended either of those funerals.
Three White House officials will attend Michael Brown’s funeral Monday on behalf of the Obama administration, a White House official told NBC News.
Assistant to the President and White House Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Marlon Marshall and Heather Foster, an advisor to the public engagement office will be at the ceremony for the unarmed teenager who was shot dead by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer on Aug. 9, sparking days of unrest in the St. Louis suburb.
Brown’s funeral will be at 10 a.m. local time at Friendly Temple Missionary Church in St. Louis.
The rapid progression from “illegal aliens” to “undocumented migrants” to “refugees” to “because Jesus” really is a thing to behold:
The man who heads the federal agency responsible for many of the 50,000 unaccompanied alien children from Central America who have entered the U.S. illegally in recent months told attendees at a conference on Tuesday that those working with refugees should look to Jesus Christ as a role model.
“Jesus was a refugee, and that’s a very good reminder to all of us,” Eskinder Negash, director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), said at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) 2014 Migration Conference in Washington, D.C.
It’s beyond comical how some who are constantly calling for “separation of church & state” are the first to invoke Jesus when doing so fits their wants.
Have you noticed that the Left usually presents their strongest (and usually only) defense of their version of “Christian values” when they’re in the midst of helping sell Democrat initiatives to fuck up the country? Otherwise it’s “keep your Jesus to yourself, pal!”
The Obama administration, in the midst of a general Democrat push for amnesty, is not about to let word get out about the contagion threat from possible fallout from their massive voter drive:
A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say.
In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details with me about the dangerous conditions at the camp. They said taxpayers deserve to know about the contagious diseases and the risks the children pose to Americans. I have agreed to not to disclose their identities because they fear retaliation and prosecution.
My sources say Americans should be very concerned about the secrecy of the government camps.
“There were several of us who wanted to talk about the camps, but the agents made it clear we would be arrested,” a psychiatric counselor told me. “We were under orders not to say anything.”
Typhoid Mary herself would be waved through if the Obama administration (along with Reid, Pelosi and the rest) knew she’d pull the Democrat lever in upcoming elections, so it’s entirely believable that medical staff at the border would be told to keep their pieholes zipped about what they see coming into the country.
Question: If Alec Baldwin ever has to call NYPD for help in an emergency, how intentionally slow will the response be?
Baldwin might find that he’d have less trouble with the NYC cops if he’d stop making it so damn much fun for them.
Meanwhile, back at NYPD headquarters, the questioning of Baldwin is going as expected:
Baldwin seems to be one of those guys who never notices that the common denominator in all of his troubles is himself. For example, I don’t know at all what happened, but in general, how big of a jackass do you have to be to get yourself put in handcuffs for riding a bike the wrong way down the street?
“I’m committed to maintaining the constitutional balance of power and the authority this branch, this legislative branch, has,” Farenthold said. “And I just don’t think it’s appropriate that Mr. Holder be here.”
“If an American citizen had not complied with one of the Justice Department subpoenas, they would be in jail, not testifying,” he noted. “But I realize there are questions to be asked, and I’ll yield the remainder of my time to [South Carolina Republican congressman] Trey Gowdy.”
A Colorado man, despite acknowledging that he’s lucky to be alive after being trapped in a submerged car, has filed an intent to sue his rescuers for half a million dollars.
Roy Ortiz filed his intent to sue the county of Boulder and his rescuers for a tentative $500,000 as a “preservative” measure, his attorney, Ed Ferszt, told ABCNews.com.
Ferszt said the county should have closed the road during floods in September. He said the first responders were also included because they did not realize Ortiz was trapped in the car until they prepared to lift it out of the water.
Can the rescuers file a motion to have him put back in the car and dropped back into the creek and call it even?