Saturday, 2 May 2015

Justice for Freddie Gray!

The incident that has commanded national attention began on April 12, when officers on bicycles made eye contact with Gray in a high-crime neighborhood in Baltimore. He fled with the officers in pursuit.

When they caught up to him, Gray was handcuffed behind his back and dragged by the arms, screaming into a police van that was ordered to pick him up. But by the time Freddie got to the station, he could no longer stand or move. He was taken to a hospital where it was found he had a cervical spine injury. He died a week later from the critical neck injury he sustained in the police van- an injury which most likely resulted from police brutality.

A private recording by an individual later showed the police had made 2 unreported stops to "deal with him." Although Freddie had requested for medical attention, the police ignored him.

His death sparked riots almost as violent as those in Ferguson but it appears there may be justice for Freddie after all with the 6 officers involved -three black and three officers being charged for his death.

Baltimore's chief prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby charged one police officer with murder on Friday and five others with lesser crimes for his death.

"To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America, I heard your call for 'no justice, no peace.' Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man," Mosby said at a news conference.

I hope justice is served right this time.

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