FREDDIE GRAY’S DEATH RULED A HOMICIDE!
Parallel to the Baltimore Riot of 1968, Black Baltimore-ans find themselves at the disturbing end of the riot stick. The immediate cause of the “revolt” was the April 4th assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But has race relations improved in the United States?
Once again the city of Baltimore has been placed on lock-down and the National Guard has been called in to restore the peace. But this isn’t a Baltimore problem, this is a problem facing the nation. Police brutality is real and has to be irradiated before it causes this country to become unraveled. Everyone is so quick to rush to judge the effect rather than INVESTIGATING the cause. This story reminds me of the demonstrators, some disguised as American Indians, destroyed an entire shipment of tea sent by the East Indian Company, in defiance of the Tea Act of May 10, 1773. They boarded the ships and threw the chests of tea into Boston Harbor, ruining the tea. Sounds familiar?
So then the question remains, “Why is it so incomprehensible to understand the reaction of a group of people “protesting” for justice?” Protest is a statement or “ACTION” expressing a disapproval. Plain and simple! When a cat is backed into a corner, you can predict the outcome. The bottom line is it’s hard for people to voluntarily put hands behind their backs only to be assaulted, shot, beaten and murdered in cold blood. So how does a black father convince his son to trust a system that tolerates police brutality? If your hair is on fire, you are going to act like your hair is on fire. The CORE OF THE SITUATION IS RAGE!
Gray, 25, was taken into police custody in Baltimore April 12 and sustained a spinal injury during that time requiring medical attention. He went into a coma several days later and died a week after his apprehension. Police have never said why they took him into custody, noting only that he ran from officers, and they have not publicly explained how Gray received the spinal injury.
Officers Caesar Goodson Jr., (top left) William Porter (top center), Edward Nero (below left) and Garrett Miller (below center), Lt. Brian Rice (top right), and Sgt. Alicia Miller (below right) were arrested and charged in Gray’s death. WE QUESTION THE PROTESTER’S MOTIVES AND FAIL TO INVESTIGATE THE OFFICERS ACTS. CAUSE AND EFFECT!
THESE LIVES MATTER
Fortunately, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Black women have been instrumental in the fight on injustice against the Black man in America. Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Daisy Bates, Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison and now another sister Marilyn Mosby has refused to give her seat up on the bus.
Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced charges against six police officers implicated in the death of a 25-year-old black Baltimore resident named Freddie Gray. Mosby’s handling of the high-profile case — and the strong statement she made at the press conference to announce it — has set the stage for her to become a political powerhouse, with some on Twitter already predicting she’ll one day be president (we won’t go that far).
I absolutely love my BLACK SISTERS and everything they have done for their race and mankind as a whole. It has been said, “If God created anything greater than a women, he kept it for himself.”
This is your man Maestro and I’m out.