Tag: Freddie Gray

VIDEO: DOJ to Investigate Baltimore Police for Civil Rights Violations

By Michael Nam After Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake requested that the Justice Department fully investigate the Baltimore Police Department, the Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that federal investigators are conducting a civil rights probe into the city’s police practices. The investigation is to run concurrently with criminal investigations at both the…

Cop-On-Cop Racism and Brutality

Once again, dash cam evidence has brought police brutality to light. But this time, the victims are fellow officers. In October, four Black parole officers from New York State filed a lawsuit against members of the Ramapo Police Department (as well as Rockland County, the village of Suffern, and the…

Marilyn Mosby: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Baltimore’s State Attorney Marilyn Mosby, the one person who brought calm to Baltimore in the aftermath of last week’s riots, now faces a slew of criticism from an angry press. After Mosby read the charges against the six Baltimore Police Officers (including second-degree murder, manslaughter, and second-degree assault), citizens of…

BREAKING NEWS: Freddie Gray's Death Ruled a Homicide

By Michael Nam (Update: 1:31 p.m. 5/1/2015) Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore in a press conference stated that five of the police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray have been taken into custody. Here is the list of charges from the state’s attorney’s office for the six police…

The Misery That Is Black Baltimore

By Michael Nam Baltimore’s current dire situation can find its roots in a history of crushing poverty, a segregated populace, and long-running police brutality. The Black population of the city has suffered considerably through booms and busts of the U.S. economy, with little in the way of relief. A city…