With ya current history of desperate scrubbing of the threads that exposes ya idiocy and stupidity, I don't know if ya merit the usual response with the TRUTH,....elky scrubber in chief. Ya crack me up, you and floppy who interestingly did the same exact thing you did, when his idiocy and stupidity, also was exposed on the ? "Iran deal", COINCEDENCE?....hehehehehehehehe
you are a single mother in Baltimore with 5 children that are hard working, good students. You want to sent them to a private school so they can learn in an safe environment , without fear, without gangs. Only problem is the unions will not allow that, so your children have to deal with all the other outside influences.. now they have very little chance of success. How can anyone deprive these young people of this opportunity. Teacher unions wont allow vouchers because blacks would get educated and then they couldn't control them.History will show what the democratic party has done to these people and it wont be pretty
Meme Sums Up Embarrassing Riot Coverage On Mainstream Media
Leslie Salzillo Daily Kos ? 4-30-15
So, we have 'white riots' (because we lost the game), and 'black riots' (because we're losing our lives). Guess which riots national and mainstream media choose to demonize?
As Occupy Democrats state in their meme below, violent and destructive sports riots barely make the news.
It's a problem. Carl Bialik with the polling aggregation site, Five Thirty-Eight, writes more about the riots we don't see:
"After Wisconsin upset Kentucky in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament Saturday night, there was a riot near Kentucky’s campus in Lexington. People threw bottles and set fires, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. The police used pepper spray and arrested 31 people. And this wasn’t the first time people in Lexington reacted violently after a big Wildcats game. Last spring, the police arrested dozens of people after riots when Kentucky lost in the national championship game. And they arrested dozens of people in two separate riots in 2012, after Kentucky’s wins in the national semifinal and final. Those are four of about 50 North American sports riots in the past five decades…"
TYT/The Young Turks did an amusing take on this issue in this YouTube clip. There is a good amount of profanity, so you may want to lower/turn off your speakers, if you're at the office (depending where you work) or if you're at home with children around:
Does this make the Baltimore rioting right? Not at all. It makes mainstream media and a little more wrong.
Thank goodness for social media. We don't always get it right, but we certainly add a whole lot more perspective and information, which mainstream media wouldn't dare touch for fear of losing their high dollar sponsors.
Here's to the social, civil, and economical diversity we find everyday at our fingertips.
No, I just mean that you are hollow and weak. Nothing to do with the President.
Shaun King / Daily Kos / 4-30-5
EXACTLY WHAT IS IT ABOUT BEING CONSERVATIVE THAT MAKES ONE WANT TO LIE ABOUT YOUNG BLACK MEN WHO HAVE BEEN KILLED BY POLICE?
Soon after Ferguson teenager Mike Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson, CONSERVATIVES INSISTED THAT MIKE BROWN HAD A LENGTHY ARREST RECORD. ONE CONSERVATIVE DECLARED THAT BROWN HAD BEEN ARRESTED FOR SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND BEGAN A LENGTHY LAWSUIT FOR RECORDS TO PROVE IT. THEY WERE ALL LIES. Instead of allowing a grieving family space to mourn, Brown's family was forced to speak out and defend his honor and declare that he actually had no arrest record at all.
TO THIS VERY DAY, FOX NEWS HAS REFUSED TO RETRACT THIS STORY IN WHICH THEY FALSELY CLAIMED BROWN BROKE THE ORBITAL SOCKET OF DARREN WILSON.
Mike Tobin joined Shep on Shepard Smith Reporting today to give the most recent updates from Ferguson, including details on these reports of severe injuries to Wilson.
TOBIN, CITING THE GATEWAY PUNDIT, SAID WILSON WAS HIT HARD ENOUGH BY BROWN TO BREAK ALL THE BONES AROUND HIS EYE, AN ORBITAL BLOWOUT FRACTURE TO THE EYE SOCKET, ALTHOUGH THE GATEWAY PUNDIT'S SOURCE WITHIN THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE CANNOT BE CONFIRMED.
But, AS WE NOW KNOW, WILSON DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A HAIRLINE FRACTURE IN HIS PINKY OR ANYWHERE ELSE ON HIS BODY. THESE WERE ALL LIES.
NOW, THE LIES HAVE BEGUN ABOUT FREDDIE GRAY, WHO DIED AFTER BEING ARRESTED BY BALTIMORE POLICE. POPULAR CONSERVATIVE BALTIMORE RADIO SHOCK JOCK, Bob Marr, stated:
“I’m hearing that Freddie Gray may have sustained an injury himself while fleeing from police on March 20th, 2015. What I’m hearing is that in order to try to elude police, he jumped from a window, possibly as high as three stories,” said Marr.
In case that lie wasn't enough, Marr went on to state that "he heard" Gray ran into a wall and severed his own spine that way.
These lies are ugly.
AT THEIR ROOT, THESE LIES ARE TOLD TO CREATE A FALSE NARRATIVE THAT MAKES POLICE LOOK LIKE SAINTS WHO ARE BEING VICTIMIZED. ULTIMATELY, THE BALTIMORE POLICE, MUCH LIKE THE FERGUSON POLICE, MAKE ROOM FOR THESE LIES TO BE TOLD BY STONEWALLING FOR DAYS, WEEKS, AND MONTHS AND REFUSING TO REFUTE NEGATIVE REPORTS THAT FAVOR THEIR VERSION OF EVENTS WHILE PUBLICLY REFUTING NEGATIVE REPORTS THAT MAKE THEM LOOK BAD.
The truth is that it is a culture of dependency as promulgated by the race baiters and new plantation overseers of the inner city that has created what we’re seeing play out in Baltimore. There is where the blame lies, but there are very few who are willing to admit just that.
Like many failed cities, Detroit comes to mind, and every city besieged recently by rioting, Democrats and their union pals have had carte blanche to inflict their ideas and policies on Baltimore since 1967, the last time there was a Republican Mayor. In 2012, after four years of his own failed policies, President Obama won a whopping 87.4% of the Baltimore city vote. Democrats run the city of Baltimore, the unions, the schools, and, yes, the police force. Since 1969, there have only been only been two Republican governors of the State of Maryland. Elijah Cummings has represented Baltimore in the U.S. Congress for more than thirty years.”Every single major urban center in America is run by Democrats — more specifically, liberal progressives, black or white. The morass that became Detroit. The killing fields of Chicago. The depravity of Washington DC. Perhaps what we’re witnessing in Baltimore is the pure definition of insanity — continuing to do the same thing and expect different results.
THE DOMINANT WHITE RESPONSE TO BALTIMORE SHOWS WHY BLACK RESIDENTS ARE JUSTIFIED IN THEIR ANGER
Grizzard / Daily Kos / 4-30-15
IMAGINE FOR A MOMENT THAT A MAN'S NECK WAS ALMOST SEVERED, NEARLY CLEAN CUT IN THE MOST PAINFUL WAY POSSIBLE, WHILE IN THE CUSTODY OF THE PEOPLE CHARGED WITH THE DUTY OF PROTECTING AND SERVING. IMAGINE THAT MAN DIED, ALONE, IN A PRISON CELL, WHILE HIS CRIES FOR HELP WERE BLATANTLY IGNORED. NOW IMAGINE THAT IN THE WAKE OF THAT TRAGEDY, A GOVERNMENT HAD BEEN INFANTILE IN ITS ABILITY TO EXPLAIN EVEN THE BASIC DETAILS OF WHAT HAPPENED.
THAT'S THE REVOLTING REALITY IN BALTIMORE. AND THROUGH IT ALL, THE DOMINANT WHITE RESPONSE WAS MUTED. FROM DIFFERENT REACHES OF THE INTERNET, PROMINENT CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS WEIGHED IN ON THE TRAVESTY, OFFERING PERSPECTIVES ON ANOTHER DATA POINT IN AN EVER-GROWING BODY OF EVIDENCE THAT THE POLICE STATE IS STILL BEING MOBILIZED AGAINST BLACK AMERICANS. And sure, the death of Freddie Gray received some national media attention.
But IT WASN'T THE CONCERN OF THE AVERAGE GUY WHO LOOKS LIKE ME. WHITE AMERICANS ARE IMMUNE TO THESE PROBLEMS, ISOLATED FROM THE REALITIES OF POLICE BRUTALITY AND OPPRESSION. SEVERED SPINES ARE A PROBLEM IN THE ABSTRACT, BUT CERTAINLY NOT SOMETHING TO GET ALL BOTHERED ABOUT. For some of us, the Freddie Gray travesty was another opportunity to reflect on the moral failings of the afflicted, noting that if Freddie had been a law-abiding choir boy, he wouldn't have found himself in the crunching grasp of Baltimore's police force. For others, it was an opportunity to remind the world that not all cops are bad, an impulse that's certainly correct, even if ill-timed.
But the brutal death of Freddie Gray, an example of police brutality that could have reminded us all of the dangers faced by inner-city black men on a daily basis? Well, that's just not occasion enough for us to offer an opinion.
NOW IMAGINE THAT IN RESPONSE TO THIS ONE PARTICULAR TRAGEDY, THE CITIZENS OF BALTIMORE - MOST OF THEM BLACK, BUT MANY WHITE - ROSE UP TO QUESTION THE CULTURE OF BRUTALITY THAT'S PRODUCED MORE THAN 100 SUCCESSFUL CLAIMS AGAINST POLICE OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS. Imagine that in the midst of those protests, a debatable number of mostly young, mostly angry men smashed some windows, threw some rocks and bottles, and destroyed some property. A few of those men even got violent with those around them.
AFTER SITTING ON THE SIDELINES, SILENT AT THE LYNCHING OF FREDDIE GRAY, YOU'D THINK THAT SOME PROPERTY DAMAGE AND NON-LETHAL VIOLENCE WOULD FAIL TO SHAKE THE CONSCIENCE OF THE AVERAGE WHITE VIEWER. YOU'D BE WRONG.
IT'S IN THE DEFENSE OF THAT PROPERTY - THOSE CVS STORES OWNED BY FACELESS INDIVIDUALS AND THOSE POLICE CARS BEING BASHED IN - THAT WE'VE SEEN THE STRONGEST RESPONSE FROM THE DOMINANT ELEMENT OF SOCIETY. SOCIAL MEDIA IS A GOOD INDICATION, BUT CERTAINLY NOT THE ONLY ONE. THERE, ON SITES LIKE FACEBOOK AND TWITTER, FOLKS HAVE SPOKEN UP ABOUT FREDDIE GRAY FOR THE FIRST TIME. THEY'VE NOT COME TO THE DEFENSE OF THE OPPRESSED. RATHER, THEY'VE SPOKEN UP IN CONDEMNATION OF THOSE "ANIMALS," "THUGS," AND "CRIMINALS" WHO ARE "DESTROYING THEIR OWN CITY."
IT'S SOME COMBINATION OF HISTORICAL ILLITERACY AND RACIAL ANIMUS THAT DRIVES THE RESPONSE. THE PREVAILING WHITE VIEW HAS BEEN TRAGICALLY NON-CURIOUS FROM AN INTELLECTUAL PERSPECTIVE. RATHER THAN ASKING WHAT MIGHT CAUSE A PEOPLE TO RISK LIFE AND LIMB IN AN EFFORT TO SMASH TO BITS THEIR OWN NEIGHBORHOODS, WE'VE RESPONDED WITH A STUPID, INCREDULOUS LOOK ON OUR FACES. "LOOK AT THEM," WE'VE SAID. "BURNING DOWN THEIR OWN CITY." WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE WOULD NEVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT - NOT EVEN WHEN OUR FAVORITE HOCKEY TEAM FAILED TO WIN LORD STANLEY'S CUP. BUT WE FAIL TO ASK THAT CRITICAL NEXT QUESTION - IF THESE PEOPLE, WHO ARE IN SO MANY WAYS LIKE US, WOULD DO SOMETHING THAT WE WOULDN'T THINK OF DOING, WHAT MUST THE CONDITIONS BE LIKE TO DRIVE THAT BEHAVIOR? ….
That's bs, acehole. Business thrives on an excess of labor at low cost which means there will always be a segment of society that will be left out. The 30-40 year period of expansion after the Big War was an anomaly. Get over it and stop with the simpleminded answers. The white flight and the crashing of property values attracted the poor to these cities where they were trapped after business and manufacturing also took flight. Things are reverting back to the norm in this country when large segments of the population lived in poverty. It is more noticeable now because it is concentrated in the cities. Keep your mouth open and maybe you will get some of what trickles down.
Re: ".. Anyone who burns, loot and pillages in society is a THUG, and no need to apologize...."
Absolutely right again, fraudney, and the same goes for anyone who shoots a citizen in the back. Right!?
Yes, the dirty little secret that no one wants to admit is that Baltimore, and so many other urban areas and inner city communities in America are a reflection of the abject failure of liberal progressive socialist policies as
advanced by the Democrat party.
elk, tell us what happen because your the only person who knows. You should call the mayor and hold a press conf and tell everyone what happen so we can clear this up. please hurry, so these thugs will quit terrorizing their neighbors.
Just goes to show how fickle America is. I, don't object to what she did but I would just like to point out if that video was shown without context the social media would have been calling for her to be arrested for child abuse and the kid put in protective custody. So, the media decides when you can hit your kids or not.
Seem like progs have hijacked the word THUG, to mean derogatory "N" word. When is the prog insanity going to end. A thug is a thug PERIOD, and a THUG may come in "whatever" shade, doesn't change the price of tea in China, she/he is still a thug.
Anyone who burns, loot and pillages in society is a THUG, and no need to apologize...."Too late to apologize", for the direction the Mayor gave her citizens, who destroyed the Charm, and caused HARM to other citizens in the name of "freedom of expression". CRIMES were committed, not by kids or youth, they were committed by THUGS period.
Fraud, when a fool argues with a fool, who is the fool? No point in communicating with you. You are a lost cause with the only purpose left in life giving others a laugh at the insanity and stupidity you daily bring to the MB. A person like you, who lies so much that they can't even tell reality from fiction anymore should be treated with pity. Sad that you are how you are, losing a brain is a terrible thing.
Tales of a car crash, or Gray harming himself in the police van, don't hold up. So where is the police report?
JOAN WALSH / Salon / 4-30-2015
Fox News gone wild: The ludicrous stories about how Freddie Gray injured himself
Late Wednesday night, the Washington Post dropped a bombshell in the Freddie Gray case: according to a second-hand report from the prisoner who traveled in the same police van, Gray was “banging against the walls” of the van as though he “was intentionally trying to injure himself.” On Fox, Sean Hannity went predictably nuts about the “blockbuster,” and used it to blame President Obama for weighing in on race relations “before the facts are known.”
The Post has done some good reporting from Baltimore, but this “scoop” is curious. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts had previously cited the same prisoner as saying the ride he shared with Gray was quiet and uneventful.
NBC AFFILIATE WBAL’S JAYNE MILLER TOOK THE STORY APART WITHIN ABOUT AN HOUR, REPORTING THAT THE PRISONER IN QUESTION ONLY GOT ABOARD ON THE VAN’S FOURTH STOP, AND WAS WITH HIM FOR FIVE OR SIX MINUTES. GRAY HAD BEEN ALONE IN THE VAN, WITH POLICE, FOR AT LEAST A HALF HOUR, MILLER SAID, CITING THE COPS’ OWN TIMELINE, DURING WHICH TIME THE VEHICLE MADE A CURIOUS STOP TO PLACE THE YOUNG WEST BALTIMORE MAN IN LEG IRONS.
The Post called the story the “first glimpse” of what actually happened inside the van, and added that “it is not clear whether any additional evidence backs up the prisoner’s version.” That’s one way to put it.
THIS ISN’T THE FIRST STORY TO CHARGE THAT GRAY, NOT POLICE, WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OWN INJURY. An “exclusive” on a right-wing site blared “FREDDIE GRAY ALLEGEDLY HAD SPINE SURGERY JUST ONE WEEK BEFORE ARREST.” It quickly metastasized to “everyone’s racist uncle’s Facebook feed,” as Gawker put it.
IT WAS JUST AS QUICKLY DEBUNKED. EVIDENCE OF A LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT CITED BY THE RIGHT HAD TO DO WITH A SUIT GRAY’S FAMILY FILED AGAINST THEIR LANDLORD, CHARGING NEGLIGENCE THAT LED TO THE CHILDREN’S BEING POISONED BY LEAD PAINT, according to their attorney William “Billy” Murphy.
An attorney for Gray’s family challenged the Post’s report, too. “We disagree with any implication that Freddie Gray severed his own spinal cord,” Jason Downs told the Post. “We question the accuracy of the police reports we’ve seen thus far, including the police report that says Mr. Gray was arrested without force or incident.”
Of course, while the first police account said Gray was arrested without incident, a cellphone video released later showed that he’d been slammed to the ground and dragged into the van, obviously in pain. But WBAL’s Miller cautioned against theories that his spine had been injured during the arrest. And indeed, though Gray is in pain in the video, and is being dragged at first, he stands on his own before he’s loaded into the van.
Most reporting so far points to Gray’s injury occurring in the van – perhaps on one of the Baltimore Police Department’s notorious “rough rides” — where they drive recklessly and stop suddenly, in order to punish prisoners within the quiet confines of police vans, away from the eyes and the cell phones of community witnesses. His spine was almost entirely severed, and his larynx was crushed. WBAL’s Miller told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Wednesday night she’s heard from multiple medical sources that “it’s virtually impossible to do that injury on your own.”
And so it continues, crackpot theories and right-wing “exclusives,” plus the occasional mainstream report coming from police department leaks, all trying to exonerate police and implicate Freddie Gray in his own death. All of this noise could be silenced by an official police report on the incident.
Yet while the police investigation will be completed Friday, earlier reports that it would also be released to the public Friday have been rebutted by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who says it will then go to the Baltimore state’s attorney’s office. The mayor has given no timeline for the report’s release. Until then, Gray’s community will seek justice, and the right will fill the vacuum with victim-blaming stories.