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Re: Did They WANT More Violence in Ferguson?
« Reply #45 on: November 26, 2014, 03:58:12 PM »
I noticed already long before the Ferguson how the MSM frames the debate to shift the public sympathy  wrt aborigines occupying parks with permanent protest camps, logging and whaling. eg, ask for a newspoll posing the question to the public not whether the greenpeace guys out on the high seas should be doing that or not. They pose the question only whether they the protestor or the public purse should have to pay for their transport back to shore from the ships they boarded and should they face stiffer penalties. This pre-supposes that the penalties are justified in the first place and has people thinking of how much it is costing themself. Therefore the majority answer in the affirmative YES. They are answering yes to the idea of people paying their own 'rescue operation' and inadvertently answering yes  to the stiffer penalties as well.

The result then is a 3K fine for a first offence for disrupting business and a month in jail for every subsequent offence. You could stand outside or march past any shop or business without prior permission and not do more than delay any potential customers entering. Any sacked worker is automatically guilty of trespassing if they return to their former workplace without prior approval, or going within half a mile of it without a reason.

Then there is the way the political system is used to work like a charm in allowing this and the spying etc. Step 1; Propose extreme measures. Step 2; some opposition politicians object. step 3; tone it down a little. Step 4; opposing politician agrees. End result; The public thinks that something fine and dandy is going ahead.

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Is Baltimore about to become Ferguson on Steroids?
« Reply #46 on: April 25, 2015, 09:22:13 PM »
Here we go again...

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Black Rioters in Baltimore Smash Police Cars, Attack Motorists in Frenzied Protest

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11:19 PM: Boyle reports People were allowed to leave the Orioles’ Stadium at the end of the extra-innings game, right after Baltimore hit a walk-off home run. Seconds earlier, an announcement came over the loudspeaker at the stadium telling fans they were no longer going to be kept in the stadium.

9:58 PM: Investigative reporter Matthew Boyle reports that both he and a family member both tried to escape the scene of destruction and chaos, but were prevented by a forcible lockout. No one is allowed to leave Oriole Park at Camden Yards. There are at least 15,000 people trapped in the stadium — and it’s the bottom of the tenth inning.

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Baltimore (AFP) — Protesters smashed police cars and shop windows in downtown Baltimore on Saturday when the biggest demonstration over the death of a young African-American man in police custody turned violent.

More than 1,000 people joined an orderly 90-minute rally at Baltimore city hall demanding justice for Freddie Gray, who died last Sunday from spinal injuries, a week after his arrest in the city’s impoverished west side.

But the mood shifted dramatically when several scores of protesters moved on to the Camden Yards baseball stadium, an hour before the scheduled start of a Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox game.

Live images from local television news helicopters showed a youthful crowd hurling soda bottles and trash cans at police officers alongside the Sports Legends museum and Camden Yards ticket booths.

“Protesters are now breaking windows and throwing items at us,” the Baltimore police department confirmed on its Twitter feed. “We are asking everyone to remain peaceful.”

Others were seen smashing shop windows and blocked intersections, with one motorist getting a rock through her car window, CBS affiliate WBAL reported.

Five police cars were seen by an AFP photographer getting their windows smashed, before riot police moved in.

Tensions have been simmering in the blue-collar Mid-Atlantic port city of 620,000 as investigators try to establish the circumstances that led to Gray’s death.

Speakers at the city hall rally called for President Barack Obama to launch a national inquiry into police misconduct, following a series of fatal confrontations between white police officers and African-American men and boys.

“It has to stop. It really has to stop because it could have been any one of us,” a young male adult member of Gray’s extended family told the crowd.

In a press conference Friday, officials acknowledged Gray should have received medical help at the moment of his arrest, when he was seen by bystanders — and caught on video — howling in apparent pain.

They also revealed that Gray, contrary to police department policy, was not buckled into his seat in the van, which made at least three unexplained stops on its way to the Western District police station.

Gray died Sunday with 80 percent of his spine severed at the neck, lawyers for his family have said. His funeral is scheduled for Monday.

Six officers have been suspended with pay as the police investigation inches closer to a May 1 deadline to submit findings to a Maryland state prosecutor, who could decide to press charges.

Gray’s death is the latest in a string of high-profile confrontations between African Americans and police, including the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August in the St Louis. suburb of Ferguson.
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Re: SNAP to RIOT IN #ferguson
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2015, 09:54:03 AM »
Sounds pretty serious. And with no relationship to doom whatsoever, just the normal wild and crazy sports fan kind of antics. Baseball can sure do this to folks!!

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Rioting Escalates in #Baltimore
« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2015, 03:36:06 PM »
From Zero Hedge

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Baltimore Swat Team Attacked By Raging Mob, Tear Gas And Rubber Bullets Deployed - Live Webcast

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The situation is escalating quickly in Baltimore after police said they received "credible" threats from street gangs who have promised to ban together to "take out" cops in the wake of protests surrounding the funeral of Freddie Gray who died after suffering a spinal injury while being taken into custody by authorities. 

Now, the SWAT team has been called out to confront protesters

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And finally, in an attempt to bring some levity to this dire situation...

 

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Re: SNAP to RIOT IN #ferguson
« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2015, 04:23:05 PM »
Note to MKing: your shit is DOA in this thread.

Baltimore is a "decent sized city." The reports ARE credible. And if you do not think they are "doom related," feel free to trash me yet again in another post destined for DN&F.

These posts are so not credible that the White Sox-Orioles game has been called off.

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Re: SNAP to RIOT IN #ferguson/Balmer
« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2015, 05:02:07 PM »
Baltimore Orioles Exec: Stop Complaining About Protests, "People Are Suffering And Dying."

BY TRAVIS WALDRON POSTED ON APRIL 27, 2015 AT 1:40 PM

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Baltimore Orioles Exec: Stop Complaining About Protests, &lsquo;People Are Suffering And Dying

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Protesters rally against the death of Freddie Gray outside Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.
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As some Baltimore Orioles fans complained about protests around the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spine injury while in police custody, the team's chief operating officer countered with a series of tweets expressing larger concerns about the plight of poor Americans. John P. Angelos, the Orioles COO and the son of the team's owner, published the tweets Saturday night in response to a local radio broadcaster who had complained that the protests, which had shut down Camden Yards while the Orioles were still playing, were inconveniencing fans and other Baltimore residents.

While Angelos expressed a preference for peaceful protest, he tweeted that his greater concern was the loss of jobs;economic devastation; and an ever-more militarized law enforcement that has primarily targeted and affected an unfairly impoverished population; particularly in urban areas like Baltimore (the Baltimore Sun has a full transcript of the tweets).

He continued: The innocent working families of all backgrounds whose lives and dreams have been cut short by excessive violence, surveillance, and other abuses of the Bill of Rights by government pay the true price, and ultimate price, and one that far exceeds the importances of any kids&rsquo; game played tonight, or ever, at Camden Yards. We need to keep in mind people are suffering and dying around the U.S., and while we are thankful no one was injured at Camden Yards, there is a far bigger picture for poor Americans in Baltimore and everywhere who don't have jobs and are losing economic civil and legal rights, and this makes inconvenience at a ballgame irrelevant in light of the needless suffering government is inflicting upon ordinary Americans.&rdquo;

Angelos did not directly mention race in his statement, though Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones, one of the team's two African American starters, did in post-game comments Saturday. But his words do tie into problems that have been highlighted in ever-more frequent protests of police killings of black men like Gray, including the militarization of police and law enforcement bodies and long-standing economic problems facing those communities. In Baltimore and elsewhere, the media has described these and other protests as "violent"; even when police conduct wasn't similarly scrutinized; as if the protests are more violent than police who injure and kill with impunity; while sports fans and others have treated demonstrations as inconveniences to their daily lives. In St. Louis, for instance, Cardinals fans taunted those protesting the death of Mike Brown and told protesters to "get a job;" in Baltimore, Orioles fans and local bar-goers confronted protesters outside Camden Yards with similar disdain.

Those frames and those confrontations, however, leave little room for even the brief consideration of the problems and the resulting attitudes that precede demonstrations like these. They don't allow for the possibility that these are not one-off responses to problems in a single city or community. As Jones stated Saturday, what happened to Gray can happen in any other city. An African American is an African American. The injustice of police violence and surveillance, the targeting of poor (and primarily minority) communities as means of government revenue, the deep segregation and lack of economic opportunity that pervade urban (and again, primarily minority) communities most perniciously, and other issues that have received more attention throughout these demonstrations are not new problems facing the country or its cities. For black communities the problems are older than even the four decades Angelos acknowledges, and Baltimore is no different.

And decades, or more, without change through means that do not require taking to the streets have perhaps, in the minds of the demonstrators, left no other option. Peaceful protest, as Angelos notes, is preferable in nearly every instance, and despite media reports that typically focused on spates of "violence," the demonstrations in Baltimore were primarily peaceful. But even to the extent they weren't, it's worth considering why. "Riot," as Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "is the language of the unheard," the result of "intolerable conditions that exist in our society" that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention.

Angelos, who cited King in his initial tweets but has not commented otherwise, seems to get that; at the least, he is making an attempt to consider the deep frustrations and reasons that underlie these types of demonstrations, and to put them, their portrayals, and the resulting "inconveniences" in a proper context. This is different, maybe even shocking, given that unlike other shows of solidarity and support from the sports world it is not coming from a player but from an executive with a presumed stake in peace and order around the ballpark in which his team plays. But in light of the deep-seated injustices driving the protests outside Camden Yards, Angelos is right that minor inconveniences to baseball fans could hardly be more irrelevant.


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Baltimore riots
« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2015, 06:15:26 PM »
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/27/politics/baltimore-freddie-gray-obama-loretta-lynch/

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Hogan, the recently elected Republican, signed an executive order Monday evening declaring a state of emergency and activating Maryland's National Guard. In a statement, he said the "looting and acts of violence in Baltimore will not be tolerated."

Hogan also cancelled his public events scheduled for Tuesday.

Maryland State Police have ordered an additional 40 troopers to Baltimore and will be deploying Monday evening to join the 42 troopers already assisting city police.

[Baltimore Mayor] Rawlings-Blake said Baltimore is instituting a city-wide 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew, starting Tuesday night and lasting for one week. She said she'd asked Hogan for the National Guard to be deployed as quickly as possible.

"(The city is being) destroyed by thugs who in a very senseless way are trying to tear down what so many have fought for, tearing down businesses, tearing down or destroying property, things that we know will impact our community for years," she said.

Baltimore police said 15 officers have suffered injuries in the clashes on the city's streets, including broken bones, and two remain hospitalized. They've arrested 27 people on Monday.

At one point, police officers in riot gear took cover behind an armored vehicle as protesters pelted them with rocks. Officers appeared to use tear gas on the protesters.

Baltimore police said there is a "credible threat" that local gangs are planning to team up in an effort to "take out" law enforcement officers.

The Baltimore Orioles baseball team, meanwhile, postponed the game it had scheduled at Camden Yards on Monday night.

























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Re: Baltimore riots
« Reply #52 on: April 27, 2015, 06:23:10 PM »

The Baltimore Orioles baseball team, meanwhile, postponed the game it had scheduled at Camden Yards on Monday night.

WHAT?

They postponed a BASEBALL GAME?!?!?!?!

This is SERIOUS!


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Note: I will merge this thread into the thread I am covering the story on in SNAP 2 RIOT IN #FERGUSON.

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Baltimore Riot Photographs
« Reply #53 on: April 28, 2015, 04:35:09 PM »
Thanks to PY for the selection of Baltimore Riots Pics, now UP on the Diner Blog Photography Page.

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#Baltimore continues to Escalate
« Reply #54 on: April 28, 2015, 11:58:58 PM »
Go to ZH for all the Graphics & Vids.

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Baltimore "Purge" Continues: National Guard, Police Lockdown City, Deploy Smoke To Enforce Curfew - Live Feed

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Update: So much for the 10pm Curfew...

Police helicopter warns "you must go home or you will be subject to arrest"

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It's not over yet. On the heels of a choatic Monday night in Baltimore that saw rioters burn buildings, loot stores, and clash with SWAT following the funeral of Freddie Gray, tensions are running high once again, and as you can see from the images and video below, it appears as though the situation could well escalate into the evening.

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And as the militarization of American cities continues, the humvees are on their way...
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Re: #Baltimore continues to Escalate
« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2015, 02:37:19 AM »
Go to ZH for all the Graphics & Vids.

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Fear porn.
Literally thousands of protesters march peacefully in Freddie Gray's honor, including people of all races, even though they don't get the same airtime.


A group of older black men in suits, reportedly with the Nation of Islam, walk through the streets in an attempt to disperse the crowds.




A man stands between agitated protesters and a line of cops, trying to quell the protestors' aggression by blocking them and yelling, "Do not give them a reason!"


Article here, with additional video and tweets:
http://mic.com/articles/116702/10-images-of-the-baltimore-riots-you-won-t-be-seeing-on-tv
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Re: SNAP to RIOT IN #ferguson
« Reply #56 on: April 29, 2015, 08:18:07 AM »
Fear porn.
Literally thousands of protesters march peacefully in Freddie Gray's honor, including people of all races, even though they don't get the same airtime.


Thanks for posting this. My only sources for news have been the car radio and the net, and none of the feeds I saw mentioned the massive peaceful protest part of this story.
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Re: SNAP to RIOT IN #ferguson
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2015, 11:24:38 AM »
Fear porn.
Literally thousands of protesters march peacefully in Freddie Gray's honor, including people of all races, even though they don't get the same airtime.


Thanks for posting this. My only sources for news have been the car radio and the net, and none of the feeds I saw mentioned the massive peaceful protest part of this story.

"Peaceful" isn't newsworthy.  Violence gets people's attention.

Do Arnold Schwartzenneger, Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone make Peaceful Movies?  Of coure not!  No Box Office attraction.

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Re: SNAP to RIOT IN #ferguson
« Reply #58 on: April 29, 2015, 02:36:23 PM »
What is newsworthy is the sight of massed ranks of riot police and National Guard carrying assault rifles on the streets of a city that looks just like the one where everyone lives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x_KouDCvMI

Politicians can say "looting and acts of violence in Baltimore will not be tolerated", but the only way to enforce that is at the point of a gun, and everyone has the picture fresh in their minds now.  Given that the people's anger in the first place was because of overt police violence, and the response is even more of the same, with Iraqi-style escalation in the background, they have made things worse, not better.

This is classic case of "social alienation", and Obama is not going to announce a $700 billion program of urban renewal to provide jobs for the alienated.  The State is a body of armed men.
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Re: SNAP to RIOT IN #ferguson
« Reply #59 on: April 29, 2015, 03:04:54 PM »
http://rt.com/usa/254277-joseph-kent-disappeared-police/
Where is #JosephKent? Prominent Ferguson activist snatched by police live on TV in Baltimore
April 29, 2015



A community organizer who led Ferguson solidarity protests was seized by riot police in full view of the media Tuesday evening, after Baltimore imposed a nightly curfew. His seizure caused much criticism in social media.

After a night of uncertainty as to what happened, Joseph Kent was confirmed to be alive and in police custody.

    Baltimore protester’s creepy arrest on live TV prompts concerns of ‘blackbag kidnapping’ http://t.co/WcQlAGCGdY #JosephKent

    — anas canon (@anascanon) April 29, 2015

According to the media present at the intersection of North and Pennsylvania Avenues in West Baltimore, the focal point of Monday’s riot and Tuesday’s peaceful gathering, Kent had been working to keep the assembly calm and urging the crowd to disperse. He appeared to have been successful, as television footage showed him alone, standing off against a line of riot police.

Around 10:38pm local time, a National Guard vehicle appeared behind Kent, and several officers surged forward, seizing him, according to the footage. The vehicle shielded them from the cameras, and by the time it had passed through the police line, Kent was nowhere to be seen.

    they kidnapped #JosephKent on live television https://t.co/LY2CHwgmpE

    — ANCIENT (@FREETRAVISB) April 29, 2015

The whole thing was captured by a CNN crew, standing at the intersection filming the police line. The dramatic arrest led many observers to wonder if Kent had been “disappeared.” Twitter lit up with the hashtag #JosephKent, his seizure was described as "black-bagging," and observers noted he was never read his rights.

    RT @AngryBlackLady: if #JosephKent was out after curfew, they didn’t *arrest* him. No Miranda. They disappeared him. https://t.co/N49Awxw1T1

    — Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) April 29, 2015

    Watching #JosephKent get kidnapped by @BaltimorePolice is the scariest video I've seen in 2015. Orwellian doesn't begin to cover it.

    — Gersande La Flèche (@gersandelf) April 29, 2015

Early Wednesday morning, attorney Stephen Beatty confirmed that Kent was alive and awaiting processing at Baltimore’s Central Booking and Intake Facility (CBIF).

“As a service to the community I can confirm that Mr. Kent is at CBIF awaiting processing,” Beatty tweeted. “Report is he is ok and safe. Due to large numbers of arrests, processing is slow. He is not even in system yet. More will be known in about 5 hours... But everyone breathe.”

    1/2 Re: #JosephKent As a service to the community I can confirm that Mr. Kent is at CBIF awaiting processing. Report is he is ok and safe.

    — The Big Acquittal (@BeattyLaw) April 29, 2015

“I am hoping that when [Kent] sees the commissioner, he will just be released on [recognizance]” Beatty added later. Under this procedure, the suspect is released without bail, after promising in writing to appear in court for upcoming proceedings.

Shortly after noon local time, Beatty tweeted he was going to CBIF personally. Two hours later, he confirmed meeting with Kent, whom he described as "healthy and positive," and confirmed being retained as his attorney.

A student at the historically black Morgan State University in Baltimore, Kent rose to prominence as a community organizer during last fall’s Baltimore protests in solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri. Speaking to Baltimore City Paper later, civil rights organizer Reverend Heber Brown III described Kent as “Martin Luther King with tattoos and gold fronts.”

According to the Baltimore police, 35 people were arrested for violating the 10:00pm - 5:00am curfew imposed under the state of emergency rules in Baltimore. The curfew began on Tuesday night, and is scheduled to last a week, unless extended.

Approximately 250 people have been arrested since Monday’s clashes between what appeared to be high-school students and police, which turned into riots in West Baltimore on Monday evening. The state of emergency suspended the regulation requiring the police to present those arrested before the courts within 24 hours, extending that deadline to 47 hours instead. Reports from attorneys flocking to the CBIF indicate that bail for first-time offenders has been set to $10,000, cash.

    They are setting 10k CASH bail for first time offenders. #Baltimore

    — Mirriam Seddiq (@mirriam71) April 29, 2015

Several businesses have been vandalized and looted, and at least five buildings and 144 vehicles burned down, as riots shook Baltimore on Monday night. By the following day, thousands of law enforcement officers from around Maryland and the neighboring states were deployed to Baltimore, along with over 1000 Maryland National Guard, patrolling the city in armored vehicles.

Tuesday’s gatherings were different, with prayer circles, street parties, music and dancing. On a couple of occasions objects were thrown at police, but community organizers – including Kent and the self-identified members of Crips and Bloods street gangs – kept the gatherings peaceful.
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