There have been 63 homicides in Baltimore in 2015. Three of those victims have been identified as Caucasian. Fifty six were identified as Black and forty seven of those died by gunshot. There were four bodies that could not (presumably from decomposition) be identified.
To put this in context, that's a murder every other day. Strangely, no one thought to get their riot on until one man died a week after allegedly suffering a spinal injury in police custody. Maybe it's because Freddie Gray, despite an extensive criminal record, was a "well liked jokester."
I guess it's true... everybody loves a comedian.
UPDATE: If it bleeds... it ledes
Don't have a brutal police homicide? No problem, just create one...Professional journalists... your moral and intellectual superiors.
"They were told to stand down, you will not take any action, let them destroy property. I couldn’t believe it, I’m a 31-year veteran of law enforcement. … I had never heard anything like this before in my life."The Washington Post is now reporting another prisoner in the paddy wagon witnessed Freddie Gray injuring himself during transport.