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Baltimore Teen Who Smashed Police Car Faces Life In Jail

AFRICANGLOBE - The young man allegedly responsible for smashing the windows of a police car during the Baltimore protests on Monday (April 27) is being held on $500k bail and could face life in prison after his own parents encouraged him to surrender.

Hypocritical, Self Righteous America

AFRICANGLOBE - The racial upheavals in America, if not solved quickly and amicably, might escalate into a bloody, racial conflagration with more lives and property being lost, making a mockery of the self-righteousness of those who rule that country and regard themselves as a model society where human rights are observed and no one is discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion or creed.

Promoting Black Entrepreneurship In Baltimore

AFRICANGLOBE - A new research study looked at data from urban centers around the U.S. and found that in areas where Black individuals were increasing their business ownership, there were positive results beyond the business bottom line.

Police Murder In Baltimore

AFRICANGLOBE - On April 12, 25-year-old Freddie Gray “made eye contact” with a Baltimore police officer; a week later he was dead from an episode of brutality and torture that left three of his vertebrae crushed and his spinal cord mostly severed.

Baltimore’s New Plantations: Race, Police And How Little Have Changed Since...

AFRICANGLOBE - Where the plantation’s police—the overseer, the slave patrols—did their damnedest to wrest every last ounce of labor from the slave, today’s police keep watch over the unemployed or semi-employed. In the West Baltimore neighborhood where Freddie Gray—whose death while in police custody sparked the riots—grew up, one in four juveniles is arrested and the unemployment rate is 58 percent. The plantation’s police extracted labor; the city’s police preside over its disposal.

Finally, A Fair State Attorney – The Gantt Report

AFRICANGLOBE - So what if some of the officers charged with manslaughter and other crimes are Black? If it were up to me, the Black officers that helped commit or refused to stop the crimes done under color of law that killed Freddie Gray should get more jail time and punishment than anybody involved!

Baltimore Police Kidnap Community Organizer On Live Television

AFRICANGLOBE - Joseph Kent is a well-known protestor who was kidnapped on Tuesday night. The shocking thing is that it was all caught on CNN’s cameras. And now, the world wants to know where he is!

Ten Shocking Facts About Baltimore

AFRICANGLOBE - Were you shocked at the disruption in Baltimore? What is more shocking is daily life in Baltimore, a city of 622,000 which is 63 percent African American. Here are ten numbers that tell some of the story.

Black Residents In Baltimore Aim Anger At Weak “Black Leaders”

AFRICANGLOBE - “Why should I feel different that a Black woman is mayor and a Black man is chief when they’re not doing anything?” In Baltimore, a preponderance of the city’s leadership and population is Black. But that has come as little comfort to African Americans who long ago surrendered any confidence in the police department.

State Of Emergency Declared As Baltimore Burns

AFRICANGLOBE - Residents of Baltimore are dealing with the damage left behind by thousands of rioters who looted stores and set buildings on fire. The governor of Maryland declared a state of emergency Monday as the streets of Baltimore erupted in violence after the funeral for an African-American man who died of injuries he sustained while in police custody.

Protesters Clash With Paramilitary Police In Baltimore

AFRICANGLOBE - Violence broke out after the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died of severe spinal injuries on April 19, a week after he was arrested and detained by Baltimore police. The tragic incident, which was captured by an eyewitness on his cell phone, shows an injured Gray being dragged into a van by police officers.

Rightwing Media Cynically Exploits Unrest In Baltimore To Push “Race War”...

AFRICANGLOBE - When the police snapped Freddie Gray's neck, the Baltimore Sun did not call it an act of violence. Only Black folk are "violent" to them. Those in the right-leaning media who’ve been trading on the fears of working class and middle whites for decades know that the more we can steer the conversation away from class and racial disparity to “whites vs Blacks” the more potential white allies for #BlackLivesMatter will run into the clutches of polarized racial politics.

Justice Department Probes Baltimore Police-Custody Death

AFRICANGLOBE - The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a Black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was arrested by Baltimore police.

Man Dies After Baltimore Cops Break His Back And Sever His...

AFRICANGLOBE - Freddie Gray's stepfather, Richard Shipley, confirmed his stepson had died. His statement was confirmed by a Shock Trauma [hospital] spokesman. According to police, Gray was first stopped by officers at 8:39am on April 12. He allegedly managed to run away but was caught one minute later and arrested. At 8:54am he was placed in the prisoner transport wagon and taken to the Western District police station. At 9:54am an ambulance was called to treat him.

Baltimore Cop Punch Man In The Face Then Charge Him With...

AFRICANGLOBE - Baltimore Police are speaking out about the actions of an officer, caught on camera punching an unarmed 19-year-old in the face just before his arrest. Baltimore Police says that the officer is still on active duty while police investigate.

Beatdown By Baltimore Cop Results In Suspension, $5 Million Suit

AFRICANGLOBE - A Baltimore police officer has been suspended and faces a $5 million lawsuit after he was caught on video throwing a flurry of punches at a man as one cop restrained the man and another watched.