NO ADVERTISING, GOVERNMENT OR CORPORATE FUNDING
DONATE TODAY
Incest-porn.me many-vids.net HOT TOPICS ▶ Climate Change     Undoing The New Deal     The Real Baltimore     Reality Asserts Itself     United Kingdom    


  April 28, 2015

Police Were Harassing Students Before Monday's Outrage


TRNN Top Stories 2015: Exclusive documents obtained by The Real News show how police officers engaged in a pattern of abuse before the killing of Freddie Gray by arresting teenagers who were waiting to take the bus back home in the same neighborhood in Northwest Baltimore that would erupt and lead to the chaos seen this week.
Members don't see ads. If you are a member, and you're seeing this appeal, click here
   


Share to Facebook Share to Twitter


TRNN is giving us real understanding of the issues and a way around the corporate news spin. - heylair
Log in and tell us why you support TRNN


transcript

This is the scene where it all began. The site of the first clashes between police and juveniles that escalated into a night of rioting and destruction. It thrust Baltimore onto the national stage in the wake of the killing of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in police custody.

The governor of Maryland announced a state of emergency and the mayor imposed a week-long curfew.

Little was said in the media about what sparked Monday's outburst.

But The Real News has obtained documents from an anonymous source that suggest a pattern of harassment over the past two weeks since the death of Gray. Police officers have been arresting mostly young African-American students after they got let out of schools and after they refused police orders to get on the bus and go home.

According to the Baltimore Police arrest reports acquired by THE REAL NEWS, officers arrested teenagers as young as 14- and 15-years-old.

According to the documents, police were asking students which bus they were waiting for. When the bus arrived and students didn't board, presumably in an act of protest, the police officers placed them under arrest for trespassing and loitering on MTA property.

Many students yelled back. For example, one 16-year-old girl who we won't name defended her cousin, calling the police "fake [...] y'all don't have to lock her up," she said. While it's unclear whether those sorts of arrests repeated themselves on Monday and maybe even triggered the uproar, it's very likely that it contributed to the deep sense of anger and frustration that has rocked Baltimore since the death of Freddie Gray.

For the Real News, Thomas Hedges and Stephen Janis reporting from Baltimore.



Comments

Our automatic spam filter blocks comments with multiple links and multiple users using the same IP address. Please make thoughtful comments with minimal links using only one user name. If you think your comment has been mistakenly removed please email us at contact@therealnews.com

latest stories

South Africa: Criminality and Deep Rot in the ANC Will Continue Under New President Ramaphosa (2/2)
Do Russiagate Skeptics Go Too Far?
The Return of Berlusconi: Can A Fractured Left Defeat Him?
Potomac Pipeline Would Be 'Another Contradiction' From Larry Hogan
Police Union Keeps Audit Secret Despite Allegations of Massive Overtime Fraud
Guns, Toxic Masculinity, and the Alt-Right
Zuma's Catastrophic Presidency Ends in Forced Resignation (1/2)
Brother of Crooked Cop Says He Knows Who Killed Detective Suiter
Israeli Strikes in Egypt Kept Secret for Years
As the Opioid Crisis Deepens, Will Maryland Democrats Vote to Save Lives?
The Free Market Threat to Democracy
Finding a SALT Tax Deduction Workaround
Leader of Neo-Nazi Militia Says MAGA Hat-Wearing Florida Shooter Trained with Them
Charter School Principal: No Evidence Privatization Is Better For Students
Max Blumenthal in Gaza: Netanyahu Faces Scandal, Palestinians a Crisis
Trump's Infrastructure Fantasy a Gift to His Donors
Netanyahu Could Fall for Corruption, Not War Crimes
Climate Change Costs Insurance Companies Billions, And Price is Rising
Trump's Budget Declares War on Forgotten America
West Virginia Woman Removed From Legislature After Exposing Fossil Fuel Contributions to Lawmakers
Leftist Hopeful's Lead Signals Upheaval for Mexico
Wilkerson: From Trump Parade to Budget, There's 'Too Much Military'
Trump's Budget and Infrastructure Plans Threaten Environment
Catharsis and Corruption in Wake of Dirty Cop Conviction
Confronting Trudeau on Climate Lies and Kinder Morgan Pipeline
Two Cops Found Guilty In Massive Police Corruption Scandal
In First Black Police Chief's Appeal, Judges Weigh Prosecutorial Misconduct, Discrimination
City Council Committee Advances Styrofoam Ban, But Delays Implementation
Trump Privatizes America
Is the Oil Industry Canada's 'Deep State'?

TheRealNewsNetwork.com, RealNewsNetwork.com, The Real News Network, Real News Network, The Real News, Real News, Real News For Real People, IWT are trademarks and service marks of Independent World Television inc. "The Real News" is the flagship show of IWT and The Real News Network.

All original content on this site is copyright of The Real News Network. Click here for more

Problems with this site? Please let us know

Web Design, Web Development and Managed Hosting