CNN Is “All In” With Wall To Wall Coverage of Freddie Gray Story In Baltimore….

Because the Freddie Gray story advances a specific narrative right in the sweet spot for check-box progressives who deliver liberal punditry on the network and try to convince America that it’s the majority view.

And the local liberal media in/around Baltimore Maryland are just giddy with praise.

Baltimore Sun: “When it comes to television, CNN has been in a league by itself in covering the Freddie Gray story“…

The professionally aggrieved have once again found a friend in CNN.

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82 Responses to CNN Is “All In” With Wall To Wall Coverage of Freddie Gray Story In Baltimore….

  1. bofh says:

    Baltimore Sun: “When it comes to television, CNN has been in a league by itself in covering the Freddie Gray story“…

    Demonstrating, once again, that the media’s prime audience is the rest of the media.

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    • BobNoxious says:

      I’m surprised by that article; Zurawik is WAY off base, especially in saying CNN hasn’t brought out all the usual suspects… All they’ve had on is the usual suspects.

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    • John Galt says:

      “When it comes to television”

      I have a vague recollection of television and 8-track tapes.

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  2. bob e says:

    eventually .. something cataclysmic is gonna’ happen. it occurred to me that i think i know
    why those whip crackers were so hated. do ya’ think black people’s behaviour has changed since cotton pickin’ on the plantation .. ??

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  3. doodahdaze says:

    Round up the usual suspects.

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  4. auscitizenmom says:

    Makes me sick.

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    • Les says:

      It amazes me how many adults never learned how to just behave themselves. Little kids can do it, why can’t these big people get ahold of themselves?

      I do wonder what happened to Freddie Gray and I’m irritated I can’t find out on the news because the media has nothing to do with actual news nowadays. I wish they would all just stop giving their personal opinions (I don’t give a carp what they think see carp? haha ) and start reporting some actual, factual news.

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  5. mscynlynn says:

    The CNN logo makes me feel dirty. It’s like watching news porn. The news guy on camera was getting a bit excited…I need to wash my eyes.

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    • crossthread42 says:

      Does NEWS make you feel like this? With Current Events Now A days? 😉

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      • 2x4x8 says:

        John Kerry says, the conflict is time to bring in James Taylor
        “found a friend in CNN”, nice quote by the way

        the Alan Alda of the music side of entertainment, the two have been promoting effeminate males the past 40 years, advancing the liberal cultural agenda, softening up the ridged rules of God concerning male and female, and their corresponding roles, so that liberals can push forward with gay marriage, transgenderism and non discriminating bathrooms

        Americans have been well propagandized for tonight’s Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer

        OMG, puke, puke, the LoFo will be drooling over this, where is that Hillary Clinton quote, “Don’t you want to see a woman President?”

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        • RJ says:

          Hey…this is not fair. Stop and think for a moment about those Wheaties we all ate as kids. We remember that “dashing” picture of Bruce Jenner with his hands in the air on the Wheaties box; even then his “hair” was magnificent, was it not?

          The implication was eat some Wheaties and “run” like Bruce to victory in your life! Mom, can I have a second bowl? Fast forward 40 years or so.

          Wheaties is still the same product, but it would appear that Brucie wants a “makeover” for his self. What’s so bad about this wish of hers/his? Longer hair, new breasts that gently poke out, fingernails shaped and polished, high heel shoes that don’t permit you to run, but do make you look beautiful and correct.

          It’s a new day pal…our collective narcissism can give one whatever he/she desires to be, whenever the funds are available to due so. Don’t forget our criminals languishing in cells who have convinced the government to pay for transgender operations too. They need “respect” for their inner selves in prison.

          Set me free, people!

          Can’t we all just get along, no matter who we want to be? Give me some of your money so I can “externalize” the “inner truths” within my soul…and don’t ask me what a “soul” is!

          Michael Jackson wanted to be white, right? The Clintons wanted to be rich, no? Obama intends to be god, yes? CNN presently is floundering around as it seeks a new identity, give them time for this transition.

          Making monsters has never been easy, just ask Dr. Frankenstein!

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          • 2x4x8 says:

            yes, the Young(er) Frankenstein(s) got the “abby-normal” brain from a full court press of propaganda, Pravda is soooo yesterday

            Today (if you can hear my voice) is “different”

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  6. True Colors says:

    It is automatically assumed that black people are supposed to see the world in terms of “all for one and one for all.” If something hurts any one of them, then the other 40 million of them in this country automatically have a right to be angry and offended, just because they happen to have the same skin color.. Racial unity is considered good, natural, and even something to be celebrated.

    On the other hand, white people are conditioned to believe that if you side with a white person whom you do not even know, just because you happen to have the same skin color as that person, then this is the most evil, hateful thing that you could ever do. Racial unity is considered hateful, selfish, and is to be condemned in the strongest terms possible.

    TC

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  7. BobNoxious says:

    CNN’s coverage has been flat out appalling- especially Erin Burnett. She is not even watchable anymore. The garbage Marc Lamont Hill was spewing today was downright hate speech and the one guy that half attempted to challenge it was cut off constantly. They have crossed the line beyond even advocacy to straight up promoting violence and disorder.

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  8. True Colors says:

    Why is Freddie Gray national news? We all know the answer to that. He is a black person who got killed by a non-black police officer. That one element is now considered newsworthy, all by itself.

    No such luck if you are white, hispanic, asian, jewish, or anything else. Your death would not matter even the tiniest little bit to the national media.

    We have reached a point where one particular skin color is placed on the highest pedestal possible, far above all others.

    In this country, the population of black people is roughly 40,000,000. And 39,999,700 will NOT be killed by police this year. You would never know that the percentage is so microscopic by watching TV.

    Furthermore, the number of people who are killed are almost always criminals who are clashing with police. Remove those people from the equation, and the numbers are even more infinitesimal. Maybe 10 people out of 40 million. Maybe. Probably less.

    The federal government estimates that 1 out of every 1.2 million people in this country get struck by lightning every year. So in other words lightning strikes are a greater threat to black people than police are, as long as they are not clashing with the police.

    TC

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    • Everything you said is true, except you committed the logical fallacy of begging the question as to how Freddie Gray died, by saying the police killed him. We don’t actually know what caused his injury and death. My understanding is that he crashed the bicycle he was using to flee before being taken into custody…

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      • oldiadguy says:

        “My understanding is that he crashed the bicycle he was using to flee before being taken into custody…”

        If he crashed his bike, an ambulance should have been called to check him for injuries and if necessary transport him to the hospital for treatment.

        My suspicion is Gray got the “nickel ride.” This article says a lot.

        http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/04/24/rough-ride-lawyer-says-freddie-gray-lacked-belt/

        “All six officers involved in Gray’s arrest have been suspended with pay while under criminal investigation. Davey, whose firm is on contract with the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, said five of the six officers gave voluntary statements the day of
        Gray’s arrest, and one — he didn’t say who — declined to speak with investigators.

        My suspicion would be the driver of the cruiser is the one who did not make a statement.

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        • art tart says:

          oldiadguy ~ it is being reported Gray had on hand cuffs, his legs were in leg resstraints BUT he was not wearing a seat beat.

          Does the driver not have a video cam to watch the suspects in the rear?

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      • art tart says:

        The latest reporting is that Gray wasn’t wearing a seat belt while in the transport van which is mandatory, there was a previous death due to lack of seat belt so it became mandatory. The info was reported on National News today. The family of the former suspect that died was awarded over 7 million dollars but was reduced because the Civil cap was $ 200,000.00.

        ‘Lawyer Says Freddie Gray, Man Fatally Injured in Custody of Baltimore Police, Lacked Seat Belt’

        http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/rough-ride-lawyer-says-man-fatally-injured-custody-baltimore-police-n347391

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      • oldiadguy says:

        I made a comment on what may of happened but it went into spam. Mods, Help!!! 🙂

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        • oldiadguy says:

          Sorry Mods, Word Press is acting squirrelly today. I made a reply to Donald’s comment and the reply showed up. However, when I returned to this site, my reply had disappeared and there were no replies to Donald’s comment. After I posted the above comment, my previous reply and art tart’s reply appeared. ?????

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        • art tart says:

          oldiadguy ~ I followed your link, best link yet on all the details of this case. I doubt Crump/Parks will bother w/this w/the Civil Suit cap @ $ 200,000.00. It appears he did get a “nickel ride.”

          I find it hard to believe the driver doesn’t have mirrors or a video showing what’s going in the back wagon but the articles say they don’t have video. Do you know who would be liable for buckling Gray up inside the van & is there another person in the van besides the driver? It would seem that there would be 2 Officers needed to buckle Gray in, IDK.

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          • oldiadguy says:

            art tart – I suspect the cruiser driver has a rear view mirror, but would not have been able to see Gray if he was lying on the floor as I suspect. I searched for a photo of a BPD cruiser and found this.

            http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=JN.bwEkKWgkCSDqp1DjrkVfpQ&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0

            It appears that the cruiser is divided into two sections with bench seats on each side. From the arrest photos I’ve seen, Gray is either not able to walk or is acting out by not walking, forcing the officers to carry him. It does appear to be a very tight fit for a suspect and an officer in the rear compartment of the cruiser and would have been difficult and dangerous to place seatbelt on a resisting suspect. If the officers placed him head forward on the floor of the cruiser, a sudden stop could have caused the spinal cord injury.

            Why he wearing leg irons is a bit of a mystery to me. It might be BPD policy or Gray was acting in a manner that required his feet and legs to be restrained. Our cruisers carried leather restraining straps for this purpose.

            For the purpose of clarity, my old PD called prisoner conveyance vehicles cruisers. This was an early version.

            The officer who placed Gray in the back of the cruiser was initially responsible for securing Gray with a seatbelt. The cruiser operator was responsible to ensure Gray had been secured before pulling away from the scene.

            The time it took the paramedic to transport Gray does not concern me. If the paramedics saw or believed Gray had suffered some kind of traumatic injury, they would have placed a neck collar on him and secured him to a backboard before they moved him. Also, if he was complaining about breathing difficulty, the paramedics would have given him oxygen and more than likely would have contacted the ER for instructions.

            Thanks for asking questions about the prisoner conveyances. It caused me to do some research and I happened upon the SLPVA site. It brought back old times. If you are interested about police department histories, it is an interesting site to visit.

            http://www.slpva.com/historic/saintlouiscitypolice.html

            This page covers the amenities and cuisine the guests at the SLMPD’s Gray Bar Hotel received.

            http://www.slpva.com/historic/saintlouispoliceprocessing.html

            🙂

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          • oldiadguy says:

            Word Press must not like me today. 🙂

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              I think wordpress is having a problem. It didn’t want to connect me so I could reply to you. It took 4 tries. It keeps telling me I cannot connect to my wordpress account because my browser is unsupported. Also, somehow a box got checked to block all emails coming from CTH.

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              • auscitizenmom says:

                Oh, and wordpress ate one of my comments. 😦

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              • oldiadguy says:

                I was having the same problems during the early part of the Walter Scott discussion. WP ate a number of my comments. It appears it ate my reply to art tart. If it doesn’t reappear, I will rewrite and try to post it later.

                FWIW Other sites using WP had similar issues during the Walter Scott discussion time frame. Very frustrating.

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      • lovely says:

        Wait, I haven’t had time to read every post and article, but I’ve read that Gray ran, I saw a bicycle but I thought it was an officers given they are wearing bike helmets, did Gray flee on a bicycle and crash his bike?

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        • art tart says:

          lovely ~ Gray was transported without being secured in a seat belt. He had leg irons, his hands cuffed, BUT no seat belt. He ask for medical assistance, an asthma inhaler, claimed he couldn’t breath but time was wasted before paramedics were finally called. Then there was a delay of the paramedics leaving for the emergency room.

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          • lovely says:

            Thanks, I have read all of that but was he on a bicycle that crashed?

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            • art tart says:

              yes, but there have been previous deaths from the “nickel ride” & we now know Gray wasn’t buckled in.

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              • lovely says:

                Ok so he crashed his bike and was in obvious pain afterward. My best guess is that Gray’s neck was already damaged in some way before he crashed his bike and he further damaged his neck and voice box when he crashed his bike. Could be wrong but that is a reasonable scenario.

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                • Sandra says:

                  Seems perfectly reasonable to me. Totally based on probability. More likely to hurt your neck in a bike crash or riding in the back of a van that wasn’t involved in an accident?

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                • oldiadguy says:

                  Sandra, let me explain so you understand the meaning of a “nickel ride.” The operator of the conveyance makes sudden unnecessary stops and fast turns specifically to cause the passenger/prisoner in the rear of the vehicle to slam up against the walls of the conveyance.

                  From this article.

                  http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/04/24/rough-ride-lawyer-says-freddie-gray-lacked-belt/

                  “Police brutality against prisoners being transported was addressed just six months ago in a plan released by Baltimore officials to reduce this misconduct. Department rules updated nine days before Gray’s arrest clearly state that all detainees shall be strapped in by seat belts or “other authorized restraining devices” for their own safety after being arrested.”

                  The operative words are police brutality and misconduct. If it can be proven Gray received the “nickel ride” it will be a very big deal.

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                • auscitizenmom says:

                  Thanks. I didn’t know what that meant.

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                • art tart says:

                  lovely ~ I understand your argument but I will wait until more information is released. It is the Police Union Attorney that has released this information as well as the Chief of Police stating days ago “he recieved the injury in the van.” imo, I think they know what’s up & just haven’t released the information.

                  If he was severly injured in a bike accident, then why weren’t paramedics called immediatelty? A severed neck/spine at 80% would be extremely painful. We’ll see who gets charged, imo, someone will be charged for at least negligence for ignoring mandatory rules that protects those being transported by being secured in seat belt.

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                • lovely says:

                  Hi Art, not making an argument but rather an observation of possibility. As I said I have no idea how Gray broke his neck. Is there any evidence that Gray was given a “nickel ride” (Thanks oldaiguy for explaining it) . Wouldn’t there be more exterior damage to Gray’s body if he was being bounced around in an area small enough for him to be banged about but large enough to cause damage? He was shackled and cuffed, it seems that if it was a nickel ride there would be more damage to his body documented in the autopsy.

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              • lovely says:

                I don’t think Gray was on a bike I have tried to find a source that says he was but I can only find that there was a foot chase. The more I read the more I lean toward an injury before he entered the van and a traumatic injury after he entered the van. The fact that they are narrowing down a time frame sounds as if they are getting some answers.

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      • True Colors says:

        @donald joy – good point and you are correct.

        We should not yet accept the story at face value that a white policeman was directly responsible for the death of Freddie Gray. It may be possible that his injury could have been a result of other things, such as Gray fighting with another prisoner.

        TC

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  9. ZurichMike says:

    No, this is a media- distraction, milking the Jerry Springer mentality of a dumbed-down electorate. Pay no attention to the Clinton Crime Syndicate laundering dirty money and accepting bribes from foreign governments.

    If a just world, Hillary and Bill and their geeky spawn who married into another crime family would be in prison for life doing hard labor.

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    • 2x4x8 says:

      speaking of spawn, Chelsea espouses the meme “most transparent” or was it “transgender parent”? oh well, anyway, it is done at the same time, and with a straight ugly face, as the MSM’s research discloses to the public that the Clinton Crime Family Foundation has been lying about embarrassing and likely unlawful contributions, forcing them to refile corrected IRS forms for a couple of years, no aggressive Lois Lerner intervention here, or with Al Sharpton and Malissa Harris-Perry either, targeting only goes on with Conservatives, Tea Party or Scott Walker

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3052927/Now-Chelsea-Clinton-defends-family-s-charity-claiming-s-transparent-foundations-pledging-important-work.html

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      • art tart says:

        2x4x8 ~ Just yesterday I was listening to Rush & he stated, “15 cents on every dollar actually goes to charity.” It’s appalling that Chelsea defends her grifting parent’s when she has benefited w/a 10 million dollar pent house, sadder too she has been sent to try to tamp down the latest Clinton scandal..

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  10. Justice_099 says:

    I forget where I read it, it was definitely a comment by an everyman, but it really struck me as close to the truth when it comes to the media. I believe it was on an article about a business voicing opinions about serving gay people.

    They essentially said that the white middle-aged man is an easy target. They don’t riot. They don’t go insane with violence at every slight. They barely even whimper.

    So, it is easy for the media to side with the violent crowd (gays, blacks, laRaza, feminists, pro-choicers, atheist, etc…) because the white middle-aged man will not fight back; will not attack them.

    Cowards. Just like the revolutionary war. A coward only becomes a patriot when it is popular to do so. They will ALWAYS join the side against the path of least resistance. Just like the German common folk joined the Nazis. It was safer to be on their side.

    To me, that’s the bottom line. The media are a bunch of cowards. And until the white middle-aged man stands up and leads the way, they will always be an easy target.

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  11. 2x4x8 says:

    All In
    what a laugh for CNN, its Strip Poker, they got a pair of Douches, and folks are starting to say; by the audience ratings, the Emperor has no clothes
    😎

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  12. AdukeLAXobserver says:

    CNN won’t be happy till some city is burned down to the ground.

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    • jc says:

      Busloads of protesters including Nation of Islam are coming in this weekend – good news for CNN ratings

      The passive Balmor police posture will produce riots and looting

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      • beth60497 says:

        Reb Z and Swag are raising go-fund mes to leave Ferguson and go to Baltimore to use their vast media experience to live stream the protests.
        Apparently, the revolution will be televised.

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  13. jc says:

    Will there be demands to change the mayor and police chief in Balmore like in Ferguson?

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  14. joanfoster says:

    Will the Republican governor send in the National Guard, park them outside Baltimore and then go to a cocktail party and turn off his cell phone?

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  15. wyntre says:

    CNN should be sued for inciting a riot. All day the headline on their site AND the words from infobabes like Brianna Keeler have announced Freddie Grey was killed while in police custody!

    Here’s the HL up now:
    “Demonstrators in Baltimore march to police station to protest Freddie Grey’s death in police custody.”

    Grey died a week later in the hospital! Whether or not his injuries were sustained during the van ride has not yet been determined. But that doesn’t stop Keeler and company from manufacturing the narrative, one guaranteed to cause peak hysteria.

    It’s sickening. .

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  16. Les says:

    FINALLY found some news, was not CNN: They think he died because he wasn’t buckled up. No lie. They dragged him because his legs were shackled and he was in cuffs behind his back (most likely stemming from his peaceful behavior upon arrest). The van was too small to be safe for an officer to climb into to buckle him in. The mayor or sheriff or some official, can’t remember now, said he should have been buckled up. ChaChing!

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    • art tart says:

      Les ~ The Police Union/Chief of Police/Mayor have all stated he was unbuckled & that’s in violation of police policy, they’ve had a previous death due to the lack of a suspect being belted. Gray’s legs were shackled, he was hand cuffed, BUT no seat belt, & the driver delayed calling the parmedics, which the Chief of Police said was too a mistake. It’s not an acceptable excuse to make that the van was too small for the officer’s to buckle him up. That won’t fly w/anyone, NOT when it is policy to have suspects buckled because of a prior death.

      Even though it was negligent, the victims family was awarded 7.3 million in a judgement, BUT, the cap for for Civil Suits is $ 200,000.00. So the “cha ching” is capped.

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  17. Father Paul Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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  18. Jeffrey says:

    HBO’s series of The Wire comes to mind whenever Baltimore makes the news for me. Highly recommended viewing for a voyeuristic adventure into life in Baltimore from the homeless in the streets through the school systems, the police force, the newspapers and the mayors office. Baltimore’s current mayor even played the role of council president in this series.

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    • BobNoxious says:

      The Wire is one of the best TV series of all time and they did use several local Baltimoreans as actors but Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (current mayor) did not play Madam Council President Nerese Campbell; she was played by Marlyne Barrett. They look somewhat alike but they are different people.

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  19. screwauger says:

    As the corruptocrats continue their machinations, the media (and who knows who else) is doing their best to keep stirring up the “divides” between major sects of our society. I am beginning to believe that the master plan is to stir violence in the streets on a mass scale [which then makes me rethink all the tinfoil hat discussions of huge ammo buys, fema trailers and the systematic beefing up of our police depts with surplus swat gear]. This will not end well and it appears to me the state run media outlets are all in on fanning said flames.

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  20. czarowniczy says:

    After losing so much ground to Fox News CNN’s revamped itself ala’ NBC to cater to that all important 25-54 age group. CNN’s up some 70% while Fox has lost some ground – Fox is doing News while CNN, like so much of the rest of the MSM, is producing news-based reality shows that entertain while, we’re told, informing. The new viewership wants fast-food news, something they can chew and has been flavored and partially digested for their convenience. CNN takes the time to tell them a story and how they should think and feel about that story – no need to do it one’s self, the gratitude of the Gen Y viewers is palpable.
    The old news used to be a trusted talking head until Cronkite decided that reporters should interpret as well as report. Now the news has become an advertising source for that network’s entertainment programming, a loudspeaker for progressive social change, an outlet for selective news distribution – everything but what we feel news should be. Hey, they want entertainment now, the pap and not the poop, too much to do to waste time think about things that don’t effect you immediately and that you can’t do anything about anyway. WTF, that’s why they elect pols to governments, to take care of this stuff, right?

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  21. bitterlyclinging says:

    Per a previous topic on this site, CNN is every bit a propaganda arm of this administration, only slightly more discrete than MSNBC. After Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin, CNN might be a more believable vehicle for Obama to use.
    For some reason our Community Organizor In Chief is determined to keep the racial angst in this country at or near a fever pitch all the time. Its a lot like carrying a loaded gun with the safety always off.

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  22. lovely says:

    Something interesting about a severe neck injury is that you can have one and be relatively unaware of it.

    My neck was in moderate pain so I went to the doctor to see what was going on, an x-ray and MRI later it was determined that I had a herniated disc between C3 and C4. The neurosurgeon wanted me in surgery right away because my bones were very close to touching each other. I had obligations and couldn’t stop everything to get in right away. Anyhow my everyday life caused enough movement that I ended up with bone on bone and needed surgery immediately because if I fell or had some other jolt the good doc convinced me I would be paralyzed or dead.

    Anyhow Gray may have had a neck injury that he was unaware of and something happened to snap his neck that wasn’t all that traumatic. Given there is no external injury it is possible that there was some damage to his neck before the arrest.

    I have no idea and I’m not offering an opinion as to what happened to Freddie Gray just positing a viable reality.

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    • BobNoxious says:

      You’re touching on a point that I’ve been thinking about… We know Grey eventually entered the van in handcuffs and under his own power. We also know the van had to stop a block or two away to put Grey in leg-irons, presumably b/c he was lashing out and kicking the cage (or something similar). Lastly, at one of the pressers the police said he had no bruising on his body.

      Given that info, isn’t it just as, if not more, likely that he suffered an injury while running from the police and exacerbated it by kicking and thrashing around inside the van? Kicking and thrashing around w/ your feet wouldn’t leave bruising but could serve to cause greater injury to your neck and spinal cord…. I don’t really understand why nobody is looking at it from that angle- except that it doesn’t fit w/ the “evil white cops hunting black boys” narrative.

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      • oldiadguy says:

        “We know Grey eventually entered the van in handcuffs and under his own power.” Have you seen photos or videos to that effect? If so, would you link them? All the photos I’ve seen to date show the officers carrying Gray by his arms and his legs are limp.

        I suggested elsewhere in this thread that Gray may have been acting out by pretending that he couldn’t walk, forcing the officers to carry him. The sudden need to place him in leg irons would tend to support that theory.

        “Lastly, at one of the pressers the police said he had no bruising on his body.” The results of the autopsy were not released from what I have read. I wish someone with medical expertise would elaborate on the “spine 80% severed” allegations. I believe he suffered a traumatic injury that severed 80% of his spinal cord, not spine.

        If the autopsy results had shown a long term condition indicating a spinal deformity/injury, I suspect we would have heard about it by now and the investigation would not be focusing on the trip to the holding facility. However, it now seems the BPD is starting to back away from the “nickel ride” theory a bit.

        http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/25/freddie-gray-police-backtrack-over-possible-explanation-for-death

        Attorney Michael Davey, who represents at least one of the officers under investigation makes a very valid point in this article.

        Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3053335/Was-Baltimore-suspect-killed-deadly-paddy-wagon-nickel-ride-Freddie-Gray-NOT-wearing-seatbelt-tossed-death-abusive-practice-s-killed-before.html#ixzz3YLKLZ1k2

        ‘Policy is policy, practice is something else,’ particularly if a prisoner is combative, Davey told The Associated Press. ‘It is not always possible or safe for officers to enter the rear of those transport vans that are very small, and this one was very small.’

        This photo is purported to be inside of a BPD cruiser. Those straps don’t look like a usable seatbelt to me. It appears an officer would have to un-handcuff a prisoner, slip the cuffs through the strap and then re-secure the cuffs. I wonder who came up with this brilliant idea?

        “except that it doesn’t fit w/ the “evil white cops hunting black boys” narrative.” Have they announced the race and gender of the officers involved or the transport officer?

        BobNoxious we are discussing theories on what occurred. All theories should be examined to see if they fit the facts on hand. The theory you expressed is as valid as the “nickel ride” theory. However, the “nickel ride” theory has two things in its favor. It appears from news articles that the BPD has had a problem with this type of conduct in the past as evidenced from prior incidents. Also, the injury Gray had suffered would appear to me to be consistent with being flung forward into the front cruiser wall after a sudden stop. These two issues would give the “nickel ride” theory an edge at this point in the investigation. Time will tell.

        Take Care

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  23. Sandra says:

    I stopped watching TV news, but now I’m curious. Let me turn to CNN (I first have to figure out what channel it is) and see how long I can stand watching it.

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  24. aprilyn43 says:

    If only CNN would investigate the illegal and criminal acts of Barack Hussain Obama. But reporting the truth isn’t CNNs objective. Liberals find the truth at best annoying and know it must always be destroyed.
    CNN is reporting the politically correct ideology; conforming public opinion to the “liberal” mind set. The optimum goal, “the unquestioned truth = whatever the liberal agenda is.
    I long for the day when MSNBC, CNN and the other lying news media’s get their just due.
    And what’s that? ISIS doing their thing with the news casters of MSNBC, CNN and other liberal news media outlet personnel

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  25. BobNoxious says:

    Something I do not understand in all of this… Grey went into the van (under his own power) wearing only handcuffs. The van drove off but then had to stop so they could put Grey in leg-irons… presumably b/c he was unruly, kicking the cage or something along those lines…

    Isn’t it entirely possible, if not likely, that Grey injured himself while fleeing from officers and then further injured himself by kicking or some other outburst inside the van? If he has no bruising (those are the reports) then it seems unlikely, if not impossible, that his injuries occurred as some sort of “rough ride” or police beating… Kicking the cage could exacerbate a neck injury and wouldn’t leave bruising.

    Maybe I’m off and I know that such a scenario doesn’t fit the “evil white cops” narrative but doesn’t it seem a lot more plausible?

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  26. Be Ge says:

    Cable Negro News is not really watchable.

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  27. BobNoxious says:

    CNN is flat out encouraging and daring the “protesters” to “shut down” Baltimore this weekend. Someone with a large platform needs to call them out…. This has gone way too far.

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  28. art tart says:

    ‘Police: Gray Should’ve Received Medical Care Before Ride’

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/baltimore-police-transport-scrutiny-death-30550369

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