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    A Look at the Six Baltimore Police Officers Charged in the Gray Case

    A look at the six Baltimore police officers charged in the Gray case - The Washington Post

    The six officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray face a litany of charges that include second-degree depraved-heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, false imprisonment and misconduct in office.

    The officers — three white, three African American — represent a broad spectrum of experience on Baltimore’s police force. Three of them joined the force three years ago. The driver, who faces the most serious charges, is African American and has been on the force since 1999.
    I wondered about this since the news media didn't say a thing about the race of the police officers all through this. If they were all white that would have been right up front in news accounts.

    Identity politics being all important to the media and to liberals in general, one wonders how this will change the dynamic.

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    Re: A Look at the Six Baltimore Police Officers Charged in the Gray Case

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    A look at the six Baltimore police officers charged in the Gray case - The Washington Post

    I wondered about this since the news media didn't say a thing about the race of the police officers all through this. If they were all white that would have been right up front in news accounts.

    Identity politics being all important to the media and to liberals in general, one wonders how this will change the dynamic.
    Is your post more about the rather childish assumption that all liberals are incapable of having moral and ethical standards or is it about the background of the 6 police?

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    Re: A Look at the Six Baltimore Police Officers Charged in the Gray Case

    The racial make-up of the defendants, if the charges have substance, would seem to indicate these violence problems we're seeing in law enforcement are those of culture & structure, not necessarily (or not only) racial in nature.

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    Re: A Look at the Six Baltimore Police Officers Charged in the Gray Case

    I do not think the identities of ANY suspects in ANY case should ever be released to the public (except under extraordinary circumstances)

    Especially in high profile cases, there will always be huge numbers of people that will assume guilt even if someone charged is found to be completely innocent.

    These men's names and pictures should not have been released until after they were convicted (assuming that is the outcome).

    And as for reporting the trial - there is no reason that their faces or names need to be released by the press. And all trials should be closed to the public anyway (outside of the press) imo.
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    Re: A Look at the Six Baltimore Police Officers Charged in the Gray Case

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    A look at the six Baltimore police officers charged in the Gray case - The Washington Post



    I wondered about this since the news media didn't say a thing about the race of the police officers all through this. If they were all white that would have been right up front in news accounts.

    Identity politics being all important to the media and to liberals in general, one wonders how this will change the dynamic.
    Conversely, it also puts a dent in the claim that people only protest when white cops kill black suspects.
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    Re: A Look at the Six Baltimore Police Officers Charged in the Gray Case

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    Conversely, it also puts a dent in the claim that people only protest when white cops kill black suspects.
    I'd bet the majority of the looters assumed all of the cops were white. The identities weren't released until the charges were filed.
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    Re: A Look at the Six Baltimore Police Officers Charged in the Gray Case

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    A look at the six Baltimore police officers charged in the Gray case - The Washington Post



    I wondered about this since the news media didn't say a thing about the race of the police officers all through this. If they were all white that would have been right up front in news accounts.

    Identity politics being all important to the media and to liberals in general, one wonders how this will change the dynamic.
    That's interesting that three of the officers are black, since that was not brought out in the news media. Instead we, the readers, were convinced it was six white officers against one poor black man.

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    Re: A Look at the Six Baltimore Police Officers Charged in the Gray Case

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    I'd bet the majority of the looters assumed all of the cops were white. The identities weren't released until the charges were filed.
    And do you believe people will stop protesting now?
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    Re: A Look at the Six Baltimore Police Officers Charged in the Gray Case

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    And do you believe people will stop protesting now?
    I don't know, but they'll stop rioting.
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    Re: A Look at the Six Baltimore Police Officers Charged in the Gray Case

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    That's interesting that three of the officers are black, since that was not brought out in the news media. Instead we, the readers, were convinced it was six white officers against one poor black man.
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