Baltimore celebrates after police charged in death of Freddie Gray
Residents shouted with joy, embraced and honked car horns on Friday on the same Baltimore streets where rioters had clashed with police earlier this week in anger over the death of a black man who suffered severe spinal injuries while in custody.
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“I am shocked that they were charged but I am happy they were charged,” said James Crump, 46, a medical technician. “People are happy and celebrating, and it’s not even New Year’s Eve.”
Well, that was quick: more police all over the US need to be charged with their criminal conduct and all those 'riots' will pretty much go away.
“Justice still hasn’t prevailed yet,” said community college student Earl Tillman, 46, standing in front of Baltimore City Hall. “We have to get hold of this problem. America does. This is a much bigger issue than Baltimore.”
So, so true.
The cops have been charged and arrested.
6:48 p.m. Marches continue Friday night in Baltimore as hundreds trek past booking centers where six officers were processed
• 6:07 p.m.: The six Baltimore officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray have a preliminary hearing on May 27, according to court documents available on the state of Maryland's Judiciary Case Search website. Bail for Caesar Goodson, Alicia White, William Porter and Brian Rice was set at $350,000 each. Edward Nero and Garrett Miller each have a bail of $250,000.
This is simply wonderful but, as is cliché to note, a lot of work is ahead to see that the charges stick and these guys never wear a badge ever again.
And then on across America.
A tweet found at CNN: