Cops pepper-spray protester in face at point blank range – CNN then lies about it

by Scott Creighton

In this video, shot Saturday night by RT Ruptly in Baltimore, a young man wearing a “F@ck the Police” Tee-shirt, is pepper-sprayed directly in his face and then thrown to the ground by his hair by a member of the Baltimore PD.

Over at Global Research, Matt Agorist points out how CNN deliberately misled their audience suggesting the guy was sprayed with the chemical weapon as a possible result of bottles being thrown at the police. As you can see in the video, the bottles that were thrown at the police were thrown after the young man was brutally arrested and the officers sprayed everyone in the crowd who were standing there watching.

See the CNN video here.

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Freddie Grey UPDATES: Secret Witness Says “I didn’t hear nothing” – Internet Trolls Feeding Racial Divide

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Of course… the same ones who are now pretending to be black rioters posting bullshit Tweets all over the place ARE THE SAME ONES THEY USED TO POST THE #PURGE CRAP! That’s f’in obvious and I didn’t even think about that.

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See what happens when your secret witness is no longer a secret?

The secret witness mentioned in the Washington Post article I wrote about yesterday has been identified. His name is Donte Allen and as soon as he was released from police custody, he made his way to the press to report the Washington Post article clearly misrepresented his comments on that short ride he took with Freddie Grey.

But let’s back up a little bit. Let’s take these developments one at a time:

  1. Freddie’s Rough Ride
  2. Secret Witness Not So Secret Anymore
  3. Internet Trolls Inflaming Racial Hatred

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Eyewitnesses: The Baltimore Riots Didn’t Start the Way You Think

After Baltimore police and a crowd of teens clashed near the Mondawmin Mall in northwest Baltimore on Monday afternoon, news reports described the violence as a riot triggered by kids who had been itching for a fight all day. But in interviews with Mother Jones and other media outlets, teachers and parents maintain that police actions inflamed a tense-but-stable situation.

The funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody this month, had ended hours earlier at a nearby church. According to the Baltimore Sun, a call to “purge”—a reference to the 2013 dystopian film in which all crime is made legal for one night—circulated on social media among school-aged Baltimoreans that morning. The rumored plan—which was not traced to any specific person or group—was to assemble at the Mondawmin Mall at 3 p.m. and proceed down Pennsylvania Avenue toward downtown Baltimore. The Baltimore Police Department, which was aware of the “purge” call, prepared for the worst. Shortly before noon, the department issued a statement saying it had “received credible information that members of various gangs…have entered into a partnership to ‘take-out’ law enforcement officers.”

When school let out that afternoon, police were in the area equipped with full riot gear. According to eyewitnesses in the Mondawmin neighborhood, the police were stopping busses and forcing riders, including many students who were trying to get home, to disembark. Cops shut down the local subway stop. They also blockaded roads near the Mondawmin Mall and Frederick Douglass High School, which is across the street from the mall, and essentially corralled young people in the area. That is, they did not allow the after-school crowd to disperse.

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(Listen to this person describe how disgusting this whole thing is, that the police in Baltimore could even conceive of doing such a thing to a group of high school kids. I myself am at a loss trying to wrap my head around it. This has got to be the most disturbing thing I have heard of a police department doing in quite a long time. And all for the purpose of being able to justify using the military on the streets of this country to control HIGH SCHOOL KIDS WHO SIMPLY WANTED TO GO HOME.)

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Police Claim Freddie Grey Broke his Own Neck – Secret “Witness” Says So

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: As I concluded in my article, the second prisoner was only in the van for the last 5 minutes of Freddie’s 30 minute ride and according to this reporter, Freddie was already unresponsive by the time the other guy was loaded in the van. Also, there aren’t any other injuries to Freddie that would corroborate him banging his head on a wall hard enough to break his own neck. And then there is this…

Miller also pointed out that on April 23, Commissioner Batts said that the second prisoner had said Gray was “mostly quiet.”

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Disinfo assets like Prison Planet and Mark Dice are running with the story that Freddie Grey broke his own neck in the back of that police transport van in spite of the fact that it’s obviously a bullshit story.

Does anyone remember the story of Victor White? He was the young man who police say shot himself in the head in the back of a police car after he had been arrested, patted-down (searched) and handcuffed. Quite a remarkable trick, that one.

Mark Dice’s video on Prison Planet is insulting and racist. He constantly refers to the protesters as “those people” and says the reason they are so easily manipulated is because they can’t “read past the headlines” and “haven’t read a book since they were forced to in school”. That, according to Dice, is why they are out there protesting. They’re just not as smart as he is.

Dice claims that the real proof that Grey “was banging his head against the wall” is the fact, according to him, that if a cop broke his neck either via a choke hold or a “rough ride” then the other cops would have “ratted him out”

The Blue Wall of Silence simply doesn’t exist according to Mark Dice. Seems like Mark is shilling for Police Chief magazine’s interpretation of the existence of the Blue Wall.  But the wall exists. We all know it.

Speaking of not reading past the headlines, let’s take a look at the original story of this new “witness” who claims Freddie Grey broke his own neck in the back of that police van. Let’s read past the headlines for Mr. Dice.

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Protests grow in Baltimore in defiance of police-military siege

(“Authorities and the media are seeking to condition the population to accept routine police state measures and the suspension of democratic rights.” Yep. That’s the ticket)

by Jerry White, WSWS

Thousands of workers and students demonstrated in Baltimore Wednesday, defying the military-police crackdown in the city of 622,000.

Solidarity protests, including those demanding the removal of the National Guard from Baltimore, spread to other cities, including New York City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Washington, DC.

While the police murder of 25-year-old Freddie Gray was the trigger of social opposition, the outpouring of protests is driven by deeper social causes.

In addition to police violence, angry youth on the streets of Baltimore spoke out against deteriorating schools, impoverished neighborhoods, poverty level jobs and the vast social chasm that has produced “two Baltimores”—one for the rich and powerful, the other for the poor. They complained of the indifference of the political establishment in the city, which has long been dominated by a corrupt layer of African American Democratic Party politicians.

As the immense class tensions that characterize American society are beginning to rise to the surface, the ruling class is responding with violence and repression…

Much of the media coverage Wednesday was characterized by a self-congratulatory tone over the success of the military-police crackdown and the supposed popular support for the dispatch of armed troops

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Baltimore Protests: This is What They Wanted – N. Guard Rolls in With Military Vehicles

by Scott Creighton

National Guard troops stand watch along E. Pratt St. in Baltimore, Maryland April 28, 2015. (Reuters/Eric Thayer)

Ruptly has released video footage of the National Guard rolling through the streets of Baltimore with armored personnel carriers and troops decked out like they are back in Iraq. They are an occupying force on the ground in an American city and the end result will be people not only accepting this behavior as legitimate, but in some cases even applauding it.

As I wrote the other day, this is all in preparation for what is to come when the TPP and the TTIP are shoved down our throats.

 

Let Me Show You the Real Face of the Baltimore Protest

by Scott Creighton

While the MSM and fake alternatives like Di$info Jone$’ site are focusing on promoting the work of agent provocateurs  trying to inflame the public over the situation in Baltimore, I figured what I would do is share with you some of the photos from the real protest in the city.

To give you an idea of how they are misrepresenting the situation, here’s a headline taken from Prison Planet two days ago:

Black Guerrilla Family, the Bloods and the Crips Plan to “Take Out” Baltimore Cops

Here’s the reality:

Bloods and Crips Members Say They Want “Nobody to Get Hurt” in Baltimore Protests (including cops)

Here’s a few photos and links to the real protest taking place in Baltimore at this time. It would seem the efforts of those who would like to see the situation escalate out of control are being thwarted by local protest leaders who apparently understand what is happening.

Here are a group of citizens lined up to serve as a barrier between possible agent provocateurs and the police. You might recall a couple of years ago during a protest in Canada, a bunch of the protest leaders did something similar when they found a small group (three) of provocateurs about to throw rocks at the police. Turns out, the provocateurs were police. You could tell from their shoes.

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