Tag Archives: baltimore

Third Officer Acquitted in Freddie Gray Death, But Activists Convicted for Protesting Killing

…that’s unfortunate that they’re really using everything that’s happening across our country to blame Black Lives Matter. And I don’t agree with that at all. It’s really unfortunate that that’s happening and that these trials are being used to attack Black Lives Matter.

DN! Ta-Nehisi Coates on Police Brutality: “The Violence Is Not New, It’s the Cameras That Are New”

Now, one of the horrifying things – and this is what, you know, I’m going to read about tonight – even for those of us who escape those neighborhoods, even for those of us who make it somewhere and are able to do something and live in better places, the threat never quite leaves us, […]

2,000 Cases in Baltimore Could Be Overturned Because of Unlawful Police and Prosecutor Collusion

From the article: “It shocks the conscience that a police commissioner and an elected State’s Attorney would conspire to commit obstruction of justice unless the FBI told them they could disclose.”

▶ The Fire This Time: Who is listening to Baltimore’s youth? A Town Hall in Baltimore

The voices of youth and their organizing in Baltimore. What rights they don’t have, calling those who finally could stand no more “thugs,” by even their own mayor. Enlightening!

Chris Hedges: Make the Rich Panic

 “The rich are only defeated when running for their lives,” the historian C.L.R. James noted. And until you see the rich fleeing in panic from the halls of Congress, the temples of finance, the universities, the media conglomerates, the war industry and their exclusive gated communities and private clubs, all politics in America will be […]

10 Images of the Baltimore Riots You Won’t See on TV and More Baltimore from The Real News Network

From the article: You’d never know it from the media’s Gotham-esque portrayal of a city riddled with criminals and “thugs,” but on Monday night Baltimore was also a story of good Samaritans trying to disperse emotional crowds. It was a story of everyday citizens determined to dissipate tensions between protesters and police, of ordinary folks cleaning up their city while the media turned its cameras away. And it was a story of determined advocates for racial equality holding a meaningful dialogue with police on the streets.

▶ Should The Left Engage with the Mainstream Media?

  Published on Mar 30, 2014 TRNN Hosts a discussion on the film ‘Shadows of Liberty’    The News Media: Censorship, Coverups and Corporate Control – Panel moderated by Paul Jay featuring film director JP Tremblay and journalists Kristina Borjesson and Glen Ford.  TheRealNews Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up […]

Josh Stearns> Citizens Get Conflicting Messages About Their Right to Record

Citizens Get Conflicting Messages About Their Right to Record by Josh Stearns, May 29, 2012       MediaShift This month, federal agencies and local officials sent two powerful but conflicting messages to the American public about our right to record. On May 14, the Justice Department submitted a letter to the Baltimore Police Department providing in-depth guidance on […]