Baltimore Officials Finally Admit They Gave a Police Stand Down Order During Violent Riots following Death of Freddie Gray
THE CITY OF BALTIMORE IS ABOUT TO HAVE THE PANTS SUED OFF THEM AS OFFICIALS GAVE STAND DOWN ORDERS THAT CAUSED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGES TO PROPERTY …
Despite months of denials by top city officials, the Baltimore Sun is reporting that police officers trying to do their duty during the April riots that rocked the city were ordered not to engage the mob to protect businesses being threatened by violence, even when they were under direct attack themselves. The Baltimore Sun reports that police commanders now admit they told officers to “hold the line” and not engage rioters several times on the day of the funeral for Freddie Gray. The result was complete anarchy and the destruction, burning and looting of Baltimore.
This is what happens when you tell the police to stand down and give the rioters their space.
Baltimore police commanders acknowledge that they ordered officers not to engage rioters multiple times on the day of Freddie Gray’s funeral but said they did so to protect officers and citizens as they prioritized life over property.
In an interview with The Baltimore Sun, police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and six top commanders who directed deployments on April 27 denied that they gave blanket orders to do nothing as rioters looted, raided businesses and even attacked officers with impunity.
More than two months after riots broke out across Baltimore, top brass and rank-and-file officers continue to spar over how platoons of officers were deployed that day. About 160 officers were injured in the riots and businesses suffered millions of dollars in damage.
Batts has repeatedly denied issuing a “stand down” order — akin to ordering a withdrawal — while officers say they were in effect given such an order, either over the radio or in person, when they were told “do not engage” or “hold the line.”
Daily Commentary – Monday, June 29, 2015 – As of Yesterday Afternoon, the Manhunt for the 2 Escaped Prisoners is Over!
- David Sweat was shot and captured alive about 5 miles from the Canadian border. Fellow escapee Richard Matt was shot and killed on June 26th.
BREAKING NEWS: Second Prison Escapee David Sweat Shot and Captured by Police in Constable, NY Near the Canadian Border (Video: Police Press Conference)
THE THREE WEEK MANHUNT IS OVER … DAVID SWEAT SHOT AND CAPTURED.
David Sweat, the convicted killer who had escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York has been shot and captured in the upstate New York town of Constable, less than six miles from the Canadian border. In a press conference following the arrest of convicted murderer David Sweat, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said “The nightmare is finally over.” Sweat was shot twice in the torso by authorities and was taken to the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, NY in stable condition. The shooting occurred about 3:20 PM after Sgt. Jay Cook saw a suspicious man walking down a roadway in the Town of Constable.
Convicted murderer and escaped inmate David Sweat was shot near the Canadian border Sunday by a New York state police officer, according to authorities.
“The nightmare is finally over,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference late Sunday. “It took 22 days but … let’s give a big applause to the men and women of law enforcement who did a great job.”
Sweat was wounded but is alive and was taken into custody, according to the New York State Police. He was spotted by New York State Police Sgt. Jay Cook at about 3:20 p.m. in the town of Constable, less than six miles from the Canadian border, police said in a statement.
Police Press Conference Following the Capture of David Sweat
ONE DOWN, ONE TO GO …
Convicted murderer and prison escapee Richard Matt has been shot and killed by authorities in update New York. According to ABC News, Richard Matt was killed by a Customs and Border Protection SWAT team at about 3:45 PM in Elephant’s Head, New York, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border. Matt had a 20-gauge shotgun on him at the time of the incident. The manhunt continues for convicted murderer David Sweat. The two convicted murderers escapade from the from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York with the aid of Joyce Mitchell and 57 year old prison guard Gene Palmer.
Convicted murderer Richard Matt was shot and killed by authorities in upstate New York Friday, according to officials, 20 days after he made an elaborate escape from prison.
Matt, armed with a 20-gauge shotgun, was shot and killed by a Customs and Border Protection SWAT team at about 3:45 p.m. in Elephant’s Head, New York, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border and just 50 miles away from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., after he was spotted by a law enforcement officer walking in the woods.
Officials said earlier Friday they had no reason to believe Matt wasn’t with fellow escapee David Sweat but he has not been sighted since his escape.
Police Investigate Possible Sightings in Steuben County of Two Escaped NY State Prison Convicts Richard Matt & David Sweat (Also, Male Corrections Officer Placed on Leave)
The authorities are investigating two possible sightings in Steuben County, NY of the the two convicts who escaped from the maximum-Security Prison Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. One witnesses spotted two men on June 13 walking near the Gang Mills rail yard on Rita’s Way in the town of Erwin. The next day, two men with the same description were spotted walking along County Route 115 in the town of Lindley, heading toward the Pennsylvania Border. Convicted murderers, Richard Matt and David Sweat, have been added to the U.S. Marshals’ most wanted list.
The list “is reserved for the worst of the worst,” said U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton. “There is no question David Sweat and Richard Matt fall into this category.”
Authorities warned that it could take some time as the massive manhunt enters its second week in the area of the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.
Police are pursuing possible sightings of two men who may fit the descriptions of the murderers who broke out from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York.
The sightings happened in Steuben County last weekend, New York State Police said in a news release Friday evening.
The development is another lead in the search for escapees Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 35, which is now on its 15th day.
“Witnesses spotted two men on June 13 walking near the Gang Mills rail yard on Rita’s Way in the town of Erwin,” police said. “The next day, two men with the same description were spotted walking along County Route 115 in the town of Lindley, heading toward the Pennsylvania Border.”
The unconfirmed sightings came from two separate individuals, police spokesman Beau Duffy told CNN on Saturday.
A correction officer was suspended Friday as part of the investigation into the escape of two inmates who broke out of a New York state prison and are still at large, officials said.
A statement by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said that due to the ongoing investigation, no more information was immediately available.
Daily Commentary – Monday, June 15, 2015 – Some in the Media are Just “Out to Lunch” … CNN Anchor Fredricka Whitfield Called the Dallas Gunman “Courageous and Brave”
- Like CNN Anchor, Fredricka Whitfield who called the Dallas gunman “Courageous and Brave”. WTF?
UPDATE I: The CNN anchor was forced to backtrack following the furrow that ensued from the comment … claims she misspoke.
Misspoke? This liberal media fool purposely used the words “Courageous and Brave” to describe the Dallas gunman who fired upon the police. Now, because of the backlash against her she is coming up with the lame apology of, I misspoke. Whitfield told views on Sunday, “I in no way believe the gunman was courageous nor brave.” REALLY … THEN WHY DID YOU SAY IT!!!
CNN host Fredricka Whitfield has addressed the controversy surrounding on-air comments she made during coverage of the shooting at Dallas Police headquarters, saying she “misspoke.”
“Yesterday, during a segment on the Dallas Police Department attack, I used the words ‘courageous’ and ‘brave’ when discussing the gunman. I misspoke,” Whitfield told viewers on Sunday. “I in no way believe the gunman was courageous nor brave.”
Kisa Jackson, Mom Who is Black Has a Message in Response to McKinney, TX Uproar … “Parents Need to Take Ownership” … ‘The White Kids Weren’t Running. The Black Kids Were”
WOW, WORDS OF WISDOM FOR PARENTS AND KIDS … PARENTS TAKE OWNERSHIP AND TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO RESPECT AUTHORITY FIGURES.
Take a good listen to Kisa Jackson in the below VIDEO. Its a point of view and advice from a black mom that you will not hear in the liberal MSM because it does not fit their agenda or narrative that all white cops are racist and out of control and all black kids are angels. The truth is there is bad and good on all sides. Kisa Jackson said in her selfie video, she said parents need to take ownership of what their children are doing. Jackson then went through what happened in the video and the actions of what the kids were doing, posing as threats to the police officers.
A Texas mother’s video response to the national furor over a YouTube clip showing a McKinney police officer grabbing a 15-year-old girl and throwing her to the ground has gone viral, gaining more than 1.5 million views as of Wednesday morning.
Kisa Jackson delivered a passionate response in a clip uploaded to her Facebook page on Monday, defending Cpl. Eric Casebolt’s right to draw his gun and imploring parents to “take ownership” and teach their children to respect authority figures. Casebolt resigned Tuesday amid the ongoing investigation.
“I think ownership needs to be placed where it should be and that’s on the parents,” Jackson said. “Do I think the incident was excessive? Yes — but do I think it was necessary? Yes.”
Follow up from Kisa Jackson … Facebook – Kisa Jackson
- Houston officer Terry Smith who was shot in the back on Tuesday is expected to make a full recovery. McKinney Officer Eric Casebolt resigns after admitting he lost control of himself
- 35 year old Constable Daniel Woodall, was shot while serving an arrest warrant for criminal harassment
Daily Commentary – Thursday, June 11, 2015 Download
WHY WE ALWAYS SAY, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP FOR THE POLICE …
Terry Smith, a police officer with the Houston Police Department was shot in the back during a traffic stop on Tuesday around 6 PM in the 4200 block of Main Street near Midtown across from South Main Baptist Church. The incident occurred after the vehicle the officer pulled over had drove away and Smith was chatting with a METRO police officer. Suddenly, Smith felt a pain in his back, he had been shot. Smith was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. Smith is a 20-year HPD veteran and father of six children. The incident is under investigation.
An officer with the Houston Police Department was shot during a traffic stop Tuesday.
Police said the shooting happened around 6 p.m. in the 4200 block of Main Street near Midtown across from South Main Baptist Church, near a Sears parking lot. Police said they have no indication that anyone saw the shooter.
Investigators said the officer was shot in the back. The officer has been identified as Terry Smith, who is a motorcycle officer.
The driver Smith pulled over had already left the scene and the officer was chatting with a METRO police officer when he was shot.
“The officer was putting away his ticket book and stuff he needed for the traffic stop,” HPD Capt. Dwayne Ready said. “He was leaning over into his saddlebag when they heard the pop and it was shortly there after that he felt pain.”
Officers are gathering surveillance footage from nearby cameras, hoping to find evidence that could lead them to the mysterious shooter.