Major Honor and Accolade for Criminal Drug Dealer Freddie Gray in Baltimore

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There’s reality and then there’s the incredibly ridiculous false narrative that the Left often pushes in order to further advance their agenda. One of the main things on their agenda, as has been made quite apparent during Barack Obama’s time as president, is to drive a deep wedge of divide, resentment, and hatred between the races, more specifically of black people towards white people. To accomplish this, they have supported anarchy and destruction from rioters in cities like Baltimore and Ferguson, as well as the Occupy Wall Street astroturf movement.

One of the tactics that the Left often uses as they swoop in to wreak their havoc upon a community in order to exert control in achieving their agenda is to portray a criminal or thug as an innocent victim. With Freddie Gray, the Left has catapulted him to not only victim status, but is giving him the posthumous honor of naming a youth center after him.

In the case of Freddie Gray, there have been questions surrounding his death while in the custody of officers, however, many believe the officers have been overcharged and there is evidence that, with his arrest, they were just following orders to clean up that corner where known drug dealers did their work.

[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Gray was a known drug dealer and user. He was also, according to police, carrying an illegal switchblade, which is one of the reasons they arrested him.

Did Freddie Gray deserve to die? Of course not. But, was he the angel that he has been made out to be? Given his police record, the answer is no.

Drug dealers have no interest in improving society. In fact, they prey on those who are lost often convincing them that life will be much better if they would simply escape with an illicit drug, even for awhile. Age is of no consequence to drug dealers. In fact, the younger to get them hooked on the drug or on the money they could make from selling it, the better.

Now, I don’t know all the details about Gray’s drug business or complete drug habits. But, drug dealers operate under the same principles. Distribute the drugs in any way you can regardless of the harm, financial, physical, social or emotional, that it may cause for your victim.

As they have virtually ignored the black on black crime that is not only plaguing the black community, but killing far too many innocent members of it, the Left has instead pushed forward the narrative that police are using young black men as target practice, waking up each day with the thought of which black person they will harass or kill today.

It is a disgusting sentiment to put forward, but, hey, as long as it works to keep blacks under their thumb, the Democrats will try anything.

They perpetuate that lie-based narrative by also elevating to national prominence a ‘victim,’ without regard to truth or history.

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Fox 45 reports on the dedication ceremony of The Freddie Gray Youth Empowerment Center during which Gray’s grandfather, Richard Shipley, spoke.

“I’m sorry it had to take a tragedy to put a spark in Baltimore City but that tragedy has brought triumph and I’m glad to be a part of it.”


The Freddie Gray Youth Empowerment Center was dedicated by the Empowerment Temple whose members helped convert the empty, water-damaged building into a space for kids to learn. The center will offer year-round community programs and meals to kids free of charge along with job and computer training.


“It’s not going to fix all the problems but I think it’s a step in the right direction,” said Empowerment Temple Church Pastor Jamal Bryant. “There are 2000 churches in the city of Baltimore. Imagine if just 200 said ‘we’re going to take our corner and open our doors and do something akin to this.’ It doesn’t have to be this massive but if we save one child it’s going to make a Herculean difference.”

I understand that the Gray family feels pain, and this is not to diminish their loss. But, naming a youth center after a criminal who suffered an untimely death while in police custody after once again breaking the law sends the absolute wrong type of signal.

This community would be better served naming the center after an innocent victim of violence who lost their life simply because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time or died while being robbed.

Or how about naming it after a teacher or community leader who has truly tried to effect change by empowering the youth to know, believe, and understand that they are not victims, but are victors and can truly accomplish anything they put their minds and hard work to. What about dedicating it to someone who does not perpetuate the narrative that blacks are poor and cannot accomplish as much as others because they white man keeps them down?

What will these kids who enter The Freddie Gray Youth Empowerment Center learn about the center’s namesake? Will they learn the truth that keeping their life on the straight and narrow and staying out of trouble will help them not follow the criminal history of Gray or will they be indoctrinated with the belief that white people and police are out to get them?

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About the Author

Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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