As the attack against police officers has grown throughout the country, the mantra has been that white officers are using black men as target practice. No amount of evidence could change the belief of those who believed what they wanted to believe. As long as it fit the narrative to stir anger and racial unrest, the race baiters and their ilk continued to spew it.
In the case of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ false narrative was even repeated by MSNBC’s resident race hustler Al Sharpton and members of the Congressional Black Congress on the House and Senate floor. There was even a photograph of all black Democrat members of Congress and black staffers standing outside with their hands up. It didn’t matter that the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ mantra was proven to not be true by eyewitness testimony and forensic evidence. It made for a good photo op and way to gin up racial animosity.
But, one thing we have not heard in the death of Freddie Gray is the constant reference to his race, which was black, or that of the officers involved in his arrest. Now, we know why.
JUST RELEASED: Booking photos for SIX Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death. pic.twitter.com/Oy8qPcBgaz
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) May 1, 2015
The mug shots of the officers arrested were released on Friday afternoon. There are five men and one woman. Three of the men appear to be white. The other three, two men and one woman, appear to be black. That explains why the militant activists on the Left have been careful not to mention race.
In this case, it doesn’t fit the narrative they have been pushing that white cops are killing black men on the street in droves for no reason. Instead, they have focused on what they have referred to as an oppressive police force, but fail to mention that the police commissioner is black or that 41% of the force is black with a total of over 50% being minority.
Some Leftists, including Barack Obama, have tried to blame the unrest that has occurred in Baltimore on Republicans without admitting that Baltimore has been a Democrat stronghold for over 150 years, has a black mayor, a black prosecutor, a black President of the city council, a black police commissioner. You get the point. Fox News reports on the charges faced by the six officers who had warrants issued for their arrest Friday morning.
– Police Officer Caesar Goodson, was charged with second-degree depraved-heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, second-degree negligent assault, as well as other charges including failure to render aid and misconduct in office.
– Police Officer William Porter, 25, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
– Police Lt. Brian Rice, 41, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault.
– Police Officer Alicia White, 30, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second degree assault and misconduct in office.
– Police officers Edward Nero, 29, and Garrett Miller, 26, were charged with multiple counts of assault, false imprisonment and misconduct in office.
Officers Goodson, White, Porter and Rice have had a bail set at $350,000 each. Officers Nero and Miller’s bail is set at $250,000 each. The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police attempted to set up a gofundme account to assist the officers with their legal bills. But just as GoFundMe did with the Christian bakers whose friends set up a GoFundMe account to help them pay the $135,000 fine imposed on them by an Oregon judge for standing by their religious beliefs, GoFundMe shut down the fundraising page for the officers with no explanation.
Apparently our GoFundMe account has been suspended with no explanation. We are working to find a new site for donations. Thank you! — Baltimore City FOP (@FOP3) May 1, 2015
There is no statement from gofundme on their website, Facebook or Twitter accounts about their decision to shut down the fundraising efforts to assist these six police officers with their legal bills.
Perhaps the popular crowdfunding site has forgotten that in this country, you are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, not the court of public opinion. By shutting down their fundraising page, GoFundMe is not only caving to a mob mentality, they are also deeming the officers guilty even though the full investigation has yet to be complete and they have not yet stood trial.