Do Baltimore Cops Have A ‘Prior Record’ Of Injustice?

PHOTO: Cell phone video captures officers dragging Freddie Grey, 25, into a police van in Baltimore.

Earlier this month, Baltimore police reportedly broke a man’s spine while arresting him and bringing him to jail in handcuffs.

The man, Freddie Gray, underwent a double surgery on three broken vertebrae and an injured voice box on April 14th, after being beaten by police. He died later after days of being in a coma.

Do the Baltimore police have a “prior record” or injustice?

Last month, a Maryland police officer was suspended after being indicted for allegedly putting his gun to a man’s head and mouth, police said.

According to Reuters, Prince George’s County Police Officer Jenchesky Santiago was indicted by a grand jury last month on first-degree assault and other charges from the 2014 incident, the department said in a statement.

“These actions are not indicative of the high standards we expect of our officers,” Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw said.

Santiago is alleged to have held a gun to a man’s head and mouth while on duty, the statement said. It said there were no injuries but did not give any details.

Santiago has been with the Prince George’s police for three years and was suspended without pay, the department said. Santiago’s lawyer, Steven Sunday, did not respond to a request for comment.

Pope Draws Record Crowd In Manila


According to ABC News, Pope Francis flew out of The Philippines on Monday after a weeklong trip that included a visit to Sri Lanka and drew what Filipino officials says was a record crowd of 6 million faithful in a Manila park where he celebrated Mass.

President Benigno Aquino III, church leaders and 400 street children yelling “Pope Francis we love you,” saw him off at a Manila air base, where the pontiff, carrying a black travel bag, boarded a Philippine Airlines plane for a flight to Rome.

Standing at the top of the stairs, the pope waved to the crowd, slightly bowed his head, then walked into the plane.

Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos lined Manila’s streets, with police keeping a close watch, to have their final glimpse of Francis, who smiled and waved aboard an open-sided, white popemobile.

Mark Wahlberg Racist Crimes Under the Microscope

Mark Wahlberg’s racist attacks from his teenage years are under the microscope, as he tries to have felony convictions from the 1980’s removed from his record so he can get liquor licenses for his Wahlburgers restaurant chain.

The actor-turned-restaurateur was convicted of assaulting a Vietnamese man in Boston when he was 16, and he is also said to have terrorized black students that were in his neighborhood during the same period of time.

Though he has expressed remorse at his actions, he is being criticized for not making sufficient amends.

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