April 29, 2015

FIFTY SHADES OF FREDDIE GRAY:  The Washington Post reports that a prisoner sharing a Baltimore police transport van with Freddie Gray could hear Gray “banging his head” against the van walls and believes Gray was “intentionally trying to injure himself.”

Earlier reports that Gray may have had prior spine or neck surgery due to an automobile accident–which may have rendered Gray’s spine vulnerable or weak–now appear to be untrue.  The Baltimore Sun examined the court records related to this rumor and determined that the lawsuit involved claims by Gray and his sister that they were injured by exposure to lead paint.

All of this just emphasizes the need to have a full investigation before jumping to conclusions, much less rioting.  But then again, the actual facts of police encounters in cases such as Ferguson and Baltimore don’t seem to matter to the protesters.

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