Monday, June 01, 2015

The Facts On Freddie Gray

[Going around the Net. It's always a mistake to try and confuse these people with facts, but what the hell?] 

How many more guys like Freddie are roaming the streets, doing as he did, and destined for jail, death, or further serious injury to himself and to others? And then they cry "discrimination." Go figure.

For what it's worth, here are the facts on the late Freddie Gray of Baltimore:

Freddie Gray had a pre-existing spinal and neck injury and had severe nerve damage and scar tissue from an accident that Allstate Insurance was paying him for, in a structured settlement.  This monthly payment and drug money were his means of support.  Freddie had had several unsuccessful spinal fusion surgeries over the past 4 1/2 years.  His most recent spinal/cervical operation was a week and a half before he
was arrested on April 12.  He was on doctor's orders to remain home and in bed to speed recovery from that major operation.  Instead, Freddie was out manufacturing and distributing drugs on the streets of Baltimore, and strenuously resisting arrest.


Freddie had a criminal history (rap sheet) many pages long for manufacturing and distributing drugs and controlled substances, including heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana.  He had been convicted of numerous other felonies including assault, firearms violations, breaking and entering, armed robbery, receiving stolen property, and the list goes on and on from his 18th birthday.  In Baltimore County, juvenile records are forever sealed except by judicial order. 

Freddie, known on the streets as "Pepper", was 25 years old, 5'8" and weighed 145 lbs. when last arrested.  He had been incarcerated at least 12 times, the longest stretch being 2 years in prison in Maryland.

Freddie had recently tried to convert his structured settlement from Allstate into a lump sum payment from Peachtree Funding, of Atlanta. Friends say he was confused by the paperwork and legal terminology.

Following his arrest, Freddie was placed into the paddy wagon by the police officers who had arrested him -- black officers, all of them. He could have easily slipped on the floor or bench, or twisted his neck or shoulders to reopen his recently fused and weakened spine. 

Enroute to the County jail, the paddy wagon stopped once so that officers could put leg restraints on Freddie to calm him down and restrict his movement.

Freddie was a dangerous career felon, well-known to the BPD officers, with a damaged and healing spine and neck, and was supposed to be home healing a week and a half after surgery.  He should not have been running around on the streets of Baltimore committing drug felonies and resisting arrest.

Now, why are so many residents of Baltimore destroying their own city with looting and arson? Because it's a good way to get new shoes and TVs for free? Seems to be. They sure know how to pick their heroes, don't they?

By the way, none of the eight BPD officers who arrested Freddy has ever had a complaint against him for brutality or use of excessive force.

Freddie Gray's arrest record:

03-20-15 dealing  cocaine
08-28-08 possession of narcotics
10-05-12 illegal   gambling
01-25-14 possession of narcotics over 10 grams
08-24-07 manufacturing and distribution narcotics
08/29-07 distribution of    narcotics
09-16-08 distribution of  narcotics
04-16-08 distribution of    narcotics
05-09-12 distribution of  narcotics
01-04-15 distribution of    narcotics
12-31-14 distribution of  narcotics
05-13-14 stolen    property
07-16-08 distribution of  narcotics
03-28-08 possession of    narcotics
02-12-08 distribution of   narcotics
09-29-13 distribution of    narcotics
12-04-14 distribution of  narcotics
12-04-14 possession of    narcotics
03-20-08 burglary
03-20-08 possession of   narcotics
09-21-07 distribution of   narcotics
04-30-08 unlawful   possession (two counts)

(Source Maryland Dept of Justice)                

 

          

 

 
 

1 Comments:

Blogger Luek said...

Happy dance time for the Allstate Insurance Company on April 12th 2015 I bet!

11:47 PM  

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