Thursday, May 28, 2015

TLC Network's Popular Duggar Family Has An Incest Problem

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The Duggar family of Arkansas is famous for having 19 children and a reality TV show on The Learning Channel (TLC). Having loads of babies is their contribution to the "Quiverfull Movement," a cultish form of conservative faux Christianity in which women are baby-makers who must produce a "Quiver-full" of children for the Lord.

Huff Post: About the Quiverfull Movement
...Psalm 127 states: “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.” A quiver, in the old English sense of the word, is a case for holding arrows.

From The Duggars World of Independent Fundamental Baptists (IFB)
→ Men alone are suited to be the head of home and church.
→ For a woman to be pleasing to God she must always and in all things remain perfectly submissive, first to her father and then to her husband. The primary function of a woman is to have children, who then become her “mission field.”
→ It is sinful for a woman to dress in any way that might cause a man to “spiritually stumble” by having a lustful thought.
→ Human life begins at conception. Every abortion, without exception, is murder.
→ Homosexuals are evil perverts who despise God and should be kept away from society generally and children especially. There is no appreciable moral distinction between homosexuality and bestiality, incest, child molestation or rape.
→ Black people bear the “mark of Cain,” and so are cursed.
→ Christians are called to remain steadfastly separate from the world and its sinful practices and temptations, such as movies, dancing, and any music with an addictive rock beat.
→ Educating children at home or in IFB K-12 schools is necessary in order to protect them from the knowledge and ways of a fallen and corrupt world.

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The father of the clan, Jim Bob, ran for U.S. Senate in 2002 and failed, but his stair-step family caught the eye of an AP reporter and made them famous.

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The photo led to a a special about having babies on the Discovery Health Channel called "14 Children and Pregnant Again," then eventually to the TLC show. In 2004, mother Michelle Duggar was awarded "Mother of the Year" from Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who remains their staunchest supporter.

It also began a GOP tradition of using the Duggars as a way to suck up to the Tea Party. Son Josh has been especially popular with the GOP-for-President crowd as they lined up for photo-ops.

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But now it turns out that the same year the Duggars were "discovered" by Discover/TLC, oldest son Josh Duggar started having some problems. It seems he liked to "visit" the beds of his little sisters - 4 of them - for some recreational sex play, and even snuggled with one child who was a family friend. He was 15 years old and the girls were ten years younger, which even shocked his clueless parents, who took time out from procreating to deal with him, but they failed miserably.

From Addicting Info
...Instead of reporting the abuse, Duggar concealed his son’s offenses for about a year, when Josh was again caught with his hand in places it should not have been. In March of 2003, Josh was accused of fondling “several” minors, “often when they slept, but at times when they were awake.”
Instead of reporting the abuse through official channels Jim Bob, who once ran for Senate on a platform that called for the executions of rapists and those who indulge in incest, lied to a friend who was a state trooper. Jim-Bob and Josh told Joseph Hutchens that the abuse occurred once, through the clothing, leading Hutchens to give the younger Duggar a “stern talk” rather than report the incident through official channels.
Hutchens is currently serving a 56-year prison sentence for possession and distribution of child pornography.

From Lisa Bloom on NakedLaw
Jim Bob...told the police that he had sent Josh to perform manual labor, which turns out to be helping a friend remodel a building. Because physical exertion is such a well known cure for sexual predators, right? Jim Bob also said Josh had received counseling, but his wife Michelle told police that counseling had not actually occurred.
. . . in 2007, Josh Duggar sued the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, which had a continuing obligation to protect minor girls, and the case went to trial. We don’t know what the lawsuit was about or who won the trial. My educated guess would be that conditions were placed on Josh regarding his interactions with his sisters, which he wanted lifted.
. . . I’ve read the entire police report, and it’s replete with Duggar family efforts to protect Josh. What’s missing is empathy for the victims, any mention of counseling for them, or efforts to protect them. Child sexual abuse can have devastating, lifelong impact. The Duggar family’s statement to police that the victims had “forgiven” Josh raises uncomfortable questions: were they pressured by the family to sweep this under the rug?

Josh Duggar issued this statement of alleged "remorse":
Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life. I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life. I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.

Redemption? Where is the proof of that? Also there has been no proof shown that the girls involved received any counseling about what they suffered. However, some of the girls did write a book called "Growing Up Duggar" that gives certain insights into their situation.

The girls write about a "chain of command" in the family that follows birth order (with Josh being the eldest):
"The system is for when an older child encourages a younger child to do what is right or not do what is wrong, and the younger child is expected to listen … their older siblings are their elders and they should treat them as such … Josiah can ask James to stop whistling in the car, and he needs to stop."
Given their patriarchal family structure and this "chain of command," one can only speculate what the girls were thinking when their eldest brother was touching them. While Josh's offenses took place in 2002-2003, the girls weren't interviewed by police until December 2006, but charges were not filed because the three-year statute of limitation had run out. What — or who — kept the girls silent?

And . . .

They add:
"The choice to forgive doesn't always free the other person from the consequences of his or her wrong actions, but it frees the forgiver of negative feelings towards the offender. And if we still have feelings of bitterness, the Bible says it's not only to forgive the other person, but also to go a step further and look for ways to bless him or her."
Their message is strong, but vague.

Each day since this story broke there have been more disturbing details.
  • In 2006, The Oprah Winfrey Show cancelled an appearance by the family due to the incest rumors.
  • In May 2007, more allegations appeared in a comment on a blog about the Duggars.
  • In 2008, Josh Duggar made an incest joke concerning his siblings during an interview!
    In the clip, he says he needs someone to “chaperone” a date with his now-wife Anna. Since it was a rated-R movie, younger sister Jinger couldn’t come — and instead twins Jana and John-David ...stepped in.
    “So we chose Jana and John-David,” he says in the cringe-worthy clip. “We thought, ‘Why not have a double date?’ We are from Arkansas!”

  • Last week, Duggar family and GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee spoke out in support of Josh Duggar.
  • A few days later, a Judge appointed by Huckabee when he was Governor of Arkansas ordered that the police report about the case should be destroyed. Luckily many media outlets already had copies of the report.
    . . . Springdale Police spokesman Scott Lewis said Judge Stacey Zimmerman ordered the 2006 offense report destroyed Thursday. Zimmerman didn't return a request for comment Friday.
    "The judge ordered us yesterday to expunge that record," Lewis said, adding that similar records are typically kept indefinitely. "As far as the Springdale Police Department is concerned this report doesn't exist."
    Neither Duggar nor his father, a former state representative, returned calls seeking comment Friday.
  • The wife of a pastor in another "Quiverfull" family called the molestation "Playing Doctor," according to Raw Story
    “When I was a kid, it was often called ‘playing doctor’, there were just as many girls initiating this kind of behavior as boys. Most of those never went on to perp horrible things, ” she explained. “The Duggers, who I have never watched–am not a fan, did it properly and the 14 year old boy should probably be left alone to live a good life, just like girls who do the same thing.”

TLC has pulled the show from the airwaves, they haven't decided whether to cancel or not. Seems like a no-brainer, since the channel just dealt with similar issues when they cancelled Honey-Boo-Boo just last October.

Meanwhile, the sponsors are jumping ship:

From CNN
Companies including Ace Hardware, ConAgra foods, Party City, BEHR Paint, Pure Leaf Ice Tea, Ricola, Firehouse Subs, Pizza Hut, Sherwin-Williams paint, Crayola, Allstate Insurance, and King's Hawaiian have pulled their sponsorship from the reality TV show, which has run on the network since 2008.
Those companies join Walgreens, General Mills, Payless ShoeSource, and Choice Hotels who have previously said they were yanking their ads from the show.
Each of these companies took to social media to explain to fans and consumers that they were ending sponsorship of the show.
"We share your concern for the safety of children and have no plans to air Crayola commercials during future episodes," Crayola tweeted Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Troll Chuck C. Johnson Banned from Twitter for Threatening Ferguson Activist


Right Wing troublemaker and troll-supreme Chuck C. Johnson has been banned from his main account for offering money to "take out" Ferguson civil rights activist DeRay McKesson.

From Politico
Johnson was suspended on Sunday after soliciting support to “take out” DeRay McKesson, a civil rights activist. Johnson and his lawyers argue that he is a victim of censorship, and have threatened legal action. “Twitter doesn’t seem to have a problem with people using their service to coordinate riots,” Johnson wrote on his blog Sunday. “But they do have a problem with the kind of journalism I do.”
A self-described "radical” and “revolutionary," Johnson is known for ginning up controversy with false accusations. He wrongly accused two New York Times reporters of revealing the address of the police officer in the Ferguson shooting. He wrongly accused another Times reporter of posing for Playgirl. He wrongly claimed that Sen. Cory Booker did not live in Newark when he served as that city’s mayor. On one occasion, he was temporarily suspended from Twitter after posting photos of someone he claimed had been exposed to Ebola. His most high-profile moment came when he rightly cast doubt on the Rolling Stone article about the University of Virginia rape accusations. Then he threatened to expose the student who made the accusations, attacked her on social media and published a photo of a woman he thought was her -- but wasn't. Johnson has also suggested that President Obama is gay.

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Twitter also took the threat seriously and banned Johnson's account, but he is such a rabid troll that he had to push back, of course.

From GotNews: "Suspended from Twitter for Journalism"
I am an award-winning journalist who has exposed frauds, ended careers, and been profiled in major publications. And now I’m trending on Twitter while my account, @chuckcjohnson, is suspended on Twitter.
Last night I tweeted that I was interested in doing some research on the twitter user, @deray a.k.a. DeRay McKesson.
@Deray is a leader of the anti-cop astroturfing currently hitting the inner city black community.
I’ve already exposed the activist, @ShaunKing, for being a fraud and potentially stealing some money from Tamir Rice. And I’ve been working with the ATF to bring justice to Michael Brown’s pastor who burned down his own church. I sued on my own dime to get Michael Brown’s juvenile records (which we are appealing to the Missouri Supreme Court.)
Of course I knew this would happen. Twitter has a serious problem with investigative journalism that breaks the mold.

Yeah, "award-winning journalist" who likes to threaten people. Otherwise known as a troll-bully.

Wonkette recently referred to Johnson as "Award-Winning Journalist and walking underpants stain Chuck C. Johnson."

Some may remember Chuck C. Johnson for his meddling and rabble-rousing during the Mississippi GOP Senate Primary last year, as he accused incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran of bribing black people to vote for him. Johnson was trying to help far-right Tea Partier Chris McDaniel, who lost to Cochran but refused to concede for weeks, spurred on by trolls like Johnson.

From Talking Points Memo
...It was the latest twist in the rancorous, messy feud enveloping the Mississippi GOP — and Johnson was right in the middle of it. He followed up the story, which was published on his own website, gotnews, with an avalanche of defiant tweets.
"You establishment hacks do know that I've been threatened with lawsuits, death threats before, right?" he wrote in one. "I planned on this."
He took on former Mitt Romney strategist Stuart Stevens, now a Cochran adviser, who mocked the bribery allegations and referred to Johnson as a "fringe" blogger. Johnson said Stevens had "praised" him in the past and threatened to publish private direct messages between the two.
All the while, Johnson engaged in relentless self-promotion. He bragged that his story had been picked up by the likes of Fox News, Breitbart and Rush Limbaugh (although he lamented that Sean Hannity didn't cite him by name.)

Chuck C. Johnson is not to be confused with Charles Johnson of the democratic blog Little Green Footballs, and indeed the two men have become online sparring partners thanks to their similar names and opposite aims. Now Johnson is accusing the other Johnson of getting him banned from Twitter:

From Charles Johnson on Little Green Footballs’s the real kicker: Chuck seems to think I control Twitter now.
“It’s probably that loser over at Little Green Footballs,” Johnson said. “The guy has been stalking me for months for having the same name. It’s sad that Twitter has joined the censorship campaign but unsurprising. I’ve been fighting censors since I edited the high school newspaper. I’ve never lost. I’ll win this fight, too.”
I hope he doesn’t shoot me.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Holy Chinooks! Texans Fear #JadeHelm15 Takeover

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In the scary world of right-wing Obama-hating "alternative news" anything can become a conspiracy theory. But when there's a hint of the federal military being involved, then the Bizarro World of Alex Jones goes into full gimble-lock and they spin away into outer space like Apollo 13.

A bunch of loonies in Texas fear that Evil Emperor Obama has finally decided to "invade Texas" and start locking people into concentration camps so he can have a third term. Of course, they've been predicting this since 2008 when Obama was elected President, because what else would a Muslin Bolshevik Facist Socialist BLACK Kenyan Dictator do but herd white people around like a bunch of Cliven Bundy's cows? Git along little dogies!

From Alex Jones Info Wars
“Jade Helm is a challenging eight-week joint military and Interagency (IA) Unconventional Warfare (UW) exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado,” according to an unclassified military document announcing the training drill, which runs from July 15 through September 15.

Multiple branches of the US military, including Green Berets, Navy Seals, and the 82nd Airborne Division, will participate in the 8-week long exercise, which may result in “increased aircraft in the area at night.”

Troops will be tasked with honing advanced skills in “large areas of undeveloped land with low population densities,” and will work alongside “civilians to gain their trust and an understanding of the issues.”

The exercise, in which some participants will be “wearing civilian clothes and driving civilian vehicles,” lists Texas and Utah as “hostile” territory.

I have no problem with Utah and Texas being listed as "hostile." After all, the "Sovereign Citizens" in those states constantly threaten to secede or disobey the government. In fact, Jade Helm 15 could simply be an experiment to see just how much these nutjobs hate their country and want to shoot at our own military. What better way to teach Texas a lesson than to send in the troops for "exercises" with black helicopters just to drive them out of their minds and show them who is in control.

Now I sound like a conspiracy theorist, but seriously folks, the real pro is Greg Abbott, Governor and Top Clown of Texas. Now maybe he was just pandering to the Tea Party Libertarians, or maybe he is just crazy, but this looks really bad for Texas. Stop doing this stuff!

From the Austin-American Stateman:
Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday directed the Texas State Guard to monitor Operation Jade Helm 15 to make sure that Texans’ “safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed.”
. . . it came amid concerns fueled by Texas talk radio host Alex Jones and his website,, that the military exercise might actually be a precursor to martial law.
“BREAKING! Texas Gov. To Send State Guard To Monitor #JadeHelm Exercise,” Jones tweeted on the governor’s announcement.
Concerns about Jade Helm 15 spilled over Monday night at packed special meeting of the Bastrop County Commissioners Court, where commissioners found themselves facing hostile questions for agreeing to let U.S. military forces train on private property in rural areas of the county this summer as part of the exercise.

After the Military calmly explained that is was just a military exercise, he rolled back the cray-cray:

From Statesmen:
"We are playing a pivotal role of government and that is to provide information for people who have questions,” Abbott said. “It is clear that people in Bastrop had questions, it’s clear from the questions I have received in my office that people have questions about it, and as governor and as government, I think we have an obligation to answer questions of citizens. And, by us working with the Special Operations Forces, we are able to provide information to citizens who were concerned about it.”

Rick Perry also put in his 2 cents worth, sounding less crazy than Abbott at least: "Trust the Military."
I think if you're one of these guys it’s okay to question your government — I do it on a pretty regular basis. The military's something else. "You know, I think our military is quite trustworthy. Civilian leadership – you can always question that, but not the men and women in uniform.

Then of course there is Louie Gohmert, another Texas Rodeo Clown. He just doesn't like that whole "hostile" label on Texas. Even if they sound hostile every day. And stupid. And hostile.

Gohmert via Vox
Once I observed the map depicting ‘hostile,' ‘permissive,' and ‘uncertain' states and locations, I was rather appalled that the hostile areas amazingly have a Republican majority, ‘cling to their guns and religion,' and believe in the sanctity of the United States Constitution. When the federal government begins, even in practice, games or exercises, to consider any U.S. city or state in 'hostile' control and trying to retake it, the message becomes extremely calloused and suspicious.

The Jade Helm operation could really "heat-up" the Southwest this summer as Alex Jones has meltdowns and Rick Perry probably goes back to the border and Greg Abbott hides in the Gov's mansion shaking in his boots and Gohmert remains Gohmert. So make some popcorn while you wait for the black helicopters:

OMG, Chinook Helicopters in Texas and Kansas!
(Well, guess what, I've seen these in TN also.
It's the National Guard having weekend maneuvers. Doh.)


Michele Bachmann Thinks Obama is the Anti-Christ and the Devil

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Isn't Michele Bachmann retiring from office? Oh wait - she's still here, unfortunately, and preaching that Obama is bringing about the end of the World.

LIke many a wingnut, Bachmann sees President Obama as the evil Anti-Christ, just persecutin' Christians day and night, and hatin' on Israel. And now that he's in cahoots with Iran, he's not only probably Gay and Kenyan, he's going to bring on the End of Days, the Rapture, and the Middle East Apocalypse just because he can. Who knew Presidents had these special powers? Oh wait, he must be THE DEVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Obama is The DEVIL
Like David Puddy on Seinfeld
with Hockey Facepaint
And Bachmann is the Superstitious Priest
Who yells "El Diablo!"

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What Bachmann said, Via Raw Story
“If we actually turn our back on Israel as we have seen Barack Obama do today, if that happens then I think we will see a scale and a level of push back in the United States, negative consequences,” Bachmann told Understanding the Times radio host Jan Markell on Sunday. “I don’t know what they are, but I believe that the Bible is true. And believe what the Bible says is that our nation and the people of our nation will reap a whirlwind, and we could see economic disasters, natural disasters.”

The President got some revenge by poking fun at Bachmann during the Washington Correspondent's Dinner:

"Michele Bachmann predicted I would bring about the biblical end of days. Now that's big. ... Lincoln, Washington — they didn't do that."

Of course Bachmann replied as a true "Victimized Christian" only she didn't point the finger directly at the President this time
“The Bible is filled with exciting information about living life today and in the future, both in this life and in the life to come,” Bachmann told WND (World Net Daily). “Any message that brings people closer to God’s wonderful plans for our lives is a good thing.
“God’s word is true and brings freedom and wholeness to all who read it and believe in Him.”

The feud prompted one of Bachmann's wingnut supporters to call Obama a dubious name:

Via RightWingWatch
“Trunews” host Rick Wiles is joining other right-wing pundits in taking offense at President Obama’s joke at the White House Correspondents' Dinner about ex-Rep. Michele Bachmann...
. . . Wiles attacked the “uncircumcised philistine in the White House” along with the “adoring, obedient, subservient, lapdog news reporters” who attended the dinner. (In 1 Samuel, David refers to Goliath as the “uncircumcised philistine” who seeks to “defy the armies of the living God”).
He said that Obama is just as “evil” as King Sennacherib, who went to war with Judah, and similarly is “leading people into sin against God.”

Yeah, talking about a fellow Christian's anatomy shows where this guy's head is at. If you want to see a Pharisee, buddy, scroll up the page to Bachmann's picture, then look in the mirror, pal.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Bridgegate: Christie Cronies Kelly, Baroni and Wildstein Indicted

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Christie's Well-Named Minion Bridget Kelly


Federal prosecutors have indicted three of Chris Christie's cronies in the Bridgegate scandal: David Wildstein and Bill Baroni who were appointed by Christie to the Port Authority, and Bridget Ann Kelly, one of Christie's underlings in the Governor's office.

Wildstein is cooperating with Federal Prosecutors and is not expected to serve a long sentence in exchange for information. Baroni and Kelly are still holding out that they didn't conspire with Wildstein or Christie himself to close the George Washington Bridge on the first day of school in September in order to punish mayor of Fort Lee, NJ (a Democrat) for refusing to back Governor Christie in his election.

Originally, the trio and others in the Governor's inner circle swore that there was a "traffic study" to blame for the lane closures, but that was a bogus claim. On the first day of the closure, Kelly herself wrote to Wildstein in a now-infamous email which stated "Time for a few traffic problems in Fort Lee." Traffic was so snarled that some first responders and emergency vehicles were delayed in getting to places where people needed help. It is speculated that Federal Prosecutors are are involved because the Port Authority is shared by New York City, and blocking such a major thoroughfare in or out of New York is considered a danger to Homeland Security.

View David Wildstein's Plea Agreement Here
View Baroni-Kelly Indictment Here via NYTimes

In emails previously made public, Kelly appeared to give the go-ahead for the lane closures on Aug. 13, 2013, when she wrote: “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” and Wildstein replied, “Got it.” Later emails showed what appeared to be an indifference to the plight of borough children stuck in the massive traffic jam on their way to school.
. . . “Is it wrong that I’m smiling,” Kelly wrote, later adding that “I feel badly about the kids. … I guess.” Wildstein responded dismissively that “they are the children of Buono voters.” After Sokolich sent a text message to Baroni complaining that children were late getting to school, Kelly emailed Wildstein: “Bottom line is he didn’t say safety.”
. . . Prosecutors said the plan wasn’t put into effect until Sept. 9, the first day of school, to “intensify Mayor Sokolich’s punishment,” and that the idea to push it back came from Baroni, who had “recommended against implementing the plan in August when travel was traditionally lighter and the punitive impact would be lessened.”

This week Bridget Kelly made a public statement pleading innocence:

"I am not guilty of the crimes for which I have been accused," Kelly said during a press conference with her attorney, Michael Critchley, after prosecutors unsealed a federal indictment. . . . "David Wildstein is a liar," Kelly said.

Baroni did not speak, but his attorney made a statement also labeling Wildstein a "Liar" who led his client astray with false "traffic study" documents:
. . . one of Baroni's attorneys, Michael Baldassare, asserted that Wildstein provided him with scores of documents that "would lead anyone to believe" that a legitimate traffic study was being conducted.
"No one disputes that David Wildstein is a criminal and a liar," Baldessare said during a news conference Friday afternoon outside the courthouse. "If David Wildstein was willing to repeatedly lie to settle a petty political grudge, no one should be surprised at his eagerness to concoct any story he thinks will help him stay out of federal prison."

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Six Baltimore Police Officers Indicted by Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby

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Previous Related Post:
Baltimore Burning Over Death of Freddie Gray


It was an epic day for justice in Baltimore, Maryland, when State Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby stepped up to a microphone and stunned the world by announcing the indictment of six officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray.

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From the Baltimore Sun
State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby charged the driver of the van with second-degree murder and the other officers with offenses that included involuntary manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, second-degree assault, false imprisonment and misconduct in office. The officers were taken into custody Friday and released on bail.
"These charges are an important step in getting justice for Freddie," said Richard Shipley, stepfather of the 25-year-old Gray, who died April 19, one week after he was injured in police custody.
. . . After weeks of tension and occasional violence, it felt as if many exhaled in relief Friday. Gray had become the focus of massive demonstrations, here and in other cities, as the latest in a string of African-American men who died during confrontations with police.
The case stood in stark contrast to others across the nation in which police officers were cleared of wrongdoing in the deaths of black men. Grand juries declined to indict the officer who put a chokehold on Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., or the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

From Jennifer Bendery on Huffington Post

Who Is This Objectively Badass Attorney Running The Freddie Gray Investigation?
. . . Mosby's news marks a huge turning point for people around the country demanding justice for yet another black man killed by police, for a city torn apart by the drug war and economic disparity, and for Mosby herself.
She was just four months into her job when she was tasked last month with investigating Gray's death. She had never held elected office before November. And at 35, Mosby is the youngest chief prosecutor of any district.
Those details gave city residents reason to doubt her abilities, something even her biggest supporters have conceded. Before her current job, Mosby had been counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance for three years and an assistant state's attorney for five years.
On Friday, though, Mosby emerged as the voice that so many in Baltimore needed to hear. She gave a detailed description of what happened to Gray the day he was arrested and said officers ignored his requests for medical attention. She let the findings speak for themselves.

Huffington Post Headline 5-2-2015

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