Friday, May 01, 2015

Baltimore Medical Examiner: It was a homicide

Thanks to irresponsible blogs like Cross Currents, you're going to encounter people in shul this weekend who will insist that Freddie Gray severed his own spinal cord.

You'll want to tell them two, or possibly three, things:

(1) The medical examiner has ruled the case a homicide.

(2) Six Baltimore police officers have been charged with murder and manslaughter. According to the state attorney: "Mr. Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury on April 12 while being transported in a police van — and not earlier, while being arrested — and pointed to the failure of the police to put a seatbelt on him as a crucial factor. “Mr. Gray suffered a critical neck injury as a result of being handcuffed, shackled by his feet and unrestrained inside the BPD wagon,”

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At your option you may also wish to (3) remind people that victim-blaming is reprehensible.

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