(Black America When Will You Wake Up?)

The Case of Freddie Gray a 25-year-old man, who was arrested by the Baltimore Police Department for possessing what the police alleged was an illegal switchblade. While being transported in a police van, Gray fell into a coma and was taken to a trauma center. Gray died on April 19, 2015; his death was ascribed to injuries to his spinal cord. Two bystanders captured Gray’s arrest with video recordings, showing Gray, screaming in pain, being dragged to a police van by officers, and then stepping up into the van. A bystander with connections to Gray stated that the officers were previously “folding” Gray with one officer bending Gray’s legs backwards, and another holding Gray down by pressing a knee into Gray’s neck. Witnesses commented Gray “couldn’t walk”, and “his leg look broke and you all dragging him like that”. Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts noted from the video that, “Gray stood on one leg and climbed into the van on his own.” The bottom line he died in police custody and they are responsible for his care. This is a clear case of police brutality. Under our political component – We will create our own independent political party at the local level. We will educate the community and push for community rights by creating our own laws known as community rights and get those laws on the books which will be compatible with the dominant culture. Our laws would protect our local residents and give the community a voice and those affected by bias in the current system. We will hold both Rogue Cops and Urban Terrorist accountable for their actions in a constructive manner. We will form cooperative alliance beyond the black community so that this organization can be diverse for all people of Chicago and surrounding suburbs of Chicago.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/freddie-gray-case-officer-edward-nero-verdict/

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