02 May '15 16:07>
Originally posted by no1marauderCalm down. Think about this.
BS. The police had no awareness of anything he had done before; they just saw a young black guy wanting to avoid them and decided to harass him. Then they arrested him on a bogus charge. Then they killed him.
Your excuses for this are disgusting. It's just "blame the victim"; no matter what his prior criminal record was he was doing nothing wrong and should have been left alone.
The cops who pursued Gray were in their rights to chase him. There's a Supreme Court ruling that allows cops to chase after suspects who run away like Gray did, provided that the area is a crime-ridden one like Baltimore. Read up on it here:
The cops didn't do anything illegal by chasing after Gray, though they were not in their rights to actually arrest him, since there was nothing to charge him with. And that's my point: had Gray not been involved in so much illegal activity, he would have had no logical reason to run from them. Gray didn't deserve to die, and the cops should be charged with a crime. It still doesn't excuse Gray from his own (previous) illegal activity, that prompted him to run out of fear of getting caught.