Donta Allen, The Guy Who Was Interviewed BY WMAL, Does Not Seem To Be Freddie Gray’s Paddy-Wagon Companion

Baltimore’s WMAL interviewed a man named Donta Allen a few days ago, claiming that he was the guy who shared the paddy wagon ride with Freddie Gray.

But Donta Allen does not seem to be the guy who was in the van with Freddie Gray. According to the Baltimore police, that man is still in jail.

This is significant because according to the Washington Post, the individual who shared the ride with Freddie Gray, told investigators that it sounded to him like Freddie was thrashing around, trying to hurt himself.

That was a game-changing bombshell because the narrative had been that the cops had given Freddie a “rough ride” – that is – cuffed his hands and feet, but left him unbuckled so he would bump around like a rag doll when the vehicle took sharp corners.

This person was not named out of fear for his safety, but WaPo did reveal that he was a 38 year old black male who was still in jail.

The Conservative Treehouse  confirmed that “a 38-year-old Black Male was picked up and transported in the same 04/12/15 timeframe as Freddie Gray for “Violate Exparte/Prot Order || Violation Of A Protective Order” – Listed in BPD arrest records.”

On April 30th local Baltimore media outlet WBAL-TV introduced Donta Allen, a person they claimed was the passenger in the transport vehicle.


Our research indicates the office of Baltimore State Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, used or allowed one of her deputy State Attorneys, Janice Bledsoe (who was in charge of the investigation as assigned by Marilyn Mosby), to willfully and intentionally place a false story using Bledsoe’s lover, WBAL-TV reporter Jayne Miller, and thereby create a fictitious story to imply Donta Allen as the passenger outlined in the Washington Post story.

Yes, you read that correctly.

22 year old Donta Allen – as you may know – significantly changed the story that was told to the Washington Post.

Via Jayne Miller of WBAL:

Allen described what he heard: “When I got in the van, I didn’t hear nothing. It was a smooth ride. We went straight to the police station. All I heard was a little banging for about four seconds. I just heard little banging, just little banging.”

Asked whether he told police whether he heard Gray banging his head against the van, Allen said, “I told homicide that. I don’t work for the police. I did not tell the police nothing.”

This looked to one and all as if the Washington Post passenger was ‘walking back his statements.’ 

The Treehouse noticed some inconsistencies.

However, the man she presented, and named as Donta Allen: • Was not in jail. • Was 22-years-old. • Was not picked up for violating a protective order; and nothing about his description aligned with the prior report.


Donta Allen was not the passenger in the transport van as outlined by the Washington Post.  Actually, Donta Allen was never in the van WITH Freddie Gray at all.

Despite Donta claiming on CNN with Don Lemon that he arrived in the Baltimore Booking Station “while overhearing police talking about Freddie Gray not breathing”, there’s absolutely no indication he was ever there on 4/12/15.  Nor is there an arrest record, or a booking record, for him on that date.


SO WHO IS HE?  Original reports in the Baltimore media when the Freddie Gray story first broke, mentioned that two people were in the alley when approached by officers. Two people took off running in opposite directions.  One person, Freddie Gray, was immediately caught.  The other, was caught later in the day and released without incident.

All indications are that Donta Allen was this second person who fled, was caught/questioned, and then released.   There is no evidence of Donta Allen ever being in custody on 04/12/15.

That WaPo story severely undermined the state prosecutor’s “case” – so it looks like Donta Allen was employed to muddy the waters.

Of course, it really didn’t work because everyone knows the law of the street – snitches get stitches – and the first story that’s told (before the protests and media circus) is the closest one to the truth.

Whatever Donta Allen told WBAL was taken with a grain of salt.

The prosecutor is going to have to do a lot better than that if she wants to get some convictions.

But then maybe she doesn’t.



Saturday Movie Matinee: Police Sources: Freddie Gray Was A Snitch – Was High on Pot and Heroin When He Was Arrested

Megyn Kelly: Charged Cops’ Friend on Fox: Freddie Gray a SNITCH, ‘Great Witness’ for Us:

This is a “bombshell” as they say. It explains why the cops didn’t think much of his screaming and thrashing – because Freddie apparently liked to “put on a show” – because “snitches get stitches.”

An anonymous Baltimore police officer and friend of the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray today spoke out on Fox News tonight about what two of the cops involved relayed to them about Gray.
And perhaps one of the most striking things this cop told Megyn Kelly is that Gray snitched for the cops.They told Kelly that in this case, like in many other cases, Gray would “put on a show” and resist and show that he wasn’t cooperating with the police, but once he got to the station, he was a “great witness.”

Gray apparently “helped the department solve many crimes and different acts of violence.”

In the following three videos, Megyn Kelly and Hannity interviewed anonymous police sources. The law men are cloaked in black, faces hidden from view, their voices disguised – because in Obama’s America, our  protectors need to be protected. It’s like cops are now the dregs of society.

And the “young people” out on the street rioting for justice – are on the cutting edge of “changing the system” and stuff. Which Obama feels he can’t do without having his shock troops burn down a few cities.

Watch it and weep.

Hannity Exclusive: Baltimore Officer With Inside Info On The Investigation:

This cop is pissed. Describing the reaction cops had to the indictments, this morning, he told Hannity, “this was a huge slap in the face.”  He said, “to hear all of Mosbey’s rhetoric was disgusting,” and  “makes my blood boil.”

This officer broke some news during the inteview and was putting his job on the line, by speaking out.

He described the scene when the announcement came down: “People stunned at the lack of justice were crying, sitting by themselves and shaking their heads, hugging each other. It was unbelieveable to see the devastation that was done at that press conference, this morning.”

Describing the scene of the arrest, he said, “it’s probably the biggest drug market on the East coast possibly”, the cop said.

“It’s a violent area – it’s a drug trafficking area – there’s guns murders and shootings on a weekly basis.”

He also said that the cops witnessed a “hand to hand” drug transaction take place between Freddie Gray and his accomplice. That was why the arresting officers went after him.

Breaking some news tonight, the cop told Hannity (this guy really cut loose) that the toxicology report showed that Freddie Gray had heroin and Marijuana in his system.

Commenting on the conflict of interest, the cop said, ” you can see Nick Mosbey on TV (State Attorney Marilyn Mosbey’s hubby) arm and arm with the protesters and the next you see his wife – ya know – lecturing us on justice? You’ve got to be kidding me!”

“Asked if he thought he would be at risk if his identity were to become known to the prosecutor,” he said, “Definitely! I mean – I don’t have the same First Amendment rights as the protesters or the thugs. I have to come and speak up for my brothers and sisters who are standing out there and being unfairly prosecuted. I’m defending my brothers against the President, I’m defending them against the Mayor, I’m defending them against the State’s Attorney. I’m one man trying to speak for every man and woman on the Baltimore Police Department who were just punched in the face, today. I’ve buried detectives – I’ve buried officers – What she said this morning just opened up all those caskets and she spit on all of them!” 

NewsmaxTV: Malzberg | Dershowitz – A Sad Day for Justice Motivated by Crowd Control, Any Conviction Unlikely:

“Legendary Harvard Law School Professor” Alan Dershowitz appeared on the Steve Malzberg Show, to share his thoughts on the Baltimore police indictments that came down, Friday. Dersh panned State Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s decision, saying it was “a very sad day for justice.” He added, “today had nothing to do with justice – today was crowd control.”

“Everything today was motivated by a threat of riots and a desire to prevent riots, he continued.

It will be “virtually impossible,” he predicted, for the six officers involved to get a fair trial. “The mayor – outrageously – said we were going to get justice for the victims families and the people of Baltimore – never mentioning the defendants. Under our Constitution, the only people who are entitled to justice — are the defendants! They are presumed innocent, they need due process of law. The mayor and the state attorney have made it virtually impossible for these defendants to get a fair trial.”

He went on to note that some people in the mob have been saying that the only reason they got the indictments is because they rioted – “and they may very well be right,” the law professor admitted ruefully. “Today had nothing to do with justice.”

Dershowitz said there’s “no plausible, hypothetical, conceivable case for murder under the facts as we now know them,” calling it  “a show trial.”

He predicted that there would be a move to have Mosby removed as prosecutor and also a move to have a “move to a place with a different demographic.”

He said there is a good chance that in the end there will be no convictions because she over-charged.

NewsmaxTV: Malzberg | Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke – Police will not be used as Human Sacrifices to Satisfy a Mob:

“It’s a sham – this isn’t justice – it’s revenge,” the incensed sheriff said.

“She has made this political now, and I’m calling these cops who’ve had political charges issued against them, political prisoners. They’ve been offered up as a human sacrifice to an angry mob looking for not justice but revenge.”

He also said, (as an experienced homicide detective), that the amount of time she took to issue the charges, when there were likely hundreds of pages to  go through – and the the forensic results were not all in, yet, “stinks to high heaven.”

NewsmaxTV: Malzberg | Colin Flaherty discusses the growing unrest in Baltimore:

Colin Flaherty: The greatest explanation for Baltimore Riots. EVER.

He’s kidding. You won’t be able to watch more than a minute of this because the stupid is mind-numbing.

Hillary Is Not Happening, You guys

I’ve been saying it for months – I just don’t see Hillary Clinton being the Democrat nominee in 2016. Most people thought I was crazy (Oh, no – Hillary is inevitable) but look at these latest headlines:

GOP accused of ‘quiet attack’ on Hillary’s age…

MAG: She might not even survive primary! (Yup)

Socialist snapping at her heels…

Foundation raked in millions — of taxpayer dollars…

Larry Flynt Endorses Hillary…

AP POLL: Decisive majority of Americans view Clinton as dishonest…

Don’t forget that MSNBC poll from a few weeks back – which is still active! – with 100K+ votes showing 87% of voters do not plan to vote for HRC:


I keep asking, where’s the big groundswell of support for Hillary? She’s just stumbling along, hobbled each week by new scandals popping up, adding to the others that aren’t conveniently going away.

And why aren’t these scandals conveniently going away? Because the people who control the narrative (regrettably still the MSM) do not want Hilldog to be their candidate.

And so she won’t be.

So forgive me if I don’t spend a lot of time on all the latest shoes to drop on Hillary’s myriad of scandals. I just don’t think this charade is worth my time.

Six Officers Indicted in Freddie Gray Case – Now What?

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby (the youngest Chief Prosecutor in a US major city) announced Friday that all six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, have been charged criminally.

Via the Baltimore Sun, “Mosby’s announcement on the steps of the War Memorial Building was greeted with cheers and applause.”

Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., 45, who was the driver of a police van that carried Gray through the streets of Baltimore, was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, two vehicular manslaughter charges and misconduct in office. A man who answered the phone at Goodson’s home declined to comment and hung up the phone.

Officer William Porter, 25, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Lt. Brian Rice, 41, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Sgt. Alicia White, 30, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Officer Edward Nero, 29, was charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Officer Garrett Miller, 26, was charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment.

If convicted of all charges, Goodson would face up to 63 years in prison. Rice would face up to 30 years and Porter, Nero, Miller and White would face up to 20 years.

Warrants were issued for the arrest of all six officers. It wasn’t immediately clear where the officers were Friday morning.

Perhaps the most significant finding in the indictment is that there was no probable cause for the arrest. The knife that the officers found on Gray was not a switchblade, which is illegal to conceal-carry in Maryland. (But perhaps the officers thought it was.)

Another problematic aspect of the arrest was the failure to secure the prisoner with a seat-belt in the paddy-wagon, as required by the Baltimore Police Department.

Famed Baltimore defense attorney Warren Brown said of Mosby  in the NY Daily News, yesterday, “she’s in an unenviable position. This city will burn if she doesn’t indict. Her career would be over. But looking at what we know so far, I just don’t see an indictable offense.”

Brown supported Mosby’s opponent in her upset election last November but said he has great respect for the Democrat, who is  married to Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby.

“I feel sorry for her almost. She’s a good person, and she is trying to seize upon integrity in every decision she makes. But if she makes the decision to not indict, she’ll have to have a jet waiting at the airport. It’s a shame,” he said.

Brown predicted Mosby will take the case to the grand jury as quickly as possible.

“I think she’ll put everything in there and try to usher them to involuntary manslaughter,” he said.

But that is not what happened. What happened seems reminiscent of what happened in the George Zimmerman case in Florida, where a craven DA took the weak case to appease an angry mob.

And now that all six officers have been indicted in what has become a major cause celebre in Baltimore – a city that is 68% black – is not a change of venue going to be required for justice to prevail?

I think it would be next to impossible for there to be a fair trial in the city of Baltimore, where one of the witnesses has already had his life threatened. Donta Allen, who shared some of the ride with Freddie Gray in the Police Transport Van has already changed his story drastically.

Whatever the outcome ends up being for these six officers – their lives are essentially over.

On The Kelly File, last night, a friend of two of the officers who were involved in the arrest, vouched for the men’s character. He said his friends were being “thrown under the bus.”


CNN interviewed a source close to one of the arresting officers, yesterday, who had a plausible explanation for the officer’s failure to buckle Freddie Gray into his seat.

Cameras recorded parts of his arrest. Gray, handcuffed and screaming in apparent pain, was lifted off the ground by officers, who dragged him to the van. He was conscious and talking.

At one point after it left, the van stopped and Gray was placed in shackles.

“Freddie Gray was shackled because he was irate. He was irate; he was angry. He was moving around in the wagon so they were asked — the arresting officers were asked to leg shackle him, and that’s when the wagon pulled over,” the source said Wednesday.

The source also said Gray was not seat-belted in the van, and gave an explanation as to why.

“They didn’t want to reach over him. You were in a tight space in the paddy wagon. He’s already irate. He still has his teeth and he still has his saliva. So, in order to seat belt somebody you have to get in their personal space. They’re not going to get in his personal space if he’s already irate.

“Most people in the paddy wagon aren’t seat belted in. They are just now starting to seat belt as a result of this case,” the source said.

The source said that “the officer believes Gray was injured while he was being arrested, but before he was put inside a police van. The officer does not know how Gray was hurt.”

 Meanwhile, via Drudge:


Baltimore braces for two large marches this weekend…

And now this, via Weasel Zippers:

#Baltimore Police Sergeant Warns Officers Being Challenged In Street, “It’s About To Get Ugly”

The Council Has Spoken!! Our Watcher’s Council Results


The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“In this country, the federal government can do pretty much whatever it wants to.” —Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.)

“Congress has not unlimited powers … but only those specifically enumerated.”—Thomas Jefferson

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” —Tenth Amendment, U.S. Constitution

“All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void.” —Marbury v. Madison (1803)

Right Planet

This week’s winning essay,The Right PlanetThe Rightful Remedy: Nullification is a fascinating exploration of a doctrine that may be an important part of the news in the near future – nullification. Here’s a slice:

So just what is nullification? It is the idea that a State or States have the right to nullify, or refuse to enforce, any federal law that is clearly unconstitutional. This is not some new and novel “legal theory.” It is the method recommended by the Framers to use when the federal government usurps power.

Naturally, nullification is quite controversial and utterly repugnant to those who champion big government and the centralization of ever more power in Washington, D.C.

A quick Google search brings up this WikiPedia definition for Nullification:

Nullification, in United States constitutional history, is a legal theory that a state has the right to nullify, or invalidate, any federal law which that state has deemed unconstitutional. The theory of nullification has never been legally upheld by federal courts.

After reading WikiPedia’s take on nullification, I’m reminded of a quote by Thomas Jefferson: “The Constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary which they may shape and twist into any form they please.”

It was Thomas Jefferson who wrote (emphasis added), “That a nullification, by those sovereignties [States] of all unauthorized acts done under the color of that instrument [the Constitution] is the rightful remedy.” Thomas Jefferson introduced the term “nullification” in the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798. James Madison wrote in the Virginia Resolutions of 1798 that the States are “duty bound to resist” when the federal government violates the Constitution.

Thomas E. Woods, Jr., author of the book Nullification, elaborates:

But Jefferson didn’t invent the idea. Federalist supporters of the Constitution at the Virginia ratifying convention of 1788 assured Virginians that they would be “exonerated” should the federal government attempt to impose “any supplementary condition” upon them – in other words, if it tried to exercise a power over and above the ones the states had delegated to it. Patrick Henry and later Jefferson himself elaborated on these safeguards that Virginians had been assured of at their ratifying convention.


As Jefferson warned, if the federal government is allowed to hold a monopoly on determining the extent of its own powers, we have no right to be surprised when it keeps discovering new ones. If the federal government has the exclusive right to judge the extent of its own powers, it will continue to grow – regardless of elections, the separation of powers, and other much-touted limits on government power. In his Report of 1800, Madison reminded Virginians and Americans at large that the judicial branch was not infallible, and that some remedy must be found for those cases in which all three branches of the federal government exceed their constitutional limits.

A mere 10 years following the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the second president of the United States, John Adams, signed into the law the Alien and Sedition Acts. The Sedition Act made it a punishable crime to criticize the government or its officials. People were actually put in prison for merely being critical of the president or Congress—including Matthew Lyon, a Vermont congressman who had fought for independence during the Revolutionary War! Is this not a grossly unconstitutional act that violates the very letter of the “free speech” clause in the First Amendment? You be the judge. The onerous Sedition Act is what prompted the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798, also known as the “Principles of 98.”

The most common rebuttal by those who oppose the use of nullification is to cite the “supremacy clause” from the U.S. Constitution (Article VI, clause 2). A good illustration of this argument can be found in a 2011 article that appeared at

Via TPM:

“The concept of states’ rights mostly clings to one interpretation of the Tenth Amendment, which says that “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Tenthers would say this means a state doesn’t have to follow federal laws the state believes exceed the federal government’s constitutional authority.”

“But this pretty clearly goes against the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, in Article 6″ :

This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.

What is being implied by the above excerpt from the TPM article is a sentiment that has been echoed by others opposed to the idea of nullification—namely, that we cannot have the States picking and choosing which laws they want to obey or it would lead to anarchy. (Of course, unless it is liberals doing the nullifying … like nullifying federal marijuana prohibition statutes.) Actually, there is a lot of truth in that line of thinking. But it ignores a very important point that is clearly spelled out in the “supremacy clause.”

So, let’s just take a closer look at just what the “supremacy clause” says (emphasis added):

This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof … shall be the supreme law of the land …

The key point in the “supremacy clause” that is consistently ignored by those who favor giving the federal government ever more power over the States is the phrase “in pursuance thereof .” What does “in pursuance thereof” mean? It means “the carrying out of a plan or action” (pursuance) “of the thing just mentioned” (thereof).

What was just mentioned?


More at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Stacey McCain at The Other McCain with – Anarchy In Baltimore submitted by The Watcher. When I first read this, my first impression was that it was one of the better commentary pieces written on the subject. Two Rebel Yells and a bottle of Georgia corn, Stace!

Here are this week’s full results. Only the Razor, Ask Marion and the Independent Sentinel were unable to vote vote, but none were affected and/or subject to the mandatory 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

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O’Reilly Gets It Right: Baltimore Rioting Is Leading To Madness (Video)

Sounds like Bill O’Reilly and Nice Deb are simpatico when it comes to the excuse-making and rationalizations we’re hearing from the left on the Baltimore riots. Frankly, I could not be more disgusted and mortified by what’s been going on. By claiming that blacks are oppressed by “the man” i.e – the system – they end up supporting mass violence as a remedy. The left loves to tear things down. It seems to be the only thing they do well.

Here’s Bill O, tonight – and he’s going to get a lot of flack from the Social Justice rage mobs because this is so profoundly un-PC:

“The truth is – we don’t know what happened to Mr. Gray. The same way we did not know what happened in Ferguson, MO,” O’Reilly said, going on to make the point that it is irresponsible for people to make judgments about what happened before all the facts are known.

“The litany of excuse-making is excruciating. The rioters are angry because America’s a country of mass incarceration. People who burn down buildings and loot are just misdirected folks who feel hopeless. And if you feel hopeless, it’s okay to riot. You see – it’s really not the fault of those who commit crimes. It’s the fault of America because we don’t provide jobs for everyone. Instead of pinpointing the real problem, and trying to solve it, you get crazy theories that attempt to provide justification for Americans hurting other Americans. If you can’t make big money – go ahead and sell heroin. No problem!

Here’s the truth. How could anyone provide a job that pays adecent salary to someone who can’t read or write? To someone who can’t speak basic English? To someone who has tattoos all over their body – who’s defiant, disrespectful – doesn’t even want to work because they have a sense of entitlement that says they’re victims and YOU owe me. Does that sound like a good job-seeking resume to you? And don’t tell me those folks don’t exist. They’re legion.

So these politicians – out on the street trying to justify rioting by saying that we don’t provide jobs – are dishonest in the extreme. If you get educated and are willing to work hard – you can get a job. It may not be the best paying job at first, but you work your way up!”

O’Reilly then named names of some of the worst offenders of the week. It was a good rant and a necessary rant:

You know O’Reilly hit the mark as Media Mutters already has a post up denouncing him.


Newsmax: Scant Details From Gray Death Probe Disappoint Protesters:

The refusal of authorities to provide more than a few sketchy details about the Freddie Gray investigation may be legally appropriate, but many people in Baltimore were finding it hard to be patient Thursday when police revealed nothing about the internal investigation they turned over to the state’s attorney’s office.

Nearly two weeks after Gray’s death, the public still doesn’t know much more than it did on Day One. The central question — what caused his fatal spinal cord injury — remains a mystery.

“The transparency is just not there,” the Rev. Cortly “C.D.” Witherspoon said after Police Commissioner Anthony Batts refused to answer any questions Thursday.

Batts said his department’s report was delivered a day ahead of time to State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, and that from now on, any questions should go to her.

Mosby also declined to talk, issuing a statement Thursday asking “for the public to remain patient and peaceful and to trust the process of the justice system.”

With rumors flying about how Gray’s spine was “80 percent severed,” as his family’s lawyer Billy Murphy put it, police did release a new piece of information Thursday, but it served mostly to raise more questions about how truthful the six suspended officers have been with investigators.



Our Weasel Of The Week!!

Yes, once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all spectacularly disgusting, but the votes are in and we have our winner winner…the envelope please…

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie ‘Let ‘Em Riot’ Rawlings-Blake!

Virginia Right! : This week the clear choice for Weasel of the Week is Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

Her statement to the potential looters and rioters was a green light to rape, pillage and burn the city. This was both irresponsible and reprehensible. And as we sat there in front of the television watching the police try to block the stones and bricks being thrown, obviously forbidden to respond, it left most with a sick feeling in their stomach.

She said she wanted to “give space to those who wished to destroy.” One can only hope that her career is also destroyed by that stupid statement.

The Independent Sentinel :The Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, is my selection for two weasel statements in one press conference. First, she thanked the anti-white, anti-Jewish, anti-American Nation of Islam for maintaining order, and second she said she “gave those who wish to destroy space to do that as well”.

Go to 01:42:

Don Surber : Mustela Baltimoron mayorus Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for giving rioters, arsonists and looters a space of their own. Her actual words:

“I made it very clear that I work with the police and instructed them to do everything that they could to make sure that the protesters were able to exercise their right to free speech. It’s a very delicate balancing act. Because while we try to make sure that they were protected from the cars and other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well. And we worked very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to de-escalate.”

Oberlin graduate! Need we say more? It takes a certain kind of cowardice to stand up to a crowd of lawless outlaws and say, “Do what you want to the girl, but leave me alone.”

 Nice Deb :The Mayor of Baltimore,Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gets my vote for dumbest quote of the week:

“It was a very delicate balancing act because while we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on — um — we also gave those who wished to destroy, space to do that, as well,” Rawlings-Blake said in all seriousness during a press conference, Sunday.

The weaseliness came during the obligatory walk-back, Monday afternoon: 

“I’ll say the very blatant mischaracterization of my words was not helpful, today. I was asked a question about the property damage that was done, and in answering that question, I made it very clear that we — balanced a very fine line between giving protesters – peaceful protesters – space to protest. What I said, was, in doing so – people can hijack that and use that space for bad. I did not say that we were accepting of it. I did say that we were passive to it. I was just explaining how property damage can happen during a peaceful protest. It is very unfortunate that members of your industry decided to mischaracterize my words and try to use it as a way to say we are inciting violence.”

Because she didn’t want to admit that she made a mistake or misspoke, she blamed the media for “mischaracterizing” what she clearly said. This makes Stephanie Rawlings Blake the very personification of the word, weasel.

She certainly is! What strikes me as most interesting is that, for all the nonsense from the mayor, most of the  Baltimore city council and even the police commissioner (all of whom are black , along with a majority of the police force and 68% of Baltimore’s population) about the need to ‘protect the community,’ their stupidity actually victimized it.

It was the ‘community’ that saw stores and even homes looted and burned to the ground and who will suffer the damage. It’s their jobs that will disappear, and their property values that will plummet. They’re the ones who will have to travel longer distances to find a grocery store, a decent restaurant or a pharmacy. Does anyone really think CVS is going to rebuild after this? Why would they? And the small businesses? Faggedaboudit.

Baltimore has gone to some trouble and expense to promote itself as a tourist city and a great place to hold conferences and conventions. Half a dozen have already cancelled, and those people whom work in the hospitality industry are going to have to find some way to eke out the coming month with the loss of a weeks’ wages and tips.

I was particularly amused to see the rage from ‘the community’ directed at Whole Foods for daring to provide sandwiches and other simple meals to the National Guard when they finally got to Baltimore. To summarize their remarks, they won’t be shopping at Whole foods anymore because ‘they’re feeding the oppressors’…here’s a typical comment.

Rania Khalek retweeted Zoe Samudzi
As Baltimore’s poorest kids are left hungry due to school closure (no school lunch), feeds the oppressor
Rania Khalek added,

I wonder…did they even think about those kids before deciding to burn down the city over the death of a drug dealer with a rap sheet as long as your arm?

As the ringmaster of this circus,  Mayor Stephanie Rawlings – Blake has already shown us that the next Detroit is already in the making..where racial politics and the public employee unions are combining to create  another Democrat-ruled bankrupt urban wilderness. She’s not stupid in the least.she simply understands where  her votes are coming from. It’s an established pattern but she and her fellow pols are certainly performing with zest and vigor, and the Golden Weasel was designed to recognize that kind of achievement, was it not?

Ms. Mayor, please step to the podium for your Weasel!

A little scorched? Why, yes! You see, we wanted to give something back  to the Community too, something that would be a memory of this fine occasion for years to come, something symbolic you know…

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