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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

BLACK FACES IN HIGH PLACES - an EXCERPT




Black elected officials have largely governed in the same way as their white counterparts, reflecting all of the racism, corruption, and policies favoring the wealthy seen throughout mainstream politics....

During Rawlings-Blake’s tenure, the city has been forced to pay $5.7 million to settle civil suits regarding police misconduct and brutality — an amount that does not include the $5.8 million Baltimore has paid to defend police who have abused the black public.

Despite the lawlessness of the Baltimore Police Department, the mayor reserved her harshest comments for those involved in the uprising, describing them as “criminals” and “thugs.” For anyone remotely aware of Rawlings-Blake’s mayoral history, her lashing out at the victims of police corruption and brutality would not have been surprising.

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/05/baltimore-uprising-protests-freddie-gray-black-politicians/