The debate "Can you justify the cruel behavior of the 6 Baltimore cops towards the late Freddie Gray" was started by
May 7, 2015, 9:26 pm.
By the way, Zach_Hill is disagreeing with this statement.
18 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 19 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
PsychDave posted 3 arguments, Zach_Hill posted 1 argument, irishstraw posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
jonatron5, AnkGanu, toughgamerjerry, skyfrancois_97, Pamelamccubbins, WhyNot and 12 visitors agree.
Zach_Hill, libertarian_rebel, PsychDave, Sosocratese, Benzdick, Bodaciouslady16, irishstraw, WordSpeller and 11 visitors disagree.
The cruel behavior of the Baltimore cops towards Freddy Gray was completely unjustified. Before Freddy was arrested he made eye contact with the cops, then darted away. At this point, the cops had reasonable suspicion to apprehend Gray and question him. Note that the cops had arrested Gray numerous times before. However, only after questioning may the police arrest him. That is if they have reasonable suspicion that he committed a crime. There is obviously no crime in running down a city street, it is your right to do it. And for that reason the cops were unjustified. What the cops did to Freddy afterward was abhorrent.
The vote is now 13 to 12 in favor of the police being justified, but not one person has provided justification. Do people honestly feel that there is justification and, if so, why cam they not give at least one comment to explain what that is?
Yes PsychDave I would love to hear what the agreeing people have to say.
As the 6 officers have been charged with crimes ranging from illegal arrest to murder, in the eyes of the prosecutors their behavior was not justified. Since the voting is currently tied at 10 agreed and 10 disagreed, I am curious what those who agreed that they could justify the behavior think.
I'm curious about the 3 people who said they could justify it. If there is a justification, what is it?