Tag: Baltimore

Lessons of Martin Luther King have been lost (Updated)

   Sigh. The violence in Baltimore saddens me. It is all so damn sad. It doesn’t help Freddie Gray. It doesn’t help the protesters. It doesn’t help the City of Baltimore.  Martin Luther King, after studying Ghandi’s methods and teachings, decided that nonviolence was the way to make a statement and continue to keep the moral high ground. Today, the people of Baltimor; the poor people of Baltimore, the youth of Baltimore, have lost the moral high ground. They can talk about poverty. They can talk about police brutality. All America will see is pictures of burning cars and innocent store

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What happened to Freddie Gray?

It seems like every week we are now hearing about someone who is mistreated while in police custody. The latest in this long line of atrocities as a young man named Freddie Gray from Baltimore. As with all of these cases, there are more questions than answers. Here’s what we know (Timeline) – for some reason, the police spotted Freddie Gray and/or Freddie Gray spotted the police. He ran. The police gave chase both on foot and on bicycle. Freddie Gray was apprehended and arrested. A knife was found in his front pants pocket. He was placed in a police van.

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Grab Bag – Sunday

The Texas Rangers proved that they’re not the Texas Rangers of old. They were not to roll over and play dead for the New York Yankees. A double steal in the first inning to generate a run was one clue. The second and more important clue came in the sixth inning when the Rangers were up against the wall. The Yankees look like they were poised for one of their patented innings which generates multiple runs. Somehow, some way, the Texas Rangers got out of that inning. Game three is on Monday in New York. Millions of dollars are rolling into

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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