|Maybe she meant Neanderthals.|
We're now being told that Freddie Gray's autopsy results do not indicate that the police were to blame, but rather that his life-ending injuries were either self-inflicted or (possible but less likely) the secondary result of a seizure.
Which makes it all the more unacceptable that the mayor of Baltimore gave the violent rioters "space to destroy," and not only told the police to stand down and "let them loot," but also ordered the police not to wear items of protective riot gear which could cause "bad optics." Which is why some 100 officers were injured, property was destroyed, and buildings and stolen cars were set ablaze. Yeah, those are great optics, madam mayor.
Now we're being told that these terrorizing miscreants, who were acting with neither cause nor control, are all good kids who are just frustrated because, according to Barack Obama, we haven't nurtured them with enough federal money. And most importantly, they shouldn't be called "thugs" because it might be code for the dreaded n-word.
Which, frankly, we consider to be an n-sult to our n-telligence.
UPDATE: the Baltimore cops in the Freddie Gray case are now being charged with murder, manslaughter, and myriad other offenses. None of the charges are related to actually inflicting injuries to Freddie Gray. Rather, the charges are based on the accusation that the police failed to secure Gray with a seat belt during transport, and failed to render timely medical aid after he had requested it.
|Yes, she really said that. And yes, she's really scary.|
Speaking at Columbia University, Mrs. Clinton screeched, "From Ferguson to Staten Island to Baltimore, the patterns have become unmistakable and undeniable!"
Which is true, if the pattern you're talking about is jumping to false conclusions, blaming the police without knowing the facts, improper and inflammatory comments from the White House and other high officials, allowing violent destruction of property, and - speaking of racism - absolving the rioters and looters of wrongdoing under the assumption that some people (wink-wink nudge-nudge) just don't have the intellect or self-control to be held to traditional standards of morality or responsibility.
There is clearly more to this story than meets the eye. Events seem too orchestrated and too illogical, and the primary political players involved are a little too close and a little too close-mouthed. We can't put our finger on it but, in Hillary's words, it seems that "the patterns have become unmistakable and undeniable" that those on the Left are deliberately stoking what they hope will become a race war.
BONUS: LEFT SIDE'S STORY
Liberals are struggling to explain why hoards of "good kids" in Baltimore suddenly decided to burn, pillage, and loot. Hope n' Change thinks the following video sums it up pretty accurately...
BONUS #2: LEFTY LUCY
As usual, our own Lefty Lucy can be counted on to eloquently summarize the whole Freddie Gray, Baltimore riots situation from a progressive viewpoint. (Click link for her cartoon)