‘Lynch mob’ gaining steam; police clash with violent protesters in Baltimore

CNN cameras were live on the scene of protests over the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore when cameras caught a violent clash between a protester and police.

Video from the 24-hour cable news channel Thursday captured arrests of protesters while violent mobs surrounded police.

Protests have been growing over the still-unexplained death of Gray, who suffered a fatal spine injury while in police custody earlier this month.

Baltimore police attempted to quell tensions this week by releasing surveillance video from the scene and suspending the six officers involved in the arrest. An investigation is being conducted but is not enough for protesters who seem to want police convicted without a trial.

“While we appreciate the right of our citizens to protest and applaud the fact that, to date, the protests have been peaceful, we are very concerned about the rhetoric of the protests,” Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police said in a statement Wednesday.

“In fact, the images seen on television look and sound much like a lynch mob in that they are calling for the immediate imprisonment of these officers without them ever receiving the due process that is the constitutional right of every citizen, including law enforcement officers.”

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As one would imagine the “lynch mob” comparisson only helped to anger protesters.

“In the context of the powder keg that Baltimore city is right now, referring to the citizens of Baltimore city who are peacefully protesting as a ‘lynch mob’ doesn’t serve to keep the peace. It only heightens the flames, or fans the flames of people who are already on edge,” Gray family attorney Andrew O’Connell told CNN.

Well what do you call a violent mob demanding vigilante justice?


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