Archive / April, 2015

THREATS TO BALTIMORE POLICE ABOUND

When Lawbreakers Takeover Peaceful Protests

By Harry M. Covert

[Editor’s Note: This column was written Monday before the looting and burning devastated Baltimore and prior to the mayor and governor instituting emergency procedures.]

The tragedy that’s continued to unfold in Baltimore truly affects all segments of Maryland life and most all communities, large and small. There have been no easy answers to Freddie Gray’s death two weeks ago, and the city’s political and police officials have gone to the nth degree to salve the matter.

It was heard loud and clear, probably thousands of times, that protesters were exercising their constitutional rights.… Read More

REAL PAIN IN BALTIMORE

Freddie Gray, RIP

By Harry M. Covert 

In all probability the toughest job in the world these days is being a cop. This slang expression is considered an acceptable term for serving men and women that comes from Constable on Patrol. There are other meanings of course.

One of the most troubling things to happen in Maryland of late has been the Baltimore death of a young guy who died in police custody apparently from tormented ride in what would have been described as a paddy wagon in days of yore.

Investigation into the death of the citizen from a broken back while cuffed in arms and legs has brought about no answers.… Read More