Seven police officers injured as rioting escalates!
Law enforcement authorities in Baltimore have been issued a dire warning: Watch out – gang members are coming for you.
“Law enforcement agencies should take appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of their officers,” the Baltimore Police Department said in a statement.
The threat comes on the heels of widespread protests and marches over the April 12 death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died from spinal injuries suffered during police custody. The police have since been placed under investigation.
But tensions in the city are hot.
Baltimore police reported 34 arrests from Saturday afternoon through to the early morning hours of Sunday and six police officers suffered minor injuries.
Police now say they’ve received what one media outlet described as “credible information” of gangs like the Black Guerilla Family, Bloods and Crips uniting to target and injure or kill members of the law-enforcement community.
The department’s emailed message read: “The Baltimore Police Department/Criminal Intelligence Unit has received credible information that members of various gangs including the Black Guerrilla Family, Bloods, and Crips have entered into a partnership to ‘take-out’ law enforcement officers. Further information will be sent through appropriate channels.”
Gray’s funeral was not explicitly mentioned in the announcement of the credible threat, but the threat was revealed minutes before the service was set to begin on Monday.
Church officials estimated that about 3,000 people were attending the funeral, including civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., reported ABC News.
“Freddie’s death is going to light a match – not of looting and burning, but of awesome change,” Bishop Walter Thomas said at the service.
“The protests around his death serves, in a sense, as a defibrillator to start the heartbeat of change in this city,” Thomas added.
By Cheryl Chumley on WND
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