NICKEL RIDES

Problem

Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man died after suffering a spine injury during police custody. There apparently have been no clear reason for his arrest, and still no specific answers about what exactly happened to him.

Yesterday State Attorney Marilyn Mosby charged six cops with crimes including second-degree murder, manslaughter and assault. No only could Gray have been taken for an unnecessary rough ride, but "No crime had been committed by Mr. Gray," she added these officers "illegally arrested Mr. Gray."

Freddie Gray case puts spotlight on 'nickel rides' http://6abc.com/692160/ via @6abc

In Baltimore and other cities, police have used 'rough rides' as payback in the past http://fw.to/CtMue7Q

Freddie Gray’s Injury and the Police ‘Rough Ride’ http://nyti.ms/1bj7eZm

A “Rough Ride” is Not an Accident. It is a Weapon. http://bluenationreview.com/a-rough-ride-is-not-an-accident-it-is-a-weapon/