Thursday, May 14, 2015

Baltimore riots: 2 jail guards accused of looting convenience store

Clearly Baltimore needs a better class of jail guards

From the Baltimore Sun:
Two Baltimore correctional officers were charged Wednesday with looting a downtown convenience store during unrest last month over the death of Freddie Gray, officials said.

Tamika Cobb and Kendra Richard were caught on video taking merchandise from the 7-Eleven on the corner of W. Baltimore and Howard streets on April 25, the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said.
In the video, posted to YouTube, Richard is seen coming out of the store holding Slim Jims, while Cobb has Tostitos chips, police said. Police identified Richard as the woman exiting the store wearing yellow tennis shoes, black Adidas jogging pants and a jean jacket. They said Cobb was the one in yellow shoes, blue pants and a black sweatshirt with a large white graphic on the front.

Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Stephen T. Moyer praised investigators for "immediately" following up on a tip that led to the officers' arrest.
These women had jobs. So is poverty really the reason for the Baltimore riots?

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