Baltimore Police: Bloods and Crips Street Gangs Putting Rivalry Aside to Target Cops for Death

The Baltimore police are reporting a frightening new development in the ongoing riots in the state’s largest city. Street gangs are putting aside their rivalries in order to work together to target and kill cops.

This is startling news if true and one that could endanger citizens and police in big cities across the nation of this sort of thing spreads.

The Baltimore Police Department has warned that gangs in the city — and potentially across the country — have put aside their turf wars to kill cops in the wake of the in-custody death of a young man.

Freddie Gray, 25, died April 19, a week after his arrest, from a severed spinal cord. He reportedly fled on foot after making eye contact with officers who were patrolling the high-crime neighborhood, and was taken to a police van after being apprehended by officers. That part of the arrest was captured on video, but officials say no video was rolling inside the police wagon. An hour later, Gray was in a coma.

Gray’s memorial service was today, and unrest in Baltimore resulted in nearly three dozen arrests over the weekend. Six police officers were reportedly injured.

Photos began to surface on social media of Bloods and Crips united in protest, with red and blue bandanas mingling in the midst of other protesters.


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