Thanksgiving riot shows dangers at Maryland mental hospitals

Eric Holder

The fix is in with Baltimore's pending consent decree

The fix is in with Baltimore's pending consent decree

In 1994, the Clinton Administration, posing as tough on crime, sponsored the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, intensifying incarceration, capital punishment and the "drug war," and authorizing federal injunctions against "patterns or practices of misconduct" by local police. Some so-called civil rights leaders urged use of this statute to federally control local police and their training, and the Obama administration has obliged; witness the recent investigation into the Baltimore Police Department.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, eager to shift blame for her handling of demonstrations following the 2014 death of Freddie Gray, who received...

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