In the case described in "Baltimore Police tweet about Ferguson draws criticism" (Nov. 21), while it is true that First Amendment Rights are important and this sergeant is entitled to her opinion, I question her judgment in opining on an incident not involving the Baltimore City Police Department. What "facts" does she possess which would lead her to render any opinion involving this matter?
To those directly impacted by this tragedy, it would appear that another outside law enforcement agency is interjecting itself into this incident to clear a white police officer who killed an unarmed black juvenile. As I recall, the Anne Arundel County Fraternal Order of Police was quick to support the white officer accused in this incident. However, they were silent when a black detective was involved in an incident here in Maryland!
If Sgt. Tashawna Gaines is so willing to express an opinion in this matter, without having the facts, I would certainly question her ability to either investigate or supervise anyone conducting a non-biased force investigation! Here is a simple question for her: "What facts did she hear which led to her opinion?
Commissioner Anthony W. Batts should immediately remove her from the Force Investigation Team. The unsolicited, unfounded opinion in a sensitive issue not involving the Baltimore City Police Department is a clear indication she is not qualified for that position.
Again, she is entitled to her opinion. However, in this instance, by injecting herself into an issue as sensitive as Ferguson, she has shown everyone seeing that post she is not qualified to be in her present position.