Now thankfully the officer is safe and there is an excellent video showing the punk had a weapon and was turning on him. But don't worry, the family will sue, the city will settle and the local race baiting poverty pimps will go on to the next miscarriage of justice. But watch this video:
A recent article on the issue:
18-year-old's fatal shooting by Baltimore police becomes flash point in debate over repeat offenders
For the third time in a month, 18-year-old Curtis Deal had been arrested on gun or drug charges. Judge Nicole Taylor wanted to be sure the young man understood what was expected if she released him to wait for trial.
"You're not going out at night, you're not going to get food, you're not going to meet your girlfriend. You're in your house," Taylor told him at Monday's bail review hearing, raising her voice.
"I'm giving you an opportunity to go to school and not be in jail pending this trial. The curfew is 1 p.m., 7 days a week."
Deal said he understood. Taylor wished him luck.
The next day about 3 p.m., Deal was fatally shot by a Baltimore police detective after allegedly jumping out of a vehicle being tailed by officers and fleeing through the same neighborhood where he'd been arrested the week before. Police said the detective chasing Deal shot him because he feared for his own life. The officer's body camera captured Deal pointing his gun at the detective just before the shooting.
Almost immediately, the circumstances of Deal's release became a flash point in the growing debate in Baltimore over perceived leniency for repeat gun offenders.
"It shows dysfunction, I believe, in our criminal justice system," said Mayor Catherine Pugh. "People who have those many gun charges probably should not be on our streets..."
I'm recalling the astonishment of the NY Times (it may have been Time, six of one, half-dozen of another) when they couldn't understand crime was dropping but prisons were filled. Go figure.
If the punk was in jail he would be alive right now. But thanks to a judge not getting the point he's a lost cause and letting him go, we dies like another kid in Da Hood.