Today Inside The Buzz:
Newly released body camera footage shows two Maryland police officers handcuffing and berating a 5-year-old boy who had allegedly left school without permission. In the video recorded in January 2020 you can hear officers being very loud and can be seen in the kids face shouting as officers repeatedly tell him that he is “bad” and should be beaten.
“Does your mama spank you? Does your mama spank you? She’s going to spank you today,”
Later, after the child was reunited with his mother, a police officer takes out at a pair of handcuffs and places the little boy’s wrists inside them.
“You know what these are for? These are for people who don’t want to listen and don’t know how to act,” the officer says to the boy.
Montgomery County police said in a statement that both officers remained employed with the department following an internal investigation, whose complete findings are confidential under Maryland law.
The boy’s mother filed a lawsuit earlier this year against Montgomery County, Montgomery County Public Schools and the Montgomery County Police Department, NBC Washington reported. She is seeking compensation and justice for the child’s trauma.
Source: ABC News
Baltimore will no longer prosecute drug possession, prostitution, low-level crimes
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is making headiness and trying to make a big difference in Baltimore by focusing on the more violent crimes in the city.
Her pandemic experiment might be here to stay at least for a little bit longer and so far has had some great results and has led to a decrease in the overall incarcerated Baltimore population by 18%, while violent and property crimes are down 20% and 36% respectively, according to the press release
Mosby said her office will no longer prosecute the following offenses: drug and drug paraphernalia possession, prostitution, trespassing, minor traffic offense, open container violations, and urinating and defecating in public.
Mosby said she intends to refocus law enforcement on more severe offenses that plague the city and have contributed to its violent reputation. “When the courts open next month, I want my prosecutors working with the police and focused on violent offenses, like armed robbery, carjacking cases and drug distribution organizations that are the underbelly of the violence in Baltimore, not using valuable jury trial time on those that suffer from addiction,”
2 men, 1 woman charged in $1.5M ‘grandparent fraud’ scheme
Two Florida men and a Baltimore woman have been indicted on charges they engaged in a scheme to defraud at least 70 elderly people out of more than $1.5 million.
Federal prosecutors in Maryland said the three defendants duped their victims into believing that a grandchild or other relative needed money for bail, legal fees or other expenses.
An indictment unsealed on Friday charged Medard Ulysse, 37, of Miami; Eghosasere Avboraye-Igbinedion, 26, of Miramar, Florida; and Amaya English, 21, of Baltimore; with conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
I guess there is no honor among thieves and no one is off limits when it comes to these scammers. Be Careful….and that is whats happening inside…