Politicians practice deception for appearance sake, in short term gain, and provide us with lots of examples of which Statement Analysis can discern truth from deception.
The mayor of Baltimore stated that she ordered police to give space to those intent on destruction. When criticism hit, she claimed that she did not give such an order, and that her words were "taken out of context", first, and then, secondly, "misconstrued."
The local politicians responded to the "give space for those who wish to destroy" with a singular term:
The next day, the Baltimore politicians went back on television and apologized for using the term "thugs" to classify those who looted, burned and destroyed with violence a neighborhood in Baltimore, and reclassified them as "misguided young men." What caused this change? Were these local politicians "spoken to" about their words? With the massive rock throwing at police on video, were these just "misguided youth"?
Almost 100 law enforcement officers injured.
Statement Analysis was done on the mayor's statement in its entirety and it showed a specific order to give space for those who wished destruction. Analysis of her denial was also done. Stephanie Rawlings Blake had lied. Then, she and the Governor went at each other as the Governor got wind that she had possibly delayed police deployment to protect the city
Deception after deception.
What's next, ordering "stand down" so police can be blamed for failing to keep the neighborhood from burning? One officer said that as he stood outside a church, those inside "gave me the finger."
Did the "stand down" order so fill police with rage that the inevitable backlash began with some police finally throwing rocks back?
President Obama, in context of the Baltimore riots, said "Republicans" had "blocked" investments, which now blamed, not the "thugs", but Republicans, for the riot. He has portrayed police in negative light for years. It was, however, likely less inflammatory for him to blame politicians instead of police.
Media responded by reporting that for more than 50 years, Democrats had been controlling Baltimore. On to another blaming attempt.
Next, politicians stated that the riots were because not enough money was spent to educate the children of Baltimore.
This was met with statistics on money spent, per child, in Baltimore, where, the statistics reported, only 17% of 8th Graders could read at an 8th Grade level, and only 13% of 8th Graders could do math skills at an 8th Grade level. The expenditures were more than double from other school districts, per child, throughout the country and have produced incredibly poor test scores.
We saw next how a CNN reporter blamed the police for the riot, specifically those who were prior military and who have served overseas.
She then stated that she was only quoting someone else. When she said it, she said, "I love veterans but..." and did not say "someone said" or "someone told me...". She made it personal, and in comparison to her own emotional status towards veterans.
Then, she said she was sorry for what she said.
Statement Analysis showed that she was lying when she said that someone else had "vocalized" this statement for her.
Deception upon Deception.
I am still waiting for Brian Williams to show up on television with black soot on his face, with a kitten in his arms saying "Look what I saved from the fire in CVS!"
The deception has its cost, as all deception does. Here is a scenario to consider.
Next, what if we learn that Freddy Gray had a severed spine, not due to police, but due to surgery, and was supposed to be in bed, and that police did not savagely sever his spin...and
his mother knew this all along?
What millions of dollars of damage have come from the single, deceptive withholding of the truth, should this prove to be the case?
Whites were targeted, even those in media, or who came to support the protest. Businesses burned. Close to 100 law enforcement injured.
What if the mother deliberately withheld this information so that "anger" could be evidenced in the streets of Baltimore?
What part of looting sneakers, jackets and large quantities of drugs, from CVS, constitutes "community anger"?
What if it was all based on a lie?
What if there was a connection between the "protestors" in Ferguson, which was based upon a lie, and the "protestors" in Baltimore?
Riots are rife with deception.
Statement Analysis was done on her denial which was deemed "Unreliable" as stated. Her statement, in context was clear, and media did not remove its context to change meaning, and as far as being misconstrued, this officer says it was clear to him and his fellow officers, that they were ordered to "stand down" to the rioters who looted and destroyed in Baltimore.
here is an edited article with Sheriff Michael Lewis' statement attesting that he was informed of the "stand down" policy.
Michael Lewis is the Sheriff in Wicomico County, and was also a Sergeant with the Maryland State Police.
Lewis said it wasn’t his intention to come to Baltimore, a drive of about two hours, but he felt it was his duty to help. Here are his statements:
“I hadn’t planned to go to Baltimore at all. I watched the events unfold Saturday night like we all did, and was very concerned about what I saw, and the the lack of response Saturday night,” he said.
“I immediately rallied up the troops. We made sure our MRAP was prepared and ready. … We were assigned to assigned to protect Baltimore City Police headquarters, all of E. Fayette Street up to City Hall, to include City Hall. There wasn’t a whole lot of activity taking place at all. We could smell that putrid smell of burning tires and a city on fire when as we came into the city. Had lots of concerns like everyone else. We maintained our post all night long until we were relieved.”
But what shocked him the most, he said, was when city police told him not to confront and accost the rioters.
“I was sick to my stomach like everybody else. … This was urban warfare, no question about it. They were coming in absolutely beaten down. The [city officers] got out of their vehicles, thanked us profusely for being there, apologized to us for having to be there. They said we could have handled this, we were very capable of handling this, but we were told to stand down, repeatedly told to stand down,” he said. “I had never heard that order come from anyone — we went right out to our posts as soon as we got there, so I never heard the mayor say that. But repeatedly these guys, and there were many high-ranking officials from the Baltimore City Police Department … and these guys told me they were essentially neutered from the start. They were spayed from the start. They were told to stand down, you will not take any action, let them destroy property. I couldn’t believe it, I’m a 31-year veteran of law enforcement. … I had never heard anything like this before in my life and these guys obviously aren’t gonna speak out and the more I thought about this, … I had to say a few things. I apologize if I’ve upset people, but I believe in saying it like it is.”
Lewis said though he didn’t hear the order to stand down come from the mayor, he did hear it from police officials.
“I heard it myself over the Baltimore City police radio that I had tethered to my body-armor vest, I heard it repeatedly. ‘Stand down, stand down, stand down! Back up, back up, retreat, retreat!’ I couldn’t believe those words. Those are words I’ve never heard in my law enforcement vocabulary,” he said. “Baltimore City police, all law enforcement agencies are very capable of handling that city. They’re trained to handle that city. These guys were hearing words that had never been echoed in their lives, in their careers.”
Lewis claims after the riots many officers told him they were done being cops in the city and how heartbroken they are that they were not allowed to defend their city and stop businesses from burning.
BALTIMORE, Md. (WJLA) -- An investigation into the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray has found no evidence that his fatal injuries were caused during the videotaped arrest and interaction with police officers, according to multiple law enforcement sources.
BREAKING NEWS: Preliminary findings show Freddie Gray suffered head injury in police transport van
The sources spoke to ABC7 News after being briefed on the findings of a police report tuned over to prosecutors on Thursday as well as preliminary findings made by the medical examiner's office.
Sources said the medical examiner found Gray's catastrophic injury was caused when he slammed into the back of the police transport van, apparently breaking his neck; a head injury he sustained matches a bolt in the back of the van.
Details surrounding exactly what caused Gray to slam into the back of the van was unclear. The officer driving the van has yet to give a statement to authorities. It’s also unclear whether Gray’s head injury was voluntary or was result of some other action.