feature: “an 18-year-old baltimore rioter faces a higher bail than the cop accused of murdering freddie gray”

May 6, 2015

It’s been reported that Allen Bullock (pictured), an 18-year old who vandalized a Baltimore police car during the Baltimore riots last week, faces a higher bail than the police officer accused of murdering Freddie Gray. Yes, you heard right! Bullock, on the advise of his family, turned himself into police on Thursday and is now charged with eight misdemeanors, with a bail set at $500,000. Shockingly, Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr – the driver of the police van in which Gray suffered a severed spine (and who faces a charge of second degree murder for Gray’s subsequent death) – has been given a bail set lower than Bullock at $350,000. WTF? Is a police car really worth more than a black person’s life? Read more here.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor