Baltimore: Is Freddie Gray Narrative Already Turning into a Fractured Fairy Tale? He Had Reportedly Just Had Spinal and Neck Surgery One Week Earlier, and was Supposed to be Off His Feet!
The following report is from a source I had never heard of before today. Thus, although it claims that its report is “confirmed,” it isn’t confirmed in my book. And yet, the report is too explosive to ignore.
”EXCLUSIVE: The Fourth Estate has learned that Freddie Gray’s life-ending injuries to his spine may have possibly been the result of spinal and neck surgery that he allegedly received a week before he was arrested, not from rough excessively rough treatment or abuse from police.
”The Fourth Estate has contacted sources who allege that Freddie Gray received spinal and neck surgery a week before we was arrested, and was allegedly receiving a large structured settlement from Allstate Insurance. The surgery is allegedly related to a car accident in which Gray was involved.
”Sources allege that Gray also attempted to refinance his structured settlement into one lump sum payment through Peachtree Funding.
”If this is true, then it is possible that Gray’s spinal injury resulting from his encounter with the Baltimore Police was not the result of rough-handling or abuse, but rather a freak accident that occurred when Gray should have been at home resting, not selling drugs.
”The structured settlement from Allstate and Gray’s attempt to convert it into one lump sum payment has been confirmed by Howard County Circuit Court Records”
If you saw the video of Gray’s arrest, he was in extreme pain, when the cops put him in the paddy wagon. That circumstance has been used to condemn the police for not summoning medical help at the scene, in alternation with condemnation for police supposedly killing Gray from the ride in the paddy wagon.
A law enforcement source told me that while there is no problem with calling for and waiting on medical help for a white suspect in custody on the street in a white neighborhood, doing the same for a black suspect in custody in a black neighborhood can be extremely dangerous. While white neighborhood residents will aid police in such a situation, black residents will frequently attack police, on behalf of the suspect.
Award-winning, New York-based freelancer Nicholas Stix founded A Different Drummer magazine (1989-93). Stix has written for Die Suedwest Presse, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, Middle American News, Toogood Reports, Insight, Chronicles, the American Enterprise, Campus Reports, VDARE, the Weekly Standard, Front Page Magazine, Ideas on Liberty, National Review Online and the Illinois Leader. His column also appears at Men's News Daily, MichNews, Intellectual Conservative, Enter Stage Right and OpinioNet. Stix has studied at colleges and universities on two continents, and earned a couple of sheepskins, but he asks that the reader not hold that against him. His day jobs have included washing pots, building Daimler-Benzes on the assembly-line, tackling shoplifters and teaching college, but his favorite job was changing his son's diapers.