Baltimore authorities are obviously on guard following the violence that occurred in the wake of protests that devolved into rioting and looting over the death of Freddie Gray. The Baltimore PD issued a statement today that local gangs, including Bloods and Crips, are uniting against them. Seriously.
Reports the Baltimore Sun:
Baltimore Police say they have received a “credible threat” that rival gangs have teamed up to “take out” law enforcement officers.
Police said in a statement that they have received information that members of “various gangs” — including the Black Guerrilla Family, the Bloods and the Crips — have “entered into a partnership” to harm police.
“Law enforcement agencies should take appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of their officers,” police said.
Capt. Eric Kowalczyk, the agency’s chief spokesman, said he could not immediately elaborate on how the information was received or why police found it credible. He would not say whether it was believed connected to the ongoing demonstrations regarding the death of Freddie Gray.
Umm, this doesn’t pass the sniff test. Did the Baltimore PD get a phone call, an angry Facebook post, a hostile letter?
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