Following violent protests over the weekend…
Freddie Gray’s funeral today…
— Reuters U.S. News (@ReutersUS) April 27, 2015
…has reignited tensions with Baltimore Police issuing a “credible threat” from gangs seeking to “take-out” law enforcement officers.
As The Washington Post reports,
Baltimore police said Monday they’ve received credible information that various gangs, including the Black Guerilla Family, the Bloods and the Crips, have “entered into a partnership to ‘take-out'” law enforcement officers.
The warnings of a threat came as the funeral of Freddie Gray unfolded at a Baltimore church. Hundreds gathered to pay their respects to Gray, 25, who died in police custody — making his death the latest flashpoint in a national debate over police treatment of racial minorities.
Baltimore police advised law enforcement agencies to take “appropriate precautions” to make sure their officers were safe.
No further details were immediately available as to where or when the incidents may occur or when the threats were received.
Over the weekend, there were protests in Baltimore that at times turned violent with damage done to police cars and some vandalism of outdoor patios near the baseball stadium.
Not a good situation.