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Baltimore activist live-tweets standoff with BCPD SWAT

Baltimore activist James MacArthur is live-tweeting and webcasting his standoff with SWAT team over . He says he's being silenced for whistleblowing, and is broadcasting his phone conservation with police at his blog:

I don't know this guy from a hole in the ground; he may be a nutcase or he may be genuine. But its important to witness BCPD's actions. And it seems clear that the cops have escalated a simple warrant for failure to appear into a situation with potential for great violence. As an institution, the BCPD is not trustworthy.

If nothing else, listening to this is an amazing insight into a how a crisis situation goes.


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