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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:

http://www.baltimorespectator.com/

https://twitter.com/BaltoSpectator

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.

Baltimore County Md. Police - Police Involved Shooting in Precinct 1/Wilkens

About two miles from my house -- not quite my backyard but close enough to keep life out here in the 'burbs interesting. Baltimore County Md. Police - Police Involved Shooting in Precinct 1/Wilkens

In fear for his safety, the officer fired his duty weapon at least once. The suspect fled the area in the stolen vehicle. Responding officers located the vehicle in the upper level parking lot of Catonsville High School. The driver was found laying on the ground outside the car with a single gunshot wound to the upper body.

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