Kevin Moore filmed the police brutally arresting Freddie Gray. That footage went viral and began all of the protests that have been flooding the streets of Baltimore and sweeping the nation ever since. Now, after claiming the police had been harassing and intimidating him after he went public with the footage, Kevin Moore and two members of Cop Watch – Chad Jackson and Tony White – have been arrested tonight in Baltimore.
Chad was in Baltimore from We Cop Watch Ferguson, “to help folks on the ground in Baltimore with Cop Watch efforts,” according to Jacob Crawford of Cop Watch.
Moore acknowledged on Saturday that he is the man who filmed the arrest, but he was concerned that his name and image had been released. No sooner than they were, the harassment began.
“What is so important that you have to plaster my picture over the Internet? I’ve already spoken,” Moore explained.
Shortly after Moore filmed his arrest, Gray, 25, suffered a spinal cord injury in police custody on April 12th, and died a week later.
Moore explained that he had already spoken at length with two detectives in the Police Department’s Office of Internal Oversight and given them his video of the incident. But the police posted his photo and told the public that he was “wanted for questioning” and asked people to identify him.
But they already knew who he was. What were they trying to prove, or was this all about harassing him?
Tonight, the Baltimore Police answered that question for us. They arrested Kevin Moore who was with two members of Cop Watch.
Moore explained that Gray was a friend of his and he has to speak up.
What can you to do help Moore, Chad Jackson and Tony White who were arrested with him?
Call the Baltimore Police Department at (410) 545-8122 and demand that they release these innocent men now! Then help us SPREAD THE WORD!
Then, please click here to donate to the legal defense fund for these young men and social justice activists!
(Article by M. David; image via Counter Current News New Media Ventures Team)