Rush Limbaugh today brought up Freddie Gray‘s arrest record to remark upon the times the late 25-year-old crossed paths with the police and they didn’t kill him. Information has been released publicly about Gray’s arrest record, including multiple drug-related charges, and Limbaugh said that throws a wrench in the media’s depiction of Gray.
He brought up the Washington Post report suggesting Gray may have been trying to deliberately injure himself in the police vehicle and touted it to say “the facts on the ground, as we have them now, might not support the claim that Mr. Gray died because of police brutality.”
He ripped the “automatic conclusion” from activists that he said purposely tried to inflame the community.
Later in his show, Limbaugh made this observation:
“You look at Freddie Gray’s rap sheet, and it’s long. Freddie Gray has been arrested, I mean, literally dozens of times, and there’s an interesting way to look at that. Look at how many times the police did not kill Freddie Gray. I mean, this rap sheet––it’s amazing for somebody 24 years of age. A number of times the cops could have really damaged him, but they didn’t for some reason. So why now?”
Listen to the audio below, via The Rush Limbaugh Show:
[h/t Media Matters]
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