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Thursday, 30 April 2015

"Time rotates..."

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Orioles game

The Orioles play the White Sox in an empty stadium at Oriole Park: photo  by Jon Meoli/Baltimore Sun, 29 April 2015

Time Rotates But There Is Only One Season

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Coriolis effect (schematic representation of atmospheric inertial oscillation): image by Cleon Teunissen, 2005

The October light falls cold, and number 53
Steps across the infield toward his destiny.

The April light is sullen, and number 54
Walks to the mound once more. Now he knows the score.

Out beyond the stars the universe watches,
Counting beats of strange hearts between pitches.

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Moving target (Coriolis effect): image by Cleon Teunissen, 2005

 
Unprecedented? The Orioles play the White Sox at an empty Camden Yards: photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters via the Guardian, 29 April 2015


A general view of Oriole Park at Camden Yards during the top of the first inning of the game between Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles. Fans were not allowed to attend the game due to the current state of unrest in Baltimore
: photo by Tommy Gilligan/USA Today Sports via the Guardian, 29 April 2015


The attendance board in the press room notes the zero attendance: photo by Greg Fiume via the Guardian, 29 April 2015


A bar remains closed at an empty Oriole Park:
photo by Patrick Smith via the Guardian, 29 April 2015


Fans cram the balconies of a nearby hotel for a glimpse of the game:
photo by Gail Burton/AP via the Guardian, 29 April 2015


Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers sits in the dugout under rows of empty seats:
photo by Gail Burton/AP via the Guardian, 29 April 2015


A bar at the stadium is empty but the television still relays the action on the field: photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters via the Guardian, 29 April 2015


The ticket booths remain shuttered:
photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters via the Guardian, 29 April 2015


Alexei Ramirez of the Chicago White Sox sits in the stands before the game:
photo by Patrick Smith via the Guardian, 29 April 2015


Rows of seats remain empty at the stadium: photo by John Taggart/EPA via the Guardian, 29 April 2015


Brendan Hurson, of Baltimore, holds a sign reminding people of Freddie Gray as fans gather at the gates: photo by Matt Rourke/AP via the Guardian, 29 April 2015


 
Veil Nebula Detail (IC 340). This is a supernova remnant in the constellation Cygnus approximately 1,470 light years away. It formed from the debris of an star that exploded over 5,000 years ago: photo byJ P Metsävainio via The Guardian, 18 September 2014

Rudolph Jackson

""I'm not saying Fred was an angel; whatever he did is now in the past. But the police already have made up their minds about who we are," said Rudolph Jackson, 51. "They figure every black person with their pants hanging down is a suspect, and they stop them without probable cause.": photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun, 21 April 2015
 
Raheem Gaither
"He was so funny. Any time you're looking for a laugh, you're going straight to Freddie," Raheem Gaither said. "We're all from the same neighborhood. All of us here are family.": photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun, 21 April 2015

Alethea Booze

Alethea Booze, who lives near the scene where Freddie Gray was taken into police custody. She says she heard Mr. Gray's screams that Sunday morning.: photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun, 21 April 2015

Ismail Wilson
This is Ismail Wilson, 21, who says he was a friend of Freddie Gray.: photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun, 21 April 2015

Danielle Holloway
Danielle Holloway, 30, said she knew Gray as a "kindhearted" neighborhood guy who was "the life of the party.": photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun, 21 April 2015

Darryl McCallum
Darryl McCallum said Gray "was a likeable guy. He wasn't a knucklehead." McCallum, 39, stays with his aunt next door to the home where Gray lived. "When I would see Freddie, he was always respectful, expecially to the older women. He always had a smile on his face.": photo by Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun, 21 April 2015

Gilmor Homes neighborhood

A view of two buildings on Mount Street in the Gilmor Homes neighborhood, where many residents knew Freddie Gray: photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun, 21 April 2015

Baltimore protests

The Family of Freddie Gray, who died after a fatal injury in police custody, pray inside a church after a news conference in Baltimore on Monday: John Taggart / EPA via Los Angeles Times, 27 April 2015

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Baltimore. #Freddie Gray
: image via ShordeeDooWhop @Nettaaaaaaa, 29 April 2015

Baltimore protests

Two protesters sit in front of riot police minutes before a citywide curfew took effect: photo by Andrew Burton via Los Angeles Times, 29 April 2015

Baltimore protests

A man stands in front of a line of police officers in riot gear ahead of a 10 p.m. curfew on Tuesday in Baltimore: photo by David Goldman / Associated Press via Los Angeles Times, 29 April 2015
 
After the Baltimore riot

Jayden Thorpe, 5, came with his mother to watch what was happening at West North and Pennsylvania avenues in Baltimore: photo by Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times, 29 April 2015


And yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow... (Photo by Carolyn Cole) #Baltimore. #Freddie Gray: image via Unvirtuous Abbey @Unvirtuous Abbey, 29 April 2015


"Black youth are not thugs." #Baltimore. #Freddie Gray: image via Kevin Rector @RectorSun, 29 April 2015

March

Freddie Gray protesters march along Calvert Street near the intersection with Centre Street in Baltimore: photo by Robert K. Hamilton / Baltimore Sun, 29 April 2015

Working

Hosa Anthony, who lives near Penn North station, cleans up garbage left on the sidewalk outside the Arch Social Club at about 10:45 p.m. tonight after most protesters have left the area. Tonight is the second night of the curfew that has been in effect because of wide spread riots and looting on last Saturday and Monday resulting from Freddie Gray protests: photo by Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun, 29 April 2015

Curfew
A police armoured vehicle drives past the intersection of North and Pennsylvania avenues with its back door open. The scene at North and Pennsylvania Avenues has been quiet on the second night since the 10 p.m. curfew been in effect because of wide spread riots and looting on last Saturday and Monday resulting from Freddie Gray protests: photo by Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun, 29 April 2015

Empty Camden Yards

Orioles players, coaches and manager stand for the national anthem. The Orioles played the Chicago White Sox to an empty Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Wednesday
: photo by Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun, 29 April 2015

Empty Camden Yards
The stands are seen empty before the Baltimore Orioles play the Chicago White Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards: photo by Patrick Smith via Baltimore Sun, 29 April 2015

Empty Camden Yards
 
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones runs to second base on a double in the seventh inning. The Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox in an empty Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Wednesday: photo by Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun, 29 April 2015



NGC 3718 is found in the constellation of Ursa Major and known as a peculiar barred spiral galaxy. Gravitational interactions with its near neighbour NGC 3729 (the spiral galaxy below and to the left) are the probable reason for the galaxy’s warped spiral arm
: photo by Mark Hanson,
via The Guardian, 18 September 2014


Messier 81 (or Bode’s Galaxy) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. The galaxy, similar to our own Milky Way, is 11.6 million light-years distant but Hubble’s view is so sharp it can resolve individual stars in the galaxy – along with open star clusters,
 globular star clusters, and even glowing regions of fluorescent gas: photo by NASA/ESA via The Observer, 28 February 2015


The Sombrero Galaxy. The galaxy, seen edge on, is made up of a brilliant white core encircled by a thick line of dust and is 50,000 light-years in diameter and 28m light years from Earth. Using Hubble observations, astronomers calculate that there is a supermassive black hole, with a mass one billion times the sun’s, at its core
: photo by NASA/ESA via The Observer, 28 February 2015

7 comments:

Sandra said...

nice !

TC said...

Gracias, Sandra.

This is America del Norte...

The police-industrial complex continuing to conceal evidence inconveniently incriminating its own.

Anyone who's fortunate enough not to have had major blunt-force impact trauma to the spine, that fragile assemblage, will probably remain unable to understand that an injury of the sort this young man sustained sort is not something one can do to oneself.

An outside agent is required.

Otis Redding: Security

Etta James: Security

kent said...

Reporter Clark
keeps knockin' 'em
outta the park.

k

Hilton said...

Empty ball parks. Empty hearts.

TC said...

It was a baseball game, that’s all it was on the scorecard; just another lopsided baseball game in an April that’s so far been full of them. It was everything around it that was wrong. Professional baseball without a crowd is an eerie, uncomfortable thing to watch, a half-measure, a strange compromise that adds nothing while robbing the sport of the very reason that it exists. That it happened at all is a testament to the crisis this city – and country – finds itself in. May it never happen again.

-- Jonathan Bernhardt, Baltimore Sun, 30 April 2015

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Freddie Gray sustained his fatal injuries inside a police van when his head slammed into a bolt in the back of the vehicle, a Baltimore TV news station has reported after claiming to have received multiple briefings on a police report and the interim findings of the medical examiner’s office reviewing the 25-year-old’s death.

An injury on Gray’s head is said to have matched a bolt in the back of the police van, according to ABC local news, who also reported that the only police officer involved in Gray’s arrest and detention yet to have provided an account to the police was the van’s driver.

A spokesman for the Maryland medical examiner’s office refused to comment on the reports, stating that its investigation remained open.

Many questions remain over Gray’s death, with some speculating he was subjected to a so-called “rough ride”, where a prisoner is not placed in a seatbelt and is then thrown violently around a vehicle being driven erratically.

Police have conceded that Gray was not put in a seatbelt at the time he was placed in the vehicle, in violation of standard procedure.

The report comes as police revealed a previously undisclosed stop made by the van after Gray’s arrest had been discovered by investigators, and senior officers announced they had completed a criminal inquiry into his death.

Details of what happened during the stop may shed new light on how Gray sustained fatal injuries in police custody. It was the second of four made by the vehicle on its journey to the western district police headquarters.

Gray was taken from the police station to hospital with a broken neck. He died on 19 April, prompting a wave of protests over police brutality.

“The second stop has been revealed to us in the course of our investigation and was previously unknown to us,” Baltimore deputy police commissioner Kevin Davis said at a press conference. Davis said the stop was filmed by a private CCTV camera.

The video footage of the previously undisclosed van stop was filmed by cameras above the entrance to CR Grocery, a shop on the corner of the two streets mentioned by police.

Jung Hwang, the owner of the shop, told the Guardian on Thursday that detectives visited him one day last week following Gray’s death and appeared to take copies of the footage that was stored on his laptop computer.

However, the shop was then looted during Monday’s unrest, said the shop owner, who is Korean and speaks little English. “The laptop was stolen,” he said.

Hwang said he did not see what the footage showed and did not know the vehicle had stopped outside on 12 April because the shop was closed. A friend who spoke English and called 911 to report the looting confirmed the shopkeeper’s account.

Groceries were strewn around the back room of Hwang’s shop on Thursday. Cables hung from the two surveillance cameras, which had apparently been disconnected.

News of the discovery was disclosed as police said they had completed their inquiry a day before a self-imposed deadline and passed their file to Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore. Mosby will now decide whether or not to bring criminal prosecutions.

-- Jon Swaine and Oliver Laughland in Baltimore for The Guardian, 20 April 2015

Be the BQE said...

Tom,
What a powerful resetting of the poem--a favorite of mine. Is it really a baseball game if there are no fans to watch it? If a tree falls... The universe is surely watching Baltimore and all of us. Thanks!
-David

TC said...

Many thanks, David.

Maybe it's a poem whose time has come round... and round...

O-o-h Child