Does anyone else know if the beating of a suspect who's crime was carrying a pocket knife to be justified by the police? Somehow, I feel the Baltimore Police are in the wrong , although I am wondering if there is anything else to this story. However, it just blows my mind to think that a man armed only with a knife which he did not even pull out and was apprehended ends up dying from severe trauma injuries. It is one thing if he had the knife out and was attacking police with it, but he ran and was caught and then taken into custody. Does anyone believe Maryland and the city of Baltimore are a police state and which use any excuse , such as having a knife, as a means to control and submit the public to their authority? Any city/state that bans the constitutional rights of its citizens, such as Baltimore, Maryland, really raises my eyebrows. Why is it cities with such strict government controls have such a bad track record for police corruption and brutality and such a high rate of violent crime? Sadly, cases like Michael Brown, where the police office was actually the victim obstructs people from focusing on real cases of injustice where the police abuse their authority. There are very bad criminals and very good cops , but I do know that there are also very bad cops turning people into criminals who shouldn't be and enforcing unconstitutional laws. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justic...be-illegal-to-carry-a-knife-in-the-city-video I would not use the South Carolina shooting case into this equation, because the police officer who did that was identified and chastised immediately and was identified to have some serious mental issues. Every police force, good or bad, will have its bad apples. However, I fear more of a mafia-like police department, by which I believe cities like New York, Balitmore, Newark, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC and several others are run. These departments have considerable more power than our Constitution allows and have a horrible track record of abuse and gross misconduct violations. For example, NYPD has one of the worst records for shooting innocent bystanders and yet incurs little accountability for their actions.