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All charges dropped for Freddies cops.

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Point of information:

But prosecutors were unable to secure a single conviction during the first four trials, the first of which, for Officer William G. Porter, began in December and ended in a mistrial that led to months of delays. Officer Edward M. Nero, who participated in the initial arrest, was acquitted in May; Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., the driver of the vehicle in which Mr. Gray was transported, was acquitted in June; and another officer present early in the arrest, Lt. Brian Rice, was acquitted earlier this month.
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/2...se.html?_r=0&referer=https://news.google.com/

Three of the officers were acquitted...that means found not guilty by trial.

All charges were dropped on the remaining three:

The state’s attorney in Baltimore on Wednesday dropped all remaining charges against three city police officers awaiting trial...
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/2...se.html?_r=0&referer=https://news.google.com/

Also note: Two of the remaining three officers (including William Porter, who's first trial ended in a mistrial) are Black, one of those a female Sergeant.
 
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In my haste to post I did not proofread. Meant to say all remaining officers had all charges dropped.

Anyway still no shocker any long overdue
 

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Good. And obvious.

Now prosecute Mosby.
 

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Good. And obvious.

Now prosecute Mosby.

She should never have another day in her current position. Knowing the recent hiring process, she probably will get a nice spot in the DNC or the Clinton administration.
 

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Point of information:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/2...se.html?_r=0&referer=https://news.google.com/

Three of the officers were acquitted...that means found not guilty by trial.

All charges were dropped on the remaining three:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/2...se.html?_r=0&referer=https://news.google.com/

Also note: Two of the remaining three officers (including William Porter, who's first trial ended in a mistrial) are Black, one of those a female Sergeant.

Yeah, the D.A. dropped due to lack of evidence I'm sure. She was on PBS News yellin at a microphone, but there just isn't enough to go forward I guess. I don't think race has anything to do with it.
 

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Yeah, the D.A. dropped due to lack of evidence I'm sure. She was on PBS News yellin at a microphone, but there just isn't enough to go forward I guess. I don't think race has anything to do with it.

I don't think race had anything to do with the original incident leading to this process.

Three of the officers were Black.

I find this Prosecutor's grandstanding similar to that of District Attorney Mike Nifong and the Duke Lacrosse team incident; jumping the gun to gain fame...to make a name for herself.
 

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Point of information:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/2...se.html?_r=0&referer=https://news.google.com/

Three of the officers were acquitted...that means found not guilty by trial.

All charges were dropped on the remaining three:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/2...se.html?_r=0&referer=https://news.google.com/

Also note: Two of the remaining three officers (including William Porter, who's first trial ended in a mistrial) are Black, one of those a female Sergeant.

Charges should never had been brought in the first place. Doing so had a chilling affect on the policing of minority areas of Baltimore, due to fear of retribution and prosecution as fatted calves sacrificed to the violent and dangerous populace.
 

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I don't think race had anything to do with the original incident leading to this process.

Three of the officers were Black.

I find this Prosecutor's grandstanding similar to that of District Attorney Mike Nifong and the Duke Lacrosse team incident; jumping the gun to gain fame...to make a name for herself.

You also forgot Al Sharpton
 

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http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/2...se.html?_r=0&referer=https://news.google.com/


In a move that should shock no-one all officers have had all charges dropped.

Has justice been done? Was retribution more important?

Gray was a small-time career criminal who ran from police and was caught with an illegal knife and resisted arrest and got hurt badly enough that he died. His choice. His justice.

That's it.......should have been the end of the story.

Cue the sleazy politicians and BlackLivesMatter. Officers slandered and libeled and charged with crimes.

Now the officers have been exonerated. Thank you, justice system.

Officers are due major financial restitution for the harassing political prosecution.........well, that would be justice, but we probably won't get justice.

And that's too bad. Maybe we should loot and burn over it. Except we're civilized and educated, so we won't.

Have, at least, some people learned not to resist arrest? I hope so.
 

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Gray was a small-time career criminal who ran from police and was caught with an illegal knife and resisted arrest and got hurt badly enough that he died. His choice. His justice.

That's it.......should have been the end of the story.

Cue the sleazy politicians and BlackLivesMatter. Officers slandered and libeled and charged with crimes.

Now the officers have been exonerated. Thank you, justice system.

Officers are due major financial restitution for the harassing political prosecution.........well, that would be justice, but we probably won't get justice.

And that's too bad. Maybe we should loot and burn over it. Except we're civilized and educated, so we won't.

Have, at least, some people learned not to resist arrest? I hope so.

As a police officer, if you arrest someone, you are responsible for their safety. This means that you cannot leave them in harms way. You are in charge of their safety and cannot, say leave them in a hot vehicle or deny them medical attention, etc. There was clear evidence of that here.
 

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As a police officer, if you arrest someone, you are responsible for their safety. This means that you cannot leave them in harms way. You are in charge of their safety and cannot, say leave them in a hot vehicle or deny them medical attention, etc. There was clear evidence of that here.

Freddie Gray died of self-inflicted injuries intended to defraud the city. No cop deserves to be jailed for that.
 

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Yeah, the D.A. dropped due to lack of evidence I'm sure. She was on PBS News yellin at a microphone, but there just isn't enough to go forward I guess. I don't think race has anything to do with it.

As a prosecutor, you've got a problem when defendants muck up your plan to pander to the mob and thus advance your political career when they waive their right to a jury trial and opt instead to go with a trial presided over by this guy, who then finds them not guilty:

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I guess she won't be inviting him over to her house for dinner any time soon.
 

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Yeah, boy I dunno about this one. I think there's gonna be some marchin. I'd love to read the transcripts though.

There should be some marching done - Black lives matter should march against the murder of blacks by blacks. That's where change could truly make a difference in the black communities.
 

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Good. And obvious.

Now prosecute Mosby.

She should, at the very least, be thrown out on her ass. She is obviously not qualified, and it's a disservice to the people of that city to have such an incompetent, bigoted, POS in that office.
 

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As a police officer, if you arrest someone, you are responsible for their safety. This means that you cannot leave them in harms way. You are in charge of their safety and cannot, say leave them in a hot vehicle or deny them medical attention, etc. There was clear evidence of that here.

But the courts disagreed. At some point, the individual has to take responsibility for their own actions. ie: if they continued to thrash around wildly in their chair in the van as was said by the witness also in the van, don't they have to take responsibility for those actions? You have to also ask yourself this question. Why? For what reason would an officer who spends their entire life protecting and serving, putting their own life on the line, intentionally put a person that they just spend time arresting legally, into a van and into a situation where that person was going to harm them selves? It just doesn't add up. The officers were doing their job and the criminal in the van was committing a crime and continued to harm himself by his actions. What we should really be upset about is the tax payer money (I'm sure hundreds of thousands of dollars) spent to send this up to trial (3 x's). Imagine how that money could have been used towards improving education in the inner cities. Helping people who aren't thugs learn more to help lift them up. It's time for America to stop blaming everyone else for their own actions.
 

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As a police officer, if you arrest someone, you are responsible for their safety. This means that you cannot leave them in harms way. You are in charge of their safety and cannot, say leave them in a hot vehicle or deny them medical attention, etc. There was clear evidence of that here.

There WAS no such evidence.

Accept the FACT that the trials PROVED that he was injured resisting arrest and his care in police custody was reasonable, if not perfect.
 

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As a prosecutor, you've got a problem when defendants muck up your plan to pander to the mob and thus advance your political career when they waive their right to a jury trial and opt instead to go with a trial presided over by this guy, who then finds them not guilty:

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I guess she won't be inviting him over to her house for dinner any time soon.

The whole thing is kind of strange to me. I'd love to see the transcripts, because I'm sure there's a great deal that's been left out of the public information.
 

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The fabricated Black Lives Matter movement continues to fall on its face at every turn.
 

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"we could try these cases 100 times and we would get the same result" said the prosecutor. Right, which is why bringing these cases to court was a dereliction of duty, it was professional malpractice.
 
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There WAS no such evidence.

Accept the FACT that the trials PROVED that he was injured resisting arrest and his care in police custody was reasonable, if not perfect.

There was no such "evidence?" No, the cops walked because the system is rigged to protect police.
 

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Freddie Gray died of self-inflicted injuries intended to defraud the city. No cop deserves to be jailed for that.

Complete garbage. This is a lie that was told by police. Do a little research.


But the courts disagreed. At some point, the individual has to take responsibility for their own actions. ie: if they continued to thrash around wildly in their chair in the van as was said by the witness also in the van, don't they have to take responsibility for those actions? You have to also ask yourself this question. Why? For what reason would an officer who spends their entire life protecting and serving, putting their own life on the line, intentionally put a person that they just spend time arresting legally, into a van and into a situation where that person was going to harm them selves? It just doesn't add up. The officers were doing their job and the criminal in the van was committing a crime and continued to harm himself by his actions. What we should really be upset about is the tax payer money (I'm sure hundreds of thousands of dollars) spent to send this up to trial (3 x's). Imagine how that money could have been used towards improving education in the inner cities. Helping people who aren't thugs learn more to help lift them up. It's time for America to stop blaming everyone else for their own actions.

Utter nonsense. Freddy Grey ran from police, well, sorry, that was never probable cause in the first place. He had a knife, not even sure that the knife was illegal, neither were the cops.

Freddy died as a direct result of what we in Baltimore call a "Nickle" or a "rough ride." This garbage about Grey injuring himself is silliness.

The fabricated Black Lives Matter movement continues to fall on its face at every turn.

Just out of curiosity, what did this case have to do with race, exactly?
 
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There was no such "evidence?" No, the cops walked because the system is rigged to protect police.

That's just what the criminals say when they get what they deserve.

They all say they got a bad rap and the "System" is against them.

I say to hell with them. Obey the law in the first place and we won't need to listen to all the whining.

Yes, the system is against jackasses who break the law. Oh.....what a shocker.

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