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    Law Professor: Baltimore Officers Were Overcharged, Charges Will Likely Be Dismissed

    Charges filed against the six Baltimore police officers for their involvement in the death of Freddie Grey will be dismissed, a George Washington University law professor predicted in an interview with The Daily Caller.

    John Banzhaf, who teaches public interest law, says that the charges announced by Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby on Friday “go too far.”

    “I think a prosecutor is going to have a hard time proving that the actions did in fact cause death, since they seem to have no theory as to how it occurred,” Banzhaf said in a phone interview.

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    There you go, Dave... more riots, next time nationwide. It will be as if Republicans grew a spine and impeached "born in Kenya" Obama.

    After they burn their communities down again, they'll advance to lib areas because they're unarmed and pussies - and burn/loot them too. When they get to Normal American areas, the problem will be solved decisively.

    In the meantime, enjoy the show. Not like anyone can do squat anyway. This was predicted for decades and now it's here.

    No one should be surprised.

    They said the same thing about aaron hernandez. My guess is one or two the charges will stick. They are soft individuals they will give up the cop who did the most. Prolly the cop sitting on dudes legs while the kid is screaming for help. Handcuffed on the ground....its very hard to even get up off the ground while handcuffed. That was unnecessary and that was the only part caught on film. People trying to say he was harming himself lmfao. Dumb fucks. Kid couldn't move his legs. Was handcuffed....no one would hear his cries for medical assistance. Sounds like the only thing that he has working is his head. Legs prolly paralyzed. Life or death situation you are going to use whatever you have. It's called common sense. Don't let the race blind you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheriff Joe View Post
    Law Professor: Baltimore Officers Were Overcharged, Charges Will Likely Be Dismissed

    Charges filed against the six Baltimore police officers for their involvement in the death of Freddie Grey will be dismissed, a George Washington University law professor predicted in an interview with The Daily Caller.

    John Banzhaf, who teaches public interest law, says that the charges announced by Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby on Friday “go too far.”

    “I think a prosecutor is going to have a hard time proving that the actions did in fact cause death, since they seem to have no theory as to how it occurred,” Banzhaf said in a phone interview.

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/01/law-professor-baltimore-officers-were-overcharged-charges-will-likely-be-dismissed/
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    There you go, Dave... more riots, next time nationwide. It will be as if Republicans grew a spine and impeached "born in Kenya" Obama.

    After they burn their communities down again, they'll advance to lib areas because they're unarmed and pussies - and burn/loot them too. When they get to Normal American areas, the problem will be solved decisively.

    In the meantime, enjoy the show. Not like anyone can do squat anyway. This was predicted for decades and now it's here.

    No one should be surprised.
    Is this guy smiling?

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    Hernandez was a civilian who committed first degree murder. These 6 cops were doing their jobs. They can't all be "bad apples" the way this overzealous prosecutor is making them out to be.

    The witch hunt didn't work in Ferguson and it won't work in Baltimore. And yet, no matter what the verdict, we already know how the story ends:



    How shitty does your life have to be to 'protest' the death of a lifetime criminal degenerate like Freddie Grey? How many people in this forum would do that, no matter what race the victim or cop?

    Exactly.

    My advice: move to an area (Normal America) that doesn't have public transit or easy direct access to any of these urban Democrat ghettos. You'll be much safer if your neighbors are the type of people who cling to their guns and religion.
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    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/0...icers-charges/

    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Cheers erupted as City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that charges were being filed against the six officers involved in the apprehension, arrest and death of Freddie Gray. That feeling of elation reverberated through the streets of Baltimore, and especially the Penn-North neighborhood that was the scene of Monday’s riots, as residents applauded the decision to indict.
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    With lots of upcoming "demonstrations" planned for Baltimore, Cincy, New York etc., this was an easy call.
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    EXCLUSIVE:EXCLUSIVE: Cop charged with murder of Freddie Gray told family he begged arresting officers to restrain dead man and now lives in fear of revenge attacks on wife and children

    • Officer Caesar Goodson was driving police van in which Freddie Gray is alleged to have sustained fatal injuries
    • Family tell Daily Mail Online he is distraught at Gray's death, 'crying uncontrollably' and fears his wife and children will be targeted
    • Goodson, 45, says he followed protocol throughout transporting Gray, who died week after arrested
    • He told them audio recording exists of him begging arresting officers to restrain Gray but they did not belt him in
    • Officer has never fired his weapon in 16 years with force and family believe prosecution is 'political'
    • Prosecutors demanded $750,000 bail ahead of first court appearance on 27 May and sum agreed was $300,000 - so he has to raise $30,000 to be freed
    • Other officers charged are: Officer Edward Nero; Officer Garrett Miller; Lt Brian Rice; Sergeant Alicia White; and Officer William Porter



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    The family of the police driver accused of the murder of Freddie Gray say he is haunted by images of the dying prisoner slumped in the back of his van.
    Officer Caesar Goodson, 45 - who is black - voluntarily surrendered to police at noon today and faces up to 30 years in jail for the charge.
    A source close to the Goodson family say the 16-year veteran has been plagued by flashbacks and nightmares over the death of Gray who died April 19 from injuries sustained in the back of the paddy wagon driven by Goodson.
    They told Daily Mail Online he is distraught with himself for not personally checking the 25-year-old prisoner was strapped in adequately - but does not accept he is criminally responsible.
    Prosecutors initially demanded bail be set at $750,000, and eventually it was reduced to $300,000. His family must raise $30,000 to free him. Goodson's first court appearance has been set for 27 May.

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    Distraught: The family of Officer Caesar Goodson (circled) say he is deeply upset about the death of Freddie Gray. The other officers in the picture are from left: Officer Garrett Miller, Officer Edward Nero, and Lt Brian Rice



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    Political?: The family of Caesar Goodson, the officer facing the most serious charges - second-degree murder - say the decision by Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore State's Attorney, is entirely a political move



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    Journey: Freddie Gray died a week after his arrest on April 12 . He suffered a 'catastrophic' injury and died a week later in hospital. Caesar Goodson was at the wheel of the van in which he was put after the arrest



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    Also charged: This is Officer Edward Nero, 29, who is charged with assault, which carries up to 10 years in jail

    Officers have allegedly done the same thing '99 percent of the time' without consequence.
    'He is not vicious or negligent. In all his years of being in the police department he has never fired his weapon,' the source told Daily Mail Online.
    'He cannot get the image of that young man dying in his van out of his mind.
    ‘He's been having nightmares. He doesn't want to sleep. He's been crying uncontrollably.
    'Any punishment they can give him pales into insignificance compared to how he feels.
    'I don't care if they said tomorrow to Caesar, we are dropping all the charges - this man will never be the same.'


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    Goodson, 45, is twice-married and lives with his second wife, Paula, in the Baltimore suburbs. He has two daughters and a teenage son.
    Goodson is the grandson of a police officer and his nephew Antoine is a promising football player playing wide receiver for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers.
    'This is political. The system, the players, the timing - it's absolutely political,’ said the source.
    ‘It's a sad situation for everything involved and a lot of innocent people will be impacted by this.
    'Caesar is the most generous, easy-going person you would ever meet and totally devastated by this. He is not eating. He is not sleeping.
    'He sits up all night long guarding his family. He's afraid someone will find them and hurt them.


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    The 25-year-old suffered a severe spinal injury during his arrest and died a week later on April 19



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    Pictured: The second stop which police failed to report in their paperwork after the van journey, during which Freddie Gray sustained a 'catastrophic' head injury. It was picked up by a privately-owned security camera



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    According to the latest police press conference, these are the stops the van made transporting Freddie Gray

    ‘He has daughters and a teenage son who adore him. Paula is devastated by this.'
    Goodson's family are convinced of his innocence and say they will 'sell every last one of their possessions' to fund the best police legal defense.
    The most serious charge is second degree depraved heart murder - defined as a wanton and willful killing that involves something more than conduct amounting to a high or unreasonable risk to human life.
    He is also accused of involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, manslaughter by vehicle and misconduct in office.
    'Caesar is a strictly by the books guy,' the family source said. ‘The paddy wagon driver's job is to drive the wagon.
    'His job primarily is transport. If something is wrong you call the arresting officers who are following you - which is what he did.


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    Standard-issue: Pictured above is the Chevrolet Express police van, the vehicle used by Baltimore Police to move around prisoners



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    Example: This photograph from earlier in the week shows a Baltimore Police version of the van, similar to the one driven by Caesar Goodson



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    'In hindsight Caesar would have stepped out of protocol and said "I'm going to seat belt this man". But it was the job of the arresting officers to secure the person.
    'When he became irate Caesar called in and said "you have got to restrain him" - that's on the audio.
    'They did, they restrained his legs. But when they did that they still should have put him in the seat belt.
    'If Caesar could go again, I'm sure he would. Knowing they didn't use the seat belt, he should have broken protocol and done it.
    'But was it intentional brutality? In my heart of hearts I don't believe that.
    'They didn't follow the standard operating procedure but police brass that come up through the ranks will tell you, that 99 percent of the time, although it's in the books, they do not seat belt them.
    'This is not an unusual situation, what is unusual is that we had a young man die tragically and violently - but Caesar is not the person to blame.'
    The family source said Caesar had only once been reprimanded during his time in the police, after a prisoner escaped from his van on the way to the hospital.
    The source added: 'He is a crack shot. He could have shot that man but he didn't do anything.
    'He got brought up on charges for that but that's the kind of man he is.
    'His grandson is 16, he's had to have counseling. He knows his grandfather's heart.
    'Not one politician has reached out to the families of these officers. Yet these officers are the ones looking out for them. They would give their lives for them.
    'Caesar would have been much better suited to being some sort of community officer because he's so good at talking to people. He's a gentle person.
    'They had to turn themselves in by noon or they would pick them up. He did turn himself in with his attorney.
    'We don't know that bail is set at. They said on the news he could get 63 years in total - but we're going to fight for him.'
    On Friday, Mosby announced that evidence shows the six officers 'illegally' detained Gray on April 12 for the lawful possession of a knife, not a switchblade as cops previously reported.
    Her report states Gray sustained his fatal neck injury by being shackled in the back of the police van without a seat belt - a move that she said violated police rules of conduct.
    Lt Brian Rice, Officer Garrett Miller and Officer Edward Nero illegally arrested Gray at 8.40am before finding the lawful knife in Gray's pocket, Mosby said.
    Rice, 41, is charged with manslaughter, assault and other charges. According to Mosby, he was the first to interact with Gray, by approaching him then chasing him. He faces 10 years or more in jail.
    Miller, 26, and Nero, 29, are charged with assault, which carries 10 years, and other charges.
    Sgt Alicia White, 30, the only female officer in the group, and 25-year-old Officer William Porter are both facing 10 years or more, charged with manslaughter, assault and other charges.
    All six are charged with misconduct in office.
    Mosby said the officers for placing Gray in an unsafe position: lying, shackled, on his stomach on the floor of the van with his head facing the back of the van.
    She said the officers failed to adequately check on him, despite stopping the van and opening the back door multiple times as the 25-year-old wailed in pain for medical help..




    'I heard your call for "no justice, no peace,"' Mosby said defiantly.
    'Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man.'
    She made the decision to bring charges despite a plea from the Fraternal Order of Police local president Gene Ryan, who wrote to Mosby insisting none of the officers were culpable.
    'All death is tragic. And death associated with interaction with police is both shocking and frightening to the public,' Ryan wrote.
    'As tragic as this situation is, none of the officers involved are responsible for the death of Mr Gray. To the contrary, at all times, each of the officers diligently balanced the obligations to protect Mr Gray and discharged their duties to protect the public.'
    Brian Rice is the longest-serving of the group, having spent eight years with Baltimore Police Department. Goodson joined two years later in 1999. Alicia White has been with the force since 2010.
    Porter, Miller and Nero all joined the force in 2012.
    Five of the officers have been arrested and processed at the Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center. It is not known what bail they have been set. The sixth officer will follow suit within the next 24 hours.
    Any officer that does not post bail will remain in custody over the weekend and appear before a judge on Monday.


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    WHAT PROSECUTOR SAID ABOUT OFFICER GOODSON

    Following transport from Baker Street, Mr Gray suffered a severe and critical neck injury as a result of being handcuffed, shackled by his feet and unrestrained inside of the BPD wagon.
    From Baker Street, Officer Goodson proceeded to the vicinity of Mosher Street and Fremont Avenue where he subsequently parked the wagon and proceeded to the back of the wagon to observe Mr Gray.
    Despite stopping for the purpose of checking on Mr Gray’s condition, at no point did he seek nor did he render any medical assistance for Mr. Gray.
    Officer Goodson returned to his driver’s seat and proceed toward the Central Booking and Intake facility with Mr Gray still unsecured by a seatbelt contrary to a BPD general order.
    Several blocks later, Officer Goodson called into dispatch that he needed to check on the status of his prisoner and requested additional units at Dolphin Street and Druid Hill Avenue. Officer William Porter arrived on the scene at Dolphin Street and Druid HIll Avenue.
    Both Officer Goodson and Porter proceeded to the back of the wagon to check on the status of Mr Gray’s condition.
    Mr Gray at that time requested help and indicated that he could not breathe. Officer Porter asked Mr Gray if he needed a medic at which time Mr Gray indicated at least twice that he was in need of a medic.
    Officer Porter then physically assisted Mr Gray from the floor of the van to the bench however despite Mr Gray’s appeal for a medic, both officers assessed Mr Gray’s condition and at no point did either of them restrain Mr Gray per BPD general order nor did they render or request medical assistance.
    While discussing the transportation of Mr Gray for medical attention, a request for additional units was made for an arrest at the 1600 West North Avenue. Officer Porter left the civity of Druid Hill Avenue to assist in the arrest of another prisoner at North Avenue.
    Despite M. Gray’s obvious and recognized need for medical assistance, Officer Goodson in a grossly negligent manner chose to respond to the 1600 block of West North Avenue with Mr. Gray still unsecured by a seatbelt in the wagon without rendering to or summoning medical assistance for Mr Gray.
    Officer Goodson arrived at North Avenue to transport the individual arrested at the location of North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue at which time he was again met by Officer Nero, Miller and Porter.
    Once the wagon arrived, Officer Goodson walked to the back of the wagon and again opened the doors to the wagon to make observations of Mr Gray.
    Sgt Alicia White, Officer Porter and Officer Goodson observed Mr Gray unresponsive on the floor of the wagon. Sgt White who is responsible for investigating two citizen complaints pertaining to Mr Gray’s illegal arrest spoke to the back of Mr Gray’s head. When he did not respond, she did nothing further despite the fact that she was advised that he needed a medic. She made no effort to look or assess or determine his condition.
    Despite Mr Gray’s seriously deteriorating medical condition, no medical assistance was rendered or summoned for Mr Gray at that time by any officer.
    After completing the North Avenue arrest and loading the additional prisoner into the opposite side of the wagon containing Mr. Gray, Officer Goodson then proceeded to the Western District Station where contrary to the BPD general order, he again failed to restrain Mr Gray in the wagon for at least the fifth time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheriff Joe View Post
    Hernandez was a civilian who committed first degree murder. These 6 cops were doing their jobs. They can't all be "bad apples" the way this overzealous prosecutor is making them out to be.

    The witch hunt didn't work in Ferguson and it won't work in Baltimore. And yet, no matter what the verdict, we already know how the story ends:



    How shitty does your life have to be to 'protest' the death of a lifetime criminal degenerate like Freddie Grey? How many people in this forum would do that, no matter what race the victim or cop?

    Exactly.

    My advice: move to an area (Normal America) that doesn't have public transit or easy direct access to any of these urban Democrat ghettos. You'll be much safer if your neighbors are the type of people who cling to their guns and religion.
    Exactly why I said one or two will be charged. The rest will flip on the rotten apple cops. This happens all of the time. One cop fucks up and drags the rest down with him in an attempt to clean it up. Happens allll of the time but we only hear about it when it results in MURDER.

    Hernandez was a civilian. Police officers jobs are suppose to protect people, and get them help, not murder them and use unnecessary force. So technically aaron hernandez was less worse imo. He wasn't on the JOB. Getting paid to kill someone. Lmao
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    Baltimore State Attorney should step down over her links to Freddie Gray family’s lawyer, says police group after she ruled that six cops must face charges over black man's murder

    • State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, 35, is in charge of the investigation into the death of Freddie Gray after four months in the job
    • She announced on Friday morning that Gray's death was a homicide
    • Arrest warrants issued for all 6 officers who detained and drove Freddie Gray, 25, on April 12
    • A veteran Baltimore defense attorney, Warren Brown, said Mosby was under huge pressure to indict and had close links to Gray's family attorney
    • Billy Murphy gave to Mosby's campaign and was described as her 'mentor'
    • Warren Brown said he had supported Mosby’s opponent in the election for State’s Attorney last year
    • The 25-year-old died after sustaining a spinal cord injury in police custody last month following an arrest. He died in hospital days later



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    A Baltimore police organization called on Friday for the chief prosecutor to step down from the Freddie Gray investigation because of her political links to the lawyer representing the dead man's family.
    On Friday morning, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared that Gray's death was a homicide. She issued arrest warrants for all six Baltimore Police Officers who 'illegally' detained the 25-year-old on April 12.
    The driver of the van, Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr, faces the most serious charge, second-degree depraved heart murder, carrying a maximum sentence of 30 years.
    The open letter was posted to the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 3's Twitter account minutes before the officers were charged.
    Signed by the organization's president, Gene Ryan, the letter read: 'While I have the utmost respect for you and your office, I have very deep concerns about the many conflicts of interest presented by your office conducting an investigation in this case.'
    The Gray family lawyer, Billy Murphy, was a big campaign donor to Marilyn Mosby last year when she ran for State's Attorney, donating the maximum individual amount allowed, $4,000, in June. Murphy was also on Mosby's transition team after the election and has been described as a 'mentor' to her.













    Some in the legal community have also speculated on Mosby's connections.
    A veteran Baltimore defense attorney, who focuses on civil rights matters, expressed deep concerns to Daily Mail Online on Friday about Murphy's influence on Mosby.
    Warren Brown said: 'I hope her decision is not impacted by his counsel. He has his own prosecution, a civil one, but if she indicts then there is a criminal case. He has financial interest in indictment. I'm concerned he's running interference for her.'
    The police organization, which provides a voice for active and retired cops in Baltimore City, described Mr Gray's death as a 'tragic situation' but said none of the officers involved were responsible for his death.
    FOP president, Mr Ryan, wrote that conflicts could be viewed from her 'personal and professional relationship with the Gray family attorney' along with her 'husband's political future' which would be 'directly impacted' by her investigation.
    The note stated: 'In order to avoid any appearance of impropriety or a violation of the Professional Rules of Professional Responsibility, I ask that you appoint a Special Prosecutor to determine whether or not any charges should be filed.'
    Mosby's office had not responded to a request for comment from Daily Mail Online on Friday.
    Daily Mail Online was also awaiting comment from Mr Murphy.
    Mosby's spokeswoman denied to The Baltimore Sun, that there were any conflicts.
    She said: 'State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been elected by the residents in Baltimore City to uphold the law in every neighborhood including her own, regardless of if her husband is the councilman within the district where numerous crimes occur.
    'Hundreds of people donated to her campaign. There is no conflict of interest surrounding Billy Murphy.
    'He is representing the family in a civil case which has nothing to do with the criminal case.'


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    Marilyn Mosby, during her inauguration as State's Attorney for Baltimore in January 2015 (circled left). Mr Murphy is pictured on stage with her other supporters (circled right)


    .Mosby has been in the job only four months after ousting an established white opponent by promising to hold police accountable. She accused him of being too cozy with officers and too out of touch with the citizens of Baltimore.Her husband, Nick Mosby, is a Baltimore City Councilman. Some of her critics said her campaign pledges and political success could compromise justice in the Gray case.
    Mr Brown said: 'I don’t think there is evidence to support a murder charge in the case but that’s not to say these officers did nothing wrong.
    'The irony of it all is that with everybody clamoring for justice, the attention and the pressure to indict means that justice might not be served.'
    He added: 'She’s under a lot of pressure to indict – the National Guard is standing outside her office to give her protection.'
    Mr Brown, who supported Mosby's political opponent Gregg Bernstein, both publicly and financially, said the prosecutor's decision would be inextricably linked to her and her husband political aspirations which were 'woven together'.
    He said Mosby was being pressured to indict the officers on murder or voluntary manslaughter charges in Gray's death.


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    Veteran Baltimore defense attorney Warren Brown (pictured left) expressed concern that Mosby would be under insurmountable pressure to indict. Ivan Bates, a former prosecutor and a current defense attorney in Baltimore (right), also expressed concerns about Mosby's links to Murphy


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    She is a politician; her husband is a politician. This is a watershed event,' Brown said. 'There's a lot of collateral damage if she does not indict.
    'For her and her husband, they would be drummed out of office. There's no way they could survive in the city, let alone ask people to vote for them at a later date. She's going to find a way.


    .Mr Brown, who attended Boston School of Law, said Murphy supported Bernstein during the 2010 election campaign before switching allegiance, and that his endorsement was significant for Mosby.‘He’s a prominent figure,’ Mr Brown said. ‘He knows how to play the game.’
    Ivan Bates, a former prosecutor and a current defense attorney in Baltimore, also expressed concerns about Mosby's links to Murphy.
    Mr Bates said: 'I think she has too much pressure to not indict, from the pressure of her husband's constituents, of her mentor Billy Murphy, and of the pressure of making sure she wants to hold on to her job in four years.
    'She's going to feel the need to indict.'
    Murphy, who was once a judge, told Click On Detroit on Thursday: 'We're enthusiastic about the new prosecutor.
    'She comes to the office with a belief in the integrity of these kinds of investigations. We have much more confidence in her than we have in the police because there's never been any level of confidence, nor should there be, in the police investigating themselves.'


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    Marilyn Mosby, pictured in March this year, with her husband Baltimore City Councilman, Nick Mosby, at a political event



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    Here are the actual charges against each officer - someone explain to me how the driver can possible be charged with murder (albeit not premeditated)? - is the state gonna explain to me how this kids spinal cord was "severed"? I need to see this officer close the kid's head in the van door ala Tony Soprano

    I watched the video - I see nothing that shows the cops were excssively rough with the kid at all

    False imprisonment? the area is known for drugs - the kid started running - that is reasonable suspicion to chase him - when they caught him they felt the knife - the knife is illegal - he goes to jail for that - what I am missing? I'm sure the kid ditched his 8 ball when running too
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    Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announces that criminal charges will be filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray died in police custody after being arrested on April 12, 2015. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
    By Paul Schwartzman May 1 at 4:08 PM
    The six officers charged by Baltimore’s prosecutor in the death of Freddie Gray include the van driver who transported him, as well as the officers who apprehended him. They face charges including second-degree depraved heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, false imprisonment and false arrest.
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced at 1:30 p.m. that five of the six officers were in custody.
    The officers facing charges are:
    Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., who is charged with second-degree depraved heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, manslaughter by vehicle and misconduct in office.
    Goodson, 45, has been on the force since 1999, Baltimore police said. He was driving the van that carried Gray to the jail and is the only officer of the six who is charged with murder.
    Events leading to Gray’s arrest and hospitalization VIEW GRAPHIC

    WBAL-TV in Baltimore reported last week that Goodson is facing internal disciplinary proceedings for allegedly allowing a prisoner to escape from a hospital.
    Goodson is the grandson of a police officer, according to the obituary for his mother, who died in Baltimore in 2012.
    Officer William G. Porter, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct. Porter, 25, joined the police department in 2012.
    Porter became involved in Gray’s arrest after Goodson requested back up as he was driving Gray to Central Booking, according to a narrative provided by state’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby on Friday morning.
    Porter checked on Gray’s condition and asked him if he needed medical assistance. When Gray told him he could not breathe, Porter helped him off the floor of the van and onto a bench. The officer failed to restrain him with a seatbelt, Mosby said. Nor did he call for medical help, despite Gray’s request.
    Lt. Brian S. Rice, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment, was the first officer to make eye contact with Gray while on bike patrol with Miller and Nero. Rice then chased Gray, calling for back-up on his police radio. Mosby said that Rice failed to establish probable cause for Gray’s arrest.
    The lieutenant helped load Gray onto a police wagon, then ordered the driver to stop the vehicle so that he, Nero and Miller could remove Gray from the wagon to handcuff him and place leg shackles on his ankles.



    Rice, 41, the highest-ranking officer among those charged in Gray’s death, is a 17-year veteran of the department, the police union said. According to records obtained by the Associated Press, Carroll County sheriff’s deputies visited his home in 2012 and confiscated his weapons, including a .40-caliber police pistol, a 9mm handgun, and a AK-47-style rifle, after someone asked the sheriff’s department to check on Rice. As a result of their visit, the officers took Rice to a local hospital because they were concerned about his mental health.
    Officer Edward M. Nero is charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment. Nero, 29, became a police officer in 2012. He was on bike patrol with Rice and Miller when they chased Gray.
    Gray surrendered to Miller and Nero, who handcuffed him. When Gray allegedly began to resist, Nero held him down until the police wagon arrived to transport him to central booking.
    Officer Garrett E. Miller is charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment. Miller, 26, has been on the force since 2012. Miller was on bike patrol with Rice and Nero when they apprehended Gray.
    Miller helped load Gray into a police wagon and failed to restrain him with a seatbelt.
    Sgt. Alicia D. White is charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office. White, 30, joined the force in 2010. White was dispatched to investigate two citizen complaints about Gray’s arrest.
    At one point, “she spoke to the back of his head,” even though he was unresponsive, Mosby said. The prosecutor said White made no effort to assess Gray’s condition despite having been told he needed medical assistance.
    Tom Jackman, Brigid Schulte, Donna St. George and Arelis R. Hernádez contributed to this report.
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    Mosby is very over her head here.
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    I personally think the cops stop the van at some point and beat the fuck out this kid but I'm not hearing this yet - at the same time it appears he has no injuries as if he were beaten up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    I personally think the cops stop the van at some point and beat the fuck out this kid but I'm not hearing this yet - at the same time it appears he has no injuries as if he were beaten up
    Yeah, I can see a number of things happening in that van but who knows for sure? One thing I do know is guys rushing to judgement here like Dafinch and Mobgobbler have no clue what happened and are just throwing shit against the wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    Here are the actual charges against each officer - someone explain to me how the driver can possible be charged with murder (albeit not premeditated)? - is the state gonna explain to me how this kids spinal cord was "severed"? I need to see this officer close the kid's head in the van door ala Tony Soprano

    I watched the video - I see nothing that shows the cops were excssively rough with the kid at all

    False imprisonment? the area is known for drugs - the kid started running - that is reasonable suspicion to chase him - when they caught him they felt the knife - the knife is illegal - he goes to jail for that - what I am missing? I'm sure the kid ditched his 8 ball when running too
    8 ball lol. Who gives a fuck about what drugs he had. Unless he is firing at police or trying to harm police...he shouldn't be killed.

    Kid has hand cuffs on face first on the ground. Why would you need to put all your weight on his legs? I can imagine trying to get up from that position while being handcuffed. It is pretty damn hard without using your hands. That was clearly unnecessary. He was screaming in pain and you see nothin wrong lmao. Ask him whats wrong...do you need medical assistance. That is what people should do for another human being regardless of if they had an 8 ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enfuego View Post
    Yeah, I can see a number of things happening in that van but who knows for sure? One thing I do know is guys rushing to judgement here like Dafinch and Mobgobbler have no clue what happened and are just throwing shit against the wall.
    Fuck the van dude. I've been calling this whole case and these mother fuckers are dumb as shit. Hurt in the van???? All you got to do is use your eyes lmfao. His legs are way fucked up before the van
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobdeeper7239 View Post
    8 ball lol. Who gives a fuck about what drugs he had. Unless he is firing at police or trying to harm police...he shouldn't be killed.

    Kid has hand cuffs on face first on the ground. Why would you need to put all your weight on his legs? I can imagine trying to get up from that position while being handcuffed. It is pretty damn hard without using your hands. That was clearly unnecessary. He was screaming in pain and you see nothin wrong lmao. Ask him whats wrong...do you need medical assistance. That is what people should do for another human being regardless of if they had an 8 ball.
    Jesus Christ man, do you know anything about police procedures? He was fighting the cops, he had already run from them, they were restraining him. Do you want them to offer him tea and crumpets?
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    Worst thing that happens when u call medical assistance is they go to the hospital and then go to jail. Why didn't they want to call an ambulance?
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    Fuck the van dude. I've been calling this whole case and these mother fuckers are dumb as shit. Hurt in the van???? All you got to do is use your eyes lmfao. His legs are way fucked up before the van
    Video shows he walked up to the van.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobdeeper7239 View Post
    Worst thing that happens when u call medical assistance is they go to the hospital and then go to jail. Why didn't they want to call an ambulance?
    They should have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enfuego View Post
    Mosby is very over her head here.
    Big time.

    I feel awful for those officers who now fear for their lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enfuego View Post
    Jesus Christ man, do you know anything about police procedures? He was fighting the cops, he had already run from them, they were restraining him. Do you want them to offer him tea and crumpets?
    Restraining him with knees to the legs after being handcuffed on the ground. I don't give a fuck what type of police tactics you claim...that shit was unnecessary. Try getting up off the ground without using your hands stomach first. No way in hell that was necessary. I want them to call an ambulance like he asked. He was screaming in pain. What more do you want? Tea and crumpets you're insulting me now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enfuego View Post
    Video shows he walked up to the van.
    Dragged to the van.
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    FOP calls on prosecutor to recuse herself, defends officers

    A Fraternal Order of Police lodge is asking Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to appoint a special prosecutor to the Freddie Gray investigation because of her personal connection to the Gray family's attorney, William H. "Billy" Murphy Jr., and her marriage to a city councilman.

    "Not one of the officers involved in this tragic situation left home in the morning with the anticipation that someone with whom they interacted would not go home that night," the letter states. "As tragic as this situation is, none of the officers involved are responsible for the death of Mr. Gray."

    Ryan requests that Mosby appoint a "Special Independent Prosecutor."

    "I have very deep concerns about the many conflicts of interest presented by your office conducting an investigation in this case,"

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-riots/bs-md-fop-letter-20150501-story.html
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