Daily Commentary – Thursday, July 28, 2016 – So It Looks Like Charges Have Been Dropped Against the Remaining Officers in the Freddie Gray Case
- I supposed they could still bring Federal charges
Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams Acquitted Police Officer Lt. Brian Rice of all Charges Related to Gray’s Arrest and Death
Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby 0 for 4 …
Add another loss to Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. This afternoon, Lt. Brian Rice of the Baltimore Police department was acquitted by Circuit judge Barry G. Williams. Mosby is now 0-4 in the over the top and unfair prosecutions of police officers related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
Prosecutors in Baltimore failed for the fourth time to secure a conviction in the Freddie Gray case, with Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams acquitting Lt. Brian Rice of all charges Monday related to Gray’s arrest and death.
Williams cleared Rice, 42, of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in a downtown Baltimore courtroom. The judge had dismissed a second-degree assault charge at the trial’s midpoint, and prosecutors dropped a second misconduct charge at the start.
Rice chose a bench trial rather than a jury trial, putting his legal fate in Williams’ hands. He was the fourth of six officers charged in the case to go to trial, and the third to be acquitted by Williams. Another officer’s trial ended with a hung jury and mistrial.
Prosecutors alleged that Rice, the highest-ranking officer of the six charged, had caused Gray’s death by failing to secure him in a seat belt in the back of the van, where Gray suffered severe spinal cord injuries last year. Gray, 25, died a week after his arrest. His death sparked widespread protests against police brutality.
The partisan hack who pandered to the mob and unjustly charged 6 police officers so that the mob could get their pound of flesh has been embarrassed again. She is now zero for four, what will now happen to the remaining cases?
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is now zero-for-four in prosecutions against the officers who were present during Gray’s arrest, transportation to jail, and tragic death. The lone defendant who faced a jury trial, Officer William Porter, had his case declared a mistrial last December when the jury could not reach a decision. The other three defendants, Rice, Officer Edward Nero, and Officer Caesar Goodwin, all opted for bench trials in front of Judge Williams and all three have now been acquitted.
After Bill Clinton Private Meet Up Debacle, AG Loretta Lynch Said to Accept FBI Recommendations in Hillary Clinton Private Email Server Criminal Inquiry
DID BILL CLINTON INTENTIONALLY SABOTAGE HILLARY’S RUN FOR PRESIDENT?
Following Plane-gate, The NY Times is reporting that Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to announce today that she will accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and the FBI director make about whether to bring criminal charges related to Hillary Clinton’s personal email server. All of this is a result of AG Lynch and former president Bill Clinton’s inappropriate meeting this past week on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It was supposedly an unplanned meeting. Sure it was, with all due sarcasm. The meeting should never have ever taken place, PERIOD! Now that it has and it provides the appearance of impropriety and unethical, the AG is bending to the pressure amid the firestorm and recusing herself. What it must be like in the Clinton’s house today. And we thought Hillary threw a good lamp in the White House when she was first lady. Did Bill Clinton just sabotage Hillary’s run for president? Or is the FBI in the tank too?
Of course the next question is, will the FBI ever make a decision, or are they going to take another 4 years to tell us the obvious?
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch plans to announce on Friday that she will accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and the F.B.I. director make about whether to bring charges related to Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, a Justice Department official said. Her decision removes the possibility that a political appointee will overrule investigators in the case.
The Justice Department had been moving toward such an arrangement for months — officials said in April that it was being considered — but a private meeting between Ms. Lynch and former President Bill Clinton this week set off a political furor and made the decision all but inevitable.
Republicans said the meeting, which took place at the Phoenix airport, had compromised the independence of the investigation as the F.B.I. was winding it down. Some called for Ms. Lynch to recuse herself, but she did not take herself off the case — one that could influence a presidential election.
Ms. Lynch has said she wants to handle the Clinton investigation like any other case. Since the attorney general often follows the recommendations of career prosecutors, Ms. Lynch is keeping the regular process largely intact.
What difference does it make that my husband privately met and tried to cover up the meeting with the AG who was to decide my fate?
Of course the Obama White House defended Lynch and her meeting with Bill Clinton, but any thinking and honest person knows stinks to the high heavens and should never have taken place. But that is why there are two sets of rules, one for the elite political class and the other for all of us, We the People.
THE FACT THAT DISNEY IS ADDRESSING THE ALLIGATOR SIGN SITUATION IS ALL BUT AN ADMISSION OF GUILT THAT THEY WERE NEGLIGENT IN NOT WARNING INDIVIDUALS OF POSSIBLE DANGERS …
As reported at FOX News, Disney official said Wednesday the company plans to “thoroughly review” its alligator warning signage around a resort where a 2-year-old boy was killed by a reptile that snatched him out of shallow water of a man made lagoon at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This is all but an admission of guilt by Disney that they were negligent in not having signs up posted that to be aware of alligators. To retroactively try and fix the problem does not deflect them from a potential and probable law suit from the parents of 2 year old Lane Graves.
Watch the VIDEO below of the legal discussion with Fox News Sr. Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano and Disney’s liability in the death of 2 year old Lane Graves. Napolitano provides a thorough and reasoned legal explanation. Look for Disney to make a settlement out of court so not to make this a public event and ruin the Disney brand. However, make no mistake about it, there will be a law suit on behalf of the child and the parents. This was a horrendous act of unimaginable proportions and I cannot even imagine that a parent could ever rid themselves of the horror of seeing their child attacked by an alligator. How does anyone ever get that image out of their head?
A Disney official said Wednesday the company plans to “thoroughly review” its alligator warning signage around a resort where a 2-year-old boy was killed by a reptile that snatched him out of shallow water.
The company official spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because Disney has yet to prepare a formal statement on the matter.
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said his department and the state wildlife agency would look into the issues of warning signs around Seven Seas Lagoon at The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, where Disney had posted “no swimming” signs but no warnings about the presence of alligators.
Dive teams on Wednesday afternoon were able to recover the body of the toddler “completely intact.” Demings said that the body was in water roughly six feet deep, 10-15 yards from the edge of the lagoon where the child had been wading Tuesday night.
WHAT DID SHE KNOW AND WHY DIDN’T SHE SAY ANYTHING?
Is it possible that the deadliest mass shooting in American history could have easily been prevented? It certainly is starting to look that way. A federal grand jury has been convened to look into possible wrongdoing by the wife, Noor Salman, of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub. Possible criminal charges could be brought against her. As reported at NBC News, Noor Salman feared he was going to attack a gay nightclub overnight Saturday and pleaded with him not to do anything violent, but failed to warn police after he left. WHO DOES THIS? How on earth do you dot say something? She feared he was going to go to the Pulse nightclub and shoot someone and she still did not notify the authorities. UNREAL.
A federal grand jury has been convened to look into possible wrongdoing by the wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub, and criminal charges could be brought against her early as Wednesday, a law enforcement source said.
Omar Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, knew of his plans for what became the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, said the law enforcement source who has been briefed on the matter.
“It appears she had some knowledge of what was going on,” said U.S. Senator Angus King, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which received a briefing on the attack.
“She definitely is, I guess you would say, a person of interest right now and appears to be cooperating and can provide us with some important information,” King told CNN.
Salman was with Mateen when he cased out possible targets for an attack in the past two months, including the Disney World resort in April, then a shopping complex called Disney Springs and the Pulse nightclub in early June, CNN and NBC reported.