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.
- Seems like it would be hard to get a fair trial with all the news in the Freddie Gray case
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- Following the death of Freddy Grey and after a recent spike in homicides, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fires Police Commissioner Anthony Batts
More Baltimore Murders … 16 Year Old Arnesha Bowers Found Sexually Assaulted, Strangled and Set Her on Fire (Two Gang Members Arrested for Murder, Adonay Dixon and John Childs)
Do black lives matter when its black on black crime, or is that only used when they are killed by white police?
16 year old Arnesha Bowers, a promising, young, black high school student had her life cut far too short by the acts of two savage black gang members. Arnesha Bowers was found sexually assaulted, bound and strangled to death in her Northeast Baltimore home that had been set on fire in an attempt to cover up the crime. Investigators say that Arnesha Bowers knew her attackers and they used her cell phone records to track them down. This is just one in the long line of murders that have taken place in Baltimore; however, all the MSM and liberal politicians care about is going after police officers so to hide their pathetic and terrible record on crime.
Where is Al Sharpton protesting this heinous murder? Or does this murder not fit his narrative like Freddie Gray?
16-year-old girl was killed before her Northeast Baltimore home was set on fire, police said Monday, the latest child caught up in the surge of violence afflicting the city.
In Curtis Bay, officials canceled classes Monday at an elementary school after police found the body of a man outside. Four children were wounded during the weekend; three by gunfire.
“As a mother, to know that this violence has impacted our young people is stressing,” Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday night at an anti-crime walk in South Clifton Park.
“We have to be present in every neighborhood around the city. We have to be present as one unified. The police and the community together, and that’s what this is about.”
The City Council held a moment of silence Monday for Arnesha Bowers, a 16-year-old City College high school student whose body firefighters found in a burning house. She was one of six people killed in Baltimore between Saturday and early Monday, bringing the total for June to 13.
According to court documents, Childs and Dixon were hanging out with the teen at a party when they followed her home and plotted a burglary.
Investigators say Childs and Dixon broke into the home through a basement window, but were soon discovered by Bowers.
Childs told police while he ransacked the house for money, Dixon dragged the teen into the basement. Detectives say she was strangled with an electrical cord before the house went up in flames.
Childs and Dixon face multiple charges, including first-degree murder.
John Childs was released on bond from the Baltimore County jail on a burglary charge just five days before the murder.
Adonay Dixon and John Childs. Photo via Baltimore Police