Six cops in Baltimore have just been indicted for their involvement in the death of Freddy Gray.
The six officers face charges that, if they are convicted, could lead to decades in prison, based on their alleged actions that day. Among them: Illegal arrest, misconduct, assault and involuntary manslaughter.
Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., who prosecutors say was driving the van used to transport Gray after his arrest, faces the most charges, and the most severe: second-degree depraved heart murder.
The list of charges in the indictments the grand jury returned differs slightly from charges Mosby announced earlier this month; all six of the officers now face charges of reckless endangerment, and several other allegations have been removed.
“As our investigation has continued, additional information has been discovered, and as is often the case during an ongoing investigation, charges can and should be revised based upon the evidence,” she said.
Mosby didn’t take questions at the press conference and didn’t go into details about what additional evidence had come to light.
As everyone knows by now, while it’s almost impossible for regular citizens not to get indicted, if they are brought before a grand jury, the opposite is true for cops, who almost never actually get indicted by grand juries. The fact that even a judicial process, which is often used to cover up crimes by the police and other government officials, felt that charges were warranted says something about how obvious it is that Freddy Gray’s death wasn’t just an accident.
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From the story: “As everyone knows by now, while it’s almost impossible for regular citizens not to get indicted, if they are brought before a grand jury, the opposite is true for cops, who almost never actually get indicted by grand juries. The fact that even a judicial process, which is often used to cover up crimes by the police and other government officials, felt that charges were warranted says something about how obvious it is that Freddy Gray’s death wasn’t just an accident.”
I think it is more about a prosecutor not just manipulating the grand jury and the process and putting on a dog and pony show for the public with no interest and no intention of gaining an indictment. Prosecutors, DA’s and judges are as much a part of the problem of no police accountability as anyone.
You can gat a ham sandwich indicted. All you gotta do is actually ask for an indictment.
Cop on the line and the prosecutor forgets how it works. Cop breaks the law he’s intrusted to uphold, then everyone getting a pay check from tax payers desides they wanna break the law and deprive others of there rights. You know don’t wanna step across that invisible very thin blue line.
Tractors will get there day at the end of a rope….
My hope is that this will result in justice. It depends on the charge and the rest – I’m not sure if all six are equally responsible and thus guilty, but either they will break ranks or they should all fall.
The “thin blue line” is actually a bounding circle, an inner ring (see CS Lewis), and the effect on the person turns him into “Gollum”. His honor is destroyed as his badge becomes “precious”.
“The “thin blue line” is actually a bounding circle, an inner ring (see CS Lewis), and the effect on the person turns him into “Gollum”. His honor is destroyed as his badge becomes “precious”.”
Very well put
There might be justice in this case after all. Whoda thunk?
Only if I see swinging body’s hanging from lady justices hands. Then and only then will justice be served….
That would be revenge not justice. Justice is the result of a court, however flawed. You are seeking revenge if you believe this is only when justice is served “Only if I see swinging body’s hanging from lady justices hands.”
Hey justice sucks when we don’t like the decision, it’s like a great truth when we do. Others put weight on trees before the court took place, but still believed they served justice.
And if all get off, is that justice? Is justice only when the law does what you want?
To,the CBer….yes. That is the only time there is justice is when it’s what they want.
And you can say the same of police officers; it’s why some perjure on the stand. It’s also why some write false reports; they don’t want justice they just want what they want.
I see no sign of JC ThirtyBravo Sikko and their douchebag friends… They must be too busy crying with rage
“Depraved heart murder is the form of murder that establishes
that the wilful doing of a dangerous and reckless act with wanton
indifference to the consequences and perils involved, is just as
blameworthy, and just as worthy of punishment, when the harmful result
ensues, as is the express intent to kill itself. This highly blameworthy
state of mind is not one of mere negligence. It is not merely one even
of gross criminal negligence. It involves rather the deliberate
perpetration of a knowingly dangerous act with reckless and wanton
unconcern and indifference as to whether anyone is harmed or not. The
common law treats such a state of mind as just as blameworthy, just as
anti-social and, therefore, just as truly murderous as the specific
intents to kill and to harm.”
I don’t think she can meet that burden at trial. She should have shot for the “rendering aid” charges, endangerment, but even then, the state must prove “intent” with conduct that engaged in “substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another” – not sure driving a van would meet that. Maybe something happened at the “4th stop” or maybe there is some other info out there, but this will drag on a year, a change of venue, dozens of pre-trial motions, this is far from over.
It amazes me that in this case….because there was an indictment…that means the grand jury got it right. But in all of these other case…to them the grand jury or jury got it wrong because it wasn’t the outcome they wanted.
To quoted Georgia Sand:
“Fuck the jury”.
Brelo just walked away free, never ever count on a jury.
A city ran by thugs that has the power to arrest thugs. Thugs run the court system, thugs run the police department. What kind of justice is there going to be.