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'Freddy Gray' Prosecutor Blasts Baltimore Justice System

  1. GA Anderson profile image85
    GA Andersonposted 4 months ago

    Maryland States Attorney Marilyn Mosby has dropped all charges against the remaining, untried, Baltimore police officers involved in the 'Freddy Gray' case; here is her Press announcement.

    If you are not familiar with it; the case is about a black man that died in police custody. The States Attorney used an outside investigation and indicted six officers. The trails began with the most seriously charged first. The first three trails, (judicial, not jury), returned not guilty verdicts. Now the remaining three won't be tried. Here is the Freddy Gray case Wiki

    The early criticisms of Mosby's actions were that; she acted too quickly before a thorough investigation could be completed, she over-charged the officers due to the political environment of the case, she politicized the case from the beginning with nationally televised press announcements, and that she was charging the cases as an appeasement to the violent protests that took place.

    Now, her press conference seems to validate all those criticisms, and, illustrated her disdain for the entire Baltimore judicial system, from the cops to the judges to the Mayor's office

    The judge and much of the public found there was insufficient evidence for the charges. In a CNN  interview even the Mayor quickly put a football field between herself and Ms. Mosby.

    Watch her press conference to see how sure she is that she is the right one. Here is her Press announcement.

    I think Ms. Mosby should consider a career change.

    GA

    1. Old Poolman profile image81
      Old Poolmanposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      It would appear she either had a personal axe to grind or was trying to make herself famous.  She did get some fame but not in a positive way.

  2. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 4 months ago

    When I first read this news I felt like a piece of my heart got ripped out.  That feeling has not gone away.  Thank you for posting this GA.  I'm surprised it has not gotten much more attention so far, but then it is too much to swallow.

  3. calculus-geometry profile image86
    calculus-geometryposted 4 months ago

    She succeeded in putting the fear of God in them, and everyone else on the police force. Even though she failed to get a single conviction, I think the coming years will show a decrease in Baltimore police brutality, largely out of fear of Mosby or a successor who will follow her example.

    1. ahorseback profile image47
      ahorsebackposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      The truth came out !  There is no police violence !  At least  far , far less than in the civilian  sector !

      1. GA Anderson profile image85
        GA Andersonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Hold on there bud. Yes the truth did come out, but it was not that there is no police violence, it was that this States Attorney was determined to prosecute somebody, (six somebodies), regardless of what the facts were.

        Her actions were criticized from day one as being mob motivated, and the end results have proven those criticisms to be correct.

        GA

        1. ahorseback profile image47
          ahorsebackposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          You're right ,  Baltimore has a population of police = 2,700  +  strong -OVER half of which are minority cops  ,    That's  a pretty darned good number and yet  ,   the leftist  who cry racism at every turn the cops make ........seriously ?

          Three of the six  in or near that van were black , Freddie Gray is black ,   perhaps someone on the left will always  pull "racism out of there hat "   at every turn  but to do so in Baltimore ?   

          The only racists  there seem to be  of the black minority  ,like this prosecutor !

          Baltimore must also be , without my  checking ,   60 % black by population ;    maybe they need a little "bussing " in order to normalize and minimalize the racism there !

          1. colorfulone profile image87
            colorfuloneposted 4 months ago in reply to this

            Is Baltimore another one of those Democrat and their union pals problems, like Detroit and Chicago?  They haven't had a Republican mayor since 1967.  Perhaps its the ideas and politics used by the players that are the major problems?

            1. rhamson profile image76
              rhamsonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

              It is the corrupt politics with people like Cummings, Dixon and Blake who only pay lip service. Party does not matter as they all spin the same lies and BS to stay in or get in. Our governor is a ray of hope but there is not much he can do with the city.

              1. ahorseback profile image47
                ahorsebackposted 4 months ago in reply to this

                Got to remember ---Baltimore is a cess-pool  of a liberal stronghold !    Democratically run  for how long ?      Democratic voting  , for how long ?    Incredible violent crime rate ,   democratic mayor , democratic prosecutor  , democratic police comm.?

                Why don't people truly understand the total lack of leadership  from the long standing  Left in Baltimore  IS THE PROBLEM  - not the solution ?

                1. rhamson profile image76
                  rhamsonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

                  It's not the left or right that makes a difference. The money is politically blind. The right has no answers to anything either. Hogan has reduced taxes and nothing has changed. The political solution is dead on arrival as the money is at the heart of the corruption. Dems and Reps. are equally inept.

                  1. ahorseback profile image47
                    ahorsebackposted 4 months ago in reply to this

                    You're right except that republicans want less government in our lives ,  Hence , hold far less blame for our decline  and  hold more  solutions by simply  reducing the intrusions of nanny state government in our lives !

    2. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      I have lived in the Baltimore area for the last 30 plus years and personally know some police retired and active duty. They are a great bunch of guys who I have a lot of respect for. I also note that the prejudice that runs through the department is not a hard thing to understand having known these men. Is it experience or bias that these men are suspicious of black people I don't know. Do they knowingly suspect black people due to their race is a hard thing to prove. I do know that the blue wall of silence is real and due to it nothing will change. Has life gotten better for the black inhabitants of the city due to this event and the ensuing riot. Not a chance. Politicians like Blake, Cummings and Mosby will effect no change because they are what needs to be changed.

      1. ahorseback profile image47
        ahorsebackposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Seems t me , judging by skin color ,  that three of the six cops in the Freddie grey case were black !   How does that equal anything to do with racism .  I'm confused   but  I sure wish I a was a liberal because  then I might truly understand how to be a racist ALL the time .

        1. rhamson profile image76
          rhamsonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          My reference to the police are white and that is what I base my argument. If you have never been to lower Baltimore's east and west side you would think you had strolled into Beirut. The area around Johns Hopkins is especially bad between the wholesale wrecking machines and slums. I don't know what the leadership in this city is trying to say when nothing has changed for the better but only for the worse.

      2. GA Anderson profile image85
        GA Andersonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Greetings rhamson, it looks like we might almost be neighbors. I am on the Eastern Shore side of the bay.

        Your question about "experience or bias" is a good one in this case because it involves almost an all-black cast. The mayor is black. The prosecutor is black. The police chief is black. Three of the six officers charged were black. The judge was black. The police dept. is majority black. Baltimore's population is a majority black population. And Baltimore has been ranked as the 3rd most dangerous U.S. city for violent crime. And the crime stats show blacks are responsible for the largest majority of crimes.

        At least Mosby didn't try tto accuse them of racism.

        GA

        1. rhamson profile image76
          rhamsonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          Actually I also live on the Eastern Shore (Kent Island). I work in and around Baltimore and DC. Originally from Philly via Honolulu. That will mess with ya, huh? smile

    3. GA Anderson profile image85
      GA Andersonposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      I don't see it that way at all. As it is for rhamson, this is almost a local issue for me, so we have had local coverage of this saga. Rather than intimidating the police, I think her actions have driven the wedge between the political authority and civil authority a lot deeper.

      Perception is everything, and Ms. Mosby's actions, from start to finish, have reeked of political ambition and an attempted political hatchet job.

      It has been said that between the police dept.'s internal investigation, and her outside investigation, about 40 detectives worked on the case. And still, the States Attorneys charges could not be supported by evidence. Yet, in her press conference Ms. Msoby declared it was a miscarriage of justice because Baltimore's judicial system is corrupt.

      On the other hand here is what Freddy Gray's family attorney had to say about the verdicts;
      "..."At this critical time and for good and sound and decent reasons, we have to respect Judge Williams' opinion, because it was the result of an obviously fair process," Gray family attorney Billy Murphy told CNN on Tuesday.

      Murphy said Williams' "excellent reputation both for probity and for being an aggressive prosecutor for many years ... of police misconduct cases" helped relieve concerns many had about the legal process.
      "That gives us confidence that our designated representative of the community, Judge Barry Williams, did a credible job," he said. "That's all we wanted out of the process."


      I think Ms. Mosby's actions have disqualified her for any application of public trust.

      GA

 
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