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  • Disbarment charges filed against Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby

    07/01/2016 5:54:22 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 19 replies
    dailyheadlines.net ^ | 7/1/16 | unknown
    A Georgetown law professor has filed disbarment charges against Marilyn Mosby for her corrupt prosecution of six Baltimore cops in the death of career criminal, Freddie Gray. There have now been 3 trials and Mosby hasn’t come close to winning one yet and has even been excoriated for withholding exculpatory evidence. The list of charges against Mosby are as follows: that she did not have probably cause to believe that there was sufficient admissible evidence to support a conviction of the officers; that she made public statements regarding the case which were false; that she improperly withheld evidence from the...
  • Anti-Cop Race Activist DeRay McKesson Lands Job With Baltimore Schools Making $165,000 a Year

    06/30/2016 7:32:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Now Deray will work for the Baltimore School system. The Baltimore Sun reported: Civil rights activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson will return to his old stamping grounds at city school headquarters to lead the district’s office of human capital. Mckesson was named interim chief human capital officer on Tuesday by incoming schools CEO Sonja Santelises. It was the second and most high-profile cabinet appointment made by the new chief, who begins her tenure Friday. Santelises said Mckesson, who spent about two and a half years overseeing key reforms as a strategist and special assistant in the human...
  • Activist law professor calls for Mosby disbarment over prosecution in Freddie Gray case

    06/29/2016 1:46:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6-29-16 | Kevin Rector
    An activist law professor with a penchant for weighing in on high-profile legal cases has called for Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to be disbarred over her prosecution of six city police officers in the Freddie Gray case. John F. Banzhaf III, a public interest law professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, said he intended to mail a full complaint against Mosby to the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission on Wednesday. In the written complaint, obtained by The Baltimore Sun, Banzhaf calls Mosby a "runaway prosecutor" who has violated ethics rules governing the conduct of attorneys in...
  • Mayors meeting in Indy express concern over the Brexit vote (including Stephanie Rawlings-Blake)

    06/29/2016 9:51:19 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    WISH TV ^ | 6/24/2016 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Brexit vote is a concern to the mayors from around the country who are meeting in Indianapolis this weekend. More than 200 mayors are in town for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors. They are here to discuss a number of issues of mutual concern. Leaders said the conference will focus on infrastructure spending and federal government support for law enforcement, among other things.Conference president Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said that the Brexit vote could have a big effect on cities.“I think it sends up a lot of red flags to our country and countries around...
  • Man, 20, sentenced to 15 years for arson amid Baltimore rioting

    06/28/2016 5:19:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/24/2016 | Jessica Anderson
    A 20-year-old man who was seen in widely circulated photos squirting lighter fluid on a pile of propane cylinders during the rioting in Baltimore in April 2015 was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison. Donta Betts of Baltimore pleaded guilty in March to making a destructive device near the intersection of Pennsylvania and North avenues on April 27, 2015. He also pleaded guilty to shooting a woman in the leg over a $20 drug deal on July 2, 2015, federal prosecutors said in court Friday. "Donta Betts engaged in arson, looting, assault and other mayhem during the Baltimore riots,"...
  • Bet on the Baltimore Police Show Trials Continuing

    06/28/2016 7:17:43 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    The acquittal of Baltimore City police officer Caesar Goodson in the Freddie Gray case has led to a flurry of speculation as to whether state's attorney Marilyn Mosby will continue the prosecutions of Goodson's fellow officers, having so far lost two of three (with hung jury in the other). The speculation is misplaced. These trials are political, not legal in nature. Were Mosby a competent and ethical prosecutor, she would have never brought the cases. If she drops charges against the remaining officers she will be ruined politically, and she is not about to let ethical or legal scruples guide...
  • Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Arson, Looting During Riots

    06/27/2016 10:10:51 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 6/27/16 | Rick Ritter
    After last year’s unrest in Baltimore, federal prosecutors vowed to bring rioters to justice. On Friday, they made good on their promise, sending one man to prison for 15 years. Prosecutors say 20-year-old Donta Betts was one of the key players in the Freddie Gray riots, looting, starting fires and even attacking police Squirting lighter fluid on a pile of propane cylinders, the infamous photo of Betts from the Freddie Gray riots went viral. He will now spend 15 years behind bars. “Donta Betts was a menace to society here in Baltimore. The scope of the criminal activity he was...
  • Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota killed

    06/26/2016 10:57:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies
    cnn.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Vivian Kuo
    A Baltimore rapper named Tyriece Travon Watson, who went by the stage name Lor Scoota, was fatally shot in broad daylight at a busy intersection in Friday, police said. He was 23 years old. Watson had just left a charity basketball in Baltimore game calling for "peace in the streets" when he was killed. He was driving in his car when an unknown black male wearing a white bandana stepped into the street and opened fire, Baltimore police said. Watson was brought to a local hospital but died from his injuries.
  • Baltimore led nation last year in homicide increase

    06/26/2016 1:53:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 25, 2016 | Jessica Anderson
    Baltimore had the highest increase in homicides in the nation last year, a criminologist commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice reported, with more than twice as many extra killings as the three cities that tied for second. The city suffered 127 more homicides in 2015 than in the previous year, Richard Rosenfeld wrote in "Documenting and Explaining the 2015 Homicide Rise: Research Directions," released this month by the Justice Department. Chicago, Houston and Milwaukee came in second with 61 more killings. Cleveland and Washington had 57 more.
  • Police detective says misleading narrative presented to grand jury in Freddie Gray case

    06/26/2016 6:50:18 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    Detective Dawnyell Taylor said in a daily log of case notes on the investigation that a prosecutor handed her a four-page, typed narrative at the courthouse just before she appeared before the grand jury. "As I read over the narrative it had several things that I found to be inconsistent with our investigation," Taylor wrote, adding: "I thought the statements in the narrative were misquoted."
  • Marilyn Mosby may have an ethical obligation to abandon the rest of the Freddie Gray trials

    06/25/2016 9:42:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    hotair.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    With the complete acquittal of Caesar Goodson this week, the argument being made by Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has essentially imploded. Goodson was allegedly the “most culpable” in the death of Freddie Gray and the one officer involved in the incident who might have been convicted on any sort of charges. There are still four more trials slated to take place, however, all of which would grind more salt into the wounds between City Hall and the police force. Should they even continue? Legal experts are weighing in on the subject and there’s a fair case to to be...
  • Marilyn Mosby Embarrassed Again

    06/23/2016 4:24:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Marilyn Mosby is 0-for-3. A third Baltimore cop was found not guilty of murder in the Freddie Gray case. This was officer Caesar Goodson, who Mosby told us was the most likely to be convicted. She's being humiliated here and is being shown to be an incompetent, unqualified prosecutor. BREAK TRANSCRIPT Yeah, I know. The Freddie Gray van driver: Not guilty. Three not guilties, all decisions from a judge. The prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, humiliated and embarrassed at Baltimore city hall. What a joke it was from the beginning. Remember all the great things that were ahead for...
  • Freddie Gray Case: Baltimore Officer Cleared of All Charges

    06/23/2016 1:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | June 23, 2016 | Chris Gordon
    The Baltimore police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray has been cleared on all counts, marking the second acquittal of an officer charged in connection with Gray's death. A third officer's trial ended in a hung jury. Police van driver Officer Caesar Goodson, 46, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office after Gray's death. He elected to be tried by a judge rather than by a jury. Judge Barry Williams found him not guilty on all seven charges Thursday. In the opinion he read, Williams said the prosecution failed...
  • Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control

    06/23/2016 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in over gun control legislation on Thursday, a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan labeled a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government. Mr. Ryan said he was “not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business.” He added, “This is about a publicity stunt and now a fund-raising scheme.” But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
  • Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges

    06/23/2016 9:29:01 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges ^ | June 23, 2016 | JESS BIDGOOD and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    BALTIMORE — The Baltimore police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury was acquitted on Thursday of second-degree murder and six lesser charges, leaving prosecutors still without a conviction after three high-profile trials in a case that has shaken this city. In his ruling, Judge Barry G. Williams rejected the prosecution’s claim that the officer, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., had given Mr. Gray a “rough ride” in the van, intentionally putting him at risk for an injury by taking a wide turn while Mr. Gray was not secured with a seatbelt. “The court...
  • Freddie Gray Van Driver Found Not Guilty of Murder

    06/23/2016 7:54:46 AM PDT · by LoneStarGI · 83 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | June 23, 2016 10:39 AM
    Office Caesar Goodson, who was driving the police van inside which Freddie Gray incurred his fatal neck injury, has been found not guilty of second-degree “depraved heart” murder Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Goodson, 46, has also been found not guilty on charges of manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.
  • Freddie Gray Case: Baltimore Officer Not Guilty of Murder

    06/23/2016 7:54:02 AM PDT · by Enchante · 53 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | June 23, 2016 | Staff
    The Baltimore police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty of second-degree murder Thursday, WBAL reports. Officer Caesar Goodson was also charged with manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office after Gray's death.
  • Judge questions Freddie Gray 'rough ride' theory; Query a concern for prosecutors of Baltimore...

    06/21/2016 10:59:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ryan M. McDermott
    BALTIMORE — A Baltimore judge on Monday questioned prosecutors’ theory that a police officer charged with murder in the death of Freddie Gray intentionally gave him a “rough ride” in a police van that caused the 25-year-old black man’s mortal injuries more than a year ago. Prosecutors had used the phrase “rough ride” in their opening arguments of Officer Caesar Goodson’s trial earlier this month, but Deputy State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe did not utter the term during closing arguments Monday. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams grilled Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow to clarify how he thought Officer Goodson had...
  • State: Baltimore officer caused black man's broken neck

    06/20/2016 9:42:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 12:28 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Prosecutors tried one last time on Monday to persuade a Baltimore judge to convict the driver of a police wagon in which 25-year-old black arrestee Freddie Gray’s neck was broken on the way to a police station. Both sides delivered closing arguments after more than five days of testimony in the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson on charges including second-degree murder and manslaughter. Other officers left Gray in handcuffs and leg shackles inside the paddy wagon, leaving him unable to protect himself from being slammed into the van’s metal walls during the ride. Prosecutors say Goodson “breached his duty” when...
  • Ravens Coach John Harbaugh Goes Trump With Call for U.S./Mexico Border Wall

    08/17/2015 9:55:59 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 17, 2015 - 12:26 pm | david francis
    Football coaches face a tough choice anytime they’re asked to play politics: Do so, and they risk alienating their fan base for a reason other than play calling or defensive schemes. Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh took the plunge Saturday, when he agreed with Donald Trump’s idea to build a border fence to keep out illegal immigrants coming from Mexico. At an otherwise boring press conference Saturday afternoon, Harbaugh, who’s won a Super Bowl and is no stranger to dealing with media, was asked a question about officiating during the ongoing NFL preseason. Somehow, his answer drifted into politics, with...
  • Surprise revelation threatens to derail latest Freddie Gray trial

    06/11/2016 1:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 11, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s been a bit of a bombshell dropped in the trial of Ceasar Goodson, the police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained his eventually fatal injuries. We previously discussed the decision by Goodson’s team to opt for a bench trial and allow Judge Barrie Williams to decide his fate rather than facing a jury, along with how that might impact his fate. Now, the early signs are that it might have been a wise choice. Williams is reported to have appeared “visibly angry” on the second day of the trial when it was revealed that prosecutors...
  • Baltimore judge scolds prosecutors for withholding evidence in trial of officer in Freddie Gray case

    06/09/2016 11:27:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 9, 2016 | Ryan M. McDermott
    BALTIMORE | The judge who will decide the fate of a police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray on Thursday blasted city prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence that could exculpate the officer. On the opening day of the trial for Officer Caesar Goodson, Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams said that prosecutors violated Maryland court rules when they failed to turn over to the defense a discussion with Donta Allen, the second man placed inside the transport van after Gray was injured. “I’m saying you don’t understand what exculpatory means. I’m telling you that this [evidence] needs...
  • Baltimore Cops To Sue Marilyn Mosby For ‘Malicious Prosecution’

    06/08/2016 9:48:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/8/2016 | Casey Harper
    Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby will face a slew of new counts, including malicious prosecution and false arrest in a lawsuit brought by two Baltimore cops, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter, two officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, filed suit May 2 against Mosby and Maj. Sam Cogen of the Baltimore Sheriff’s office for defamation and invasion of privacy. The suit alleges Mosby and Cogen knew the charges were trumped up, but filed them anyway to quell the riots that had ravaged the city.Michael Glass, the lawyer for the officers...
  • Another Baltimore officer accused in Freddie Gray case sues Marilyn Mosby

    06/07/2016 1:43:04 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 16 replies
    Lt. Brian Rice, one of six Baltimore officers charged in the Gray case, filed his lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Maryland on May 2, the same day two of the other officers — Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter — filed a joint defamation lawsuit against Mosby in state Circuit Court. Documents in Rice's case were first unsealed on Monday.
  • Rep. Cummings Apologizes After Daughter Used Congressional License Plates As Lyft Driver

    06/02/2016 5:26:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Like many recent college grads, Rep. Elijah Cummings' (D-MD) daughter Adia sought to earn some extra cash by driving for Lyft, a ridesharing service. Unlike most recent college grads, Adia was driving a car with congressional license plates--which is against the rules. After someone posted a picture of the car on Popville, Cummings apologized for his daughter's use of the plates. He then said that he would swap out the plate and that the car was not his official vehicle.Per the House of Representative rules, the plates are "only for the use of the Member and spouse, as well as...
  • Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Visits Cuba for Advice on "Economic Development"

    06/04/2016 6:59:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Remember how after Baltimore was half destroyed by rioters last summer Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s made headlines by claiming she gave Baltimore rioters "Space to Destroy?" She tried to walk back the unfortunate statement—but it only half-worked. In any case, as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, last week she was in (totally destroyed by Communism) Cuba leading a mayoral delegation which also includes Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans (among the murder capitols of the U.S.) "These meetings and visits will provide U.S. mayors and Cuban officials the opportunity to share best practices for providing city services in...
  • Two officers in Freddie Gray case sue state’s attorney for defamation

    05/25/2016 7:41:26 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    MSM News ^ | 25 May 2016 | Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector
    Two officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are suing Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for defamation and invasion of privacy. Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter, who are facing charges of involuntary manslaughter in the 25-year-old’s death last April, filed the lawsuit against Mosby, Baltimore sheriff’s office Maj. Sam Cogen and the state of Maryland on May 2, according to Baltimore Circuit Court records made public Wednesday. The officers claim that Mosby and Cogen knew the statement of charges filed against the officers and other statements made by Mosby at a May 1, 2015, news conference announcing...
  • Ferguson activist accused of prostituting a 17-year-old girl

    05/24/2016 8:07:40 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 13 replies
    Washington Pest ^ | 5/24/16 | Peter Holley
    A well-known activist who played a significant role assisting Black Lives Matter activists and other demonstrators in Ferguson and Baltimore was arrested last month in Prince George’s County and charged with prostitution and human trafficking. Police accuse Charles Wade — founder of Operation Help or Hush — of using online ads to organize meetings between a 17-year-old girl and Johns who paid her for sex, according to court documents. Wade was arrested, the documents state, on suspicion of setting up a meeting April 25 at a Howard Johnson Inn in College Park, where the teenager agreed to have sex with...
  • Prominent Black Lives Matter Activist Arrested for Pimping 17-Year-Old Girl

    05/19/2016 9:45:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Root ^ | May 19 2016 | STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.
    Ferguson, Mo., activist Charles Wade, who co-founded Operation Help or Hush, was arrested and charged with seven counts, including felonies for human trafficking, after an undercover cop responded to a Backpage.com ad for sex.Ferguson, Mo., activist Charles Wade, who has been a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement and is credited with co-founding the nonprofit Operation Help or Hush, was arrested in April and charged with human trafficking and prostitution. According to the Daily Caller, Wade was arrested after an undercover officer answered a Backpage.com ad listing for a 23-year-old prostitute. When the officer arrived at the Howard...
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested On Charges Of Child Trafficking

    05/19/2016 8:21:41 PM PDT · by Enchante · 28 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | May 119, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Charles Wade was arrested in April on prostitution and child trafficking charges. On April 25, he really got himself in a fix. He was arrested and charged with human trafficking and several prostitution-related charges. The police report notes, that as part of the charges, he is accused of allegedly pimping out a 17 year old girl in Prince George’s County, Maryland. So far, the Mainstream Media has been reluctant to share Mr. Wade’s current legal troubles. The Obama White House has no comment as well. Read more at http://dcwhispers.com/black-lives-matter-leader-arrested-charges-human-trafficking/#KRqBJWXVUZ8eSGVD.99
  • Black Lives Matter Activist Accused of Trafficking 17-Year-Old Girl

    05/19/2016 2:23:06 PM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    jezebel.com ^ | 5/18/2016 | Anna Merlan
    A prominent Black Lives matter activist in St. Louis was arrested in April and faces charges of human trafficking and prostitution against a 17-year-old girl. The activist, Charles Wade, said in a statement that he was helping the girl, who he believed to be 20, obtain temporary housing. Wade runs Operation Help or Hush, a charity that says it provides housing, food assistance and other forms of direct aid to both activists and local residents in general. Conservative news site The Daily Caller appears to have been the first to run a story about his arrest, but copies of the...
  • The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob Lie

    05/24/2016 9:18:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Show trial against officer ends in acquittal A white Baltimore police officer accused of wrongdoing in the highly politicized death of black career criminal Freddie Gray last year that sparked days of rioting has been completely exonerated by the courts. No matter what Baltimore’s corrupt Democrat-controlled political machine tries, it can’t manage to convict anyone in the unusual April 19, 2015 death of Gray, a 25-year-old man with a long arrest record. Gray passed away a week after his arrest after apparently suffering ultimately fatal injuries during transport in a police paddy wagon.
  • Baltimore Blames ‘White People’ After Cop Found Not Guilty In Freddie Gray Case

    05/24/2016 7:32:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | Connor D Wolf
    Baltimore city residents expressed disappointment in response to the city circuit court Monday finding a police officer not guilty in connection to the death of Freddie Gray. Officer Edward Nero was charged with several misdemeanor offenses after Gray died April, 2015, in his custody. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams found Nero not guilty of all charges just over a year later. Residents were not surprised given what they saw as racial bias in the criminal justice system. “White people are turning a blind eye,” resident Mumin Soweto told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We’re not the ones stirring up the...
  • The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob Lie-Show trial against officer ends in acquittal

    05/24/2016 5:16:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 24, 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob Lie Show trial against officer ends in acquittal. May 24, 2016 Matthew Vadum    A white Baltimore police officer accused of wrongdoing in the highly politicized death of black career criminal Freddie Gray last year that sparked days of rioting has been completely exonerated by the courts. No matter what Baltimore's corrupt Democrat-controlled political machine tries, it can't manage to convict anyone in the unusual April 19, 2015 death of Gray, a 25-year-old man with a long arrest record. Gray passed away a week after his arrest after apparently suffering ultimately fatal injuries during...
  • Judge in Freddie Gray-Officer Trial Grills Prosecutors

    05/19/2016 12:24:33 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    nbcwashington ^ | Juliet Linderman
    <p>A judge aggressively questioned prosecutors Thursday about why they charged an officer with assault in the arrest of Freddie Gray, and asked whether every officer who makes an arrest without probable cause should be charged with a crime.</p> <p>Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams grilled prosecutors during their closing arguments in the bench trial of Officer Edward Nero, who was one of three officers who chased Gray when he ran after making eye contact with an officer. Once Gray was in custody, officers found a knife on him, but the judge previously ruled that the knife's legality wouldn't be part of the trial.</p>
  • The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob LIE

    05/24/2016 3:33:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 24,2016 | Mathew Vadum
    A white Baltimore police officer accused of wrongdoing in the highly politicized death of black career criminal Freddie Gray last year that sparked days of rioting has been completely exonerated by the courts.
  • Travesty in Baltimore, Next Chapter: Officer Acquitted in Second Freddie Gray Trial

    05/23/2016 6:18:27 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    nationalreview ^ | May 23, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The officer should not have been charged in the first place. The second officer to be tried in the Baltimore prosecutions arising out of Freddie Gray’s death in April 2015 has been acquitted in a bench trial. The case against the officer, Edward Nero, was among the most inane brought by the incompetent, race-baiting prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby. As we’ve previously recounted, Gray died after suffering a severe spinal injury while in custody in a police van. Back in December, the first officer to be tried, William G. Porter, got a mistrial after a hung jury and is to be retried...
  • What Really Went Down in Baltimore (Long article)

    05/23/2016 2:08:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Baltimore. Freddie Gray. Arresting officer Edward Nero found not guilty on all charges. Not guilty on every single charge. He rejected a jury trial and chose a bench trial. For those of you in Rio Linda, that means he let the judge decide. It was a wise, wise move. He obviously figured he couldn't get a fair and impartial jury in Baltimore, given the racial component here. Now, this case... Let's go back and listen to Marilyn Mosby. She's the state attorney here, and this is the day -- it's May 1st of 2015, a little over...
  • Officer Edward Nero acquitted in Freddie Gray case

    05/23/2016 10:50:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’ve been expecting this news for a while and now it’s official. The bench trial for Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero – he of the Freddie Gray case – has come to a close and Nero was found not guilty on all charges. NBC News has the breaking story with ongoing updates One of the six officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty on all counts in Baltimore on Monday.Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams cleared Officer Edward Nero of charges of assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.Nero, 30, was one of two...
  • Baltimore Police Officer Found Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Death

    05/23/2016 8:42:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mariam Khan
    A judge found Baltimore police officer Edward Nero not guilty today on all four charges for his role in the events leading up to the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Nero, 30, had been charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office, all stemming from his actions during the initial stop and arrest of Gray, who suffered a catastrophic spinal injury while in police custody. Gray died one week later on April 19, 2015, and his death sparked days of violent protests in Baltimore.
  • Freddie Gray Arresting Officer Edward Nero Found Not Guilty On All Charges

    05/23/2016 8:07:04 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 75 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 05/23/2016 | News wire
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Freddie Gray arresting officer Edward Nero has been found not guilty on all counts by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Nero faced charges of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office. Nero waived his right to a trial by jury. His bench trial began May 12 and final arguments were heard Thursday. Gray, a 25-year-old black man from the Sandtown area of Baltimore, died on April 19, 2015 of a spinal cord injury he sustained while in police custody. His death set off more than a week of protests followed by...
  • Freddie Gray case--Officer Nero found not guilty of all charges

    05/23/2016 8:03:53 AM PDT · by TheConservator · 27 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/23/2016 | Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector
    Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty of all charges by a judge Monday morning for his role in the arrest of Freddie Gray. Nero, 30, had been charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office, all related to his role in Gray's initial...
  • Freddie Gray case: Officer Nero found not guilty of all charges

    05/23/2016 8:02:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 101 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector
    Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty of all charges by a judge Monday morning for his role in the arrest of Freddie Gray. Nero, 30, had been charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office, all related to his role in Gray's initial detention and arrest on April 12, 2015.
  • Maryland high court issues opinion in Gray case

    05/20/2016 7:49:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2016 10:45 AM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Maryland’s highest court has released an opinion explaining its recent decision to force an officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray to testify against his colleagues. The Maryland Court of Appeals issued its opinion Friday. Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbara writes that compelling Officer William Porter to testify while he awaits retrial is not a violation of his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself. …
  • DOJ Civil Rights Official: Investigating Policing ‘A Top Priority’

    05/18/2016 2:33:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 18, 2016 | 2:38 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    The head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said on Tuesday that investigating “policing work” is a “top priority.” […] (Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita) Gupta, who noted she was appointed in October 2014 by President Barack Obama shortly after the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., following the death of a black man in police custody, said the division investigates both individual officers who may have violated the law and entire police departments. …
  • Another Baltimore Show Trial Commences

    05/13/2016 8:21:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/13/2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    It’s quite as if the Black Lives Matter movement was running the city and the judicial system.
  • State orders Baltimore's election results decertified, begins precinct-level review...

    05/12/2016 3:00:09 PM PDT · by blueyon · 27 replies
    The Balitmore Sun ^ | 5/12/16 | By Luke Broadwater
    "State orders Baltimore's election results decertified, begins precinct-level review of irregularities " State Board of Elections officials on Thursday ordered the results of Baltimore's primary elections decertified — and launched a precinct-level review of irregularities. Linda H. Lamone, the administrator of the State Board of Elections, said she became concerned when city officials found 80 provisional ballots that had not been analyzed, and an unusually high discrepancy between the number of voters who checked in at polling places and the number of ballots cast. The number of ballots cast at the polls was higher than the number of check-ins at...
  • State orders Baltimore's election results decertified...

    05/12/2016 3:00:39 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 20 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 12 2016 | Luke Broadwater
    State Board of Elections officials on Thursday ordered the results of Baltimore's primary elections decertified... .... city officials found 80 provisional ballots that had not been analyzed, and an unusually high discrepancy between the number of voters who checked in at polling places and the number of ballots cast. The number of ballots cast at the polls was higher than the number of check-ins at the polls, she said. ....
  • Baltimore mayor bans travel to North Carolina, Mississippi

    05/11/2016 6:20:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2016 7:55 AM EDT
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has suspended all city-sponsored travel to North Carolina and Mississippi due to the states’ new transgender laws. Rawlings-Blake made the announcement Tuesday in a letter to city officials, saying she hopes the city’s efforts combined with those of other governments and companies “will push North Carolina and Mississippi” to change. …
  • ‘Poverty is a death sentence,’ Sanders declares during Baltimore stop

    05/02/2016 6:31:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | April 23, 2016 | John Wagner
    BALTIMORE — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders used a campaign stop Saturday in this economically challenged city to decry the difference between the life expectancies of the nation’s rich and poor, declaring that “poverty is a death sentence.” “If you are born in Baltimore’s poorest neighborhood, your life expectancy is almost 20 years shorter than if you’re born in its wealthiest neighborhood,” the senator from Vermont said, adding that “15 neighborhoods in Baltimore have lower life expectancies than North Korea. Two of them have a higher infant mortality rate than Palestine's West Bank.” Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, promised an...