Fox News’s Megyn Kelly is outraged that Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who’s prosecuting the cops behind Freddie Gray‘s death, previously stated some basic facts about the criminal justice system.
“The criminal justice system … has historically and disproportionately affected so many communities of color, and what we’re seeing right now when we turn on the news and we open up the newspaper is that frustration,” Mosby said on April 28, according to Fox News. “So we will pursue justice by any and all means necessary.” (Source: Read more)
Freddie Gray suffered a single “high-energy injury” to his neck and spine — most likely caused when the police van in which he was riding suddenly decelerated, according to a copy of the autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
The state medical examiner’s office concluded that Gray’s death could not be ruled an accident, and was instead a homicide, because officers failed to follow safety procedures “through acts of omission.”
Though Gray was loaded into the van on his belly, the medical examiner surmised that he may have gotten to his feet and was thrown into the wall during an abrupt change in direction. He was not belted in, but his wrists and ankles were shackled, putting him “at risk for an unsupported fall during acceleration or deceleration of the van.” (Source: Read more)
Protesters and police accountability activists have been saying it for years, but now Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts has been forced to agree… the police are a big part of the problem in America today.
Commissioner Batts has only been on the job since 2012, but with 33 years of police service under his belt, he says that the perspective of a long career has demonstrated to him that law enforcement has taken some wrong turns.
Batts had previously been employed by the cities of Oakland and Long Beach, California.
On Monday, Batts spoke with CNN’s Evan Perez in what seems to be the most direct and honest admissions of police blame for the unrest that erupted in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: Oh well I guess we will see how this unfolds. Who is right Mosby or Nero? I don’t know because I don’t know the Baltimore laws.
(BALTIMORE) — One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray wants the police department and prosecutor to produce a knife that was the reason for the arrest, saying it was an illegal weapon.
The city’s top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, said Friday in charging the officer and five others that the knife was legal under Maryland law. She said that meant the officers had arrested Gray illegally.
The motion was filed Monday by attorneys for Officer Edward Nero in Baltimore District Court. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: Another black female in high places to add to the list that will have some ties to Baltimore by being a part of the Freddie Gray death.
Washington (CNN)Attorney General Loretta Lynch will travel to Baltimore on Tuesday for meetings with city officials, members of Congress, law enforcement officials, as well as faith and community leaders, a Justice Department official told CNN.
Also going from the Department of Justice are head of the Civil Rights Division Vanita Gupta, Director Ronald Davis of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and Director Grande Lum of the Community Relations Service. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: The family seems to be handling this as well as to be expected. However it is some people whom are not handling it so well and continue to post racial comments. Damn shame!
Freddie Gray’s relatives say they are going through the most difficult time of their lives — but they are encouraged by criminal charges brought against six police officers, and they are holding on to hope that his loss might change the country.
“It does me proud to see so many people caring for justice and raising the name of Freddie in that manner,” his stepfather, Richard Shipley, told NBC News’ Lester Holt in an exclusive interview.
“Maybe it’ll change laws,” he said. “Or maybe Freddie’ll be a martyr and his name will live on forever. And that makes us very proud.” (Source: Read more)
A popular fundraising website has disallowed contributions for the Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The Baltimore police union on Friday opened an account with the California-based GoFundMe.com website to raise money for six officers charged in the case. But a company spokeswoman said the page has been removed.
“GoFundMe removed the fundraising campaign created for the Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray,” spokeswoman Kelsea Little said. “GoFundMe cannot be used to benefit those who are charged with serious violations of the law. The campaign clearly stated that the money raised would be used to assist the officers with their legal fees, which is a direct violation of GoFundMe’s terms. Specifically, ‘campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts’ are not permitted on GoFundMe.” (Source: Read more)