Freddie Gray’s Death Ruled a Homicide, says the State Prosecutor
If I heard correctly, it is now an assault to not seatbelt a person in a vehicle. If that person somehow hurts themselves in the vehicle the driver of the vehicle can be charged with assault. If that person happens to die while not being restrained, the driver can be charged with second degree murder!
Parents make sure your children are restrained, Teens, make sure your friends are restrained. Attorney Marilyn Mosby is coming for you! She is
So without a thoughtful consideration of an actual investigation, or a full investigation of her office, Marilyn Mosby has rushed into her first big case, in her politically acquired new job. Although she claims a thorough investigation, she also claims the investigation is not complete. Although she claims transparency, during the news conference she only offered very sketchy information regarding the ‘illegal’ actions of the officers, and completely ignored any exculpatory evidence which clearly seems to exist which may clear police of any wrong doing.
SO which is it? Thorough or incomplete? Transparent or opaque?
“On Thursday, as police handed their investigative files over to the state attorney’s officer a day earlier than planned, supporters of the former insurance company lawyer expressed confidence in Mosby’s ability to handle the volatile case.”~ NY Times
A Former Insurance Company Lawyer? Seriously? The list of charges on these officers is not humorous in the least, but the fact that this Insurance Lawyer thinks they are in any way appropriate, well that is! What an enormous reach!
This news conference showed that she doesn’t have all the facts, which she clearly admits, during her concession speech to the Terrorists/ Rioters. It is clearly not possible that she has conducted a careful review and understands exactly what may have occurred in the police van. As an insurance company lawyer, I understand her feeling seatbelt use is a serious issue, yet the non use of one rising to the level of second degree murder, is mind-boggling.
This obviously, ‘over-her-head’, unqualified for the position, political hack has conceded, yielded or formally surrendered, to real criminal behavior in order to prosecute ‘possible’ criminal behavior. With a hasty, fear induced news conference, she has given her blessing, and ‘ceded’, the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland to the Terroristic / Criminal behavior that has terrorized the area since the funeral of Freddy Gray.
She relieves power from the government and hands power to the Terroristic hordes that are swarming for justice in our country theses days.
Well first off, it is supposed to be blindfolded, so that those seeking justice don’t discriminate in their efforts to administer it.
Marilyn Mosby, as a prosecutor should understand that, but she has opened her mouth and shoved her foot all the way into her lower intestines.
Sorry so graphic, but what else, if not that, is she doing to the idea of justice being enforced without discrimination.
Her news conference today screams injustice.
Marilyn Mosby, who stands for justice, for the store owners, who are actual victim’s of a serious crime, Arson. Who stands for justice for the hundred officers that have been actually Assaulted. Who goes to battle for justice for those who have lost their jobs and wages, inventory due to the violence and thievery that surrounds your city?
This death she is charging the officers with homicide for though sad and tragic may not be the result of any crime. Do police sometimes make errors in judgement? Yes. Could that have contributed to this case, absolutely. But, Second Degree Depraved Heart Murder, for the Van driver? Just a bit presumptuous don’t you think?
The injury which lead to Gray’s death, may very well have been the result of, an intentionally, self-inflicted, yet unexpected, fatal injury, induced by, none other than, Freddy Gray.
So, in essence, she’ll destroy the careers of six officers, with absolutely trumped-up charges, when in actuality aside from some bad judgement, they may very well have done nothing criminal.
She says she has heard the cries for, “No Justice, No Peace!” We all have, or should I say seen their fury and violence, and felt their force of indiscriminate rage. However, that is not a reason to throw five men and one woman under the steamroller of, knee jerk, reactionary, witch hunt, justice. All six people who had contact with Gray, being charged with his death? Really?
Something stinketh in Denmark. Could it be Mosby feels she is placed here to right all the wrongs of the ‘communities of color‘ so disproportionately represented in the system?
Some statements taken from:
“Our time to repair that trust, to come together collectively as a community to start to break down the barriers to progress in our communities is now,”
“As a black woman who understands just how much the criminal justice system disproportionately affects communities of color, I will seek justice on your behalf.”
~ Marilyn Mosby
A. Dwight Pettit believes she will, “deliver on doing it right, and getting it right. I’m confident in that…. She’s very dedicated and part of what she campaigned on was bringing integrity to the office, and so I believe that she will move in a methodical way, and I think that she will follow where the evidence leads. I do not think she will follow just public opinion.”
~A. Dwight Pettit, a civil rights attorney and Mosby supporter
“We’re enthusiastic about the new prosecutor,…….She comes to the office with a belief in the integrity of these kinds of investigations. We have much more confidence in her than we have in the police because there’s never been any level of confidence, nor should there be, in the police investigating themselves.”
~William “Billy” Murphy Jr., a former Baltimore judge who is now the lead attorney for Gray’s family.
The Report added this little nugget:
The people on Mosby’s transition team included former Mayor Kurt Schmoke, former congressman and NAACP president Kweisi Mfume and William “Billy” Murphy JR, who is now representing Gray’s family.
In listening to her statement I couldn’t help being somewhat shocked at this. Mosby also condemned a number of leaks critics said were designed to spin the narrative in favor of police.
“While I am committed to transparency, what I have revealed here today is now a matter of public record. However, the evidence that we have collected and continue to collect cannot ethically be released to the public,” Mosby said. “I strongly condemn anyone in law enforcement with access to trial evidence who has leaked information prior to the resolution of this case. You are only damaging our ability to conduct a fair and impartial process for all parties involved. I hope that as we move forward with this case everyone will respect due process and refrain from doing anything that will jeopardize our ability to seek justice.”
“Last but certainly not least, to the youth of this city: I will seek justice on your behalf. This is a moment. This is your moment. Let’s ensure that we have peaceful and productive rallies that will develop structural and systemic changes for generations to come. You’re at the forefront of this cause. As young people, our time is now,” ~ Marilyn Mosby.
Cause? Our time is now? To the youth of this city I seek justice on your behalf?
A prosecutor isn’t about ‘a cause’, except the cause of prosecuting crime. A prosecutor seeks justice for the people, not any specific, socio-economic, racial, or age, etc., etc., group of people!
She condemns the release of evidence, yet releases her selected bits and pieces to color this as an abuse of police power
Mosby is closely connected with the NAACP and the Gray’s lead attorney? Is that perhaps just a hint at a conflict of interest.
To wrap this up. Mosby definitely has a conflict of interest, in terms of her close ties with the NAACP, and The Gray Family’s lead attorney. Her own statements during this news conference show she may be acting as an activist prosecutor as opposed to an unbiased agent of Justice, which she is supposed to be. Even if she is not, her statements are more than curious.
It seems that The Baltimore City FOP, thinks so too.
They state along with that which I’ve already suggested, that Her husband is another conflict of interest . They rightly believe he may be politically affected depending on Mosby’s success or failure in this case.
Mosby is married to Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby, who represents areas of West Baltimore where riots erupted earlier this week.
Sort of a local, Political Power Couple, if you will. Might they be pursuing grandiose future ambitions?Could this help?
A veteran Baltimore defense lawyer, Warren Brown said the following about Mosby and her conflict of interst as reported at usnews.com:
“…..the prosecutor’s decision would be inextricably linked to her and her husband’s political aspirations. He said Mosby is being pressured to indict the officers on murder or voluntary manslaughter charges in Gray’s death, which he doesn’t think the evidence supports.
“She is a politician; her husband is a politician. This is a watershed event,” Brown said. “There’s a lot of collateral damage if she does not indict. For her and her husband, they would be drummed out of office. There’s no way they could survive in the city, let alone ask people to vote for them at a later date. She’s going to find a way.” ~http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2015/05/01/baltimores-prosecutor-faces-big-test-4-months-into-job
Yet one more Mosby quote from the pix11.com source:
“Baltimore prosecutors get to see it all in court — we’ve got the toughest job in America,” ~Marilyn Mosby (after her political election to the post)
How did being an Insurance Company Lawyer qualify her running for that office? Wouldn’t you want and need an actual Criminal Lawyer for such a position? After all it is the toughest job in America!
She has shown that our governmental bodies do negotiate with Terrorists. Now every other city facing these kind of threats are going to get ‘The Baltimore Treatment’, because it works, or at least they think it does!
Gonna be a lot of bonfires this summer!
I wish the people of Baltimore would have elected a person to the prosecutors office that was a Criminal Prosecuting Attorney, not an Insurance lawyer.
That is the lesson learned in Baltimore this morning. Burn government property, commercial property, private property, Shoot up the town, Harm the residents, and if you do it violently enough, you can get justice for your local personal Freddy Gray too. No matter what real justice should actually look like.
Here are the, almost laughable, charges, if it weren’t so serious. They are a huge stretch.
Officer Caesar R. Goodson, Jr.: Second degree depraved heart murder; involuntary manslaughter; second-degree assault; manslaughter by vehicle (gross negligence); manslaughter by vehicle (criminal negligence); misconduct in office
Officer William G. Porter: Involuntary manslaughter; second degree assault; misconduct in office
Lt. Brian W. Rice: Involuntary manslaughter; two counts of second degree assault; manslaughter by vehicle (gross negligence); two counts of misconduct in office; false imprisonment
Officer Edward M. Nero: Two counts of second degree assault; manslaughter by vehicle (gross negligence); two counts of misconduct in office; false imprisonment
Officer Garrett E. Miller: Two counts of second degree assault; two counts of misconduct in office; false imprisonment
Sgt. Alicia D. White: Involuntary manslaughter; second degree assault; misconduct in office.
Get yourselves good Criminal Defense Lawyers, they should be able to handle an Insurance Company Lawyer with eye-popping biases.