Breaking News – Officers Charged In Freddie Gray Murder

no legs44Courtesy of CNN:

Six police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Friday. One officer — the driver of the police van — has been charged with several counts, including second-degree depraved-heart murder. Another officer has been charged with several counts, including manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. Two other officers have been charged with several counts, including involuntary manslaughter. An additional two officers are charged with several counts, including second-degree assault.

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21 Responses to Breaking News – Officers Charged In Freddie Gray Murder

  1. 40Watt says:

    Don’t miss this – http://www.msnbc.com/andrea-mitchell-reports/watch/congressman–it-is-a-new-day-in-baltimore-437673539820

    Rep. Cummings: ‘Thank God’ Marilyn Mosby and her team sought justice
    Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings addresses the public Friday following State Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s announcement that criminal charges would be filed against the officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest.

    • irishgirl999 says:

      Sorry, I was missing for a while. I was making potato pancakes using a recipe from my Clinton Street Bakery cookbook. They were divine by the way!

      That interview was fantastic. Elijah said exactly what needed to be said. I watched the Marilyn Mosby news conference earlier on and I must say I was mightily impressed with that woman. She obviously was determined to do the job to which she was elected. She is also drop dead gorgeous.

  2. 40Watt says:

    I was going to post this before the news of prosecution came down. I think it still needs to be read –

    …many white people (on blogs and in social media) to refer to black Baltimoreans as “animals” for their actions.

    But “animals” is a misnomer. People – including police officers – are punished for killing or doing harm to domestic animals. Baltimore has busted dog fighting rings and sent offenders to prison for animal cruelty. In 2014, former Baltimore City police officer Alec Taylor was sentenced to a year behind bars for killing a dog. That might not seem like much, but it is longer than the sentences given to the killers of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd or 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones…

    If African Americans were indeed animals, perhaps they would have organizations like People for the Ethical Treatement of Animals to stand up for their “ethical treatment”.

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/28/black-baltimore-residents-arent-animals-we-punish-people-for-killing-animals

    • titlewave says:

      If African Americans were indeed animals, perhaps they would have organizations like People for the Ethical Treatement of Animals to stand up for their “ethical treatment”.

      If African Americans were indeed animals, perhaps they would be treated more humanely.

    • irishgirl999 says:

      We have a seat belt for Ali (our dog).

      It seems to becoming clear now that they roughed him up in the van as well. Roughed him up is the wrong word. They tied him up like a slab of meat and let him slide and slip and break his neck as they drove all over the place. Just how many times did they get out of the van to see whether they had killed him?

      I hope those fuckers rot in hell.

      • ProfessorCanine says:

        “We have a seat belt for Ali (our dog).”
        Fuck that shit.
        Go Romney on Ali…….

  3. 40Watt says:

    Sorry, I seem to be taking over the thread BUT – Freddie Gray did NOT have a switch blade! That was what was on the charging sheet. It was a lie. He had a pen knife which, obviously, is not illegal.

    • irishgirl999 says:

      They told so many lies and it became increasingly obvious. Yesterday, when that new stop was mentioned, I think people realised at that stage that the gig was up. The officers were obviously colluding and trying to create a narrative that had nothing to do with the truth.

      • Moles says:

        It still seems not to have penetrated their neanderthal skulls that one person with an iPhone (or whatever) can bring the whole scene crashing down round their ears.

  4. MrsGunka says:

    I hope and pray this is the beginning of the end to these police murders! If they realize there are cameras everywhere now, perhaps they won’t think they are above the law. Time to do some serious housecleaning in the police departments around the country and get these sickos out of there! If they know they can and will end up in prison, perhaps they will think twice!

  5. ProfessorCanine says:

    I’m fascinated by the one charge she is hanging on the one cop.

    Depraved-heart murder, also known as depraved-indifference murder, is an American legal term for an action where a defendant acts with a “depraved indifference” to human life and where such act results in a death. In a depraved-heart murder a defendant commits an act even though he knows his act runs an unusually high risk of causing death or serious bodily harm to someone else. If the risk of death or bodily harm is great enough, ignoring it demonstrates a “depraved indifference” to human life and the resulting death is considered to have been committed with malice aforethought aka premeditation.[1] In most states, depraved-heart killings constitute second-degree murder.[2]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depraved-heart_murder

    • titlewave says:

      I wondered about that one too- I’d never heard it before. Very fitting.

    • MrsGunka says:

      Thank you! I had never heard of it before. I hope this will be pointed out to everyone. It sounds like what the military washes out of them when they go to war to kill for any reason. I don’t remember this kind of thing from wars of my remembrance. Like the torture that has been allowed to prisoners also. Cutting off fingers for souvenirs! Killing everyone in a house to find it was just old people or women with small children. The gun thinks for them! Kill! Kill! Kill! They don’t think nor does it register in their mind they are taking a life – by any means!

    • irishgirl999 says:

      I had never heard the term before, but it sounded fitting.

      • 40Watt says:

        It’s interesting – maybe only to me – that a depraved heart murder is a different charge from second degree murder but then in Scots Law there aren’t all these degrees. The definition of murder in Scots law: Murder is constituted by any wilful act causing the destruction of life, whether intended to kill or displaying such wicked recklessness as to imply a disposition depraved enough to be regardless of consequences.

        The depraved heart concerns me. I can see lawyers creating a grand old drama: “Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, who but God can tell what is in a man’s heart?” And so on and so forth. Wicked recklessness is less slippery.

  6. ProfessorCanine says:

    Ms.Mosby with Chris Hayes last night.

    “At the end of the day I’m here to do my job,” Mosby said. “It’s about applying justice fairly and equally to those with and without a badge. Did I treat this case any different in the pursuit of justice? No, I didn’t.
    “Law enforcement is instilled within my being. I understand and respect that the majority of police officers are risking their lives day in and day out,” Mosby said. “Recognizing that, I also know that some officials usurp their authority. … When they do that, you have to hold those individuals accountable.”
    “Am I worried about any sort of backlash? Absolutely not. Did I rush to judgement? Absolutely not,” Mosby said.
    “You have to change the culture of what’s happening in the police department, and you do that by holding them accountable,” she said.

    http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/baltimore-states-attorney-speaks-to-all-in-438019139769

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