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That is really a bs ruling imo.
I mean I get what it is saying, just think it over steps.
originally posted by: FraggleRock
I think it's important to note that Marilyn J. Mosby, the Baltimore State Attorney who brought these charges today only recently took office because people wanted change. She won her position on the platform of holding police accountable despite coming from 5 generations of law enforcement.
Some may call her actions today appeasement to the mobs. Maybe they are and maybe they aren't. What her actions are is her standing by her word to hold police accountable.
originally posted by: macman
a reply to: IAMTAT
Well, if they abused their power and caused harm, then they deserve to stand trial for their actions.
Too bad the population there in Baltimore couldn't resist in tearing apart their own town, and just waited to see what happens when an investigation actually works.
originally posted by: RedParrotHead
So, was the arrest illegal? The above make it clear that the stop and search was justified. And IF the knife was illegal was that enough to arrest...or is it a just fine? Seems like this could be opened up to a lot of debate...
Being that Gray was put on the ground, handcuffed, and a wagon was called to transport him to lockup, PRIOR to the search that revealed the knife, kinda sounds like he was arrested rather than detained to be questioned. It will ultimately come down to which version of the timeline the jury accepts.
originally posted by: Plotus
I think the trend will be that Blacks are emboldened to behave with out regard to the law, and in a manner contrary to the rules of law. I think that Ferguson showed us the acquittal of the 'White' officer was more reason to riot and cause civil disobedience, or to justify that behavior by Blacks. With that in view, it seems that those in charge of the Baltimore incidents viewed that scenario a great risk indeed, and that the officers were thrown under the buss as expendables. There is an ever growing divide manifesting in the United States, and I believe it will grow greater this Spring and summer to the point of regional race wars. Curious too, is the last couple years with FEMA camps popping up all over. No conspiracy, just curious to me. I live in a 50/50 Black White location in the state of North Carolina, and when the Ferguson and now Baltimore incidents happened, have encountered a definite sense of hostility from our Black community. While shopping, or in traffic or just day to day activities the tension is evident.
This decision seemed to be made in all due haste in order to satisfy the Black community.
Why should the cops get a special prosecutor? They can enjoy the same system they worked under and sent people into.
originally posted by: LOSTinAMERICA
originally posted by: TKDRL
a reply to: Indigo5
And people wonder why a lot of the public don't trust them anymore eh?
I don't trust either. That's why I don't put myself in those situations.
originally posted by: UnBreakable
This indictment is correct, in that of course he was severely injured. And thankfully this should delay any riots. I say delay because none of these cops will be found guilty. After a three week trial, they will walk. Book it. Then more riots will ensue, ala the riots after the cops walked from the Rodney King incident.