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Breaking: Freddie Gray Arresting Officer Found 'NOT GUILTY' On All Charges

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posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:12 AM
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Breaking: Baltimore Cop Found 'Not Guilty'!

Small groups of protesters are already gathered outside the courthouse...so there may be some trouble.
Conversely, it's also conceivable that tempers have subsided by now...but I wouldn't bet on it.

This verdict was just released and the story and it's reaction is currently developing.


2 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 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.

Nero is one of six officers charged in relation to Gray’s death, and the second to be tried. Officer William Porter’s trial ended in a hung jury and mistrial in December.

Four other officers — Officer Garrett Miller, Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White and Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. — have not yet been tried.

Goodson’s trial, which was already delayed once, is set to begin June 6. He was the driver of the van that transported Gray from the spot where he was arrested to the police station. When the van arrived at the Western District police station, Gray was already critically injured and unresponsive.

Goodson faces charges of second-degree depraved heart murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, two counts of vehicular manslaughter and misconduct in office.

This is a developing story.


baltimore.cbslocal.com...
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posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

well this won't be good...

I was curious as to the race of the judge and it appears that he is African American

www.baltimoresun.com...


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posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Can't be called racial decision. Judge was African-American.


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posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Good. I guess the witness's statement who was inside the van held some weight, that Gray threw himself around on purpose, causing injury. I am sick of Cops being hung out to dry for none other than finding someone other than the suspect to blame.
Let's hope things stay peaceful around there and everywhere else.


iTruthSeeker
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posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

2nd degree heart muder?


Justice is blinded by greed, power, and money.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:26 AM
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Like all these other cases of Thugs Lives Matter, the facts were simply not on the prosecutions side...



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:27 AM
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originally posted by: NewzNose
a reply to: IAMTAT

2nd degree heart muder?


Justice is blinded by greed, power, and money.


I noticed that too. What exactly does that mean? Honest question - I've never heard of "2nd degree heart murder," and I'm just curious as to what it is.

The first two posts, of course, regard race. Can't even get a single reply without someone pulling that card.

Incredible.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:28 AM
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I am sure we will see a civilized reaction to this in Baltimore....


Anywho....on to the next racial fiasco.....seems we are due for another one soon. Maybe this time it will combine mass shooting, terrorism, race, religion, gender, politics etc, so we can just get the story out of the way all at once.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: RomeByFire
I noticed that too. What exactly does that mean? Honest question - I've never heard of "2nd degree heart murder," and I'm just curious as to what it is.


Depraved indifference. Similar to manslaughter.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: RomeByFire

originally posted by: NewzNose
a reply to: IAMTAT

2nd degree heart muder?


Justice is blinded by greed, power, and money.


I noticed that too. What exactly does that mean? Honest question - I've never heard of "2nd degree heart murder," and I'm just curious as to what it is.

The first two posts, of course, regard race. Can't even get a single reply without someone pulling that card.

Incredible.


No idea what heart murder means.

As for the race replies....what do you think this case was about? It was made about race and that is the main reason it is even in the news. My stance is always the same....regardless of any defining characteristic of a person, if you commit crimes then be prepared to pay the piper.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: NewzNose
'Heart-Murder'...I remember looking this up earlier.



In United States law, depraved-heart murder, also known as depraved-indifference murder, is 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, defendants commit an act even though they know their 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.

n some states, depraved-heart killings constitute second-degree murder, while in others, the act would be charged with varying degrees of manslaughter.


en.wikipedia.org...



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:41 AM
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Looks like those States Attorneys failed again !!




posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:44 AM
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It should be a loooooong weekend.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:49 AM
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I wonder if Obama will care to comment.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:53 AM
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originally posted by: RomeByFire

originally posted by: NewzNose
a reply to: IAMTAT

2nd degree heart muder?


Justice is blinded by greed, power, and money.


I noticed that too. What exactly does that mean? Honest question - I've never heard of "2nd degree heart murder," and I'm just curious as to what it is.

The first two posts, of course, regard race. Can't even get a single reply without someone pulling that card.

Incredible.


The Gray case was about race and political grandstanding on the back of Gray's race from day one. Let's not pretend that race is just now being introduced into the conversation about it, shall we?



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: iTruthSeeker

The witness in the van said they forced his testimony. Follow the case much?



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 10:54 AM
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I am sick of Cops being hung out to dry for none other than finding someone other than the suspect to blame.


How many how have been "hung out to dry" compared to the number of deaths involving cops?

Very few are indited much less convicted.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: iTruthSeeker

He never said that, he said he heard noises. And this officer had nothing to do with that I believe, he want one or the officers that transported him.



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 11:04 AM
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originally posted by: Stevenjames15
a reply to: iTruthSeeker

The witness in the van said they forced his testimony. Follow the case much?


From what I recall the witness inside the van gave an interview to local news saying that the investigators had embellished his statement, which was that he simply heard what sounded like Gray banging his head against the wall.

One of the officers is the one who was compelled to testify.

Yes, I follow the case "much."



posted on May, 23 2016 @ 11:04 AM
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originally posted by: iTruthSeeker
a reply to: IAMTAT

Good. I guess the witness's statement who was inside the van held some weight, that Gray threw himself around on purpose, causing injury. I am sick of Cops being hung out to dry for none other than finding someone other than the suspect to blame.
Let's hope things stay peaceful around there and everywhere else.


iTruthSeeker


This was a witness testimony that he threw himself while in the news release this morning, it states that the cause of death was that he was thrown forward from the van's deceleration and that he wasn't wearing a seatbelt. For that high-energy of an impact, that would not only put the bolt hole in his head, but sever his spine, the van must have slammed his brakes. So what was it, the van suddenly stopped or he threw himself?




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