Maybe an "Ex-Military/Dead Terrorist" Broke Freddie Gray's Spine or Did He Fold Himself Up Like a Crab? Only "Imagined" Proof that White Cop Murdered Black Man
Yet Another High Powered, Super Aggressive and Relentless, Hard Fought Prosecution Fails. If Blacks & Latinos were prosecuted with this lack of zeal then the prison population would probably be cut in half! (think of the limp wristed prosecution of George Zimmerman. White prosecutors go after Black kids who snatch I-Phones like their lives depended on it!). Nevermind What You See & Hear on Video. Just Believe Whatever the White Media & Cops Tell You. Repeat over & over.
From [HERE] and [HERE] Prosecutors in Baltimore have failed for the fourth time to secure a conviction in the Freddie Gray case, with Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams acquitting Lt. Brian Rice of all charges related to Gray's arrest and death.
The prosecution “failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that it was the defendant’s failure to seatbelt that led to the death of Mr. Gray,” said Judge Williams, methodically dismantling the case against the officer, Lt. Brian Rice, as he read his decision calmly and quietly from the bench in his cavernous downtown courtroom. “Failing to seatbelt a detainee in a transport wagon,” Judge Williams said later in his ruling, “is not inherently criminal conduct.”
Lieutenant Rice, 42, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct while in office. It was he who first called in the foot chase after Mr. Gray, who had fled after he saw Lieutenant Rice while he was walking with friends in downtrodden West Baltimore. And it was he, prosecutors said, who climbed into the van with Mr. Gray but failed to secure him with a seatbelt, which they said set in motion of chain of events that led to Mr. Gray’s death.
“Lieutenant Rice was on notice that he was to seatbelt a prisoner,” Ms. Bledsoe said. “He was on notice that you had to use extreme caution.”
“If he had broken that chain, taken one small measure of compassion or humanity, Freddie Gray would still be alive,” said Janice Bledsoe, a prosecutor, during closing arguments here last Thursday, who argued that Lieutenant Rice’s high status in the department meant that he should have been aware of rules about transporting prisoners.
Judge Williams said prosecutors failed at several levels to prove its allegations. The prosecution wanted the court to presume Rice had read a general order mandating that officers seat belt prisoners, Williams said, but failed to prove it. There was also no evidence that Rice was aware that failing to seat belt a prisoner might result in injury or death, the judge said.
And while the prosecution was able to prove that Rice made the decision to shackle Gray, and to transport Gray to the police department's Western District rather than central booking, the state presented no indication as to why.
"There are a number of possibilities the court could entertain, some that are innocent and some that are not. However, the burden of proof rests with the state, and the court's imaginings do not serve as a substitute for evidence," the judge said. Like the 'imagined evidence' in the Dallas and Baton Rouge episodes played out in the court of mainstream white media? No proof necessary with "dead terrorists" who confess to their murders prior to the crime and post online accounts of their criminal plans.