They Still Can't Hear That? Although all police and media investigation mostly focused on what happened or did not happen inside the police van, eyewitness accounts suggested that the white cops involved used unnecessary force against Gray during the arrest outside the van—a claim naturally denied by all officers involved [would you expect them to admit to crimes?]. [MORE] and [MORE] and [MORE]. Witnesses said the arresting cops, who were white, "folded him" and had "their knees in his back." Despite video evidence of the Gray arrest showing that he was struggling to walk and that his legs appear to be limp, racist suspect media and cops just don't see it. Gray's screams however are unavoidable.
Mind Blocked [they still don't see that]. Dr. Blynd explains that racism is a virus in the mind. The racist mind is blocked from seeing things as they are. Osho explains that "Your mind can manipulate your eyes, but your ears you cannot close. They are always open... The eyes can be manipulated more easily, the mind can play tricks with the eyes. With ears it is more difficult to play tricks." -- "I Heard you twice the 1st time." [MORE] and [MORE]
From [HERE] Two white police officers involved in the fatal arrest of Freddie Gray have agreed to face modest internal discipline, bringing a quiet end to the proceedings against them two and a half years after Mr. Gray’s death in police custody prompted violent protests in Baltimore and fueled a national debate over the way the police treat minorities.
Officers Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero agreed to face “minor disciplinary action,” according to Michael Davey, a lawyer for their police union, who would specify neither their punishment nor the allegations they faced. He said the move ensures they can “continue their careers with the Baltimore Police Department.”
Mr. Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died of a spinal cord injury after he was arrested, handcuffed and placed in a police wagon without a seatbelt, leading to nights of rioting, looting and arson in a city with a long-simmering distrust of the police. Prosecutors in Baltimore charged six officers in the arrest and death of Mr. Gray, which was seen as a watershed moment for activists demanding greater accountability from the police.
But criminal convictions proved elusive. After one mistrial and three acquittals in the first four officers’ trials, prosecutors dropped the remaining cases. Last month, the Justice Department announced it would not file federal charges against the police officers, saying the “evidence is insufficient” to show that they violated Mr. Gray’s civil rights.
Five of the officers were set to appear publicly before trial boards to face internal disciplinary proceedings, which experts say have a lower standard of evidence than criminal cases. The decision by Officers Miller and Nero, who faced up to a five-day suspension, according to The Baltimore Sun, means they will no longer need to appear for the public proceeding.
But Billy Murphy, a Baltimore lawyer who represents the family of Mr. Gray, called it a “secret deal.”
“Nobody can determine whether the disciplinary action against the police was fair,” Mr. Murphy said, adding, “It’s impossible for the public to know whether the post-trial proceedings constituted a just result.”
Mr. Gray was walking in the Sandtown neighborhood on an April morning in 2015 when he made eye contact with a police officer and fled on foot. After officers pursued Mr. Gray, he was then arrested and loaded into a police van, in handcuffs and without a seatbelt, and driven through the neighborhood. He was later found unresponsive and not breathing in the back of the van, and died of a spinal cord injury.
In legal words, the cops stopped him for no valid reason when they caught Mr. Gray in violation of his 4th Amendment Rights. They also unlawfully searched him after their initial unlawful seizure. At least in regards to white citizens, without more, flight or running from the presence of cops is not a basis for arrest and does not establish probable cause. [MORE]