Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby told reporters today that her office’s investigation, coupled with a medical examiner’s determination that Freddie Gray’s death was a homicide, led her to determine there is probable cause to file criminal charges.
“Transcript of Marilyn J. Mosby’s Statement on Freddie Gray”:
Good morning. First and foremost I need to publicly express my sympathies for the family and loved ones of Freddie Gray. I had the opportunity to meet with Mr Gray’s family to discuss some of the details of the case and the procedural steps going forward. I assured his family that no one is above the law and that I would pursue justice on their behalf.
To the thousands of city residents, community organizers, faith leaders and political leaders that chose to march peacefully throughout Baltimore, I commend your courage to stand for justice. I also commend the brave men and women, both in uniform and out, who have stepped up Monday night to protect our communities from those who wish to destroy it.
As the city’s Chief Deputy Prosecutor I’ve been sworn to uphold justice and to treat every individual within the jurisdiction of Baltimore city equally and fairly under the law. I take this oath seriously and I want the public to know that my administration is committed to creating a fair and equitable justice system for all. No matter what your occupation, your age, your race, your color or your creed. It is my job to examine and investigate the evidence of each case and apply those facts to the elements of a crime, in order to make a determination as to whether individuals should be prosecuted. This is a tremendous responsibility, but one that I saw and accepted when the citizens of Baltimore city elected me as the state’s attorney, and it is precisely what I did in the case of Freddie Gray.
Once alerted about this incident on April 13, investigators from my police integrity unit were deployed to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr. Gray’s apprehension. Over the course of our independent investigation, in the untimely death of Mr. Gray, my team worked around the clock; 12 and 14 hour days to canvas and interview dozens of witnesses; view numerous hours of video footage; repeatedly reviewed and listened to hours of police video tape statements; surveyed the route, reviewed voluminous medical records; and we leveraged the information made available by the police department, the community and family of Mr. Gray.
The findings of our comprehensive, thorough and independent investigation, coupled with the medical examiner’s determination that Mr. Gray’s death was a homicide that we received today, has led us to believe that we have probable cause to file criminal charges.
The statement of probable cause is as follows:
On April, 12 2015 between 8:45 and 9:15 a.m., near the corner of North Avenue and Mount Street. Lt. Rice of the Baltimore Police Department while on bike patrol with Officer Garrett Miller and Edward Nero made eye contact with Freddie Carlos Gray Jr.
Having made eye contact with Mr. Gray, Mr. Gray subsequently ran from Lt. Rice. Lt. Rice then dispatched over departmental radio that he was involved in a foot pursuit at which time bike patrol officers and Nero began to pursue Mr. Gray. Having come in contact with pursuing officers, Mr. Gray surrendered to Officers Miller and Nero in the vicinity in the 1700 block of Presbury Street.
Officer Miller and Nero then handcuffed Mr. Gray and moved him to a location a few feet away from his surrendering location Mr. Gray was then placed in a prone position with his arms handcuffed behind his back. It was at this time that Mr. Gray indicated he could not breath and requested an inhaler to no avail. Officer Miller and Nero then placed Mr. Gray in a seated position and substantially found a knife clipped to the inside of his pants pocket. The blade of the knife was folded into the handle. The knife was not a switchblade and is lawful under Maryland law. These officers then removed the knife and placed it on the sidewalk.
Mr. Gray was then placed back down on his stomach at which time Mr. Gray began to flail his legs and scream as Officer Miller placed Mr. Gray in a restraining technique known as a leg lace. While Officer Nero physically held him down against him will while a BPD wagon arrived to transport Mr. Gray.
Lt. Rice, Officer Miller and Officer Nero failed to establish probable cause for Mr. Gray’s arrest as no crime had been committed by Mr. Gray. Accordingly Lt. Rice Officer MIller and Office Nero illegally arrested Mr. Gray. Upon arrival of the transport wagon driven by Officer Caesar Goodson. Lt. Rice Officer Miller and Officer Nero loaded Mr. Gray into the wagon and at no point was he secured by a seatbelt while in the wagon contrary to a BPD general order. Lt. Rice then directed the BPD wagon to stop at Baker Street. At Baker Street, Lt. Rice, Officer Nero and Officer Miller removed Mr. Gray from the wagon, placed flexi-cuffs on his wrists, placed leg shackles on his ankles and completed required paperwork.
Officer Miller, Officer Nero and Lt. Rice then loaded Mr. Gray back into the wagon, placing him on his stomach, head first onto the floor of the wagon. Once again Mr. Gray was not secured by a seatbelt in the wagon contrary to a BPD general order.
Lt. Rice then directed Officer Goodson to transport Mr. Gray to the Central Booking & Intake Facility. Following transport from Baker Street, Mr. Gray suffered a severe and critical neck injury as a result of being handcuffed, shackled by his feet and unrestrained inside of the BPD wagon.
From Baker Street, Officer Goodson proceeded to the vicinity of Mosher Street and Fremont Avenue where he subsequently parked the wagon and proceeded to the back of the wagon to observe Mr. Gray. Despite stopping for the purpose of checking on Mr. Gray’s condition, at no point did he seek nor did he render any medical assistance for Mr. Gray. Officer Goodson returned to his driver’s seat and proceed toward the Central Booking & Intake facility with Mr. Gray still unsecured by a seatbelt contrary to a BPD general order.
Several blocks later, Officer Goodson called into dispatch that he needed to check on the status of his prisoner and requested additional units at Dolphin Street and Druid Hill Avenue. Officer William Porter arrived on the scene at Dolphin Street and Druid HIll Avenue. Both Officer Goodson and porter proceeded to the back of the wagon to check on the status of Mr. Gray’s condition. Mr. Gray at that time requested help and indicated that he could not breathe. Officer Porter asked Mr. Gray if he needed a medic at which time Mr. Gray indicated at least twice that he was in need of a medic. Officer Porter then physically assisted Mr. Gray from the floor of the van to the bench however despite Mr. Gray’s appeal for a medic, both officers assessed Mr. Gray’s condition and at no point did either of them restrain Mr. Gray per BPD general order nor did they render or request medical assistance.
While discussing the transportation of Mr. Gray for medical attention, a request for additional units was made for an arrest at the 1600 West North Avenue. Officer Porter left the vicinity of Druid Hill Avenue to assist in the arrest of another prisoner at North Avenue. Despite Mr. Gray’s obvious and recognized need for medical assistance, Officer Goodson in a grossly negligent manner chose to respond to the 1600 block of West North Avenue with Mr. Gray still unsecured by a seatbelt in the wagon without rendering to or summoning medical assistance for Mr. Gray.
Officer Goodson arrived at North Avenue to transport the individual arrested at the location of North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue at which time he was again met by Officer Nero, Miller and Porter. Once the wagon arrived, Officer Goodson walked to the back of the wagon and again opened the doors to the wagon to make observations of Mr. Gray.
Sgt. Alicia White, Officer Porter and Officer Goodson observed Mr. Gray unresponsive on the floor of the wagon. Sgt. White who is responsible for investigating two citizen complaints pertaining to Mr. Gray’s illegal arrest spoke to the back of Mr. Gray’s head. When he did not respond, she did nothing further despite the fact that she was advised that he needed a medic. She made no effort to look or assess or determine his condition.
Despite Mr. Gray’s seriously deteriorating medical condition, no medical assistance was rendered or summoned for Mr. Gray at that time by any officer.
After completing the North Avenue arrest and loading the additional prisoner into the opposite side of the wagon containing Mr. Gray, Officer Goodson then proceeded to the Western District Station where contrary to the BPD general order, he again failed to restrain Mr. Gray in the wagon for at least the fifth time.
At the Western District Police Station the defendant arrested at North Avenue was unloaded, escorted and secured inside of the police station prior to attending to Mr. Gray.
By the time Officer Zachary Novak and Sgt. White attempted to remove Mr. Gray from the wagon, Mr. Gray was no longer breathing at all. A medic was finally called to the scene where upon arrival, the medic determined Mr. Gray was now in cardiac arrest and was critically and severely injured.
Mr. Gray was rushed to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma where he underwent surgery. On April 19, 2015, Mr. Gray succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The manner of death deemed homicide by the Maryland Medical Examiner is believed to be the result of a fatal injury that occurred while Mr. Gray was unrestrained by a seatbelt in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department wagon.
All events occurred in Baltimore City State of Maryland. While each of these officers are presumed innocent until proven guilty, we have brought the following charges:
Officer Caesar Goodson is being charged with second-degree depraved heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, second-degree negligent assault, manslaughter by vehicle by means of gross negligence, manslaughter by vehicle by means of criminal negligence, misconduct in office by failure to secure prisoner, failure to render aid.
Officer William Porter is being charged with involuntary manslaughter, assault in the second degree, misconduct in office.
Lt. Brian Rice is being charged with involuntary manslaughter, assault in the second degree, assault in the second degree, misconduct in office and false imprisonment.
Officer Edward Nero is being charged with assault in the second degree intentional, assault in the second degree negligent, misconduct in office and false imprisonment.
Officer Garrett Miller is being charged with intentional assault in the second-degree, assault in the second-degree negligent, misconduct in office and false imprisonment.
Sgt. Alicia White is being charged with manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office.
While I am committed to transparency, what I have revealed here today is now a matter of public record. However, the evidence we have collected and continue to collect cannot ethically be released to the public and I strongly condemn anyone in law enforcement with access to trial evidence who has leaked information prior resolution of this case. You are are only damaging our ability to conduct a fair and impartial process for all parties involved.
I hope that as we move forward with this case everyone will respect due process and refrain from doing anything that would jeopardize our ability to seek justice.
To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America: I heard your call for ‘No justice, no peace.’ Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man.
To those that are angry, hurt or have their own experiences of injustice at the hands of police officers I urge you to channel that energy peacefully as we prosecute this case I have heard your calls for ‘No justice, no peace,’ however your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of Freddie Gray.
To the rank and file officers of the Baltimore Police Department, please know that these accusations of these six officers are not an indictment on the entire force.
I come from five generations of law enforcement. My father was an officer, my mother was an officer, several of my aunts and uncles, my recently departed and beloved grandfather was one of the founding members of the first black police organization in Massachusetts. I can tell you that the actions of these officers will not and should not, in any way, damage the important working relationships between police and prosecutors as we continue to fight together to reduce crime in Baltimore. Thank you for your courage, committee and sacrifice for the betterment of the community.
Lastly, I’d like to thank my team for working around the clock since the day that we learned of this tragic incident. We have conducted a thorough and independent investigation of this case. This independent investigation was led by my deputy state attorneys, Janice Bledsoe and Michael Schatzow, my investigators Wayne Williams, Avon Mackle and the hardworking investigative team that were here and still are very much committed to pursuing justice.
I’d also like the Baltimore City Police department particularly Major Branford of the homicide unit and Rodney Hill of the Internal Affairs Division for providing us with a hard copy of the investigative material yesterday, information we already had. And lastly. I’d like to thank Baltimore City Sheriff’s Department in assisting with us as an independent law enforcement agency with police powers.
To the governor to this great state of Maryland, thank you for expediting the autopsy report which enabled us to do our job.
Last but certainly not least, to the youth of the city. I will seek justice on your behalf. This is a moment. This is your moment. Let’s insure we have peaceful and productive rallies that will develop structural and systemic changes for generations to come. You’re at the forefront of this cause and as young people, our time is now.
All of these ‘thugs” posed bail.
so media pushing FOP bitching about Mosby. This shows us that she’s a force to be reckoned with and these good ole boys will do whatever they can to maintain the status quo.
Mr. Mooney for the WIN!
BWA HA HA HA
Any one know how much those killer cops bail was set at? And they are out already?
I’m hearing it was less than the bail those teens got for throwing rocks and breaking windows.
Yes, CNN just said they were released on bail (ranged from $250,000 to $350,000)
Good thing they didn’t break a window or bail would have been $500,000.
“A look at the six Baltimore police officers charged in the Freddie Gray case”
So I guess they made a point. Broken windows DO mean more than broken necks! Pigs!!!!
Nice try right wing media for your attempts at ‘SEE LOOK DA BLACK COPS KILLED FREDDIE!”
NAW SON, THE 3 WHITE COPS KILLED FREDDIE TOO.
Let’s do the math, CHILLINS’
3 COPS+ 3 COPS=6 MURDERING COPS
See how this works?
Well, if you look back at the charges, the three black cops and Brian Rice are charged with involuntary manslaughter. Goodson, the 45 year old van driver cop, also faces the highest charge of “second degree depraved heart murder.” That leaves the two white cops on bicycles and their highest charge is second degree assault.
We’ll eventually see the state’s evidence. Right now I have a lot of questions because the state’s narrative does not seem to take into account injuries inflicted before they rammed Freddie Gray into the van (although the “police manuever” is mentioned.) Why were they dragging him, why was he so limp? Witnesses saw that he couldn’t walk and the video doesn’t show him walking. But the state seems to have concluded that the fatal injuries occurred in the van, or that he would have survived his injuries if he were not denied medical attention which would explain why the van driver got the highest charge. But survived how? As a quadriplegic? And they had no reason to arrest him in the first place.
Goodson was the driver, so did he receive the highest charge because he was the driver and the van itself is considered the WEAPON = ‘rough-ride’?
And the other cops charged with assault are so because they inflicted the injuries prior to him getting in the van.
The misconduct and false arrest charges are obvious.
The depraved heart murder is some serious shit though, although I think they should all be charged with it, since none of them had the sense to take the wheel and insist on Freddie getting medical attention after they TORTURED HIM.
Yes, Freddie was injured before he got into the van. No doubt in our eyes and minds, Liza. Do you think the cops who handled Freddie and injured him initially should be charged with murder instead of 2nd degree assault?
Personally, if I had my way, i’d charge them all with depraved heart MURDER!
Yeah, I think the black cop driving the van is the highest charged because he saw Freddie Gray five times in the course of this ride and he never strapped him in or responded to his pleas for help or his obvious condition of being in a medical emergency. The other three get involuntary manslaughter as their highest charge because the state must believe they won’t be able to prove that they killed Freddie intentionally.
But I keep getting back to that “manuever” and the dragging of Freddie Gray’s limp body and shoving him in the van, hitting his head on the top of the van and I wish we knew more facts. The state would charge them as high as they believe they can.
Mosby’s got the evidence. Maybe she’s not revealing her entire deck. I defer to her at this point.
I was curious about that also. It seemed from just cursory reading on my part that the main injury occured before he was put in the van. Maybe this is the easiest to prove and they figure with more time, they can alter the charges but just wanted to get the men charged. Has an autopsy been completed? One that had an independent person involved? I think there is much more that will come out.
And the van injuries were from not being strapped in. The only way I see this happening is if he already had broken or cracked vertebrae and his spinal cord was bruised or even severed, and the rough handling of the cops and bouncing around in the van did further damage to his spinal cord, he was denied medical care, and the injuries became fatal.
All I’m saying is that man was injured before being dragged and shoved into the van.
And the Black driver’s going down with the highest charge. We’ll see.
Yeah. We only have the basics of the state’s narrative and no evidence. But Freddie Gray was gravely injured before he ever was put into the van and I don’t think they can convince us otherwise. But you’re right, we’ll see.
I don’t have sympathy 4 Blacks cops, I expect white cops 2 be sociopaths after 400 years of brutal white supremacy. But Black cops? Really?
100 % Co-SIGN!
They were taught to dehumanize.
They should have chosen charm school, because all that police department taught them is SELF-HATE.
Rich isn’t it?
The fact that the FOP are yapping about ‘conflict of interest, ‘rush to judgement, yada ,yada, yada, and yet the cops chase down and kill unarmed citizens, racially profile, shackle citizens for carrying a knife, sever there spine and vocal cords and kill them before they get DUE PROCESS
SOUNDS LIKE A RUSH TO JUDGEMENT TO ME.
How could anyone dumb enough to write that on Facebook be an asst prosecutor?
Yup. The Mayor Rawlings-Blake can learn a whole lot from brave young Ms Mosby!
And Police Commissioner Batts needs to go. The man is poison. Pure, unadulterated evil.
Those 3 black cops were TAUGHT to dehumanize BLACK PEOPLE. No excuse though, NONE WHATSOEVER.
Think about how much SELF-HATE that took.
YES; AND THEY ARE COPS, FAUX NOISE They are part of the CULTURE that tortures, beats, sever spines, ‘rough-rides, stark, racial profiles. NEED I SAY MORE?
skeptical brotha @skepticalbrotha
three of the murderers of #FreddieGray are African-American, which proves that not all our skinfolk are our kinfolk. pic.twitter.com/6KtOProrIH
Yep, IN THIS CASE, YOU ARE COPS FIRST, BLACK SECOND!
We don’t have it twisted. It’s the SYSTEM that spits out these morons & murderers, and it needs to be dismantled.
My Hair Is Laid Like … the Women of Baltimore
This week powerful black women, doing things, who are taking care of business (or not) have emerged during the media frenzy surrounding the horrific death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who sustained injuries that led to his death while in police custody. In this painful tragedy, it’s hard to find a positive strand to cling to, but thankfully in Baltimore, sisters (and their versatile hair) truly are doing it for themselves, and are front and center in the fight for justice and peace in this debacle.
Unfortunately, when you have women at the front of anything someone is going to say, “Yeah, yeah, yeah … she’s smart and stuff but how does my penis feel about her?” Despite no one … NO ONE … caring about your dumb boner. But less bonerific conversations did evolve online and on social media surrounding the hair of these successful women. Because, while it’s probably too late for you to go back to college, get a law degree and become Marilyn Mosby, you can probably take a photo of her to your salon and get her signature look.
This inaugural column, My Hair Is Laid Like …, is about black women being great and their hair, kind of just being there, being great with them. In this week’s column we take a look at the women of Baltimore with this unscientific, completely meaningless list of them ranked by how their hair was laid.
Tucker Carlson’s Site: ‘Sexy’ Baltimore Prosecutor Flashed ‘Crazy Girl Eyes’
ByAHIZA GARCIAPublishedMAY 1, 2015, 4:57 PM EDT 9857 Views
A sports editor at the Daily Caller, the conservative news site run by pundit Tucker Carlson, described the Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby as “sexy” and said he “wouldn’t mind being unrestrained in the back of Ms. Mosby’s paddy wagon” in an article published on Friday.
Earlier in the day, Mosby announced her decision to charge six police officers allegedly involved in the case of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore man who died from injuries sustained while in police custody.
In the Daily Caller article, headlined “Let’s Be Honest: The Baltimore State’s Attorney Is Kind Of A Smokeshow,” sports editor Christian Datoc wrote:
Throughout the presser, the 35-year-old prosecutor managed to maintain a fiery, authoritative demeanor AND flashed some serious “crazy girl” eyes, a combination which — if truth be told — I found incredibly sexy.
Fuck Tucker Carlson, which in this case, he can take that bow tie he wears and shove it where the sun don’t shine.
He’s part of that Fox crowd that get off on the dumb blonde,skirts up -to -their-crotch-wearing bimbos. Dude,
Can’t go there with SA Mosby; she’s GOT BRAINS, and that’s what frightens whitey.
Thanks for playing though, MOFO!
So predictable. They can try to demean and discredit her all they like, but Marilyn Mosby ROCKS!
Right about now, there are so many Attorney Generals male and female, and politicians alike all around this country, wishing they had even an ounce of her fierce courage, honor, integrity and conscience to do the right thing. To do the right thing on behalf of the voiceless constituents they’re supposed to be serving.
Always quick to reduce a woman in order to expand their own sense of worth. Pathetic and predictable as usual…….
YOU ARE UGLY, SERGEANT BAILEY LEONARDO & SO TRANSPARENT!
These MOFOs aren’t going to go down without the fuckery. He’s trying to set the stage for chicanery, shenanigans, they are out there trying to provoke the citizens, to keep a presence to justify their power.
In other words, they want to play VICTIM.
WE SEE YOU!
We are an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TRUTH-TELLING CLUB HERE.
Let it be know to white supremacist FOP, and media fools, that 3 black officers charged with Freddie’s murder does not have any bearing on the other 3 whites being charged.
ALL 6 OFFICERS have been charged, all were apart of a sick, oppressive, suppressive system of POLICE BRUTALITY, RACISM, & TORTURE AND DENYING FREDDIE GRAY MEDICAL CARE, WHICH LEAD TO HIS DEATH.
BLACK, GREY, BLUE, WHITE, ASIAN, HISPANIC…..YADA, YADA, YADA.
For the Black officers, the SELF-HATE it took for you to deny Freddie care runs deep.
YOUR NAME LOU, YOU GO TOO!
Well, here they are…
And there you have it! All 6 of them work in a PD that obviously did not place a high value on BLACK LIVES. And the self-hate had to run so deep for the 3 black officers.
They were complicit in his DEATH, and they ALL need to be CONVICTED. PERIOD
And he has a daughter. But remember they are posting these family photos to show their humanity for the INHUMANE ACTS they performed on Freddy to sway the jury future pool.
Let’s see what image they post for the 3 black officers. I’M JUST SAYING.
Because some or maybe all or none will or will not get convicted.
photos shown of 6 cops on CNN 1 black female 2 black males and 3 white males
CNN is trying to play attorney. GO AWAY ERIN BURNETT!
We must push for a CONVICTION for all of these DEPRAVED COPS!
Do we care if 3 of the 6 officers charged with criminal acts of manslaughter, ‘depraved heart murder,’ false arrest, misconduct, 2nd degree murder, etc.etc, etc.?
YOU DO THE CRIME, YOU DO THE CRIME!
YOUR NAME LOU, YOU GO TOO!
So now here comes the pretend TV lawyers and yackers attempting to TRY the case, before it goes to trial.
She sho did!
The van driver…
To the van driver: BLACK, African American, Hispanic, White, or Asian.
YOUR NAME LOU, YOU GO TOO!
This might be him, the person who tweeted this in response to DM doesn’t seem 100% sure.
I like the way Mrs Mosby jumped in the middle of it all. She spoke nothing but the FACTS!
Hey folks, the #gofundme campaign for #BaltimorePolice has been removed from the site. GONE! *Boom*!
Good. It’s GOTOJAIL time now.
Today in Baltimore:
Every time I see a photo of Freddie’s mom, she looks so withdrawn, empty, still in shock. We must continue to lift her up in prayer. Our mothers are suffering. I can’t even imagine how utterly devastating it must be for them to hear and come to terms with the news that their sons & daughters have been murdered by police for NOTHING.
Reporter to MarilynMosby: What do you think needs to be done to make sure what happened to #FreddieGray doesn’t happen again?
Reporter: How are you going to get there?
Marilyn Mosby: You’re getting it today!
LOL She’s holding these reporter to a higher standard too, for asking STUPID QUESTIONS
The same police officers who assumed the worst of, and arbitrarily took into custody for no reason, an innocent young man walking on Sunday morning minding his own business, hurting and murdering him within minutes, are insisting that the State Attorney who’s just indicted them after a month of thorough investigation, has rushed to judgement. Oh the irony!
They’ve gotten so used to dragging their feet on these police cases, so much so that a one month investigation of a case where the police couldn’t even come up with a plausible charge or report for that matter, is considered ‘a rush job’.
We need more fearless, integrity-filled, competent, selfless Ms Mosbys.
Before I get into my post here, I would like to have you look at this photo. I just realized that Freddie had been wearing a gray hoodie. You can see it falling away as they bring Freddie to his feet. This is important because when we look for Freddie in the street surveillance videos, we need to know that he was wearing this gray hoodie with his blue pants. Here is that photo—>
Okay, now on with my post:
In his April 30, 2015 interview with Grant Stern, Kevin Moore who filmed Freddie’s Gray’s last moments, Kevin Moore said:
I have been viewing the street surveillance tapes today:
Just BEFORE Kevin Moore began videotaping, I have found that the two bike officers in yellow were standing above Freddie and each officer had a foot on him….one officer had his foot on his neck.
To see this go to timestamp 11:38 on this street surveillance video which was released by the Baltimore Police and published by them on April 24, 2015:
When you go to timestamp 12:28 you can only see one officer in yellow there because they had dragged Freddie to the location where Kevin Moore started videotaping.
Because I knew to look for Freddie running in a gray hoodie, I found him running with his hood up at timestamp 10:03. If you go back a second or less from timestamp 10:03 you can see that he is running by the distance he has covered in such a short time. (toward the viewer on the path/road on the right)
Here is the photo I mentioned at the beginning of my post above. Notice Freddie’s gray hoodie:
Okay. I see that the video I wanted to post was part of a series group, and the first in the series came out instead of what I wanted. I will go get the one I wanted posted.
Okay, let me try this:
You will have to go through the playlist and choose 14 of 16 with the number 2101 on it.
I am going to post something with two links in my next post. It may go into moderation.
This young woman just set a new and long overdue standard for justice and politics in America. No more mealy-mouthing. No more shuffling, disappearing acts. Terrified that the police union won’t support your bid for the next political office. No more shirking your responsibility because you don’t want to step on corrupt police toes. No more turning a blind eye and sacrificing innocent black lives for the furtherance of ones political career.
This young woman is bravery personified and not only am I proud of her, I’m in complete awe of her! God bless her!
Reposting this here too, ellihass!
noun: precedent; plural noun: precedents
1. an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.
“there are substantial precedents for using interactive media in training”
synonyms: model, exemplar, example, pattern, previous case, prior
Today, SA Marilyn Mosby set a PRECEDENT.
HA! That’s why the pundits are trying to play catch up today, backtracking on their so-called speculations and gyrations.
Good, off the streets and hopefully NOT GETTING PAID LEAVE!
There I was weeping on the previous post, wondering where everyone was Ametia, I had no idea there was a new post.
…Out of Baltimore
Reactions when Marilyn Mosby announced all 6 officers would be charged in the death of Freddie Gray.
The reactions are VISCERAL.
Dear JoyAnn Reid, That’s how real women do their job. With fearless integrity they soldier on and let the chips fall where they may.
ALSO TOO, Dear Melissa Harris Perry…..
I know I might hurt a few feelings, but please allow me to get this off my chest:
I live in California, and Kamala Harris our state Attorney general has a lot to learn from this young woman. A whole lot.
When you take on a position, it’s not about you and your political future. It’s about doing the right thing for the constituents who elected you, and more importantly, looking out for the down-trodden and voiceless in our society. For far too long, they’ve all played along, to get ahead and have done so to the detriment of the voiceless who had nobody but the A.g’s to look out for them. And so many have been murdered at the hands of police in California, and not a peep from our AG. Not a peep. She wouldn’t even give even the most basic response when asked about Ferguson.
Go on and get it off your chest, eillhass.
When folks show you who they are, BELIEVE them. I ain’t mad with you.
Often, it takes someone to step out and be bold to lead the way. Mosby did that.
TAKE NOTES KAMALA HARRIS!
noun: precedent; plural noun: precedents
1. an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.
“there are substantial precedents for using interactive media in training”
synonyms: model, exemplar, example, pattern, previous case, prior
Today, SA Marilyn Mosby set a PRECEDENT.
Wesley Lowery ✔ @WesleyLowery
““There is no basis in fact to question her integrity or independence in this matter.” – Schmoke, who was Baltimore’s first black mayor
Friday, May 01, 2015
THE RIGHT HAS A NEW ERIC HOLDER
Six cops now face criminal charges in the death of Freddie Gray:
Baltimore’s chief prosecutor charged six police officers on Friday with crimes including murder and manslaughter in the arrest and fatal injury of Freddie Gray….
The state’s attorney for Baltimore, Marilyn J. Mosby, filed the charges almost as soon as she received a medical examiner’s report Friday that ruled Mr. Gray’s death a homicide, and a day after the police concluded their initial investigation and handed her their findings.
It’s being argued that she should recuse herself, in part because of her ties to the Gray family’s lawyer:
Right-wingers nationwide are echoing this. That’s rich, because when you talk about any campaign finance reform in this country, right-wingers howl about money being free speech and accuse you of hating the Constitution. Also, I know of no right-wingers who thought Staten Island DA Dan Donovan should have recused himself in the Eric Garner chokehold case, even though he’s been endorsed by New York police unions, including Patrick Lynch’s Patrolemen’s Benevolent Association. (Donovan, of course, did not obtain an indictment in the Garner case, and is now running in a special congressional election, which he’s expected to win this coming Tuesday.)
The other reason the Baltimore cops don’t like Mosby?
By that logic, she shouldn’t be allowed to run for a local elective office at all, because any issue of great concern to her constituents is likely to be of great concern to his. Do we want that to be a constraint on anyone who wants to run for office? What’s the standard?
When Mosby ran, she ran as someone who’d deal with this issue in the way her constituents hoped she would:
MAY 1, 2015, this day is for you too, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown Jr., Tamir Rice, Eric Gardner.
Marilyn Mosley! BlackGirlMagic!
A step toward justice for Freddie Gray
Whatever challenges Ms. Mosby faces in bringing this case — starting, we’d bet, with an effort by the officers’ attorneys to change the venue to anywhere but Baltimore City — we are glad that she is doing so. Not because we are certain of the officers guilt — they must, as Ms. Mosby pointed out, be presumed innocent until a jury finds otherwise — but because we need the kind of public airing of the facts that only a trial can provide.
Ms Mosby’s hair was indeed LAIDT! LOL
Welp! At least Kevin Moore didn’t MALICIOUSLY KILL anyone!
Lots of good points in this article:
“A step toward justice for Freddie Gray”
5 out of 6 officers are in police custody .#FreddieGray #BalitmoreUprising #MarilynMosby
Thanks for posting this.
Remember, the Rodney King cops who beat him to bloody pulp were acquitted, even after that video of the evidence of beating went viral.
This morning’s statement by SA Mosby could be the beginning of this for police department brutality and corruption nationwide:
Maybe this will give courage to future whistleblowers within police departments.
I believe it Ametia, I believe it.
She’s a BADD AZZ.
Here comes the threats…
“Your husband’s running for office. It’d be a shame if something bad were to happen to his career.”
No one is scared of your threats, white supremacy. KMA!
inexcusable, horrible threat!
Ha! This PROVES is how DAMAGING these charges are against the KILLER COPS.
Ya’ll know Ms. Mosby ain’t no fool and was raised by fools either.
They only say this ish on the ‘net. Like we used to say when I was a kid, “I double dog dare them to go to Baltimore and say this ish.”
Adam Serwer @AdamSerwer · 44m44 minutes ago
Some perspective on how big a deal this is: Cleveland has not finished its investigation in to the November 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice
deray mckesson @deray · 10m 10 minutes ago
“There charges may be an entrance into systemic and structural change, weakening the institutional power of police depts. #FreddieGray”
this is so important
the numerous charges are very very important
INDEED the charges are IMPORTANT. Despite, setting fires to cop cars and a CVS, and throwing bricks, these charges are the TRUE INDICATION OF THUGGERY!
Si the governor just wants to talk about the protests and nothing about the cops. Eh!! They are going to try and change the narrative again. Are they gonna try and rile people up tonight with some dumb shit! Everyone stay peaceful and do not play into their game. Pay attention. We see them.
The Governor does not want the protest to continue. He wants this to all die down (PUN intended) but the good folks of B-more aren’t going away, and he knows it.
Do doubt they will bring out their brand of fuckery, so folks should stay on high alert.
Gov. Hogan’s a REAL PIECE-O=SHIT
Get your ass to jail, killer cops
LMAO Yes, they were “DILIGENT” in KILLING Freddie Gray.
What else are they going to say. Even with the evidence, these clowns are going to DENY it.
Diligent in protecting eachother. That other van stop wasn’t in any of the 6 reports??? Yeah….disgusting
You see just how far the ruthless mofos will go. Extra stop wasn’t even in the report.
CLASP THE PEARLS! Police officer who are HIRED to defend & protect are HOMICIDAL CRETINS!
The west precinct was only 2 minutes away, and yet:
They “rough-rode” Freddie alright.. TORTURED & MURDERED him.
A run for his money.
State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby came from a lineage of family in this business. I believe she’s up for the task ahead of her.
Ms. Mosby is the major reason there should be no unregistered, eligible person in the U.S. who cares about cleaning up our police departments who sits his/her ass at home on any election day.
deray mckesson @deray · 1h 1 hour ago
“I can’t even type all of the charges. She is handing them the book y’all. CHILLS. I have chills. #FreddieGray
Asked what can be done so that this never happen again.
MM: “ACCOUNTABILITY, and you’re seeing that today.”
Yep, this is an instance where we ARE seeing accountability. MM has given us a blue sky day today.
May there be more such blue sky days across the U.S.
Casear Goodson Jr. being charged with SECOND DEGREE MURDER. Was he the one that crushed Freddie’s spine and vocal cords?
I don’t think so because he also has 2 manslaughter charges “by vehicle.”
Thank you, yahtzee. Keep me straight lady. LOL
ANGELA COREY, TAKE NOTE!
Don’t forget Missouri’s Bob McCulloch. Now that is an interesting comparison. From Jim Crow to the 21st century.
Yes Liza, THEM, ALSO TOO!
She’s asking for peace, as the case is prosecuted. “Your peace is sincerely needed.”
I think the citizens of Baltimore should keep up the protest, don’t let up, until these mofos are in court. Because these mofos in blue will not go down without some shidiggety going down!
All of the protests must continue. The cops are going to fight this!! And we know that they tend to not play nice.
AGREED! Peacefully, and let the prosecutor do her job.
deray mckesson @deray · 20m 20 minutes ago
Victories without continual pressure being applied will lead to scalebacks. Yes, the protests will continue. #BaltimoreUprising
FOP calls on prosecutor to recuse herself, defends officers
F.U.C.K the F.O.P!
FOP must be realizing that its days of unquestioned power are waning away.
The spokesperson for the Fraternal Order of Police lives in an alternate universe. If none of the six officers is responsible for the death of Freddie Gray, then why is he dead? Why do they keep this up as though everyone in the country is a knuckle dragging fool and will believe or accept whatever they say? I’m tired of being spoken to as though I’m an idiot, and I imagine everyone else is too except for cop worshipers.
That was part of the absolute disgust on Mosby’s face.
Yes…unfortunately they seem to support officers whether they are right or wrong.
FreddieGray had a legal knife. No switchblade on him. The lying mofos need to rot in prison and then from there to hell.
This is absolutely incredible and I must say unexpected. But this young woman, Marilyn Mosby, just made my day. She gives me hope.
I’m in tears. I can’t even see to type right now.
Liza, I couldn’t stop my tears.
I cried too. I was so shocked and felt a small spark of hope. Ahhh a small spark can ignite a passionate fire.
ALL OF THIS!
There’s a long way to go, to be sure. And Freddie Gray is never coming back, nor are any of the others. But the State of Maryland just stood up for justice and equality before the law and said that no one is above the law, including the police. And their messenger is exactly who we’ve hoped for, long before we knew her name or who she is or where she came from. That is what is so incredible about these moments, they are like gifts from God.
This is how justice should ALWAYS be!
FULL VIDEO is now posted! Thank you.
Ok Prosecutor, it’s your turn, because these mofos are already lawyered up and will probably have the backing of the B-more police union for those $$$
They already do. Why would the fop not just admit that their officers broke the law? That power is so needed that you would forget that your job is to uphold not obstruct the law?
This is a very encouraging first step by a very intelligent and courageous woman. Congratulations from Canada to our American brothers and sisters. I hope this is just a beginning of much needed justice reform and an example for everyone, everywhere.
Hi Barb. Thank you and welcome! Baltimore citizens needed this breakthrough. it’s a start by Ms. Mosby, and it did take courage to step out and show folks here how it’s done.
I was touched when I read one of your journalists article earlier this week. He has been in Baltimore reporting on the protest. He said that even though he’s white, he’s very afraid of America’s police officers. It’s amazing that he can see what many here claim that they can’t see. The difference between him and them is that he actually cares that all citizens in every country is treated with respect by law enforcement.
All 6 of them, y’all!
6 officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death http://usat.ly/1GLPdyg
As it should be, because ALL 6 of them LET Freddie Gray go without MEDICAL TREATMENT, after they INJURED HIM
Take your place in History, Marilyn Mosley! I bow down and salute you.
Marilyn Mosby was livid and I could feel that she was thoroughly insulted as any sane American would be that these MOFOs would concoct such FUCKERY, and think we’d buy it.
SHE THREW DOWN THE GAUNTLET!
Yes! She did throw down the gauntlet!
Marilyn Mosby: I have heard your calls for no justice, no peace.// Pass the Kleenex, y’all. I can’t stop the tears. *sobbing*
See, this is why I kept on harping on what they charged Mr. Gray with.
How you gonna MURDER someone you had NO REASON TO ARREST IN THE FIRST DAMN PLACE!!
And now the article come out about Marilyn Mosby saving B-more. She did her job this morning, and set the tone. She threw down the gauntlet and let the rest of these folks know they better COME CORRECT!
It’s going to take everybody’s efforts to SAVE BALTIMORE, and State’s Attorney Mosby has RISEN THE BAR. Folks better JUMP UP TO IT.
SG2, where are you. Tweet it BABY!
ALL over it!
Here are the charges:
I can’t believe it.
I honestly can’t believe it.
Hey sista! Go sista! Soul sista! Go sista!
Badass! Marilyn Mosby!
State’s Attorney Mosby gave us all HOPE this morning.
Yes she did. She is helping to bend the long arc of the moral universe towards justice.
I pray for Freddie Gray’s family he was chased down, injured, and killed for ABSOLUTELY
This may be the saddest part of all of this. Killed for living.
…. WHILE BLACK
So….the cops are gonna fight this?? Of course….all this talk about accountability is only really intended for single black mothers, looters, men killed by cops for being black and anyone that’s not a cop.
Yes; they’re going to fight this. it’s called DUE PROCESS, which Freddie Gray did not receive, because they KILLED HIM!
THE DEAD NEVER GET DUE PROCESS, especially at the hands of killer cops.
[Breaking news update at 11:01 a.m.]
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City
Video is UP! Thank you.
I am still waiting for the full statement., which she lists the charges. but this will do for now!
I just posted the charges above.
How many others!!!!! How many, america!!!!
Six police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said today.
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. And two officers are charged with several counts, including second-degree assault.
CNN & the rest of the JACKALS can’t SPIN, as they will try what just went down here!
And….they violated his civil rights. Bring it doj
They also need to get these convicted in court by the PROSECUTOR. We’ll see
Wow! The disgust and anger from Attorney Mosby was palpable, at least I could sense it.
Now we need to get those mofos LOCKED UP.
Yes, the prosecutor needs to get the conviction in court.
Well, it’s a positive development, I guess. I just hope that the people who need enlightenment are paying attention.
Ha! That is the conundrum, isn’t Rachel?
She brought it. Proud of this lady! U could see the anger, and the hurt in her.
Every bit THIS. Her father would be proud of her, I know. Having the courage to acknowledge her long-standing relationship with police and doing her job to make sure the citizens are lawfully PROTECTED, well there is certainly cause for the folks in B-more to have some semblance of HOPE.
She looked disgusted.
Thoroughly DISGUSTED. But she DID HER JOB. and put these folks on NOTICE
And now it’s up to the prosecutor.
Thoroughly DISGUSTED, but she did her job, and put the rest of the folks who have their jobs to do, to DO IT, LAWFULLY.
HOMICIDE. LET’S GET THOSE CONVICTIONS!
THANKS yathzee! Good to have it written too. Gracias!