Freddie Gray Case | State vs Officer William Porter | Day 5

Freddie Gray sketchBaltimore (CNN)—Cell phone video recordings of Freddie Gray screaming and being dragged to a transport wagon on April 12 were too much on Thursday for Gray’s mother, Gloria Darden.

She was in court while the recordings were being shown to the jury in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer William Porter.

He’s the first of six city police officers to go on trial in the closely watched case involving Gray, a 25-year-old black detainee who died after being shackled and placed without a seat belt in a police van. The case set off riots in this port city this past spring.

At the conclusion of this important evidence for prosecutors, Darden began to sob — the only sound in what was a very silent court room.

Jurors who had been taking extensive notes on the video recordings turned their attention to this mother still overcome with grief.

Judge Barry Williams immediately called for a break as Darden was led out of the courtroom. She later returned for the remainder of the day’s testimony.

Live coverage: http://bsun.md/liveblog

About SouthernGirl2

A Native Texan who adores baby kittens, loves horses, rodeos, pomegranates, & collect Eagles. Enjoys politics, games shows, & dancing to all types of music. Loves discussing and learning about different cultures. A Phi Theta Kappa lifetime member with a passion for Social & Civil Justice.
This entry was posted in Current Events, discrimination, Institutional Racism, Jim Crow laws, Justice, Justice for Freddie Gray, News, Open Thread, Police bruality, Police violence, Racial Profiling, Racism, Violence, White Supremacy and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Freddie Gray Case | State vs Officer William Porter | Day 5

  1. Like

  2. Like

  3. Like

  4. Like

  5. Like

  6. Like

    • racerrodig says:

      “..or thought they were speaking as witnesses, not suspects”

      But we know them as “Defendants” My how things changed for them.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s