Retrial Set For Baltimore Cop Charged In Freddie Gray’s Death
After a mistrial, Baltimore Police officer William Porter will be re-tried in June.
12/21/2015 02:32 pm ET
A Baltimore judge has scheduled a new trial date following the mistrial of one of six officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.
William Porter’s first trial ended in a hung jury last week.
His new trial is scheduled to begin June 13. The other five officers will be tried before that, beginning next month.
Porter faces manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. Gray died April 19, a week after he suffered a broken neck in the back of a police transport wagon. Prosecutors say Porter is partially responsible because he didn’t buckle Gray into a seat belt or immediately call for an ambulance when Gray indicated he needed medical attention.
This is important. Because, continuing the cause for Justice for Freddie Gray IS important.
And, it’s important, because I want people to understand what a prosecution that WANTS to do the right thing looks like.
It looks like Marilyn Mosby and her department in Baltimore.
We find out about the re-trial of Porter the SAME day that we hear from Texas that there will be no indictment of anyone in the MURDER of Sandra Bland.
I will contend that there is no indictment, because we have yet, another example of a prosecutor’s office that NEVER INTENDED TO GET JUSTICE FOR MS. BLAND. And, only went through the farce of pretending in order to say, ‘ oh well, they didn’t indict- we’re helpless.’
Because, that is what happens, time after time, with the police murdering Black people in their custody. You have prosecutor’s offices who co-sign the murders by pretending to do work, but, in fact, do nothing.
THAT is why what Ms. Mosby did in Baltimore is so important.
And, why we MUST HAVE HER BACK!
Because, she’s up against a whole lot of evil that wants to keep the status quo, and saw nothing wrong with a man, who was perfectly healthy, 10 minutes before he ran into police, that arrested him for a charge that they STILL can’t explain -winds up dead with 80 PERCENT OF HIS SPINE SEVERED.
So, thank you, Ms. Mosby. We see you trying to fight for justice, and we appreciate it. We know it’s a lonely road, but it’s the right road.
100% in Marily Mosby’s corner.
THIS: I will contend that there is no indictment, because we have yet, another example of a prosecutor’s office that NEVER INTENDED TO GET JUSTICE FOR MS. BLAND. And, only went through the farce of pretending in order to say, ‘ oh well, they didn’t indict- we’re helpless.’
and I will contend that the timing of these announcements are PREMEDITATED, also too!
During the week of Christmas, while folks attention is on the holidays and their families.
WHAT ABOUT THE FAMILIES OF FREDDIE GRAY, SANDRA BLAND? They are without their child, their sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, grandaughters, grandsons.
We stand behind you Freddie Gray family and all the families who have had children who have been BRUATLLY KILLED by law enforcement.
We MUST stand and support Marilyn Mosby! Ms Mosby kept a campaign promise to address police brutality. She’s doing her JOB!
Sandra Bland’s family skeptical of ‘secretive’ grand jury proceedings that chose not to indict officers in Bland’s death
BY Laura Bult
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 10:48 AM
Sandra Bland’s family is skeptical of the “secretive” Texas grand jury
proceedings that decided not to indict anyone in connection with her
death inside a jail cell in Waller County, Texas.
“A secret process where secret evidence is presented to secret grand
jurors is not one we can trust or have confidence in,” Sharon Cooper,
Bland’s sister posted to Facebook a day after the decision, criticizing
the inability to access the evidence the grand jury reviewed.
A grand jury deliberated for 11 hours over sealed evidence on Monday
and decided not to bring charges against the Waller County jail staff
present at the time of Bland’s death.
No indictments in Sandra Bland’s death
By Emma Hinchliffe and Cindy George
Updated 10:51 pm, Monday, December 21, 2015
A grand jury refused Monday night to issue any indictments related to the death of Sandra Bland, who died in custody at the Waller County Jail in July, a decision expected to intensify the nationwide debate about the treatment of minorities at the hands of law enforcement.
The grand jury also decided Monday not to issue indictments to any staff of the Waller County Jail, said Darrell Jordan, one of five Houston-area lawyers appointed as independent special prosecutors. Earlier in the day at a Chicago news conference, the family of Bland, a black woman, had said they had no faith in the grand jury’s proceedings.