Freddie Gray case | State vs Officer Edward Nero | Not Guilty

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Judge Barry G. Williams is scheduled to issue a ruling Monday in the case of Officer Edward Nero, one of six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Nero, 30, is charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office, all related to his role in Gray’s initial detention and arrest on April 12, 2015.

Nero has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Gray, 25, suffered severe spinal cord injuries while in the back of a Baltimore police van, prosecutors say. He died a week later.

Williams is expected to hand down his ruling at 10:30 a.m.

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82 Responses to Freddie Gray case | State vs Officer Edward Nero | Not Guilty

  1. rikyrah says:

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    • Liza says:

      I’ve had a few thoughts about the judge myself especially after reading Lizz Brown’s tweets this AM. It’s like this, y’all. Some folks in certain positions get these rare opportunities to take a stand, to make history, to do something that is truly groundbreaking and meaningful. Some of these folks understand that and some don’t, the opportunity flies right on past them. Well, Judge Williams didn’t get it.

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      • I am so angry at his black azz.

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      • Liza, not guilty on all fucking counts. We saw Freddie Gray being dragged to the van. He couldn’t walk under his own power and not guilty on all fucking counts. God help us!

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      • Liza says:

        I know, SG2. From looking at what they did that young man, it seems a hell of a lot more likely that his neck was broken when the cops assaulted him. And his spine was probably severely bruised and maybe even partially severed at that point. And, of course, the rough unrestrained ride in the van probably did make the horrific injury much worse which is why it was 80 percent severed by the time he got medical attention. I cannot be convinced that Freddie Gray was able to walk after the initial assault, CANNOT be convinced. The family got paid, which means the PD and this judge know those cops are guilty as hell.

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      • The Judge know damn well the city didn’t pay them for nothing. I can’t with these damn negroes in a position to bring about change and act like they’re scared. Got dammit!

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      • Liza says:

        Yeah, he probably didn’t get to be a judge by taking controversial positions. And whatever he’s got, he wants to keep it. Marilyn Mosby, however, has got the right stuff as they say.

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      • Liza, we should have seen it coming when the judge said he won’t be swayed by emotion.

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      • Liza says:

        Yeah, that’s right. And, if I recall, didn’t he cut short the testimony about FG’s injuries?

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      • I’m not sure. But no audio from the video was allowed, he wasn’t going to be moved by emotion. Just all kinds of fuckery.

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      • See, fix was in.

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    • Ametia says:

      I CONCUR 100%!

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  2. Ametia says:

    THIS RIGHT HERE

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  3. Ametia says:

    Megyn Kelly practically gave Trump a BLOW JOB, during her interview.

    McKesson? Tried to whip him real good, talking ’bout those cops like that!

    So she’s really into S & M, huh?

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  4. Ametia says:

    Elijah Cummings, shilling for HILLARY……

    NEGROES GETTING SHOT & MURDERED BY KILLER COPS,

    STAY CALM.

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  5. rikyrah says:

    Clint Smith ‎@ClintSmithIII
    I hope we remember that #FreddieGray didn’t commit a crime–that he ran from people who he knew could hurt him and not be held accountable.

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  6. For the ones screaming the judge was BLACK. So were slave catchers. It’s the #WhiteSupremacy system, got dammit!

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    • Ametia says:

      The fix was in before it all began

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      • Liza says:

        I believe that. Nero wasn’t even charged with a felony, yet there is still no conviction. Very suspicious given that an innocent man died.

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    • eliihass says:

      Just like a smart and seasoned journalist like Eugene Robinson knows better better but mostly says nothing for fear of losing his job at the Washington Post and on MSNBC…and just as Don Lemon as mediocre and as reliably ridiculous as he is, remains the one constant black visible face and voice at CNN – in a world full of black journalists smarter, better qualified – and yes, even more reliably more Tommy, than Donny…

      So is the story of black folk in high places these days…the cowardly smart ones and the jokers who are brought in and retained only because they can be relied upon not to rock the boat…and to know their place…and to play along or lose the luxuries and visibility allowed them courtesy of the benevolence of their slave owners…

      I have no illusions about any of this stuff any longer…which is why I don’t cheer many of those crowned black ‘heroes’…whether it is in government, politics, corporate America, entertainment…etc..

      So many of our skin folk are only in it for themselves – even when they sometimes co-opt and personally exploit the general black sentiment de jour… and string along other black folks to exploit the automatic pride and affection, but always and only for their own purposes…

      We never hear from these folks except when they need to cultivate and harness black support to specifically advance themselves…or when the oppressive system that has hand-picked and elevated and enriched them as tokens, predictably, finally betrays them and bites them in the butt or turns on them…or they get too carried away and actually begin to believe their own hype…that they somehow got to where they are because they were the best ones…and then get too big for their britches and actually start flexing their muscles and raising their voice thinking they actually have a vote, say or sway in the exclusive world they’ve been benevolently allowed in as diversity token window dressing…

      There are no more selfless, honest and brave ones…no more fearless men or women of courage and honor and integrity…

      Everyone is trying not to cross their slave owners…everyone is trying not to upset the apple cart, the status quo…everyone is playing along, desperate to be accepted, validated and thought of as finally ‘worthy’ ..applauded for being the ‘good’ ones…same as those condescendingly lauded in the past as a pride to their race…but more importantly, looking to keep the gig that pays for the luxurious life they’ve grown accustomed to…

      So inconvenient …to hell with those innocent kids murdered at the hands of callous, arrogant tax payer remunerated cops ..

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  7. Ametia says:

    Why American citizens, especially BLACK citizens, TRUST their lives with COPS who aren’t trained, basically picked off the left over, reject pile of shitty recruits, who have NO REGARD for HUMAN LIFE, BLACK LIVES,

    Who are not HELD ACCOUNTABLE for their mediocrity, unlawfulness, and willful murdering of our Black boys, Black girls, Black women, Black men?

    WHY?????????????????????????????????????????????

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    • eliihass says:

      Why do black people trust those who don’t see them as human beings…who don’t view their lives as valuable …and think them unworthy…

      In a society that mourns a dead lion but argues whether and some even insisting that a young woman deserved to die because she wasn’t sufficiently ‘respectful’ of a police officer irate that she smoked in her own car…

      A society that remains outraged to this day…and jailed, destroyed and ostracized Michael Vick for his supposed abuse of dogs, but shrugs and even justifies the murder at the hand of a policeman of a 12 year old kid playing with a toy gun in an open carry State…

      And somehow black folks still think the woman who called them a super-predator and helped perpetuate the mindset and stereotype that automatically views black folk – including kids – as preemptively dangerous and worthless…is any better or different from the guy who once pitched a show pitting black competitors against white ones…

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  8. Some folks won’t lift a finger to help but will sit back to criticize & rail against the ppl who get in the trenches. Fuck you! #FreddieGray

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    • Ametia says:

      On POINT, SG2. It’s like someone cuts a big gaping HOLE in your heart, and some folks standing around will

      1; run for aid

      2. will do this:

      images

      Basically, one does what one can to at least stop the bleeding.

      ALL OTHERS:

      haters

      b6349be6200340927b55a294310ef7258767349f110d4e124ca0535c893a82c9

      nunub

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  9. Liza says:

    "If you want to know how justice is administered don't ask the judges or lawyers but the unprotected." #FreddieGray pic.twitter.com/nI4lU0QKyy— Gary Younge (@garyyounge) May 23, 2016

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    • Ametia says:

      Perhaps Nero never had to lose sleep over the fact that his mother will ever face the possibility that he or his non cop brothers will be savagely maimed or dot down like a wild animal by a cop.

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      • eliihass says:

        Nero has to believe that you and your mother are even human beings and valuable and worthy before he even tries to put himself and his mother in your shoes…

        The fact is that people Nero like so many others, don’t see black people as human beings…or their lives meaningful or valuable…

        I don’t know how else to say this…

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    • rikyrah says:

      you know that was the thing for me – they never even made it clear why they stopped Freddie in the first place. THEY HAD NO REASON TO.

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    • Not guilty on all counts? Get the ever living fuck outta here.

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  12. Give me strength, Lord! I sure need it.

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    • Liza says:

      Interesting isn’t it? What a relief to Nero that his freedom is no longer going to be taken away from him, even temporarily. And he will not be held accountable for his crimes. What a relief that must be.

      I wonder if he ever thinks of Freddie Gray. Freddie Gray was alive and well before crossing paths with Nero and his partners. Perhaps Freddie enjoyed being alive and being free as much as Mr. Nero does. It is this inability to recognize the humanity of people like Freddie Gray, to feel nothing for them, to completely devalue their lives as though they are insects or rodents that is so disturbing.

      Something tells me that Mr. Nero’s opinion of Freddie Gray hasn’t changed.

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  13. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    May this mural be preserved through the decades as a reminder:

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  14. Ametia says:

    WHO INJURED FREDDIE GRAY, LEADING TO HIS SERVERED SPINE AND DEATH?

    WHAT WAS FREDDIE’S CRIME?

    WHY WAS HE CHASED, CAPTURED, AND MAIMED LIKE A WILD ANIMAL?

    HAVE ANY OF THESE QUESTIONNS BEEN ANSWERED, WHILE THESE BARBARIC COPS ARE BEING GIVEN A GREEN LIGHT TO GO ON WITH BUSINESS AS USUAL?

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  15. I don’t bail on the people I believe in. Nothing has been easy for black people in America. We’ve dealt with setbacks & disappointments before. We may be knocked down & wounded about the acquittal of Edward Nero but we’re going to pick ourselves up b/c our freedom is worth fighting for.
    I STILL stand with Marilyn Mosby.

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  16. I have to deal with my pain, Chicas. I may be wounded about the acquittal of Edward Nero but I’m still standing with @MarilynMosbyEsq. She has to go up against a racist system.

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    • eliihass says:

      She’s a true champion…One of the very few…I lift her up and pray for her continued strength and integrity and courage in her righteous fight against a system that’s corrupt and rigged against well-meaning and honorable people like her…

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  17. Ametia says:

    POWER, MONEY, CORRUPTION, GREED, HATE , MURDER

    And we’re given a choice to vote for Trump & Clinton?

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  18. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    I am speechless.

    Look at his legs as they took him to the van:

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    • Liza says:

      Freddie Gray was apprehended and arrested without cause, his body was maimed and mutilated by the Baltimore police, and he died as a result of those fatal injuries inflicted by the police after suffering for several days in the hospital.

      That is what happened to Freddie Gray. May he rest in peace.

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    • Ametia says:

      THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, AND NOTHING BUT THE

      T

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      !

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  19. Ametia says:

    Can’t say that I’m shocked by this verdict.

    It’s APPALLING!
    William Porter might not get off as easily, because he has a jury trial.

    Is this what’s it’s coming down too?
    Judge decision=not guilty
    Jury trial= mistrial or guilty, if cop is black?

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    • Liza says:

      Especially after this acquittal, I don’t think that even a jury will give justice to Freddie Gray. The police spend a lot of money on lawyers and all they need is reasonable doubt. I’ve always feared that these cases prosecuted individually would be problematic.

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      • Ametia says:

        Exactly. These cops should be tried together they are ALL EQUALLY CULPABLE!

        INCOMPETENT, HEARTLESS, MURDERERS! They injured him and then left him literally SWINGING in the wind. without medical care for Freddie Gray

        Cruel, SOULESS BASTARDS!

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    • Liza says:

      What I mean is that they are problematic when the defense lawyer creates reasonable doubt that this one individual actually caused the death. No question that the man is dead, but can you, the juror, convict this man for his contribution that by itself may not have resulted in death, the smart lawyer will ask them. How can the prosecutors tell the story of Freddie’s murder by prosecuting these cops one at a time? It’s difficult, and it’s not working.

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      • Ametia says:

        It appears none of these folks are SMART. Or so we’re lead to believe that the video we have seen a gazillion times where Freddie Gray’s legs looked like noodles as these BARBARIC cops dragged him into that van, failed to seat belt him, or even get him medical attention when he asked for it….

        What is this world coming to>

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      • Liza says:

        Yeah, I remember that we talked about this a lot. The mutilation of Freddie’s body started before he was near the van, as shown in the video. How Nero gets acquitted of second degree assault and recklessness is just amazing. He deserves second degree murder.

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    • Liza says:

      Nero, of course, was charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct, but this is really about Freddie Gray’s death. If Freddie Gray had survived his injuries we wouldn’t even be talking about this, there would be no charges against any of these cops. Especially in Baltimore.

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  20. Liza says:

    In a week's time, a killer made 150K selling a weapon that killed a Black child and another goes free.#NeroTrial pic.twitter.com/GGvbraftoL— Lizz Brown (@lizzzbrown) May 23, 2016

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  21. Liza says:

    NO.REASON.TO.ARREST.

    Prosecution: #Baltimore Police Officer #EdwardNero had no legal reason to arrest #FreddieGray https://t.co/FyZkCrk5lY— anne hillebrand (@annehillebrand2) May 14, 2016

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  22. Liza says:

    The very root of the #BlackLivesMatter movement is this consistent reality that the justice system does not value Black lives. It doesn't.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 23, 2016

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  23. Edward Nero acquitted on all charges? But #FreddieGray spine was severed. Let me off this got damn planet.

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  24. Liza says:

    #FreddieGray The criminal justice system is irreparably broken and no amount of tinkering will fix it. Why? Because of money & power.— Frederick Leatherman (@Masoninblue) May 23, 2016

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  25. Freddie Gray is dead from a severed spine and this mofo gets to go home. The criminal justice system in this country is fucked! #NeroTrial

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  26. The message is clear. No justice for black ppl no matter if the murder is caught on video or not. We’re fucked, black people! #FreddieGray

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  27. Liza says:

    They are all going to get off, just wait. No one knew what they were doing, no one was trained, no one knew that Freddie Gray had a broken neck and was dying, blah blah blah. The sum total of their recklessness and their brutality is equal to murder, but apparently they did nothing wrong as individuals. Maybe they should have been chained together and prosecuted as a single entity.

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  29. rikyrah says:

    sigh..

    not much shock…

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a guilty verdict on a bench trial with a cop.

    Ever

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  30. rikyrah says:

    This is absolutely ridiculous. What the phuck to police have to do – kill them IN FRONT OF YOU?

    DA PHUQ?

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  31. Liza says:

    The criminal justice system in this country is totally f*****. The message is clear. Cops can kill and maim with impunity.

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  32. OMG! OMG! No justice for black people in America

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