Category Archives: Jim Crow laws

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

Officer Edward Nero trial: Freddie Gray case live coverage Live 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 … Continue reading

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Freddie Gray case | State vs Officer Edward Nero | Day 6

Freddie Gray case: Verdict expected Monday after closing arguments Thursday in Officer Nero trial Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero chose not take the stand as testimony in his trial concluded Wednesday, and Circuit Judge Barry Williams said he planned to … Continue reading

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Freddie Gray case | State vs Officer Edward Nero | Day 5

Officer Edward Nero trial day 5: What you need to know At the conclusion of Tuesday’s proceedings, Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams said the defense would conclude its case Wednesday morning and that both sides would give closing arguments Thursday … Continue reading

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Freddie Gray case | State vs Officer Edward Nero | Day 4

Prosecution rests in Officer Edward Nero trial Nero is the second of six officers to go on trial in the Freddie Gray case. Officer William Porter went on trial late last year. Nero requested a bench trial instead of a … Continue reading

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Freddie Gray case | State vs Officer Edward Nero |Day 3

Prosecutors will continue to argue their case against Officer Edward Nero, one of six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest of Freddie Gray, as Nero’s trial resumes in a downtown courtroom about 9:30 a.m. Monday. Prosecutors have called 11 … Continue reading

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Freddie Gray case | State vs Officer Edward Nero

Baltimore Police Officer Edward M. Nero will stand trial before a judge rather than a jury on charges stemming from the arrest of Freddie Gray, clearing the way for the first verdict in the closely watched case as early as … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Ken Burns’ Documentary on Jackie Robinson

This past week on PBS, they aired the documentary that was done on Jackie Robinson. By showing the context of Jackie Robinson’s life, including many stories about how he grew up, and what happened in his life, it brought out … Continue reading

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