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Police officer charged in Freddie Gray’s death walks free after trial ends in hung jury

Photo source: Freddie Gray's Facebook

Photo source: Freddie Gray’s Facebook

A jury in Baltimore could not come up with a verdict in the Freddy Gray murder trial. According to Baltimore Sun, a mistrial was declared in the trial of officer William G. Porter.

Porter was charged with manslaughter in the death of Freddie Gray. In April, Gray was arrested by Porter and five other officers. Porter did not properly secure Gray’s body and a van and he suffered a broken neck and a severe spinal cord injury before eventually dying from the abuse.

Gray’s death led to city-wide protests in Baltimore that included vandalism and looting. Baltimore’s D.A. Marilyn J. Mosby charged the officers in the death and Porter was the first to of to trial. The majority-black jury consisted of seven woman and five men. The deliberated for hours until the judge declared the case a mistrial.

Porter is currently free, but Mosby could attempt to retry him by presenting a stronger case. City officials are asking for peaceful demonstrations although protests involve a case that didn’t end peacefully.



2 Comments

  1. KnutesNiche on December 17, 2015 at 2:58 am

    “Another group of protesters called police officers racist, chanting, “No justice, no peace” and, “All night, all day, we will fight for Freddie Gray.”

    Is there a group of protesters angry and upset at the thousands of American moms like Gloria Darden who failed to properly raise, nurture, socialize and supervise a young developing Freddie Gray who matured into a teen and adult lacking empathy, compassion and respect for his peaceful neighbors, as well as his depressed neighbors who purchased community and people harming dangerous drugs from Freddie Gray?

    Is there a group of compassionate, concerned Baltimore residents LOUDLY protesting moms like Gloria Darden and Toya Graham who are chiefly responsible for creating America’s expanding and shameful National Epidemic of Childhood Abuse and Neglect, aka *Poverty*, that for more than two generations has deprived untold numbers of American kids from experiencing and enjoying a fairly happy American kid childhood with *Safe Streets* to travel and play on.

    *Child Abuse and Neglect* that is primarily responsible for populating our prisons with depressed, angry, frustrated, undisciplined, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults full of resentment for irresponsibly being introduced to a life of hardships and struggles.

    Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect that often leads depressed, sometimes suicidal *(NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers)* children to develop into depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults lacking empathy and compassion for others, though needing to vent their pent up negative emotions, often causing emotional and physical harm to peaceful people…instead of venting their anger, resentment and pain on the immature single moms and/or dads who introduced them to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsibly building a family before acquiring the practical skills, *PATIENCE* and means to successfully raise and nurture a developing young child who matures into a fairly happy responsible teen and adult with mostly fond memories of his or her childhood.

    The question all concerned, compassionate Americans should seriously be asking ourselves, our elected, civil, social, community and religious leaders is, “What real, substantial changes in our society’s attitude and laws need to occur to prevent abuse that often causes young kids to mature into depressed, frustrated, angry teens and adults as a result of experiencing the *emotional and/or physical trauma of an abusive childhood?”*

    Suicidal Behaviors in the African American Community

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1615885/

    Black *(Children’s)* Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; *End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect*; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations

    • cupcake333 on December 19, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      truth nothin but the truth