Baltimore DA Announced Charges Against 6 Baltimore PD Officers
It is a good day for justice in Baltimore, Maryland today. I saw in the news online that the District Attorney in Baltimore is moving forward and charging 6 of the police officers that were involved in Freddie Gray incident. In case you have not heard about the case, Freddie Gray was severely injured (fatal spine injury) while inside a police vehicle. The incident once again sparked tensions withing the black community which led to protests and eventually violent rioting, looting and burning of public and private property.
After the news broke of his death from injuries suffered inside the police van the police began an exhaustive investigation which included 31 detectives and thousands of man hours. After completing their investigation the police immediately turned over their report to the District Attorney's office for review. After looking through the report, the DA announced today that it will be charging 6 Baltimore PD Officers with crimes stemming from the incident.
I am hoping that this will be enough to put an end to the senseless violence that forced the governor of Maryland to declare a state of emergency, call out the national guard and announce a city wide curfew to help curtail the violence.
Another thing that makes this a good day is that the justice system was allowed to work as it is supposed to and the police officers were charged and they will be in front of a judge. The family of Freddie Gray will also get the justice they asked for for their son.
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MelissaE wrote on May 1, 2015, 5:36 PM
Interesting. Yes, I will try to keep up with the trial...or wait and read about it.1
SoundNFury wrote on May 1, 2015, 5:50 PM
It's a start...Hopefully justice will be done.1
Soonerdad3 wrote on May 1, 2015, 6:14 PM
I agree that it is just the beginning and whatever the outcome is justice was served.1
Soonerdad3 wrote on May 1, 2015, 6:16 PM
To be honest, I will probably not follow the trials, but I will be interested in the outcome.1
Soonerdad3 wrote on May 1, 2015, 6:17 PM
No telling how long the process will take, but it is good that it has started.1
wolfgirl569 wrote on May 1, 2015, 6:58 PM
I just hope the rioters dont think that is what brought this about. I think it is good that they have charged the officers after an investigation. The ones rioting need to know that takes time.1
Soonerdad3 wrote on May 1, 2015, 7:24 PM
You got that right, it would only embolden them to continue to do it. I never thought for a second that the rioting was really about that anyways. It was mostly teens using it as an excuse to go nuts.1
Kat- wrote on May 2, 2015, 7:04 AM
Let's just hope it works out. There is no telling what the protesters want as an outcome, they say justice, but what is justice in their eyes? Let's just hope it doesn't turn out like it did is LA years back which caused the LA Riots.1
Soonerdad3 wrote on May 2, 2015, 8:58 AM
That is true Kat- , we don't know what they actually mean when they say "justice" and only time will tell.1
lookatdesktop wrote on May 2, 2015, 7:44 PM
It's a period in time that will bookmark this so called New Age of the 21st Century. It looks like instead of moving forward with civility and decency we are back sliding a bit, to say the least.1
morilla wrote on May 5, 2015, 3:25 AM
There are a lot of questions about the prosecutor, the charges, etc. I think to most people it's fairly clear that "justice" wasn't the primary motivation; even if that's eventually what happens. It will be interesting to see what actual evidence they have beyond "he was in custody" for some of these charges which actually REQUIRE (or are supposed to) evidence of a sort which, to date, the media hasn't reported them having. However, the 'tension' will rise again as a change of venue is sought, as well as a push for a 'special prosecutor.'
agvulpes wrote on May 7, 2015, 9:42 AM
I think the whole World is waiting to see the outcome of the trial. I know I certainly am? I hope that 'truth' will prevail and that the Judge has the wisdom to bring down the 'correct' verdict !
Soonerdad3 wrote on May 7, 2015, 1:32 PM
Well, I just want a fair trial and a fair decision no matter what the outcome is.
seren3 wrote on May 17, 2015, 2:50 PM
Soonerdad3 I was glad to see this initial productive action. I hope the case moves forward with the same efficiency!
Soonerdad3 wrote on May 19, 2015, 11:56 PM
I am interested in seeing what becomes of the charges against the 6 officers seren3