Monday, May 23, 2016

There is something very wrong. This needs to be appealed. The police did not value life.

May 23, 2016
By Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector

Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams (click here)re Circuit Judge Barry Williams (click here) on Monday acquitted Officer Edward Nero of all counts for his role in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
The judgment, following a five-day bench trial, is the first in the closely-watched case. Nero, 30, faced four misdemeanor charges of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office.
Prosecutors had argued that Nero committed an assault by detaining Gray without justification, while the reckless endangerment charge related to Nero's role in putting Gray into an arrest wagon without buckling a seat belt. In closing arguments Thursday, Williams had skeptically questioned prosecutors about their theory of assault, which legal experts said was unprecedented....

Freddie Gray was arrested and hand cuffed with his hands behind his back. There was no way he could have put a seat belt on himself. His safety was in the hands of the officers. They are guilty of murder. They allowed it to happen.

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

The police culture is not on trail. Gross negligence in the handling of Freddie Gray after he was arrested is what is on trail. The Judge is not able to see the truth. They are playing with parsing words in the law to decide if the law applies. The law obviously applies.

No police training is needed to understand a person is compromised by handcuffs applied by the police. What is the IQ of the police officer? At least one of the six officer should have intervened in safeguarding Freddie Gray.

The judge has exhibited a very poor ability to discern important facts from judicial misdirection of PROCEDURE. There is a lot wrong.

The officers didn't do their jobs. Obviously.