News Highest Ranking Officer Found Not Guilty Of All Charges In Freddie Gray Case

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by HowieHasBeen, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. HowieHasBeen

    HowieHasBeen Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    5,864
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    4,711
    Likes Received:
    7,098
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams has ruled that Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking Baltimore City Police officer to be charged in relation to the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, is not guilty of all the charges he faced — involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office.

    Gray died on April 19, 2015, a week after he suffered a severe spinal cord injury while being transported in the back of a city police van. His death prompted riots last year in Baltimore.

    RELATED: Who’s Baltimore Lieutenant Brian Rice?

    Rice is the third officer charged in the Gray case to get a full acquittal from Judge Williams.

    “The judge decided that there was no proof of any of the charges yet again,” according to WJZ’s Mike Hellgren, who was inside the courtroom as the verdict was read.

    “He had the same reasoning in the prior cases. For involuntary manslaughter they would have had to prove that this was grossly negligent conduct. He said he thought the environment was tense out there and Lt. Rice made a judgment call that it was appropriate not to seatbelt him and that the new general order that mandates seatbelt use had not reached Lt. Rice. There was no proof presented that Lt. Rice had read that general order. He also said reckless endangerment failed as a matter of law, that because Lt. Rice did not drive the vehicle simply putting him inside without seatbelting was not reckless endangerment. And misconduct in office he felt that the state did not prove their burden that Lt. Rice was corrupt in his duties and failed in his duties. So the state had a significantly high burden of proof here, they failed on all counts yet again.”

    WJZ’s Alex Demetrick was also inside the courtroom as the verdict was read, and said Lt. Rice had very little reaction.

    “He sat very still, was very calm. Officer Goodson and Officer Nero were there and they also showed no reaction at all. The judge cleared the bench and he shook hands with his attorneys. Nero, Goodson came up shook hands, he thanked them. A lot of other well-wishers came up and he thanked them. It was very low key, very sedate, it almost seemed like they knew it was gonna be this way. And I thought the most telling thing was the way Janet Bledsoe, the prosecutor, responded. I mean as soon as the judge finished she jumped out of that seat and bolted out of the courtroom. And during the judge’s long descriptions of why he came to this verdict, she sat there stretching, yawning, sort of smiling at the co-prosecutor and I don’t know, it just seemed like they knew it was gonna come and they couldn’t wait for it to be over.”

    LEGAL EXPERTS WEIGH IN

    “It became clear throughout the trial that this was an unusual injury and there were competing theories about when during the ride [Gray] sustained this fatal injury and what was interesting at some point the judge said he did not find beyond a reasonable doubt that Lt. Rice had caused the injury,” Prof. David Jaros of the University of Baltimore Law School tells WJZ.

    “I think what you are seeing is the result of a rushed investigation,” Attorney Warren Brown says. “You’re witnessing the results of a rush to prosecution.”

    “If the state had done a thorough investigation in this case and made an intellectually honest decision I think they would have concluded that we don’t know what happened in the back of that van,” he went on to say.

    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/07/18/baltimore-officer-learns-fate-in-gray-case/
     
    Scarlett Ohara and Gusbuss like this.
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    83,727
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    199,057
    Likes Received:
    84,916
    What do you think the next Jurassic Park movie will be about
     
    HowieHasBeen likes this.
  3. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    83,727
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    199,057
    Likes Received:
    84,916
    I think the dinosaurs should break out and somehow commandeer a cruise ship
     
  4. Gusbuss

    Gusbuss VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    1,683
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    4,779
    Likes Received:
    4,060
    They need to get that money back from that dead criminal's family and split the money up between all the cops that were wrongly accused
     
    Rescued Owl, Dick Nose, NY123 and 6 others like this.
  5. Roland Schwinn

    Roland Schwinn *Likes reported as of October 14, 2016

    Reputations:
    2,448
    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    Messages:
    16,406
    Likes Received:
    3,850
    Riots? Anyone? Riots?
     
    Scarlett Ohara likes this.
  6. FishySausage

    FishySausage Original Nuttah VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    33,452
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    16,541
    Likes Received:
    29,269
  7. BaldPussy

    BaldPussy Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    372
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    1,036
    Likes Received:
    1,294
    Riots? I would wish for riots compared to the events of the last 10 days. It is so apparent that there was a rush to judgment to appease the maddening crowds. The lessons learned should be wait for the investigation to complete, then base your judgement on the facts of the case NOT what you want the end result to be. I fear too many radicalized people are gonna copy cat the events in Dallas and Baton Rouge.
     
  8. 1Vegasgirl

    1Vegasgirl Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    -2,961
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    33,568
    Likes Received:
    50,515
  9. HowieHasBeen

    HowieHasBeen Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    5,864
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    4,711
    Likes Received:
    7,098
    I hope it's in outer space.
     
  10. HowieHasBeen

    HowieHasBeen Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    5,864
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    4,711
    Likes Received:
    7,098
    I wonder what the White House will say about this? :rolleyes:
     
    stanggirl and 1Vegasgirl like this.
  11. reno

    reno VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    43,811
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    14,808
    Likes Received:
    44,516
    A dinosaurs will kill a black man. BLM will protest and burn Jurassic Park to the ground.
     
  12. AcquiringSignal

    AcquiringSignal Girthy VIP

    Reputations:
    16,647
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    8,041
    Likes Received:
    21,960


    [​IMG]
     
  13. AlDavis

    AlDavis Shit Mult Banned User

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2016
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    118
    Dinosaurs are racist so BLM starts making omelette with Dino eggs. They go into the cave to look for eggs, but this thing with tentacles grabs this guy's face and puts babies in his bodies which eats from inside out. White cops watching do nothing and laugh. However this thing that eats itself out looks like Obama. However another predator alien race with orange face kills the Obama alien.
     
  14. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen Seek truth, not confirmation of your opinions VIP

    Reputations:
    38,812
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    43,512
    Likes Received:
    45,741
    My guess is how heart disease and obesity at a young age killed them off.
     
    stanggirl likes this.
  15. HowieHasBeen

    HowieHasBeen Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    5,864
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    4,711
    Likes Received:
    7,098
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Scarlett Ohara

    Scarlett Ohara VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    91,283
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    Messages:
    7,090
    Likes Received:
    25,998
    The great Dave Chapelle.
     
    Whipping Post and Pitzarea like this.
  17. PSU Shower Room

    PSU Shower Room Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    4,049
    Likes Received:
    9,877
    Black Lives Matter!!

    No justice for Freddie Gray because of the racist justice system in this country!!

    [​IMG]


    Damnit...
     
    HowieHasBeen likes this.
  18. Father O'Blivion

    Father O'Blivion Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    5,800
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2015
    Messages:
    4,995
    Likes Received:
    10,834
    Reminds me of a song...

     
  19. walterHwhite

    walterHwhite Heisenberg

    Reputations:
    3,818
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2014
    Messages:
    8,624
    Likes Received:
    5,551
    For sure.
     
  20. SorryBoff

    SorryBoff Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    38,987
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Messages:
    13,281
    Likes Received:
    19,197
    Didn't they give the family like 10x the maximum that they needed to?
     
    Gusbuss likes this.