Police sacrificial pawns in mob-based charges

Prosecutor appeases rioting mobs and looters in Democrat-run city

All six Baltimore police officers charged with homicide in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray who died in a hospital after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody have posted bail. They were released on bonds ranging between $250,000 and $350,000.

In a lightening speed rush to judgment, Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the charges ranging from assault to murder Friday. Mosby has been practicing law for less than ten years —- three of which were spent at Liberty Mutual Insurance, reviewing dubious claims.

Anti-police protests, driven by tech savvy anarchists adept at social media, have simultaneously erupted in cities across the country including New York, Denver, Seattle, Chicago and Portland, Oregon.  After the charges were announced, organizers billed their marches a “victory rally” and celebratory partying followed.

Charges against the Baltimore officers —- three black and three white —- are serious and  carry heavy penalties:

Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, two vehicular manslaughter charges and misconduct in office. 

Officer William Porter, Lt. Brian Rice and Sgt. Alicia White were all charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office. 

Officer Edward Nero was charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office, and Officer Garrett Miller was charged with those charges plus false imprisonment.  

Goodson, facing the most serious charges, could potentially be sentenced to as much as 63 years of prison. The others face a maximum sentence of between 20 and 30 years.

Baltimore’s police union president, Gene Ryan, said none of the officers charged are responsible for Gray’s death. Michael E. Davey, an attorney who works with the union and is representing one of the officers, decried what he called an “egregious rush to judgment.”

Opposition to these charges transcend politics. Alan Dershowitz —- a nationally renown criminal appellate lawyer and self-described liberal Democrat who twice campaigned for Barack Obama —- noted that Mosley’s actions were motivated more by political expediency and short-term public safety than strong evidence. He called the charges “outrageous and irresponsible,” especially the second degree murder count filed against police van driver Caesar Goodson Jr. under a rarely seen legal principle known as “depraved heart,” which allows prosecutors in that jurisdiction to charge a person with murder without having to prove intent to kill.

“The decision to file charges was made not based on considerations of justice, but on considerations of crowd control,” Dershowitz said Saturday. “It’s a sad day for justice,” he declared. 


14 Responses to Police sacrificial pawns in mob-based charges

  1. Orion says:

    The thugs….oops, we can’t call them that since we are now told the word now carries racist overtones…..are carrying signs saying, “Don’t shoot, we won’t loot,” and “no more cops,“ as they chant “no justice, no peace, no racist police.” Race relations in America have seriously deteriorated under the first half-Kenyan president. If you’ve wondered about who is furnishing many of the signs, the answer is here:

  2. Maggie says:

    The best thing that could happen is that police departments institute a moratorium on sending officers into these crime-filled minority neighborhoods. Since the majority of homicides occurring in major cites are the result of black on black crime, let the residents see firsthand if the police are their friend or foe.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    The Baltimore situation is frightening with people like the mayor, who was in constant contact with Valerie Jarrett the night of the uprising – and the inexperienced prosecutor, whose husband is a city councilman who ordered the police to stand down. The mayor has ended the curfew effective today.

    A young police officer was shot in the head yesterday in NYC.
    Plainclothes officer Brian Moore, 25, took a turn for the worse early Sunday after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, and distraught family members were rushing to his side, sources said. Moore’s father and uncle are retired NYPD sergeants, and his cousin is a city cop.

    Moore is the fifth NYPD officer to be shot in as many months under the Marxist mayor. Prior to this, there hadn’t been a police shooting in 4 years. Now, they’re being hunted.

  4. azgary says:

    Boehner Throws Cops Under the Bus: Says Law Enforcement’s Behavior Has Created ‘Crisis’ with Black Community

    • LD 23 PC says:

      All but one member of the Arizona GOP delegation, CD4 Rep. Paul Gosar, voted to retain Boehner.

      Slippery Congressmen Trent Franks, Matt Salmon and David Schweikert all supported putting this loser back as House Speaker. Newly elected Rep. Martha McSally NOT representing the Republicans in CD2, also voted for Boehner.

      When will we learn that trusting those who portray themselves as conservatives is a fool’s errand? I’ve moved to the point where I now firmly believe term limits are the only answer.

      • azgary says:

        and all of them are for amnesty while they deny being so.

        yet they will be elected anytime they wish to be and will be endorsed by so called “conservatives” and we will be scolded for wanting them gone.

        voting for any amnesty candidate voters are voting for a permanent democrat party, the end of anything recognizable of the United States and effectively joining them in murdering our nation and committing their own suicide.

        but, but, but……
        lesser of two evils.

      • Conservative Since Birth says:

        Trey Gowdy put Boehner’s name up for Speaker for 2015. I thought Gowdy might be a mover and shaker in the party, but it turns out – he’s a go-along-to-get-along Boehner toadie.

        Boehner and McConnell are taking the party to the Left. They disdain Conservatives and they’re being removed from committees. Same as what’s happening in this state. If Republicans can’t support the police – what are they good for.
        Get the bad cops dealt with and support the 98% that are the fine line between public safety and all hell breaking loose.

        Boehner gave Pelosi a kiss a week or two ago for all the media to see. How many clues is he broadcasting that he’s giving the Conservatives the finger. Never thought I’d be in favor of term limits, but maybe it’s a good idea. We can’t leave it to the regular voter, who doesn’t pay attention, to keep voting them in.

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Meet John Boehner’s son-in-law. Maybe Boehner’s jealous of his “tan.” Don’t miss the arrest record.


  6. Anthem Al says:

    Talk up term limits anytime you get an opportunity. When people express dissatisfaction with the political scene, tell them why we need term limits. I was never a fan until recently, but now I see a pressing need to rid ourselves of these crooks and liars. All T have to do is look my young grandchildren in the eye and know we owe them a better future than they are doomed to have with the current crop running the show.

  7. SmallGovt. says:

    I don’t know what happened but Baltimore has paid out quite a bit in false arrest trials in the last few years. Ever since cops put on military uniforms and started appearing on camera in “Cops” and other shows you have seen a different breed. They are highly paid and benefitted and hardly held accountable for “serving” the public. I see a bad and authoritative attitude in many that lead to overreaction.

    • Enuff says:

      Barack Obama who claimed he was going to heal all racial discord and bring us together has actually presided over American cities on the brink of societal collapse and anarchy.

      Throughout his political career Obama has supported a ruling class of Big City Democrats who have, since Lyndon Johnson’s failed War on Poverty, reduced inner cities to a perpetual underclass that provides a solid liberal voter base, but offers no hope for a better life. The necessary components are intact families or at the very least fathers present in the lives of their children, and an emphasis on education, which is the only route out of poverty

      To imply that the destruction of our cities is due to racist or corrupt police tactics is a complete distortion of facts. You seem intent on blaming every societal ill on public sector employees. Our police put themselves in harms way each and every time they walk out the door to go to work.

      As he watches cities burn and rioters loot, Obama said our nation needs “soul searching.” What America actually needs is a return of respect for law and order and an end to the stranglehold that the corrupt Democratic Party has over the inner cities of America.

      • SmallGovt. says:

        LBJ’s War on Poverty brought huge amount of $$$ to the cities and made a few people rich and kept a large number dependent.

        I don’t Blame the police but also don’t give them a pass should they be guilty. The unions have allowed public sector employees to become a class in themselves with pay/benefits far above those who they serve.