Get Ready for More Riots: Baltimore Prosecutor’s Charges Against Cops Doomed to Fail

by Warner Todd Huston | May 7, 2015 5:09 pm

Rioters in Baltimore rejoiced when the local State’s Attorney charged six cops with murder for the death of Freddie Gray. But now that a bit of time has passed since the charges were hastily brought, now many legal watchers are saying that the case is every weak and is doomed to fall apart. This will likely spur more riots once the thugs realize they’ve been had.

This is all gong to come to no good[1], say many court watchers.

The Baltimore police investigation into the death of a black man from injuries sustained in police custody fails to support some charges filed by the city prosecutor, CNN reported on Thursday.

Citing officials briefed on the separate probes by prosecutor Marilyn Mosby and police into the death of Freddie Gray, the television news network said the lack of support for charges from the police findings could allow lawyers representing the officers to undercut the prosecution.

Gray, 25, sustained spinal injuries after being arrested, and his death on April 19 sparked protests and a day of arson and looting in the largely African American city.

Mosby charged six officers on Friday with counts ranging from false imprisonment to manslaughter and second-degree murder. She made her announcement hours after the state medical examiner ruled the death a homicide and a day after police turned over their findings about Gray’s arrest.

Officials familiar with the probes say the homicide investigation run by police at most contemplated a manslaughter charge, not second-degree murder as Mosby charged one of the officers, Caesar Goodson.

To win conviction for murder, prosecutors must prove intent to kill. Manslaughter relates to unintentional killings.

State’s Attorney Mosby is getting nothing but criticism from anyone who knows anything about the legal system.

This woman is proving that her goal is a political goal, not a legal one. She wants to use this case for her own self-aggrandizement, not for any “justice.”

Boy, oh, boy. If this whole case disintegrates, what do you think will happen afterward?

Endnotes:
  1. all gong to come to no good: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/07/us-usa-police-baltimore-idUSKBN0NS1XP20150507

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