Freddie Gray’s Autopsy Fails to Confirm Popular Narrative that His Neck was 80% Severed, Nearly Decapitated-UNTRUE

Freddie Gray’s Autopsy Fails to Confirm Popular Narrative that His Neck was 80% Severed, Nearly Decapitated-UNTRUE

marilyn mosbyNow we know why Marilyn Mosby didn’t want this autopsy report released. Back in May I wrote this:

FreddieGray is dead, that is a fact. However, a piece of the narrative describing his death is questionable. 

The so-called assertion that his neck was 80% severed adds a graphic and horrible image to the kind of brutality this man allegedly suffered. It became an integral factoid to the way he died.

But, what if it’s totally untrue?

Does it matter? I think it does considering such an image of alleged brutality has stoked the passions of many in Baltimore. 

It turns out that the only source I could find for Freddie Gray’s neck being 80% severed was his family’s lawyer and not a medical professional. Sorry that’s not a qualified source.


Well, the findings of Freddie Gray’s autopsy have been made public in the Baltimore Sum. Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby tried very hard to block the release of this information, even filling a court order. There is no mention of Freddie Gray being nearly decapitated or his neck being 80% severed. It doesn’t change the fact that he’s dead. But, it does show once again the corrupt media reporting untruths as a fact. This was another “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” lie to stoke the people’s passions needlessly.

Baltimore Sun reports Freddie Gray suffered a single “high-energy injury” to his neck and spine — most likely caused when the police van in which he was riding suddenly decelerated, according to a copy of the autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
The state medical examiner’s office concluded that Gray’s death could not be ruled an accident, and was instead a homicide, because officers failed to follow safety procedures “through acts of omission.”

Though Gray was loaded into the van on his belly, the medical examiner surmised that he may have gotten to his feet and was thrown into the wall during an abrupt change in direction. He was not belted in, but his wrists and ankles were shackled, putting him “at risk for an unsupported fall during acceleration or deceleration of the van.”
The medical examiner compared Gray’s injury to those seen in shallow-water diving incidents.

The autopsy report was completed April 30, the day before State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced criminal charges against the officers. The autopsy has not been made public, and the deadline for releasing evidence in the case to defense lawyers is Friday. A copy of the autopsy was obtained and verified by sources who requested anonymity because of the high-profile nature of the case.

The chief medical examiner, Dr. David Fowler, declined to comment, as did the defense attorneys for the officers, who said they have not received the autopsy.
In a statement, Mosby denounced the release of the report. She has sought a protective order to keep evidence in the case out of public view. “I strongly condemn anyone with access to trial evidence who has leaked information prior to the resolution of this case,” Mosby said.

Baltimore police union president Lt. Gene Ryan said details in the autopsy raise questions about the charges, demonstrating why the union didn’t want prosecutors to “rush to a decision.”

“Why not wait till all the facts are in before you make a decision?” he asked. “Let’s just sit back and take a breath and let’s see everything unfold. I want to see all the evidence come out, because I believe our guys have nothing to hide.”

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Samuel Gonzalez is the editor-in-chief of The Last Tradition, a blog he started in April 2009. Samuel is one of the top Latino bloggers in the country and his blog has been linked by Gateway Pundit, Right Wing News, Instapundit, Legal Insurrection, American Thinker and other top conservative blogs. He's a strong Reagan conservative, a Rush Limbaugh disciple, an unconventional Evangelical who not only takes on Liberal orthodoxy, but also challenges other so-called soft conservatives afraid to buck political correctness.

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