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Sun has convicted Porter

Since Freddie Gray's death, The Sun has sought to portray him as a local folk hero and the police officers charged as guilty without due process so it is no surprise there appears to be distinct differences in how The Sun reports on and describes the testimony being presented in the first Freddie Gray trial ("Former police commander: Porter acted reasonably in handling Freddie Gray," Dec. 10).

Prosecution witnesses such as Brandon Ross, Freddie Gray's friend and no stranger to the drug dealing milieu which has never been mentioned in your articles, is described as emotional, wiping his eyes and had to be assisted out of the courtroom by one of the prosecutors. For the defense, Officer William G. Porter is proclaimed in bold headlines as "defiant" and further described as having "bristled" and was "contentious" at cross-examination questions.

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Carol Allan, the medical examiner for the prosecution, "testified" while Dr. Vincent DiMaio for the defense was "controversial" which is defined as argumentative, contentious and uncertain. Would The Sun prefer to dispense with the trials altogether and proceed directly to sentencing?

J. Shawn Alcarese, Towson

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