Judge Barry Williams is to be commended for practicing true blind justice ("Freddie Gray case: New trial date not yet set for Baltimore officer accused in Freddie Gray death," Dec. 17).
He did not publicly poll the jury or inquire as to the number of votes for or against conviction on each charge. Absent a comment from one of the jury members or a paper trail from the jury room trash can we won't ever know the vote.
That's truly blind justice, in that the prosecution must decide on further action against Officer William Porter without having any inside information about how the jury's deliberations were conducted.
As a result no future jury in the case should be influenced by the votes of prior members.