I have closely followed the first of the trials involving six police officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray, and I am worried over the jury being deadlocked as defense attorneys continue to request a change in venue ("Freddie Gray case: Jury still deliberating for third day in trial of Officer William Porter," Dec. 16).
All of the polls in The Sun suggest there is a huge bias outside of Baltimore City in favor of the officers. Yet how could there be a fair trial outside the city?
City residents and its police officers were the ones affected by the riots, so the trial needs to stay in Baltimore. If the trial were moved elsewhere and the officers were found not guilty does anyone really believe there wouldn't be a strong reaction here?
I would personally join the demonstrators to bring the protests to the county — peacefully or not.
Betsy Schindler, Baltimore