By essentially telling local youth that their outcries of outrage over Freddie Gray's death were a primary reason for bringing charges, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby started a political persecution under the pretense of a prosecution. Along the way, she withheld evidence, defamed police and brought such weak cases that the judge rivaled land speed records in issuing his acquittals.
Whether the decision by State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby to drop all remaining charges against Baltimore police officers in the April 2015 death of Gray was to be rued or welcomed reflected a divide as wide as it was predictable.
Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray Wednesday, meaning none of the six police charged by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby were convicted.
Over the last few weeks, I've spent hours in court, covering the Baltimore trials of two of the six officers accused in Freddie Gray's death—Officer Caesar Goodson and Officer Edward Nero. Here is what I have learned: I know that if I am arrested and injured, it's up to the arresting officers to decide if and when I get medical treatment. I know that, in the event of my death, and in the extremely unlikely event that the officers who last saw me alive are tried in a court of law, their
Baltimore prosecutors appear prepared to forge ahead with the next trial of an officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, on the heels of two acquittals delivered by the judge overseeing the case. The trial of Lt. Brian Rice is scheduled to begin Tuesday with preliminary motions, including requests by the defense to dismiss the charges. Rice has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, second-degree assault and other charges.
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby instantly became one of the most controversial figures in America — lauded as a hero by the left and decried as a demagogue by the right — when she brought charges against six police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. More than a year later, her repute is even more debatable.
State and city leaders voiced support for Marilyn J. Mosby on Thursday as the state's attorney has faced a stream of criticism after Officer Caesar Goodson was acquitted in all charges last week in case involving the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
An activist law professor with a penchant for filing high-profile lawsuits has called for Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to be disbarred over her prosecution of six city police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
Since rapper Lor Scoota's death, Baltimore dirt bike rider Chino Braxton and other young black men have been speaking out on Twitter about their exasperation with Baltimore's violence and their desire to leave.
State Del. Pat McDonough said Tuesday he has started an online petition calling for the resignation of Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. In a news release, McDonough said he is demanding that the charges against four police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray be dropped.
For those demanding justice for Freddie Gray, and, by extension, for us all, this is no time to retreat into defeatism, permitting the anger and frustration to build to the next explosion. The mission is simple: Stay woke.
The disturbing revelation by The Baltimore Sun this weekend that Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby or one of her prosecutors may have used a misleading summary of evidence to persuade a grand jury to indict the six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray demands a formal investigation.
The lead Baltimore police detective in the Freddie Gray investigation said she reluctantly read to grand jurors a summary of evidence provided by prosecutors that she believed was misleading, according to police records reviewed by The Baltimore Sun.
Prosecutors only have the weekend to meet a key deadline in the trial of the next officer to go on trial in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, leaving little time to take stock after the acquittal of police van driver Caesar R. Goodson Jr.
The family of Freddie Gray stands behind prosecutors but is frustrated and disappointed with the acquittal Thursday of Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. on all charges related to Gray's death, family attorney William H. "Billy" Murphy said.