Baltimore Charges Officers With the Murder of Freddie Gray


In Baltimore, six police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the charges of manslaughter and murder have turned the tide that recently seemed to be finding in the favor of many police. The riots and protesting in the streets of Baltimore have reached a fever pitch in the past few days leading up to this decision. The state attorney of Maryland filed the findings of the autopsy of Gray, which reported that the official cause of death was a homicide. Officials have set the expectation that it is going to take a long time to prosecute, and to also investigate the event. The six police are in the custody of the state currently.

The president has not released an official statement on the subject but has commented on the fact that it is important that the system works fairly for all participants regardless of color, class, or creed. When he was in custody, Gray was never belted upright, but was thrown into the police van face down while he was left suffocating. His pleas of suffocation were ignored by the police as he was en route to the Baltimore Police Station. Protestors have been celebrating this decision in the streets of Baltimore. The six police officers have been charged and will be dealt justice accordingly.

By Melissa English


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Photo By: Scot Lum Creativecommons Flickr License

One Response to "Baltimore Charges Officers With the Murder of Freddie Gray"

  1. george M   May 1, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Thinking there is less than a one in five million chance that all six officers are guilty of conspiring to “rough ride” murder one single “obnoxious downs syndrome repeat offender”

    With that as a given – then this can be nothing short of bullying of the officers in an attempt to get them to turn on the one or ones really responsible for the negligent death. That is completely unforgivable to charge an innocent officer with a felony like that just to try to flush out the truth. It is a sad day in Baltimore but it was pathetic to begin with judging by the way the mayor would land perfectly good men in blue in the hospital telling them to stand down. That should be charged as a crime of negligent endangering and causing harm to officers against that Big Al Sharpton acolyte and most worthless mayor.


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