Watch Baltimore City Attorney Marilyn Mosby charged six Baltimore Police Officers with Second Degree Murder in the death of Freddie Gray.  This despite not one, but two published reports indicating that Gray may have been responsible for his own death.

Mosby's announcement was greeted with cheers from the crowd and an endorsement from Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings.

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The issue of due process appears to be lost on the folks in Baltimore.  Leland Vittert asked Abdul on the street what would happen if the cops were acquitted, he replied, 'it would be worse than Rodney King.'  This does not bode well for those accused six officers.  Here they are courtesy of Baltimore CBS:

  • "Officer Caeser B. Goodson, Jr. was charged with second-degree depraved heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, two counts of manslaughter by vehicle and misconduct in office.
  • Officer William G. Porter was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
  • Lt. Brian W. Rice was charged with involuntary manslaughter, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and false imprisonment.
  • Officer Edward M. Nero charged with two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and false imprisonment.
  • Officer Garret Miller charged with two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and false imprisonment.
  • Sgt. Alicia White involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of the officers.

The president says it's vital that the truth needs to come out on Freddie Gray.  "The truth must come out.  I want to make sure our legal system runs the way it should.  I think people in Baltimore want the truth."  He also called the protests constructed and thoughtful.

The issue in Baltimore is not of justice, but of due process.  Mob rule cannot be rewarded with a rush to prosecution.  Americans of all races should have the faith in their system that they will be innocent until proven guilty.  Do we really believe that will happen in Baltimore?  I would hope that the police officers would be held to the same standards as the rioters who condemn then. Then again, how many rioters have been arrested for all the damage they've done?