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Sat May 2, 2015, 11:29 AM

This chart shows why the prosecution over Freddie Gray's death is so remarkable




http://www.vox.com/2015/5/2/8532525/freddie-gray-police-charges

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 2, 2015, 11:34 AM

1. And why the Woman who brought the charges, the Black Woman, will be attacked relentlessly

by the racists and misogynists.

I like her, BTW, very much.

She will be Governor next, then probably president.

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Sat May 2, 2015, 11:42 AM

2. She seemed very impressive.....

I hope there are bigger roles to come.

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Sat May 2, 2015, 12:30 PM

6. Her undergrad degree is in Political Science so I think she's been looking at a career in politics

for some time. BTW her family are all police officers, so the claims of her bias are ludicrous.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 2, 2015, 11:44 AM

3. The indictments on Friday are a s step in the right direction

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 2, 2015, 12:16 PM

4. She's on record for supporting the Federal Attorney General participation. Two Black Women. n/t

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 2, 2015, 12:24 PM

5. I think it's because she's not corrupt

As the Ferguson prosecutor and his office so obviously were. I wish her all the strength in the world because they will try to tear her down. The cops might even try to harm her. She needs the whole city to stand up for her.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 2, 2015, 12:37 PM

7. She completely overcharged.

She charged one person with both manslaughter and 2nd degree murder. Legally it is impossible to be convicted on both. Defense attorneys are laughing at that one. For those of you thinking 'well let the jurors decide which one' it does not work that way. Juries won't do the job of a prosecutor. In fact that is how a prosecutor loses credibility with the jury. With those two charges the prosecutor has to argue two different theories of the case and they conflict with one another. That simply can not be done without raising reasonable doubt in the minds of the jury.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #7)

Sat May 2, 2015, 12:49 PM

8. My guess is she overcharged to encourage a plea deal.

NT

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #8)

Sat May 2, 2015, 03:11 PM

10. If she did she violated the prosecutors ethics code.

And could be the subject of a complaint to the Maryland Bar.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #7)

Sun May 3, 2015, 12:26 AM

11. But a case in Chicago where charge of manslaughter was lost because it should have been murder

The officers shot into a crowd and killed a 22 year old unarmed woman
Cop charged with manslaughter.
But in Illinois, if you point a gun it's legally defined as "intentional".
If intentional, then it's murder not manslaughter.
So acquitted on manslaughter but can't be charged again because of double jeopardy.
If that prosecutor had charged both crimes, maybe would not have been acquitted.

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Response to lostnfound (Reply #11)

Sun May 3, 2015, 01:48 AM

12. The prosecutor has a ethical obligation to charge

what she can think what can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. She did not do that in this case.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 2, 2015, 01:30 PM

9. Surprised your post did not ....

garner more discussion. My worry is, it's because the chart does not surprise anyone.

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