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15-12-2015, 11:01 AM (This post was last modified: 15-12-2015 11:06 AM by Fatbaldhobbit.)
Jury Deliberates in (1st) Freddie Gray Trial
So the jury is deliberating in the first trial related to the death of Freddy Gray:

CNN link

Quote:The jury began deliberating Monday, 12 days after testimony began.

Authorities say Gray, a 25-year-old black man, broke his neck on April 12 while being transported in a police van, shackled but not wearing a seat belt. His death a week later sparked demonstrations and made him a symbol of the black community's distrust of police.

Prosecutors say Porter, one of three black officers charged in the case, was summoned by the van's driver to check on Gray during stops on the way to a police station. They say he should have called a medic for Gray sooner than one was eventually called, and also should have ensured that Gray was wearing a seat belt.

Hopefully there will not be a repeat of the problems Baltimore had last April. However it is notoriously difficult to convict police officers.

It's an ugly situation that shows no signs of improving.

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15-12-2015, 12:22 PM
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Wow, that was fast. I did not realize the trial was already underway much less sent to the jury.

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15-12-2015, 10:29 PM
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Not good:
Quote:Jurors who've said they're deadlocked in the trial of Baltimore police Officer William Porter will have a night to sleep on it before they return to court.

The judge sent the jury back to the deliberation room Tuesday afternoon after jurors said they'd been unable to reach a unanimous verdict. Deliberations continued for about two hours and are set to resume on Wednesday morning.

I think a deadlock would still provoke protests. Hopefully everything stays peaceful.

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16-12-2015, 08:28 AM
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This is going to be a tricky one. I heard on the radio that some people were worried that the jury would find them not guilty because some of the cops were black. With white cops routinely found not guilty or charges not filed, the jury might be worried at being labeled racist if they convict black cops.

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16-12-2015, 03:45 PM
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And it's a mistrial.

mistrial

Quote:A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of Baltimore police Officer William Porter after jurors said they were deadlocked and unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the four charges against him.

Definitely don't see what the problem was. Pretty clear cut, IMO.

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16-12-2015, 03:56 PM
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(16-12-2015 03:45 PM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  And it's a mistrial.

mistrial

Quote:A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of Baltimore police Officer William Porter after jurors said they were deadlocked and unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the four charges against him.

Definitely don't see what the problem was. Pretty clear cut, IMO.
See my comment above. Probably a few on the jury feel like that.

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17-12-2015, 03:05 AM
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Guilty, innocent, mistrial -- regardless of how it goes it's gonna be a goatfuck.....

That's how the safe money is betting...

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17-12-2015, 07:43 PM
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(17-12-2015 03:05 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Guilty, innocent, mistrial -- regardless of how it goes it's gonna be a goatfuck.....

That's how the safe money is betting...

Mistrial. The prosecutor is going to refile charges.

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17-12-2015, 07:56 PM
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(17-12-2015 07:43 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(17-12-2015 03:05 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Guilty, innocent, mistrial -- regardless of how it goes it's gonna be a goatfuck.....

That's how the safe money is betting...

Mistrial. The prosecutor is going to refile charges.

I always thought of mistrials as something akin to dating your ex wife..............


However it turns out, it just seems wrong...................


And just a bit sad and desperate...

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17-12-2015, 09:48 PM
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I bet they offer him a plea in return for testimony against the other cops.

Be interesting to see if they do and he does...

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