The Campaign For DA

5.01.2015

Look Out! Things Just Got Ramped Up!

But I'll admit the following seems a bit weird . . .

Edit: The initial reaction from the Far Right is that there's an out of control prosecutor who cares more about making a statement and winning than seeking justice. Perhaps. But perhaps we are entering an era where prosecutors are finally going to treat the police just like they treat your average man on the street. And sometimes that's not pretty.   Heck, regular people get indicted these days for car wrecks when there was no intent to harm and no evidence of alcohol or drugs being involved.* But this breaking news just feels different, right?

What's the phrase? "Ain't no fun when the rabbit got the gun, huh?"
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*I got two quick comments disputing this. I can name three car wrecks in Wise County off the top of my head that resulted in death where all of the drivers were indicted. Two were indicted last October for Manslaughter (driving recklessly) and there was no charge of Intoxication Manslaughter (where the allegation would be that drugs or alcohol caused impairment which led to the fatality.). The other was a Criminally Negligent Homicide case which led to a jury trial and emotional photos. (In that case there was a blood alcohol concentration of .03 but even the prosecutors didn't believe that would have any impact on the defendant's abilities and didn't charge him with Intoxication Manslaughter.)

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't give this black woman any credibility because she doesn't have a hyphenated last name.

Anonymous said...

Is she going to charge the police van for the cause of Freddie's head banging death?

Ernest T said...

Did anyone expect the police up there to actually get a fair chance in this? Al Sharpton is welcomed to town by the Mayor and he just got what he wanted.

Anonymous said...

I think it's a conspiracy. C.. O.. N.. Spiracy.

Anonymous said...

Freddie, Freddie, He's our man. If he can't break his own neck and blame it on the police, no one can.

Anonymous said...

If it was reported by FOX, then we all know it must be a lie.

whisky O said...

Whites rise up! Time to burn down a Starbucks or two.

Anonymous said...

If you look at the video of them loading him into the van , his neck was already broken as evidenced by his right leg flopping at a weird angle.

Anonymous said...

Baltimore State Attorney In Charge Of Prosecuting Looters Is Married To The Councilman Who Facilitated The Looting…


Imagine that.

Anonymous said...

This will do wonders for morale in the Baltimore PD.

I just say let blacks police themselves in their own neighborhoods.

The white neighborhoods can barricade themselves just like on Walking Dead and have snipers on guard towers to keep out the people the black police can't contain.

Anonymous said...

Heck, regular people get indicted these days for car wrecks when there was no intent to harm and no evidence of alcohol or drugs being involved.


REALLY?????????? Name one.

Anonymous said...

10:29, Thank you for that, Quincy.

Anonymous said...

whiskey O, I would join you but I have a job.

Anonymous said...

Please show us ALL FACTUAL evidence that shows regular people get indicted these days for car wrecks when there was no intent to harm and no evidence of alcohol or drugs being involved.

Anonymous said...

Just waiting for MSNBC to report on the addresses and phone numbers of the police officers.

Anonymous said...

Baltimore was 67% black in the 2010 Census. Property values there are sliding downhill like a snowball headed for hell. It is spreading across the country like a virus.

Anonymous said...

10:29,So even though his neck was broken he could still stand and beat his head against the van wall?

Anonymous said...

Skippy, You seem all giddy that the cops are getting their comeuppance. I seem to remember you giving the medical examiner hell because they have determined homicide in other cases.

Anonymous said...

It can't be homicide because Freddie didn't have his hands up and he wasn't shot.

Sam Brows said...

Nobody would seriously contend that the PoPo ought to get a free pass on anything it wants to do in the name of policing the streets. That's silly. BUT, it probably isn't sustainable for a prosecutor to decide that Officers get the same level of scrutiny for everything that they do that the average guy gets. First of all, the Police are stuck in extraordinary situations almost every day they decide to hit the streets, and those situations often require them to take actions to defend themselves, or, alternatively, require them to use a level of force that most average guys don't use in two lifetimes. The fact is they deal with criminals and criminals seldom listen to authority without the threat of violence being involved or implied. Prosecutors can't take that away from the cops and expect them to be able to do their jobs. And the second reason that such a posture isn't sustainable is that prosecutors, whether elected, or serving at the pleasure of the one who is elected, are people too, and all people make mistakes. Want your
dog to bite you when you feed it? Whack him on the nose every time you give him a treat. Want your prosecuting administration to become the subject of a Grand Jury investigation? Treat the cops like crap for a year or so.
Want anarchy in your city? Make the cops made enough that they go out on strike all at the same time.

I hate abuse of authority on any level, but most cops are a fairly under appreciated group of guys and gals.

wordkyle said...

BG, I don't listen to talk radio nor do I watch Fox News. Can you tell us who on the "Far Right" had the initial reaction you described?

MichaelinLH said...

The DA severely undercharged these cops. What do you think six black guys who kidnapped and killed a cop would be charged with? It sure as hell wouldn't be 2nd degree anything.

Anonymous said...

The ole brake check trick is finally going to haunt some rotten cops.


Cool

Anonymous said...

Can you say CORRUPT?

Questions raised over links between Freddie Gray attorney and Baltimore chief prosecutor: Dead man's family lawyer was among biggest campaign donors AND 'mentor' to official who has indicted six cops on murder charges


Anonymous said...

Are you that dumb?

If you are driving recklessly and cause the death of someone else you should be charged! Good grief.

2 beers and I, personally, am drunk. It's a fact. I feel it, know it, can wear the t-shirt. If I drive during that time and kill someone you bet your butt I deserve every charge I can get.

You seem to have no morals or conscience nor do you know right from wrong. I guess that is why you are a defense attorney and I'm not.

Anonymous said...

Knee Grows

Anonymous said...

The "average man on the street" gets treated just fine by the police. Do you mean the "average man on the street" who just held up a store at gunpoint? Or that average guy with a rap sheet longer than his arm?

MichaelinLH said...

I just love how all these so called conservatives love the cops but the hate the government. What do they think they government is? Also love their disdain for defense attorneys who are the only folks that stand up to the government on a regular basis. Idiots.

Anonymous said...


Barry probably has more interaction with the PoPo than most. He just might know what he's saying.....

I have one as a neighbor. They have odd superiority complexes but difficult jobs.

Don't believe they should hurt people but don't believe you should Morgan Freeman things when you don't like what is happening.......but they'll get their way here guaranteed.

Anonymous said...

10:29 has a good eye. Just listened to a physician who is a head & neck specialist on the news. The doc watched several videos of the takedown and thought that the neck was broken by a cop putting his knee in the suspect's back in a bad spot. What killed the guy was when that broken neck/back severed the spinal cord when he was pitched in the van and not restrained. The doc sounded pretty convincing. If that proves to be the truth, those cops are toast.

DF Dr. Red Duke

Anonymous said...

1:14 Conservatives believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values and a strong national defense. Believe the role of government should be to provide people the freedom necessary to pursue their own goals.

Anonymous said...

Sam at 1137,

As I understand your comment: first, we indict police officers when the prosecutor's office determines that there is probable cause they committed a homicide. Then, anarchy?

Not sure I follow.

Rusty said...

Funny thing is, the State's attorney also acknowledged that they had no probable cause to arrest him. S*** is about to get real.

Anonymous said...

2:16 Is Red Duke a good sign?

Anonymous said...

DF Red Duke, If that was the case, why did he die a week later after having surgery instead of when he was thrown in the van? HUH?

Anonymous said...

Yea, things just got somethinged up but I don't think ramped is the word you're looking for here

mzchief said...

Six Baltimore cops ignored BPD policy and failed to properly secure and protect a citizen in their custody, whom they had subdued by cuffing the citizen's hands behind his back and shackling his feet.

Hmmmm...who would have thunk that a neck injury could possibly happen to a cuffed and shackled person laying helpless on the slick floor of a moving van? OH! I know the answer to that question!...ANYONE who has ever
transported a heavy unsecured object in the bed of a pick-up/panel-van and had to make an abrupt stop knows that the object is slammed forward. Think about it...really! Baltimore cops are so stupid they didn't know the guy's head would slam forward, in the event of a sudden stop. These cops didn't even need to be smart enough to be able to deduce what might happen to an unsecured citizen in a moving van...all these cops needed to do, to avoid this tragedy, was FOLLOW THE RULES!

When LEOs take a citizen into custody and remove the citizen's ability to make decisions to protect themselves, LEOs should be held to a higher standard, if the citizen is injured due to the neglect of the officer.

Do I think the Baltimore officers were over-charged? Perhaps, they've been over-charged, but let us see who sings/cuts a deal and tells more of the truth.

As for you people buying into the speculation that Freddie Gray died due to self-inflicted wounds, you're merely pissing into the wind and believing it's raining. It defies logic to believe a man who had been screaming he can't breathe and asking for an inhaler would, in the span of 45 mins, decide to kill himself while in police custody.

Anonymous said...

Why only one Nigger wont that paddy wagon hold more than one? shoot a few and leave them at the burned out CVS no way will paramedic's come over there or PoPo

Anonymous said...

3:10, not being a doc, I am not the expert. Just relayed the news I heard. But I posed your question to a friend this afternoon who is a doc (General Practitioner). He said it depends on where the break is located on the spine and whether it is a total sever or a partial. Reminded me that is why Paramedics handle possible spinal injuries gingerly and restrain them to a backboard before transport. We'll see how the Baltimore experts called in to the trial explain it.

DF Dr. Red Duke

Anonymous said...

Who is the "far Right"? Is that another talking point, Barry?

Anonymous said...

12:34

Here is some reference material for you.

Generally, it says if you have 2 beers, you will not exceed the .08 blood alcohol level, unless you are a midget.

Anonymous said...

Ooops

http://www.drunkdrivingdefense.com/general/bac.htm

Anonymous said...

Don't ask Barry for needless things like details. He's a broad brush kinda guy.

Details = minutia

Anonymous said...

"The Day the 60's Died" on PBS

The story of the Kent State massacre in 1970 will be shown again tonight. Was appalled at first when a local resident said in an interview she "wished they had killed more." Then this Baltimore riot started and people are yelling at the TV "just shoot the niggers!"
Googled Kent State and found that the common denominator wrt the violence is/was the number of transient gangs that descend on trouble spots anywhere around the country. Back then it was bikers who escalated the level of unrest, today it's the Cripps, Bloods, and other shitasses du jour.
What seemed crazy for that woman to say 45 yrs ago was right in line with my thoughts just a few days ago.

There's no real message here (I don't think), just making the comparison, and observing not a small amount of irony...

Anonymous said...

I see a unfortunate accident after a police stop for Barry Green soon.























Sgt Stadanko.....



Anonymous said...

Toxicology tests show that Freedy Gray was high on heroin.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't the the cops kill Freddie the first seven times he was arrested?

whisky O said...

At this point, what difference does it make?

Anonymous said...

His BAC was .03 four hours after the accident.

MichaelinLH said...

He was on heroin? Thank god the cops killed him. Doing heroin will wreck your life. These heroic cops saved him from that.

Anonymous said...

Mzchief is so hawt.

Anonymous said...

This is the problem: The leadership in the correctional system are hiring the wrong people because the leadership are the wrong people.

We've all met them (see video,) but probably only once or twice in a lifetime in real life.
The fact is: The majority of cops are bad and the majority of criminals are bad. And the good people get stuck in their powerplay. "I've got a badge, I'm exceptional, You can't do shit to me but I can do shit to you." Yes, even down to the worst of the worst, most of the probation officers.

Dover Police DashCam Confessional (Shake it Off)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XFBUM8dMqw

Anonymous said...

Alan Dershowitz (extreme leftist) agrees with the far right.