Seeing is Not Believing. It is Knowing. Although all investigation focused on what happened or did not happen inside the police van, eyewitness accounts suggested that the white cops involved used unnecessary force against Gray during the arrest outside the van—a claim denied by all officers involved. [MORE] and [MORE] and [MORE]. It is clear that when Gray was arrested in West Baltimore on the morning of April 12, he was struggling to walk. His legs appear to be limp. However, when racist suspects see him struggling to walk and hear him screaming on the video they must believe he is acting or pretending to be hurt. Above you can see and hear the loud screams of Mr. Gray before he is placed in the van. Witnesses said the cops "folded him" and had "their knees in his back" and "he was screaming."
Authorities never provided a lawful reason for why police arrested Gray. According to the city, an officer made eye contact with Gray, and he took off running, so they pursued him. [MORE] Without more, flight or running from the presence of cops is not a basis for arrest and does not establish probable cause. [MORE] White media, cops and prosecutors don't give a fuck about any of all that though.
In a system of racism/white supremacy YOU can be legally executed anytime, any place by white cops.
Did He Fold Himself Up & Snap His Own Spine? White Prosecutors Remain Mystified by Liar Cops. From [HERE] and [HERE] Lawyers for Freddie Gray’s family say family members are “devastated and disappointed” with the Justice Department decision not to bring federal charges against Baltimore police for the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.
Gray suffered fatal injuries while in police custody, and his death sparked days of protesting, which turned to rioting at times, in Baltimore.
“They are disappointed that no one will be held accountable for their son’s tragic death, which occurred while in police custody,” said attorney Hassan Murphy.
Skeptical that politics may have played a role in the DOJ’s decision not to bring civil rights charges against any of the Baltimore police officers, Murphy and his law partner-father, attorney Billy Murphy, visited the federal agency to learn the justification for its decision.
“We have to admit that we left satisfied with the investigation undertaken by this particular group of lawyers at the Department of Justice, most of, or all of them, holdovers from the Obama administration, and they were frank and forthright about the things they had done and the steps they had taken in this investigation,” Murphy said.
However, the department's decision was not unexpected. In the aftermath of Gray's death and the ensuing violence, local authorities brought charges, ranging from manslaughter to reckless endangerment, against six police officers involved in arresting and transporting Gray. Three officers were acquitted and charges against three others were dropped.
The family reached a $6.4 million settlement with the city for Gray’s April 2015 death.
Five of the officers still face police department disciplinary hearings scheduled for the end of October.
The Gray family lawyers acknowledged that the DOJ has limited jurisdiction and also faces a higher burden of proof in lodging federal charges.
“This is a bitter pill for all of us to swallow. It is the end of a chapter, and it is a sad and tragic chapter,” Murphy said.
All state criminal charges filed by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby were dropped last year against the six officers. Five of the officers are scheduled to face Baltimore police internal disciplinary trials later this year.