Baltimore police officer William Porter was handed a partial victory yesterday when the jury in his bullshit trial couldn’t reach a verdict. They couldn’t reach a verdict on any of the charges…even the most trivial.
This bodes well for the defense in that failure to reach a verdict on a “mickey mouse” charge like Misconduct in office means they damn sure couldn’t reach anything close to a unanimous decision on the more important charges. by more important I mean the ones that could potentially send him to the joint for an extended period of time.
The prosecutor, pandering to the “hoodrats” charged the six officers based on a shoddy and incompetent investigation into the demise of freddy. now it’s coming back to haunt her and the governance of the city.
If the six officers can weather this storm they will be well positioned to sue the city for all manner of wrongs. Let’s hope any settlement with these fine officers is many times greater than the 6.4 million given to gray’s family.
After all the officers have been through this is a ray of hope…a ray that will open to clear skies and a unicorn farting rainbows.
God bless the “Sacrificial Six.”