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.”

About Ken Dye

Having grown up in Missouri, Ken Dye graduated from Northeastern Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and served his country. When he returned to St. Louis, he joined the St. Louis County Police Department and served in the tactical operations unit, as an undercover narcotics and homicide detective, and with the intelligence bureaus. After 13 years, he moved to Chicago to work with the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority. He is the author of three books: two crime novels, Shadow of the Arch and Beyond the Shadow of the Arch and his new release Michael Brown, Jr. didn’t have to die, a non-fiction narrative. For more information about the author, visit
This entry was posted in Police Perspectives. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *