Thursday, May 28, 2015

Reason: The Unjust Law That Led to Freddie Gray's Death

One charge was conspicuously absent from the indictments that a Baltimore grand jury issued last Thursday in connection with the death of Freddie Gray from injuries he suffered in police custody. The three cops who arrested Gray—Lt. Brian Rice, plus Officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero—are no longer charged with false imprisonment.

That change reflects a dispute about the legality of the knife Gray was carrying, which was the official justification for his arrest. But the same fuzziness that works to the officers' advantage discredits the law they say they were enforcing.

According to Miller's report, he was patrolling on bicycle along with Rice and Nero on the morning of April 12 when they encountered Gray, who "fled unprovoked upon noticing police presence." After catching Gray, Miller "noticed a knife clipped to the inside of his front right pants pocket."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A long time ago the US supreme court ruled that judges do not have to give jurors complete instructions. One of those instruction is that if the law is unjust the jury can nullify the law and find the defendant not guilty. And that is a legal fact.