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Old 04-30-2015, 12:12 PM
 
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In Maryland the State's Attorney for each District/County is called the State's Attorney.

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It's now Razzle-Dazzle time ....... Madam Mayor & Police Commissioner Batts have both announced on Twitter that they have kicked the Gray case to Baltimore City State's Attorney (Baltimore Prosecutor). It's in her hands now. Her husband is Nick Mosby, who is the Rep from Freddie Gray's neighborhood.
Mrs Mosby is Black and just took office in January 2015. She has strong support from Madam Mayor.

I'm sure that Madam Mayor and Superintendent Batts are thrilled to be kicking this Football to Mrs Mosby.

Rioting could raise stakes for Mosby’s decision following Freddie Gray investigation |Baltimore Daily Record



Should Mosby decline to bring charges in the Gray incident, Pettit said he has “grave concerns” about the reaction.

“My concerns are whether or not a demonstration can be controlled or maintained by the organizers,” Pettit said.

Pettit and Gordon also expressed confidence in Mosby, with both saying she will base her decision on the evidence before her.

“I think this is a defining moment for Marilyn Mosby and her administration,” said J. Wyndal Gordon, a Baltimore solo practitioner.

But Gordon added he believes the community’s response to Gray’s death will be a factor in her decision.
“A prosecutor’s job is to listen to the victims,” he said. “I hope she will do what’s best for the community.”


Mrs Mosby has a real problem and her entire Political future will be effected - no matter what she does.
The MOB is only gone to accept an Indictment of Voluntary Manslaughter (at the least) OR Murder. Both of these charges will have to PROVE that the Police officers which would require proof that an officer intended to harm Mr. Gray. An Indictment won't be enough - she will have to get a Conviction AND it will have to hold up in Courts of Appeal. The "intend harm" has already gone to the US Supreme Court.
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:16 PM
 
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“A prosecutor’s job is to listen to the victims,” he said. “I hope she will do what’s best for the community.”

A prosecutors job is to analyze the evidence, decide if the evidence warrants bringing a charge, and if so prove that charge beyond a reasonable doubt.

I hope that she will act according to the evidence, not be intimidated by rioters.
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:05 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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“A prosecutor’s job is to listen to the victims,” he said. “I hope she will do what’s best for the community.”

A prosecutors job is to analyze the evidence, decide if the evidence warrants bringing a charge, and if so prove that charge beyond a reasonable doubt.

I hope that she will act according to the evidence, not be intimidated by rioters.


I agree. The last thing a prosecutor should be worrying about is a mobs reaction to a decision based on the available facts.
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:14 PM
 
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Take it out of the hands of those who must rely on law enforcement to keep their jobs. We need to have a state committee that is comprised of many different people in every walk of life to investigate any time a citizen is killed.

Law enforcement, medical, trusted members of the the communities, etc. They can then forward a recommendation and can comment if their recommendation is ignored.
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:21 PM
 
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Take it out of the hands of those who must rely on law enforcement to keep their jobs. We need to have a state committee that is comprised of many different people in every walk of life to investigate any time a citizen is killed.

Law enforcement, medical, trusted members of the the communities, etc. They can then forward a recommendation and can comment if their recommendation is ignored.


That word trust is subjective. Very subjective. And therein lies the problem whereas a prosecutor is an elected official. Be very careful what you wish for.
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:22 PM
 
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Take it out of the hands of those who must rely on law enforcement to keep their jobs. We need to have a state committee that is comprised of many different people in every walk of life to investigate any time a citizen is killed.

Law enforcement, medical, trusted members of the the communities, etc. They can then forward a recommendation and can comment if their recommendation is ignored.
I agree.
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:24 PM
 
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That word trust is subjective. Very subjective. And therein lies the problem whereas a prosecutor is an elected official. Be very careful what you wish for.
"trusted members of the community" make up one part of the committee. Quite unlike the current set up where the prosecution must rule against the very people they rely on to keep their job.
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:34 PM
 
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Don't they also need the people to help keep their jobs via the elections?
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:36 PM
 
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Don't they also need the people to help keep their jobs via the elections?
Are you going to vote against one that decides to not charge an officer for beating up someone that ran from them?
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Old 04-30-2015, 02:42 PM
 
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BREAKING NEWS: Preliminary findings show Freddie Gray suffered head injury in police transport van | WJLA.com

This is going to be interesting. It sounds like this has been confirmed by other person in the Van.
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