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Old 05-07-2015, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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The charges were filed largely for show, in order to placate the hard-core police-haters. Sinc a lot of them have little knowledge of the actual workings of the justice system, or have short memories, or might be in jail themselves by now, or are too stoned and/or drunk to care, the politicaly-inspired maneuver tends to lose its luster very quickly.
If this was your father or mother who died in this situation would feel the same?
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:16 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Has the case against the officers been brought before a grand jury? Or does Maryland/Baltimore not use a grand jury? I recall the Ferguson grand jury took forever making a decision on the case against the cop that shot Michael Brown. Did Marilyn Mosby convene a grand jury or does anyone know?
Prosecutor discretion in MD to bring charges so no Grand Jury in this case. Typically here, one is convened if the State's Attorney wants to prosecute a case where s/he might take flak for doing so. Then the GJ can be blamed for the charges.

Public corruption cases brought by the Office of the Special Prosecutor almost always have a Grand Jury bill.
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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Prosecutor discretion in MD to bring charges so no Grand Jury in this case. Typically here, one is convened if the State's Attorney wants to prosecute a case where s/he might take flak for doing so. Then the GJ can be blamed for the charges.

Public corruption cases brought by the Office of the Special Prosecutor almost always have a Grand Jury bill.
Its also a good way for the prosecution to "trim down" an indictment that they drafted but know that it can't all be legally sustained. The grand jury can be blamed for that too.

However, I am not suggesting that is the case here. There's really no way to know what will happen unless you're in the grand jury room during the show.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:55 PM
 
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If this was your father or mother who died in this situation would feel the same?
If my father or mother were involved as you mentioned, I would hope the prosecutors would NOT rush to make charges that can't be defended in court, avoid ANY potential conflicts of interests, and DON'T immediately run tothe talk show circuit to discuss the case. All of these which might mean the case never gets a real chance in court.
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:06 AM
 
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When a reputable mainstream source is found, please post it. Daily Mail (LOL)!
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:07 AM
 
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When a reputable mainstream source is found, please post it. Daily Mail (LOL)!
What source do you think it reputable?
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:14 AM
 
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Reputable: Any large big city newspaper with their own investigate teams or mainstream cable news orgs, networks, etc. With one other caveat: Must have decades of experience in the industry.
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:21 AM
 
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Reputable: Any large big city newspaper with their own investigate teams or mainstream cable news orgs, networks, etc. With one other caveat: Must have decades of experience in the industry.
Decades? How about more than a century. The Daily Mail has been in business since 1896 and is the UK's second largest paper. It's website has a higher readership than the ratings of any of the MSM cable news outlets in the USA. So it more than meets all of your qualifications.
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:25 AM
 
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WRONG!Doesn't also meet: Large big city paper with its own investigative team. That would be a bar the NY Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Tennessean, and many other papers could meet.

But not a Fleet St style rag.

Reality tv has high ratings; doesn't change the trash it is. When I say large, it has to do with size of budget devoted to investigative journalism. Instead of Page 3 outrageous photos tabloid style.
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:32 AM
 
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This case needs an independent, full, public and impartial airing of the facts and circumstances. Anything less will simply fuel the suspicion that the police are above the law.
Wait, they aren't above the law? Who knew.
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