Gobsmacking – Baltimore Judge Orders Officer Porter To Testify Against Fellow Officers….

Well, we can put the entire question about whether Judge Barry Williams is an “activist judge” to rest.  This ruling is a direct contradiction to the 5th Amendment and an accused person’s right not to testify in trial.  The state cannot force a defendant to accept immunity.

Officer Porter’s trial ended in a “mistrial” (hung jury); as a consequence, the prosecution has announced their intent to re-try Porter later in the year which means any testimony he gives can/will be used against him at a later trial date; despite the judge saying the prosecution cannot use such testimony – it becomes impossible testimony to parse.

In addition the federal DOJ has previously announced their intentions to investigate/charge based on civil rights violations, so any testimony carries an additional overture of concern with future prosecution.

judge barry williamsJudge Barry Williams says he finds himself in “uncharted territory”.  Really?  Not-so-much, the law is very clear on this matter.   It would not be surprising if an appellate court strikes down this judicial decision as clearly outside the bounds of legal authority.

(Via Baltimore Sun ) Baltimore Judge Barry G. Williams ordered that Officer William Porter be compelled to testify at the upcoming trial of a fellow Baltimore Police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a ruling Porter’s defense attorneys said they would immediately seek an injunction to block.

Williams said he found himself in “uncharted territory” as he granted Porter a type of immunity that allows his charges to stand but which precludes his testimony from being used against him. Attorneys and legal observers agreed that such a ruling against a co-defendant was a first in Maryland.

Porter’s defense attorney Gary Proctor had argued that forcing Porter to testify at the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson would violate his state and federal constitutional rights that protect defendants against self-incrimination, and that he could be subjected to perjury charges or become exposed in a federal investigation.

Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow said Porter could not claim such protections once granted immunity.

“Officer Porter, in the Officer Goodson case, is a witness,” Schatzow told Williams in his argument. “That’s the only status he has.”

Schatzow said that though he thought the law was clear, he agreed the ruling would be a first.

[…] Prosecutors have said Porter is a “material witness” against Goodson and Sgt. Alicia White, whose trial is scheduled for Jan. 25.

Porter remains charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. He is scheduled to be retried in June. (read more)

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91 Responses to Gobsmacking – Baltimore Judge Orders Officer Porter To Testify Against Fellow Officers….

  1. Monroe says:

    BAM….By Any Means Necessary………

    They shall pervert and convict in order to transform

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  2. stringy theory says:

    The judge is a leftist hack that most likely is the product of AA just like oblamus. And ditto the rest of the black prosecutors in this case. There is no way he can be compelled to testify and I trust his attorney will take an immediate appeal of any rulings to the contrary. This judge is way in over his head since this is not a night-court matter.

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    • Mentalist says:

      The only problem is the appellate courts in Maryland are no better. They are filled with leftist political hacks and constitutionally illiterate fools just like Judge Williams – courtesy of the leftist state legislature and governors such as Martin O’Malley and Parris Glendening.

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      • lovely says:

        That was going to be my guess.

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        • Mentalist says:

          Martin O’Malley’s wife Katie was appointed to a judgeship (in Baltimore City) as a political favor by the then sitting governor (Glendening) for not seeking the Democratic nomination for governor against Ted Kennedy’s dimwitted niece, the Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend. He tried to appoint the son of a legislator with limited legal experience to a judgeship before he withdrew it due to public outrage. Heck, just last session, the legislature changed the retirement age for sitting judges on the Court of Special Appeals (the highest court in Maryland) so that the current governor (Republican) couldn’t make any appointments to the court during his term in office. That’s all you need to know.

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    • The Boss says:

      This thug in a robe isn’t suitable for night court either.

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    • TRONGOD2000 says:

      I really feel sorry for the police who are being dragged through this. A drug peddler is gone but years of good men and women are ruined by some hack judge and attorney general.

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  3. Mentalist says:

    Yep. This hack also instructed the jury in the trial of the first officer (Porter) not to discuss the case after the jurors completed their service, although he has no authority to prevent them from doing so after the conclusion of the trial. There’s also no legal precedent for doing so. Something tells me that Judge Williams is scared of being seen as sympathetic to the six officers and subsequently losing his cushy seat on the bench at the expense of the black voters in Baltimore.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Like the OR Judge, he will have a medical leave of absence after all this, and suddenly find himself set for premature retirement.

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    • treepersrock says:

      Mentalist ~ I was curious as to the hung jury, what were the numbers on the split? Judge Williams shut down the jury as you state so we may never know.

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      • djb914 says:

        The RUMOR was 11-1 to acquit https://twitter.com/justin_fenton/status/678012425568956416

        With them not officially giving the jury vote to the public AND not letting the jury talk AFTER they are done, AND the judge not allowing Porter his 5th amendment right AND not moving the trial out of Baltimore in spite of the huge angry crowd outside the courthouse, it really looks as if the cops are being RAILROADED by a corrupt prosecutor and judge, this is not right. seems more like the judge is part of the lynch mob, if they are convicted I hope Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump or Ted Cruz (he knows the constitution as well as anyone) or whoever is President gives these cops a pardon.

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        • treepersrock says:

          djb914 ~ Thanks, I agree w/your comment & many good points. Hopefully Porter is successful in his appeal & all the rest of the trials are acquitted or hung.

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          • Mentalist says:

            As djb914 said, the judge has refused to disclose that information, but I’ve heard rumors from several sources that the jury was leaning to acquit before a hung jury was declared.

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        • jc says:

          Williams is a team player and knows convictions are necessary to save the city from being burned to the ground and the officers will have to be satisfied with appeals for new, fair trials a few years down when everybody has forgotten about them and Freddie

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  4. Bill says:

    Such a shame those fine men and women, people willing to put their life on the line to protect the community are being dragged through the mud over some lowlife thug.

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  5. mickie says:

    Wow, Just change the laws to further your own agenda. I am so sick of this crap. It really makes my blood boil.1 more reason Trump will be our next president.

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    • Dixie says:

      Shades of the Hammonds in Oregon. Same/Same.

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    • Backspin says:

      Very much like the B.L.M , eh ? Win at any cost. Legal eagles take note : SCOTUS – Salinas Vs. Texas , decided June 17 2013. RE , 5th Amendment . HELD 5 – 4 , refusal to answer a question while not under arrest or Miranda warning is evidence of guilt. More of the same it seems.
      Quote by David French , National Review about The Hammonds ” The Government has persued them like a pack of Wolves “

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    • He who shall not be named says:

      If you think that some how continuing with the same system in place things will change then boy are you in for a surprise, things remain the same no matter who is in office, they’re all part of rouse that we call govern(control)-ment(mind). When we all stop playing the name game aka legal name fraud then things will change.

      Marcus explains well at servantking.info for christians and anyone else can check out kate at kateofgaia.wordpress.com

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  6. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
    Thomas Jefferson

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  7. TwoLaine says:

    Tell him we’d like to hear from Lois Lerner too.

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  8. MouseTheLuckyDog says:

    Don’t exagerate.

    First of all the judge did something real stupid, by doing something that shows real bias.

    But the prosecutions grant of immunity ( correcting you here, the judge does not grant immunity, it’s the prosecution though I think the judge has to sign off on it ) is quite common.
    But it can go horribly wrong, Olly and Poindexter got off because of their grants of immunity, despite a jury finding them guilty.

    They say they are in uncharted waters here, but I don’t see why.The reporters say it is because it’s the first time such a grant of immunity is given to a codefendent. I’m not buying that though.

    But grants of immunity to force testimony are common.

    I expect the apeals court to shoot down the judge, but even if they don’t it really doesn’t matter. With Porters testimony they still have a very very slim case, without they don’t have any case.

    What’s more, expect a long delay now. They will appeal the decision, the appeals court will grant a temporary injunction and they will have to wait for the appeals court to decide. Or try the case without Porter.

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    • sundance says:

      You obviously didn’t read the article, nor get the factual substance prior to writing.

      First, the “state’ (prosecution) did not grant, give, request or claim to transfer “immunity” to Porter.

      The Judge told the State he was granting a compulsion to testify, and he alone created the standard for immunity by telling the State they cannot use the testimony at a later date. THAT is the Judge creating/granting the immunity.

      Second, no entity -neither judge nor state- can compel any witness (or accused) to “accept” immunity. That decision rests with the person to whom the immunity is being offered/directed.

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      • stringy theory says:

        I believe also that these state court judges/officials cannot guarantee immunity from any federal prosecution of the type that could come from this corrupt DOJ. This judge is not only on thin ice, he’s fallen through already. He needs a leave of absence for health reasons as someone else has already suggested.

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      • Jett Black says:

        You’re right about this situation not being real immunity. So long as Porter is at risk of prosecution for the subject matter of the testimony sought, he cannot be compelled to testify. I have to wonder who came up with this cocked up mess–I would expect it from the persecution in this case, b/c they’re such cocked up messes, but yet it comes from the judge. Perhaps this does fully confirm bias and unethical ex parte communications.

        Whenever a judge says he’s in “uncharted territory” or doing something for the “first time,” he and we should know he’s almost certainly got it wrong. This could well go all the way to SCOTUS, since it involves fundamental federal constitutional rights and does seem novel–because judges aren’t usually that dumb or that obviously in the tank. It’ll be very amusing to watch all the lib judge splodies when they try to reconcile their criminal-loving approaches to the 5th with their vile goals in this case. If they even try. Rule of law is kind of out the window.

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      • Jett Black says:

        Sorry to double post, but my other point got lost–if Porter were given real immunity by the persecutors, such that he faced no risk of further prosecution, he could not invoke the 5th A to avoid testifying. It’s not a matter of him being forced to accept it, it’s about the state’s removal of any risk of prosecution. They can and sometimes do that successfully–feds more than state.

        It’s mighty risky in a case like this, though, b/c if Porter got real immunity for all prosecution relating to Gray’s arrest, detention, and death, he could just take full responsibility and exonerate all the other officers, flip the DA and judge the bird, and walk out scott free with his compadres a hero. That would be pretty funny.

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  9. winky says:

    I just call it corruption and a little green going around for everyone starting with the DA and the attorney(her personal attorney) who probably had a lot of cases like this . They settled this case while O was still in office. All the city officials making huge amounts of money while unemployment is rampant….

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  10. Murse says:

    Is anyone really surprised. The U.S. is no longer a nation of citizens but is instead a nation of tribes. Which is exactly what the destroyers have aimed for since FDR.

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  11. freepetta says:

    SMH, THE JUDGE, MAYOR AND THE MOSBY GANG ARE A LYNCH MOB.

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  12. jackphatz says:

    Can’t he plead the 5th on every question?

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    • lovely says:

      No Porter can be compelled to testify as a witness if the immunity is upheld. I can’t imagine that it will be upheld. I’d take it as high as I could, they are going to run into a time crunch.

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      • Dixie says:

        But how can he know that immunity would be upheld when it would be after the trial when that moonbat judge would force him to testify? Isn’t this a little like getting the cart before the horse?

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        • lovely says:

          I haven’t said that the immunity as a material witness in one case would make Porter exempt from the prosecution using that testimony against him when Porter himself is on trial. In fact implication is the exact opposite. Legally the immunity should grant Porter some safeguards but I have zero confidence in this prosecution and their willingness to operate within the confines of the law.

          From the article;

          Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow said Porter could not claim such protections once granted immunity.

          “Officer Porter, in the Officer Goodson case, is a witness,” Schatzow told Williams in his argument. “That’s the only status he has.”

          Prosecutors have said Porter is a “material witness” against Goodson and Sgt. Alicia White, whose trial is scheduled for Jan. 25.

          The prosecutor had to offer the immunity, the judge is imposing immunity under penalty of obstruction of justice and contempt.

          It is important to note that it is prosecutorial immunity that is being imposed on Porter not transactional immunity.

          States employ one of two approaches to prosecutorial immunity: Use immunity prohibits only the witness’s compelled testimony, and evidence stemming from that testimony, from being used to prosecute the witness. The witness still may be prosecuted so long as the prosecutor can obtain other physical, testimonial, or Circumstantial Evidence apart from the witness’s testimony. Transactional immunity completely immunizes the witness from prosecution for any offense to which the testimony relates.

          http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Immunity+from+prosecution

          Also note that anything the prosecutor already has in their murky file and anything that Porter may testify to, but the prosecutor could prove to the biased court’s satisfaction that the prosecutor uncovered in any way other than Porters testimony may be used against Porter

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          • bulwarker says:

            Then couldn’t they just force all the officers to testify against each other with prosecutorial immunity? Regardless, this is a clear violation of 5A.

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            • lovely says:

              Often they do flip defendants with an immunity deal.

              The prosecution offers immunity and the defendant can take it or leave it. This is a case of a judge compelling a witness to testify and infringing on that witnesses rights as the witness is also a defendant, even though they are not a defendant in the trial where they are being compelled to testify.

              It is malarkey, a sinking prosecution trying to breathe underwater through nonexistent gills.

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          • treepersrock says:

            Thanks lovely for the explanation,I had the same question as Dixie.

            I have been uncomfortable w/this Judge as he has denied most of the Motions the Officier 6 Attorney’s have filed, the Prosecution is a joke, so if they couldn’t screw Porter one way, they are trying another.

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    • JeremyR says:

      Play the Hillary card, “I don’t recall.”

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  13. R-C says:

    SO glad I put my transom to Maryland some years ago now. Never will I agree to live there again.

    Baltimore in specific, and certain large & rich Maryland counties in general, have reveled in selecting only the least qualified, most radical, least competent leaders they could find–much to the chagrin of the rest of the state, which suffers under their rule.

    Maryland is truly a one-party state, they have things exactly as they want them.

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  14. bogeytct says:

    The collegiate system graduates people who lack mastery in such curriculum. What do you expect? This is the result.

    Atlas shrugged.

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  15. lovely says:

    A prosecutor can grant a witness immunity without the witness’ consent. The judge is wrongfully splitting hairs because Porter is a witness not a defendant in the other cases and can be compelled to testify or face contempt of court charges and penalties which can include jail time.

    This is worse than Federal Immunity, affectionately known in the legal community as F* Me Immunity. The players, as in team Mosby have shown themselves to be race baiting shifty unlawful characters and the judge is their pawn.

    No way should Porter be compelled to testify, and if he does, there is no way Mosby does not clandestinely use his testimony.

    All Mosby has to do is find someone on her team corrupt enough to put information gained during Porter’s testimony and date it before his testimony is given or “find” it through “magical” sources. Presto the prosecution knew about Porter’s testimony before he gave it and therefore it is exempt from immunity.

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  16. winky says:

    Chances are these officers will never be convicted and they will probably sue the city for wrongful termination and get huge settlements……now everyone is happy

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  17. rumpole2 says:

    “Immunity”, granted (by prosecution and/or Judge) is not exactly what is on offer is it?
    It is some sort of half-assed immunity now, an agreement to not use Porter’s testimony in this (and Sgt. Alicia White’s) trial ( if it is possible to isolate such testimony from other statements by Porter), but Porter still faces same charges and another trial. “Immunity” is not much cop anyway these days, since all cases involving a black “victim” come with a built-in “Get Out of Double Jeopardy” card for political hack to use to keep threatening a Federal “Civil Rights” investigation and subsequent charges regardless of any State court decision (or deal)

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  18. Chip Bennett says:

    A continued perversion of justice.

    Porter is already facing imprisonment over nothing; what’s the black-robed thug going to gain by threatening Porter with being held in contempt, of Porter invokes his fifth amendment-protected rights and refuses to answer any questions?

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  19. auscitizenmom says:

    “such a ruling against a co-defendant was a first in Maryland.” A first in Maryland? Isn’t it a first in the United States of America?

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  20. Alex says:

    In Kastigar v. U.S., 406 U.S. 441 (1972), the Supreme Court ruled that if the government confers “use and derivative use immunity,” then it can compel a witness to testify. It’s not a question of whether the witness “accepts” the immunity or not. In a subsequent prosecution of the witness, the government will have the burden of showing that evidence was not derived from the compelled testimony.

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  21. Tom Holsinger says:

    Oliver North’s attorney laughed all the way to the bank. I remember Ollie’s Iran/Contra testimony to Congress under the similar federal grant of immunity. Ollie had a real big grin on his face as he described carting documents to the shredder while FBI agents were waiting patiently in his office.

    IMO the prosecution’s legal problem here is that a state judge simply can’t grant immunity from potential federal civil rights criminal charges (18 USC 242). Federal law is supreme over state law. A state judge can’t tell a federal prosecutor what to do or not do in federal court. He lacks jurisdiction.

    The police officer involved can assert his 5th Amendment self-incrimination privilege in state court against potential a potential federal criminal charge under 42 USC 1983, refuse to testify and get a writ from the nearest federal judge if any state judge holds him in contempt.

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    • archer52 says:

      Yep. The State cannot offer immunity in a federal case. The officer would be stupid to think otherwise.

      Like I said, show up, sit down, invoke, and dare the state judge to jail you for contempt. I’d ask him as he ruled what kind of house he lived in. When he asked why, I would say, “because I might like living there myself! Maybe I won’t sell it.”

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  22. David says:

    The problem for Porter is any grant of immunity will only protect him from state, not Federal charges. There is little doubt that the Feds will come after the officers on civil rights violations, if the Mosby trials fail.

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  23. Maggiemoowho says:

    Sorry, this is just a Test from the maggster(maggiemoo), setting up a new iPad and doing something wrong, I think🤔😔.

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  24. archer52 says:

    There is no way this officer should testify. Put me in jail for contempt. I’ll take the lick. And it won’t hold and I have a civil suit pending against that judge. He’s waaaaay out of control!

    The option is that I expose myself to further state charges and certainly federal charges? Screw that!

    Greta and her legal team on FOX went through the outrage of it in great detail. Poor Ted what’s his name. He was blubbering because he couldn’t form a sentence due to the fact he didn’t know where to start! That judge couldn’t have got it wrong more if he had ordered the officer to be put in the stocks in the public square!

    That officer must remain silent. It is his Constitutional right, just as it is anyone else in this land. The madness and PC that has seized and corrupted our way of life has to be stopped. I’d tell that judge to his face he needs to revisit the Constitutional amendments and not refer to his law license, which he obviously got from the back of a box of Cracker Jacks, then hand him a copy.

    Then I’d shut up and sit back.

    The officer’s attorneys have to prevent him from taking the stand. This isn’t freaking Russia or Saudi.

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  25. janc1955 says:

    I’ve had this black activist judge’s number since I first laid eyes on him.

    Heard tonite on Fox that Mosby’s husband is running for mayor to replace Stephanie Hyphen. I’m sure that will further muck up the works for these 6 officers.

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    • archer52 says:

      There is an article I read that is very, very accurate about the DESTRUCTION a certain party and a certain subset of the population has wrought. If you want to make America Switzerland peaceful- deport them. A great summation!

      http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2016/01/america-doesnt-have-gun-problem-it-has_4.html?

      “…America’s mass shooting capital isn’t somewhere out west where you can get a gun at the corner store. It’s in Obama’s own hometown.

      Chicago is America’s mass shooting capital. There were over 400 shootings with more than one victim. In 95 of those shootings, 3 or more people were shot.

      2,995 people were shot in Chicago last year. Shootings were up, way up, in Baltimore. With an assist from Al Sharpton and #BlackLivesMatter, Baltimore beat out Detroit. But Detroit is still in the running. Chicago, Baltimore and Detroit all have something in common, they’re all run by the party of gun control which somehow can’t seem to manage to control the criminals who have the guns.

      The murder rate in Washington, D.C., home of the progressive boys and girls who can solve it all, is up 54%. The capital of the national bureaucracy has also been the country’s murder capital.

      These cities are the heartland of America’s real gun culture. It isn’t the bitter gun-and-bible clingers in McCain and Romney territory who are racking up a more horrifying annual kill rate than Al Qaeda; it’s Obama’s own voting base.

      Gun violence is at its worst in the cities that Obama won in 2012. Places like New Orleans, Memphis, Birmingham, St. Louis, Kansas City and Philly. The Democrats are blaming Republicans for the crimes of their own voters.

      Chicago, where Obama delivered his victory speech, has homicide numbers that match all of Japan and are higher than Spain, Poland and pre-war Syria. If Chicago gets any worse, it will find itself passing the number of murders for the entire country of Canada…”

      Read the whole thing. It is fascinating. Why WE KNOW this and the MSM and the WH won’t talk about it or acknowledge it reminds us EVERYDAY they are all liars, thieves and would be tyrants.

      You have to be older to remember history. To get the arch of everything if you will.

      Here, I can tell you that in the late seventies and early eighties I read the FBI crime report stating who did what to whom. Back then, seventy percent of all violent crime was committed by blacks. Truth be told, it was- and STILL IS- a small percentage of blacks doing all the crime. FORTY FREAKING YEARS LATER NOTHING HAS CHANGED!!!

      Except for one thing. Back then, when I was a young man learning about life, a black deputy- a good man and one of the first few black men in police work in the whole area- told me this; There is no difference between a black man and a white man. They wanted the same things for themselves and their kids and their future. BUT it was the same small percentage who causes all the problems and gives blacks a bad reputation.

      He HATED them!!

      But now, our society- instead of ostracizing them, arresting them, punishing their bad behavior- has given into that bad behavior, excused it, even rewarded it (Rap music and black culture being cool).

      For the likes of Samuel L Jackson to bit** about the current state of affairs inside the black community when HE did nothing to stop the slide is crap. If you’ll note, one of the few black celebrities- Bill Cosby- had stood up to the corruption and destruction of young black men. And he was thrown out, ostracized by the Left, and accused and prosecuted for the same crimes Bill Clinton did.

      Which tells you why you see so many Hollywood types toeing the line.

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  26. MouseTheLuckyDog says:

    Apparently they are going to argue that Drey was the victim of a rough ride.
    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/freddie-gray/bs-md-ci-retaliatory-transport-20160106-story.html

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    • treepersrock says:

      MTLD ~ Outrageous. Just when I think Mosby can’t sink any lower, she digs deeper. She’s shown her hand again that she doesn’t think her case is strong enough to get convictions.

      Seems the trial of Goodson should be delayed if his Attorney’s haven’t had time to locate their own expert, depose the Prosecution’s expert, do another depo/interview if need be of those that didn’t find it to be a rough ride.

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      • archer52 says:

        I would love to say that the law would stop this abuse, but when the law is being driven by obviously corrupted officials, there is no hope.

        By law- the defense gets to depose all prosecution witnesses. Only if the defense stipulates to the new witness can that witness be brought forth without that opportunity.

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  27. satt1313 says:

    The willingness of the left to subvert the law is boundless. The black community will never advance if they keep appointing and electing people who are willing to break the law.

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  28. The Free State Court of Special Appeals may strike down Judge Williams decision, or they may not. In the People’s Republic of Baltimore the mob must be placated. Justice takes a back seat.

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    • janc1955 says:

      I agree. Many thought Williams would be a fair and balanced jurist. I suspected he would not. Just as I suspect the court of appeals will uphold whatever unlawful, unprecedented decisions Judge Activist rains down on the 6 cops. Mosby’s Mafia will continue to run things for the foreseeable future.

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  29. iRickie says:

    Rear seat belts are not even required under Maryland law as the detainee transport vehicle is a truck;

    MD Code, Transportation
    § 22-412. Seat belt requirements
    Seat belts on the rear seat of vehicle
    (b) Every motor vehicle registered in this State and manufactured or assembled with a rear seat after June 1, 1969, shall be equipped with two sets of seat belts on the rear seat of the vehicle.
    Motor vehicle defined
    (d) For the purpose of this section only, “motor vehicle” does not include any motorcycle, bus, truck, or taxicab.

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  30. rumpole2 says:

    Appeal was lodged.. and now ….

    [blockquote]Two of the trials of officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death have been rescheduled.

    Baltimore police Sgt. Alicia White’s trial (once set for Jan. 25) is now set for Feb. 8, and Officer Garrett Miller’s trial (earlier scheduled for Feb. 9) is set to begin March 7. The new dates were chosen by Judge Barry Williams in consultation with attorneys for all parties. The new trial dates will be formalized in an administrative court hearing Friday. The trial dates for Officer Edward Nero and Lt. Brian Rice remain unchanged, according to a statement from the court.
    [/blockquotequote]

    http://www.wbal.com/article/134758/3/two-trials-in-gray-case-delayed

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  31. rumpole2 says:

    If you have a call-up to Jury duty/selection in Baltimore… take a packed lunch and a few books to read….., knitting or other hobby material.

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