freddie gray

It's beginning to look like none of the Baltimore officers charged with Freddie Gray's Death will be held accountable.

The police van driver, Ofc. Caesar Goodson, who allegedly took Gray on a "rough ride" to a police precinct last year was found not guilty on all charges today.

Gray is the 25-year-old Baltimore resident who died a week after suffering a severed spine during the rough ride in the back of a police van on April 12, 2015.

Six officers in all were charged in Gray's death. 3 of those officers have been acquitted, 1 was declared a mistrial.

Goodson faced the more serious charges in the death of Gray. He was charged with 7 crimes, from 2nd degree murder to reckless endangerment.

But he walked free this morning after the judge ruled the prosecutor's office did not prove its case on any of the charges.

Both Gray and Goodson are black.

The city of Baltimore reached a $6.4 million settlement with Gray's family last year.

  • yoni

    To The People of Baltimore.......PLEASE DON'T TEAR UP WHERE YOU LIVE!

  • MissHarlem

    Please go outside of where you live and fck up their world if need be ?

  • yoni

    Understood shit needs not be explained. :tea:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Agree.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Always asking US to remain calm, maybe they should have remained calm in the first place.

  • MissHarlem

    For the stupids. I'm feeling nice today ??

  • yoni

    Yall seen the video of the fat cop that pulled two black men over because they looked like they didn't belong on the neighborhood? They took his fat ass right on over to THE CRIB and invited him in. I would be filing a lawsuit for profiling and harassment.

  • MissHarlem

    I'm tired of us being calm. Time to fck shit all the way up.

  • yoni

    Long as it's not where they lay their heads. For the sake of The Almighty, go over to the other side, if you must.

  • MystyBlu

    SMDH I saw this coming, yet still prayed for justice! If he walks, they all walk unfortunately. Just dragging out the inevitable. Hope there's no more of our bloodshed in the aftermath. Heard they waited til today to release the verdict because it's raining and no baseball.

  • MissHarlem

    I can't take no more. Got me ready to revolt.

  • MsSincerity

    All of them will be acquitted and ain't nobody gone do nothing about it.

  • MissHarlem

    Yup. I'm guiding all to go outside of where they live.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Yup. Knew that from the get. Especially bench trial.

  • Orchidjones

    Mayor Rawlins-Blake is ready for these people out here.
    The traffic is a mess, It took me 2 hours for a 20 minute ride this morning on account of people and recklessness. Imagine what it would be like if they start looting downtown.

  • RespectSelf

    I just don't see the people responding to this the same way they were last year. Everyone should have expected nothing to happen. I mean it was the damn driver of the van. The arresting officers didn't even get that many charges and they were the ones on video where we saw that it look like dude couldn't walk.

  • yoni

    I pray they flip the script of what's EXPECTED and portrayed and fukk them up and do the UNEXPECTED by becoming a "quiet riot". That will fukk up the oppositions heads.

  • Orchidjones

    Peace be still and let Jesus be a fence, I know no one wants to hear that but where is it going to get us by tearing up our own. Then give our money to others outside because we haven't anything. Cutting off our noses to spite our faces in my opinion.

    Marylanders - Please be safe and prayed up today!! Real talk.

  • Di Ana

    Well this is all on the judge and prosecutor. You gotta have your paper work in order, so what was it that the prosecutor did not do???

  • Low E. TUH!

    "BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT"...SHAME SHAME SHAME

  • Futuredocdonte

    Bruh - this is just ?

  • Clock

    he should be the most ashamed out of all of them..

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    This was nothing more than to shut us up

  • RespectSelf

    I spoke to sheriff out in the Baltimore area after the rioting and he thought that it was needed. The rioting was messing up people money. Though they was tearing up their own neighborhoods, people still had stuff shut down. They even had to play a baseball game with an empty stadium. Businesses in the downtown area weren't seeing any real business for about a week or two because no one was visiting Baltimore. Money moves people. Black people acting crazy messed up a lot of folks money. Sheriff said that was needed.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    :-( He was such a handsome man. He looks like a younger version of my husband. I pray his soul is at peace after all of this. I don't think the prosecution was really going for guilty pleas. They wanted the excuse that at least they charged them and the system just failed. RIP

  • Nonya Bizness

    The medical examiner repeatedly said this was not an accident, and it was a homicide. She said she said that to herself when she first saw the victim. She said it numerous times in court, but I guess her word doesn't mean anything. SMH.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    She don't work for the pigs.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I hope you not saying that cause he black. He bleeds blue.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    What's a quiet riot?

  • yoni

    I'm glad it messed up (some) folks money. Same shit happened here in Cincinnati after the Timothy Thomas riots back in early 2000's, I believe. The city is JUST NOW, almost back to 100%. Go where you're celebrated, not tolerated. Sit in the house and devise a plan to be self-sufficient and see how folks that hate you find out how to eat without you.

  • hottlanta

    I wanna see a statement from the LGBT community saying this was wrong and they stand by the black community.

  • Nonya Bizness

    Exactly.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I cant. Not today. Just left a visitation/ fune too. Nope.

  • Nonya Bizness

    I think he's lacking that gene. If he was going to be ashamed, he never would have done it to begin with. I'm sure this isn't the first time he's done it. It's just the first time someone d ied. Now that he's gotten away with m urder, this definitely won't be the last time. He had the worst charges against him, and he's walking free. He'll probably get a promotion and pay raise.

  • ALaBamSweet

    I'm not even surprised. Idk how those bastards sleep at night. Damn shame!!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Sorry love.

  • RespectSelf

    What did he do? Like what should he be ashamed of? Other than he was the driver of the van transporting more than one prisoner.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    They had to give a large settlement because the world was watching. A settlement and a conviction though...

  • product of 79

    ? dam shame R.I.H FREDDIE ?

  • Full Monty

    Jesus I can't imagine what he went through. It is just so sad. RIP baby. smh!

  • yoni

    Doing the opposite of what they expect. Stay inside. Become silent. Pull a "Gucci" and make'em wonder/sweat. Spend with your own. They (the police/government) don't like it when they don't have anything on you. They want you to be "loud", unruly, a heathen just to justify their actions and reactions. Become silent. If you don't move your feet, then they don't eat. If that makes any sense.

  • yoni

    Hugs you.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    The moment they got that settlement before the trial I knew, they like that's all the "justice" you'll ever get.

  • sunni_daze

    The sad part is this young man is not going to receive justice. 1 by 1 they getting off.

  • yoni

    That is ALWAYS the case.

  • JerseyMom

    No surprises there. Next!

  • bemetoo

    Sad sad sad but at least they didn't put it all on the BLACK guy

  • OvertheMississippi

    "I'm shocked!" said absolutely no one.

  • Jusstlookn

    There is discussion IF even they will move forward with the remaining trials.

  • Jusstlookn

    Sorry, my sympathy to you and family of the bereaved.

  • MystyBlu

    Sorry for your loss Dubb. *hugs*

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    She looked so pretty!Just like her online obit I sent. I'm still stunned.

  • Orchidjones

    I know one thing...every police officer coming out of a court room from this case acquitted is suing the hell out of Marilyn Mosby for defamation. I understand she is a young and up and coming States Attorney who was politically charged up and emotional from this case, but what about the family? People are making money off of a dead man. So Sad.

  • Milani

    They ALL should be ashamed...anyone that involved with the senseless killing of this young man, either directly or indirectly, should be ashamed.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Thanks babe. Close friend of the fam. Her daughter same age/Came up with me. So so composed. Not sure how some do it.

  • MsSincerity

    I wish they would have, so that they could show him that he's just a n - - - - r with a badge to them, just like they did that black chick in the Eric Garner case.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I'm not surprised but I heard the people who helped kill him were white so what happened to them? Freddie Gray won a 50 thousand dollar lawsuit against the police department and he knew to run when he came in contact with the cops because they coming for him.

  • Jusstlookn

    People grieve in so many different way babe. Hopefully your loved one didn't suffer and maybe she is certain her mama is at peace in the arms of God.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Romans 12:19 : Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Deuteronomy 32:3:
    To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. SLEEP IN PEACE FREDDIE .

  • Jusstlookn

    There was no winning! There was no trial for that. The City was like here you go!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Thanks. Rough week for us.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I don't think so because it was planned that way to make us think he would get Justice but all along it was a ploy. They told us she came from a long line of cops but rumor is , the entire cop family were put off the force for shaking down the black community allegedly. She was just for show and tell.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yessss

  • geekgirl

    Not to trivialize this travesty but folks need to get out and vote! More spotlight needs to be focused on our local campaigns/voting. When I got out and voted this pass election for our local judges and politicians, I only saw a handful of "us" out there. I'm no better...If it wasn't for my 15 year old daughter, not would I have forgotten that it was voting day, I almost didn't go out and vote. You know how it is, once you get home from work it's nearly impossible to go back out!

  • Jusstlookn

    That's why I tell my son...Be good to me here and now, so when I go on to Glory don't carry on in church like a NUT. Be the strong man I raised you to be. He be like mom stop, I just tell em we all must go that way. He just spent the week some time out town with Dad and Devil Wears Prada and he said he was patient with them, cause you never know when there time is up. Dag girl...I'm so sorry. Got me over hear tearing up.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I agree. They have depended on us not voting on the local level and that is where our vote count mostly. They pick who they want on the national level.

  • Jusstlookn

    IT's that and the way the charges were lined up.

  • Milani

    NEW POST - politics

  • Jusstlookn

    Protest in Peace

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Thanks hun.

  • yoni

    I said this when she first announced the charges that she was indeed a prop to "calm the natives".

  • yoni

    Man. I bet. How did her family hold up?

  • yoni

    Can somebody tell me.....was the initial cop that started this whole thing put on trial? Yall know the one who was trying to arrest him for "not making eye contact". Was he part of this? Or just the handcuff and transport murderers?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Not surprised but disappointed

  • Lovelove

    That lady Attorney for the City came out tough with guns blazing and has taken L after L.

  • bemetoo

    True, but we all would have been feeling some type of way if he was found guilty

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Chris Darden was talking about this on the view this morning. Said it should've been investigated more and handed it over to the feds.

  • AnonymousRose

    Do not turn the other cheek, do not forgive,

  • Kemi

    Feel really sorry for the Gray family.. This is a hard pill to swallow. I can only imagine how they're coping. Marilyn Mosby did her best; still it was politically charged. Her husband is one of the mayoral candidates here in Bmore. I just wanna pray for the Gray family. Hope they find peace n comfort someday! RIP Freddie Gray!

  • Kemi

    Feel really sorry for the Gray family.. This is a hard pill to swallow. I can only imagine how they're coping. Marilyn Mosby did her best; still it was politically charged. Her husband is one of the mayoral candidates here in Bmore. I just wanna pray for the Gray family. Hope they find peace n comfort someday! RIP Freddie Gray!

  • MsSincerity

    Not Me! #truth

  • MsSincerity

    Not Me! #truth

  • Chauncey Brooks

    Black america you have been lied to since the emancipation proclamation by black people and liberal whites. Of course no matter how much information crumbles negro hearsay, it just does not matter.

  • VV

    American Justice system ain't ish!

  • hottlanta

    Er look at the videos of Eyes on the Prize when brothers and sisters got on their Sunday best protesting in peace and still got beat down by cops, dogs on them, water hose and dragged to jail. That ain't never stopped us from getting our butt whupped.

  • hottlanta

    I wanna see people canceling concerts and business's refusing to do business in the state because of this. They were grandstanding when states denied gays the right to marry now all I hear are crickets.

  • Jusstlookn

    True, not disagreeing. Some come with ill will in their hearts. My two uncles are retired police and detective and I now live next door to a officer. I've heard it all. The Good and Bad...

  • Luvbug

    I already knew that these people were gonna get off the money made it easier to say let them go I feel sorry for his mom they may have been poor but she still loved her son and I'm sure she still longs for him everyday regardless of money...my mom has been dead for 11years and I still miss and long for her so I could only imagine what his mom is going thru when it comes to blacks vs cops blacks never get justice it's like just take the money and shut up but justice out ways money to me any day

  • Clock

    i am saying that because he is a black man... but you are also right. my cousin is a police officer and the fact that he feels he is a police officer first, before anything, is a sad fact that ive recently had to come to terms with.

  • hottlanta

    that ain't neva stopped us from fighting though.

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    Freddy Gray was a menace to society with an extensive arrest record, no love lost here!

  • Jamal Warner

    I guess Freddie Gray killed himself. He nearly decapitated himself and everyone else shared no blame. Go Figure!

  • the guest

    Freddie Gray's family should've gotten $100 million because the civil settlement was the substitute for justice and they turtle islanded his family with $6 million.

    The City of Baltimore, the old boys network, knew all along that none of those officers would be found guilty.

  • the guest

    Thank you for calling this out. And it's never going to happen.

  • the guest

    Black folks have grown too tired. And this country is using economics to control black discontent. Speak up and don't eat. Stay quiet and barely survive. So messed up and heartbreaking on so many levels.

  • parisjok dean

    same thing I was thinking. the family got all that money from system and that is all the justice they will get

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Are all the defendants going before the same judge?

  • Janice Collins

    Ok so this is not just some dude hanging out on the corner. That's Feddie. All the police know him and know he not suppose to be on that corner. That officer was found not guilty because the knife that he was carrying was illegal contrary to Mrs Mosley press conference claims. Legal arrest.

  • Janice Collins

    Right.

  • Liah

    I live In MD....The prosecution jumped the gun...Marlyn Mosely didn't do her homework...Sad...!!

  • the guest

    Now watch Baltimore settle out of court when all the officers sue the city for defamation. That's the new thing to be "fair" in racist conflicts. Everybody gets a settlement, nobody's wrong and nobody's right.

  • Star

    Right since they want everyone to feel them when it comes to their rights. Wonder do they give the same support....Probably NOT it is all about them them them.