The Baltimore police investigation into the death of Freddie Gray doesn’t support some of the charges, including the most serious, filed by the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, potentially allowing lawyers representing the police officers the opportunity to undercut the prosecution, according to officials briefed on the separate probes conducted by the State’s Attorney and police.

Already, defense attorneys are filing motions seeking to exploit differences between the separate state attorney and police investigations.

Lawyers for two officers have challenged a key finding of State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s case: that a knife found on Freddie Gray was legal in Maryland and therefore the officers didn’t have a right to arrest Gray. The police investigation found that the knife is illegal under Baltimore city code.

Officials familiar with the probes also say the homicide investigation run by police investigators at most contemplated a manslaughter charge, not second degree murder as Mosby charged one of the officers, Caesar Goodson. To win conviction for murder, prosecutors must prove intent to kill. Manslaughter relates to unintentional killings.

In addition, homicide investigators who were briefed by the medical examiner’s office believed the examiner’s autopsy report would likely find the cause of death to fall short of homicide, according to one official familiar with the case.

Instead, Mosby said that the medical examiner concluded that Gray’s death was a homicide and that Gray’s fatal injury to the head occurred in a police transport van that was taking him to the police precinct.

According to an official with Maryland’s office of the chief medical examiner, where Gray’s autopsy was performed, information was shared with police investigators throughout the process, a common practice. But the official said there is only one conclusion on manner of death and that was contained in the final autopsy report delivered to Mosby on the same day she announced her decision to bring charges.

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That has lead to concerns among some city officials that if Mosby’s case fails to hold up, community reaction could explode again.

“If this case falls apart, then does Baltimore burn?” one official said.

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  • Marilyn Mosby didn’t issue an indictment, she ordained a blood sacrifice.

    • Jason Lewis

      There will be more when the charges get dropped.

  • Alexandra1973

    Baltimore’s going to burn no matter what…so long as you have the little pyromaniacs running loose.

    • Fed Up

      Besides, rioting and looting is much better than shopping. Because in looting, you don’t need to PAY for the merchandise.

      • Alexandra1973

        Five-finger discounts!

        • awb

          Walk away price’s.

      • Ella

        You don’t have to pay sales tax to support your local government programs.

      • LexiconD1

        When using EBT to shop, they aren’t really ‘paying’ for anything, anyway. This is just another way to loot the taxpayer.

    • johningermany

      Plenty of police and national guard. Shoot to maim looters, shoot to kill arsonists. Plenty of prior publicity. Problem solved.

    • Big Willy

      That ought to please the mayor. She wants to give them space to destroy.

  • Luca D.

    Marilyn Mosby is nothing more than an Affirmative-Action militant, mulatto, mannequin.

    She is a facsimile of a prosecutor, placed in that position so that liberals can say “See, black women are perfectly capable of doing real-world professional jobs.”

    • Atheist Realist

      I’m 24 and its disturbing how her mother is four years younger than my mother (and i’m the oldest of two).

      • ElComadreja

        It’s not unheard of for a black great grandmother to be in her 30’s.

    • Lexonaut

      “Marilyn Mosby is nothing more than an Affirmative-Action militant, mulatto, mannequin” …

      … making many mendacious messes mustered most maladroitly.

      • H. Mueller

        Fits right in with the maladjusted Marxist, Muslim, mulatto in the White House.

    • Light from the East

      I think her best job is to give rioters “more space” to rent their anger, and those footage were clearly caught by the media, letting more people know the true color of black thugs.

      • Luca D.

        She’s acting more like a community organizer than an attorney.

  • MekongDelta69

    The Baltimore police investigation into the death of Freddie Gray doesn’t support some of the charges…

    Well, of course not.
    When have any hoaxes and deceptions and lies been true?

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    “If this case falls apart, then does Baltimore burn?”

    Maybe they should wait to announce the verdict until the dead of winter. Blacks don’t like braving the cold very much.

    • Atheist Realist

      Baltimore winter is not the same as Minneapolis. Recall what happened in NY a few days before Christmas this last December (though crime obviously does drop in the winter).

      • Alden

        Hope for 55 degrees and rain. That’s worse than 15 degrees, clear and sunny.

        • IstvanIN

          45 and rain is even better.

          • Strider73

            A subzero Arctic outbreak, as happened several times last winter. Then turn the fire hoses on them.

    • ozamataz

      They’ll burn it to keep warm. Win ta b rayciss.

    • pennawhytmn

      I prefer they riot all over the U.S. I really hate the thought of White casualties, it sickens me actually. But major hostilities and violence are inevitable. It isn’t if, but when, is it going to happen between Whites and Blacks. I would much prefer it happen now, in my middle age, rather than when my youngest son is living his. And weak white apologists, being culturally enriched, or diversified, will not have me losing any sleep either.

      • Lexonaut

        “I prefer they riot all over the U.S.”

        You will get soon get your wish. Summer is still six weeks away. Be patient.

        “But major hostilities and violence are inevitable.”

        Actually, they’re not. As shown by the Baltimore curfews, police states are usually peaceful and can even accommodate some level of political protest demonstrations. We only need to have the national will to impose what amounts to martial law everywhere riots break out even if the term isn’t spoken aloud. I believe our president is prepared to help with that.

        “… weak white apologists, being culturally enriched, or diversified, will not have me losing any sleep either.”

        No, but I think they may be raising your blood pressure. (Mine too, by the way.)

        • ElComadreja

          This is the “Bizarro World” 1960’s with the cops kissing the “protester’s ” asses and the government encouraging the rioting.

        • Spikeygrrl

          “I believe our president is prepared to help with [instituting martial law].”

          Of course he’s willing…as long as it is only enforced against Whites.

  • Atheist Realist

    the question is when the riots happen – when the judge throws out the charges, when the jury acquits or if convicted by all-black jury, an appellate court overturns it?

    • ozamataz

      Alex I’ll take “all of the above” for two thousand.

    • Lexonaut

      “The question is when the riots happen …”

      I wouldn’t worry about it. We’ll just have the riots reversed on appeal.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    If the average police officer in Baltimore believes he is subject to being “railroaded” and labeled a racist whenever he comes into contact with a black, would it make sense for him/her to take the attitude of Sgt. Shultz (in Hogan’s Hero’s)? “I see NOTHING, NOTHING….I wasn’t even there”. Put in your 8 hours, go home, retire after 20 years. Why risk that?

  • Jaggers

    You also have to conclude that Mosby is sub-moronic (love that phrase). Obviously the officers did not have “intent to kill.” At best it was an accidental death, but I’m thinking somehow he bashed himself to death inside the van. That would be the most amusing outcome, at any rate.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    These unethical disclosures are only damaging our ability to conduct a fair and impartial process for all parties involved, Ms Mosby said.

    Just as you were fair and impartial to the six police officers you immediately charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder.

    Baltimore Deputy State’s Attorney Page Croyder writes in the Baltimore Sun:

    Any prosecutor interested in the truth and in justice would have used all the tools at her disposal to find them. Ms. Mosby ignored them… She has one of the most experienced homicide prosecutors in the state of Maryland as chief of her homicide unit, but did not ask him to investigate. She had the police report all of one day before filing charges, her mind already made up. And she failed to make use of the grand jury to gather, probe and test the evidence before a group of average citizens.

    CNN? Really? This mean Mosby is on her way out

    “If this case falls apart, then does Baltimore burn?” one official said.

    NO. Forget the National Guard. As long as the Roof Koreans are called in, the city will not burn.

    • Jaggers

      Is that billboard real? Fantastic…

  • De Doc

    Dershowitz called this one right after the indictments were publicly aired. The murder charge was added purely for effect and to settle the restless natives, but that was but a temporary stay in action. Once many of these charges get tossed out Baltimore will burn again. And you can bet the DOJ will swoop down for another goose chase, waste of tax money, nonsense civil rights violation investigation.

  • dd121

    I’m not a lawyer but it’s pretty obvious these charges aren’t going to stand up. It’s likely a judge will throw it all out before it ever gets to a jury.

    • Jason Lewis

      Then Riot #2 starts.

      • dd121

        That’s true. That’s why we have police and National guard. All they need is the political leadership to use them effectively.

  • libertarian1234

    “If this case falls apart, then does Baltimore burn?” one official said.

    Many hope it will burn completely to the ground, and the survivors airlifted to a refugee camp in Mexico.

    • journey

      Not Mexico, too close. Think Africa. Paid them to go.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Just watch–another inept, affirmative action, angry negress will be humiliated when her charges are proved to be bogus and unsubstantiated.

    Notice it’s been days and she has yet to produce the knife?

    When she ends up with nothing; let the negroes destroy what is left of their community; God help them if they try to extend the rioting to the better areas–they WILL experience self defense.

    • Lexonaut

      “Just watch–another inept, affirmative action, angry negress will be humiliated when her charges are proved to be bogus and unsubstantiated.”

      Since they have no sense of shame, how can they be humiliated? Even DOJ cleared Ferguson’s officer Wilson of blame in the Mike Brown shooting death, yet the memorial to Brown is still in the middle of the street, lovingly maintained by the locals.

      Judging these people by white, Hispanic, Asian or Jewish standards is a complete waste of time.

      • Jaggers

        What are Hispanic standards? I’m not trying to be flippant, I really want to know.

        • Lexonaut

          They don’t place much value on higher education, which tends to limit their earning power. However, they too want to live in decent neighborhoods and they work to maintain them. Most of them will accept freebies if they’re offered, but basically they’re hard-working folks who don’t destroy their own neighborhoods, or anyone else’s for that matter.

  • Irish

    As Patrick Buchanan wrote, by absurdly over charging these Officers of the law she has simply kicked the rioting down the road..I heard a liberal pundit/lawyer on CNN state infaticly that 2 of the Officers charged (Both White FTR) will have the charges against them thrown out with certainty..

    • Lexonaut

      “… she has simply kicked the rioting down the road.”

      And guaranteed that the public will remember her name when she decides to run for lieutenant governor or governor.

  • Alden

    Does anyone know; is she a State of Maryland states attorney or a county district attorney?
    If she’s state of Maryland how does she have jurisdiction over this case? That Mayor Rowlands is spoken of as Maryland’s next US Senator when Barbara Mikulsky retires. Rowland is now secretary of the US conference of Mayors and VP of the Democratic party national committee

    • 1. State’s Attorney, though that’s just Maryland’s name for the county level elected official that wields the legal power of the state government.

      2. Mikulski is retiring, and the only two serious candidates to replace her are both Democrats, both Beltway members of Congress, Chris Van Hollen (white) and Donna Edwards (black). Interestingly, Edwards allies have put out this flyier on her behalf, bringing Baltimore into it:

  • Caucasoid88

    Marilyn Mosby reminds me of an affirmative-action member of the student council.

  • pennawhytmn

    I believe that if the case falls apart, Blacks will indeed do what Blacks do. If for some strange reason, that surprises almost everyone with a half a brain, she gets harsh convictions, the riots will only be postponed. The Black people will discern that they are what brought the justice through their “Black Power”. This will only encourage future riots for any multitude of perceived injustices they see at the hands of White devils. Either way, any city with a majority of lower primates, best have the National Guard on speed dial, and an abundance of fire trucks ready to go. The common Americans have had peace inside our borders for a very long time, minus 911, leading them to believe anyone that forecasts major upheaval, to be a deranged moron. History has violence, and history ALWAYS repeats itself.

    • Since race riots are expressions of perceived racial power, you correct. If they think they continue to win and are gaining power, the next Freddie Gray that inevitably comes along in Bodymore will mean that riots will be more likely, not less.

      • Ella

        It’s no different than rewarding a child for throwing a tantrum at the check out for candy.

        • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

          Hey now, don’t you know that punishing your kids, or expecting any standard of behavior from them is child abuse?

  • pennawhytmn

    “Sub-moronic”? I like that one.

    • Lexonaut

      Sub-moronic comes from sub-moroner, a member of the black navy.

  • Anglokraut

    Oooh, Dorchester is on “the list” that all White People in Boston know about–if you toil outside Harvard, MIT, Tufts, and Brandeis.

    • ElComadreja

      Especially North Dorchester.

  • journey

    This explosive case was given to a black woman, an AA product plus just 4 mos or so on the job. A great way to stir up the blacks again after she promised them so much. Do not re-build just let them burn and loot the already destructed buildings.

  • Lexonaut

    ““If this case falls apart, then does Baltimore burn?” one official said.”

    Yes. Of course. The only thing that would stop it would be a renewal of the quasi-martial-law occupying force that was in the city during the curfews period.

  • TheMaskedUnit

    Heads Baltimore burns.
    Tails Baltimore burns.

    • Lexonaut

      That’s good. I’ll offer an equivalent one from a different context …

      Heads Baltimore burns. Tails we flip again.

  • Lexonaut

    Broken record …

    Immediately pull all the white cops out of all minority communities, nationwide. Then que sera sera. As they say, Don’t start none, won’t be none.

    If white cops aren’t around to be blamed, even liberals will have a hard time blaming white cops and the riots will stop. If they don’t stop then most of white America will finally wake up.

  • The fact that Mosby didn’t use a grand jury means that this is going to blow up in her own face when the court cases fall apart, and she can kiss her political career goodbye. Some black appointed bureaucrats think they are made of Teflon – simply because they’re black – but since they are a dime-a-dozen, they’re easy to replace with more warm bodies. Official misconduct like frivolous prosecution isn’t going to be an easy one for her own superiors to ignore, especially after the six cops involved win a large judgement against the city.

    • Sure, the case will fall part, but it’s going to launch her political career. Remember, she’s from Baltimore. At the very least she’s a future mayor. Look at the city’s current mayor for a clue.

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    Burn, baby, burn!

  • Weisheit77

    Before I’m even google it, because it’s coming so fast and heavy… Jena 6, Trayvon, Mike Brown,… dammit, I’ve been drinking. And don’t forget the Mathew Sheppard thing. I was a student at U of Wyoming right after that happened. The court house was right down the street from my dorm. If that was a media circus, then you’ve never seen a media circus.

    Facts be raycist, yo! Gnome sane.

    Actually if you read their literature (not the blacks but the social justice warriors at the PhD level) they will argue that facts don’t matter, all that matters is perception, i.e. your own truth.

    Mathew Sheppard was a meth addict who ripped off meth addicts.

    Oh wait, the guy in the Texas who was drug behind the truck. The guys who did had been raped in prison by blacks. It’s funny the things you can learn when you can actually read.

    • journey

      But is it correct, that an innocent black was picked on? Besides, it was stupid because now back to prison they went.

  • Lexonaut

    “The regime wants race wars and this will certainly incite one.”

    The regime wants dictatorship. The race riots, and any white armed pushback, will end just as soon as that has been achieved. My own prediction is that the 2016 national elections will be delayed until things have settled down, which may take quite some time.

    • I think you’re slightly overthinking it. They just want black voters (elderly black women) sufficiently riled up in early November of next year.

      • Lexonaut

        I don’t think that the mysterious they planned this, but I’ll be surprised if they don’t seize the opportunity to go directly to dicatatorship instead of first stopping off at the Oakland-commnunist-NBPP-led revolution to sniff the roses.

        • The “dictatorship,” we pretty much already have. Baraq Obama calls his “pen and phone.” All they worry about is keeping the pen and phone in Democrat hands.

          • Lexonaut

            They’re just beginning to test how far they can go. I’m talking about the President for Life kind of thing. You think that the Democrats will be happy if they hold power without serious challenge. The Mensheviki in Russia thought the same thing, and they got the Bolsheviks instead.

        • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

          Uh oh, now you’re starting to sound like one of us crazy conspiracy theorists…..

          I’ll fashion you a stylish tinfoil hat!

      • ElComadreja

        They live in a perpetual state of being “riled up”.

      • LexiconD1

        It’s been over 50 years, don’t enough of those blacks have felony records, making going after their vote moot, by now?

        • The men do, but voting in bell curve city is largely the province of middle aged and elderly women.

          • LexiconD1

            Funny, but the jails being full of black women kind of make me doubt your post.

          • LexiconD1

            I just googled it, One statics stated that 8% of blacks lost the right to vote because of having felonies on their record.

            5.85 American’s overall.

          • In most states, convicted felons can start voting again once they’re off probation. The black women felony rate is way lower than the black men felony rate.

          • LexiconD1

            Not true from what I’ve just been reading.

  • kinja95

    I hope Baltimore burns to the ground. And not just the poor sections. Please set fire and burn the rich white liberal enclaves too. They need to feel the price of their liberal agenda more than anyone in the city. Burn their homes down. Drive them into the streets and the shelters. Into the waiting arms of the animals that they support. It will be a fitting end to the grand liberal experiment. The people will finally be getting exactly what they have been voting for for 50 years.

  • Kevin

    The Mayor can prepare some more space to destroy!

    • Ella

      Hopefully, whites can rebuild after their final burnings of prime real estate location, and the Blacks left.

      • GAWZ

        That might work for a little while. Blacks will always migrate to where da best gibs be.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Great news, Mosby may finally burned Baltimore. Better than a caravan of Sulter Wagons.

  • Ella

    We have modern-day lynch crowds with defense teams of thirsty jackals. Here is another Rodney King case.

  • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

    Maybe when they burn the place down they’ll get rid of some of the rats. The four-legged rodent kind, I mean *wink wink*

  • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

    How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless (grand)child! They all, ALWAYS, hate their white side and that will never change. You’d think whites would wise up already and stop doing it.

  • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

    I liked every Hispanic I ever worked with, and most of them were illegal. Mostly hard working (but would slack if you let them), very nice, they hated blacks, but they don’t belong in the US. They were mostly Peruvians, Bolivians, Salvadorans and Guatemalans, probably about 3/4th Amerindian with not much European mix that I could see. Their utter takeovers of neighborhoods wasn’t good, I could not walk down the streets without being solicited, I didn’t feel safe, they had livestock in yards and basements, littered constantly, etc. But individually they are pretty decent and the ones I worked with were very protective of me and the other women, not rude or lecherous really, just fun people to work with. But again, they don’t belong here.

  • ElComadreja

    It just might be the best possible outcome. Baltimore has been a hell hole for decades.

  • B.E.L.

    If these cops get a fair trial, they will walk. At worst one or two of them may be looking at a negligent manslaughter charge, but even that is a stretch.

    And when that happens, we all know what the negros are going to do.

  • mikes2653

    The rioters have attempted to extort something akin to a lynching of the six cops under color of law. If they are acquitted or the case is dismissed, Baltimore will burn as surely as Los Angeles did after the police who allegedly brutalized Rodney King were acquitted, and as surely as Ferguson did after the grand jury declined to return an indictment against the officer who shot Michael Brown.

    We are seeing our black-run cities becoming little Zimbabwes and South Africas. Wholesale murders of whites, whether police or civilians, will soon begin. There’s even now a steady trickle of them. American blacks already have their analogs to “Kill the Boers,” recorded by various rap “artists.”

  • nicholasstix

    They’ll riot, either way. To celebrate “justice,” if the judicial lynching succeeds, or to “vent their outrage,” if it fails.

    Rioting; it’s what blacks do.