I wonder how much “space to destroy” the mayor will demand? I’d have the National Guard on stand by. Film the “protesters” looting and pillaging and then once enough violence had been recorded – let the military deal with them.
Fox News reports the following:
Jurors in the manslaughter trial of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray say they’re deadlocked, but the judge overseeing the case has told them to keep deliberating.
The jury sent a note to Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams on Tuesday afternoon after about nine hours of deliberations over two days in the trial of Officer William Porter.
Gray died April 19, a week after his neck was broken in the back of a police van with his wrists and ankles shackled. Porter is charged with manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct.
Prosecutors say he should have buckled Gray in and called a medic after the 25-year-old man said he needed help. Porter’s lawyers say he’s not to blame for Gray’s death.
Jurors — four black women, three black men, three white women and two white men — also asked for definitions of terms from jury instructions. The terms are “evil motive,” ”bad faith” and “not honestly.” They relate to jury instructions for the misconduct in office charge Porter faces.
Porter faces a maximum penalty of about 25 years.
Officials in the city of Baltimore have been calling for peace as the city awaits a verdict.
Hours before the jury began its deliberations Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for people to respect the jury’s decision. Rawlings-Blake also announced the opening of an emergency operations center so authorities can coordinate any necessary response.
As for the definitions, the judge said he could not expand on his jury instructions.
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h/t – Baltimore Sun