Gray’s death was ruled a homicide, though nobody killed him.
The public was thrown into the state of disbelief following the news of the removal of charges against three officers linked to Freddy Gray’s death: Garrett Miller, William Porter, and Sgt. Alicia White, Baltimore Sun reports. This means that even though the death of Gray was ruled a homicide, no one will be held responsible for it and justice will never be served.
During a press conference held in West Baltimore moments after the court ruling, state attorney Marilyn Mosby said, “After much thought and prayer it has become clear that without being able to work with an independent investigatory agency from the very start, without having a say in the election of whether cases proceed in front of a judge or jury, without communal oversight of police in this community, without substantive reforms to the current criminal justice system, we could try this case 100 times and cases just like it and we would still end up with the same result.”
For those, who have been following cases such as this, it doesn’t come as a surprise. The American criminal justice system has always been reluctant to prosecute officers, making up special circumstances surrounding the cases, in which these officers were involved. People are tired of such pretense and police being above the laws they impose on others.
Some time ago protests caused by Gray’s death forced the government to start acting but, now as time passed, everybody seems to have forgotten how this case had made its way to the courtroom. Recent events also show that protests remain the only path justice for Black people can take.
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