Freddie Gray Smacked His Head on a Bolt in the Van

From IJ Review:(bold theirs)

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New evidence regarding the case of what led to Freddie Gray’s death has come to light.

While many have suggested that Gray’s death was due to police negligence, the medical examiner didn’t find any proof backing that narrative.

ABC News 7 reported on how Gray wasn’t injured during his arrest and the way he sustained his fatal injury:

An investigation into the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray has found no evidence that his fatal injuries were caused during the videotaped arrest and interaction with police officers, according to multiple law enforcement sources.

The sources spoke to ABC7 News after being briefed on the findings of a police report tuned over to prosecutors on Thursday as well as preliminary findings made by the medical examiner’s office.

Sources said the medical examiner found Gray’s catastrophic injury was caused when he slammed into the back of the police transport van, apparently breaking his neck; a head injury he sustained matches a bolt in the back of the van.

The Baltimore Police handed their investigation over to prosecutors on Thursday.

If the prosecutors find solid enough evidence or justification to charge any of the officers, they could bring the case to a grand jury and push for an indictment.

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Combine that with the statement from another prisoner in the van who said that Gray was trying to injure himself and the case is solved.

Except it’s not. It won’t matter what the prosecutor will find, or what a grand jury might decide, should it go there, because the citizens of Baltimore and half the US have already decided the cops are guilty. It is Ferguson and Michael Brown all over again, complete with imported rioters.

al sharpton smacking leland vittert

Note ‘the Rev’s’ left hand.

After Al Sharpton gets done smacking around Fox news reporters, he’ll be busy strutting down the streets to stir up more racist garbage calm the folks down. It will be interesting to see how he blames whitey for this, since everyone from the mayor on down is black. Maybe this time he’ll just attack police in general – that seems to be where this trend is going.

Baltimore police said they will wrap up their investigation Friday and turn the results over to the Baltimore state’s attorney’s office, which will decide whether to seek an indictment. Six police officers, including a lieutenant and a sergeant, have been suspended.

What should have affected only a handful of people has instead affected the entire country, but it didn’t have to be this way.

Rosa Parks didnt trash the bus

 

If she could make such a profound difference with such a small move, why can’t they see it today?

~Kathy

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9 Responses to Freddie Gray Smacked His Head on a Bolt in the Van

  1. Uriel says:

    Again, we are left with to deal with the aftermath of an incident where people never get facts before acting. And some are determined to cause as much chaos as possible Sharpton wasn’t the first voice but the loudest. He Could and should have said let’s waot for autoosy. But I guarantee if 10 examiners made 10 observations these people still won’t accept. I however do think more to this than meets the eye. Standard procedure would have surely been to check on prisoners at each of 4 stops. They already said policy of seatbelts was only a few days old but commonsense says stops would have required some checks.

    • Uriel says:

      “Wait for autopsy” also what did the inside of van look like and how did 1 prisoner have no injuries especially given a “wild” ride.

    • Kathy says:

      I read a piece that said the cops were ignoring the latest rule changes, figuring it was the same stuff as before, so they may not have been aware that they were supposed to buckle him in. Guilty of that perhaps, but they can’t make him sit still.
      Nor did they care, after having to chase him down.

      The other prisoner speaking up several days later is suspicious timing to me. It reminds me of how the ‘eye-witness’ spoke up days later in the Ferguson ordeal.

  2. Hardnox says:

    My gut tells me that Gray was attempting to injure himself so that he could have a payday from the City of Baltimore in a police brutality case and he overdid it and lost. Apparently he had been arrested 18 plus times prior for selling drugs so he was no boy scout. Why wasn’t he behind bars already? The cops also didn’t have him belted in while making at least three stops. Seriously, who wouldn’t have hit the gas or the brakes hard if one had to transport the likes of Gray who was flipping out in a transport van? Further, which cop will risk getting kicked in the face?

    In the end the forensic evidence and the other prisoner will prove to the grand jury what happened. Unfortunately none of it will matter. The sad part of this as we all know is that this is a hyped-up fabricated crisis just like all the others.

    • Kathy says:

      That was kinda my thought too – he just didn’t intend to take it that far.

      Baltimore PD doesn’t have the finest record anyway, and this is sloppy, but I just don’t see it being intentional, not with another prisoner along.

      I want to see the inside of that van.

      • I.R. Wayright says:

        “I want to see the inside of that van.”
        You can’t. The rioters burned it.

  3. Just Gene says:

    The rioters demand JUSTICE – would just one reporter ask them to define the word?
    luvya

    • Kathy says:

      A great question that would receive a really dumb answer, considering most of these guys don’t have a clue about the bigger picture.

  4. CW says:

    The tragedy of Freddie Gray may be that, after Trayvon and Michael Brown, his may well be a case of bona fide police misconduct worthy of righteous outrage. Judging from his background Gray’s passing is no great loss to the world. Even so, if it turns out that mishandling by police led to his injuries and death then that is an atrocity that must be answered for. Instead, people are lining up on both sides of this fight to see who can rush to judgment first.

    I for one find it hard to believe that this guy would have intentionally (or even unintentionally) broken his own neck in the van, mostly because it seems like it would be a very difficult thing to self-inflict. I know that the cops have now been charged and we’ll see what that’s based upon but no one on the “black lives matter” side cares about the truth and I hope the rest of us will keep an open mind.