Maybe it’s poetic irony or maybe an odd social synchronicity but, of the six cops charged in Baltimore with the death of Freddie Gray, the only cop charged with murder is a black man.
Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., who was driving the van that carried Mr. Gray to a police station after his April 12 arrest. Along with involuntary manslaughter, Officer Goodson, 45, was charged with “second-degree depraved heart murder,” which means indifference to human life.
Black cop kills black man. How might that protest present itself?
What the hell? Indifference to human life is ‘second degree depraved heart murder’? So the cop was indifferent to Freddie Gray’s life? Freddie Gray had a depraved heart but only in the 2nd degree?
Weird or what…
On a positive note, Baltimore’s mayor lifted the paramilitary curfew and evidently martial law is ended. Alrighty then every one make nice and all is forgiven.
Or not and/or whatever.
It should be noted that charges filed are not necessarily what might get prosecuted and guilty verdicts for cops are scarce as hen’s teeth. The six Baltimore cops charged posted less bond to get out of jail than any of the protestors jailed by Baltimore PD. That’s a real shocker there boy.
American justice is one fickle bitch. American justice is an “on retainer” crack whore sliding slacks for whomever holds the money?
At the end of some future Baltimore day, same old will remain the same old and Freddie Gray’s family will be forgotten.
Yes, I embrace the cynicism..
and one more for cynical effect –