Baltimore Blames “White People” After Cop Found Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Case
Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero was found ‘not guilty’ Monday for his role in the death of Freddie Gray.
Officer Nero was one of the arresting officers of Freddie Gray before his death.
Freddie Gray and Officer Edward Nero
After the verdict today angry protesters screamed profanities and chased Officer Nero’s family down the street.
And then there’s this…
Baltimore residents blamed white people after the announcement Monday.
The Daily Caller reported:
Baltimore city residents expressed disappointment in response to the city circuit court Monday finding a police officer not guilty in connection to the death of Freddie Gray.
Officer Edward Nero was charged with several misdemeanor offenses after Gray died April, 2015, in his custody. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams found Nero not guilty of all charges just over a year later. Residents were not surprised given what they saw as racial bias in the criminal justice system.
“White people are turning a blind eye,” resident Mumin Soweto told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We’re not the ones stirring up the racism.”
Mumin adds the black community is fearful 1960s style racism is on the rise. Nero was charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office. The prosecution argued Nero and the five other officers involved were wrong in detaining Gray without a good reason and for not buckling him into a van he was transported in.