arma virumque cano (et alia)
So the question is, what will happen if the good citizens of Baltimore don't get their pound of flesh in the form of what they consider to be a deserved punishment. Perhaps a repeat of what happened in Ferguson, where there was a second riot after the Grand Jury failed to indict? "Alan Dershowitz, a well-known criminal lawyer from New York and professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, suggested that Mosby’s actions were motivated more by political re expediency and short-term public safety than strong evidence. He called the charges “outrageous and irresponsible,” especially a second-degree murder count filed against the van’s driver under a legal principle known as “depraved heart.”“The decision to file charges was made not based on considerations of justice, but on considerations of crowd control,” Dershowitz said Saturday."http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/courier/news/experts-convictions-will-be-tough-to-win-in-baltimore-case/article_8964257c-f10d-5520-9bbf-ff0421d22122.html?mode=jqm
Maybe. I would have thought manslaughter would have been more appropriate.
There are some manslaughter charges in the mix. And I'm not sure if the jury has the option to acquitting on the murder and convicting on a lesser charge. I've already read some people being quoted as being unhappy with so few serious charges. What will happen if the police aren't punished enough to satisfy the mob?
Accidental murder can still be a murder given certain circumstances. Sounds like the trial of the century to me. This Maryland AG is a firebrand.
Ah, now we see labels of "racism" and "not racism" at the same time. Let me guess... It's racism for half the officers, and not racism for the other half.
Don't water it down bros. News flash. Alan Dershowitz is not privy to the evidence. A trial will take place. That's the purpose of a trial. Some or all of them may very well be exonerated. Nobody else knows what happened at this point in time, evidence notwithstanding. Why speculate?
Fair enough, although the "Why speculate?" might annoy Mikeb. He loves going well beyond "speculating," and into "fleshing things out" with his utterly unsupported "presumptions" that conveniently fit his preferred narrative.