Freddie Gray trial

Thoughts on the mistrial of Officer Porter

Featured image Judge Barry Williams declared a mistrial today in the case of Baltimore Police Officer William G. Porter who is charged with multiple crimes in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. The jury deliberated for more than 16 hours but could not reach a decision on any of the four crimes alleged by the prosecution. We don’t know how the jury divided, but boy would we like to. Porter isn’t »

Would a terrorist shooter get a fairer trial than the Freddie Gray six?

Featured image Here’s a thought experiment. Imagine that a surviving member of a team that killed more than a dozen people in San Bernardino is brought to trial in San Bernardino. Imagine that outside the courthouse, angry protesters are demonstrating and that their chants can be heard in the very courtroom where the trial is occurring. Finally, assume (as seems to be the case) that this was a terrorist attack, and that »