Freddy Gray's family to receive $6.4 million dollars from the city of Baltimore
Baltimore is a city run by really stupid people. Normally of course I always say that, but yesterday the wizards of smart who reside at 100 Holiday Street in downtown at City Hall really outdone themselves. The Mayor and the City Council in their what passes for "wisdom" decided to pay the family of the West Baltimore heroine dealer Freddie Gay who died in police custody $6.4 million dollars. Normally in the real word, a civil suit case follows the criminal case. I did say in the real word. The past few days starting last week have been aboiut preliminary hearings by the judge hearing arguments from both the prosecution (Marilyn Mosby) and the attorneys for the six Baltimore police officers. I've been wondering why the city decided to settle with the Gray family's attorney Billy Murphy considering that (the officers have yet to be found guilty of wrong doing). Talk about jumping the gun. The officers being able to get a fair trial in the city was a joke before the announcement of the settlement, now it's a gut busting laugh that they will be able to get a fair trial. People are going to wonder including potential jurors, did the city know something about the evidence regarding the six police officers? Is that's why they settled? The timing of this was just so odd. I was kicking this theory around yesterday when I heard the news about the settlement. Maybe just maybe, the city decided to let the public know about the $6.4 million dollar settlement so in case some or all the police officers on trial are found not guilty, the city can call for calm claiming that the Gray family received justice. when they settled with the city.
I don't blame the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police for being angry at the settlement especially in the timing of it. For the city to pay out that kind of money without not evening knowing what happened pretty much says that Baltimore's government officials believes the cops are guilty. So much for Mayor Blake having the backs of the Baltimore Police,it's more like her stabbing a knife in their backs. I said before that the reason for the rocketing murder rate in Baltimore is due to the police performing reactive policing instead of proactive. This unjustified settlement just proves why the cops don't trust the Stephanie Rawlings Blake and are not going to stick their necks out in doing their jobs.