Hung Jury in Baltimore

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism.]

I mentioned earlier that jurors in trial of William Porter, the first officer tried in death of Freddie Gray, were on day three of deliberations after telling the judge yesterday that they were deadlocked. After another day of deliberating, they were still deadlocked, so the judge has declared a mistrial.
The jurors were unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Officer William Porter, who was charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office.

Porter was the first of six officers to be tried in the 25-year-old Gray's death from a broken neck after he was arrested and thrown into the back of a police van in April.

...The 12-person jury is comprised of four black women, three white women, three black men and two white men.
That this result is unsurprising to anyone who is paying attention does not mean it is not utterly rage-making.

Already, all kinds of racist garbage is being spilled all over social media, particularly with regard to expectations of protests.

All I can say is that if profound injustice isn't worth protesting, then I don't know what is.

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