Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Trial Of First Freddie Grey Officer Begins, Protesters Return

On Monday, November 30th, the trial of William G. Porter the first Baltimore police officer in the Freddie Grey killing began with jury selection. The Washington Post reports and other news reports all said that inside the courtroom protests could be heard/ The Post writes: “Chants from protesters standing outside in the cold, light rain filtered into the marbled courtroom: “We won’t stop until killer cops are in cell blocks.” Protesters were outside the courthouse in the morning and in the evening when court finished. The trial is expected to continue through mid-December. Protests are likely to occur throughout the trial. The Post reports “Sharon Black, 66, a retired registered nurse, stood among the demonstrators holding a yellow banner that read, ‘No police terror; black lives matter.’ She said that her group has been at the courthouse during each major development in the case. ‘We’ve been out here, primarily to keep the pressure on.

More:  https://www.popularresistance.org/trial-of-first-freddie-grey-officer-begins-protesters-return/

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