The “Freddie Gray” Trials: It’s A Complicated Case—A Hung Jury Is Not an Acquittal


This afternoon, around 4:00 P.M., I was driving my mother from Northeast Baltimore to the Central Post Office in Baltimore, on the eastern edge of downtown. On Harford Road, near Clifton Park, I spotted two helicopters hovering over downtown. My mother asked me to turn on the radio, to a news station. That is how … More The “Freddie Gray” Trials: It’s A Complicated Case—A Hung Jury Is Not an Acquittal

The “Freddie Gray” Trials: Closing Arguments of the First Trial, of Officer William Porter


Monday, December 14, 2015 This morning, I arose uncharacteristically early—6:00 A.M., so that I could witness the closing arguments in the first of the “Freddie Gray” trials. An old friend of mine had invited me to tag along, and I accepted the invitation, not knowing what to expect of the proceedings. I only knew that … More The “Freddie Gray” Trials: Closing Arguments of the First Trial, of Officer William Porter