According to experts appearing on CNN the charges slapped on the six Baltimore police officers are excessive and will not hold up in the court of law. Glenn explains and reacts on radio today.
Lawyers for two officers have challenged a key finding of State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's case: that a knife found on Freddie Gray was legal in Maryland and therefore the officers didn't have a right to arrest Gray. The police investigation found that the knife is illegal under Baltimore city code.
Officials familiar with the probes also say the homicide investigation run by police investigators at most contemplated a manslaughter charge, not second degree murder as Mosby charged one of the officers, Caesar Goodson.
"You know, here's the real problem. And the same thing happened in Ferguson," Glenn said. "And this, I believe this is part of the plan, honestly. It doesn't matter what happens. For instance, the reason why somebody coming in and forcing you to bake a cake for a wedding that you don't want to participate, gay or straight. The reason why that's wrong is because there's no reconciliation. You're forced to do something. And so that plants anger in your heart and you're pissed. It doesn't matter. Like in Ferguson, they cleared the police officer. It didn't matter, did it? It didn't matter. Same thing could happen here in Baltimore. I don't know what happens. But the same thing could happen here in Baltimore. It won't matter. It's hatred planted deep inside of people's hearts. So you do enough of these, even though the charges show or the evidence shows nothing wrong happened here. You haven't had a moment of reconciliation, so that anger is planted there and it just simmers under the surface. So as more and more of these stack up, no matter if the police are cleared or not, it doesn't matter. There's going to be a point where a straw will break the camel's back. And there will be an egregious problem, and it will break it. And all of that anger in all of these cities will rush out and pour under our streets like poison."