“On balance, this is a defeat for the government,” Judge Andrew Napolitano told FOX News‘ Shepard Smith. “Nobody likes a mistrial,” he asserted.
The judge in the case against one of the police officers, Baltimore police officer William Porter, in the now famous Freddie Gray case has declared a mistrial after jurors were unable to reach a decision in the case infused with charges of racism by the left, even though both Porter and Gray are black.
Officer Porter was one of six officers charged by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Prosecutors will now have to decide whether to retry the case.
Baltimore residents will no doubt be holding their breath in hopes that further violence, anarchy and mayhem won’t occur following the non-decision.
FOX News reports that agitators from #BlackLivesMatter, a hateful communist front group funded by Democrat billionaire George Soros, are already protesting, however so far things appear to be peaceful.
Trials are set for the other officers, beginning in January.
The judge has issued a gag order. The case cannot be discussed by the jury, the prosecutor, the defense attorney. Judge Napolitano said that this is unusual, though he can understand why the judge would issue the gag order with the other trials beginning in January. He did add, however, that he wondered if the gag order applied to Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore State’s Attorney, since she is a public official.