A third Baltimore police officer has been acquitted in the death of Freddie Gray, which prompted protests that erupted into riots last year.
Officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the police van where Gray suffered fatal injuries as he was taken to jail, was seen as the most likely of the officers to be convicted — but Judge Barry Williams found the state had failed to prove officers gave the 25-year-old black man a “rough ride.”
Goodson was acquitted on all charges — and Twitter racists celebrated.
what are you going to do now Baltimore? throw another hissy fit? https://t.co/Z1sWRQmnV9
— Fibonacciman (@fibonacciman618) June 23, 2016
— nastychucknellis (@nastychucknelli) June 23, 2016
Que the burnings, riots and looting. Any excuse criminals can get to break the law. #FreddieGray
— William Elgin (@WilliamElgin1) June 23, 2016
— Cameron MacGillivary (@cam_26_) June 23, 2016
Someone call a wahbulance.
— Big Ern (@adjestil01) June 23, 2016
— Anne Cicon (@AnneCicon) June 23, 2016
Many of them attacked Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who brought charges against the officers following violent protests.
Outstanding. The DA has spent millions trying to appease the lawless thugs of Baltimore. She should be fired. https://t.co/wVRi6K37Fg
— Mike Cox (@pstmstr) June 23, 2016
Suck it Mosby. Not guilty on all 7 counts for the next Baltimore cop!!! Better board up the cvs again!!
— Bill McCarron (@Pats12bill) June 23, 2016
— Bob Roberts (@BobRoberts2A) June 23, 2016
@foxnation justice has been served, hope he can sue the shit out of Baltimore
— J.P. Harriah (@jpharriah) June 23, 2016
— Whitey McMayo (@SheeitDawg) June 23, 2016
— My Opinion (@MyJustOpinion) June 23, 2016
So it looks like the only "rough ride" that took place in the Freddie Gray case is the one Marilyn Mosby gave Officer Goodson.
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) June 23, 2016
A lot of chickens coming home to roost. Obama reminded by SCOTUS hes no king. Mosby race baiting on cops for a career boost -Nope! Good day!
— I love my U.S.A (@WEdwarda) June 23, 2016
Others said Gray deserved to die — or even intentionally caused his own death.
One less career criminal on the street. Glad the cop was found innocent. #FreddieGray
— Not Steph Curry (@NimbusThree) June 23, 2016
fuck Freddie Gray 👍 https://t.co/37v9DxA1cj
— Reggie D. (@Wisdom2Masses) June 23, 2016
— Shopping Cart (@shoppingcart16) June 23, 2016
@NewRepublic True, it wasn't 'magic.' It's known as 'crash for cash,' but heroin dealer Freddie Gray screwed it up.
— Ghost of Bull Moose (@GhostofAlSmith) June 23, 2016
— The laughin Corpse (@Laughincorpse) June 23, 2016