Revealed: The Prosecutor’s ‘Reckless’ Case Against The Baltimore Six May Collapse Because Of This

As much as many would say that CNN is deserving of criticism for some of its news reporting and analysis that leans far to the left, the network also deserves kudos when it ignores the politically correct path to liberal approval and doggedly pursues the truth. Such is the case with at least a portion of the cable net’s coverage of the state’s case against the six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

CNN reports that major discrepancies have been disclosed between the case presented by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and the separate investigation conducted by the police department. One of the big differences between the two probes concerns the knife that authorities say was found on Gray the day he was taken into custody.

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.

In addition, according to the CNN report, sources inside the investigation have revealed that police never contemplated a homicide charge — the most serious charge filed by the state against the veteran officer who drove the transport van in which Freddie Gray allegedly suffered terrible injuries that eventually led to his death.

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. To win conviction for murder, prosecutors must prove intent to kill. Manslaughter relates to unintentional killings.

CNN also spoke with a former deputy state’s attorney in the Baltimore office now run by Marilyn Mosby. Page Croyder, who spent 21 years in the prosecutor’s office, has been scathing in her criticism of Mosby’s charges against the Baltimore Six, attacking the novice prosecutor’s hasty filings as reflective of “either incompetence or an unethical recklessness.”

By clicking on the video above, you can watch the extraordinary CNN interview with Page Croyder, who holds absolutely nothing back as she blasts Marilyn Mosby.

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Watch: Maryland Governor And Baltimore Mayor Storm Off During CNN Interview

Quite a number of people have been questioning the competence of elected Maryland officials in dealing with the violent riots peaceful expressions of free speech in Baltimore. CNN’s Don Lemon had the opportunity to question Gov. Larry Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake about that very topic.

They didn’t like it very much.

There never seems to be a good time to call out elected officials for gross incompetence. At least, that’s what the elected officials think. But what about in the middle of a riot that illustrates, among other things, the gross incompetence of said elected officials? Wouldn’t that be, oh, perfectly appropriate? Hey, we here at WJ are just asking questions…

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Obama’s Approval Rating Bounces Back, But There’s More To It…

So, according to CNN’s recent poll, Obama’s approval rating has bounced back. But there’s SOOO much more to the story after you watch the video.

First, notice the immediate bias. They not only provide superfluous, liberally-slanted commentary, but they also make sure to falsely inform viewers that this approval rating is comparable to Ronald Reagan’s. They can technically say that because, at this specific week in their presidencies (when merely comparing chronological approval ratings), they seem comparable. Spanned over the totality of their presidencies however, it’s not even close. Not even close.

But conservatives can’t merely ignore this. I think a big part of the pendulum shift is the generational changeover. The average conservative consumer is very, very old. Younger people who weren’t old enough to vote are now being included in approval polls.

You now have an entire generation of Americans whose votes have been bought with the promises of free crap. Many of these kids who were about to enter adulthood have now been given a free mooch-pass on their parents until 26 for health care. They’ve been promised free education. Despite the echo-chamber of the right, this is very difficult to reverse. Historically, once a generation has accepted entitlements as the norm, it is nigh impossible to correct course.

Approval of the Republican Congress is very, very low right now — 28%.

Now, keep in mind this is CNN, and the host goes out of her way to accentuate the positives of Obama, and over-exaggerate the negatives of Republican Congress. I get that. But still, conservatives need a reality check.

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CNN Slams Hillary Clinton’s Failure To Connect With The Public While In Chipotle

Former Secretary of State (and now 2016 Democratic presidential candidate) Hillary Clinton seems to have struggled in launching her candidacy. Amidst the Benghazi hearings, those lost emails, and the undocumented international donations to her foundation, she is now is catching flak from both parties for going incognito at a Ohio Chipotle restaurant to avoid public scrutiny.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus believes the move was well calculated and one that is going to distance her from voters.

“This is the big thing that a lot of the mainstream media is missing,” Priebus said during a Fox News segment with Hannity. “This is not savvy. This is not something that’s interesting. This is the only strategy they could employ. The strategy is: make sure the field knows that she’s running, and then not answer any questions from the media, and not actually talk to anybody.”

On Monday, Clinton got lunch at a Chipotle in Maumee, Ohio; and the visit is hampering her efforts to make herself appear more relatable to everyday people.

“The manager of the Chipotle in Ohio had to look at the security video to prove it was Hillary Clinton who stopped in at Chipotle today,” John King said on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. “She went to Chipotle, she got lunch apparently, and she didn’t talk to anybody.”

“Ohio’s kind of important in presidential politics,” he continued. “If Bill Clinton were on that ride, he would still be in that Chipotle and somehow would have known a third of the people.”

Hillary’s uncomfortability in public runs in stark contrast to President Obama’s trip to Chipotle last year. He was seen hanging over and selecting his food from the wrong side of the sneeze guard.

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h/t: Breitbart

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Ben Carson Schools CNN’s Chris Cuomo About The Legal Protection Of Christians Vs. LGBT Community

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Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson again joined Chris Cuomo on CNN’s New Day on Thursday to discuss the homosexual community. After appearing on his show last month, Carson said he would try to avoid speaking about gays because he received immediate backlash after declaring that being gay was “absolutely” a choice.

Cuomo began by arguing that if Carson was elected President, he wouldn’t be able to duck questions simply because he didn’t like them.

“You understand that?” Cuomo asked.

Cuomo asked him again about gay issues because he believed they are “a very important issue to the development of the American culture.”

Carson took the questioning in stride this time, noting that sexuality was a personal issue and one that he didn’t find all that interesting, differing from Cuomo in that regard.

“I would like to see as much emphasis on the rights of Christians as there is to some of the other groups,” Carson replied. “I would like to see a much greater conversation about Christians and their rights.”

Cuomo responded by arguing that the LGBT community gets “far less legal protection” than Christians do – while insinuating Carson knew that.

Carson rebutted and schooled Cuomo.

“The important thing is for us as a nation to recognize that all citizens of the United States are protected by our Constitution,” the doctor said. “We need to stop deciding that one group versus another group is the flavor of the day.”

h/t: Biz Pac Review

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