The city of Baltimore and the family of Freddie Gray was once more reminded that justice might never visit the police officers that were implicated in his death. After news this morning that charges against the three remaining officers in the case were dropped, Twitter reacted swiftly as expected.
This morning, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby spoke at Freddie Gray’s mural nestled in the city, lashing out against the justice system and its failure to convict all six of the officers involved in the 25-year-old’s curious death. Although Gray’s death was ruled a homicide, all of the serious charges faced by officers have been effectively dodged and leaves new questions to be asked about the justice system in the city.
Across Twitter, the chatter surrounding the case is couched in disappointment and flashes of anger. We’ve gathered some of the reaction from the social media network and it’s expected to continue throughout the day. To follow the conversation and add your own thoughts, follow the #FreddieGray hashtag.
I am so sad that the United States justice system failed the family of #FreddieGray again.
— shannon (@_coffinspire) July 27, 2016
So somebody killed #FreddieGray but no one will be held accountable..? Moral of this story: want to beat, terrorize & kill folks? Be a cop!
— lisa (@lisaAlmostPhD) July 27, 2016
— All are One (@AllR1inspirit) July 27, 2016
how do you break your own spine and die with your ankles and wrist shackled #FreddieGray
— danielgotskillz (@danielgotskillz) July 27, 2016