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Dershowitz: Charges Against Baltimore Cops a ‘Sad Day for Justice’

Friday on Newsmax TV’s  “The Steve Malzberg Show,” former Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s heavy-handed charging of the police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray was a “sad day for justice” and “motivated by crowd control”

“This is a very sad day for justice in the United States, in Baltimore and in Maryland,” Dershowitz said. “Today had nothing to do with justice. Today was crowd control. Everything was motivated by a threat of riot and a desire to prevent riots.”

“There is no plausible, hypothetical, conceivable case for murder under the facts as we now know them. You might say conceivably, there is a case for manslaughter,” he continued

He added, “My prediction—they have overplayed their hand. It is unlikely they’ll get any convictions in this case as a result of this and if they do there is a good possibility they will get reversed on appeal.”

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