Roland Martin: Marilyn Mosby Must Move Forward After Rulings
Another Baltimore city police officer has been found not guilty by a judge on all charges connected to the death of Freddie Gray.
Baltimore Officer Caesar Goodson, the driver of the police transport van Freddie Gray was riding in, faced the most serious charges of the six officers indicted. Those charges included second-degree depraved heart murder, manslaughter, assault, and reckless endangerment.
Officer William Porter’s case ended with a hung jury and Officer Edward Nero was acquitted on all four misdemeanor counts he faced last month.
Three other officers have yet to be tried for their alleged roles in the death of Gray, while Porter’s retrial is scheduled to take place sometime between now and October of this year.
With Goodson’s acquittal on all charges, the Baltimore Police Union is asking that the remaining charges be dropped against the officers. This request comes as several people, including the president of the Fraternal Order of Police (Lodge Number 3), has spoken out against Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
Supreme Court Upholds University of Texas’ Affirmative Action Program
Abigail Fisher, the White woman who made a big fuss about the affirmative action program at the University of Texas, lost big at the Supreme Court on Thursday.
The High Court ruled 4-to-3, upholding the university’s affirmative action plan. The ruling allows UT to consider race in making admission discussions.
Fisher had applied to the University of Texas at Austin under a program in which all seniors who graduated in the top ten percent of their class would automatically be admitted. Unfortunately for Fisher, she did not graduate in the top ten percent of her graduating class and was denied admission to the University of Texas. She in turn sued the school for discrimination.
SCOTUS Ruling Thwarts Obama Administration’s Immigration Reform Plan
A big disappointment for President Obama as the Supreme Court deadlocked in a tie vote on his immigration plan.
The court couldn’t agree on whether or not to lift an injunction on one of the President’s executive orders on immigration.
Mr. Obama’s executive action order would keep an estimated 4-million undocumented immigrants from being deported. Most of them were adults who came here illegally, but whose children were born here and plan to stay.
President Obama wanted the adults to get work permits, but lower courts blocked his immigration policy. The administration will not be moving to deport those here illegally, if they don’t commit crimes. Those who are are cannot apply for work permits.
The lack of a decision in the case ties Pres. Obama’s hands on that issue for the rest of his time in office.
Cedric The Entertainer, Roland Martin Talk Ascots, Outrageous Timepieces, Flashing Cufflinks & Ash-Check
In a hilarious interview, Roland Martin and Cedric the Entertainer, one of the Kings of Comedy tackled the issues of ascots, flashy watches, how to show off your cufflinks on national television and the sin know as ash. Listen to this crazy interview between the two anti-ash proponents on NewsOne Now.
All that and more in this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast