Balto Mayor Stephanie Safe Space For Rioters issues response to Nero verdict, says she's ready for "disturbances." https://t.co/rt0mhQierS
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) May 23, 2016
This morning, a judge acquitted a Baltimore police officer who was among the six charged in the death of Freddie Gray:
Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams cleared Officer Edward Nero of charges of assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake quickly put out a statement that seeks to quell any potential unrest by saying that the officer isn’t in the clear just yet:
My statement on the judge's decision in the criminal trial of officer Nero pic.twitter.com/2clErkU0YF
— Mayor Rawlings-Blake (@MayorSRB) May 23, 2016
Tweeters noticed that Rawlings-Blake didn’t offer up spaces to destroy for people unhappy with this verdict:
@MayorSRB Prosecuting all six officers was ridiculous. You wasted taxpayer money by overcharging them.
— Mary Stewart (@MaryStewart01) May 23, 2016
— R.J. Garner (@RJGarnerAuthor) May 23, 2016