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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Same story two takes...make that 4

Take 1

Man exonerated last year after 30 years on death row dies

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 65-year-old Shreveport man on death row for three decades before being exonerated last year has died.

An attorney for Glenn Ford told multiple media outlets that Ford died Monday. Ford had been diagnosed with lung cancer.

The attorney, William Most, says Ford had been the longest-serving death row inmate in the U.S. at the time of his release on March 10, 2014. Ford was found guilty in 1984 in the 1983 murder of a Shreveport jeweler, but his conviction was vacated after new evidence pointed to a different suspect in the killing.

After his release, Ford petitioned the state of Louisiana for compensation but was denied.

Ford, who resided in New Orleans after his release and until his death, is survived by several children and grandchildren living in California.

So you read this story and you say to yourself...Man did this poor bastard get screwed! 

Take 2

Exonerated convict Glenn Ford succumbs to lung cancer at 65

Glenn Ford, who spent nearly 30 years on Angola's death row for a murder that prosecutors eventually conceded he did not commit, died in New Orleans early Monday (June 29), supporters announced. He was 65.

Ford learned he had lung cancer shortly after his release from Angola on March 11, 2014. A news release from Ford's supporters said he died at 2:11 a.m., having been "surrounded by friends, loved ones and family in recent days."

Ford, who was born in Shreveport on Oct. 22, 1949, was convicted of the 1983 murder of 56-year-old Isadore Rozeman, a Shreveport jeweler and watchmaker for whom Ford had done occasional yard work. Ford had always denied killing Rozeman, and on March 10, 2014, he was exonerated of the crime when the state vacated his conviction.

State District Judge Ramona Emanuel voided Ford's conviction and sentence based on new information corroborating his claim that he was not present or involved in Rozeman's death, Ford's attorneys said.

Ford was tried and convicted of first-degree murder in 1984 and sentenced to death. He spent 29 years, three months and five days in solitary confinement on Angola's death row. At the time of his release, Ford was the longest-serving death row inmate in the United States, supporters said.

The final 15 months of Ford's life were spent outside prison walls but not without challenges.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office filed a petition to deny Ford state-mandated compensation for his wrongful conviction and imprisonment, arguing Ford failed to meet the law's "factually innocent" clause. The provision requires petitioners to have not committed the crime for which they were originally convicted as well as "any crime based upon the same set of facts" used in the original conviction.

First Judicial District Court Judge Katherine Clark Dorroh sided with Caldwell in a ruling three months ago, deciding Ford was aware of the plan to rob Rozeman and failed to stop it, and took and sold items stolen during the robbery. The judge also ruled Ford tried to find buyers for the weapon used in Rozeman's murder, and that he tried to hinder the police investigation by initially giving a false name for the man he later identified as Rozeman's killer.

Ford died while awaiting the outcome of separate federal lawsuits aimed at securing compensation for his imprisonment and failing health, which he claimed resulted from insufficient medical treatment while in prison. Supporters said all he had received from the state before his death was $20 for a bus ride home from prison.

Supporters said Ford is survived by "several children" who live in California, and "more than 10 grandchildren."

A memorial service will be held at the Charbonnet Funeral Home at 1615 St. Philip St., but a date and time had not been immediately determined, supporters said. They asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Ford's name to Resurrection After Exoneration at 

BTW...this is Glenn Ford... then and now.

It is interesting to note in only one of the 4 articles does it mention...[Ford was aware of the plan to rob Rozeman and failed to stop it, and took and sold items stolen during the robbery. The judge also ruled Ford tried to find buyers for the weapon used in Rozeman's murder, and that he tried to hinder the police investigation by initially giving a false name for the man he later identified as Rozeman's killer.]

Is this true? If it is he did exhibit at lease some culpability in the commission of this crime. I don't think to the tune of 30 years in jai was right. But why were they the only one to report it? Why did the others leave it out? 

Just something to think about.


Monday, June 29, 2015

World markets plunge, bank lines grow as Greece financial crisis deepens


In Greece those working in strenuous occupations for 25 years and contributing overall for 35 years could retire as early as 55. In 2006, over a third of new pensioners in the country’s main private-sector fund (IKA) belonged to these trades, which remarkably included far from arduous jobs such as hairdressing. And, since a relatively generous minimum pension was available for anyone with at least 15 years’ contributions and there was also a minimum-income top-up payment, it made sense for many to stop contributing once they had reached that threshold of 15 years, by dropping out into the black-market economy.

Coming to our shores? No it's already here. 

Say you have a 401K. Your retirement plan goes up or down depending on the whim of the market. Government employee pensions, negotiated by the unions, are paid by the taxpayers and are guaranteed. No matter what they get their money. This is unsustainable and the reason many big cities in America are going broke.

Margaret Thatcher:

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money."


Long lines formed at ATMs and bank branches across Greece Monday as the nation's financial crisis worsened, limiting cash withdrawals and causing global markets to plunge. 

Senior citizens looking to collect their monthly government benefits swarmed closed bank branches Monday in the hope of getting their checks, and lines formed at ATMs as bankers gradually began dispensing cash again following the imposition of strict controls on capital.

Greece has imposed restrictions on money withdrawals and banking transactions to keep its financial system from collapsing due to a run on the banks.

The government has imposed a stringent daily limit of 60 euros ($67) on cash withdrawals from ATMs this week. The banks and the country's stock market have been closed for the week after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' surprise call for a referendum next Sunday on creditor proposals for reforms Greece should take to gain access to blocked bailout funds. 

Tsipras is advocating Greeks reject the creditor proposals, in the popular vote, which increasingly has the look of a vote on euro membership itself.

The referendum asks Greeks to vote on a simple question: "Should the proposal which was submitted by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund at the Eurogroup of June 25, 2015, which consists of two parts that together consist of their comprehensive proposal be accepted?"

Without a deal to extend the bailout program expiring on June 30, Greece will lose access to the remaining 7.2 billion euros ($8.1 billion) of rescue loans, and is unlikely to be able to meet a 1.6 billion-euro debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund due the same day.

The uncertainty drove Greeks to banks and supermarkets Monday as fears of disruptions to gas and medicine supplies grew, Reuters reported.

"I came here at 4 a.m. because I have to get my pension," said 74-year-old Anastasios Gevelidis, one of about 100 retirees waiting outside the main branch of National Bank of Greece in the country's second largest city of Thessaloniki.

"I don't have a card, I don't know what's going on, we don't even have enough money to buy bread," Gevelidis said.

As global markets plunged following one of the most dramatic weekends in Greece's five-year financial saga, the country woke up to a changed financial landscape that many in the markets fear could be a prelude to a messy debt default and a damaging Greek exit from the euro.

Mounting concerns about Greece drove markets down Monday. U.S. stocks fell, while major indexes in Europe took much bigger losses.The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 26 points, or 1.2 percent, to 2,076 as of 12:23 p.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 220 points, also 1.2 percent, to 17,723, and the Nasdaq composite fell 72 points, or 1.4 percent, to 5,009.

"Whenever you see any kind of bank line there is in the back of investors' mind the thought: `What if it spreads? What if people panic?' " said Karyn Cavanaugh, senior market strategist at Voya Investment Management. "What's going on in Europe, of course it's going to roil markets in the short term." But for U.S. investor, she said, "the long-term impact is not that big of a deal."

Investors around the world are worried that should Greece leave the euro and say it can't pay its debts, which stand at more than 300 billion euros, the global economic recovery could be derailed and questions would grow over the long-term viability of the euro currency itself.

President Obama and French President Francois Hollande discussed the Greek debt crisis by telephone, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Monday. 

"The President reiterated to President Hollande something that we have indicated in the past which is that it's important for the parties sitting around the negotiating table to develop a package of reforms and financing that would allow Greece to return to growth and debt sustainability within the Eurozone," Earnest said. 

Many elderly Greeks don't have bank cards and make withdrawals in person at bank branches, and so find themselves completely cut off from their money. "Nobody knows anything. A bank employee came out at 8 a.m. and told us `you're not going to get any money,' but we're hearing that 70 branches will open," Gevelidis said.

The finance ministry said the manner in which pensions would be paid would be announced later Monday afternoon. Deputy Minister of State Terence Quick said special arrangements would be made for pensions, telling private Antenna television that pensions would be dispensed in full as many pensioners don't have bank cards.

The daily withdrawal limit wouldn't be enough to cover many basic necessities. "What can I do first with 60 euros? I owe 150 just to the pharmacy," Gevelidis said.

Although credit and cash card transactions have not been restricted, many retailers were not accepting card transactions Monday morning.

Electronic transfers and bill payments are allowed, but only within the country. The government also stressed the controls would not affect foreign tourists, who would have no limits on cash withdrawals with foreign bank cards.

The capital controls are meant to staunch the flow of money out of Greek banks and spur the country's creditors to offer concessions before Greece's international bailout program expires Tuesday.

The accelerating crisis has thrown into question Greece's financial future and continued membership in the 19-nation shared euro currency -- and even the 28-country European Union.

The euro hit its weakest level against the pound since 2007 as international markets reacted to the Greek crisis, Sky News reported Monday.

Asia was the first to tumble, with stocks falling more than 3 percent in Hong Kong and Japan.

European stock markets later dived on opening, with the CAC 40 in Paris and the German DAX both losing 4.3 percent. Banking stocks in Spain, Italy and Portugal bore the brunt of the sell-offs in their respective countries, as the problems in Greece infected investor confidence for the first time since 2011 -- the height of the eurozone debt crisis.

As the FTSE 100 in London fell 2.2 percent, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he sees Sunday's referendum in Greece as essentially a vote on remaining in the eurozone -- and that it is for the Greek people to decide.

Cameron told the BBC that if the Greeks vote no on budget savings and reforms that the country's creditors had proposed in exchange for loans, he would "find it hard to see how that is consistent with staying in the euro."

"The images of queues at ATMs in Greece are stripping traders of what little confidence they have left in the nation, and the financial earthquake that happened in the eurozone over the weekend can be felt around the world," said David Madden, market analyst at IG.

Among the major markets in Europe, the CAC-40 stock index in France was down 3.6 percent at 4,877 while Germany's DAX fell 3.5 percent to 11,088.

Tsipras announced the capital controls in a televised address Sunday night, blaming the eurogroup, the gathering of the eurozone's finance ministers, and its decision to reject an extension request for the bailout program. He has asked again for the extension to allow for the referendum.

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said talks with Greece could resume at any time, while Pierre Moscovici, the European commissioner for economic affairs, said negotiations were cut off when an agreement seemed within reach.

The situation now largely rests on a `yes' vote in Greece, Moscovici said.

The referendum decision, ratified by Parliament after a marathon 13-hour session that ended in the early hours of Sunday, shocked and angered Greece's European partners. The country's negotiations with its European creditors have been suspended, with both sides accusing each other of being responsible for talks breaking off.

Greece is dividing into two camps ahead of the referendum. A demonstration is planned in Athens later Monday by those against the proposals from the creditors. Another one is planned for Tuesday by those who want to make sure that Greece's position in Europe is not threatened.

Tsipras also blamed the European Central Bank's Sunday decision not to increase the amount of emergency liquidity the lenders could access from the central bank -- meaning Greece has no way to replenish fast-diminishing deposits.

"It is now more than clear that this decision has no other aim than to blackmail the will of the Greek people and prevent the smooth democratic process of the referendum," Tsipras said. "They will not succeed."


The repercussions of same sex marriage

It's going to be amusing to see how the latest SC ruling on same sex marriage is going to work out in the real world especially since... 'I now pronounce you man and wife' no longer adequately covers it.

The opening salvo:

 We will hear soon from those of the Christian faith... who I'm sure will refuse for obvious reasons to preside over it. (Although, I can't say I would be surprised if the Pope officiated over a few himself) 

When the refusals come pouring in the left will bare their teeth tearing them up in retaliation. We already got a taste of this a fine example:

The Chick-fil-A same-sex marriage controversy

Remember when Chick-fil-A was the focus of controversy following a series of public comments made in June 2012 by chief operating officer Dan T. Cathy  opposing same-sex marriage. 

The left attacked them viciously.

But it backfired on the protesters! Chick-fil-A reported many stores doing a much higher then normal business because of people who supported their stance. I don't even like Chick-fil-A and I went. If Dan T. Cathy opposes same sex marriage that is his inalienable right. He wasn't afraid to voice his opinion and live by the strength of his conviction. He's just another homophobe you say? I can prove you wrong. Because of their religious belief and devotion to Christianity Chick-fil-A is closed EVERY Sunday. Do you have any idea how many millions of dollars they lose a year by putting their religion first in their lives?

What will be far more entertaining is watching same sex marriage forced down the throat of the pampered Muslims. Hell, they can't carry out a terrorist attack without it deemed workplace violence! Something tells me the Muslims will get a free pass. Then again Muslims don't seem to have a problem with homosexuals and or same sex marriage. 

They never quite seem to make it to the alter.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

The liberal hysteria and putting it to work in their favor

31,000 deleted emails just went up in a puff of smoke. She'll never admit it but Hillary's raising her glass toasting the latest chain of events along with the MSM. The ruling on ObamaCare subsidies, Charleston, the Confederate flag, and ruling same sex marriage is the new normal will all be put to good use.


They know they can twist these events in their favor effectively painting Republicans in a corner.

1. They're against ObamaCare because POTUS is black.

2. 9 people were murdered in Charleston not by a lunatic racist but because of lack of more stringent gun control laws and that pesky 2nd Amendment. Who to blame? Those gun-carrying 2nd Amendment loving conservatives. 

3. Oh... and take down that Confederate flag! Strip the south of its history and dignity. Everyone knows the effect that flag has mesmerizing the citizenry into such an a hypnotic state it compells them to kill others of another race. And while your at it lets rename Jefferson Davis Hwy. 

Why not burn down the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Virginia? 

What should be done with the Jefferson Memorial? After all he owned slaves... even had six children with one Sally Hemings. 

The flag that represents the South is banned from sale on eBay, because the South is politically incorrect for being “racist.” However, eBay does offer this less offensive item for sale:

(F*** your God on the shirt)

BTW... Does EBay sell any fuck Muhammed T shirts?

4. Republican hopefuls will be grilled on same sex marriage you can count on that. They will be branded homophobes for not going along with the SC ruling. The question is how many people in America believe the SC represents a higher  authority then Leviticus 18 and 20:"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination?" My suggestion for Republicans is stick to your guns pun intended. If we go down in flames so be it. At least we can say we stood for something. For we are the last bastion against American decline militarily, morally, and spiritually.

Believe me... we are

That's the problem. Who are you?

Then there's this. 
Senator Hillary Clinton 2004

Let's see her  "I misspoke"  her way out of this one.

Video 125

 Of course you won't see this coming from the MSM.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ruling on same sex marriage


The Latest Headlines on Muslim atrocities:

And all in one day during Ramadan by the religion of peace!


A religion composed of and run like a franchise by serial killers.

In order to practice their religion they have to kill you for practices yours.

Tunisia attack: Tourists flee the country after gunman kills 38

The dead Muslim dog who did it.

France has raised its security alert to the highest level after police discovered a decapitated body and flags with Arabic inscriptions following an attack in which a man seemingly tried to blow up a factory belonging to a US gas company.

Ditto this one but unfortunately he's still living. Police leave the Muslim killer Yassine Salhi's home with an unidentified woman.

The Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City after a suicide bomber killed at least 25 Shiite worshipers during Friday Prayer.

Hey...when there's no Infidel handy..

They're so bloodthirsty they even massacre their own.


Friday, June 26, 2015

6-3 Benedict Roberts hits another home run

Remember when ObamaCare was still just a blister not costing anyone a dime? Barry at numerous press conferences and talk show interviews swore up down and sideways ObamaCare was not a tax?

Finally when it came down to the legitimacy of ObamaCare under the Supreme Court ruling Roberts (a Bush appointee) the deciding 5-4 vote for ObamaCare, stated Obamacare IS a tax. Shortly thereafter Barry took his victory lap on television never addressing, nor anyone asking...hey I thought you said it wasn't a tax. Barry quickly walked off stage thinking... As long as they didn't overturn it. I don't give a damn what he calls it. 

So Barry sold us a bill of goods under the pretense it wasn't a tax. Roberts to make it 'fit' said it was a tax because the Constitution does not grant the federal government the power to force private commercial transactions. Was it up to him to make the switch? They both can't be right. So now we have ObamaCare based on a lie and signed off on by the Supreme Court. To say this was very accommodating on Robert's part would be a major understatement. 

You would have thought in this latest subsidies judgement... the lie you can keep your insurance period ...And ObamaCare architect Gruber's admission... "It was a scam, a lie, from the very beginning perpetrated on the stupid American voter"... would have had some bearing on their decision.

When I saw 6-3 I knew who the 3 dissenting votes were without reading it.


SC rules gay marriage is legit. Having these two rule on gay marriage

is like asking Barry if he thinks taxing the rich more is a good idea. 


Scalia leads scathing dissent on ObamaCare ruling, dubs law 'SCOTUScare'

Justice Scalia issues scathing dissent on ObamaCare ruling

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and his conservative colleagues may have been overruled in Thursday's decision upholding ObamaCare subsidies, but they didn't go down without a fight. 

The firebrand conservative justice delivered one of the most scathing and linguistically creative dissents in recent memory. In a 21-page rebuttal, Scalia and two other justices tore into the Affordable Care Act and the court's handling of it over the years -- effectively accusing their colleagues of twisting the law for the sake of preserving President Obama's signature policy. 

“Today’s interpretation is not merely unnatural; it is unheard of,” Scalia wrote, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. 

The case itself centered on language in the original law that technically limited subsidies to people buying insurance in exchanges set up by the states. Opponents said this made subsidies through the federal exchange invalid. 

“You would think the answer would be obvious -- so obvious there would hardly be a need for the Supreme Court to hear a case about it,” Scalia wrote.

The majority, though, upheld subsidies everywhere, arguing that is what Congress intended. 

Scalia in his dissent scolded his colleagues' handling of Affordable Care Act challenges, writing, “We should just start calling this law SCOTUScare,” referring to the several times the high court has ruled on controversial parts of ObamaCare. 

At one point, he panned the majority's reasoning as "pure applesauce." 

Scalia essentially made two major points: he accused the court of playing favorites by letting politics get in the way, and claimed the majority’s opinion contained “somersaults of statutory interpretation.”

The conservative justice attacked the logic behind the ruling as “interpretive jiggery-pokery” and said the result shows "words no longer have meaning." 

He wrote: “The Court forgets that ours is a government of laws and not of men. That means we are governed by the terms of our laws, not by the unenacted will of our lawmakers.”

Drilling down to the language of the case itself, he wrote: “The court holds that when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act says ‘Exchange established by the State’ it means ‘Exchange established by the State or the Federal Government,’ That is of course quite absurd, and the court’s 21 pages of explanation make it no less so.”

He noted the other justices have stepped in twice now to block what he considered worthy challenges to the law, including the 2012 case challenging the individual mandate. Scalia suggested the court is now in a position of protecting the law, writing: "Under all the usual rules of interpretation, in short, the Government should lose this case. But normal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The Affordable Care Act must be saved."

The Thursday decision was 6-3.

Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the majority opinion. He said that while the law’s wording was problematic, Congress’ intent was clear. 

"Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them. If at all possible, we must interpret the Act in a way that is consistent with the former, and avoids the latter," he wrote. "Those credits are necessary for the Federal Exchanges to function like their State Exchange counterparts, and to avoid the type of calamitous result that Congress plainly meant to avoid."

Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer ruled in favor of the subsidies.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Autopsy of Freddie Gray shows ‘high-energy’ impact

After reading this article I don't quite know what to make of it. High energy impact? Second-degree depraved heart murder? Acts of omission?  From what I can glean Freddie died of sudden deceleration syndrome. Confusing to say the least. Apparently, whatever happened to him happened after he was placed in the van. 

[The state medical examiner's office concluded that Gray's death fit the medical and legal definition of an accident, but ruled it to be a homicide because officers failed to follow safety procedures "through acts of omission."]

I think the visional perception, and the one everyone wanted to believe, was a white cop kneeling on the back of a struggling Freddie Gray until his spine snapped.

(This is why Marilyn Mosby refused to release the autopsy report and issued this statement after it leaked out ) 

“I want to make it very clear that the state’s attorney’s office did not release the Freddie Gray autopsy report. As I have repeatedly stated, I strongly condemn anyone with access to trial evidence who has leaked information prior to the resolution of this case.”

One thing I can say. Good luck getting Goodson convicted of "murder by driving". 

Seemed like a low turn out for the 'beloved Freddie of Baltimore' at his funeral. Black Lives Matter... but not when there's looting to be done. 

I can't say when this photo was taken... before, during, or after a service. You be the judge. 
But how many looters do you suppose showed up for the funeral?

To put things in perspective every hot summer we read about a family who came back from church and somehow forgot the baby in the back seat. Tragically the baby dies. Are the parents charged with a crime?


BALTIMORE — Freddie Gray suffered a single "high-energy injury" — like those seen in shallow-water diving incidents — most likely caused when the police van in which he was riding suddenly decelerated, according to a copy of the autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun.

The state medical examiner's office concluded that Gray's death fit the medical and legal definition of an accident, but ruled it to be a homicide because officers failed to follow safety procedures "through acts of omission."

Though Gray was loaded into the van on his belly, the medical examiner surmised that he may have gotten to his feet and was thrown into the wall during an abrupt change in direction. He was not belted in, but his wrists and ankles were shackled, making him "at risk for an unsupported fall during acceleration or deceleration of the van."

Gray, 25, was arrested April 12 following a foot pursuit by officers in the Gilmor Homes area, and suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody. His death a week later sparked protests over police brutality and unrest in the city — including looting and rioting — that drew international attention to the case.

The Baltimore state's attorney's office charged the six officers involved in Gray's arrest and death. Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., the driver of the van, is charged with second-degree depraved heart murder, while three other officers are charged with manslaughter. The remaining officers face lesser charges.

All of the officers have pleaded not guilty, and a trial has been set for October.

The autopsy report was completed April 30, the day before State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced criminal charges against the officers. The autopsy has not been made public, and the deadline for releasing evidence in the case to defense lawyers is Friday. A copy of the autopsy was obtained and verified by sources who requested anonymity because of the high-profile nature of the case.

Mosby's office and the state medical examiner declined to comment.

Gray tested positive for opiates and cannabinoid when he was admitted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to the autopsy. The report makes no further reference to the drugs found in his system.

The report does not note any previous injuries to Gray's spine.

The autopsy details a chronology of the events surrounding Gray's arrest that helped inform the medical examiner's conclusion. The medical examiner relied upon witness statements, videos and an examination of the transport van.

While bystanders captured his arrest on video, showing Gray moaning for help, the autopsy concluded that Gray suffered no injuries to suggest a neck hold or stemming from physical restraint. Assistant medical examiner Carol H. Allan noted that Gray could be seen bearing weight on his legs and speaking as he was loaded into the van.

Officers placed Gray on a metal bench running from front to back along the outside wall of the van. After the doors were closed, he could be heard yelling and banging, "causing the van to rock," the autopsy noted.

The van made several stops. The second stop occurred a few blocks away, where officers placed an identification band and leg restraints on Gray.

"Reportedly, Mr. Gray was still yelling and shaking the van," the medical examiner wrote. "He was removed from the van and placed on the ground in a kneeling position, facing the van doors, while ankle cuffs were placed, and then slid onto the floor of the van, belly down and head first, reportedly still verbally and physically active."

Authorities previously said the third stop was captured on video, which showed the van driver, Goodson, getting out and looking in the back.

During a fourth stop, authorities said Goodson called for assistance, at which point Sgt. Alicia White, one of the officers who has been charged with manslaughter, got involved.

"The assisting officer opened the doors and observed Mr. Gray lying belly down on the floor with his head facing the cabin compartment, and reportedly he was asking for help, saying he couldn't breathe, couldn't get up, and needed a medic," the autopsy says. "The officer assisted Mr. Gray to the bench and the van continued on its way."

When the van made a fifth stop to pick up a second arrestee, "Mr. Gray was found kneeling on the floor, facing the front of the van and slumped over to his right against the bench, and reportedly appeared lethargic with minimal responses to direct questions," the report says.

The medical examiner concluded that Gray's most significant injury was to the lower left part of his head. Given the descriptions of his demeanor and positioning in the van, it most likely occurred after the second and before fourth stops made by the van driver, and possibly before the third stop, according to the autopsy.

While it's possible Gray was hurt while lying on the floor and moving back and forth, Allan determined his body likely couldn't have moved in that position with enough force to cause his injuries.

Allan surmised that Gray could have gotten to his feet using the bench and opposite wall. With his hands and ankles restrained, and unable to see out of the van and anticipate turns, she said he was at a high risk for an unsupported fall.

She also noted the possibility that Gray's neck injury occurred "with him in a partially reclining position or as he was changing his position on the floor of the van," if the van moved abruptly enough.

The injury to Gray's spinal cord would have caused loss of function of his limbs, and would have "direct effects" on his ability to breathe, according to the autopsy.

Police had said in a court filing that the second passenger reported hearing Gray banging and kicking through the metal divider before the fifth stop. Allan said that would not have been possible given Gray's injuries, but he may have been suffering a seizure at the time, which could have caused the noise, she said.