On today’s edition of The View, attorney Sunny Hostin and Whoopi Goldberg discuss the recent acquittal of Baltimore police officer Edward Nero in the case of Black resident Freddie Gray.
In the clip above, the two co-hosts talk about the possible ramifications of this no verdict decision.
Nero was one of six officers charged for the death of Gray last year. The Black Baltimore resident had one of the city’s infamous “rough rides” that resulted in a severed spine.
Hostin says that she found it unusual that the prosecutor chose to charge all six officers that quickly. The legal commentator and attorney hopes that the city is prepared for possible violent protests.
Goldberg says that it isn’t very smart to burn down one’s own community.
“When you burn down your own neighborhood, you are the one without.”
The comedienne goes on to say that protesters should be peaceful and push for real change.
“This is the world we live in and this is going to happen. We’re going to have to deal with all of this,” Goldberg said.