Beware Baltimore’s ‘No Justice, No Peace’ Prosecutor

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
by Andrew McCarthy
May 6, 2015

At worst, the rash decision by Marilyn Mosby, the Maryland state’s attorney for Baltimore City, to bring an array of internally inconsistent charges, including murder, against a half dozen police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray is a frightening display of state complicity in mob justice. Three of the arrested officers, including the one facing the most severe charge of second-degree murder, are African-American. We’d better hope that black cops’ lives matter….The chief prosecutor, in what can only be described as a gift to defense lawyers, proclaimed that she’d brought the charges to show not only “the people of Baltimore” but also “the demonstrators across America” that “I heard your call for ‘no justice, no peace.’” When I say this was embarrassing, I am not just making a stylistic critique that prosecutors should not speak like community organizers. It is a professional assessment. READ MORE

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