Freddie Gray Investigation Handed Over to Prosecutors
Baltimore city officials are mum after the police department handed its investigation into the death of Freddie Gray over to state prosecutors Thursday, a day before they said the investigation would be completed. The public still doesn’t know the details surrounding the 25-year-old’s death. Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby said, “While we have and will continue to leverage the information received by the department, we are not relying solely on their findings but rather the facts that we have gathered and verified. We ask for the public to remain patient and peaceful and to trust the process of the justice system.” Prosecutors will decide whether or not to bring charges against the six police officers who are currently suspended from the Baltimore police force.
Meanwhile, the likes of Al Sharpton are in Baltimore, and they will not be satisfied if the prosecutors’ decision doesn’t go their way. Daniel Henninger writes in The Wall Street Journal, “When Al Sharpton popularized the chant, ‘No justice, no peace,’ it was unmistakably clear that ‘no peace’ was an implicit threat of civil unrest. Not civil disobedience, as practiced by Martin Luther King Jr. Civil unrest.” Now is the time for conservatives to focus on ways to rebuild Baltimore to counter Sharpton’s race baiting and give residents better paths to prosperity. More…
Update: Marilyn Mosby announced Friday that all six police officers will be charged for their actions that resulted in the death of Gray. “To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America,” Mosby said, “I heard your call for ‘No Justice, No Peace,’ your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man.” If convicted, the police officers could face decades in prison.