Today’s digital edition of the Baltimore Sun announced the 31st murder in July alone. It was an appropriate backdrop for what was to follow.
Earlier today, the day set for motions in the trial of Officer Garrett Miller, Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced she was dropping all charges against Miller, Sgt. Alicia White, and Officer William Porter, who was to be retried after a hung jury and mistrial in his first trial. The persecution of the officers in the criminal justice system is over, but the damage done to the relationship between prosecutors and the police, the community and the nation, was actually worsened by the unprofessional and juvenile comments of Mosby as she held a news conference in front of a mural painted on the side of a building in the Baltimore neighborhood where Freddie Gray lived and sold drugs. WBAL, which has consistently had the best and most balanced coverage, reports: