Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore's prosecutor, apparently has decided that her real future is in politics, not the law. On Friday, when announcing charges against the police officers, she told the protestors, "To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America: I heard your call for `No justice, no peace.' In regard to the police, she went on to say that nobody is above the law. It appears however, that the rioters who looted and torched the buildings, might be above the law in her town. While she had the mob celebrating in the street, the message for the thugs of Baltimore and elsewhere is that rioting pays. Although the charges against some of the police may prove to be warranted, their implementation was pure street theater, not normal legal procedure.
ADDENDUM: Tension broke out again in Baltimore today, as police arrested a gun carrying suspect. Such problems will be the cost of that city's appeasement.