The ill-fated prosecution of six Baltimore police officers for the accidental death of Freddie Gray in April 2015 was the spawn of the Black Lives Matter movement. The preposterously unjustified charges against the officers grew out of the BLM conceit that cops are racist murderers. On May 1, 2015, state's attorney Marilyn Mosby invoked Al Sharpton's extortionist chant of "No Justice, No Peace" as a motivation for her charging decisions, after rioters had destroyed the livelihoods of dozens of Baltimore's workers and small businessmen.It is therefore fitting that Mosby's vendetta is collapsing all around her, based as it is on an ideology composed of demonstrable lies about law enforcement.
Judge Williams was under enormous pressure to deliver guilty verdicts. That he scrupulously analyzed the evidence and carefully applied the statutory law is a triumph for disinterested justice. Had Williams agreed with the prosecution's strained theories, proactive policing in Baltimore and the rest of the country would have taken another severe blow. But the poisonous ideology that drives this ongoing prosecution remains as dominant as ever, resulting in a national disengagement from discretionary, proactive enforcement. Homicides rose 17 percent in the nation's largest cities last year, with homicide spikes between 50 percent and 90 percent in cities with large black populations. It is long past time for politicians to adopt the same analytical skepticism toward the lies of the Black Lives Matter movement that Judge Williams showed toward the prosecutors' case in Baltimore--and to stand up for the truth about policing.