Nothing says justice is dead [see here] better than the appeal to the mob.
To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America: 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.
And there’s nothing like being fair and impartial to the accused, especially when you can use the innocence of the accused as a foil for the mob’s appeasement.
To those that are angry, hurt or have their own experiences of injustice at the hands of police officers I urge you to channel that energy peacefully as we prosecute this case. I have heard your calls for ‘No justice, no peace,’ however your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of Freddie Gray.
“…justice on behalf of Freddie Gray.” Perhaps a little justice too for the police.
Transcript h/t Time.
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