Meanwhile, an agitated crowd stood by at the court house door chanting "no justice, no peace", the same slogan made by Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby at the time of her filing charges, charges that were questioned from the beginning based both on their substance and the speed with which they were preferred by a prosecutor in a hurry to answer, in this writer's humble opinion, the wishes of a crowd which had been stoked to violence during the period of Baltimore rioting.
And so the real question becomes what was the actual motivation for the charge and why? After all, if the rioters can be given a free pass for "burning the city down" as was largely the case by looking at the lack of charges filed against looters, why did the prosecutor so quickly press charges in a case that at a minimum destroys a man's reputation and at worst, takes his freedom away? Think about it and remember back to the events that immediately followed the Baltimore riots and fires.
Looking back, the mayor stated that the looters would be given great leeway, police were held back and precluded from stopping the damage and the good citizens remaining in the riot area near central city were left to fend for themselves. And never forget that Prosecutor Mosby was one of the first officials to sign on to the "no justice, no peace" slogan, clearly siding the rioters' position against the city's police and their duty to restore order. This is far out of the norm and showed a dangerous bias on the part of a public servant who is supposed to be an agent for order and for the rule of law, not for those committing crime.
It's a good day for Officer Nero and we should all be thankful that true justice according to the law was meted out here. The only thing missing in his verdict was a verbal chastisement of Ms. Mosby for failing to do her job according to the law. This brings up this question for many of us: Should the prosecutor be officially reprimanded for her bias and perhaps even considered for removal from office? The point can be made that both the mayor and Ms. Mosby displayed an upfront bias which didn't represent the duties they are elected to carry out for the city. And why were they doing this and what was its cause? Those concerns still remain.