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Freddie Gray trials: a 'persecution under the pretense of a prosecution'

Freddie Gray trials: a 'persecution under the pretense of a prosecution'

People of good will can disagree on whether Freddie Gray should ever have been arrested by Baltimore Police. But there's no credible argument that the officers involved in his arrest should have been charged with crimes.

A recent Sun editorial outlined what the writers see as positive outcomes that came from the indictments and trials of the police officers involved. But the purpose of the criminal justice system is not to bring about general societal good. This system, built upon centuries of careful deliberation and adjustment, solely reviews cases when — and...

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