My reaction to your report "Outcome of officers' trials could impact prosecutor Marilyn Mosby's political career, observers say" (June 23) was visceral: I sure hope so.
Demagogues like Ms. Mosby are the reason why young people vote anti-establishment, why Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton 84 to 14 percent among youth and why Donald Trump clinched the millennial vote in Maryland.
Judge Barry Williams rebuffed Ms. Mosby's charges against Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., but he could not hide them from the public eye. The trial revealed all; these charges were political ploys, ungrounded in reality.
Ms. Mosby alleged a smorgasbord of negligence, served with delectable second-degree depraved-heart murder. But in Judge Williams' words, there was "no evidence" behind these grandiose claims. Officer Goodson was no more guilty of second-degree murder than Officer Edward Nero was of assault.
As a student, I know my generation has little faith in government. It votes against the establishment to protest a system it sees as indentured to political gain. During this trial, Ms. Mosby confirmed their suspicions.
Freddie Gray's death was a tragedy, and this state's attorney's rush to unsubstantiated charges reflects her irresponsibility — just the opposite of what Baltimore needs at this trying time.
Ms. Mosby has made justice slave to ambition; she has proven that politics can prejudice a prosecutor. I sure hope her political career is impacted.
Tadhg Larabee, Rockville