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Mosby puts ambition over justice

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.

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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

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