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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

A Statement on Removing the Blindfold from the Statue of Justice?

May 19, 2015 --

Marilyn Mosby, State's Attorney for Baltimore, concluded her statement announcing charges against six Baltimore police officers in the homicide of Freddie Gray, with these words (text provided by TIME): "[t]o the youth of the city, I will seek justice on your behalf. This is a moment. This is your moment. Let's insure we have peaceful and productive rallies that will develop structural and systemic changes for generations to come.

You're at the forefront of this cause and as young people, our cause is now." In the course of Ms. Mosby's statement, delivered before a crowd May 1, in front of the Baltimore War Memorial, she also remarked: "To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America, I heard your calls for "No justice. no peace...."