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Letter: Trouble in Baltimore echoes here

Riot police monitor protesters near a CVS pharmacy

Riot police monitor protesters near a CVS pharmacy that was looted and burned by rioters on Monday after the funeral of Freddie Gray, on April 29, 2015 in Baltimore. Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Burton

Judge Sol Wachtler's criticism of the Baltimore state's attorney's choice of words is, I believe, appropriate; the state cannot afford even the appearance of yielding to the mob ["Dangerous lesson for prosecutors," Opinion, May 11].

However, it must be admitted that State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's action moved this bitter controversy out of the streets and into the courts, and that is a good thing.

Geoffrey H. Basson, Manhattan


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