Toya Graham is being hailed as “Mom of the Year” for snatching her son out of the Baltimore riots. I can fully understand why. You see all those misbehaving youth throwing rocks and police and you wonder where their parents are. You saw where Ms. Graham was.
Charges are being filed against the six officers that were involved in taking Freddie Gray into custody and one of the officers is facing a second degree murder charge. I think that may be fitting however, I’m troubled by the speed at which the prosecution is moving.
The state’s attorney for Baltimore, Marilyn J. Mosby, filed the charges almost as soon as she received a medical examiner’s report that ruled Mr. Gray’s death a homicide, and a day after the police concluded their initial investigation and handed over their findings. Officials had cautioned that it could take considerable time for her office to complete its own investigation and decide whether to prosecute.
The timeline for this is a little more than two weeks. I can’t help but believe that there is a rush to put all this to bed regardless of the facts in the case. I don’t think there can be justice when the process moves this fast.