Right off the bat, our new attorney general is walking on egg shells as she met with the family of Freddy Gray Tuesday.( She also met with the Baltimore police.) Many observers think she should be meeting with the family of the New York police officer who was slain in the past week.
I fully expect that Lynch will be an improvement over Eric Holder. Who wouldn't be? Just how much I don't know.
I do know one thing: Something is very rotten in Baltimore, and it ain't the police. That's not to say mistakes might not have been made in the Gray incident. It seems safe to say they should have buckled him in.
Having said that, this city has deteriorated over the years under constant Democratic rule. A shiny new Inner Harbor and two beautiful sports stadiums can't hide the fact that Baltimore is a rough and dangerous town that isn't run very well. (Yes, I have been there many times.)
The city's mayor, city council members and prosecutor have shown themselves to be an embarrassment. You have a city councilman, Nick Mosby, out on the streets front and center and guess who the prosecutor is-his wife, Marilyn. She, in turn, is making speeches to the crowds that she will get justice for Freddy Gray-the drug dealer who ran from the cops, got tackled and died. Don't expect a fair trial if these cops are tried in Baltimore
And the mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is now asking the DOJ to investigate her police department. She thinks it just might be a racist department. Never mind that the chief is black, the force is majority-minority, and three of the cops charged are black.
Maybe Loretta Lynch should launch a DOJ investigation into the Baltimore city leadership.