During a recent appearance on Fox News Channel’s Hannity, syndicated radio host Mark Levin responded to the controversial move by prosecutor Marilyn Mosby to bring charges against six police officers in connection with the death of suspect Freddie Gray. The state’s attorney has been criticized for reacting hastily to riots in Baltimore and the call for legal action against the police who took part in Gray’s arrest.
“Where are the civil libertarians?” Levin asked. “Where is the ACLU? Where are the real lawyers in America?”
He said attorneys should be protesting what he described as a “travesty of justice” regarding the officers charged in the incident. While the initial response was a protest that soon turned violent and destructive, Levin concluded that the anti-police movement is currently flourishing in Mosby’s office.
“This is a disgrace,” he continued, “and the entire legal community should be rising up over this. Whatever happens in the courtroom, whatever happens with the judge and jury, so be it. But the way this prosecutor has conducted herself is outrageous.”
Levin later addressed an expected Justice Department-led civil rights investigation in Baltimore.
“I can support that,” he said, offering an important caveat. “Investigate this state’s attorney. Investigate what’s taken place here – her comments, her politicization of a prosecution.”
Considering the fact that those being charged are split evenly between black and white officers, Levin concluded that the prosecution “has nothing to do with race,” insisting that this is simply the latest example of activists “projecting as usual their radical, their leftwing agenda, on top of these events.”
He went on to assert that the officers are “being railroaded,” noting that they are not even receiving the same legal protection America affords terror suspects.
“How can it be,” he wondered, “that terrorists in Guantanamo Bay have more due process rights … that they are treated one way and police officers another?”
He concluded that America as a nation is increasingly hostile toward the law enforcement community, suggesting many hold police to a higher standard than others in society.
“Well, law enforcement isn’t perfect,” he acknowledged. “Reporters aren’t perfect. Obama’s not perfect. That’s not the test. The fact of the matter is if we lose order, we lose liberty and we lose the society.”
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