After another violent weekend in Baltimore City, the policies of the top prosecutor are back under the microscope as voters prepare to cast their ballots in four weeks.

More than 10 people were shot over the weekend, killing six of them, including Trevor White, co-owner of a Little Italy restaurant. As of the Tuesday morning, 168 people have been killed in Baltimore as the city remains on pace to surpass 300 homicides for the eighth year in a row. Meanwhile, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced in the spring of 2021 that her office would no longer prosecute crimes she’s deemed low level. Now, critics have argued those prosecution polices can be tied to the rise in violent crime.

“Overall, this idea that you can not prosecute crimes, not hold criminals accountable, not have any consequences, is just absurd,” said Zack Smith, a legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation. “It’s a message that lawlessness will be tolerated.”

Smith said the environment curated as a result of Mosby’s policies have impacted the thought process behind criminal behavior, sending the message that crimes can go unchecked.... Read More: FOX45