Editorial Board

Baltimore's Nightmare

The violence that followed peaceful protests in Baltimore is an enormous self-inflicted wound.

The morning after.

Photographer: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

It is pointless to ask which is more outrageous: deadly police misconduct or when violence erupts in response to it. Both are -- but those who rioted and looted Monday night in Baltimore have now ensured that the focus will be more on the latter than on the former. 

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