When she announced that six of Baltimore's police officers would be charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a small time drug dealer with a long rap sheet, I just couldn't believe the tenor and the rush to judgment by a politically ambitious prosecutor.
In her remarks, she actually sounded like she was leading a lynch mob. She said she was out to deliver justice for the family of Freddie Gray. Really, Madam Prosecutor? Your job is to seek justice under the law and you just stated that you had already decided the case. She has now raised the expectation of the street mobs to conclude that their jaded idea of how a justice system works will take place. But if Attorney Michael Davie, representing the officers for the Fraternal Order of Police, uses the information he already has, the case should not go very far. Of course, in a city like Baltimore which is totally under the thumb of the left and is now en route to becoming the next Detroit, anything can happen.
Here are a few interesting tidbits that might make anyone question not only her concept of justice but also her professional ethics. Marilyn Mosby's husband, Nick Mosby, is a sitting city councilman in Baltmore, representing the district in which the violence took place. And the Gray family attorney, Bill Murphy, was not only a contributor to Ms. Mosby's campaign for Prosecutor (he donated five thousand dollars), but he also has close ties to her. He was a member of her transition team helping her to get a good start in her new job, which she was elected to last November and only took office in January of this year. Sounds to me like there's a whole lot of conflict of interest going on.
So now we have a young officer of the court, elected and with the goal of a fast climb up the political ladder, taking impartiality out of the picture through her statements and with a little conflict thrown in, going after six police officers with a vengeance. Attorney Davie has already asked her to recuse herself but it sounds like she is not likely to do so.
And then there is the evidence itself which is quite shaky particularly if one is trying to get a second degree murder conviction against one officer while bringing charges against five others that offer ten year terms under questionable culpability. It's a long reach and I'm sure the defense will be strong. But if the court succumbs to the chants of the looters and rioters, then a fair trial isn't even possible.
Maybe the defense should ask for a change of venue to Wyoming. It might be the one place where the trial won't be tainted. For there is nothing more problematic than an ambitious elected prosecutor who now might have eyes on the mayoral chair or even higher. Who knows?
Lastly, you would think that for at least for a show of fairness Ms. Mosby would issue charges against those who destroyed a portion of the city and put so many people, including the police and other first responsders in harm's way. But, no, there was nary a mention. I guess that's why she told the crowd, many of whom were in on the action that "our" time has gone. She considers herself one with them.
Pray for the good people of Baltimore. They are certainly not in good hands and with the likes of Al Sharpton feuling the flames, this could flare up at any time. What a sad epitaph to a once great city, the setting for the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. May God shine his light upon her.