Here we go.
A wet-behind-the-ears prosecutor with four whole months on the job is charging all six Baltimore police officers involved in the death of arrestee Freddie Gray, a chronic criminal offender.
So who is this prosecutor, 35 year old Marilyn Mosby? Well according to media reports, she's been on the job for four whole months, during which time she's already made a couple of cringe-worthy gaffes in other high-profiles cases that could lead the average person to question whether or not she's ready for prime-time. But her husband, Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby, has been quite outspoken during the recent riots as a pro-looter/anti-police figurehead. And now we've got his wife rushing into the spotlights to address the looters and say stuff like "I heard your call for "no justice, no peace..."
Who cares what you've heard? Your job is to examine the facts and charge--or not--appropriately, not cater to a mob and their screams for retribution. Do your job, woman, and quit playing to the cameras.
But in addition to her own desires for fame and any pressure that she may be getting from her husband, we're now finding out that one of her biggest campaign donors--and her mentor--was attorney Billy Murphy, the family lawyer and spokesman for Freddie Gray's family. Yeah, no conflict there, right?
Now let me be clear. I'm not saying that nothing wrongful occurred or that punishment is not warranted if the case can be made. I'm simply saying that this woman is not the right person to handle this case. She's a legal lightweight and she's tainted by her own biases and those of her inner circle. She's totally the wrong person for this job.
I'd like to see real justice here, but unfortunately, it's already looking like the fix is in and these six officers are going to be pilloried for political purposes and thug-appeasement rather than for what each of them might actually have done or failed to do. The prosecutor is a novice with stars in her eyes and questionable ties that put her objectivity into question but that won't matter to the mobs since it looks like she's in their corner. Stand by for the show-trials and the political sacrifice of these officers on the altar of appeasement.