Keeping it all in the family, as it turns out, the headliner Maryland State Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, who charged six Baltimore police this morning with homicide in the death of Freddie Gray, is the spouse of Nick Mosby, the Baltimore City Councilman who told police to step back Monday night, thus facilitating looting. Watch him do this at about the 2:10 mark.
The looters will not be prosecuted, but the cops who arrested a man with a rap sheet who ran from them?
In a news conference, the state’s attorney in Baltimore, Marilyn J. Mosby, described repeated mistreatment of Mr. Gray. Time and again, she said, officers abused him, arresting him without grounds and violating police procedure by putting him in handcuffs and leg restraints in the van without putting a seatbelt on him.
Ms. Mosby also said the officers had repeatedly failed to seek medical attention for Mr. Gray after he was injured. By the time he was removed from the van, she said, “Mr. Gray was no longer breathing at all.”
“We have probable cause to file criminal charges,” Ms. Mosby said.
Given the cynical state of the American mind, this has many racial overtones and walks the line on the popular memes of the #BlackLivesMatter campaign. However, in Baltimore – and it seems the state of Maryland – the line was moved even farther. The criminals will not be prosecuted, but the protectors of the people will.
And two of the players in this tragedy are married to each other. Oh, no, no conflict of interest there, or institutional bias.
H/T – Conservative Treehouse