This is rich. While simultaneously saying the people of Baltimore are too stupid a mob to stop destroying their city, Mosby claims that it was imperative she remove the constitutional protections of the police department in order to save Baltimore; and people should be thanking her for sacrificing the police for the greater good of society.
(Baltimore Sun) State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s announcement of charges against six officers in connection with the arrest and death of Freddie Gray restored order to Baltimore “before the entire city became an armed camp or was burned to the ground,” her office argued in a new court filing.
Michael Schatzow, Mosby’s top deputy, asked a judge this week to deny a motion by attorneys for the officers asking that the charges against their clients be thrown out because of missteps they say Mosby made.
The defense lawyers argued that by publicly announcing the charges against the six officers involved in Gray’s April 12 arrest, Mosby unforgivably biased potential jurors against their clients.
But Schatzow said seeking to restore calm was a legitimate move.
“Speaking in the middle of an ongoing riot, Mrs. Mosby was trying to calm the crowd, not incite it,” Schatzow wrote. “Her repeated pleas for peace while the criminal justice system does its work served a legitimate law enforcement function.” (link)