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Sunday, May 3, 2015

"Justice" with a chip on her shoulder

A few weeks ago I posted on how a family member and I were in disagreement on Michael Brown. My relative was convinced of Officer Darren Wilson's guilt because there were "witnesses". I told him to wait for the investigation to play out, as a homicide investigation takes time to complete. Well, looks like this the state attorney in Baltimore hasn't learned that lesson.
Rookie leader loooks to expedite justice

BALTIMORE — Shortly before she became the youngest top prosecutor in any major American city, Marilyn Mosby, a daughter and granddaughter of police officers, had tough words about how the nation’s c r i m i n a l justice system had handled mistreatment of black men by the police.

“It’s been 78 days since Michael Brown was shot in the street by a police officer,” Mosby said in October at her alma mater, Tuskegee University in Alabama. “It’s been 101 days since Eric Garner was choked to death in New York by a police officer, and 54 days since the New York City medical examiner ruled that incident a homicide. Neither has resulted in an indictment.”
And you man want to recall the wisdom of a dead yellow man, Sun Tzu, "Wheels of justice grind slow but grind fine." But I really question your are interested in justice. As you said Friday, "I heard your call for no justice, no peace. Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man...”
At 35, Mosby — whose official title is Maryland state’s attorney for Baltimore city — has been shaped by her own experience growing up black in a tough part of town. As a student in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, she would awaken at 5 a.m. for an hourlong bus ride to attend school in a wealthy white suburb; she was the only black child there.

When she was 14, her cousin was mistaken for a drug dealer, and shot and killed on the doorstep of her home. As adults, she said in an interview, both she and her husband — Nick Mosby, a member of the Baltimore City Council — have learned what it feels like to be looked upon with suspicion by the police.

“I’ve had experiences as an African-American woman where I’ve been harassed by police, or my husband has been pulled over and harassed by police,” she said in an interview Friday in her office, near police headquarters.

Got it. Ms. Mosley, you're obviously trying to calm the city down (in itself a honorable goal) and make a name for yourself. It will be beautiful to watch you get your ass handed to you by a jury of the officer's peers. Oh, you probably don't know it's a jury of the defendant's peers, not the "victim's".

Another overzealous prosecutor in Florida went for a murder charge where none existed and was humiliated in front of the country. Don't worry, Jessee and B Hussein will take care of you...or will they?

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