Baltimore Sun broke a story on June 9, 2015 when it published memo documents from Mosby requiring cops to set up an operation at the very location BEFORE the incident. Which certainly decries that she had no prior knowledge or hand in this entire fiasco previous to its happening.
“About three weeks before Freddie Gray was chased from a West Baltimore corner by three Baltimore police officers — the start of a fatal encounter — the office of prosecutor Marilyn Mosby asked police to target the intersection with “enhanced” drug enforcement efforts, court documents show.
“State’s Attorney Mosby asked me to look into community concerns regarding drug dealing in the area of North Ave and Mount St,” Joshua Rosenblatt, division chief of Mosby’s Crime Strategies Unit, wrote in a March 17 email to a Western District police commander.
The email was disclosed for the first time Tuesday in a motion filed in Baltimore Circuit Court by defense attorneys for the six officers being prosecuted in Gray’s arrest and death. The attorneys said Mosby’s involvement in the police initiative means that she should be removed from the case.
Defense lawyers for police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody have called for Marilyn Mosby to step down as prosecutor, citing an email calling for increased police activity. (Baltimore Sun video)
“Mrs. Mosby herself is now an integral part of the story and as such is a central witness,” the defense attorneys argued. “This is a case where the witness and the prosecutor are one and the same.”
Mosby, through spokeswoman Rochelle Ritchie, said, “Consistent with our prosecutorial obligations, we will litigate this case in the courtroom and not in the media. “Mosby’s office received the motion Tuesday afternoon,” Ritchie said.
Mosby’s office has dismissed previous defense calls for her recusal, including those based on conflict-of-interest allegations stemming from her husband’s post as city councilman in the district where Gray was arrested.
In their motion Tuesday, defense attorneys said the email exchange shows that Mosby knew the area where Gray was chased was a high-crime location. They said that bolsters their argument that officers were within their rights to detain and handcuff Gray — even before finding a knife and officially arresting him.
“It must be understood that Mrs. Mosby was directing these officers to one of the highest crime intersections in Baltimore City and asking them to make arrests, conduct surveillance, and stop crime,” the defense attorneys wrote. “Now, the State is apparently making the unimaginable argument that the police officers are not allowed to use handcuffs to protect their safety and prevent flight in an investigatory detention where the suspect fled in a high crime area and actually had a weapon on him.”
The full article can be read HERE.
This according to the article was a “planned and executed drug initiative” requested by Mosby who had complaints, photos, and local requests as well as a husband with personal and political stake in the matter.
Not only did it get requested but emphasis was placed on “increased productivity”. Orders were given, received, and acted upon which emphasized the drug infested location and stress of productivity of arrests. Really? Let me emphasize–these officers were expected to go into a location they absolutely knew was highly dangerous to them and bystanders AND with the stress of thinking their jobs and agency were on the line.
Sounds to me like the makings of a perfect storm to the benefit of Mosby, her husband, and a group couched in shadows. After all, it was not long after Ferguson. Oh and by the way, when exactly did those “paid” terrorist get word to go to Baltimore? Hmmm, now That might be an interesting link in all of this.
The name Kinji Scott came up in this article defending Mosby. The same Mosby who incorrectly filed a gag order as well as more classy moves of an incompetent or inexperienced DA. Who vetted this newbie to qualify by the way? Seems her education funds were poorly spent and the city hoodwinked. I was always under the impression DA’s needed experience; but apparently in this case, someone saw fit to choose “educated” over experience. This girl was barely out of training pants.
To clarify Kevin Rector explained Scott was a longtime community activist. Okay now here is another possible link. Mosby received the request for assistance from a local community group. Not to mention when I see the words community activist, I see red as in pundit, Acorn, etc. I have as yet not seen community activists that had no agenda and sure as shooting you can bet there is a tie here as well.
Understand me clearly, there were issues and this is for an Unbiased, Non- Local court to decide. Not only should Mosby be recuse but considered liable. The location should be far outside the locale in order to receive the best trial. No, the DoJ should most definitely not be involved for several reasons. Let our court system do its job then if needed move to federal court where DoJ might assist. So far our pundit has his fingerprints on way too many things both constitutionally and agency wise. It is time to get his digits out of every action and reaction.
As far as I am concerned this is a slipshod event designed with far more and shadowy purpose in mind. Soros and/or others need to be brought to justice sooner than later if any are involved in all of these violence issues. But will they? I think at this point, it is unlikely. There appears to be a stagnant pool of apathy and cesspool of criminality in all governmental agencies as they attempt to survive what I can only pray is not much over another year of incredibly disharmononious events designed to destroy our country from within our borders.