Skip to comments.In Baltimore, the Mayor finally throws Marilyn Mosby under the bus
Posted on 10/01/2016 2:24:03 PM PDT by Kaslin
Two prominent women with both powerful influence and considerable political ambition were in the eye of the media storm all through the Freddie Gray trials in Baltimore these past couple of years. One was Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who famously held the police back to “give those who wished to destroy space to do that” as rioters were burning down her city. The other was state’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. Married to Baltimore City Council member and recent mayoral candidate Nick Mosby, she’s one half of a power couple who shared lofty goals for political prominence. Unfortunately, she’s also the same person who stood on the steps of City Hall during the riots and promised to deliver “Justice for Freddie Gray“ rather than simply justice for all in the city.
In the end, the entire debacle left both women tremendously damaged politically, with Rawlings-Blake deciding not to run for another term as mayor and Mosby’s future highly uncertain. Now, in an interview published at Essence, the Mayor seems to have decided that Mosby is no longer worth covering for and is letting people know that the trials of the police officers involved in the original incident were mishandled and it was pretty much Mosby’s fault.
Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is accusing stat’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby of bowing to political pressure after rushing to prosecute the six officers involved in the Freddie Gray investigation.
According to The Baltimore Sun, Rawlings-Blake believes Mosby should have told the public that she needed more time to conduct s thorough investigation. “The political pressure is real when you are in big jobs, and you can’t bow to the political pressure and charge when you’re not ready. You have to stand up, be in the big role and say to the people … you need time to continue to investigate,” she said.
The mayor’s comments come after a recent profile of Mosby for The New York Times Magazine in which the attorney accused the mayor along with then-police commissioner Anthony Batts of misinforming the public and setting artificial time tables.
It’s likely true that this very public food fight might not have come about if it weren’t for that piece in New York Times Magazine. I read it earlier this week and began working on a column about it, but eventually decided against it. It’s a very long piece from a reporter who was invited to spend family time with the Mosbys on multiple occasions and really dig into their lives. Much of it is flattering, painting the couple as victims of circumstances in some ways, but it also delivers some fairly damning indictments against the state’s attorney. When she revealed that she felt Mayor Rawlings-Blake might have been at fault for some of the handling of the Freddie Gray police trials, though, that seems to have been a bridge too far for the Mayor.
The faults cited by the Mayor won’t come as any sort of shocking revelations to anyone who’s been paying attention. The idea of “bowing to political pressure” is a bit of a misnomer because Mosby’s decision to almost immediately file charges against the police officers was initially more a case of bowing to the demands of the rioters threatening to destroy the city. That’s rather ironic, since it was Rawlings-Blake herself who initially bowed to that pressure when parts of the downtown district were starting to go up in flames. But her accusation of rushing into the process before a full investigation of Gray’s death could be conducted is clearly true. More surprising was her revelation that Mosby had wanted her to hold back information on the Freddie Gray incident from the public, a request which she refused. That led to the trial taking place in the media long before a jury could ever be summoned.
The very public scrap between these two is probably just a symptom of their struggles to maintain some sort of relevance. Rawlings-Blake landed a plum speaking slot at the Democratic convention and is now (somehow) considered a power player in the DNC after the exit of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. She’s also a regular feature on cable news as an election commentator. But with the ghost of the Freddie Gray riots and subsequent trials hanging over her head it’s tough to imagine her finding her way to higher office absent an appointment of some sort. Mosby appears to be done, with no career lifeboat to jump into. But the reality is that both of them share in the blame for the ongoing disaster in Baltimore, where the violent crime rate continues to spiral out of control, even if it’s overshadowed by the ongoing apocalypse in Chicago. Seeing the two of them in an embarrassing public spat like this is simply a side-show.
Since they both seem to have a HUGE chip on their shoulder .. and can’t seem to believe that any white person is even qualified to live .. what the heck are these people doing in “public service” .. when they obviously don’t want to SERVE the PUBLIC; they want to throw their weight around to see which one of the whities they can take out.
Never in my life have I ever had to work with any black person who was so horrible as these two women.
Baltimore deserves better.
Baltimore’s a toilet like so many Dem controlled big city’s in this country.
People with similar “intellects” are running this country.
Ifa sistah goin’ unda da bus, damh sho ain’t gonna be de boss sistah!
Racist Bitch in over her head.
Two snakes in a basket of their own weaving.
BLM thugette throws another BLM Thugette under the George SoreA$$ BLM bus.
Even among incompetent black mayors and affirmative-action hires in the prosecutor's office, this was a colossal embarrassment.
Nancy Pelosi’s father was a Democrat bigwig in Baltimore.
The scrap between these two is indeed both trying to retain some level of relevance, but Rawlings played her cards well because she’s connected so she’s likely protected now being one of “favored DNC FamilY”....
Mosby is done....a little arrogant thunderhead who was way outside her ability to handle let alone crawl away from.....we all said she had her “star” moment which was what she sought, but you don’t go after those above you unless you have another place to go and aren’t tied in with them in the first place...Indeed she has no place to go.
No surprise though they’re playing the blame game in full view of the audience...”Drama is as Drama does”......Typical female politicans......But rawlings will coe out ahead...Mosby...not.
This arrogant biotch needs her a## wooped
Two typical affirmative action hires. A quota gets filled, and the taxpayers get screwed.
She will have a brilliant future in a Clinton administration, should Hillary win. Otherwise, she will probably teach at one of the lesser Ivies.
I’m sorry, but each of these women has exactly the qualification for elective office in Baltimore. You can see their qualification just by looking at them.
pelosi’s father was mayor of baltimore.
No, it doesn't.
Liberal women eat their own. Delightful.
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