[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When I heard a recent statement by Baltimore State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, I thought to myself, “How did this woman graduate from high school let alone law school?” Mosby was confronted by FOX News producer Griff Jenkins at a press conference. Inquiring about the reports that police view Mosby as anti-cop, he asked, “Rank and file cops have said that you don’t have their backs. What would you like to say to them?”
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Her response is what caught my attention, not because of what she said about whether or not she backs the police. To believe otherwise, she claims, is absurd. What caught my attention is when she referenced her own family’s history as police officers.
Mosby replied, “I’m not going to comment on that.”
Then, she did comment. However, she perhaps should have left it at the non-comment.
She added, “I come from five generations of police officers. That’s absurd. Of course I have – I work with the police department. We rely on the police department to get these violent repeat offenders off of our streets. That’s absurd.”
Mosby made a similar statement during an interview with Baltimore magazine in January 2015. In speaking about her law enforcement past, she said, “My grandfather, my uncles, my mother, my father — I have five generations of police officers.”
So, Mosby says she comes from FIVE generations of police officers.
The technical definition of a generation, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “a body of living beings constituting a single step in the line of descent from an ancestor.”
I am an avid viewer of the TV show Blue Bloods about the Reagan family for whom law enforcement in some capacity is ‘the family business.’ Henry is a former police commissioner. His son, Frank, is the current police commissioner. Frank’s sons, Jamie and Danny, are a police officer and detective respectively. He had another son, Joe, who was a police officer and was killed on the job. Frank’s daughter Erin is an Assistant District Attorney.
Although there are six people within the family who have served in law enforcement, within those six are three generations.
So, let’s look at who within her family Mosby says were/are cops. She said her grandfather (her mom’s father), her uncles, her mother and her father were police officers. She only specifically noted one uncle from her mom’s side of the family
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]I have some news for you, Mrs. Mosby. That is not five generations. Now, if you had two uncles who were police officers in addition to your mom, dad, and grandfather, then that would be five people. However, it is not five generations.
Perhaps this is a case of Mosby trying to counter the argument that she is anti-cop and she is trying to get people to believe that blue blood runs through her veins.
But, it’s not working.
Some of you may be thinking what difference does it make? Who cares that she messed up on the generations.
But, this is the same woman who overcharged officers in the death of Freddie Gray without even fully reading the report.
This is the same woman who said the officers illegally arrested Gray because the knife that he was carrying was not illegal in Maryland. However, police say it is illegal in Baltimore. Now, Mosby refuses to show the knife to the public.
This is the same woman who, when she charged the officers, used the wrong identifying information. The charges against some officers were filed using the identities of unrelated civilians.
This is the same woman who filed for a gag order motion to keep the results of Freddie Gray’s autopsy secret. This request was denied because she filed the motion in the wrong court!
Marilyn Mosby is making a mockery of the judicial system and for the life of me, I don’t understand how this woman was elected to such a powerful public office.
However, her errors are not insignificant, for the lives and careers of six police officers remain in the balance.
Thus far, Mosby has refused to recuse herself from the case. She may want to rethink that decision before she has another embarrassing open mouth, insert foot moment that will lead people to question not only her ability to do her job effectively and in an unbiased fashion, but will also lead them to question her intelligence.