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.
A mural to a convicted heroin dealer: Freddie Gray's mural is not far from where Marilyn Mosby instructed Baltimore Police to start patrolling with "enhanced" efforts three weeks prior to his death...
"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 Major Osborne Robinson, a Western District police commander.
The document was disclosed for the first time in a motion filed Tuesday in Baltimore Circuit Court by defense attorneys for the six officers being prosecuted in Gray's arrest and death. The attorneys said the email showed that Mosby should be removed from the case.
"Mrs. Mosby herself is now an integral part of the story and as such is a central witness. In the charges relating to the initial arrest and/or detention of Mr. Gray, Mrs. Mosby herself has become essential exculpatory evidence," the defense attorneys argued. "This is a case where the witness and the prosecutor are one and the same."
Mosby's office has dismissed previous defense calls for her recusal, including conflict of interest allegations over her husband's position as a City Councilman representing the area where Gray was arrested.
Today, Mosby, through a spokeswoman, said, "We have not received the motion. If such a motion was filed, we will respond in due course. Consistent with our prosecutorial obligations, we will litigate this case in the courtroom and not in the media."Mrs. Mosby herself has become essential exculpatory evidence," the defense attorneys argued. "This is a case where the witness and the prosecutor are one and the same."
Ladies and gentlemen, if you are living anywhere near Baltimore, the time to make immediate plans to evacuate are now.
Not tomorrow. Not the day after tomorrow. But now.
She's the woman who told a Multicultural Prayer Breakfast - two days before the Baltimore Police Department concluded its investigation into the death of Freddie Gray - she and her department, "... will pursue justice by any and all means necessary.”
“We have so much kids running the streets in the middle of the night, nothing to do and maybe down here they have a basketball court, computer rooms, just keep them off the streets,” said Margaret Mayo, Baltimore City resident. The hope is to continue to provide programs and outlets for Baltimore’s youth.This is Baltimore, a city regressing to the black mean.
Where the crusading black state's attorney is the person who initiated the very crisis she must now prosecute; and a city where the Marilyn "Mrs. Ringmaster" Mosby's actions have now set in forth a serious of events canonizing a convicted heroin dealer as a hero (per the Washington Post, Gray's longest stint behind was two years and who still faced two pending drug cases when he died; he faced charges last year that could have put him away for several years, but he took a plea deal for 100 hours of community service). [After Freddie Gray unrest, activists hope to transform Sandtown-Winchester with murals, gardens, Baltimore Sun, June 8, 2015]:
The bus pulled up to the sidewalk at the corner of Mount and Presbury streets in West Baltimore, where Freddie Gray was arrested.
Passengers took pictures of a giant mural of Gray painted on the side of a home.
It was a sight neighbors said they had never seen in Sandtown-Winchester: tourists.
The three men responsible for the mural — Brandon Ross, one of Gray's best friends; J.C. Faulk, an activist; and Justin Nethercut, a street artist who goes by the name Nether — were excited to see their work bringing positive attention to the blighted neighborhood. But they chuckled as they recalled how no one set foot off the bus.
Nether painted the mural to pay tribute to Gray and to beautify the corner. The men say neighbors encouraged them to do more of them; many offered their houses as canvasses. So the men are planning more than a dozen others, an effort they hope will transform the neighborhood.
They hope to raise about $100,000 to buy supplies and pay the artists for their time.
"Painting this mural isn't going to solve police brutality," Nether said. "But it can act as a catalyst to change people's thoughts."Freddie Gray was a convicted heroin dealer, whose participation in the drug trade contributed to the decline and blight of his immediate surroundings in Baltimore (blacks in his community have spent 15 years trying to improve the community their presence in is the primary reason it's decaying and blighted). He sold death, and his vocation got him killed.
But it was Marilyn "Mrs. Ringmaster" Mosby herself who instructed Baltimore Police to target the very corner where Gray first came into contact with police that set in motion the events leading to his death.
And now a mural has been painted in the convicted heroin dealers memory...
There's no way Baltimore doesn't erupt into massive violence/riots before the summer of 2015 ends.