Many don't notice it at first, but the shifting of the winds signals a new course of direction far, far different then the one previously existing.
In but a blink of an eye, a change of the winds results in the resurrection of a previously long dead and buried hope, for the now supplanted paradigm provided nothing more than doom and gloom.
And more doom and gloom.
|Sacrificial lambs to appease the black mob she calls "voters"|
But for those who remained steady and weathered the tumult of yesterday, the finality of tomorrow will be your reward.
Because the winds have shifted.
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby - who admitted to Cosmopolitan her law school degree is nothing more than an affirmative action handout and who hopes the death of
State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's announcement of charges against six officers in connection with the arrest and death of Freddie Gray restored order to Baltimore "before the entire city became an armed camp or was burned to the ground," her office argued in a new court filing.
Michael Schatzow, Mosby's top deputy, asked a judge this week to deny a motion by attorneys for the officers asking that the charges against their clients be thrown out because of missteps they say Mosby made.
The winds of change... "no justice, no peace" > actually administering the law
The defense lawyers argued that by publicly announcing the charges against the six officers involved in Gray's April 12 arrest, Mosby unforgivably biased potential jurors against their clients.
But Schatzow said seeking to restore calm was a legitimate move. "Speaking in the middle of an ongoing riot, Mrs. Mosby was trying to calm the crowd, not incite it," Schatzow wrote.
"Her repeated pleas for peace while the criminal justice system does its work served a legitimate law enforcement function."
When Mosby made the announcement of charges on May 1, there had been no violent protesting for a number of days, but National Guard troops and squads of police remained on city streets. Her announcement was met with jubilation through the city.
Schatzow also dismissed arguments from defense lawyers that a single press conference could have an outsized impact on the case. The early stages of the case have been marked by vociferous court filings on both sides.
Defense lawyers have questioned Mosby's conduct, and in addition to asking a judge to throw out the charges, they have asked for her office to be removed from the case. Prosecutors asked a judge to deny that request last week. The defense team has also sought to have the case moved out of Baltimore. Mosby's office has yet to file a response.
Throwing Baltimore police officers to the wolves of the black uprising restored calm and order (influencing an outbreak of celebrations and a "Victory Rally") to the city, and this is something Mosby's office is proud to highlight as a major accomplishment.
But wasn't it the black mayor of Baltimore who gave those black people "space to destroy," allowing the city to become an armed camp and potentially be burned to the ground?
See, Baltimore is a black-run city, whose inept black police commissioner (whose only qualification for the job is his blackness) even dubbed it an "African-American city."
Or, as Mosby told Baltimore magazine in January 2015, the criminal justice system is broken because too many blacks get arrested:
Q. When you say barriers of distrust prevent convictions, do you mean that African-American juries sympathize with defendants because they suspect police bias?
The inevitable has only been delayed.
A. Essentially, yes. But I'm not going to say it's just based on racial lines. It's far more systemic than that. But I can say that there is a distrust for the criminal justice system, and sometimes rightfully so. They look at an individual and they will oftentimes look like their son, their nephew, their neighbor, and they're going to relate more to that individual than they do to you. As the administrator of the criminal justice system, it's incumbent on me to break down those barriers. That means I'm not going to come in and essentially fire community liaisons, which are the faces of the African-American community. That's what was done, so there has been an exacerbation of distrust because there's no longer any visibility and presence in various communities throughout Baltimore.
The winds have shifted for good.
The April 29th game at Camden Yards between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox - that fans weren't allowed to attend - was the moment hurricane-force gusts could be felt by those willing to admit what an empty stadium represented.
Briefly, they've died down, but in so doing they'll only return stronger.