Marilyn Mosby's inexperience might teach her a very tough leason pretty soon.
Well those who celebrated directly after her announcement might not feel like celebrating in a few months "if" these case ever goes to trial. The news from the legal community both here locally and nationally towards Ms Mosby's charges were stinging with some even claiming she was incompetent in the particular charges she gave to the officers. Former Baltimore Deputy State's Attorney Page Croyder ripped into Ms Mosby over the charges.
I do not know if Ms Mosby has political ambition beyond her current role as the youngest States Attorney in Maryland history but if she does and these charges reflected that, she may have just committed political suicide if she can't deliver the red meat being the six police officers to the blood thirsty mob. I have yet to come across any legal experts that have said that Marilyn Mosby properly charged the six officers. There are so many issues at play with this case and none of them bold well for Ms Mosby. There is already talk of a conflict of interest, because the Attorney for the Gray family Billy Murphy gave a sizable donation to Mosby's campaign last year. I believe the issue with the Baltimore Police van that transported Freddie Gray may be the single biggest obstacle that Marilyn Mosby may not be able to overcome, If her prosecution hinges on her believing that the BPD officers broke police rules in not securing Freddie Gray. Number one, it will be nearly impossible for her to prove that any of the officers acted in a malicious intend in not securing Mr Gray.
Second, the BPD only recently as in 4 days prior to the death of Freddie Gray created the new policy stating that suspects in transit in police vans or paddy wagons must be secured. If the officers didn't know about that rule, how can she prove they knowingly broke it? There are other factors at work also; Whether she was playing social justice advocate who was grandstanding to the protesters, a woman trying to boast her political ambitions or a person who was simply trying to defuse the protesters and rioters due to the city losing money over the curfew, it will be interesting if she can back up her tough talk.