Marilyn Mosby Appeared On Stage With Prince During Ode To Freddie Gray
The Maryland state’s attorney whose activist comments and alleged conflicts of interest have become a central part of the Freddie Gray case, appeared on stage at a Prince concert Sunday as the musician performed a protest song about Gray and the recent unrest in Baltimore.
Marilyn Mosby and her husband Nick Mosby, a Baltimore city councilman, sat on a couch on stage during Prince’s “Rally 4 Peace” benefit concert, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Prince performed “Baltimore,” a social justice anthem he released earlier this month in response to Gray’s death and to riots and social unrest in Baltimore.
“Nobody got in nobody’s way, so I guess you could say it was a good day, at least a little better than the day in Baltimore. Does anybody hear us pray, for Michael Brown or Freddie Gray? Peace is more than the absence of a war,” the song goes.
“If there ain’t no justice than there ain’t no peace,” it continues.
“The system is broken,” Prince told the audience, according to the Sun. “It’s going to take the young people to fix it this time. We need new ideas, new life.”
While Mosby did not speak to the audience during the concert, her appearance comes just two days after the cops in the case filed motions of dismissal and recusal. The officers claim that Mosby has several personal, political and professional conflicts of interest and that she should remove herself from the case and allow a special prosecutor to take over.
According to the Sun, Mosby’s husband gave her the tickets for the concert as a Mother’s Day gift.
Even before appearing on stage with Prince Sunday, Mosby has been accused of making statements that were seen as prejudiced against the criminal justice system.
“I heard your call for ‘no justice, no peace,'” Mosby said when she announced charges against the officers.
Another example of Mosby’s alleged bias came two days before she announced charges — and as the case was still being investigated. The 35-year-old prosecutor told a group of church leaders, “[the criminal justice system] has historically and disproportionately affected so many communities of color, and what we’re seeing right now when we turn on the news and we open up the newspaper is that frustration.” (RELATED: Marilyn Mosby Gave Fiery Speech About Freddie Gray Days Before Investigation Was Over)
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