Baltimore, Md. State Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been anything but shy about her rising fame after pressing charges against six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. Gray’s death sparked widespread looting and riots across the city.
Mosby recently sat onstage in the VIP section of Prince’s special concert for Baltimore and did an interview with Vogue magazine.
She played “guest ringleader” with her husband, City Councilman Nick Mosby, Friday at the UniverSoul Circus. The theme for the performance was “Your life matters.”
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She and her husband received the “UniverSoul Circus Community Service Award for their commitment to the well-being of the Baltimore community.” The circus insisted it invited the Mosbys before the Freddie Gray case.
In the midst of her receiving awards and rubbing elbows with celebrities, two more overnight homicides occurred in Baltimore. May is now tied for the third-deadliest month in four decades in the city.
Some Baltimore critics have suggested the numerous anti-police statements by the Baltimore mayor, state attorney and city leaders have led to police officers not proactively fighting crime out of concern that they will face legal jeopardy for pursuing suspects.
Attorneys for the six officers in the Freddie Gray case recently filed to move the trial out of Baltimore. The lawyers argued that a “presumption of prejudice” exists in the city. In addition, the attorneys want Mosby to recuse herself from the case.
They called Mosby’s prosecution “overzealous” and saw a conflict in her “personal relationships” with the Gray family’s attorney, potential witnesses and her politician husband whose ambitions are to join the 2016 mayor’s race.