Mosby vs. Rawlings-Blake
We have a lot of blame to go around with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby (“Mayor disputes Mosby over Gray case,” Sept. 29). First, it was the mayor who didn’t communicate with the school system’s CEO on the day of Freddie Gray’s funeral. Why didn’t you have the buses ready to take kids home and to get them off the street? Secondly, our state’s attorney rushed to judgment. What was the rush? We all know that it takes at least a year or longer to do an investigation of six police officers. Why didn’t she use the Baltimore County Police Department or the Maryland State Police to do a through investigation instead of the city sheriff’s department? We all know that the sheriff’s department couldn’t investigate its way out of a paper bag.
Ms. Mosby did a great job in exposing six bad police officers. Maybe Commissioner Kevin Davis can start with these six with additional training and an attitude check and then have the whole department go through same training. We all know we have some very good officers and we appreciate the work they do. But we now have too many officers who are now assuming that everyone wholives in the city is bad, and that’s not true. So thank you, Ms. Mosby.
Mayor Rawlings-Blake stood back and never took the blame for why she didn’t care about these young people enough to get them home in a timely fashion when closing down schools. She caused that problem. But telling people now that the state’s attorney needs to take responsibility for those failed prosecutions? That’s not her job.