Marilyn Mosby, state’s attorney in Maryland, last year charged six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. The charges ranged from second-degree murder to assault. A grand jury indicted the officers.
“To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America,” Mosby said after announcing the charges. “I heard your call for ‘no justice, no peace.’ Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man…”
Sheriff David Clarke, a member and outspoken defender of law enforcement, recently spoke at an event sponsored by Hillsdale College. He reminded the audience that when a police officer tells you to drop a weapon or wants to see your hands, you have to do what he says. Bad things happen when you don’t.
“In my estimation, the six officers who were charged in the Freddie Gray incident…they’re political prisoners,” he said. “There was no basis whatsoever under the rule of law to charge the officers. None.”
Mosby sent the wrong message.
“She was going to try to make it right for the cop-haters…It’s not how I want Lady Justice talking. I want Lady Justice to hold that scale up. You’ve seen it, right? We’ll weigh the evidence, we’ll listen to the witness testimony, we’ll look at all this. And that will determine what happens. That’s the country I want to live in.”
What does Sheriff Clarke demand from fellow cops? Watch the brief clip to find out.