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Marilyn Mosby

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Meet Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby. She’s in charge of the investigation of Freddie Gray’sdeath at the hands of very violent Baltimore police. Gray suffered a spinal injury while he was in custody of six Baltimore officers, who have been charged in his death.

Mosby’s announcement was the first time that we’ve met her so here what we know about Mosby:

She started as an insurance company attorney and got a surprising and deserved win last November, so this is her first stint as an elected official. She beat out incumbent Gregg Bernstein by portraying herself as a crime crusader, determined to keep repeat offenders off the streets. So she’s basically a super hero.

It was the murder of Marilyn’s 17-year-old cousin back in 1994 that helped her see that she wanted a career in criminal justice. “I learned very early on that the criminal justice system isn’t just the police, the judges and the state’s attorney,” CNN quoted her as saying. “It’s much more than that. I believe that we are the justice system. We, the members of the community, are the justice system because we are the victims of crimes.”

Once she was sworn in, she promised to fix the justice system for the Baltimore youth.

“As a Black woman who understands just how much the criminal justice system disproportionately affects communities of color, I will seek justice on your behalf,” she said at the ceremony.

Who Is Marilyn Mosby?:The State Attorney Overseeing The Freddie Gray Investigation  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com