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Why Isn’t Marilyn Mosby In Prison Yet?

Posted on | September 21, 2022 | No Comments

“Liberal billionaire George Soros realized early on that prosecutors are the gatekeepers to the criminal justice system, and he decided to hand select attorneys who would do his bidding by refusing to prosecute entire categories of crimes, fundamentally ‘reimagining prosecution’ and reverse-engineering the criminal justice system into something unrecognizable in the process. . . . So, when Soros decided back in 2014 to spend millions to fund the election efforts of rogue prosecutors, one of the first people he backed was Marilyn Mosby in Baltimore city.”
The Daily Signal, Oct. 27, 2020

This morning, I switched my home-office TV to CNN, and caught an interview with Marilyn Mosby. “Holy crap,” I said to myself. “I thought she was already in federal prison.” That’s certainly where she belongs.

Mosby was indicted by a federal grand jury earlier this year on perjury and mortgage fraud charges related to her purchase of two vacation homes in Florida. Her trial has been postponed until next March. She was defeated in her bid to be re-elected to a third term, losing the Democratic primary in July. God only knows whether Baltimore will ever recover from the damage Mosby inflicted on the city since being elected in 2014.

Homicides in the city increased dramatically after Mosby became the state’s attorney for Baltimore, and the crime wave she unleashed has reverberated across Maryland and into neighboring states, for the simple reason that failure to prosecute criminals in the city means they are free to commit crimes in other jurisdictions. Criminals from Baltimore that Mosby turned loose are perpetrating felonies throughout Maryland, as well as in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

In just a few months, Mosby will be out of office (and, one hopes, on her way to federal prison) but she seems determined to inflict maximum damage on her way out the door. After a true-crime podcast raised questions about a 1999 murder case in the city, Mosby decided unilaterally to turn the convicted killer loose:

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby “railroaded” the family of Hae Min Lee by “ramming down their throats” her decision to ask a judge to release Adnan Syed from prison on Monday, this according to their attorney.
Family attorney Steve Kelly blasted Mosby during a CNN interview Tuesday morning, accusing her of blindsiding the family and “completely excluding” them from the process that led to Adnan’s conviction being vacated.
Kelly said Hae’s family felt betrayed and only wanted to know why after 20 years prosecutors changed their minds on who killed Lee. He said the recent motion filed by prosecutors did not spell out their reasoning.
He also said Hae’s family was open to hearing about other suspects, but Mosby never gave them the chance.
As we reported, Adnan walked out of a Baltimore courtroom a free man Monday after serving 23 years of a life sentence for Hae’s 1999 murder. He will be on house arrest as prosecutors determine over the next 30 days whether to try him again or drop the charges.
In 2000, a jury convicted Adnan of strangling Hae in a rage after she broke up with him.
His alleged accomplice testified at trial that he helped Adnan dispose of the body after Adnan confessed to the slaying. Police also used cell phone data to link Adnan to the crime scene. Adnan was 17 at the time he went to prison.
Then, in 2014, Adnan caught a break when the “Serial” Podcast thrust his case back into the spotlight, poking holes in the police probe.
That led Baltimore State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, to reopen the case about a year ago and launch a new investigation, finding that the cell data used to convict Adnan was flawed and the accomplice had offered contradictory statements to police.
What’s more … there were 2 other suspects kept under wraps by the original prosecutors and withheld from the defense lawyers, which is a violation of law.
Mosby has not released the suspects’ names, but one of them allegedly threatened to kill Hae.

See how this works? Every convict in prison has some kind of sad tale to tell, and there’s no reason to think Adnan Syed’s story is more credible than any of these other excuses. Claims of prosecutorial misconduct, and assertions that there are other potential suspects, cannot erase the evidence and testimony pointing toward Syed’s guilt. While it is perhaps possible that his conviction will be overturned, this doesn’t justify turning him loose in the meantime — but Mosby turns loose criminals at least as guilty as Sayed on a regular basis, so what’s one more, eh? Besides, it’s good publicity for Mosby in “progressive” circles, and she probably hopes this will help her somehow in her own federal case.

UPDATE: Welcome, Instapundit readers!

Thomas Hogan at City Journal calls the Syed case “Mosby’s Final Insult to Baltimore,” and has more details about the case.




 

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