Since the day Baltimore’s 35-year-old prosecutor Marilyn Mosby filed charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, she became an instant sensation.
Now the fearless state’s attorney is being profiled in Vogue, discussing why she brought swift and severe charges against law enforcement.
“I don’t think I felt the weight of the case stepping up to that podium,” Mosby told Vogue eleven days after. “I was thinking, I’m doing the right thing. That’s what I’m here for.”
Early on, Mosby’s appetite for justice was greatly fed when her seventeen-year-old cousin Diron Spence was shot and killed after being mistaken for a drug dealer. “We were raised like brother and sister, and both wanted to be first-generation college graduates,” she said.
“Here you have a seventeen-year-old going to his grave, but the individual who shot him was also seventeen years old. How could we have gotten to that young man before he picked up a gun?” she wondered.
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