Judge Alex: Baltimore's Mayor 'Shouldn't Stir the Pot Along Racial Terms'
Judge Alex Ferrer criticized Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for stating that she would "get justice for Freddie Gray."
“If, with the nation watching, three black women at three different levels can’t get justice and healing for this community, you tell me where we’re going to get it in our country,” Rawlings-Blake asked, referring to herself, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Rawlings-Blake made these comments while speaking at a National Action Network press conference yesterday.
Ferrer explained that the "mayor of the city should not be stirring the pot along racial terms." He added that he thinks she's "doing it clearly for her next re-election."
He also said that he thinks the six officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death will get a fair trial.
Jay Abt, a criminal defense attorney, said that the officers won't get a fair trial because Mosby is "very inexperienced."
"She's rushing to indict this case for political purposes," Abt said. "It's clear that it's a political move on her part. Everyone in Baltimore must love her now for having rushed to do this."
He stated that Mosby should have used a special prosecutor to eliminate the appearance of impropriety. He noted that her husband is a member of the city council and that the Gray family attorney has donated money to Mosby's campaign.
Abt also said that the trial's venue needs to be changed to another city.
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