Meet Marilyn Mosby, the Badass Female State’s Attorney Bringing Justice for Freddie Gray
In seeking justice for Gray, Mosby must now walk a perilous line in American racial and judicial politics. With a family legacy steeped in enforcement officials, however, there are few more up to the task.
Mosby, herself a native of Boston, studied at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Previously, she clerked for U.S. Attorney’s offices in Washington and Boston and in the insurance industry. She secured the Baltimore state attorney job in an upset, ousting Bernstein after he had raised three times as much cash. Afterward, she faced only write-in opposition.
Mosby is reportedly the youngest state attorney of a major city in the U.S., but as her work has already shown, she’s up to the task of bringing justice at a time when so many are echoing chants of “no justice, no peace.”
Watch the full press conference below: