Marilyn Mosby is a force to be reckoned with. The Baltimore State Attorney, who served less than 100 days in office before taking on one of the nation’s highest profiled police brutality cases, has become a national figure for justice.
The 35-year-old is featured in the July 2015 issue of Vogue Magazine, where she talked her journey for justice and national scrutiny since her mom, grandfather and uncle were all police officers.
“There have been decades of failed policies: zero tolerance and harassment and people being locked up for small crimes,” she dished about the Baltimore riots. “Policies that drive a divide between communities and law enforcement. So many people feel like they are voiceless, that they’ve been dehumanized. What we saw in the riots is a result of that.”
When asked about the six officers charged she offered, “I’m not conflicted about charging these police officers. I believe in applying justice fairly and equally, and that is what our system is built upon. That is why I do what I do.”
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