Talk about bizarrely “bad optics” or being terribly “tone deaf.” Buried by a violent crime wave that has seen homicide rates way up over the last year, Baltimore residents as well as its police force are wracked by fear and frustration. But check out what the spotlight-seeking young prosecutor of the “Baltimore Six” is doing now to raise her celebrity status — and it was her own office that sent out the celebratory tweet promoting the event.
Falling squarely in the category of “you can’t make this stuff up,” State Attorney Marilyn Mosby will serve today as the “Guest Ringmaster” of a traveling black circus. Coming not long after Mosby sat prominently on stage during a Prince benefit concert in Baltimore, this appearance would seem to be rather poorly timed, given that many Mosby critics already believe her prosecution of police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray is a “circus” of sorts.
Even the left-leaning website The Root is looking askance at the latest opportunity for Mosby to take center stage. Danielle Belton writes, “Is it simply bad timing or another inappropriate move in the limelight for the country’s youngest state’s attorney?”
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Reacting to the evidence that, once again, Baltimore Six prosecutor Mosby seems to have a very hard time separating her solemn prosecutorial duties from her attraction to a flattering limelight, Twitter users were quick to pounce. A number of the snarky tweets noted that Mosby is heading under the big top just as Baltimore is heading toward a record crime wave for the month of May.
h/t: BizPac Review
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