Maryland delegates and Baltimore NAACP voice support for Marilyn Mosby
By Andrew Dunn
The Baltimore Sun|
Jun 30, 2016 | 7:14 PM
State and city leaders voiced support for State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby on Thursday as she faced a stream of criticism in the days after Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. was acquitted of all charges related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
State Del. Cheryl Glenn sharply criticized Del. Pat McDonough and FOP President Gene Ryan, saying their actions were "flaming the fires of hatred."
"He doesn't live in Baltimore," Glenn said of McDonough. "He doesn't represent Baltimore, and that is very inappropriate for him to make these comments about our elected state's attorney.
If he doesn't like Baltimore, then don't come to Baltimore."
NAACP Baltimore branch President Tessa Hill-Aston classified the FOP's tweets as "social bullying." She said the organization does not plan to pursue any legal action in the case, since the posts were removed.
Perry Hopkins, an organizer with the advocacy group Maryland Communities United, also backed the embattled state official and wants to see the rest of the officers have their day in court.
"Out of 33,000 people who voted for Marilyn we just want them to know that you don't turn on anybody because of some bumps in the road," Hill-Aston said. "We are here to continue the process and we want to see this thing through."