Judge Williams, by contrast, stepped into a messy situation yesterday and took charge. He quickly cut through the foolishness displayed by both the prosecution and the defense in the Gray case and made sound decisions to bring the trials of the six officers forward as smoothly as possible. The judge on the one hand criticized State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby for some of her extra-judicial comments but simultaneously recognized that they were a matter for the state's attorney grievance commission to handle, not him. He was also spot-on in calling out defense attorneys for suggesting that Ms. Mosby's marriage to City Councilman Nick Mosby, who represents the area where Gray was arrested, posed a conflict of interest. It was "troubling and condescending."