Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby is mired in controversy once again as she is caught in a bald-faced lie about her run-in with a constituent. A man was riding a bike near where Mosby and others were talking. The bicyclist had to weave in and out through the women, including Mosby who refused to move to allow the cyclist to get through.
As he passed Mosby, he said “Free Keith Davis, Jr.! Free Keith Davis, Jr.” Davis is a convicted killer who is preparing for his fifth trial for the killing of a Pimlico Race Course security guard Kevin Jones. As the biker passed, Mosby gave him the finger. Mosby later claimed that she gave the guy her thumb and denied that she had flipped him off.
Wow, her thumb is located in the middle of her hand. Mosby is not known for her honesty. Both she and her husband are under investigation for undisclosed financial reasons. The IRS has placed a lien on property they own for not paying federal income taxes for three years and Mosby is also under investigation for crimes committed as she tried to convict several cops over the death of Freddie Gray.
None of the police was convicted of a single crime and the outside investigator that Mosby hired is under indictment for perjury and other crimes related to the prosecutions. Mosby withheld a mountain of exculpatory evidence during her prosecution of the police. Like most Democratic prosecutors, she does not like the police and they have condemned her for it.
But this isn’t personal?A current Baltimore City State’s Attorney gave the middle finger to a constituent simply because he said #FreeKeithDavisJr this is truly i appropriate and further proof we should be demanding these charges against Keith be dropped pic.twitter.com/MtvupYhNga
— #FreeKeithDavisJr (@50ShadesofKellz) May 19, 2021
A source obtained the original video of Mosby's gesture (not the social media upload). They took screenshots of the key moments in questions (their annotations). It would appear pretty clearly here that a middle finger was raised before the thumb shot… https://t.co/SrOBV2s8fU pic.twitter.com/lCiXB5XmYu
— Justine Barron (@jewstein3000) May 20, 2021
The Sun published an editorial on Friday criticizing Mosby for lying to the public (excerpt):
A state’s attorney flipping someone the bird in Baltimore should not be front-page news. What landed it there was Marilyn Mosby’s apparent attempt to cover it up, claiming to raise a thumb instead of the one-finger salute.
…As the video made the viral rounds, Ms. Mosby posted on Twitter that the gesture was “clearly a thumb,” and she later offered an official statement saying similar to the media.
…In this incident, there was an eventual acknowledgment from Ms. Mosby — made after The Sun showed her a screenshot image of her hand — and it may be worse than the initial denial. In a statement, Ms. Mosby explained the gesture as a response that “any normal woman would [give] to a threatening strange man.”
That was a remarkably insensitive explanation from an official whose office deals with victims of violence — domestic and otherwise — day in and day out. Threatened people generally don’t poke the bear coming at them with obscene hand signs. Pissed off people do. And what’s more, it’s understandable, if unprofessional. Why not just say so and move on?