Now shut up and prep your defense:
In a victory for city State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, a judge on Wednesday denied motions to dismiss charges against six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray and to recuse Mosby’s office from the case.
The hearing will resume at 2 p.m. when prosecutors and defense attorneys are expected to argue if the trial against the officers should be split up.
Defense attorneys argued that Mosby had gone too far in her remarks announcing charges against the officers, and that her office had numerous conflicts that required her office to be recused from the case.
Regarding the alleged conflicts, Williams said the defense “didn’t come close” to justifying a removal of the prosecutors’ office.
Tuesday’s arguments largely centered around the actions of Mosby and others in her office — and not the merit of the evidence in the case.
The dismissal motion focused on statements Mosby made while announcing the charges against the officers on May 1 in front of the Baltimore War Memorial. The arguments on the recusal motion focused on the role Mosby and prosecutors played in her office’s independent investigation of Gray’s death.
If you remember, the Baltimore FOP got the vapors when Mosby announced the charges too soon, or while black, or while standing next to a civil rights leader, or noting that people in Baltimore are scared of the police, or that cops killing unarmed people causes riots, or something or other that was most definitely the worst thing in the world and a clear sign that black people are starting a race war and that cops are the real victims. They demanded she be replaced, the trial be moved to somewhere lily white, and all sorts of other crap.
Judge Williams just told them to stfu and focus on what they are going to wear to trial.