Since last year’s death of Baltimore’s Freddie Gray, the halo around prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has faded as her office failed to convict any of the police officers involved and instead produced three acquittals and one hung jury before deciding to withdraw all remaining charges. She is now being sued for defamation by five of the officers she indicted and has been subject to constant assault on the conservative airwaves, accused of criminal misconduct by Donald Trump, and featured on the cover of the police magazine Frontline under the headline “The Wolf That Lurks,” reports the New York Times.
A steady barrage of racist hate mail and death threats still pours into her home and office. Her husband Nick Mosby, a City Council member, has had an equally dispiriting year, having started and abandoned a campaign for mayor of Baltimore and giving up his seat on the council, where his term comes to an end this year. Critics often accuse the Mosbys of Clintonian ambition. Baltimore’s City Paper declared the Mosbys “Best Failed Political Dynasty” and named Marilyn “Best Don Quixote.” The Times gets the Mosbys’ view of the controversial case and concludes that it seems as if “the only public figure who had really suffered for [Gray’s] death, who put her career and private life on the line, whether right or wrong, the elected official who paid the highest price was the one who set out to make sure someone did.”