Few things undermine the foundations of a just society more than people who have been granted the power to prosecute acting not on the basis of the facts and the law, but out of political motives.
To which Mika Brzezinski says . . . meh. On today's Morning Joe, there was a discussion of the possibility that Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby overcharged the police officers in the Freddie Gray case. And a clip was played of Mosby repeating the politically-correct phrase of the moment: that the rioters were not "thugs." After which Brzezinski declared: "I watched her speaking and I was thinking, gosh, it seems political. Not sure I care. I'm really glad her voice is at the table. I'm really glad that she's there."
The irony of her own words were obviously lost on Brzezinski. Mika fails to understand that the "justice" she claims to want is negated when the prosecutor's motivations are political.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Here's what Mosby had to say Friday regarding the need for the community to rally behind its youth.
MARILYN MOSBY: This is a bubbling up, a culmination of that hopelessness. Nothing transcends the power of God and we have work to do. We have work to do. We need to get out there on the streets and talk to these young people. They are not thugs. They are our children. And they need us. They need us now.
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BRZEZINSKI: Well, you can't get a chance if there isn't justice, also. And what we have to find out is what happened in this case. And it has to, it has to -- I think what the state's attorney has done was brave and bold and I watched her speaking and I was thinking, gosh, it seems political, maybe she's -- not sure I care. I'm really glad her voice is at the table. I'm really glad that she's there.