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by Peter Moskos

December 23, 2015

"Law enforcement is instilled"

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore State's Attorney, keep emphasizing that she comes from a family of cops:
To the rank-and-file officers of the Baltimore City Police Department, please know that these accusations of these six officers are not an indictment on the entire force. I come from five generations of law enforcement. My father was an officer. My mother was an officer. Several of my aunts and uncles.
(I was never understood why she said "five generations" when she meant two.)

But five relatives who are cops is kind of rare. Impressive, even. What are the odds?

Well it turns out at least four of these "generations," including both of Mosby's parents, were bad cops. What are those odds?!

Her mom repeatedly tested dirty for coke and was suspended multiple times. She had a her gun taken away and nine disciplinary actions and drug rehab. Yowzas. But at least she didn't get fired. Mosby's dad, also a Boston cop, was fired in 1991 after being acquitted by a jury for assault and robbery. He got his job back on what cops would call "a technicality."

Her uncles? Two of her mom's brothers, both cops, were also fired, one in 1991 and the other in 2001. A third uncle successfully sued the Massachusetts state police for discrimination. On the plus side there's no evidence that her grandfather, a founder of the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers in 1968, did anything illegal as a cop.

Hey, it's bad enough to have criminals parents, but it's worse to have criminal parents who are cops. But it happens, I suppose. Not the kid's fault. But to use these disgraceful cops as a badge of honor and distinction while prosecuting good cops? That's disgraceful.

Mosby says, "I come from five generations of police officers, so law enforcement is instilled."

God only knows what these clowns instilled in her.

[This is not new news, but first I've heard of it. I think I was in Greece when this news broke in July.]

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