Conservative reaction on Twitter to the announcement that six Baltimore police officer would face manslaughter charges in the death of Freddie Gray was fast and furious.
Fox News contributor Todd Starnes led off the parade, stating, “The Maryland state’s attorney has declared war on law enforcement.”
Starnes comment was slapped right back at him by Gabe Ortiz, who tweeted: “Marilyn Mosby’s father, mother, and grandfather were police officers, you dolt.
Mosby, who is African American, campaigned to be State Attorney based on her family’s long association with law enforcement, saying in an interview, “My grandfather, my uncles, my mother, my father — I have five generations of police officers. I know that the majority of police officers are really hard-working officers who are risking their lives day in and day out, but those really bad ones who go rogue do a disservice to the officers who are risking their lives and taking time away from their families.”
A selection of tweets below:
Marilyn Mosby's father, mother, and grandfather were police officers, you dolt. pic.twitter.com/QJBIzxlCcw
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) May 1, 2015
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) May 1, 2015
@benshapiro The prosecutor is a rookie, racist and political and working with the mayor, al shapton and the White House in this case.
— Ricardo Colon (@porthosporthosp) May 1, 2015
.@benshapiro Witch Hunt to appease the race mob. Assault for not buckling someone, how does that meet the intent elements of the statute?
— Obsidian Black (@ObsidianBlack6) May 1, 2015
Wow, Marilyn Mosby is married to Nick Mosby, the riot and looter apologist. Can you say conflict of interest? #BaltimoreUprising
— Adam (@KeepItRealist) May 1, 2015
— Schwalbe:The Me-262 (@MikeTInnes) May 1, 2015
marilyn mosby:"I have a racist narrative that matches my ideological bias & corrupted brain. all cops are murderers until further notice"
— Mythos (@victorsteve) May 1, 2015
#BaltimoreRiots mosby is a racist bitch fuck her and her husband
— S ruther (@swankle_s) May 1, 2015
@FoxNews WRONG cops r innocent! mosby let being BLACK LIB KKKrat influence Being BLACK lib kkkrat comes 1st 2 them This decsn is RACIST
— mike matheson (@mikematheson5) May 1, 2015
— She Cray (@MaxTwain) May 1, 2015