BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Days after President Donald Trump suggested Baltimore could see additional federal law enforcement officers on the ground to combat violent crime, the city’s state’s attorney penned an op-ed saying those officers will be prosecuted if they “engage in the same illegal vigilante activities” being reported elsewhere.

In an op-ed published Thursday in The Washington Post and co-authored by Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, Mosby decried the clashes between federal agents and protesters in Portland, Oregon, including an incident Wednesday night in which the city’s mayor was tear-gassed.

If similar clashes were to happen in Baltimore or Philadelphia, the attorneys wrote, they would be prosecuted.


“Should Trump send federal agents who engage in the same illegal vigilante activities, unlawfully assaulting and kidnapping people, they will face criminal charges from our offices. The authority of city officials to prosecute federal law enforcement officials is clear,” Mosby and Krasner wrote.

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Earlier Wednesday, Trump announced a surge of hundreds of federal law enforcement officials would head to Chicago, Kansas City and Albuquerque, New Mexico, as part of Operation LeGend, a program aimed at combating violent crime. While the president included Baltimore in a list of possible cities that could see federal agents, it was not included in Wednesday’s announcement, though U.S. Attorney General William Barr said more cities will be added in the coming weeks.

Comments (15)
  1. chrissfarmer says:

    Just as they should be! Peaceful assembly is a Constitutional right & they should stay away unless state or city officials have a situation they cannot handle and call for federal assistance. Thanks, Trump, Maryland can handle itself just fine. If you want to “bring back law and order” then maybe you should stop wishing a woman well (granted you know her and she was a squeeze of one of your good buddies) who was involved in child sex slaves? I think forcing children into sex is far worse than a lawful peaceful assembly in a park.

    1. King Julian says:

      yeah it did real nice with Freddie gray riots

  2. King Julian says:

    Mosby is a grunt

  3. working_man says:

    LOL – what a paper tiger she is

  4. stemarhan says:

    Okay, right – the little girl is going to take on the Feds. She can lose all the cases she wants in pathetic Baltimore but going up against DOJ is the Big Time and the little girl isn’t qualified.

  5. Goth says:

    Mosby is the problem with Baltimore! Her frequent travels 85 days physically out of the office in 2018 and 2019. Wow 23 out of town trips by non profits and other groups accepting $30,672.63 in air fair, hotel rooms and per diem expenses. Also she has not answered questions about her travel company. Corruption runs deep in Baltimore. The citizens want and welcome help and are tired of the high crime and murder rate clearly Baltimore leaders have failed!

  6. Orion says:

    Trump needs to keep his storm troopers out of Maryland. Let them guard him while he hides in his bunker. There are no riots here – we have a right to protest

  7. Nathaniel Ridgeway says:

    It’s just another Trump failure. He said he would “bring back law and order” but in 3.5 years he hasn’t, so now this is his 11th hour last ditch effort to look like he is doing something and blaming the Dems for it as if red states & cities and smaller cities don’t have crime? Alaska has the most violent crime and is a red state so send your law and order up there where crime is bad.

    The real irony is the people he sent are COMMITTING CRIMES against people who aren’t committing crimes! Last time I checked standing in a park was not a crime.

  8. Goth says:

    Baltimore has violent crimes and murder rates listed as one of the dangerous cities of America. The numbers keep going up – sure signs of failed leadership!

  9. Goth says:

    Isn’t Marilyn Mosby being investigated?

  10. Bill Smiths says:

    This heifer needs to go. she is useless as a prosecutor and in over her head. She gets up in front of the cameras and talk about Trump who in my opinion is only trying to stop the black-on-black murders. This heifer is the problem because she don’t care one bit about the dozens of black men dying everyday on the streets of Baltimore while she travels and lives a lavish life on our tax money. We need to stop giving her a pass and start holding her and her buffoonish husband accountable. Enough with killings…enough with her just bumping her gums for TV time…time for results.

  11. Anonymous says:

    The problem is not the prosecutors, it is the police who have a low clearance rate. You can not prosecute criminals when they never get arrested- that is on the police/ Judges that are too soft are the other end & they let them out with a slap on the wrist. My neighbors adult son has been arrested so many times and has only ever spent one night in jail because they could not bond him out on a Sunday. He is again facing charges for drug dealing and I bet he gets off again. They even sued him because he used a public defender when he had income he hid & they found out. Nope, no time for that either and he has a PD again, altho i think he was not working this time- well isn’t being a drug dealer a job?

  12. Bill Smiths says:

    Clear example of what I was talking about, you can’t blame the cops if she doesn’t prosecute the criminals. She can’t let folks out of jail fast enough, just like that news story showed police catch that guy with pounds of marijuana…..and what happens…. this do-nothing heifer dismisses the case as simple possession case …..please listen to what you are saying. Her policies are to blame for the large number of black men dying on the streets of B-more.

  13. Sal says:

    Didn’t know she was Mayor of the US. Can’t wait to see some local cops try to arrest federal cops. It’s just not gonna happen.

  14. 84rules says:

    States and local governments do not have the power to prevent the federal government from protecting federal property. And given what has been going on in Portland for weeks before the feds even showed up, these “leaders” have no intention of protecting anything (except maybe their own skin if the rioters get too close).

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