"Our time calls upon courageous prosecutors to apply one standard of justice regardless of race, socio-economic background, or occupation. Legal warriors unafraid to fight for justice, pushing progressive policies to undo the blight of mass incarceration and racial inequity disproportionately imposed on communities of color. While Black women represent less than 1% of prosecutors across the country, I urge more women of color to step up, take the power that belongs to us, and start dismantling these systems of oppression.
As Black women, we have lived under a system of racial injustice and must use our collective voices for good. We have a unique perspective. WOW echoes our call for fairness, our call for equity and our call for accountability. We must challenge the status quo, to right the wrongs of the past, end mass incarceration and work towards creating a system inclusive of racial and criminal justice."
Marilyn J. Mosby is the 25th State’s Attorney for Baltimore City. She was the youngest chief prosecutor of any major American city at the time of her election in 2015. A first-generation college graduate, State's Attorney Mosby earned her Bachelor's degree from Tuskegee University and her J.D. from Boston College Law School. State's Attorney Mosby's passion has always been to effectuate change by driving a more just, efficient, and fair criminal justice system. Her Conviction Integrity Unit has successfully exonerated nine wrongfully-incarcerated men since she took office. She is a member of the Association for Prosecuting Attorney's (APA), and was an integral contributor to the APA's reform proposals provided in the 21st Century Principles of Prosecution of Peace Officers. She is married to Baltimore City Council President Nick J. Mosby. They reside in West Baltimore and are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters.