Marilyn James Mosby is currently the State’s Attorney for Baltimore, Maryland. Five generations of her family were in law enforcement, and her grandfather was one of the first African-American police officers in Massachusetts. District Attorney Marilyn Mosby is the one responsible for charging six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. Mosby has always stood for justice. When she was in college, she went before Judge Judy with her own case. A video has recently surfaced showing Mosby making an appearance on Judge Judy, the popular court series.
CBS reported that the video dates back to the early 2000s, in the show’s fifth season, when Mosby was a 20-year-old student at Tuskegee University. At the time, she wasn’t married and was using the name, Marilyn James. James was on the Judge Judy show because she was suing Ryan Johnson for damages done to the apartment she lived in while in college.
“In this particular episode of Judge Judy, Marilyn James claimed her neighbor, Ryan Johnson, broke into her apartment and used it while she was on summer break.”
James had paid rent for the three months she was gone. Johnson broke into her large apartment and began using it as a living space for himself, his wife, and his children. When the young student returned to school, Johnson attempted to pass off the damage as the work of a burglar, despite evidence that he and his family had been living there.
James presented her case thoroughly before Judge Judy. She won her case, and the defendant had to pay her $1,731.90 f0r damages. She did not request punitive damages, but Judge Judy said she would have paid her punitive damages if she had made that request.
James praised Judge Judy for giving her the justice she says was denied to her by regular law enforcement.
“I feel like finally there’s some justice served. I tried to speak to the DA, I spoke to police officers, and finally, Judge Judy, she finally gave me justice.”
Now, at age 35, Mosby is doing for others what Judge Judy did for her. In the video, you can see that while Johnson was not prepared with any documentation, James had everything the judge asked for, including receipts and photos. She was very articulate as a student.
It is interesting that someone went back in the archives and found the video. What do you think Judge Judy would say about Mosby’s position today as State’s Attorney for Baltimore, Maryland?
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