Hollywood figures have come out in support of Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s decision to charge all six officers involved in the arrest and ultimate death of Freddie Gray, which sparked nationwide protests and riots in Baltimore earlier this week.
“Baltimore ‘s Marilyn Mosby is a rock star,” tweeted media personality Tina Brown.
Gray’s death on April 19 rocked the city of Baltimore, which is now under curfew. Mosby’s announcement Friday morning drew cheers from the assembled crowd at the city’s War Memorial.
The officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest and death have officially been charged with a range of crimes including murder and manslaughter in the arrest and fatal injury of Gray.
Mosby filed the charges soon after receiving a medical examiner’s report that ruled Gray’s death a homicide. Her announcement drew widespread support from Hollywood.
Filmmaker Michael Moore called the officers “thugs.”
6 Thugs from Baltimore TD to be charged with thug-style homicide of U.S. citizen.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) May 1, 2015
Cher also weighed in, telling her 2.5 million followers: “I was hoping 4,but never expected This Outcome. I’m SO thankful, #FreddieGray will receive in death,The Justice,that was denied Him In life.”
“Empire’s” Taraji P. Henson, who on Wednesday told US Weekly the riots surrounding Gray’s death were a “reminder of how bad things really are,” has been retweeting posts relating to Friday’s news throughout the day.
Baltimore 's Marilyn Mosby is a rock star.
— Tina Brown (@TinaBrownLM) May 1, 2015
Good to see actual charges being brought in Baltimore. Hopefully justice will be done, including fixing the underlying structural problems.
— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) May 1, 2015
Good morning Baltimore! pic.twitter.com/s2RqowrMBv
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) May 1, 2015
So charged in #Baltimore. Gotta try & look from all angles.