Fire Marty Burns

My Examiner colleague Adam Meister is doing yeoman’s work keeping the heat on Baltimore City States Attorney Pat Jessamy to fire Marty Burns.

Most of you know about Jessamy’s spokesperson Marty Burns’ reprehensible PR offensive where she claimed that after being curb stomped by thugs, Zach Sowers looked like a “sleeping baby.” Here’s the full context of the quote:

Margaret Burns, spokeswoman for Baltimore State’s Attorney Patricia Jessamy, called Sowers courageous but questioned the widow’s refusal to order an autopsy. Prosecutors called evidence slim — “a partial fingerprint from [the main attacker] and no eyewitnesses at the scene.” Burns expressed doubts about Zach Sowers’ brain injuries, saying neurologists told prosecutors that overall, the injuries were inconsistent with those of a beating victim.

“The truth of the matter is, Zach’s injury was on one side of this face, and he looked like a sleeping baby when he arrived” at the hospital, Burns told Exhibit A. “The injuries were not consistent with this horrible pummeling—it appeared that when he fell down, he had collapsed after being hit. We know he was kicked, he fell and hit his head, he fell between two cars. He probably injured something in the fall or he had a pre-existing condition. There was no evidence of the vicious beating, no evidence of stomping.”

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Burns added: “We had not wanted to go against this poor woman.
Everything she says to you is not 100 accurate…”

Of course this pure bull dung as the neurosurgeon, Marek Mirski, who attended to Zach Sowers, attests. Adam has Mirski’s letter to Burns, which lays bare her malfeasance. I can only imagine what Anna Sowers must be feeling. Her husband is brutally beaten to death, Jessamy’s office won’t even seek a trial against the thugs who beat and robbed Zach, the main perpetrator gets a light sentence, and then Burns pulls the sleeping like a baby stunt.
Talk about adding insult to injury.

Jessamy’s office, known for going on the offensive, is now uncharacteristically quiet.

Jessamy needs to fire Burns and the people of Baltimore need to fire Pat Jessamy.



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