Fifteen years before she’d make waves by pressing charges against the six cops involved in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore state attorney Marilyn Mosby, then 20, appeared on an episode of Judge Judy as the plaintiff in a small claims case against a neighbor who had broken into her apartment and used it to throw a baby shower.

As you can see, young Mosby—who came to court with receipts, photographs, and prepared statements—was well on her way to becoming the legal eagle that she is today. The case—presided over by the honorable Judge Judith Sheindlin—was settled in her favor.


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