Tag: Baltimore City

Republicans unveil legislation aimed at reducing violent crime

The proposals include measures that would increase penalties for those who use a firearm during the commission of a crime, classify the theft of a firearm as a felony, increase the amount of jail time that prisoners must serve before they are eligible for parole, and establish a special unit within the Office of Attorney General to prosecute violent crimes in Baltimore City.

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Mosby emphasizes her support for legislation mandating compensation to exonerated prisoners

“This is a vital piece of legislation that seeks to ensure that those who have been wrongly accused and convicted are provided with the means to re-enter society and can have compensation and begin to alleviate the financial burden that that wrongful incarceration has placed on not only themselves but also their families,” Baltimore City State’s Attorney Mosby said at a Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing on Tuesday.

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As U.S. schools grow safer, Baltimore schools remain dangerous

Schoolyard scuffles and fights amongst angsty teens are common in America’s public schools. In recent years, national anti-violence campaigns have helped reduce school violence. But Baltimore City schools, which have also improved on some measures in recent years, are generally more dangerous for students than schools in the rest of the nation. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2005 and 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

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