Tag: Marilyn Mosby

State Roundup: 3 Md. coronavirus cases

Governor declares state of emergency; Hopkins won’t host fans for basketball tournament amid coronavirus concerns; study-abroad students in limbo; lawmakers scramble to pay for Kirwan; expungements sought for pot convictions; legislature advances some Baltimore crime bills.

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State Roundup: Services tax proposal killed

House subcommittee kills proposal to tax some services as way to pay for Kirwan education reforms; meanwhile the House is on track to pass that sweeping education reform plan; as state raises it COVID-19 alert, Gov. Hogan seeks access to rainy day fund to help pay for fighting the virus; Board of Public Works OKs $8.9 million to three exonerees; citing Kavanaugh hearing ‘travesty,’ Republican lawmakers urged to vote against bill to give survivors of child sexual abuse more time to sue their abusers; Senate committee moves crime bills forward; Hogan meets with candidates in Baltimore’s mayor’s race; and Dem presidential candidate Joe Biden racking up endorsements in Maryland.

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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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State Roundup January 17, 2020

Hogan proposes tax cuts for retirees; GOP lawmakers introduce violent crime package; Mosby receives racist voicemail; Harford County exec warns of Kirwan costs; The Sentinel Newspapers will stop publishing; Juvenile justice reforms suggested; governor’s greenhouse gas plan questioned; Hogan moves to block BSO subsidy; possessing ransomware proposed as crime; MD officials push back on Trump rules; residents object to delegate nomination vote; Mfume candidacy examined; Pugh’s campaign finance report shows $1 million balance; MD GOP finances recovered from Pence visit costs; MD Dem executive director resigns; too many Senate bills; Silver Line opening may be delayed; Harchenhorn remembered

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Plea Deals Part 1: Trading away justice in Baltimore

Eight officers from the police department’s elite Gun Trace Task Force had for years been robbing people, planting guns and drugs on them and lying on arrest reports to cover up their crimes.

Most of their victims pleaded guilty. It turns out that many, including Burley, were not.

All eight officers from the Baltimore police department’s elite Gun Trace Task Force have been convicted of crimes going on for years — robbing people, planting guns and drugs on them and lying on arrest reports to cover up their crimes. But they had a powerful accomplice yet to be held accountable: the criminal court system that convicted their victims.

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Rascovar: Judge Williams applied the law, not emotion

If there is a bright spot in the widespread damage done to Baltimore and Maryland by the Freddie Gray conflagration and its aftermath, it is the sterling performance of Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry G. Williams. While Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby placed politics and placating the city’s riotous crowd above her duties to pursue prosecutions based on rigorously impartial and complete investigations, Williams did the opposite.

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