Baltimore City Mayor Brings In Fed Power For Violent Crime Prosecutions

Baltimore City Mayor Brings In Fed Power For Violent Crime Prosecutions

ABC 2 News reports that Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake is
bringing in some big guns from the feds to go after “the worst of
the worst violent offenders in neighborhoods that have struggled most
with crime for far too long.”

Blake stressed that prosecuting people for violent crime is a combined
effort of local, state, and federal authorities, but this story obviously
centers on the two additional federal prosecutors who will be brought
in to specifically target violent offenders in Baltimore.

ABC 2 News quotes Baltimore State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein:

“[F]ederal law renders certain violent repeat offenders eligible
for enhanced and mandatory minimum sentences, both of which can insure
that dangerous persons are taken off our streets, and incarcerated in
locations far away, for a long period of time.”

ABC 2 News refers back to what happened at the Baltimore City Detention
Center to illuminate why Bernstein would say that “dangerous persons”
should be locked up far away from Baltimore – it was alleged that
female prison guards were in cahoots with members of a jailhouse gang,
which allowed the gang to continue its operations in the city.

Source:
Baltimore funding federal prosecutors to combat violent crime