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Frosh Weighs in on Hogan’s Tough Legislation on Violent Criminals

August 31st, 2017 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said this week he plans to propose legislation to tighten sentencing for violent criminals in the upcoming session, part of an effort to quell a surge in Baltimore bloodshed. Hogan, a Republican, said he is planning a "truth in sentencing" measure as part of a package of bills in the legislative session that begins in January. He told reporters after a closed-door meeting of the Baltimore City Criminal Justice Coordinating Council that too many judges are waiving prison sentences for probation for repeat violent criminals.  Some criticized the governor for not opening the meeting to the public.  Attorney General Brian Frosh, who attended the meeting, also said he would have preferred an open meeting.  He said he believes there was a mistaken impression held by some in the room about judges being able to suspend mandatory-minimum sentences…

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