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Hogan proposes broad package of anti-crime measures

January 14th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Governor  Larry Hogan unveiled a sweeping package of anti-crime initiatives this week that deal with repeat rapists, drunk drivers, victims' rights and sex trafficking. At a State House news conference attended by elected officials from both parties, the Republican governor pledged a bipartisan effort to enact the legislation. In past years, similar bills have failed in the General Assembly without the power of the governor's office behind them. "Making Maryland safer begins with making sure that we have a criminal justice system that holds offenders accountable for their actions and the harm they cause, while also supporting victims and the community in the process of healing," Hogan said. Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, a Democrat, sat in the front row as Hogan adopted her pet cause: making the past convictions of defendants charged with rape and other sexual assault crimes admissible in court when the defendant challenges their accusers' veracity.

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