Christopher B. Shank

ACLU, allies vow to fight Maryland Gov. Hogan's proposals to get tough on crime

ACLU, allies vow to fight Maryland Gov. Hogan's proposals to get tough on crime

The Maryland ACLU and a coalition of allies came together Tuesday to urge defeat of Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposals to deal with crime in Maryland, calling them a throwback to failed policies of past decades.

Opponents of the governor’s crime package vowed to fight Hogan’s proposed bills to promote mandatory minimum sentences for repeat handgun offenses, to limit access to parole and to try more juveniles as adults.

The Republican governor proposed the measures to the General Assembly in part as a response to Baltimore’s spiking homicide rate.

Toni Holness, public policy director for the Maryland ACLU, said her group is mobilizing to fight the bills because they ...

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