Even if Maryland could somehow guarantee that it never made a mistake about someone's guilt, there remains the substantial likelihood of injustice stemming from the subjectivity with which the death penalty is applied. The preponderance of murders in Maryland involve both black victims and perpetrators, but most of those sentenced to death in this state have been black men with white victims. And the likelihood that a criminal will be sentenced to death is entirely dependent on where the crime takes place. In some Maryland jurisdictions, like Baltimore City and Prince George's County, prosecutors virtually never seek the death penalty. But for decades, former Baltimore County State's Attorney Sandra O'Connor pursued the death penalty in every case possible. Her successor, Scott Shellenberger, has dropped that policy, but his office is still responsible for a disproportionate share of the state's capital cases.