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Posted: 1/4/2002 4:18:46 AM EDT
I'm not sure if this is good or bad......does this mean that there will be more laws to ban guns in the future because the courts are unwilling to uphold the existing laws? --------------------------------------------- Prosecution of Baltimore gun crimes to decrease By Gail Gibson Maryland's new U.S. attorney said yesterday that his office would prosecute fewer city gun crimes, despite long-standing calls from his own political benefactor and Baltimore's mayor for federal authorities to pursue more gun cases as a way to help reduce street violence. An unapologetic Thomas M. DiBiagio said federal prosecutors in Baltimore instead would take on a greater number of complex drug conspiracy and violent crime cases. In an interview, he said targeting the city's worst criminals would have a more lasting impact than simply pursuing large numbers of relatively minor gun violations. "To do it, you've got to do it right," DiBiagio said, laying out for the first time his plans for using the federal courts to help ease Baltimore's violence and repeating his intent to make political corruption and white-collar crimes top priorities. DiBiagio's approach appeared yesterday to have support from the city's top police official, if not its top elected official.
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 4:22:33 AM EDT
This is par for the course. Maryland's new laws will go unenforced, but when they fail to reduce the bloodshed on the streets, the sheep will cry out for more laws.
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 5:37:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 5:52:43 AM EDT
all they have to do is enforce and prosecute on the existing laws. Federal charges usually carry more time. The problem is they don't prosecute them. And when do they opt for pleas. The system is a joke. Look what a great job the gun ban is doing in DC
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