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Wrap-up of news stories taken from the day's local headlines.

For The Culture With Farajii: Baltimore will no longer prosecute low-level, non-violent offenses

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — After a year-long experiment with the Covid Criminal Justice Policies, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby says the city will no longer prosecute low-level, non-violent offenses.

 

Mosby's office says, "The policies enacted over the past year have resulted in a decrease in arrests, no adverse impact on the crime rate, and address the systemic inequity of mass incarceration".

 

Last year, Mosby authorized the policies in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in prison and jails.

 

“The Baltimore Police Department continues to work collaboratively with the State’s Attorney Office to focus on violent crimes and reducing violence in our city,” said Commissioner Michael Harrison. “We will continue to be responsive to the public safety needs of our residents and hold violent criminals accountable.”

 

 

The low-level, non-violent offenses include: 

 

  • CDS (drug) possession
  • Attempted distribution CDS
  • Paraphernalia possession
  • Prostitution
  • Trespassing  
  • Minor traffic offenses
  • Open container
  • Rogue and vagabond
  • Urinating/defecating in public

For results of the policies, click here.

 

Farajii Muhammad weighs in on the topic

For the second hour of the show, click here.  

Baltimore native, Micarie Kemp has always been passionate about working in the media.