ABC 2 News reports that Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake is bringing in some big guns from the feds to go after “the worst of the worst violent offenders in neighborhoods that have struggled most with crime for far too long.”
Blake stressed that prosecuting people for violent crime is a combined effort of local, state, and federal authorities, but this story obviously centers on the two additional federal prosecutors who will be brought in to specifically target violent offenders in Baltimore.
ABC 2 News quotes Baltimore State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein:
“[F]ederal law renders certain violent repeat offenders eligible for enhanced and mandatory minimum sentences, both of which can insure that dangerous persons are taken off our streets, and incarcerated in locations far away, for a long period of time.”
ABC 2 News refers back to what happened at the Baltimore City Detention Center to illuminate why Bernstein would say that “dangerous persons” should be locked up far away from Baltimore – it was alleged that female prison guards were in cahoots with members of a jailhouse gang, which allowed the gang to continue its operations in the city.