City Of Baltimore Will No Longer Prosecute ‘Low-Level’ Crimes Like Prostitution And Drug Possession

The city of Baltimore has been controlled by Democrats for decades and it has not worked out well.

Now things may get even worse.

The city has decided there are certain crimes that the city will no longer prosecute. What is the end game here?

Breitbart News reports:

Baltimore Ends Prosecution of Low-Level Crimes Such As Prostitution, Drug Possession

Baltimore will no longer prosecute certain low-level crimes, which include prostitution, drug possession, and minor traffic offenses, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Friday.

“The move was unveiled in a press release from Mosby’s office as it reported ‘one-year success’ of policies implemented last March to not prosecute the nonviolent charges amid the coronavirus pandemic,” the Hill reported.

According to the release, the policies enacted in 2020 “have resulted in a decrease in arrests, no adverse impact on the crime rate, and address the systemic inequity of mass incarceration,” thus the state’s attorney announced the “permanent adoption” of the policies.

This is what Mosby said:

Today, America’s war on drug users is over in the city of Baltimore. We leave behind the era of tough-on-crime prosecution and zero tolerance policing and no longer default to the status quo to criminalize mostly people of color for addiction. We will develop sustainable solutions and allow our public health partners to do their part to address mental health and substance use disorder.

How is this going to make things an better for the people of Baltimore?

The city needs new leadership.

 

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