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Maryland state senators squabble with prosecutors over lack of data regarding juvenile crime legislation

February 12, 2024

In the continuing debate over addressing juvenile crime, Senate Democrats grew frustrated Friday afternoon as some Maryland state’s attorneys pressed for a legislative fix to constituent concerns with minimal data to back up some of their points. “Juvenile crime — while it’s happening — is a minor portion of overall crime,” Sen. Charles Sydnor, a Baltimore County Democrat, said at the bill hearing Friday. “I just want to make certain that, within these conversations, we’re not making a minor major and a major minor.”

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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