The governor also proposed charging repeat violent offenders with federal crimes and said he will introduce legislation to increase minimum sentences to 10 years for repeat offenders who use a gun to commit violence. Other legislation would allow publication of detailed, judge-by-judge information on sentences handed down for violent crimes across the state.
“All of the initiatives I have announced today are about attacking this violent crime crisis with everything we’ve got and ramping up federal, state, and local law enforcement in the city,” Hogan’s statement said. “Let me be crystal clear, I have absolutely no tolerance whatsoever for these gangs and these violent criminals who are causing lawlessness in the streets of Baltimore. Enough is enough.”