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Governor Martin O’Malley Announces Appointments to the Maryland Center for School Safety Governing Board, July 15th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  - Governor Martin O’Malley today  announced the appointments of Lorig Charkoudian, Ph.D., Theresa E. Detorie, Valerie S. Carr, and Elizabeth Watson Ray to the Maryland Center for School Safety Governing Board. Additionally, the Governor appointed State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lillian Lowery, as chair.  These appointments are effective today, July 15, 2013. “I am  Read the Rest…

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces Additional Actions to Combat Gangs and Root out Corruptions at Baltimore City Detention Center, June 6th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced actions already taken since the indictments at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC), as well as a plan that the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) will enact moving forward to combat gangs and root out corruption at all Maryland prisons. “Like all Marylanders, I  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley on US Supreme Court Ruling on State’s DNA Case, June 3rd, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today on the State’s DNA case, Maryland v. King - upholding the constitutionality of the Maryland DNA Collection Act, a key piece of the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s public safety agenda in 2008.The Governor recently signed a bill passed this session that repeals the sunset  Read the Rest…

Governor’s Conference on Combating Human Sex Trafficking, May 20th, 2013

Baltimore, MD As Prepared for Delivery Thank you so much Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis, for your great leadership and for opening up your campus to us. Today we’ve assembled quite a collection of public servants and leaders in the fight against human trafficking,…including U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein and the dedicated members of the Maryland Human Trafficking  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley, Senate President Miller, House Speaker Busch Sign Legislation Protecting Maryland’s Communities, May 16th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr, House Speaker Michael E. Busch, joined by Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown, today signed into law a comprehensive approach to addressing gun safety and violence prevention in Maryland. The Firearm Safety Act of 2013 includes common sense reforms to save lives and make  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Announces Appointment of Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Frank Weathersbee to Maryland Parole Commission, May 15th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 15, 2013) – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the appointment of Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Frank Weathersbee to the Maryland State Parole Commission.  After serving 25 years as Anne Arundel County’s chief law enforcement officer, State’s Attorney Weathersbee today announced his retirement from the position. He will begin his role as  Read the Rest…

Statement from Governor Martin O’Malley Regarding Ongoing Actions to Combat Gangs and Root Out Corruption at Baltimore City Detention Center, May 9th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued the following statement: “We have zero tolerance for corruption. When members of murder networks are behind bars, the public has every right to expect that they will be prevented from committing further crimes. “We are continuing to coordinate with our federal law enforcement partners on investigations and  Read the Rest…

We’re Committed to Victims’ Families, April 5th, 2013

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications In Maryland, we focus on the policies that work to drive down crime, and together with the men and women of law enforcement, we’ve driven down violent crime to three-decade lows. We did this by focusing on things that work, and by identifying things that don’t work and eliminating  Read the Rest…

Comprehensive Public Safety Package Passes Maryland Legislature, April 4th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today applauded final passage of SB 281- The Firearm Safety Act of 2013. The legislation, sponsored by the Administration, is a comprehensive approach to addressing gun safety and violence prevention in Maryland. “With today’s vote, Maryland has chosen to enact a comprehensive, common sense approach to licensing and gun  Read the Rest…

ICYMI: Editorial “Why we should ban assault weapons”, March 21st, 2013

By Raquel Guillory, Director of Communications In case you missed it, we wanted to share this editorial from the Baltimore Sun on the need for an assault weapons ban. Key Point: “As delegates consider amendments that would limit Mr. O’Malley’s proposal on assault weapons, they should ask themselves this question: If the features common to these  Read the Rest…