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Legislation aims to better protect prosecutors and public defenders

While the potential for violence exists in any profession, Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger says ‘the fact that we come in contact with criminals does make you keep an antenna up a little more.’

While the killing of a Texas district attorney and his wife over the weekend may have highlighted safety concerns at Maryland state’s attorney’s offices, legislation creating more protections for rank-and-file prosecutors and public defenders is already working its way through the General Assembly.

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Bill would enhance penalties for violent crimes in front of children

ANNAPOLIS — The House Judiciary Committee is considering a bill that would increase the penalties for committing a violent crime within sight or earshot of a child aged 2 to 16. Those found guilty could receive an enhanced penalty of ...

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