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Push grows for changes to Maryland’s gang laws

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Maryland legislators need to update the state’s racketeering and gang statutes in order to better address a recent rise in gang activity and give prosecutors the tools to crack down on gang members, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said.

“That’s something where we need to get some assistance from our legislators in Annapolis to give us better legal tools to attack the gangs,” McCarthy said.

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McCarthy wants state to adopt RICO laws

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Montgomery County State’s Attorney said the Maryland General Assembly needs to strengthen its racketeering laws in order to curb rise of gangs in the state.

At Tuesday’s meeting, County lobbyists to Annapolis told the County Council that the Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association, which represents the leading prosecutors in all of the state’s jurisdictions, that it will push for a bill in Annapolis in the next legislative session to combat increased gang activity.

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