ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 9, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley will join Mayor Rawlings-Blake, as well as leaders and stakeholders in law enforcement and public safety for an important discussion on our shared progress and opportunities for further collaboration in the areas of guns and gang violence. The Governor will also introduce innovative new technology, now available to law enforcement statewide, including a searchable, comprehensive warrant database of all open warrants in Maryland and new facial recognition software for public safety use. Governor O’Malley will facilitate a discussion with attendees on how progress in the areas of guns, gang violence, and public safety technology impacts our ability to be a winner in the new economy.
Following the State of the State address, Governor O’Malley announced a series of “Maryland Forward” local policy forums to advance many of those initiatives, serving as a continuation of the “Maryland Forward” forum series before the 2011 Inauguration. Tomorrow’s forum is the third in a series of smaller groups of local stakeholders throughout the 2011 legislative session focused on specific policy areas that will help Maryland be a winner in the new economy, protect our neighborhoods, and create jobs.
WHAT: Governor O’Malley to convene “Maryland Forward” policy forum on guns and gang violence
WHEN: TOMORROW, Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: American Brewery Building
1701 N. Gay Street