Skewed Justice: Baltimore Prosecutors Say Don’t Charge Criminal Aliens

The State’s Attorney office in Baltimore, Maryland issued a memo Thursday urging all prosecutors to consider possible immigration outcomes before pursuing charges against illegal aliens, according to a Friday report from The Baltimore Sun. The memo from Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow, which The Sun obtained, urged state prosecutors to carefully consider whether or not they should pursue charges of “minor, non-violent criminal conduct” against illegal immigrants. In addition, Schatzow warned his staff to recognize “the potential collateral consequences to certain immigrants of minor, non-violent criminal conduct” if they decide to bring charges. “In considering the appropriate disposition of a minor, non-violent criminal case, please be certain to consider those potential consequences to the victim, witnesses, and the defendant.” “In considering the appropriate disposition of a minor, non-violent criminal case, please be certain to consider those potential consequences to the victim, witnesses, and the defendant,” Schatzow wrote in his memo.   A spokesperson for Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) told The Sun that he

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