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The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee held hearings on a bill intended to allow prosecutors to charge more juvenile offenders as adults. This proposed legislation broadens the definition of the term “gang” and would cast a wider net entrapping more youth into the criminal justice system. ACY opposes this bill in accordance with our opposition to charging youth offenders as adults.