John McCarthy – Our Criminal justice
John McCarthy, first elected in 2016 as State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, was a prosecutor for 34 years. He is a former president of the Montgomery County Bar Association, and is a public policy leader. He talked about the implications of the Baltimore crime vs. social justice disaster and its potential for export to Montgomery County. The six indited cops will probably be moved to Montgomery or P.G. County to get a fair trial. The problem with body cameras, on for 24 hours, is personal privacy (for instance going to the men’s room). He said 80% of women deaths are domestic and 60+ year olds are targets for fraud and both show a reluctance of early reporting. He also talked about heroin drug problems and middle school truancy.