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Maryland Governor Says Violent Crime In State Declining

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Maryland governor Martin O'Malley says the state is on track to cut violent crimes by 10 percent this year.

O'Malley says the key to achieving the 10 percent drop is using gang intervention programs to target juveniles. After a meeting with President Obama's so-called "drug czar" Gil Kerlikowske and state house speaker Mike Busch, O'Malley said the state still has a long way to go.

Kerlokowske is on a nationwide tour talking about the administration's drug control policies, something he says will focus more on intervention and rehab rather than law enforcement.

Matt Bush reports....

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