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O'Malley Finishes Forums Ahead Of Second Term

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley wrapped up his series of pre-inauguration forums with a meeting that focused on public safety.

The forums focused on the goals O'Malley is hoping to achieve during his second term in office, which starts in six days.

When it comes to public safety, the governor says he wants to upgrade technology that allows law enforcement agencies to share information quickly. He says the need is pressing, especially considering the spike in homicides Maryland has seen since the start of the year.

Speaking to a room of police, sheriffs, and prosecutors in Annapolis, O'Malley says better information makes it easier to catch criminals before they become killers.

"When you find and clear the cases of the people that committed these murders. They're not going to be like some sort of subtle al-Qaida sleeper cell that was out there laying in wait until the 11th of January to spring. These are going to be people who we know. They will be people we have been in contact with many times before," he says.

There have been more homicides in Prince George's County this year than there were in the entire state at the same time last year.

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