There was no free food at the last Criminal Justice Coordinating Council meeting.
The CJCC, a state-funded consortium of political leaders, prosecutors, state officials, judges, and police that has existed since 1999 in a bid to manage the basic elements of the courts, jails, treatment programs, diversion programs, and criminal case scheduling in Baltimore City, was summarily de-funded by Gov. Larry Hogan last month, when the chairman, Charles Peters, declined to meet with the governor to discuss criminal justice.
Judge Peters still has a job.
Kimberly Smalkin Barranco, the CJCC's Executive Director, doesn't. Neither does Project Coordinator Margaret...