Deborah Ramsey, a 12-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department and a 2016 OSI Community Fellow, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post, “I applaud the Baltimore state’s attorney’s decision to stop prosecuting marijuana cases.”
In it, Ramsey says she supports Marilyn Mosby’s decision to stop prosecuting marijuana possession cases because “law enforcement officers have wasted millions of hours pouring their energy into the investigation and prosecution of marijuana. This tremendous outpouring of effort has done nothing to make our neighborhoods or residents safer or our communities stronger.”
With her Fellowship, Ramsey founded Unified Efforts, which seeks to broaden the horizons of young people in Penn North through after-school and summer programming. Read a recent profile in Baltimore Fishbowl.