In our discussion of nationalism, we discussed the efforts of the “Star Spangled Banner” to develop a coherent nation and citizenry. Taking two performances of the national anthem as examples, please discuss how and why the song falls short of that ideal. Please include the links to the performances that you use for your examples.
Baltimore City and the rest of Maryland was for misdemeanor referrals. In the rest of Maryland, only 35% of misdemeanor referrals at DJS Intake were authorized for a formal petition. In Baltimore City, however, that percentage was significantly higher, with 52% of intake cases formaled. As depicted in Figure 3 below, the percent of formaled misdemeanor referrals in Baltimore City is consistently higher across all misdemeanor categories when compared to the rest of Maryland. The largest difference is for unspecified misdemeanors and drug misdemeanors. It is difficult to draw conclusions from the comparison for unspecified misdemeanor cases, as there was a very small number of these cases in Baltimore (18) as compared with a much larger number for the rest of state (352). However, the large difference in percent of formaled referrals in other misdemeanor categories raises significant questions about access to diversion across Maryland jurisdictions, particularly the large difference in formal processing rates for misdemeanor drug referrals. In Baltimore, 68% of misdemeanor drug cases were formaled, while only 27% of these cases were formaled in the rest on Maryland, a difference of 41%. Misdemeanor referrals present one of the best opportunities for early diversion. The fact that a significantly larger percentage of misdemeanors referrals are formaled in Baltimore City is cause for concern and deeper investigation. It is possible that many of the formaled misdemeanor referrals were deemed ineligible for diversion due to prior referrals or current status with DJS, among other possible reasons. If this is the case, stakeholders should consider specialized diversion pathways and services that would be appropriate for youth with prior referrals or who are currently under supervision. Also, because >GET ANSWER