A flawed, inconsistent police response to sexual assault in Maryland

Lorraine Mirabella

Writer

Lorraine Mirabella writes about retail, consumer affairs and workplace issues at the Baltimore Sun. She’s a contributor to the Consuming Interests blog. Since joining the Sun’s business staff in 1992, she also has covered residential and commercial real estate, energy, manufacturing and business trends. Lorraine grew up outside Washington in Silver Spring but came to the Baltimore area for college and, besides a brief reporting stint in Frederick, never left.

Recent Articles

  • Online shopping reaches new highs for the holidays

    Online shopping reaches new highs for the holidays

    In a converted former broom factory in Canton, employees of PlayBetter.com checked inventory and pricing, prepared email blasts and packed up cartloads of gadgets to help golfers improve their game. "This is our Super Bowl right now, for the next few weeks," said Spiro Alafassos, founder of the...

  • City seeks proposals to redevelop Broadway and Hollins markets

    City seeks proposals to redevelop Broadway and Hollins markets

    The Broadway Market in Fells Point and Hollins Market on the city's west side are on the block after city officials asked for proposals to redevelop the two city-owned markets. The Baltimore Development Corp. and the Baltimore Public Markets issued the requests seeking developers to either buy or...

  • Home on the Harbor changes name to Design Distillery

    Home on the Harbor changes name to Design Distillery

    Home decor retailer Home on the Harbor has renovated its showroom just south of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and changed its name to Design Distillery. The modern furniture store opened 14 years ago on Charles Street in Federal Hill. It moved to its current spot at 1414 Key Highway in 2010. "Everyone...

  • Ukazoo Books finds new location in Towson

    Ukazoo Books finds new location in Towson

    Ukazoo Books has found a new Towson location. The buyer and seller of new and used books that opened in Dulaney Plaza in 2007 will relocate to Loch Raven Boulevard, south of the intersection with Joppa Road. The bookseller announced the new site, 8641 Loch Raven Blvd., on its Facebook page and said...

  • McCormick acquires Italian flavorings company for $127 million

    McCormick acquires Italian flavorings company for $127 million

    McCormick & Co.'s acquisition spree continued Tuesday as the Sparks-based company announced plans to acquire the Italian flavorings firm Enrico Giotti SpA of Florence for $127 million. Giotti makes flavorings for food and drink makers as well as juices and extracts, generating about $56 million...

  • Fine jewelry gallery will open Saturday at The Village of Cross Keys

    Fine jewelry gallery will open Saturday at The Village of Cross Keys

    A gallery showcasing Rebecca Myers' signature line of fine jewelry will open Saturday in Baltimore's The Village of Cross Keys shopping center. Rebecca Myers Collection also will offer a curated selection of jewelry, gifts and art from other American artists. Myers has been designing and making...

  • Under Armour releases Thanksgiving day data on MyFitnessPal users' workouts and food consumption

    Under Armour releases Thanksgiving day data on MyFitnessPal users' workouts and food consumption

    People who use Under Armour's health and fitness tracking app MyFitnessPal found time to log some workouts in between Turkey dinners on Thanksgiving. Calories consumed and workouts logged were among findings the Baltimore sports apparel brand released late Sunday. Under Armour, which acquired the...

  • Natural Resources police investigate fatal hunting accident in Frederick

    Natural Resources police investigate fatal hunting accident in Frederick

    Maryland Natural Resources police were investigating a fatal hunting accident in Frederick County on Saturday, the opening day of deer season for firearms. Police said the rifle of a first-time hunter from Altadena, Calif., was accidentally discharged while he was deer hunting on private property...

46°