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  • The cost of unequal justice

    Why are African-Americans sentenced on average to significantly longer prison terms than whites convicted of similar crimes? Members of a Maryland panel charged with recommending reforms to the state's criminal justice system aim to find out, and if they succeed the result could not only lower...

  • The Parkers' 'sound cause'

    Kudos to Andy and Barbara Parker — parents of Alison Parker, the young reporter for WDBJ who, along with cameraman Adam Ward, was killed last week in Roanoke, Va. by an angry and unbalanced former co-worker — who have decided to make the enactment of sensible and reasonable safeguards on the possession...

  • Caution: Children on board

    Caution: Children on board

    Across Maryland, most students are back in school as of today, and here's a preliminary number that schools, parents and everyone else ought to contemplate for the next nine months — 83. As a test score, that might not sound threatening, but it's no "B" and it's definitely not something that anyone...

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  • Grieving the victims of Baltimore's deadliest month

    Grieving the victims of Baltimore's deadliest month

    Your report "45 murders in 31 days: Looking back at Baltimore's deadliest month" (Aug. 29) may be the most important news article since Freddie Gray's death.

  • Baltimore's bane: Drugs and single-parent households

    Baltimore's bane: Drugs and single-parent households

    It was with deep regret and sadness that I looked closely at the pictures of each of my 45 fellow Baltimore residents murdered in July ("45 murders in 31 days: Looking back at Baltimore's deadliest month," Aug. 29).

  • Windjammer sets tone for helping others

    Windjammer sets tone for helping others

    I was fortunate enough to attend Windjammer, and the article in The Sun does a fantastic job of describing the raw emotions and sentiment projected by all of those who played ("Windjammer festival marks a beautiful moment in Baltimore music," Aug. 30). I think Sam Herring put it very succinctly...

  • Make a healthy harvest available to all

    Make a healthy harvest available to all

    I applaud Healthy Harvest's mission of finding a market for fresh and edible produce "rejects" ("Howard start-up targets food waste," Aug. 26).

  • Why are so many homicide victims black?

    Why are so many homicide victims black?

    I am shocked by your recent report that virtually all Baltimore City homicide victims are minorities ("45 murders in 31 days: Looking back at Baltimore's deadliest month," Aug. 29).

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