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Youth placement is overused [Commentary]

For years I have been a strong advocate for Maryland's most vulnerable people, especially for our youth. In 2013, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services commissioned a comprehensive report that identified gaps in services for youth in the state's juvenile justice system. That report noted that for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, 4,017 girls and boys were committed to residential facilities statewide. Where Maryland had gaps in services, we sent 300 children to out-of-state facilities in 13 states, with the closest being Virginia and others going as far away as Utah and Arizona. Of the...

Peroutka got smeared by Hogan and Sun [Letter]

The recent attack on Mike Anthony Peroutka by the political establishment as well as The Baltimore Sun and its subsidiary publications is nothing less than...

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Lethal injections don't have to be botched [Letter]

Lethal injections don't have to be botched [Letter]

Having just read your latest editorial about an inmate's execution ("Another botched injection,http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/bs-ed-lethal-injection-20140725%2C0%2C1958095.story July 27), two things stand out. The first is obvious — when something like this happens, it...

U.S. should stay out of Ukraine [Letter]

U.S. should stay out of Ukraine [Letter]

President Barack Obama is right to refrain from action against Russia ("The Obama doctrine under fire," July 25). After years of war, the U.S. has learned its lesson:...

#SendFarleybackandkeepthekids [Letter]

#SendFarleybackandkeepthekids [Letter]

In reading Jonathan David Farley's hateful and factually inaccurate piece ("#Sendthemback," July 23), it occurs to me that it is clear who ought to be sent back. Not the children. Send Mr....

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The U.S. bears responsibility for the violence in Central America [Letter]

Commentator Jonathan David Farley claims that the violence in Central America is that is driving the influx of children illegally crossing the border is "not our problem" ("#Sendthemback,"...

Len Bias' admission to Hall of Fame sends the wrong message [Letter]

The announcement of basketball star Len Bias' induction into the University of Maryland's Hall of Fame certainly recognizes his athletic gifts, but it ignores his misuse of drugs, his failure to use the support given him to succeed academically — he was short 21 credits for graduation when...

Arabs will never accept Israel's right to exist [Letter]

It's disturbing that letter writers Ronda Cooperstein and Richard J. Ochs do not reflect on changing Palestinians rather than just the Jews ("Israel is a failed state that should be dismantled," July 22)...

Intolerance grows in Maryland [Letter]

Thanks to Susan Reimer for her column and her ability to express the complexities of life we all face on a daily basis ("Hate...

Do what is right for children [Letter]

Jonathan David Farley, shame on you ("#Sendthemback," July 22). Your vitriol against Central American children, liberals and proponents of the Dream Act drips from every sentence in your...

Protests are not a sign of hate [Letter]

The headline of Susan Reimer's July 24 column is "Hate protests over undocumented children hit home" but who hates whom? To...

A case for the death penalty [Letter]

There is a reason even some libertarians support the death penalty, albeit in highly restricted cases. That's because of situations just like this — a brutal and thoroughly unjustifiable murder (some murders are justifiable), a family torn apart and a more-likely-than-not prison-hardened...

U.S. kids shortchanged by immigrants [Letter]

The 50 children headed for St. Vincent's Villa ("Standing up for children," July 21) will invariably take up spaces that are needed by children here who are being subjected to countless...

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