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Drunk Driving
Bishop case underscores unfairness of bail
Bishop case underscores unfairness of bail

Thank you for your editorial, "Freedom for sale" (Jan. 16), in which you advocate for reforming Maryland's current and antiquated bail system. I could not agree more, particularly as it relates to the Bishop Heather Cook case. Each detail to emerge over the weeks since Bishop Cook's drunk driving and texting resulted in the untimely and tragic death of Tom Palermo has been disheartening and, frankly, infuriating. One of those "details" which I hope factors in heavily when she is eventually in court is the fact that she returned to the scene of the fatal accident only after talking to friends who reportedly advised her to do so. In the addiction world, the...