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  • Arundel NAACP leads protest of acquittal in Pinkerton case

    Arundel NAACP leads protest of acquittal in Pinkerton case
    About 50 people gathered in Annapolis on Thursday to protest the acquittal of a Glen Burnie man who shot and killed another man last fall. Relatives and supporters of Kendall Green are hoping the federal government will investigate the case as a hate...
  • Second LGBT forum with Baltimore police commissioner planned

    Second LGBT forum with Baltimore police commissioner planned
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts will meet with members of the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community this month to answer questions, address concerns and share progress that has been made within the department in the last...
  • Local Jewish communities burn leavened bread in observance of Passover

    Local Jewish communities burn leavened bread in observance of Passover
    Members of the Jewish community gathered in a parking lot at Pimlico Race Course on Monday morning and tossed leavened leftovers into more than two dozen incinerating barrels, burning to a crisp items including slices of pizza and boxes of Cheerios....
  • Revenge porn: A pernicious form of cyber gender harassment [Commentary]

    Revenge porn: A pernicious form of cyber gender harassment [Commentary]
    Being a woman, especially a woman of color, raises one's risk of cyber harassment — the intentional infliction of severe emotional distress through persistent online speech. The University of Maryland studied online attacks occurring on an...
  • Cummings calls for AIG's Benmosche to step down over comments

    Cummings calls for AIG's Benmosche to step down over comments
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, called for the head of AIG to resign over comments he made comparing outrage over executive bonuses to lynchings that took place...
  • Of banker bonuses and public lynchings

    Of banker bonuses and public lynchings
    One can scarcely blame an appropriately-outraged Rep. Elijah E. Cummings for calling on AIG's Robert Benmosche to step down after the CEO compared the public criticism of the generous bonuses given top finance industry executives to lynchings in the...
  • Wall Street fat cats like their Democrats, too

     Wall Street fat cats like their Democrats, too
    The basic message of The Sun's editorial is correct regarding the Wall Street executive who compared criticism of executive bonuses to lynchings ("Of banker bonuses and public lynchings," Sept. 25) and I think Robert Benmosche should have been fired...
  • FBI releases hate crime statistics for 2012

    FBI releases hate crime statistics for 2012
    A total of 7,164 people were the victim of a reported hate crime across the country in 2012, with 19.2 percent of them targeted because of their sexual orientation, according to new data released by the FBI on Monday. The numbers show a decline compared...
  • LGBT groups say 'Trayvon Martin deserves justice'

    LGBT groups say 'Trayvon Martin deserves justice'
    Days after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, a coalition of LGBT rights groups has issued an open letter declaring "solidarity" with Martin's family and friends....
  • Martin's 'innocence' a liberal concoction

    Martin's 'innocence' a liberal concoction
    Grafton R. Hersperger's letter to the editor ("Zimmerman was wrong," July 22) expresses views that can be taken seriously only in Liberal World. He states that George Zimmerman "should be held 100 percent responsible" for the incident that resulted in...
  • From lynchings to 'Stand Your Ground' killing

    From lynchings to 'Stand Your Ground' killing
    I am a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, a retired Marine Corps major general and the progeny of veterans of World War I and World War II who proudly served our country, not only so that America might remain strong and free but so that our sons and daughters...
  • Swastika graffiti was a hate crime, not a childish prank

    The vandals who painted swastikas and other hateful signs on the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation remind us that such acts are still a part of this society ("Graffiti of swastikas found in Pikesville," July 24). Some contend these acts are isolated...