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  • 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...
  • Pro-Azerbaijani letter is an outrage

    In his letter "The U.S. should back off its criticism of Azerbaijan's handling of the Safarov case" (Sept. 10), Emil Israfilbek displays very concerning signs of lack of compassion and understanding for human rights, by writing that he is unable to...
  • What Obama has accomplished

    I disagree strongly with those who say President Obama has done nothing ("Choice is clear: Obama has to go," Sept. 7). The president approved the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, withdrew our troops from Iraq, and reversed the so-called...
  • Baltimore police form new advisory council on LGBT issues

    Baltimore police form new advisory council on LGBT issues
    Making good on a promise by Baltimore police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts after the severe beating of a gay East Baltimore man, the city Police Department announced Friday a special advisory council to help improve its relations with the lesbian, gay,...
  • Suspect in Christmas beating arrested, released

    Suspect in Christmas beating arrested, released
    Baltimore police have charged a man in the Christmas Day beating of Kenni Shaw, though it was not announced for several days as the city's gay community remained on edge amid fears of violence. Shaw says he was attacked because he is gay, though police...
  • Officials, activists rally against violence targeted at gays

    Officials, activists rally against violence targeted at gays
    Activists, public officials and residents gathered Saturday outside an east Baltimore liquor store — where a man was severely beaten on Christmas Day — to protest violent attacks on gay people Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts...
  • Gay Baltimore man, beaten on Christmas, believes attack was hate crime

    Gay Baltimore man, beaten on Christmas, believes attack was hate crime
    As the punches kept coming, landing across his face and head, Kenni Shaw tried to talk to his five attackers but couldn't get the words out. "I was pinned down by punches," Shaw said of the beating he received Christmas night, outside the East Baltimore...
  • Chris Bohjalian sets love amid horror

    Chris Bohjalian sets love amid horror
    Chris Bohjalian's novel "The Sandcastle Girls" has many traditional elements of compelling fiction — people with secrets, shocking plot twists, compulsively likable characters and a rich love story. It also describes the 1915 mass killing of...
  • UMBC dramatizes a 1998 murder and its aftermath

    UMBC dramatizes a 1998 murder and its aftermath
    When "The Laramie Project" was first staged in 2000, it was a joltingly topical theatrical treatment of a notorious recent hate crime. Sad to say, Moises Kaufman's play remains topical, as we're reminded by the confident student revival at the...
  • McDonald's employee fired after taping video of fight

    McDonald's employee fired after taping video of fight
    A Baltimore County McDonald's owner announced on Saturday afternoon that an employee who taped the violent beating of a customer — a video that went viral Friday — had been fired. "My first and foremost concern is with the victim,"...
  • Don't call it 'genocide'

    As a Turkic-American, I oppose efforts to secure a presidential proclamation designating April 24 as "Armenian genocide" day. Unlike many other tragedies and massacres, the Armenian allegations of Turkish genocide are hotly contested and have been...