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  • Baltimore Councilman asks: Amid Zimmerman furor, what about local crime?

    Baltimore Councilman asks: Amid Zimmerman furor, what about local crime?
    Amid the local furor over the George Zimmerman acquittal - a protest outside Baltimore City Hall drew hundreds - one city councilman wonders if city residents are overlooking home-grown crime.  Away from the rally City Councilman Brandon Scott brought...
  • Preventing crime together

    Preventing crime together
    In recent years it has become popular to mock the concept of neighborhood watch. Last summer's Ben Stiller comedy, "The Watch," followed four inept suburban crime watchers as they attempted to save their neighborhood from an alien invasion. The showdown...
  • Republicans and race

    Republicans and race
    One of the main obstacle facing the Republican Party in the 2014, 2016 and thereafter will be its desire to turn back the clock to a time when the majority of citizens who could vote were white. Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. claims that "Tea party...
  • Councilman wants Baltimore to boycott Florida after Zimmerman trial

    Councilman wants Baltimore to boycott Florida after Zimmerman trial
    If Councilman Nick Mosby has his way, Baltimore government would boycott Florida-based businesses in protest to the state's stand-your-ground law after George Zimmerman's acquittal. Mosby intends to file a resolution on Monday to encourage city agencies...
  • Why we still march

    Why we still march
    Constance Baker Motley, the great civil rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, was not planning to attend the now-famous civil rights March on Washington 50 years ago this month. She was exhausted. As one of Martin Luther King's lawyers during...
  • Cable news mostly bad news in Day One of Trayvon Martin murder trial

    Cable news mostly bad news in Day One of Trayvon Martin murder trial
    Cable news was mostly bad news in Day One of the Trayvon Martin trial. Why am I not shocked that once again 24/7 cable news failed to rise to a big-news occasion loaded with powerful sociological implications? MSNBC promised fabulous live coverage...
  • Marylander of the Year finalists: Ben Jealous

    Marylander of the Year finalists: Ben Jealous
    Four years after taking the helm of the NAACP and ushering in a generational change for the nation’s oldest and most prominent civil rights organization, Ben Jealous arrived as a major force in American politics this year. At a time when restrictive...
  • Having 'more guns' on the street has one inevitable consequence [Commentary]

    Having 'more guns' on the street has one inevitable consequence [Commentary]
    During the recent gun rights rally in Bel Air that was sponsored by the Harford County Republican Central Committee, one likely candidate for sheriff next year uttered the ultimate sound bite. Jeff Gahler, a veteran state trooper whom one would...
  • After police custody death, Baltimore activist builds profile

    After police custody death, Baltimore activist builds profile
    Within an hour after an East Baltimore man died while in police custody, Cortly "C.D." Witherspoon got an urgent phone call from someone with connections to the family, asking for his help. The next day, Witherspoon, a 30-year-old clergyman and single...
  • Recorded jail phone calls provide valuable tool to prosecutors

    Recorded jail phone calls provide valuable tool to prosecutors
    When Kiheem Taylor was charged with kidnapping two teenagers at a Timonium light-rail station and raping one of them, prosecutors struggled with an all-too common problem — they didn't have enough solid evidence. But Taylor gave prosecutors a break...
  • Even Thomas Schaller would agree that statistics don't lie ("The myth of 'liberal media bias,'" March 6). Liberals make up only 20 percent of the electorate, yet they dominate the media. One only has to watch Judy Woodruff hyperventilate when speaking...
  • Peaceful march for Trayvon Martin met by heavy police presence

    Peaceful march for Trayvon Martin met by heavy police presence
    There were at least as many police officers as protesters in front of City Hall on Tuesday evening after a group of about 40 people walked there from the site of a planned youth jail in downtown Baltimore. "It's screwed up," said community activist Kim...