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  • Family watched, helpless, as gang took their son

    Family watched, helpless, as gang took their son
    Barbara Poindexter saw the death of her son coming. She likens it to watching her mother's health deteriorate. In her son's case, death followed a slow and agonizing descent into gangs and criminal activity. "When my mother came to the end, I was...
  • Nuts and bolts of jury duty from the other side of the bench [Commentary]

    This is a report from juror No. 26. I was recently summoned to jury service for the first time in my life. While I have presided over 518 jury trials, this was my first time on the other side of the bench. They start early — 7:30 a.m. There is a...
  • Both political sides praise drug changes

    — In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
  • Maryland court goes soft on criminals

    Maryland court goes soft on criminals
    Where do I begin? The Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled that the state's mandatory five-year, no parole sentence for gun possession by certain convicted felons cannot stand ("Court voids gun penalty," July 12). As the article noted, "The Court of...
  • An injustice corrected

    An injustice corrected
    Today, judges instruct juries in criminal cases that they must presume the defendant is innocent and must hold the state to its burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. These are the fundamental rules of our criminal justice system. Before...
  • Parsing bumper stickers

    As I was driving to work today, I found myself behind a fellow motorist, another middle-aged white guy with eyeglasses, both of us driving General Motors products. His Lumina displayed his allegiances with bumper stickers, two of which caught my eye: "I...
  • Holder's empty words on prisoners

    Holder's empty words on prisoners
    So U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. is going to let out elderly prisoners who were supposed to be serving life sentences for capital crimes such as murder ("U.S. plans drugs shift," Aug. 12). I guess we were snookered again when we traded capital...
  • Baltimore police investigating another street robbery

    Baltimore police investigating another street robbery
    A woman was robbed Thursday morning in North Baltimore one block away from a mugging that took place the day before, continuing a trend of recent street robberies that worry police. Sometime after 8 a.m., three men described as being in their early...
  • Thieves nab copper wire, equipment from Verizon; reward offered

    Thieves nab copper wire, equipment from Verizon; reward offered
    After a recent spree of thefts targeting $300,000 worth of copper wire and equipment from its facilities throughout the state, Verizon is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the thieves. Thieves have taken copper wire...
  • Manager of Bluestone Restaurant in Timonium robbed at gunpoint

    The Bluestone Restaurant in Timonium was robbed early Sunday morning when an armed man forced the manager to open the safe, Baltimore County Police said Monday. According to police, the manager was the last person in the building located at the...
  • Harford Sheriff's Office to conduct sobriety checkpoint over holiday weekend

    The Harford County Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint over the Labor Day weekend. The checkpoint, part of a continued crackdown on drunk driving, will take place during the late evening hours of Saturday, Aug. 31, and continue into...
  • A tablet in every cell: Gansler's conversation starter

    A tablet in every cell: Gansler's conversation starter
    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler raised quite a few eyebrows recently when he suggested that inmates in the state's prisons be given tablet computers to help them further their educations, search for job opportunities online and keep in touch with...