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  • O'Malley signs 'Jake's Law,' marijuana decriminalization

    O'Malley signs 'Jake's Law,' marijuana decriminalization
    Of the nearly 150 bills Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Monday morning, one bore the name of a 5-year-old boy from South Baltimore who died in 2011 after a distracted driver chatting on his cellphone plowed into the back of Jake Owen's family car...
  • The New Yorker examines BGF scandal at the Baltimore jail

    The New Yorker examines BGF scandal at the Baltimore jail
    It's almost a year since federal authorities announced that Tavon White and the Black Guerrilla Family gang had corrupted the Baltimore City Detention Center from the inside out, and this week's New Yorker magazine has an expansive look at the case....
  • Isolated confinement and mental illness [Letter]

    Isolated confinement and mental illness [Letter]
    Thanks for your recent editorial highlighting attempts by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Maryland and our partner organizations to pass legislation in this year's General Assembly that would require an independent investigation of the use of...
  • Isolated confinement [Editorial]

    Isolated confinement  [Editorial]
    In January, Rick Raemisch was brought shackled and handcuffed to a state penitentiary in Colorado and deposited in a 13-by-17-foot cell with nothing in it except a bed, toilet and sink screwed to the floor. His restraints were removed, the door slammed...
  • Like many prisoners, police shooting suspect was out early

    Like many prisoners, police shooting suspect was out early
    After Gregg Thomas pleaded guilty in 2004 to killing a teenager, a Baltimore judge ordered him to serve 15 years in prison. He was out in less than 10, and by last week he had been charged in the shooting ambush of off-duty Baltimore Police Sgt. Keith...
  • Defendant dies after suffering medical problems in court

    Defendant dies after suffering medical problems in court
    A 29-year-old man in custody on a charge of attempted robbery died in a nearby hospital after suffering a medical problem in a Baltimore courtroom Wednesday, the state corrections department confirmed. Medics took Ronnie A. Adams Jr. to Mercy Medical...
  • Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market

    Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market
    The pill peddlers were busy on Eutaw Street. Up and down the sidewalk they shuffled, hawking a variety of goods — methadone, the anxiety drug Xanax and other prescription medications — in a street code repeated over and over. "Bukes and...
  • Illinois fugitive from Aberdeen held on Harford charges

    An Aberdeen man, who appeared in District Court for a bail review Monday on Harford County theft charges, is also wanted as a fugitive from Illinois, court officials said. Kendall Echols, 19, appeared before District Court Judge Victor K. Butanis via...
  • Man arrested after shooting incident near Aberdeen Thursday night

    A man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault in connection with an incident near Aberdeen late Thursday night that involved shots being fired, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. Anthony Tyrone Lucas, 28, who has no fixed...
  • Despite fugitive warrant, Bel Air man freed from jail after judge reinstates his bond

    Despite fugitive warrant, Bel Air man freed from jail after judge reinstates his bond
    A Bel Air man facing theft charges in two Maryland counties and in Pennsylvania was freed from jail Friday after a prosecutor couldn't convince a judge to hold him as a fugitive and flight risk. Harford County District Court Judge Mimi Cooper said she...
  • After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans

    After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans
    Christian Rojas has a plan. The Iraq War veteran wants to get his paralegal certificate. Then, he figures, he'll go into business for himself, helping people write their wills and file motions in court. He dreams of earning a law degree eventually and...
  • Havre de Grace teen accused of sexually abusing young girl

    A Havre de Grace teenager has been charged as an adult with allegedly sexually abusing a young girl in an incident dating to last November. Derek A. Shepard, 16, admitted to multiple acts with the victim, according to charging documents. He has been...