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  • Feds seek to seize boat, expensive cars in heroin case

    Feds seek to seize boat, expensive cars in heroin case
    Federal prosecutors are moving to seize a boat and exotic cars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in a heroin case with targets that include a man convicted in the case that put the Black Guerrilla Family gang on the Baltimore map. Authorities are...
  • ACLU poll finds growing support for legalizing pot

    ACLU poll finds growing support for legalizing pot
    A new poll commissioned in part by the American Civil Liberties Union found growing support in Maryland for both decriminalizing marijuana and legalizing it outright. Two-thirds of residents surveyed supported eliminating jail time for marijuana...
  • O'Malley is wrong: More arrests mean more crime

    O'Malley is wrong: More arrests mean more crime
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has recently made the case for beefing up law enforcement to battle this year's rise in crime, including in an op-ed in The Sun. "So long as levels of enforcement continue to decline," he argued, "shootings and homicides will continue...
  • Police say indicted Towson attorney smuggled drugs into detention center

    Police say indicted Towson attorney smuggled drugs into detention center
    A longtime Towson-based defense attorney who represents accused drug dealers is being investigated for allegedly smuggling prescription pills to her clients inside the Baltimore County jail, police said. Elise Armacost, a county police spokeswoman, said...
  • Bel Air teen charged with attempted murder after fight

    Bel Air teen charged with attempted murder after fight
    A Bel Air teen is facing life in prison and is being held on $2 million bail after being charged with attempted murder and other crimes for allegedly cutting a man during a fight early Saturday morning in Bel Air. The details of the incident are unclear,...
  • Morales guilty in federal murder-for-hire case

    Morales guilty in federal murder-for-hire case
    A federal jury in Greenbelt convicted a Baltimore contractor on Wednesday of ordering the killing of a witness against him in a series of theft cases, rendering a swift verdict after a man wrongfully convicted of the death was cleared. Prosecutors said...
  • Two corrections officers plead guilty in BGF case

    Two corrections officers plead guilty in BGF case
    Two corrections officers at the Baltimore jail pleaded guilty this week to their part in a Black Guerrilla Family gang smuggling scheme, as remaining defendants in the case filed motions seeking to have evidence against them thrown out. Jasmine...
  • No. 2 in BGF at city jail pleads guilty in smuggling ring

    No. 2 in BGF at city jail pleads guilty in smuggling ring
    The second-in-command in the Black Guerrilla Family gang at the Baltimore jail pleaded guilty Thursday to his part in a drug smuggling operation, just hours after a corrections officer with whom he was sexually involved also admitted her role in court....
  • Board of Estimates OKs demolition of Main Street jail and environmental open contract

    Board of Estimates OKs demolition of Main Street jail and environmental open contract
    The old Main Street jailhouse, which once served as the primary jail for the county but has been empty since the early 1970s, will be torn down soon. At its meeting in Bel Air Thursday morning, the Harford County Board of Estimates awarded a $108,501.96...
  • Three men charged with damaging 87 vehicles in Arbutus

    Three men charged with damaging 87 vehicles in Arbutus
    Baltimore County Police arrested three men after 87 vehicles in Arbutus were vandalized early in the morning of Oct. 9. Tyler Westphal, an 18-year-old Arbutus resident; Elijah Kelly, a 19-year-old Manchester, Pa., resident; and Brady White, a 19-year-...
  • Maryland can do more to reduce recidivism

     Maryland can do more to reduce recidivism
    We applaud agency officials who have made prisoners' reentry to the community a priority by providing employment training and other services to them prior to release ("Closing prison's revolving door," Oct. 2). But Maryland could realize even lower...
  • Closing prison's revolving door

    Closing prison's revolving door
    During the last decade, the percentage of people released from Maryland's prisons who re-offend within three years has dropped by more than 11 points — and by 3 points in just the last year. Considering the cost to society of the revolving door...