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  • 'Orange Is the New Black' offers complex look at LGBT women

    'Orange Is the New Black' offers complex look at LGBT women
    "This isn't 'Oz'," a prison counselor says to Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling) early in the first episode of "Orange Is the New Black." The words are meant to reassure the heroine of Netflix's latest original series, a blond yuppie serving...
  • Local boxer Gervonta Davis says he's fighting 'to bring happiness back to Baltimore'

    Local boxer Gervonta Davis says he's fighting 'to bring happiness back to Baltimore'
    Gervonta Davis knows why the arrangement of balloons is tied to the light pole on the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and Mosher St. They're birthday balloons, commemorating a 21st birthday that never happened. "I know that dude. Me and him, we were...
  • Man who died in Baltimore police custody identified

    Man who died in Baltimore police custody identified
    The man who died in police custody Thursday night during a traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore was identified as a 44-year-old who was on parole and was once sentenced to two years in prison for resisting arrest. Police said Tyrone West suffered "medical...
  • Why hasn't Maryland's corrections chief been held accountable for the ongoing prison scandal?

    Why hasn't Maryland's corrections chief been held accountable for the ongoing prison scandal?
    Tavon White pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering for his role in the drug smuggling, cell phone smuggling and sex in the Baltimore detention center ("Gang leader Tavon White pleads guilty in jail scheme," Aug. 7). I am appalled that Maryland Gov....
  • Man convicted of stealing nearly $1.4M from city housing authority

    Man convicted of stealing nearly $1.4M from city housing authority
    An Upper Marlboro man was convicted Monday of orchestrating a scheme to steal nearly $1.4 million from the Baltimore Housing Authority, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Daren Kareem Gadsden, aka "D," was a designated landlord in the city's Section...
  • Huffington, convicted of murders in 1981, released from prison Monday

    Huffington, convicted of murders in 1981, released from prison Monday
    Shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, attorney Ryan Malone learned that his client John Norman Huffington became a free man after serving 32 years of two life sentences for a Harford County double murder. Malone, who is a member of the Ropes & Gray law firm of...
  • Five more convicted in Baltimore killings are set free

    Five more convicted in Baltimore killings are set free
    Five men found guilty of murder walked free Thursday from a Baltimore court after a series of emotional hearings that saw a man break down on the witness stand as he urged a judge not to release a prisoner convicted decades ago in the killing of his...
  • Man accused of Forest Hill burglary briefly escapes custody

    A man suspected in a Forest Hill burglary escaped the custody of Harford County sheriff's deputies early Saturday morning, after he was arrested on a warrant. Michael Brian Myers, with no fixed address, was arrested after the deputies found him in the...
  • Former security guard at GBMC sentenced in attempted rape

    Former security guard at GBMC sentenced in attempted rape
    A former security guard at Greater Baltimore Medical Center was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison for attempted rape after he burglarized a Towson apartment last year, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said Ricky Bostic, 44, broke into a residence...
  • Cardin stands up for rights

    Cardin stands up for rights
    This month's passage of a new U.S.-Russia trade law has done more than showcase Senator Ben Cardin's dedication to international human rights. By sending the shock to the Kremlin — that the U.S. values prosecuting rights abusers as much as it...
  • Diversion, not mass incarceration, will reduce crime

    If the state of Maryland is serious about reducing crime, we need to be more proactive about preventive programs and seriously consider diversion programs for our youth. The recent ACLU report on arrests for marijuana possession and The Sun's June 8...
  • Family member of murder victim upset by 'Writ of Actual Innocence' law [Letter]

    This letter was sent to Del. Samuel Rosenberg, a Democrat representing District 41-Baltimore, in the Maryland General Assembly. A copy was provided for publication. I am writing this email to you because you need to be aware, if not already, what your...