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  • Two men charged with abusing boys in same home on different days

    A second person has been arrested for allegedly abusing children at the same Aberdeen home where they were being cared for while their parents were at work. Christopher Brown, 21, of the 700 block of Custis Street in Aberdeen, was charged March 22 with...
  • Guantanamo detention center remains a stain on our national character

    Guantanamo detention center remains a stain on our national character
    Nearly 10 years ago, I reacted with horror and disdain as President George W. Bush gleefully took credit for extra-judicial killings and indefinite detention of suspected terrorists. I thought: "How could a president throw away the basic principle of...
  • Aberdeen man accused of stealing nearly $1 million worth of Swarovski crystal, other items

    An Aberdeen man has been charged with allegedly stealing almost $1 million worth of crystal figurines and other items from a Havre de Grace area woman. Farlie C. Mullins, 47, of the first block of West Aztec Street, is accused of stealing more than 50...
  • Abingdon man charged with rape

    An Abingdon man was charged Sunday with raping and threatening to stab a woman in Whiteford, according to court charging documents. The suspect and victim know each other. Bradley Barton Peeples, of the 3100 block of Laurel View Drive in Abingdon, was...
  • 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...
  • Maryland's troubled youth need treatment now

    Your recent editorial on the proposed expansion of the Silver Oak Academy juvenile resident treatment facility failed to address the immediate need for additional treatment beds for youthful offenders ("Backsliding at DJS," Jan. 7). Far from...
  • Maryland prison program saves money and lives

    Maryland prison program saves money and lives
    We have a great capacity for placing people into categories and minimizing their humanity. One such category is "felons" and another is "drug addicts." We can easily forget that men and women who have been convicted of crimes or are suffering from...
  • Gov. O'Malley supports life for murderers, not the unborn

    Gov. O'Malley supports life for murderers, not the unborn
    The Maryland legislature recently voted to abolish capital punishment in the state, making Maryland the sixth state in the last six years to eliminate the death penalty. The primary argument for repealing the law is that our justice system is...
  • Harford residents played major roles in Battle of Gettysburg

    Harford residents played major roles in Battle of Gettysburg
    In 2013, one can look online and see, via a live camera feed, the green fields of the Codori Farm outside Gettysburg, Pa. The only sound to be heard through the feed, which is provided through the http://www.earthcam.com website, is the whoosh of cars...
  • Have shootings gone up since the death penalty was abolished?

    Have shootings gone up since the death penalty was abolished?
    Forty people have been shot in Baltimore City, 16 fatally, within the span of 10 days — and summer is just beginning ("Deadly summer," June 30). Maybe it is just me, but doesn't it seem that the shootings have escalated since the death penalty was...
  • City jail grievance system broken, inmates, advocates say

    City jail grievance system broken, inmates, advocates say
    Suddenly and inexplicably one August night in 2011, the steel door of Steven Gabriel's jail cell at the Baltimore City Detention Center was unlocked and opened, according to documents he filed in state and federal court. Someone with a "flip-out pocket...
  • Woman to serve 25 years in shooting of teenager

    Woman to serve 25 years in shooting of teenager
    A Baltimore County woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison last week in the attempted murder of a 15-year-old boy shot in the back of the head in a Marriottsville field, according to state's sttorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan. Chiquita Sketers, 22, of...