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  • 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...
  • Helping former inmates re-enter society

     Helping former inmates re-enter society
    The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has shown leadership and courage in its commitment to supporting positive transitions for individuals re-entering the Baltimore City community from incarceration ("Closing prison's...
  • Arundel texting crash highlights concerns with manslaughter law

    Arundel texting crash highlights concerns with manslaughter law
    One witness attests in police reports to seeing Elizabeth Meyers texting on her phone as she pulled into traffic on Route 3 in Gambrills. Cellphone records, according to authorities, show a phone call and three text messages between Meyers and her...
  • Use technology to prevent cellphone-related crashes

     Use technology to prevent cellphone-related crashes
    The front-page article by Pamela Wood about the prosecution of a young girl whose alleged texting while driving caused a fatal accident highlights a major failure by our elected leaders ("Crash fatality case could be Arundel first," Oct. 14). The...
  • A minimum of reform

    A minimum of reform
    Attorney General Eric Holder announced recently that the United States' practice of locking up so many of its citizens has to stop. News outlets almost uniformly reported that Mr. Holder was drastically limiting the application of mandatory minimum...
  • Maryland prison official reassigned after guard is stabbed

    Maryland prison official reassigned after guard is stabbed
    The security chief at a maximum-security prison in Western Maryland was removed from the job after senior-level staff failed to notify a guard of threats against him before he was stabbed by an inmate. The move followed Friday's announcement that a top...
  • Virginia man caught at airport customs on Maryland arson charges

    Virginia man caught at airport customs on Maryland arson charges
    A 24-year-old Virginia man who fled the country earlier this year after being charged with arson in Maryland was arrested on Tuesday at Washington Dulles International Airport, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Jose Mejia Pineda had an...
  • Bernstein attracts second challenger in State's Attorney race

    Bernstein attracts second challenger in State's Attorney race
    Defense attorney Russell A. Neverdon Sr. plans to run to become Baltimore's top prosecutor, and will use a streamed video Wednesday and press conference next week to kick off his bid. Incumbent Gregg L. Bernstein has already announced that he intends to...
  • Heroin dealer gets mandatory term of life without parole

    Heroin dealer gets mandatory term of life without parole
    A federal judge reluctantly handed down what she called an "extremely severe and harsh" life sentence without parole Tuesday to a 47-year-old heroin dealer convicted of trafficking the drug from New York to Baltimore. District Judge Catherine C. Blake...
  • Police involved shooting Saturday was fourth in Harford since October

    Police involved shooting Saturday was fourth in Harford since October
    Saturday's fatal police involved shooting north of Bel Air was the fourth such incident in Harford County dating back to October in which a law enforcement officer discharged a firearm. Seth Beckman, 19, of Bel Air, Beckman was shot by a Harford...