| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:36 PM
A judicial panel voted Friday to slash prison time for thousands of inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening the severe punishments for federal drug crimes.
If the step by the U.S. Sentencing Commission...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Back when Robert Ehrlich was governor of Maryland, I was interviewing men newly committed to state prison and suspected of gang affiliations. After years in denial, Maryland was just beginning to realize that gangs were very active behind the walls. Among...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Four youths who were stopped by Harford County sheriff's deputies a short distance from where the front door of an Edgewood apartment was shot up last week are suspected of being associated with a gang, according to a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:29 PM
The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report:
Lakiea Williams, 25, of the 1500 block of Mitchell Lane, was arrested last Wednesday on a Baltimore City warrant charging him with first- and second-degree assault and...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Cristie Kahler has been named the chief spokesperson of the Harford County Sheriff's Office effective July 1, when the current spokesman Edward Hopkins assumes his new role as chief deputy.
Kahler, 36, has been working with Hopkins for 16 months and...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:41 AM
When Democrat Douglas F. Gansler stopped by a Baltimore sports bar recently, the ex-convict behind the bar struck up a conversation. It's a tough road, the worker told Gansler, to get any job.
"I'm trying to turn my life around," he said. "I've got a...
| May 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A surveillance camera near the East Baltimore murder scene spied a group from the Black Guerrilla Family gathered to congratulate a gang member on a job well done — a long-time rival was dead and a prior killing avenged.
Henry Mills had been a BGF...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Drugs continue to be Harford County's biggest crime-related problem, and legalizing any of them would only make things worse, Harford County Sheriff Jesse Bane said earlier this week.
Bane told the County Council at a budget review session Tuesday...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:24 PM
A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center received a 30-month prison term Tuesday for her role in a wide-ranging drug smuggling plot hatched by members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang.
Katrina Laprade, 32, pleaded guilty to a...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:04 AM
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...