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  • Baltimore County judge orders defendant to wear 'stun cuff' during trial

    Baltimore County judge orders defendant to wear 'stun cuff' during trial
    A man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend in 2013 was unable to attend his own trial in Baltimore County Tuesday after he refused to wear a stun cuff. Jeffrey Matthew Shiflett, 35, charged with murdering Katie Hadel, 33, missed opening...
  • Yet another social bias: institution-based privilege [Commentary]

    Yet another social bias: institution-based privilege [Commentary]
    The commodification of American justice is nothing new. Those with means have always enjoyed better legal representation in the courts, presuming their wealth failed to shield them from arrest in the first place. Beyond wealth, sociological distinctions...
  • McCormick & Schmick's agrees to pay $1.3 million in race discrimination case

    McCormick & Schmick's agrees to pay $1.3 million in race discrimination case
    The owners of two popular restaurants in downtown Baltimore have agreed to pay $1.3 million and establish new hiring measures to settle a years-old lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against black applicants and employees. The U.S. Equal Employment...
  • Owner of Owings Mills X-ray company indicted in $7.5 million health care fraud

    Owner of Owings Mills X-ray company indicted in $7.5 million health care fraud
    The owner of an Owings Mills medical firm is accused of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of more than $7.5 million in a federal indictment unsealed Monday. Federal prosecutors say Alpha Diagnostics owner Rafael Chikvashvili, 67, of Baltimore created...
  • Violent arrest by Baltimore police officer caught on video

    Violent arrest by Baltimore police officer caught on video
    A South Baltimore man filed a lawsuit Monday against a city police officer, accusing the officer of punching him repeatedly during a June arrest — an incident that was captured on video. Kollin Truss and Officer Vincent E. Cosom argued a few...
  • When rap lyrics become evidence

    When rap lyrics become evidence
    Like many artists of his genre, East Baltimore rapper Young Moose uses his lyrics and music videos to depict the harsh reality of his surroundings, with images of men flashing guns, drugs and cash. But as his career seemed to be taking off this summer,...
  • NFLPA reps vote to approve new drug policy that includes HGH testing

    NFLPA reps vote to approve new drug policy that includes HGH testing
    The NFL Players Association Board of Representatives approved new revised policies for performance-enhancing drugs and substances of abuse, the players' union announced Friday night. That includes the implementation of testing for human growth...
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings salutes NFLPA for voting to approve HGH testing, new drug policy

    Rep. Elijah Cummings salutes NFLPA for voting to approve HGH testing, new drug policy
    Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings saluted the NFL Players Association for voting to approve a revised NFL drug policy that includes human growth hormone testing. The NFL Players Association Board of Representatives approved the latest proposal Friday...
  • Lawyers: Officer accused of killing dog was concerned about pregnant bite victim

    Lawyers: Officer accused of killing dog was concerned about pregnant bite victim
    Lawyers for a Baltimore police officer said he was legally authorized to kill a shar-pei in June and was acting to protect the unborn child of a woman the dog had bitten — an argument the bite victim said she was shocked to hear. Jeffrey Bolger,...
  • Former Gov. Hughes' grandson charged in heroin ring

    Former Gov. Hughes' grandson charged in heroin ring
    Former Gov. Harry Hughes' grandson has been charged with taking as much as $250,000 from his grandfather to support his heroin habit and for possessing and distributing drugs as part of a major trafficking ring on the Eastern Shore. Andrew Douglas White,...
  • Arson charge against volunteer firefighter dismissed

    Arson charge against volunteer firefighter dismissed
    A U.S. district judge has dismissed charges against a Baltimore County volunteer firefighter who was accused of deliberately setting a 2007 blaze in Halethorpe, accepting his lawyer's argument that the federal court did not have jurisdiction. Authorities...
  • Top court bans shocking judge from hearing cases

    Top court bans shocking judge from hearing cases
    The state's top court has banned retired Charles County judge Robert C. Nalley, who ordered a defendant be given an electric shock, from hearing cases, a judiciary spokeswoman said Wednesday. The Court of Appeals order, which went into effect Friday,...