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  • Lawyers for officer accused of killing dog ask Bernstein to reconsider case

    Lawyers for officer accused of killing dog ask Bernstein to reconsider case
    Attorneys for a Baltimore police officer accused of slitting the throat of a shar-pei in June took the rare step Wednesday of writing an outside-the-court letter directly to Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein, asking him to drop the case....
  • Lawyer training Maryland public defenders among MacArthur grant winners

    Lawyer training Maryland public defenders among MacArthur grant winners
    A law professor who is teaching Maryland's public defenders to better serve their poor clients amid "crushing" caseloads is among the winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants. As founder of the Atlanta-based organization Gideon's...
  • Bad cops and videotape [Editorial]

    Bad cops and videotape  [Editorial]
    The suspension of a Baltimore City police officer this week after a videotape surfaced showing him violently assaulting a citizen in June appears to confirm what has become a depressing pattern: A brutal attack that should have merited a swift response...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New video, outcry lead Ravens to cut Rice

    New video, outcry lead Ravens to cut Rice
    A newly circulated video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee drew heightened and widespread outrage Monday, prompting the Ravens to fire the player whose dazzling runs on the field and anti-bullying efforts off it had endeared him to Ravens...
  • WaPo series looks at cash seized by police during car stops

    This week, the Washington Post is running a series on how police work to seize cash during car stops without a warrant or making an arrest -- and data compiled by the paper suggests Baltimore City and Baltimore County police are among the biggest...
  • Finally, outrage over Rice assault [Commentary]

    Finally, outrage over Rice assault [Commentary]
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Baltimore Ravens have been taking a great deal of heat for their lenient treatment of running back Ray Rice for punching his then fiancée (now wife) in February 2014. Now, with the video of the actual assault...