| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:25 PM
When Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts appeared at a recent town hall, a woman stood to ask about police brutality, a touchy topic for both residents and officers. She said she worried for her young nephew, who was frequently stopped by police....
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Baltimore police named a new training director Friday, a move that follows two years of resignations, temporary appointments and a nearly fatal 2013 training accident that led the department to improve its safety guidelines.
Paul Banach, a 29-year law...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Democrat Douglas F. Gansler sharpened his public attacks against rival Anthony G. Brown, charging Wednesday that his chief political opponent "did absolutely nothing" during his tenure as lieutenant governor and failed at the two main tasks he was given....
| May 21, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said he wants police supervisors to evaluate whether to send officers to emergency calls at hospitals and mental health facilities, a move that brought concern from a major hospital system and the Maryland...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Without knowing all the facts, it's impossible to say whether police officers acted responsibly in the events leading up to the death of 19-year-old George V. King, who was reportedly struck repeatedly with a Taser by an officer seeking to help staff...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:48 AM
From the Baltimore Sun Op-Ed Page
Brian Griffiths writes that while Governor Martin O'Malley will talk about respecting human dignity, he and other Democrats refuse to respect the dignity of the unborn.
February Poll Now Open
The Red Maryland February...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Baltimore has no favorite son or daughter in this year's gubernatorial race, so the Democratic contenders — all Washington-area residents — are stepping up their efforts to persuade city voters to adopt them.
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Released after 44 years behind bars in the shooting death of a Baltimore police officer, former Black Panther leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway said in a radio interview Wednesday that he plans to dedicate the next stage of his life to community service....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Two of Maryland's top officials suggested Wednesday that they don't see a decision by the state's highest court guaranteeing poor people the right to state-appointed counsel at all bail hearings as being the final word on the matter.
Appearing on the...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Last Friday, I appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss marijuana policy. Also on the panel were state Sens. Jamie Raskin Bobby Zirkin (Democrats from Montgomery and Baltimore counties, respectively). You can listen to a podcast of the show by...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday rejected the idea of following the lead of Colorado and Washington by legalizing and regulating the sale and use of marijuana in Maryland.
In a radio interview on the Marc Steiner Show, O'Malley said he was open to...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Nelson Bernard Clifford has been tried in three separate rape cases in recent years. Each time, he was linked through DNA to the scene and his accuser said she had been bound, blindfolded and attacked.
And each time, the 35-year-old was acquitted...