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The only people who should fear having their DNA collected are those thinking about committing a crimeLike columnist Dan Rodricks, I have no problem at all with collecting the DNA and the fingerprints of everyone ("DNA: Why wait for an arrest?" May 3). The only people who should disagree are those who intend to commit some kind of crime. Since I have...
Dan Rodricks, whose essays I admire, is entitled to be wrong once in awhile ("DNA: Why wait for an arrest?" May 3). His willingness to subject everyone to DNA testing for use in solving future crimes is a concept very much in tune with George Orwell's...
No one likes to get stuck with a needle. But it's the only way doctors can get blood to test for diabetes, anemia and numerous other health problems. Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing say there is a much less invasive and...
Maryland authorities have stopped collecting DNA samples from suspects arrested on violent crime and burglary charges after the state's highest court ruled the crime fighting tool that has helped solve dozens of cold cases unconstitutional. On Friday,...
The Baltimore County Police Department announced Friday that, in the wake of a Maryland Court of Appeals opinion, it will discontinue collection of DNA samples at the time of arrest from suspects charged with certain violent crimes. But in a press...
The criminal defense lawyers make the fair and typical plea for the "right to privacy" on behalf of the violent suspects they represent, but they ignore that the victim of a crime, be it an individual, a store or whatever, has not only lost their...
The case of a former Columbia resident accused of killing his twin brother four-and-a-half years ago ended in a mistrial early Thursday evening. Wael Ali, 24, had been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Wasel Ali, who was 19...
Tags: Ellicott City, Murder, Lawyers, Human Body, Prosecution
The woman who along with her husband were held up at gunpoint last weekend in South Baltimore was positive she had identified the correct suspects. But after one proved, with the help of video surveillance, that he was in a restaurant at the time,...
Two men accused of robbing a couple who were walking home from a Federal Hill restaurant last weekend have been freed from jail and cleared of all charges by prosecutors, who acknowledge it was a case of mistaken identification. One victim said she would...
Tags: Judges, Burger King, College Sports, Police Arrests, Criminals
Since 1973, at least 140 people have walked off our nation's death rows after new evidence revealed that they were sentenced to die for crimes they did not commit. That's more than one innocent person exonerated for every 10 who's been executed....
The Baltimore Police Department is taking steps to begin videotaping interrogations in its most serious criminal investigations — a long-resisted move that is being adopted by an increasing number of Maryland law-enforcement agencies. The...
Tags: Executive Branch, Laws, Government, Abusive Behavior, Punishment
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