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  • Judicial presumption of guilt unfair to defendants [Commentary]

    Judicial presumption of guilt unfair to defendants [Commentary]
    The Baltimore Sun's recent article on a man charged, arrested and detained pending trial for a robbery that occurred while he was in jail on a different charge ("Man charged with street robbery that happened while he was in jail Aug. 14) highlights a serious and pervasive problem with the way pretrial release determinations are made in Maryland — namely that judges erroneously believe they are required to accept the prosecution's allegations as true for the purpose of determining whether to detain or release a defendant. The result has been fundamentally unfair pretrial release hearings and the unnecessary pretrial incarceration of countless people.
  • Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers [Editorial]

    Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers  [Editorial]
    The headline on the news release out of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation yesterday sounded pretty great: "Private Sector Gains 18,700 Jobs Over-the-Year." Read the body of the release, though, and you'll discover the actual...

    Veolia's track record raises concern over city water rates [Letter]

    Those protesting a potential water contract were right to take a stand ("Protesters question city water system study," Aug. 13). It's much better to preempt conversation about our city's water system than wait until a non-transparent contract has...

    Pole dancing on the O.C. boardwalk? No thanks

    Pole dancing on the O.C. boardwalk? No thanks
    Pole dancing got a toehold on Ocean City’s boardwalk over the weekend, and neither city officials nor area merchants seem too thrilled. Saturday night, an unidentified woman wearing a bikini set up a pole on the boardwalk and danced for onlookers....

    Mayor Rawlings-Blake reports $1,300 in gifts

    Mayor Rawlings-Blake reports $1,300 in gifts
    A daily diary, chocolate rainbow cake and a gift basket with skin care products were just some of the $1,300 in gifts Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake claimed on her 2013 ethics forms, according to a review of the filings. The most expensive of the 31...