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The mayhem in Boston the week of April 15 was a reminder of how an American city can be paralyzed by a homemade bomb. The same kinds of improvised explosive devices that menaced U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan can easily be deployed by freelance...
To work for Fireworks Extravaganza, a job applicant needs a clean record and the ability to pass a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives background check. That's one reason Wells Berni, a local representative of the New Jersey-based...
In Baltimore, authorities are finding that if they can't solve a robbery, the next best thing may be to set one up. Five men - at least three who police say are members of the Black Guerilla Family - were indicted last week in federal court on...
Tags: Anthony W. Batts, Theft, Drug Trafficking, Prosecution, FBI
A common refrain of those who object to new gun control laws is that authorities could do much to keep firearms out of the wrong hands and reduce violence by simply enforcing the laws that are already on the books. In the case of gun trafficking, this...
Tags: Firearms, Personal Weapon Control, Laws, Gun Control, Assault
When reporters asked Baltimore police and state agencies where the guns used in city crimes came from, no one could provide specific information. "I can tell you that the vast majority, 95 percent plus, are committed with illegal guns," Baltimore police...
Responding to gun control loopholes that have proved vexing for police in Maryland and elsewhere, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will introduce bipartisan legislation Tuesday to impose tougher penalties for people who traffic guns across state borders or buy...
Baltimore County Circuit Judge Robert E. Cahill Jr. said Thursday that he will rule next week on whether Robert W. Gladden Jr., the teenager accused in the Perry Hall High School shooting, will be tried as an adult or a juvenile. In a separate court...
Baltimore police have two men in custody after seizing 29 stolen handguns Tuesday morning. Around 2:30 a.m. Monday, two men allegedly broke into an outdoor supply store in Saxton, Pa. by crashing into it with a vehicle, then stole multiple handguns. They...
Tags: Firearms, Theft, Baltimore Police Department
For critics of gun control, Maryland, and particularly Baltimore, are proof of the pointlessness and even dangerousness of seeking to make legal access to firearms more difficult. Maryland has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation,...
Tags: Personal Weapon Control, Firearms, Laws, Gun Control, Assault
Maryland has some of the toughest gun laws in the country — and Baltimore's are even stricter — yet the city continues to struggle with rampant gun violence as thousands of criminals gain access to firearms. And for supporters and opponents...
The death of Aaliyah Boyer, a 10-year-old struck down in Cecil County, and the shooting of Laurie Eberhardt, a grandmother hit by gunfire in Florida, share the same perplexing challenge for prosecutors and investigators. Both were watching fireworks on...
Aaliyah Boyer had hoped to watch the New Year's ball drop on TV, but when she learned she had missed the stroke of midnight by 32 seconds, she returned to the front yard with her friends to watch her neighbors light fireworks. Nearby, someone...
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