| Apr 24, 2014
| 9:26 AM
There are about 7,000 people serving federal prison sentences for crimes related to crack cocaine who would not still be there if they had, instead, possessed or sold powder cocaine. That's the non-sensical and costly result of Congress' panic over the...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:10 PM
As a long-haired teen growing up in the 1960s, Jim McCullough had little clue what he wanted to do with his life, but two things did stir him: He hated the way some people in Laurel, his hometown, looked down on his African-American friends, and he...
| Jan 12, 2014
While mainstream Republicans and even some Democrats may accept Chris Christie's apology, our tea party group and others we have contacted do not ("'Stunned' Christie fires top adviser," Jan. 10). His claims that he didn't know about the politically...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The nation's top cop and principal visited Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore this week, but not for reasons you think.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Douglass to release federal...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 12:28 PM
The Baltimore Police Department has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to hire 10 new officers.
The city already has about 3,000 sworn officers — more per capita than many other large cities in the country ...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:23 AM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was right to tell the National Urban League last month that despite a Supreme Court ruling in July striking down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the Justice Department will still seek to block Texas and other...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:12 PM
— In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Attorney General Eric H. Holder's plan to reduce overcrowding in federal prisons by instructing federal prosecutors to stop invoking mandatory minimum sentences against low-level, nonviolent drug offenders was a welcome, if overdue, announcement. The...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder announced recently that the United States' practice of locking up so many of its citizens has to stop. News outlets almost uniformly reported that Mr. Holder was drastically limiting the application of mandatory minimum...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:10 PM
A federal judge reluctantly handed down what she called an "extremely severe and harsh" life sentence without parole Tuesday to a 47-year-old heroin dealer convicted of trafficking the drug from New York to Baltimore.
District Judge Catherine C. Blake...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Members of the Carroll County chapter of the NAACP joined tens of thousands Saturday at the National Mall - at the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial - in Washington to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington....