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  • O'Malley notes fewer arrests, persistent violence in Baltimore

     O'Malley notes fewer arrests, persistent violence in Baltimore
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is concerned that Baltimore has stalled in its efforts to reduce crime, emphasizing that arrest rates have continued to fall as declines in violence have leveled off. The governor has brought up the connection between the two...
  • What happened at Crownsville was a disgrace, but dredging up the past won't solve today's problems

     What happened at Crownsville was a disgrace, but dredging up the past won't solve today's problems
    I have been a life-long student of history, but there's something about the sudden recognition that injustices occurred at the now-defunct mental health hospital in Crownsville that is disturbing ("State pledges to examine patient treatment history at...
  • Stormwater fee debate continues flowing in Arundel

    Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has scheduled a series of public meetings on the implementation of a stormwater fee, while at the same time the County Council is considering an amendment to the fee that would essentially exempt all nonprofit...
  • ACLU says license plate readers violate drivers' privacy

    ACLU says license plate readers violate drivers' privacy
    The American Civil Liberties Union says police are violating drivers' rights with license plate scanners that can be used to track their whereabouts with little oversight on how such data is used or stored. The ACLU on Wednesday announced the results...
  • Spying on motorists

    Spying on motorists
    Americans are increasingly resigned to the fact that huge government and corporate bureaucracies can gather vast amounts of information about us without our knowledge or consent. Recent reports of the massive telephone and email data collection programs...
  • Supreme Court to consider prayer at government meetings

    Supreme Court to consider prayer at government meetings
    Whether the Carroll County commissioners meet to discuss zoning, the budget or other local issues, they start the same way — with prayer. Commissioners take turns offering the prayer, often invoking God or Jesus. All five commissioners stand, as...
  • Both political sides praise drug changes

    — 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...
  • Task force calls for Arundel police to disband executive protection unit

    Task force calls for Arundel police to disband executive protection unit
    The Anne Arundel County Police Department should disband the executive protection unit that became entangled in the scandal that landed former County Executive John R. Leopold in jail, a task force recommended Monday. The county should create a unit...
  • Minimal reform on mandatory sentencing

    Minimal reform on mandatory sentencing
    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...
  • Diversion, not mass incarceration, will reduce crime

    If the state of Maryland is serious about reducing crime, we need to be more proactive about preventive programs and seriously consider diversion programs for our youth. The recent ACLU report on arrests for marijuana possession and The Sun's June 8...
  • Goodness, what a blessing

    Goodness, what a blessing
    Half a century ago this Wednesday, as a bright sun climbed the sky above downtown Washington, Douglas B. Sands, then 29, stood a few hundred feet from the Lincoln Memorial and looked out over the National Mall in wonder. It was 8:30 in the morning on...
  • Correctness isn't enough

    Let me take from its velvet box once more a treasured sentence from my tenure at The Baltimore Sun to see what it can tell us about journalism as she is practiced.  This is the sentence, the opening paragraph of a news story:  Women’s rights...