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  • Everybody suffers when officers act like they're above the law [Commentary]

    Everybody suffers when officers act like they're above the law [Commentary]
    Three years ago, I joined six of my friends in passing out vegetarian recipes and information at the Inner Harbor. Baltimore City Police officers ordered us to stop and demanded that we leave the property, under threat of arrest. So last week, we sued...
  • Council approves tough new curfew for city youths

    Council approves tough new curfew for city youths
    A tough new curfew forcing kids off the streets as early as 9 p.m. was approved Monday by the Baltimore City Council over objections it will place too much stress on the Police Department and lead to conflicts between youths and officers. The...
  • ACLU, youth advocacy groups ask city to halt new curfew

    ACLU, youth advocacy groups ask city to halt new curfew
    The American Civil Liberties Union and some advocacy groups urged the City Council on Thursday to scrap a tough youth curfew bill and instead implement a plan that calls for more social programs for young people. But Councilman Brandon Scott, lead...
  • Md. campaigns adopt national voter targeting techniques

    Md. campaigns adopt national voter targeting techniques
    When Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial campaign wanted to make sure that likely primary voters saw a video ad, his staff didn't rely solely on television stations to deliver the message. They also arranged for it to run on the computer screens of...
  • Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases

    Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases
    As prosecutors across Maryland wait for the new law that will remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana, they're taking a patchwork approach in the way they handle such cases. In some counties, including Harford and Carroll,...
  • A year after conviction, Leopold seeking a clean slate

    A year after conviction, Leopold seeking a clean slate
    Lawyers for John R. Leopold, the disgraced former Anne Arundel county executive, acknowledge his behavior was inappropriate. But they insist that's not a crime. His attorneys are scheduled to appear at the Court of Special Appeals on Wednesday to...
  • Few details released in fatal FBI shooting in Owings Mills

    Few details released in fatal FBI shooting in Owings Mills
    The FBI said Saturday three of its special agents were working with other law enforcement on a drug investigation when agents fatally shot a man Friday in Owings Mills, but declined to release key details about the circumstances of the incident. In a...
  • Former cop is 'linchpin' of campaign to legalize marijuana

    Former cop is 'linchpin' of campaign to legalize marijuana
    Not long after Neill Franklin stepped behind a lectern in Annapolis to argue for making marijuana legal, the retired law enforcement officer was fighting tears again. It happens all the time — whenever he pauses to think of the futility of the war...
  • Schools' disciplinary policies have been hijacked by leftists [Letter]

    The State Board of Education passed a new school discipline policy that will have far-reaching effects on every subdivision in Maryland. Your editorial in support of the new policy was both predictable and disheartening ("Keep them in class," Jan. 29)....
  • ACLU releases toolkit for protecting LGBT prisoners

    ACLU releases toolkit for protecting LGBT prisoners
    The American Civil Liberties Union released an online "toolkit" on Wednesday outlining ways local advocates can improve conditions for LGBT prisoners across the country. It also provides information on how LGBT prisoners can protect themselves. In its...
  • Immigration program aimed at criminals deports many with no record

    Immigration program aimed at criminals deports many with no record
    Maria Carmen's 6-year-old daughter last spent a morning at home with her father on a Wednesday in October before he went to work. On the way to his construction job, he was pulled over for speeding on Eastern Avenue — a routine traffic stop that...
  • Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement

    Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement
    An undocumented immigrant arrested in Prince George's County will spend 48 extra hours in jail at the request of immigration agents — regardless of the charge or the person's past criminal record. But the standard is different just across the line...