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  • Ruppersberger to propose ending NSA's bulk data collection

    Ruppersberger to propose ending NSA's bulk data collection
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top-ranking Democrat on intelligence issues in the House, is proposing to end the bulk collection of telephone data by the National Security Agency -- scaling back a program at the center of the controversy...
  • Leave Ginsburg alone [Editorial]

    Leave Ginsburg alone  [Editorial]
    Last Saturday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrated her 81st birthday, and shortly thereafter she got her customary "gift" — a public call for her to retire from the bench. She couldn't have been too surprised by the unsolicited...
  • Aguilar images released this week show proliferation of 'Little Brother' surveillance

    Aguilar images released this week show proliferation of 'Little Brother' surveillance
    He was captured on video using an ATM in Beltsville, later at a McDonald's in Burtonsville and then arriving in a taxi at The Mall in Columbia on Jan. 25. Nineteen-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar also left another tip for investigators by uploading a...
  • New city police policy says public has right to film officers

    New city police policy says public has right to film officers
    The Baltimore Police Department has instituted a new policy that prohibits officers from stopping people from taping or photographing police actions, the agency said Wednesday. The new rules were unveiled as the city agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a...
  • Ruppersberger calls for an end to NSA's phone data collection

    Ruppersberger calls for an end to NSA's phone data collection
    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, is proposing to end the bulk collection of telephone data by the National Security Agency — the program at the center of the controversy over the reach of...
  • Ruppersberger bill would end NSA bulk telephone data collection

    Ruppersberger bill would end NSA bulk telephone data collection
    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, plans to introduce bipartisan legislation Tuesday that would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone and email data — the...
  • Building safe and just communities [Commentary]

    Building safe and just communities [Commentary]
    Marylanders are ready for an open and serious discussion about our state's laws pertaining to the possession of small amounts of marijuana. As currently constructed and enforced, these laws are costly, ineffective and racially biased, and they result in a...
  • News of the future [Commentary]

    News of the future [Commentary]
    A 36-inch blizzard in the Mid-Atlantic was cited by Harvard Professor and former Vice President Al Gore as yet further proof of global warming. "The colder it gets, the more we should worry," commented Professor Gore, shortly before leaving on his private...
  • Md. shifts on marijuana

    Md. shifts on marijuana
    State officials may be struggling to develop a program that would allow sufferers of certain painful, chronic conditions to use marijuana under the auspices of clinical research, but it's clear that Maryland voters are way out ahead of them in their views...
  • 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...
  • Senator proposes more tracking for asset forfeiture cases

    Senator proposes more tracking for asset forfeiture cases
    Police in Maryland have broad powers to take money, cars and houses they suspect of being linked to crimes, but a Republican state senator wants them to keep better track of assets they seize. Sen. Christopher B. Shank, who represents parts of Washington...
  • 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...