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  • Vegetarian activists sue city officers, allege free speech violation

    Vegetarian activists sue city officers, allege free speech violation
    Vegetarian activists have sued in federal court two Baltimore police officers who forced them to stop leafleting at the Inner Harbor — the latest legal front after years of disputes over the constitutional rights of protesters in the city. A former...
  • Group calls for Taser moratorium

    Group calls for Taser moratorium
    A group including a legislator, a civil rights organization and two attorneys called for a moratorium on Baltimore police Taser use after a 19-year-old's death at a city hospital. George V. King, a Charles County foster youth living in a Baltimore...
  • 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...
  • Dividing up the casino winnings

    Dividing up the casino winnings
    Tens of billions of dollars have been wagered in the state's casinos since the state legalized slot machines and table games — spinning off funds for schools, the horse racing industry and local programs that have financed everything from paving and...
  • Looking Out: 'Walking while trans' isn't a crime, protesters say

    Looking Out: 'Walking while trans' isn't a crime, protesters say
    A rally is scheduled in the Charles North neighborhood of Baltimore on Friday night as part of a nationwide campaign to protest police profiling of transgender women. The event, "We Stand with Monica Jones," is named for a transgender woman and activist...
  • Appeals court clears Leopold to run for office again

    Appeals court clears Leopold to run for office again
    A Maryland appeals court upheld former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold's convictions of misconduct Wednesday but struck down a part of his sentence that prevents him from running for office while on probation. Leopold was found guilty in...
  • Prayer in the secular republic

    Returning from a religious service (let's omit the denomination), I described it to my college roommate, who asked, "Why do those people bother to be there? What's their purpose?" I answered, "I believe that their purpose is to mean well."  I have the...
  • Isolated confinement [Editorial]

    Isolated confinement  [Editorial]
    In January, Rick Raemisch was brought shackled and handcuffed to a state penitentiary in Colorado and deposited in a 13-by-17-foot cell with nothing in it except a bed, toilet and sink screwed to the floor. His restraints were removed, the door slammed...
  • Lawmakers poised to outlaw shackling of pregnant inmates

    Lawmakers poised to outlaw shackling of pregnant inmates
    Maryland lawmakers are poised to outlaw the shackling of pregnant inmates. The proposed law would make it illegal to shackle incarcerated women while they are in labor, delivery and recovering from giving birth. While legislative analysts said most...