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  • Mayor says she won't wave 'Schmoke flag of legalization' for marijuana

    Mayor says she won't wave 'Schmoke flag of legalization' for marijuana
    As some Maryland lawmakers rally for marijuana legalization, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will not be among them. The mayor on Wednesday spoke out against legalizing the drug, saying she does not endorse efforts by a previous mayor, Kurt...
  • McIntosh adds powerful voice to legal marijuana movement

    McIntosh adds powerful voice to legal marijuana movement
    Baltimore Del. Maggie McIntosh joined the chorus of powerful legislators supporting legalized marijuana in Maryland. In a Friday email to supporters, McIntosh identified the legalizing pot as one of four "the biggest, most important issues" facing the...
  • Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis

    Supporters of legal marijuana launch drive in Annapolis
    Advocates of legalizing marijuana launched their effort Thursday to change the law in Maryland, calling the war on drugs a failure and pointing to growing public support for their cause. A handful of Maryland lawmakers hope to push the state in the...
  • Columbia mall shooting witnesses recall terror, uncertainty

    Columbia mall shooting witnesses recall terror, uncertainty
    David Roberts was finishing up a customer's haircut Saturday at the Cavallaro & Co. salon on the second floor of The Mall in Columbia when he heard the first shot. He looked at another employee, wondering whether they should be concerned. "When we heard...
  • Leopold and county attorneys seek dismissal of dossier lawsuit

    Leopold and county attorneys seek dismissal of dossier lawsuit
    Attorneys for Anne Arundel County and former County Executive John R. Leopold urged a judge Monday to throw out a lawsuit claiming the former executive improperly ordered police to compile "dossiers" on political rivals. Leopold, a Republican,...
  • Don't leave charter schools behind [Commentary]

    Don't leave charter schools behind [Commentary]
    The people of Baltimore care about inequity. We think about what is fair and right, and together, we have come up with some great solutions to some of the disparities we see in our city. The Baltimore Education Coalition, the ACLU, Baltimoreans United...
  • Camera-shy police [Editorial]

    Camera-shy police  [Editorial]
    Say what you will about the abilities of the Baltimore area's law enforcement community, but they sure know how to star in a viral video. The latest is a Baltimore County auxiliary police sergeant who gave an exceedingly hard time to a 21-year-old college...
  • Judge dismisses case against county, and Leopold, in 'dossier' lawsuit

    Judge dismisses case against county, and Leopold, in 'dossier' lawsuit
    An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge ruled Friday against the ACLU and several individuals who alleged former County Executive John R. Leopold and the police kept files on them in violation of public information laws. Eleven individuals —...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • City to pay $250,000 to man who claims police deleted video of an arrest

    City to pay $250,000 to man who claims police deleted video of an arrest
    Baltimore is set to pay $250,000 to a man who says police seized his cellphone and deleted the video of an arrest at the Preakness Stakes in 2010, according a settlement proposal that will be presented to the city's spending panel this month. Police...
  • Jake's law [Editorial]

    Jake's law  [Editorial]
    If you're in an accident in which someone is injured or killed and police suspect you've been drinking, you're certain to be asked to take a Breathalyzer test or perform a field sobriety check. But if under similar circumstances authorities believe the...