| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:11 AM
The gap between rates for black and white people arrested on marijuana possession charges widened significantly in the past decade, according to Maryland data released by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Meredith Curtis, a spokeswoman for the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:10 PM
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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:29 AM
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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:24 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 7:04 PM
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...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:23 PM
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,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:49 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Drivers suspected of causing serious accidents in Maryland while distracted by a cellphone would be required to give police certain information from that phone under a pair of bills currently filed in Annapolis.
The bills also would make distracted...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:45 AM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:23 PM
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 —...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 11:20 AM
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...