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  • ACLU slams Baltimore Police over 'stop and frisk' name change

    The ACLU of Maryland is criticizing the Baltimore Police Department's decision to change the name of its "stop and frisk" procedures and said they receive regular complaints from citizens about such stops.  Last month, the ACLU filed a public records...
  • Governor's push for more arrests causing 'anxiety' in Baltimore, mayor says

    Governor's push for more arrests causing 'anxiety' in Baltimore, mayor says
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Gov. Martin O'Malley clashed publicly Wednesday over how to drive down crime in Baltimore, stoking a widening political debate after a violent summer in Maryland's largest city. The mayor flatly rejected the governor's...
  • Baltimore Police commissioner affirms rules on "stop and frisk"

    Baltimore Police commissioner affirms rules on "stop and frisk"
    Baltimore police officers will be retrained on when to use the controversial "stop-and-frisk" tactic, Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Thursday, after a civil liberties group criticized the department's decision to change the name of the tactic. "I...
  • Fight crime with secure buildings, more jail time

     Fight crime with secure buildings, more jail time
    After seeing the security tapes of the Navy Yard shooter in the hallways, it's hard to believe the building's surveillance cameras are not monitored in real time. Had this been the case, the shooter could have been stopped long before he killed so many....
  • ACLU poll finds growing support for legalizing pot

    ACLU poll finds growing support for legalizing pot
    A new poll commissioned in part by the American Civil Liberties Union found growing support in Maryland for both decriminalizing marijuana and legalizing it outright. Two-thirds of residents surveyed supported eliminating jail time for marijuana...
  • Fannie Lou Hamer Awards honor seven county women

    Fannie Lou Hamer Awards honor seven county women
    Seven Anne Arundel County women are being honored Sunday. Oct. 6, with the annual Fannie Lou Hamer Awards. Named for civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, the awards are given annually to women who honor Hamer's legacy with their community service. This...
  • Baltimore pays ACLU $100K, allows small protests without permit

    Baltimore pays ACLU $100K, allows small protests without permit
    Baltimore officials approved Wednesday a payment of nearly $100,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union to settle a longstanding federal lawsuit over protesters' rights in Baltimore. As part of the settlement, city officials agreed to loosen...
  • More pre-K? 'The devil's in how you do it'

    More pre-K? 'The devil's in how you do it'
    As a 4-year-old boy bounded to the electronic blackboard at Battle Grove Elementary School in Dundalk, Principal Jennifer Gounaris described the financial and logistic challenges she has overcome to open the pre-K classroom. The result, she said, was...
  • Poverty still hits the city hardest

    Just before the government shut down, the Census Bureau released updated income and poverty data that highlight the impact of the Great Recession and nascent recovery. Not surprisingly, poverty has increased across the board, in both cities and suburbs,...
  • Looking Out: Pa. county defies state's same-sex marriage ban

    Looking Out: Pa. county defies state's same-sex marriage ban
    The fight for marriage equality in Pennsylvania just got mighty interesting. Despite the Keystone State's ban on same-sex marriage, at least five same-sex couples were issued marriage licenses in a suburban Philadelphia county where local Register of...
  • Supreme Court to consider prayer at government meetings

    Supreme Court to consider prayer at government meetings
    Whether the Carroll County commissioners meet to discuss zoning, the budget or other local issues, they start the same way — with prayer. Commissioners take turns offering the prayer, often invoking God or Jesus. All five commissioners stand, as...
  • Both political sides praise drug changes

    — In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...