| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:08 AM
The investiture of Yolanda L. Curtin on Friday afternoon to the bench of the Harford County Circuit Court turned a tide in the county. Curtin will forever be an integral part of the history of Harford County.
Formerly an administrative law judge for the...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Trayvon Martin's tragic death has rekindled pervasive concerns about race in the United States. It has stimulated discussion of disturbing social trends, including the profiling of black and Latino men and racial bias in law, policing and the courts.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Matthew D. Green made a name for himself as the rare cryptography professor who will explain and critique the U.S. government's most controversial surveillance capabilities in layman's terms and unencumbered by a government security clearance or...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:00 AM
With city leaders pushing to impose earlier curfews on Baltimore's youth, civil liberties advocates and researchers say such measures don't deter crime and truancy and lead to police targeting children from poorer areas.
And though Police Commissioner...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:05 PM
It's a piece of history that many in Maryland want to forget: an underfunded, overcrowded, state-run mental hospital where African-American patients lived in squalid conditions, were given few helpful treatments and were made the subjects of experiments...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley says he is concerned that Baltimore has stalled in its efforts to reduce crime, emphasizing that arrest rates have continued to fall as declines in violence have leveled off.
The governor has brought up the connection between the two...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I have been a life-long student of history, but there's something about the sudden recognition that injustices occurred at the now-defunct mental health hospital in Crownsville that is disturbing ("State pledges to examine patient treatment history at...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:18 PM
It's become painfully clear that criminal behavior, substance abuse and mental health problems have certain links that lead to plenty of social ills.
Over indulgence in alcohol resulting from one or another kind of mental anguish can result in offenses...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Love him or hate him, there's no denying Macklemore is a high-profile, staunchly spoken advocate for the LGBT community.
His straight-penned gay-rights anthem "Same Love" has brought attention to the same-sex marriage fight, and he's used his fame to...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has scheduled a series of public meetings on the implementation of a stormwater fee, while at the same time the County Council is considering an amendment to the fee that would essentially exempt all nonprofit...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Blacks are almost two times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession in Harford County than whites, according to a study by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.
Maryland has the highest arrest rates for marijuana of any state...
| 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...