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  • Blacks arrested nearly twice as much as whites for pot in Harford

    Blacks arrested nearly twice as much as whites for pot in Harford
    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...
  • Open Society Institute's social justice laboratory in Baltimore turns 15

    Open Society Institute's social justice laboratory in Baltimore turns 15
    On the field next to Northeast Middle School, young refugees Abhishek Yonghang and Ahmed Osman kicked a soccer ball around, each grateful for the common connection as they adjust to a new life far from their former homes in Nepal and Somalia. Three...
  • Macklemore wants to recruit you for the ACLU

    Macklemore wants to recruit you for the ACLU
    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...
  • Legal marijuana is the next step [Letter]

    Legal marijuana is the next step [Letter]
    When the majority of Maryland voters wanted gay marriage legalized, it was passed by the legislature, and it was done. Survived a referendum, too. When it was discovered that the death penalty was racially biased, it was eradicated at the behest of...
  • Cardin proposes criminalizing 'revenge porn'

    Cardin proposes criminalizing 'revenge porn'
    Del. Jon Cardin wants to make "revenge porn" a felony that could result in a five-year prison term for posting compromising pictures of an ex-lover on the Internet The Baltimore County Democrat plans to release details of his new bill Wednesday. If...
  • 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,...
  • City Council members push to crack down on panhandling

    City Council members push to crack down on panhandling
    Asking for money near Baltimore restaurants, shops or parking meters would be outlawed under legislation some City Council members say is needed to make residents and visitors feel safer. The proposal, which heads to the full council for its...
  • VA discriminates against sexual trauma victims, advocates say

    VA discriminates against sexual trauma victims, advocates say
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is approving claims for post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from military sexual assault or harassment at rates that are "significantly lower" than those for PTSD from combat and other causes, advocacy groups said...
  • Film to document Crownsville Hospital's history

    Film to document Crownsville Hospital's history
    For years, R. Todd Stevens drove by the old Crownsville Hospital Center and wondered about the closed psychiatric facility. The hospital shut down in 2004, two years before Stevens moved just a couple miles down the road. He was surprised to learn the...
  • Small 'Women in Black' group got big change in Baltimore

    Small 'Women in Black' group got big change in Baltimore
    Most days, only a few women joined Betsy Cunningham's "Women in Black" anti-war protests. Sometimes she was all alone. Through heat, rain and snow, she and her black-clad companions stood silently on the corner of Pratt and Light streets near Baltimore's...