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  • On 'stop and frisk,' Batts in 'strong agreement' with ACLU

    On 'stop and frisk,' Batts in 'strong agreement' with ACLU
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday he is in "strong agreement" with concerns raised by the ACLU over how his agency tracks its officers' interactions with citizens. The civil liberties group released department data that showed...
  • Vouchers: an escape for few — at the expense of many [Letter]

    Vouchers: an escape for few — at the expense of many  [Letter]
    Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. apparently just doesn't get it. He wants the NAACP ("An open letter to the NAACP," Nov. 17) to support government funding of a few young people so they can escape their communities like the Arbutus he used to call home. Some of us...
  • Business convention for the socially conscious gathers in Baltimore

    Business convention for the socially conscious gathers in Baltimore
    The CEO of New Belgium Brewing Co., a vice president of Etsy, an NAACP officer and even an Indian mystic found themselves in the same place this weekend in Baltimore: the convention of a socially conscious business organization. Social Venture Network,...
  • Anne Arundel fire chief touts plan to focus on diversity

    Anne Arundel fire chief touts plan to focus on diversity
    After being criticized for having a nearly all-white recruit class this summer, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department unveiled this week a new plan for improving diversity in hiring. Officials say the department's recruitment plan includes several...
  • LGBT community must engage in fight over voting rights

    LGBT community must engage in fight over voting rights
    There was much to celebrate when the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last month. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its allies have worked long and hard to end discrimination based on sexual orientation,...
  • Justice and liberal agendas served

    Justice and liberal agendas served
    The Sun's recent editorial regarding the acquittal of George Zimmerman ("No justice," July 16) ranks up there with the one years ago where you railed on about the problem with the death penalty without once mentioning a victim or victim's family. Anyone...
  • Howard County Council needs to consider history of Rosa Bonheur [Letter]

    What is Rosa Bonheur? It is a unique, historic cemetery, established in 1935, off of Route 1 in Elkridge. Rosa Bonheur is named after the world renowned 19th-century French painter, Rosalie Bonheur, a lover of lover and painter of animals. Her works...
  • Susa Kessler

    Susa Kessler
    Susa Kessler, a retired World Bank analyst who had fled Nazi Germany as a child, died of breast cancer complications Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Canton resident was 88. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, she was the daughter of Dr. Caesar Hirsch,...
  • Obama did blacks a disservice by playing the race card in the Trayvon Martin case

    Obama did blacks a disservice by playing the race card in the Trayvon Martin case
    Does anyone besides me get irritated at the hypocrisy and race-baiting that is made worse by articles like the one penned by Auset Marion Lewis ("A river of tears for all the Trayvons," July 16)? It belonged in a bad romance novel instead of a...
  • Supreme Court opens the door for discrimination

    Supreme Court opens the door for discrimination
    In theory, the Supreme Court's evisceration of the Voting Rights Act sounds perfectly reasonable, even restrained. The majority opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, does not eliminate the possibility that the government could require some...
  • Gansler's gaffe

    Gansler's gaffe
    We have the first gaffe of the 2014 governor's race, and it's a doozy. The Washington Post reported Tuesday on a speech Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler gave to a roomful of volunteers for his nascent gubernatorial campaign in which he suggested that...
  • Annapolis elections officials defer decision on alderman's candidacy

    Annapolis elections officials defer decision on alderman's candidacy
    Annapolis elections officials are expected to decide Friday whether Alderman Kenneth Kirby meets requirements to run for re-election this fall. Kirby's residency has been questioned by some residents, and members of the Board of Supervisors of...