Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, plans to introduce bipartisan legislation Tuesday that would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone and email records.
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, is proposing to end the bulk collection of telephone data by the National Security Agency — the program at the center of the controversy over the reach of government spying.
The Baltimore Police Department has instituted a new policy that prohibits officers from stopping people from taping or photographing police actions, the agency said Wednesday. The new rules were unveiled as the city agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who says police seized his cellphone and deleted the video of an arrest at the Preakness Stakes in 2010.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top-ranking Democrat on intelligence issues in the House, will propose ending the bulk of collection of telephone data by the National Security Agency -- scaling back a program at the center of the controversy over the reach of government spying.
Baltimore will pay $250,000 to a man who claims police seized his cellphone and deleted the video of an arrest at the Preakness in 2010, according a proposed settlement that will be presented to the city's spending panel later this month.
A judge ruled Friday against the ACLU and several individuals who claimed former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold and the police kept files on them in violation of public information laws.
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.
Advocates for immigrants who are being deported under a federal program called Secure Communities are pressing to change a patchwork of local law enforcement policies across the country that treat immigrants in some places differently than others.
More than 40 percent of immigrants deported from Maryland under a federal program called Secure Communities have no prior criminal record — a share that puts the state among the top five in the nation for such deportations, an analysis by The Baltimore Sun shows. By contrast, just 12 percent of immigrants deported from Texas under the program have no record.
One year ago, John R. Leopold stood before a court to answer allegations that he abused his power as county executive by ordering staffers and police officers to carry out personal and campaign tasks. Soon he'll be back in court, trying to get his conviction overturned on appeal.
There is a disparity in the funding model for city charter school buildings. Charter schools must pay for facility improvements from the operating funds they receive. But system schools will be allocated millions for capital improvements. And while charters that are located in public school buildings scheduled for renovation will benefit from those funds, nearly half of the city's charter school students will not because they attend classes in facilities that are neither public nor supported by
Attorneys for Anne Arundel County and former County Executive John R. Leopold urged a judge on Monday to throw out a lawsuit claiming he improperly ordered police to compile "dossiers" on his political rivals.
Maryland legislators will consider a package of laws to curb electronic surveillance by police, requiring a search warrant to use drones, email, cell phone towers or license plate readers to track people.
Frederick Douglass High School will host U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday, where the officials will make and announcement and discuss school discipline.