Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday endorsed Democrat Ben Jealous for Maryland governor — the latest in a series of high-profile Democrats backing the former NAACP president in his underdog campaign against Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered federal prosecutors to return to tough policies against drug abusers, ending a push by the Obama administration to clear prisons of lower-level criminals serving long, mandatory minimum sentences.
The DOJ report on Baltimore's policing practices isn't meant to improve law enforcement, but to mobilize a political base in an election year — the object also of former Attorney General Eric Holder's post-Ferguson speaking tour of the nation's large cities.
You might like to see the press ridiculed by Donald Trump or kept at arm's length by Hillary Clinton, but all of us lose when we are forced to vote with as little information as we have about these two elderly candidates.
As an ex-con, I was thrilled to witness Pope Francis take in an impromptu lunch with 90 inmates at a detention center in Poggiorale, Italy, last March. But as I gazed back home my elation disintegrated. I cannot picture a single American public servant having lunch with convicts or even ex-convicts for any reason other than publicity.
When Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch visited Baltimore in the aftermath of last month's anti-police riots, she made a point of meeting quietly with a dozen cops as they were going out to patrol the still-tense city.
WASHINGTON -- A former aide to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and speechwriter for Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. created a federal campaign account Monday to explore running for Maryland's open U.S. Senate seat.
While predictions of future criminality have thus far been made primarily through clinical assessments, often involving in-person interviews, the criminal justice system is turning to analytics to make these predictions. Under this actuarial approach, an individual's risk of recidivism is computed by aggregating the rates of recidivism for individuals possessing the same group characteristics. In the end, the advantages of risk-assessment tools and growing concerns about mass incarceration
Federal prosecutors brought fewer cases against drug offenders in 2014 and pursued mandatory-minimum sentences far less often, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Tuesday – signs of progress, he said, in his effort to reform drug sentencing and ease prison overcrowding.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake won praise from clergy and community leaders Friday after calling for a federal investigation into allegations of police brutality — a move that is all but certain to draw added scrutiny on City Hall. But careful observers noted the request from Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts came hours after another official — City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young — raised his hand to invite the U.S. Department of Justice in for
Citing "disturbing reports of police misconduct," City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young asked Department of Justice today to conduct a full review of the Baltimore Police Department's polices, procedures and practices. Baltimore police brutality
Fourteen months after he took his seat at the head of the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is being eyed for an even more prominent position in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet: As a successor to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
WASHINGTON -- Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin teamed up with an unlikely political ally on Tuesday -- Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky -- in pushing for federal legislation to allow millions of Americans with felony convictions to regain their right to vote.
A powerful judicial panel voted Friday to slash sentences for thousands of prison inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening severe punishments for federal drug crimes.