Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to sign about 200 bills, including measures the General Assembly passed to reform the University of Maryland Medical System board of directors, allow the private Johns Hopkins University to create a police force, and establish a Maryland Freedom of the Press Day.
Among nearly 200 bills Gov. Larry Hogan has signed into law, Maryland will honor journalists with "Freedom of the Press Day" on June 28. That's the anniversary of a shooting at The Capital newspaper in Annapolis that killed five employees. Maryland has 23 other commemorative periods.
The final two teens who were charged with hate crimes in the Glenelg High School graffiti incident that included racial epithets and swastikas being scrawled on the school’s grounds were sentenced Thursday to weekends in the Howard County Detention Center.
Local prosecutors will continue to pursue hate-crime charges in the fatal stabbing of a black Army lieutenant at the University of Maryland at the state level, after the FBI decided not to pursue charges at the federal level.
The fourth and final Howard County teen charged with hate crimes after spray-painting racial epithets and swastikas at Glenelg High School last May is being recommended to serve weekends in jail under a plea deal announced Wednesday.
While treating crimes as narratives can contribute significantly to our understanding of why some crimes happen, doing so can also lead to false assumptions and unfortunate reactions about the perpetrators.
Police and school officials in Howard County have identified a student involved in drawing a swastika and a phallic symbol in the snow at Howard High School over the weekend, according to Howard County police.
An Army veteran from Baltimore accused of fatally stabbing a black man with a sword in Times Square in 2017 told a Manhattan judge Friday he intends to plead guilty — but not while he’s taking pain medication for his broken foot.
A Howard County Circuit Court judge has denied a request by attorneys for two local teens to drop hate crime-related charges on the basis that racial slurs and swastikas found scrawled on Glenelg High School grounds in May were constitutionally protected free speech.
Attorneys representing two of the former Glenelg High School students who were arrested and charged with hate crimes in May are challenging the top charges on first amendment grounds as a defense strategy.
An attorney for one of the four former Glenelg High School students arrested and charged with hate crimes has requested more time to present his client’s case after filing a motions to dismiss the top charges.
An attorney for one of the four former Glenelg High School students charged with hate crimes after racial epithets and swastikas were found scrawled on the school’s grounds in May told a judge Monday he needs more time to study new information.
Lawyers representing the former University of Maryland student charged with fatally stabbing a black student on the College Park campus last year have asked the court to dismiss a hate-crime charge, saying it violates the First Amendment.
Amid a rash of hate incidents, officials in Anne Arundel County are scrambling to address the problem — with plans to submit legislation, change school curriculum and improve prosecution of hate crimes.
Federal and state officials are launching reviews of hate crime laws and reporting practices after a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh and the rise of anti-Jewish incidents here in Maryland. They're searching for what more can be done to stop a surge of anti-Semitism in the United States.
Jews across the United States, including in the Baltimore region, have gathered in solidarity to decry acts of anti-Semitism after 11 Jews were killed during a shooting inside a Pittsburgh synagogue. The Baltimore Sun built a database to show how hate crimes have been on the rise.
Maryland law enforcement agencies received 398 reports of hate or bias last year, an increase of 35 percent from 2016 — and a pace of more than one report a day. The state’s experience echoes a national increase in reported hate crimes, reversing a long, gradual decline.
After two of its members were allegedly assaulted by men shouting anti-Semitic slurs, Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi will be the primary organizer for the event TU Combats Hate on Sept. 13 at Towson University.
Joshua Shaffer and Seth Taylor, two of the four Glenelg High School students charged with hate crimes after swastikas and racial epithets were found on the school’s property in late May appeared in Howard County Circuit Court this week.