Archive for 'Justice'

DNA Evidence Brings Hope, Truth – But Only If Tested; Some Maryland Jurisdictions Slow to Report Findings

DNA Evidence Brings Hope, Truth – But Only If Tested; Some Maryland Jurisdictions Slow to Report Findings

DNA evidence can free a man from death row, but some local law enforcement agencies aren't following state rules on DNA evidence reporting.

Baltimore Orioles Play Game Without the Fans In the Wake of City Violence

Baltimore Orioles Play Game Without the Fans In the Wake of City Violence

BALTIMORE - Although the Orioles and Major League Baseball decided to close the gates at Oriole Park at Camden Yards to fans for Wednesday's game because of recent violence in the city, fans still gathered outside the ballpark.

In Freddie Gray’s Neighborhood, a Hard Place to Grow Up

In Freddie Gray’s Neighborhood, a Hard Place to Grow Up

Families in the West Baltimore neighborhood have one of the lowest median incomes in the city and almost a quarter of its residents were unemployed in 2013 -- three times the national average that year.

General Assembly’s Proposed Reforms Focus on Police Conduct, Drug Crime Sentencing

General Assembly’s Proposed Reforms Focus on Police Conduct, Drug Crime Sentencing

Hogan to Sign Body Camera Legislation, Spokeswoman Says

Maryland Congressional Leaders Express Grief, Outrage at Warren Weinstein’s Death

Maryland Congressional Leaders Express Grief, Outrage at Warren Weinstein’s Death

Maryland members of Congress expressed grief and outrage following President Barack Obama’s announcement Thursday that Warren Weinstein, an aid worker held hostage in Pakistan, was accidentally killed in a counterterrorism attack in January.

Justice Department to Investigate Death in Baltimore Police Custody

Justice Department to Investigate Death in Baltimore Police Custody

The Justice Department said Tuesday it will investigate the death of Freddie Gray after members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation sent the department a letter requesting an inquiry.

Maryland Law Changes Gun Buying Habits

Maryland Law Changes Gun Buying Habits

In the wake of the Sandy Hook mass shooting, Maryland lawmakers passed the Firearm Safety Act of 2013 that made it harder for people to buy handguns and banned the sale of 45 shotguns, rifles and semi-automatic rifles.

Laughs and Lawmaking on Maryland House Floor Tuesday

Laughs and Lawmaking on Maryland House Floor Tuesday

Maryland state delegates took part in playful April Fool’s Day fun on the House floor Tuesday, but also passed bills on subjects far from light.

Divorce Law in Maryland May Be Broadened

Divorce Law in Maryland May Be Broadened

Divorces in the state could happen more quickly, while protecting children and victims of domestic abuse.

Senate Passes Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Paraphernalia

Senate Passes Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Paraphernalia

After some discussion and two failed amendments, the Maryland Senate on Friday passed a bill decriminalizing the use or possession of marijuana paraphernalia.