Archive for 'Justice'

Victims of Labor Trafficking, Often Invisible, Lured by Dreams of Better Life

Victims of Labor Trafficking, Often Invisible, Lured by Dreams of Better Life

Labor trafficking can be found in sweatshops, on farms, in restaurants and nail salons, on construction crews and custodial staffs and in American households

Baltimore Says Trafficking a Big Problem but Charges Against Traffickers Almost Always Dropped

Baltimore Says Trafficking a Big Problem but Charges Against Traffickers Almost Always Dropped

Baltimore has become a hub for human trafficking because of its interstate highways and proximity to major airports, city and state officials say.

General Assembly Enacted Three New Laws to Fight Human Trafficking

General Assembly Enacted Three New Laws to Fight Human Trafficking

All received widespread support in both chambers and have been signed into law by Gov. Larry Hogan.

Bill to Increase Human Trafficking Penalty in Maryland Dies in Committee

Bill to Increase Human Trafficking Penalty in Maryland Dies in Committee

Maryland has some of the lightest penalties in the nation for human trafficking of adults, which police officers and advocates say draws traffickers into the state.

Paratransit Riders Frustrated, MTA Under Scrutiny

Paratransit Riders Frustrated, MTA Under Scrutiny

Maryland Transit Administration's paratransit service Mobility is working to make changes to serve customers and national standards

Midwest Teenager Trusted a ‘Cute’ Man; She Ended Up Trafficked in a Towson Hotel Room

Midwest Teenager Trusted a ‘Cute’ Man; She Ended Up Trafficked in a Towson Hotel Room

The man entered her life as she was looking for a way to support her 2-year-old son.

Langley Park Residents Say Brothels Operate in Plain Sight Yet Elude Police

Langley Park Residents Say Brothels Operate in Plain Sight Yet Elude Police

law enforcement officials have said they’ve had trouble catching traffickers there, citing the language barrier, elusive perpetrators and scared victims.

Human Trafficking Hidden in Dozens of Maryland Communities While Authorities Struggle to Fight It

Human Trafficking Hidden in Dozens of Maryland Communities While Authorities Struggle to Fight It

Behind closed doors, its victims -- runaways, single mothers, immigrants, addicts -- do what they’re told in unimaginable conditions.

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.