Archive for 'Justice'

Nationwide Blue Alert System Would Help Catch Criminals Who Harm Cops

Nationwide Blue Alert System Would Help Catch Criminals Who Harm Cops

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives, including Sen. Ben Cardin, argued Tuesday for a national alert system to widely distribute information when police officers are in danger, saying it could save lives.

Maryland Undocumented Immigrant Awaits Government Action

Maryland Undocumented Immigrant Awaits Government Action

As he stood outside the White House last November, Miguel A. Guzman listened with bated breath as President Barack Obama announced immigration policy changes that would protect an estimated 4.4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation and allow Guzman to legally stay in the U.S. with his wife and two young children.

Bills Would Require More Transparency, Accountability From Maryland Law Officers

Bills Would Require More Transparency, Accountability From Maryland Law Officers

Bills Would Strengthen Review Process for Misconduct, Introduce Body Cameras

Atheist Groups Upset with Two Articles in Maryland’s Constitution

Atheist Groups Upset with Two Articles in Maryland’s Constitution

Maryland's Constitution contains two articles that atheists groups find offensive because they discriminate against atheists. Although the articles were struck down by the Supreme Court in the 1960's, Greg Lipper of Americans United for Separation of Church & State said it's the principle of the thing.

Civil Forfeiture Reform Bill Passes Maryland House

Civil Forfeiture Reform Bill Passes Maryland House

Bill Would Allow People to Reclaim Seized Property More Easily

Domestic Violence, Juvenile Detention and Cyber Stalking Bills at Forefront of Maryland Judiciary Committee Hearing

Domestic Violence, Juvenile Detention and Cyber Stalking Bills at Forefront of Maryland Judiciary Committee Hearing

Domestic violence legislation led the way Friday afternoon at a Maryland House Judiciary Committee hearing that also included measures on juvenile justice and cyber stalking laws.

Prince George’s County Celebrates Anti-Truancy Pilot Program

Prince George’s County Celebrates Anti-Truancy Pilot Program

Student attendance is a big problem at many schools in Prince George's County but a new initiative is helping to turn that problem around

Amid Controversy, D.C. Marijuana Law Goes Into Effect

Amid Controversy, D.C. Marijuana Law Goes Into Effect

Initiative 71 makes it legal for anyone over 21 in Washington, D.C. to possess up to two ounces of marijuana and to grow up to six marijuana plants in their homes. The marijuana must be consumed on private property and cannot be sold, but rather must be traded or shared.

Local Rabbi Barry Fruendel Pleads Guilty to 52 Counts of Voyeurism

Local Rabbi Barry Fruendel Pleads Guilty to 52 Counts of Voyeurism

Local rabbi and college instructor Rabbi Barry Freundel plead guilty to 52 misdemeanor charges of voyeurism after being charged with filming women as they undressed in preparation for ritual baths at the Kesher Israel Synagogue in Washington.

Tracking, Recording, Detecting: Trio of Data-Gathering Measures Presented at House Economic Matters Hearing

Tracking, Recording, Detecting: Trio of Data-Gathering Measures Presented at House Economic Matters Hearing

A trio of bills on snooping dominated the agenda at a Maryland House Economic Matters Committee hearing Wednesday.