Archive for 'Justice'

Medical Marijuana Supporters Look for Change from Congress

Medical Marijuana Supporters Look for Change from Congress

The Senate passage of legislation allowing VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana use to their patients is a step in the right direction but medical marijuana supporters want to see a change in federal regulation.

What’s In A Name: The Washington Professional Football Team

What’s In A Name: The Washington Professional Football Team

What's in a name? A look at the Washington NFL team and the controversy surrounding its mascot.

Adnan Syed Has a Long Road in Appeals Process

Adnan Syed Has a Long Road in Appeals Process

We explain the 15 years of appeals by the man whose case was made famous by the podcast Serial.

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services screening initiatives across state reduce unnecessary detention

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services screening initiatives across state reduce unnecessary detention

Models such as the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and the Detention Risk Assessment Instrument aim to eliminate biases — such as race or hometown — when kids are screened for entry to the system.

Special Bridal Sale Results from Embezzler’s Conviction

Special Bridal Sale Results from Embezzler’s Conviction

The General Services Administration and the U.S. Marshals hosted a special bridal sale near BWI airport to help raise money for a non-profit organization in D.C.

DOUGLASS STATUE:  Frederick Douglass Square dedicated at University of Maryland

DOUGLASS STATUE: Frederick Douglass Square dedicated at University of Maryland

Frederick Douglass Square was officially dedicated at a ceremony that featured remarks by campus and community leaders as well as Douglass' own family. Some university students protested at the event, calling for a name change for the campus football stadium.

Maryland House Members Split on Restrictions Against Syrian Refugees

Maryland House Members Split on Restrictions Against Syrian Refugees

If passed, the bill would lead to comprehensive and time-consuming background checks on refugees from Syria, Iraq.

Youths From State Juvenile Facilities Participate In Contest At The Maryland Court Of Appeals

Youths From State Juvenile Facilities Participate In Contest At The Maryland Court Of Appeals

The Maryland Judiciary hosts an Oratorical Contest featuring juveniles from Department of Juvenile Justice facilities around the state.

Operation Homecoming aims to eliminate veteran homelessness in Montgomery County by 2016

Operation Homecoming aims to eliminate veteran homelessness in Montgomery County by 2016

The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless is on a mission:to house all homeless veterans identified in Montgomery County by the end of 2015.

Detained youth connect with Maryland adjutant general’s story

Detained youth connect with Maryland adjutant general’s story

Maj. Gen. Linda Singh addresses youth from the Department of Juvenile Services, motivating them to turn around their lives.