Montgomery County residents complain of excessive racing and exhaust noise

Street racing and excessive exhaust noise in the D.C. area continues to increase. The Montgomery County Police Department and Maryland State Police have not been successful in finding ways to combat it.  Neighbors are demanding action.

Activists call for change in how police respond to mental health crisis incidents in Montgomery County

Gaithersburg, MD-  The Silver Spring Justice Coalition and the family of Ryan Leroux are demanding for change in how police respond to mental health crisis incidents. Leroux was shot and killed in July by Montgomery County Police officers after they…

‘Wrong’ Md. crime data highlights inconsistent statistics

A reporting inaccuracy from a Maryland county police department has revealed broader examples of inconsistent crime data, from the FBI to the Maryland State Police to local jurisdictions.

Md. police use DNA tool to identify the dead, find suspects

A recently developed DNA tool has already led to a murder charge in Maryland. Police think it will be useful in investigations to come.

Md. lawmakers want to increase sanctions for murder-for-hire

Maryland prosecutors will be able to go after the crime of solicitation to murder – no matter how long after the act, and for a felony – if a bipartisan bill passes.

Bill could make blocking a four-way intersection illegal

Vehicles that enter an intersection but fail to cross it once the light turns red would be subject to a ticket and fine under a “don’t block the box” bill sponsored by Delegate Al Carr, D-Montgomery.

U.S. Justice Department Issues Letters Supporting Citizens Recording Police Officers

The Department of Justice issued two letters to Maryland courts supporting constitutional rights of citizens recording police officers in their official capacities.

Maryland Gang Laws Lacking, Officials Say

Although a new tool in the federal government’s fight against the violent gang MS-13 may help curb the growing problem in Maryland, local officials say state laws aren’t so effective.

Sniper Attack Players Reflect 10 Years Later

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the “Beltway sniper” shootings that left every citizen worried they could be a potential victim, and was what one reporter said was “in some ways, the scariest thing this country has seen outside of an organized terror attack.”