In Washington, indigenous peoples march against injustices

WASHINGTON – Amid clouds of ceremonial smudging smoke, hundreds gathered Friday for the first Indigenous Peoples March to raise awareness of injustices affecting native people worldwide and focused on missing or murdered Native American women. Organized by the Indigenous Peoples…

Family not satisfied with verdicts in Paraguay murder of Maryland native

WASHINGTON — Nearly three years after 16-year-old Maryland native Luis Alejandro “Alex” Villamayor was killed in Paraguay, a defendant on Tuesday was found guilty of his murder and a second defendant was found guilty of obstructing the investigation. René Hofstetter,…

State delegate works to make streets safer following grandson’s murder

There were 342 homicides in Baltimore last year. Among the victims, the grandson of Baltimore City Delegate Talmadge Branch. Branch is sponsoring legislation to try and expand a violence prevention program already operating in the city in the hopes of saving the lives of others

Maryland lawmakers address rising Baltimore City crime

Baltimore City’s mayor and police commissioner joined with other officials and members of the public in a marathon hearing before state lawmakers who are looking for suggestions on how to curb the city’s growing violence.

In Maryland, efforts to streamline exonerations stymied

By Eleanor Mueller Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Sabein Burgess wasted no time trying to prove his innocence. Convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in June 1995, the then-24-year-old waited just 10 days after his trial before…

Serial’s Syed Hearing Ends, Judge’s Final Decision Unknown

Sixteen years after being convicted, the subject of the popular podcast is granted a post-conviction hearing in hopes of getting a new trial.

Van Hollen: Nation Must Adopt Maryland’s Gun Laws to Lower Homicides

Lawmakers want other states to emulate Maryland’s gun laws

Bill Would Remove Governor from Decision-Making on Parole for Lifers

About 2,100 People Serving Life Sentences in State are Eligible for Parole

Maryland Graduate Student Kills Roommate in Murder-Suicide

A University of Maryland graduate student shot two other students before killing himself at their house in College Park.

Death Penalty Protest, Rally Supports Governor’s Repeal Legislation

Murder victims’ families want life in prison without parole.