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James Brochin

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  • Counties skirt intent of state speed camera law

    Counties skirt intent of state speed camera law
    Federal Hill resident Sean O'Connor wants to fact-check the automated speed camera ticket that he got in Baltimore County. But he can't. "It is not precise enough," said O'Connor, 27, who got the ticket in September alleging he was traveling 47 mph on...
  • Congressional map draws tepid support, even opposition, from some Democrats

    Congressional map draws tepid support, even opposition, from some Democrats
    Gov. Martin O'Malley and the ruling Democrats in Annapolis worked hard to draw a new congressional map that could force a Western Maryland Republican from office. But the result is such a contorted tangle of districts that even some Democrats have...
  • MTA recording bus conversations to eavesdrop on trouble

    MTA recording bus conversations to eavesdrop on trouble
    A Maryland Transit Administration decision to record the conversations of bus drivers and passengers to investigate crimes, accidents and poor customer service has come under attack from privacy advocates and state lawmakers who say it may go too far....
  • Don't be duped: Vote no on Question 7

    There's a famous scene in Robert Penn Warren's political novel, "All the Kings Men," where Willie Stark delivers a fiery speech telling the people that they have been lied to and that the political establishment was counting on them being a bunch of...
  • Local governments, police resist speed camera changes

    Local governments, police resist speed camera changes
    Local governments and police on Wednesday attacked a sweeping proposal to change Maryland's speed camera law. During the first hearing on whether to revamp a law that has been lucrative for local governments but also has sparked concerns about fairness,...
  • Senate panel approves death penalty repeal, altered gun bill

    Senate panel approves death penalty repeal, altered gun bill
    The General Assembly took an important step toward repealing Maryland's death penalty Thursday night when a key committee, for the first time in decades, approved a bill to end capital punishment. The Senate Judicial Proceedings committee voted 6-5 to...
  • Senate votes to ban drunken sailing

    Senate votes to ban drunken sailing
    The Maryland Senate gave its answer to the old question of "what do you with a drunken sailor" by voting to bring people who operate sailboats while intoxicated under the same law as power boat operators. Senators voted 37-8 to add sail-only vessels...
  • General Assembly redistricting challenges argued at top court

    General Assembly redistricting challenges argued at top court
    Lawyers for the state defended Maryland's new General Assembly districts Wednesday, telling Maryland's highest judges that while the map may not please everyone, it's legal and proper. "Somebody can always draw a better map. That's not the issue,"...
  • Gay marriage has the votes to pass state Senate

    Gay marriage has the votes to pass state Senate
    A key senator announced his support for gay marriage legislation on Thursday, giving it enough votes to clear the upper chamber. The declaration by Sen. James C. Rosapepe came shortly after a Senate committee approved an amended version of the...
  • Editorial: Lawsuit appropriately targets redistricting crazy quilt

    They twist and they turn. They break up communities. They sprawl across jurisdictional boundaries. And, in something akin to cellular mitosis, one has been divided into two entities that are miles apart. "They" are the state legislative districts newly...
  • Downtown violence prevention initiative nets several arrests

    Downtown violence prevention initiative nets several arrests
    The extra police officers sent to the Inner Harbor and downtown to combat unruly youths and crime this past weekend recorded 40 arrests, including more than 10 for drug possession, and two handguns seized. It's a snapshot of crime covering a single,...