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  • First, We Need To Understand Guns And Gun Violence Better

    A revealing thing happened in the grief-filled days that followed the massacre of helpless children and their teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Virtually every conversation about gun control, about any possible remedy for gun...
  • Jury selection begins for George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin case

    Jury selection begins for George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin case
    The trial of George Zimmerman began Monday with the laborious process of picking a jury that will decide the fate of the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American...
  • George Zimmerman trial: 11 more prospective jurors are interviewed

    George Zimmerman trial: 11 more prospective jurors are interviewed
    The second day of jury selection in the George Zimmerman trial in Sanford, Fla., picked up steam on Tuesday as lawyers continued to explore the attitudes and politics of those who may decide the fate of the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with...
  • Six Months After Sandy Hook, Gun Safety Issue Hasn't Gone Away

    Six months ago, on a December day that was a bit on the warm side, a deranged young man killed his mother and then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, where he killed 20 small children and six women before taking his own life. The massacre...
  • NFL's new security policy severely limits what fans can carry into stadiums

    Dolphins fans will to have to pack lighter for games this fall, as the NFL has installed a new policy that will limit the size of bags that fans can bring into stadiums. According to the NFL, fans will only bring in bags smaller than 12" x 6" x 12", and...
  • O'Malley and Maynard are doing a good job cleaning up corruption at the city jail

    O'Malley and Maynard are doing a good job cleaning up corruption at the city jail
    Since 1993, I have had the opportunity to visit hundreds of prisons, jails, juvenile facilities and community corrections facilities as the executive director of the American Correctional Association. Having served more than 19 years in the Arlington...
  • White House pushes gun safety, but it means little without Congress

    White House pushes gun safety, but it means little without Congress
    WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to announce Tuesday that it has improved gun safety in the country by chipping away at 21 of 23 items on an executive to-do list issued in January. But the progress report will also highlight steps that Congress has...
  • Maryland man gets name removed from sex offender list

    Maryland man gets name removed from sex offender list
    A man has succeeded in forcing the state to remove his name from its sex offender database after years of litigation, prompting advocates for more-forgiving sex offender laws to lobby for hundreds of others with similar circumstances to get off the...
  • Women guarding men

    Part of the reason the Baltimore City Detention Center corruption scandal has gotten so much attention is the salaciousness of the allegations. The inmate charged as the kingpin of the corruption ring is accused of impregnating no fewer than four...
  • Marijuana decriminalization: Proceed with caution

    Marijuana decriminalization: Proceed with caution
    A recent ACLU study that found disparate enforcement of marijuana laws in Maryland and throughout the nation raises important and difficult questions about how we use our resources to combat crime, generally, and the possession and sale of marijuana,...
  • Prison releases pose no danger, experts testified

    Prison releases pose no danger, experts testified
    Early prison releases of the kind ordered by a federal court panel pose no threat to public safety, according to experts who testified on the matter the last time it came up in California. In those 2009 hearings, five experts on crime, punishment and...