Jonathan Rapping
In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, criminal lawyer Jonathan Rapping, the president and founder of Gideon's Promise, poses for a portrait in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Maryland OPD adviser among 2014 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ winners

A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."