Cynthia Lifson, left, legislative counsel for the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, and Dorothy Lennig, director of the House of Ruth Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, testified in Annapolis in support of a bill that would criminalize stalking or harassing behavior that causes severe emotional distress. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Domestic violence advocates applaud bill to broaden stalking statute (access required)

Repeated calls, emails, packages and even showing up at someone’s home or work may be insufficient to get a stalking conviction in Maryland. For domestic violence advocates, the fact that these behaviors are not seen as criminal in the eyes of the law is frustrating. “It’s really awful and really scary,” said Dorothy Lennig, director of the ...

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