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Barbera’s final term included First Amendment, lost pet, gangland slaying cases (access required)

Maryland’s top court ended its 2020-2021 session Tuesday having issued rulings upholding Baltimore’s billboard tax against a free-speech challenge, limiting the compensation available for a negligently killed pet over a heartfelt dissent for beloved dogs and rejecting the duress defense ...

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Baltimore gang members indicted in connection with dozens of shootings, many fatal (access required)

Federal prosecutors announced the indictment of 15 alleged members and associates of a Baltimore gang in connection with 18 killings, 27 attempted killings, witness intimidation and running street-level drug distribution “shops.”

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Senate passes omnibus crime bill; attention shifts to House (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate on Monday night passed omnibus, bipartisan anti-crime legislation that would provide enhanced penalties for gun crimes, broader wiretapping authority in firearms investigations, stiffer punishments for witness intimidation and greater funding for witness-relocation and community-based educational, vocational ...

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Md. Senate preliminarily approves omnibus anti-crime bill (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate on Thursday gave preliminary approval to omnibus anti-crime legislation that would provide enhanced penalties for gun crimes, broader wiretapping authority in firearms investigations, stiffer punishments for witness intimidation and greater funding for witness-relocation and community-based educational, ...

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JULIAN DOMINQUE FREEMAN v. STATE OF MARYLAND (access required)

The State presented evidence that appellant and members of a gang from Dover were involved in an early morning fight on the Ocean City boardwalk. The central issue at trial was whether appellant participated, along with other members of a Dover gang, in assaulting two victims.

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O’Malley notes need for improvements in jail

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley said Tuesday changes are needed that include a revamped process for hiring corrections officers after 13 female officers were among 25 people indicted in an alleged contraband-smuggling conspiracy at a Baltimore jail. O’Malley called allegations ...

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FBI names new leader for Baltimore field office

WASHINGTON — The FBI on Tuesday named a new leader for its Baltimore office, selecting the agency’s personal representative in Afghanistan. Stephen E. Vogt, who began his FBI career in Cleveland more than 20 years ago, was selected as the ...

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