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Nov 28, 2016

Workplace coach urges lawyers to advocate for themselves

Lawyers should zealously advocate for themselves heads news summary including potential war-crimes trial for Assad, going undercover to investigate hate crimes and Elian Gonzalez lauds Castro.

Sep 19, 2012

Molotov cocktails blamed for Baltimore fires

Baltimore police say Molotov cocktails are to blame for fires that injured more than a half-dozen people. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Molotov cocktails were found in a garden-style apartment building and a nearby northeast Baltimore residence on Wednesday morning. He says fires at the two buildings injured about seven or eight people, though none […]

Sep 13, 2011

Teen gets 5 years in attack on transgender woman

TOWSON — A Baltimore County judge sentenced a 19-year-old woman to five years in prison Tuesday for her role in the beating of a transgender woman inside a McDonald’s restaurant, an attack that attracted national attention when it was captured on video and posted online. Teonna Brown, who pleaded guilty last month to first-degree assault […]

Aug 4, 2011

Teen pleads guilty in videotaped beating of transgender woman at McDonald’s

TOWSON — A woman whose beating of a transgender woman at a McDonald’s near Baltimore was captured on video has pleaded guilty to the attack. Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger says 19-year-old Teonna Brown pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of first-degree assault and one count of a hate crime. Video of Brown’s beating […]

May 16, 2011

Hate crime charges in McDonald’s beating

TOWSON — A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted two teens in a beating of a transgender woman at a McDonald’s restaurant that was caught on video. The indictment returned Monday charges Teonna Brown with assault and hate crime in the attack on Chrissy Lee Polis at the restaurant last month. She is also charged […]

Nov 30, 2009

Monday law blog round-up

Happy Monday and welcome back! Was a man shot in Mount Vernon the victim of a hate crime? HT: Baltimore Crime. Who would buy meat from a van, anyway? Letting 300 people out of pre-trial lockup every month would save $10 million a year? Page Croyder is skeptical. Under 10 percent of drug offenders have […]

Jan 28, 2008

The cultural significance of the noose

Jim Downs, an assistant professor of history at Connecticut College, has an interesting essay posted today on the History News Network’s Web site about the cultural significance of the noose. He mentions the noose-hanging incident last year at the University of Maryland’s Nyumburu Cultural Center in College Park — also the impetus for a hate […]

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