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Maryland Republican lawmakers Tuesday unveiled a series of anti-crime proposals they hope will attract support from Gov. Wes Moore. (The Daily Record/Jack Hogan)
Nov 14, 2023

Maryland GOP seeks Moore’s support for public safety proposals

Maryland Republicans appeared hopeful that Gov. Wes Moore will consider their proposals for removing illegal guns and repeat violent offenders from communities.

Dec 22, 2022

Appeals court rebuffs liquor stores’ challenge to Baltimore zoning law

Maryland’s second-highest court rebuffed a challenge from more than 30 Baltimore liquor store owners who were forced to phase out their operations in residential neighborhoods.

Jan 15, 2019

New Md. red-flag law is saving lives, House panel told

ANNAPOLIS — A new Maryland law empowering courts to remove firearms from people found to be a threat to others or themselves has prevented violence while preserving the due-process rights of gun owners, law enforcement and judicial officials told a House committee Tuesday. “Maryland was certainly in need of something that would proactively allow law […]

Oct 22, 2018

Hopkins to revisit plan for campus police force, weigh other measures

Johns Hopkins University will revisit the issue of safety and security on and around its Baltimore campuses after an attempt to create a campus police force failed earlier this year. During the 2018 legislative session, a measure that would have allowed Johns Hopkins to create the police force did not move forward because of strong […]

Apr 27, 2017

Public safety remains priority No. 1 in Baltimore

A few weeks ago we celebrated a beautiful Easter weekend. But once again the weekend was marred by the disturbing fact that more than a dozen people were either wounded or killed in the continuing plague of violent crime in the city. Four of the shooting victims died, including a 28-year-old woman and her unborn […]

Baltimore City Detention Center
Feb 20, 2014

House votes to reform corrections intelligence

Maryland's corrections department is backing legislation to make official the new structure of its statewide its prison intelligence operations, which were reorganized after last year's indictments of 27 Baltimore correctional officers.

Martin O'Malley
Jan 23, 2014

‘Strong and growing stronger’

Gov. Martin O’Malley on Thursday used his final State of the State address to rally lawmakers to pass legislation supporting a number of his remaining priorities in the coming weeks of the General Assembly session.

Aug 29, 2013

C. Fraser Smith: Dwyer is a danger to all Maryland drivers

Colleagues say Del. Don Dwyer should resign from the House of Delegates so he can reconsider the direction of his life.

Aug 19, 2013

Annapolis-based TCS launches public safety package

TeleCommunication Systems Inc., of Annapolis, a provider of secure mobile communication technology, unveiled ESP Cyber Solutions for Public Safety, a portfolio of security and protection services designed to meet the specific needs of public safety organizations.

Mar 21, 2013

Women and safe business travel in India

Until recently, safety wasn’t a top subject when discussing the challenges of doing business in India as a woman.

Mar 15, 2013

Prince George’s County budget includes furloughs

UPPER MARLBORO — Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker is calling for up to five unpaid furlough days to address a $152 million budget gap. Baker proposed a $2.7 billion budget Thursday that would essentially keep overall spending flat. It includes modest increases for schools and public safety and cuts for public libraries, the health […]

Mar 8, 2012

Maryland asks for stay during gun permit ruling appeal

Maryland is asking a federal judge to keep the state’s gun permit law in place while they appeal his ruling that it is unconstitutional. State officials filed a motion Wednesday asking Judge Benson Legg to stay his ruling in the interest of public safety. Legg ruled earlier this week that Maryland’s requirement that residents show […]

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