Jul 26, 2021

Baltimore mayor details new violence prevention plan

Aiming to treat gun violence as a public health crisis, Baltimore’s mayor has unveiled a five-year violence reduction plan for the city.

Jul 10, 2017

Pugh seeks state assistance in reducing violence

ANNAPOLIS — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh expressed hope Monday that she could secure state assistance for Baltimore, a city increasingly beleaguered by escalated and record violence. Pugh met with Gov. Larry Hogan for about 45 minutes to discuss her plan and to ask for additional resources, including improved technology and potentially the use of state law […]

Jun 15, 2017

Violence has lawmakers urging Hogan for state of emergency in Baltimore

Two Maryland state senators called on Gov. Larry Hogan to declare a state of emergency in Baltimore in an effort to assist the city in stemming the increase in violence and homicide. The city is on pace again to reach the 300-homicide mark for the third consecutive year while also seeing a spike in non-fatal […]

Jan 6, 2016

Strong Baltimore market outlook tempered by violence

A strong Baltimore economy is expected to continue to propel the metro area office market, but another violent year could derail economic growth in Charm City. On Wednesday, Delta Associates released its fourth-quarter appraisal of the metro’s office market along with the region’s economic outlook for 2016. The report found vacancy declined, net absorption increased […]

Jun 30, 2015

Baltimore police say 14 shot in city since Sunday night

Police in Baltimore report that 14 people have been shot in the city since Sunday night. Police announced Tuesday that that four people were shot in a two-hour span overnight. That comes after a string of eight shootings around the city starting Sunday night, including two double shootings about a half hour apart on Monday […]

Oct 16, 2014

Death threats prompt video-game critic to cancel speech

Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist blogger critical of how video games portray women, canceled a speech at Utah State University after an email threatened “the deadliest school shooting in American history.”

Jul 15, 2013

O’Malley names members of school safety board

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley has appointed members of a new board to focus on school safety issues. The governor on Monday named five members to the Maryland Center for School Safety Governing Board. The board includes four members of the public, including Lorig Charkoudian, the executive director of Community Mediation Maryland. O’Malley also appointed […]

May 21, 2013

Carroll Community College to arm safety officers

WESTMINSTER — Carroll Community College will soon arm some of its campus safety officers for the first time. The school and the county sheriff’s office signed an agreement Monday, a week after the college’s Board of Trustees voted to approve arming campus officers. Executive Vice President of Administration Alan Schuman says arming officers will better […]

Apr 1, 2013

Legislation aims to better protect prosecutors and public defenders

While the killing of a Texas district attorney and his wife over the weekend may have highlighted safety concerns at Maryland state’s attorney’s offices, legislation creating more protections for rank-and-file prosecutors and public defenders is already working its way through the General Assembly.

Mar 25, 2013

Md. House passes bill on violence before a minor

The House of Delegates has passed a measure to increase penalties for someone who commits a crime of violence in front of a minor. The House approved the bill 132-0 on Monday. It would apply to people who commit a violent crime in front of a minor who is at least 2 years old and […]

Feb 18, 2013

Bill would enhance penalties for violent crimes in front of children

ANNAPOLIS — The House Judiciary Committee is considering a bill that would increase the penalties for committing a violent crime within sight or earshot of a child aged 2 to 16. Those found guilty could receive an enhanced penalty of imprisonment for up to five years, in addition to any sentences given for the violent […]

Jan 18, 2013

Pocomoke firm creates bulletproof whiteboards for schools

POCOMOKE CITY — In direct response to the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn., armor manufacturer Hardwire LLC has developed a handheld whiteboard for classrooms that can stop a bullet from a handgun fired at point-blank range. “It’s something I don’t think any American can tolerate anymore, and we’re in a position to do something […]

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