Tag Archives: violent crime

Federal judge OKs police use of aerial surveillance in Baltimore

The judge rejected the city’s argument that it should not be held liable because the officers were acting without the police department’s authorization. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

A federal judge on Friday gave the Baltimore Police Department an all-clear to begin using aerial surveillance to fight crime in the city, rejecting arguments that the overflights would violate Baltimoreans’ constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and their right to ...

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Committee to discuss Baltimore violence with Hogan’s ‘truth-in-sentencing’ proposal on many minds

High homicide rates in some Baltimore neighborhoods correspond with low property values, according to Baltimore city data. (BrianAJackson / Depositphotos.com)

As record violence continues in Baltimore city, members of a Maryland Senate committee on Tuesday will address possible solutions ahead of the next year’s legislative session, including Gov. Larry Hogan’s suggestion of “truth-in-sentencing” legislation to keep violent offenders from avoiding ...

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Ending the scourge of violent crime in Baltimore


Due to record homicides and violent crime in many parts of the city, Baltimore has been called a “city in crisis.” But recent proposals have emerged aimed at addressing the violence with concrete ideas and action. One of the proposals, ...

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Post-conviction DNA law applies to violent crimes, not conspiracy, Md. court says

The Court of  Appeals building.
(Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

People convicted of conspiracy to commit a violent crime have neither a statutory nor constitutional right to conduct a potentially exonerating DNA test on evidence in the state’s possession, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Tuesday.

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