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23, Apr 2014 - Gov. Oâ€™Malley Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
Maryland joins 17 other states in decriminalizing marijuana. Gov. Martin Oâ€™Malley signed a bill Monday that replaces jail time with fines for possession of small amounts.
23, Apr 2014 - Maryland man wanted for sexually abusing toddler
Police in Anne Arundel County are looking to the public for helping finding a man suspected of sexually abusing a toddler.
23, Apr 2014 - MD Sheriffs Warn Of Phone Scam
MARYLAND - Sheriff's offices in Maryland have received complaints that someone pretending to be a sheriff's deputy is calling people, saying there's a warrant for their arrest, and the only way out is
23, Apr 2014 - Maryland General Assembly Decriminalizes Marijuana, Approves Minimum Wage Increase
The Maryland General Assembly decriminalizes marijuana. A bill that takes jail time out of the equation for possession of small amounts of weed is headed to the governor's desk. Meanwhile, the General Assembly has also given final approval to a minimum wage increase.
23, Apr 2014 - Man who fled to England convicted in Md. slaying
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - A New York man who fled to England after a slaying in western Maryland has been convicted of second-degree murder in the 2006 shooting.
23, Apr 2014 - FBI Raids Overzealous Security Consultant
David Helkowski, a consultant working on a University of Maryland website, hacked university servers to demonstrate to his superiors and the university how vulnerable the servers were, and found himself facing down an FBI raiding party as a result. Helkowski told the entire story on a Reddit IamA thread earlier this week, offering a PDF copy of the FBI's search warrant as proof of his identity ...
23, Apr 2014 - Maryland man pleads guilty in no-show job at 171st Air Wing
A Maryland man who got a no-show job at the 171st Air Refueling Wing pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government in the first conviction to come from an ongoing probe into the trading of favors in the Air National Guard.
23, Apr 2014 - Hundreds Barred From Gun Ownership Purchased Guns Due To Backlog
MARYLAND - Maryland State Police say 345 people banned from owning guns in Maryland were still able to purchase them in 2013, because state police were overwhelmed with background check requests. That
23, Apr 2014 - Maryland police DNA tactics again at issue in top courts
Latest challenge focuses on the retention of data from people not convicted An Anne Arundel County man who was found guilty of a burglary based in part on DNA evidence asked a state appellate court Thursday to throw out his conviction, arguing that police improperly kept his genetic information in the database they used to link him to a Coke can from the crime scene.
23, Apr 2014 - Appeals court clears Leopold to run for office again
Conviction is upheld, but a portion of the sentence is struck down A Maryland appeals court upheld former Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold's convictions of misconduct Wednesday but struck down a part of his sentence that prevents him from running for office while on probation. Â Â Â Â
23, Apr 2014 - Southern Maryland crime report
Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Maryâ€™s counties sheriffâ€™s offices
23, Apr 2014 - Maryland's marijuana laws leave unanswered questions
Doctors, suppliers, police evaluate medical use and decriminalization Doctors, suppliers, police evaluate medical use and decriminalization.
21, Apr 2014 - FBI wants Maryland murder suspect
Kahlil Malik Tatum, charged by the United States Attorney's Office in Maryland for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Prince George's County Police charged Tatum in the murder of his wife Andrea Denise Tatum.
20, Apr 2014 - New marijuana law unlikely to lower police workload, Montgomery chief says -- Gazette.Net
A Maryland law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana wonâ€™t significantly lighten the enforcement workload, Montgomery Countyâ€™s police chief said.
20, Apr 2014 - Montgomery Co. chief: Officers won't ignore illegal substances
The Maryland legislature last week decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. But don't expect police officers to ignore it -- says Montgomery County's chief of police.
05, Jun 2013 - SCOTUS: Police can collect suspect DNA without a warrant
The U-S Supreme Court ruled today police can collect DNA from criminal suspects without first getting a warrant. The ruling involved a Maryland case where a man was convicted of rape based on a DNA sample taken during an arrest on an unrelated assault charge.
05, Jun 2013 - Supreme court DNA sampling decision is another defeat for American liberty | Sadhbh Walshe
The justices' ruling on warrantless DNA collection allows law enforcement agents to trample on constitutional rights to privacy A divided US supreme court ruled this week to uphold a Maryland law that allows the police to collect without warrant DNA material from persons who are arrested. The 5-4 decision was greeted with dismay by civil liberties advocates who see it as a body-blow to privacy ...
05, Jun 2013 - Supreme Court Rules Police Can Swab for DNA Upon Arrest
Watch Video Watch this discussion with Ray Suarez and National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle about the oral hearings on King v. Maryland at the U.S. Supreme Court. This piece first aired in February 2013. Read a full transcript of the interview . The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are permitted under the Fourth Amendment to collect and analyze DNA of a person arrested and charged of a ...
05, Jun 2013 - Brandon L. Garrett: Are DNA Profiles the New Social Security Number?
First, although Maryland's law was limited to collection from those arrested for "serious" offenses, nothing in the opinion suggests that this limitation is of constitutional importance. In fact, the opinion's reasoning suggests the contrary. What is a "serious" offense, anyway?
03, Jun 2013 - Supreme Court affirms Colorado DNA collection laws
Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey cheered the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Monday to uphold a Maryland law that allows police to routinely take DNA from people they arrest without
03, Jun 2013 - US Supreme Court says police can take DNA samples upon arrest
WASHINGTON â€” The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that police can take a DNA sample from someone who has been arrested and charged but not convicted of a crime. By a 5-4 vote, the court reversed a decision last April by Maryland's highest court that overturned the 2010 conviction...
03, Jun 2013 - Supreme Court says police can take DNA upon arrest
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a major victory for law enforcement agencies, a divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled that police can take a DNA sample from someone who has been arrested and charged but not convicted of a serious crime. In a narrow 5-4 vote, the court handed a victory to the state of Maryland by saying that taking DNA samples from arrestees was similar to taking ...
03, Jun 2013 - Local law enforcement says DNA ruling useful
Local officers say a controversial ruling recently handed down by a divided U.S. Supreme Court would help in solving crimes. The ruling backed a Maryland law allowing DNA swabbing of people arrested for serious crimes. The high court voted 5-...
03, Jun 2013 - Supreme Court says police can take DNA samples upon arrest
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that police can take a DNA sample from someone who has been arrested and charged but not convicted of a crime. By a 5-4 vote, the court reversed a decision last April by Maryland's highest court that overturned the 2010 conviction and life sentence of Alonzo Jay King for a rape committed seven years earlier. The court, in an opinion ...
30, May 2013 - No action sought on sex abuse allegation against swim coach
University of Maryland immediately demanded Rick Curl's resignation An attorney advising the University of Maryland recommended against seeking prosecution or reporting a swim coach who had allegedly abused a teenager at a private club, university officials said Wednesday. Â Â Â Â
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