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September 2011 Archives

Is that a flashlight or a dangerous DUI enforcement tool?

It sounds like there is a new tool that's working to get more people arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. The device isn't in wide use. It's being used in a college area in Pennsylvania, but a Maryland-based research company is contributing to the development of the law enforcement tool.

Baltimore hit-and-run case could be hard to prove

According to The Baltimore Sun, a hit-and-run suspect recently turned himself in to authorities to be held without bail. He has been formally charged with serious traffic violations related to the deaths of two teens in a June car accident.

FBI: Decrease in violent crimes in Maryland and U.S. overall

Some people are surprised to hear the results of the FBI's report on crime in the United States. A list of 2010 crimes from various cities and states was compiled and compared to the same list from 2009. Due to the continuing recession, many believe that it would be only natural for crime rates to have increased. Research shows the public something different.

Supreme Court to decide legal limits of GPS use on suspects' cars

Several years ago, a Maryland man had his vehicle parked in a Maryland parking lot. News sources don't indicate where the man was at the time when his car was parked, but think about when you usually park your car. You probably pull into the lot, stow away anything that might be valuable, get out, lock the car and then walk away.

Hate crime in Baltimore County McDonald's puts teen in prison

Back in May, we shared the story about a transgender woman who reported that she was assaulted in a local McDonald's. If you are from Baltimore County, it is likely that you saw coverage of this story from various news sources, largely due to the fact that there was a video of the alleged attack that went viral.

Baltimore Ravens coach faces significant consequences for DUI

We have discussed the severity of drunk driving charges, convictions and sentencing on this blog in the past. Being charged with DUI in Baltimore means various things. It doesn't just mean that someone could have to pay a fine or serve jail time. It can also have a great impact on a person's overall reputation and career.

Recent storm ends in legal storm for Maryland assault suspect

When a natural disaster takes hold of a location, it is then natural for people's emotions to reach extreme levels. Whether those emotions include fear, worry, sadness or anger, it's hard to predict how people will respond to something as severe as a hurricane.

Natural disaster shouldn't create traffic disaster in Maryland

When there is a natural disaster that takes place, all of the conversation and warnings about the storm can leave out some of the most basic but important safety information. Hurricane Irene provides an example of this point.

Rise in group theft prompts legislative idea in Maryland

We recently published a post about a "flash rob" that took place in a convenience store. The Maryland theft case made national headlines due to the unique, group nature of the crime. Until recently, flash mobs were known to be arranged group dances that occurred in public places.

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