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August 7, 2009
Reward offered for killers of liquor store owner The two men responsible for the killing of a liquor store owner last month remain unidentified and at large, Baltimore County police officials said Thursday. Police announced a $4,000 reward to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of Joon Am Kang's killers. Half the money would come from Metro Crime Stoppers and half from the Korean-American Grocers and Licensed Beverage Association of Maryland. Kang, 57, was shot in the chest July 16 during an attempted robbery at Putty Hill Liquor on Belair Road in Fullerton.
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By Josh Meyer and Josh Meyer,Tribune Washington Bureau | April 30, 2009
WASHINGTON -The Obama administration signaled a sharp departure Wednesday from 20 years of federal policy and called on Congress to close the huge disparity in prison sentences for those dealing crack versus powdered cocaine, agreeing with critics who say it is unfair to African-Americans. Newly confirmed Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer said the administration believes the so-called mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines are so inherently unfair that they have undermined trust in the country's judicial institutions, particularly among minorities who bear the brunt of the law. Breuer and other witnesses testifying before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee said the policies, launched when authorities feared crack was becoming an epidemic in the mid-1980s, are based on faulty assumptions that have long since been discredited, including that crack users were far more violent and dangerous to the community than powder cocaine users.
NEWS
April 26, 2009
The Anne Arundel County Police Department's Northern District targeted the Brooklyn Park, Pumphrey and Morris Hill areas for a weeklong "Operation No Let Up" in response to complaints of criminal activity and quality-of-life issues, the department said. From April 13 to April 17, detectives and officers from the Northern District's Tactical Patrol Unit, Tactical Narcotics Team, Police and Community Together, Special Enforcement Team and Eastern District focused on the area. The program resulted in arrests that included drug and alcohol violations, serving arrest warrants, juvenile citations, traffic violations and a prostitution arrest, as well as the arrest of two juveniles operating a stolen vehicle.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,richard.irwin@baltsun.com | April 16, 2009
The head of a city high school's special-education department was arrested Wednesday at school administration headquarters on East North Avenue on a warrant charging her with felony conspiracy to violate narcotics laws, authorities said. City police Detective David Jones said that Victoria Carter, 58, of the 3900 block of Glenhunt Road in Rognel Heights was being held on $40,000 bail at Central Booking and Intake Center. Carter heads the Department of Special Education at Northwestern High School in the 3600 block of Fallstaff Road.
NEWS
January 8, 2009
Man shot in Annapolis is first homicide of 2009 A 39-year-old man who was found shot in a car in an Annapolis public housing complex Tuesday night has died of his wounds, becoming the city's first homicide victim this year. Steven Lamorse Garrett of the 1900 block of Copeland St. was found suffering from a gunshot wound in a car in the Annapolis Gardens community about 9 p.m., Annapolis police said. The car in which Garrett was found had struck another car in the 1800 block of Bowman Drive, prompting a call to police, said police spokeswoman Jane Schlegel.
NEWS
October 19, 2008
Police charge 3, seize drugs in Annapolis Police seized 25 grams of apparent crack cocaine from the Clay Street home of a suspected drug dealer Tuesday, Annapolis police said. On Monday morning, officers witnessed what appeared to be a drug deal between a pedestrian and a man in a car near the intersection of Clay and Pleasant Streets. Police found a small amount of crack cocaine in the center console of the car and charged the driver, John E. Edwards, 53, of Reidsville, N.C., with drug possession and seized his Honda Civic, police said.
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