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By Marc Mauer | July 30, 2008
Nearly a million African-Americans are incarcerated in prisons and jails, and a black male born today has a one-in-three chance of going to prison in his lifetime, if current trends continue. People of good will disagree about the causes of these dramatic figures. Competing explanations include high rates of involvement in crime, differential rates of prosecution through the "war on drugs," racial profiling and inadequate family support. In fact, there is a good deal of documentation to support each of these contentions as at least a part of the explanation for the disparity.
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NEWS
June 27, 2008
A 28-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced yesterday to more than 15 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a gun, according to the U.S. attorney's office. U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. sentenced Michael Martin to 188 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, according to federal prosecutors. Quarles increased Martin's sentence after determining he was an armed career criminal, based on previous drug convictions and a conviction for assault with intent to murder.
NEWS
June 22, 2008
Teen arrested on drug charges after raid A Russett teenager was charged with multiple drug offenses after police raided his home and found a cache of crack cocaine, marijuana and money, Anne Arundel county police said. Police burst into an apartment on the 3400 block of Chiswell Court about 1:30 a.m. Thursday and found the target of their monthlong investigation, Marvin Leonard Sellman, 19, in his bedroom. There, detectives found 48 grams of crack cocaine worth $4,800. They also found $100 in marijuana, a digital scale, $469 and empty plastic baggies in the apartment.
NEWS
By RICHARD IRWIN | June 4, 2008
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County. Baltimore Eastern Drug arrest : Police with a search-and-seizure warrant raided a house in the 700 block of Bartlett Ave. yesterday and arrested a 24-year-old woman on charges of drug possession and distribution, Detective David Jones of the Central District drug unit said. Ashley Tucker of the 1700 block of Hartsdale Road in Northeast Baltimore was arrested after Jones' unit received an anonymous telephone tip and a member of the unit made an undercover drug purchase, Jones said.
NEWS
May 4, 2008
A 23-year-old man reported being assaulted and robbed as he left a Pasadena bar early Thursday morning, police said. Just before 3 a.m., the victim called county police and said he had been jumped as he walked from Lightning Jack's bar in the 2800 block of Mountain Road to the Lauer's grocery store parking lot. Police said that the thieves took an undisclosed amount of money from the victim's pants pocket and fled the area. A check of the area was unsuccessful, and the victim was unable to provide a detailed description of the thieves other than that they were both wearing white T-shirts and blue jeans.
NEWS
May 1, 2008
A man who was shot by Baltimore police officers during a traffic stop two years ago was sentenced yesterday to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office. Cornell Slater, 22, admitted in court to selling cocaine, prosecutors said. He qualified for a longer sentence because he has been convicted twice before in state court of offenses that include crimes of violence and drugs. Baltimore police said officers stopped Slater's car Oct. 12, 2006, at Cottage and Violet avenues in Northwest Baltimore for a traffic infraction.
NEWS
April 6, 2008
An Animal Control officer rescued an injured osprey, with the assistance of a local boater, Anne Arundel County police said. Someone walking on the beach of Shore View Circle in Crownsville reported finding the bird about 2 p.m. Tuesday. As Officer Ken Roy, who was dispatched to the scene, approached the osprey to capture it, it flew about 100 yards and fell into the water. A resident with a boat was willing to take him out to where the bird was. Roy retrieved the bird from the water and transported it to Animal Control.
NEWS
March 23, 2008
An Annapolis man who was assaulted during an attempt to buy drugs was accosted again when he went to another city neighborhood with the same mission, city police said. The Cherry Point Road man, 44, told police at Anne Arundel Medical Center early Tuesday that he had gone to Captain's Circle in search of drugs that night and an unknown man approached, knocked him down, and shot at him as he fled. Then the victim headed to the Clay Street area, where he said a man came at him with a knife, and he fled again.
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