April 24, 2013
The federal racketeering and drug charges unveiled this week against 25 inmates and guards at the Baltimore City Detention Center raise serious questions about the state's management of the facility. Investigators detailed a pattern of corruption and criminal behavior that was so widespread that for much of the last few years, the inmates were literally running the asylum. It will take drastic action to root out the crooked corrections officers and incompetent higher-ups responsible for this debacle, but that's only a start.
May 14, 1996
The U.S. Naval Academy, beset by a plague of criminal behavior and alleged wrongdoing, will tighten its admissions screening and hold midshipmen to a higher military standard, officials said yesterday.The tighter screening will include more detailed interviews with local admissions boards and teachers -- and a check with local police to see if applicants have a record.Now applicants are asked on an application form if they have ever been arrested."There are problems that are not yet totally solved," said retired Adm. Benjamin Montoya, chairman of the academy's 12-member civilian advisory board of visitors, after a daylong, closed-door session.
August 22, 2014
Here's a question: Why do reporters continue to call what is happening in Ferguson, Mo., a demonstration? A demonstration is peaceful, which the daytime actions are. What is happening at night is a riot, with theft, vandalism and arson. That most certainly is not a demonstration. It is criminal behavior and should be called what it is. David Posner - To respond to this letter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your name and contact information.
October 25, 2011
Halloween trick-or-treat in the city will be held Monday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. City officials called for children to keep themselves safe during trick-or-treat activities, and urged parents to make sure their children's costumes reflect light and are visible in the dark of the early evening hours. Residents should leave their porch lights on to receive trick-or-treaters. To report any suspicious or criminal behavior including unsafe treats received, call Laurel Police Department at 301-498-0092.
May 11, 2012
A 32-year-old Germantown woman pleaded guilty Friday to using a government credit card for personal use, buying 119 iPads, a mattress set and house cleaning services, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office. Tamia M. McCoy, a former employee for the National Institutes of Health, faces up to 10 years in prison at her sentencing in Baltimore's U.S. district court, set for July 26. In all, she stole between $70,000 and $120,000 prosecutors said. “McCoy brazenly sought to profit at the behest of tax payer dollars.
July 2, 1993
WASHINGTON -- White House officials said yesterday that the internal review of their handling of the travel office affair, which is to be made public today, outlined a series of management errors on the part of aides but did not recommend any dismissals or job transfers.Also yesterday, officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said its investigation had turned up no evidence of criminal behavior by the seven members of the White House travel office who were summarily dismissed after accusations of mismanagement.