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April 3, 2014
Anyone concerned by the use of solitary confinement in Maryland should look at what happens to juveniles charged as adults in Harford County ( "Isolated confinement," March 31). These kids are all held in either isolation (24-hour lockdown) or segregation (23-hour lockdown) for months or even years on end. Robert Richardson spent 10 months in isolation, followed by 14 months in segregation. One has to wonder if these kids take plea deals, at least in part, to escape the rigors of isolated confinement.
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October 12, 2014
The op-ed "Joint custody should be the rule, not the exception" (Oct. 8) trots out the tried and true myths about joint custody and about court adjudications. The statistics on families with joint custody include the 95 percent of all divorcing parents who settle out of court. Unless author Ned Holstein is proposing to mandate joint custody against the will of both parents, that statistic will remain. Of the remaining 5-10 percent of cases that go to court, 75 percent have a history of domestic violence.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2010
Two teens were hospitalized after being shot in Edgewood Sunday afternoon, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. Police received a call about a shooting in the unit block of Yorkshire Drive about 5:20 p.m., according to a statement from the sheriff's office. When deputies arrived, they found Solothol Thomas Delilly and Rashad Colyns, both 18, suffering from gunshot wounds to the torso, police said. Delilly was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was in critical but stable condition Sunday night, police said.
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By Ned Holstein | October 8, 2014
A little-noticed research revolution confirms that our family courts are damaging the health of our children on a daily basis. In 2014, three separate and independent groups of experts reviewed decades of child development research. They found that after parents separate or divorce, children do much better with shared parenting - joint custody - on multiple measures of wellbeing than with single parenting. Yet in more than eight out of 10 custody cases today, one parent (usually the mother)
NEWS
December 29, 2002
IMAGINE SAM CHEEK'S incredulity at receiving this one-paragraph letter from the Baltimore-area hospital caring for his son, who had tried to cut his throat a month earlier: "We plan to discharge your son Andrew on February 25, 2002. If you do not come to take Andrew home on that date, we will notify Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services, that he is an abandoned child in need of placement." An abandoned child? Just weeks before, the doctors had told Mr. Cheek that his 13-year-old son needed to be placed in a therapeutic group home after his hospital stay.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2012
Baltimore County police have two people Thursday in custody following an armed robbery in Hunt Valley. Police were called about 1:30 p.m. to the Alpha Gold Exchange in the 10800 block of York Road in response to a robbery. The suspects were arrested shortly thereafter, police said. Investigators remained on the scene interviewing witnesses throughout the afternoon. The suspects were expected to have a bail hearing late Thursday, police said. Mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
A man found shot in the upper body in Edgemere on Tuesday evening is expected to survive, while a second man has been taken into police custody in the shooting, according to Baltimore County Police. The wounded man was found in the 7500 block of Sparrows Point Road about 6:25 p.m., police said. He was shot outside. His condition had stabilized as of Wednesday morning, police said. An initial investigation showed the two men were in an "altercation" at the location before the shooting occurred, police said.
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By Justin Fenton | justin.fenton@baltsun.com | January 12, 2010
Four "persons of interest" in a shooting were taken into custody following a standoff that lasted more than two hours Tuesday in West Baltimore. Police said an unidentified man was shot three times about 1:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Sanford Place and collapsed around the corner in the 500 block of Cumberland St. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life-threatening injuries to his arm, back and midsection, according to Anthony Guglielmi,...
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 13, 2013
A man police were trying to take into custody in Harford County Circuit Court escaped Wednesday and led police on a brief foot chase. Alton Cumbo Jr., 19, who has addresses in the 1000 block of Waterside Court and the 1200 block of Valley Leaf Court, both in Edgewood, was late for a violation of probation hearing before Judge William Carr Wednesday morning, according to Aaron Stewart, a spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. He showed up around lunchtime. Carr was not pleased the man was late, Stewart said, and told him he was going to hold him "for a little while.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2013
A man was taken into custody by Baltimore County Police early Monday morning after allegedly barricading himself inside of a home in Dundalk for hours, police said. The 42-year-old man, who was home alone, was "possibly suicidal" and was transported to an area hospital for an evaluation after being taken into custody, said Cpl. John Wachter, a police spokesman. No one was injured, Wachter said. The situation led police to warn residents near the home, in the 1600 block of Searles Road, to stay indoors "as a precaution" late Sunday.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Two bicyclists suffered serious injuries after a hit-and-run crash in Stevenson early Friday morning, Baltimore County police said. About 6:30 a.m., police said a Toyota Corolla headed east in the 2000 block of Old Valley Road struck two bicyclists who were headed west. Police said the car struck the bicyclists head on and the driver left the scene. Both bicyclists suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and are identified as Richard Frychel, 35, of the 400 block of Dumbarton Road in Rodgers Forge and Anthony Van Lierop, 40, of the 600 block of Overbrook Road in Stoneleigh.
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By Sean Welsh and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
A man allegedly shot and killed another man who was dating his estranged wife before attempting to take his own life in Laurel Wednesday night, Anne Arundel County police said. The victim, Howard Richard Popp Jr., 39, from Owings Mills, was found in the roadway in the 3300 block of Sudlersville South around 10:40 p.m., police said. He was lifeless when police arrived and was later pronounced dead at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The suspect was also taken to Shock Trauma with life-threatening injuries and has been charged with first- and second-degree murder, among other charges, police said.
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By Colin Campbell and Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
A man was arrested late Wednesday after he struck a pedestrian, then an unmarked police car, before doubling back and crashing his vehicle at the scene of the pedestrian accident, police said. At about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, a 45-year-old man was struck in the intersection of Bentalou St. and Lafayette Ave., Baltimore police spokesman Jeremy Silbert said. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital in critical condition, Silbert said. The driver of a silver Mercury Grand Prix fled the scene in the 900 block of Bentalou and struck an unmarked police car in the 1300 block of Bentalou, Silbert said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
A Baltimore man who led police on a car chase from Joppa to Perry Hall died late Wednesday after he was stunned with Tasers by Harford County sheriff's deputies, police said. The deputies used Tasers on 30-year-old Arvel Douglas Williams "in an effort to safely place [him] under arrest," Baltimore County Police said Thursday. Williams was in handcuffs, police said, when he "suddenly began to have a medical emergency. " Police removed the handcuffs, rendered first aid and called paramedics, they said.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Two families who say they are linked through police brutality filed separate lawsuits against the Baltimore Police Department on Monday, alleging that two officers involved in an in-custody death should not have been on duty. Abdul Salaam, 36, says he was beaten in July 2013 after a traffic stop by Officers Nicholas Chapman and Jorge Bernardez-Ruiz and that he never got a response to his complaint filed with internal affairs. Those officers would be implicated less than three weeks later in the death of 44-year-old Tyrone West while he was in police custody.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Kevin Simpson, already in custody for allegedly killing 12-year-old Shanizya Taft in a car crash, was also charged Friday with killing a teenager and another man in unrelated shootings. Baltimore Police charged Simpson, 20, with two counts of murder, attempted murder, assault and firearm offenses linked to the two cases. Police allege Simpson is responsible for the death of 27-year-old Martel Jackson, who they found on May 24 behind a Citgo gas station in the 2300 block of Frederick Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
Baltimore City Council on Monday agreed to hold a hearing into the death of a 44-year-old man while in police custody this summer. Family and friends of Tyrone West said they're grateful for the council action. About a dozen attended Monday's hearing and filled the chamber will applause after the vote. "We've been praying for my brother," said Tawanda Jones, West's sister. "This is one step that we appreciate. We hope that the truth will come out. " Police have said West suffered medical distress after fighting with officers during a traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore, but witnesses say officers beat West.
LIFESTYLE
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2010
In what lawyers believe was a first in Maryland, a judge recently ordered a divorcing couple to split custody of their dog, a recognition, experts say, that pets stand apart from other property. Once rare, post-breakup disputes over who keeps the pet have grown more common in the past two decades. At the same time, some couples, many choosing not to have children, are lavishing attention on their pets and are willing to spend thousands of dollars in legal fees fighting for custody of Rover.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
A man who claimed to be God rammed a stolen landscaping truck into the WMAR television station Tuesday, according to police and employees, barricading himself inside the building for several hours as journalists scrambled to cover their own story from the suburban streets outside. Baltimore County police identified the suspect on Wednesday as Vladimir Mehul Baptiste, 28, of Parkville. Baptiste faces three charges of attempted second-degree murder in addition to charges that include first-degree assault, burglary and malicious destruction of property.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
The mother of a Maryland man with Down syndrome who died in police custody last year told a Senate panel Tuesday that the federal government needs to spend more to train law enforcement on how to approach the disabled and mentally ill. Patti Saylor, whose son, Robert "Ethan" Saylor, died of asphyxiation last January while handcuffed on the ground in a Frederick County movie theater, said more should be done to foster relationships between police...
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