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By New York Times News Service | March 29, 1995
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- With the United States scheduled to hand over responsibility for Haiti's security to the United Nations this week, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide asked the international force yesterday to intensify efforts to disarm those he called "opponents of democracy."Conditions are now "safe and stable enough to have that transition," Father Aristide said in a morning interview at his residence. But, he added, the situation "has to become safer day after day" in order for democracy and the rule of law to take root, and that will require peacekeepers to move aggressively against the remnants of the paramilitary groups that terrorized Haiti for three years.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2013
"The Book of Mormon" has to be the most subversive Broadway musical in history. All those other supposedly radical shows, the ones with nudity or such tough subjects as mental illness, just can't hold a candle to this insanely brilliant concoction about peppy, preachy young men from the Church of Latter-day Saints. The mucho-Tony-Award-grabbing "Mormon," now at the Kennedy Center and due to hit the Hippodrome next season, comes from the creative team of Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, who also helped unleash "South Park" on an unsuspecting world.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | April 1, 1998
A Baltimore man was sentenced to 24 years in prison yesterday under a strict federal program that aims to crack down on repeat offenders who carry guns.Michael Keith Jefferson, 29, originally was facing prosecution in Baltimore District Court for illegally carrying a handgun, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of five years. But federal authorities prosecuted him under the program because of his extensive criminal record.Jefferson has five previous convictions for robbery with a deadly weapon, prosecutors in U.S. District Court in Baltimore said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2013
An employee at Mikie's restaurant in Glen Burnie pulled a shotgun from the hands of a man attempting to rob the restaurant on Wednesday morning and struck him with the weapon several times until the man fled, according to Anne Arundel County Police. Officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery at the restaurant in the 1200 block of Crain Highway about 6:16 a.m., police said. Once there, they were told that an unknown man had entered the restaurant with the shotgun and confronted the male employee.
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By Roger Twigg HC | January 16, 1992
A 37-year-old parolee suspected of participating in a drug transaction in West Baltimore was shot yesterday after he allegedly pointed a revolver at two police officers trying to arrest him, authorities said.James Norman Murphy Jr. of the 200 block of North Monastery Avenue was reported in serious but stable condition at the University of Maryland Medical Center.Agent Arlene K. Jenkins, a police spokeswoman, said the incident occurred just before 2:30 a.m. when Officers Darrel L. Oxyer, 28, and Patricia A. Mitchell, 22, witnessed an apparent drug deal between two men in a car at Calverton Road and Wheeler Avenue.
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By Ken Ellingwood and Ken Ellingwood,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 17, 2005
BEIRUT, Lebanon - The leader of the militant Hezbollah party said yesterday that the group had no intention of surrendering its weapons despite President Bush's call for it to disarm and integrate into the political mainstream. Sheik Hassan Nasrallah defended the Shiite Muslim group's military role but appeared to leave an opening for possible disarmament talks with other Lebanese groups. "I am firm in keeping our arms because I believe the resistance is the best option for defending Lebanon against Israeli threats," Nasrallah said on Hezbollah's Al Manar satellite television station.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | September 28, 2000
Three years ago, federal prosecutors in Richmond, Va., started targeting gun-toting criminals as a way to curb crime, and they racked up some impressive results. Murders dropped by almost half, and police say bad guys virtually quit carrying guns. In Baltimore, federal prosecutors launched a similar effort in 1994. But the city's annual homicide count has not fallen below 300 in the past decade, prompting critics - most vocally, U.S. Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. - to argue that authorities here should copy Richmond's playbook.
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By Michael Deibert and Tina Susman and Michael Deibert and Tina Susman,NEWSDAY | March 4, 2004
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Rebel leader Guy Philippe promised yesterday to disarm his forces after White House pressure to do so, and French troops and U.S. Marines began patrolling the streets of the Haitian capital in an effort to fill the security void in the city. With scores of armed thugs loyal to the ousted president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, still on the loose, though, Haitians worried about renewed lawlessness. Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, whose residence was guarded by Marines in armored personnel carriers, announced a state of emergency, giving police and government officials wide powers of arrest and the right to ban public demonstrations.
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February 14, 2000
LIKE a politician or a dishwashing detergent, the U.S. Attorney's Project Disarm needs name recognition. It needs to be aggressively sold. It needs to invade the criminal consciousness of Baltimore with its message of fear: "Carry a gun. Got to jail." The project itself needs to be more universally deployed -- and to become a household name, synonymous with long prison terms in remote places. More criminals -- and more law-abiding citizens -- must know about Disarm's impressive sentencing results under tough federal laws: an average of 7.8 years in jail for each of 275 cases it has successfully prosecuted over the last five years.
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By Kim Barker and Kim Barker,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | July 11, 2004
PULADKHAN, Afghanistan - First, Isa Khail turned over his gun. Then he registered to vote. Five days later, his poppy fields were ripped up. In many ways, Khail is a success story in the new Afghanistan, a living example of the government's push to disarm the countryside, hold the nation's first elections and destroy the ever-blossoming poppies, which now produce most of the world's heroin. "We don't want weapons," said Khail, 32, a former militia member, sitting on the side of his village's former poppy fields.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2011
A man tried to rob a small grocery store in Annapolis Friday night but was disarmed by employees and arrested, police said. Darius Cameron, 26, of Glen Burnie pulled out a handgun in Anita Spanish Grocery Inc. in the 1900 block of Fairfax Drive at about 9:20 p.m. and demanded money from the cash register, the City of Annapolis Police Department said Saturday. A clerk activated the panic alarm and ignored Cameron's demand for money, police said. He climbed on the counter and then attempted to shoot at the clerk, but the gun did not fire.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2011
A 20-year-old man is scheduled to be sentenced to prison next month after being convicted last week of killing a man who was attending a cookout two years ago in Northeast Baltimore, according to the city's state's attorney's office. Jordan Jennings was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder and gun charges by a Baltimore Circuit Court jury whose members heard 12 days of testimony. Prosecutors said he robbed two people who had stepped outside the party to use their cellphones on a porch.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | August 5, 2009
A man who was jailed without bail for months because a Baltimore police officer said he tried to disarm her was set free Tuesday after Officer Traci L. McKissick changed her story during emotional courtroom testimony. Earlier this year, McKissick told prosecutors that Joseph A. Forrest was the man who stepped on her hand as she held a gun and wrestled with Forrest's 61-year-old uncle, who was killed by police during an altercation in February. But in court last week, McKissick referred to the person who tried to get her gun only as the "mystery man" and "the voice."
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July 1, 2008
North Korea's long-awaited declaration detailing its nuclear activities, which it handed over last week in response to six-party disarmament talks with China, Russia, South Korea, Japan and the U.S., was thin gruel compared with what the Bush administration originally wanted. But it was better than nothing, which is what the administration probably would have gotten had it held to its previous policy of not talking. The North had agreed to a full accounting of its nuclear activities in return for food and energy assistance.
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By Tina Susman and Tina Susman,Los Angeles Times | March 29, 2008
BAGHDAD -- As U.S. forces plunged deeper into the bloody showdown between Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki extended a deadline yesterday for fighters to disarm after nobody responded to his first one. The United States military said a Navy jet had strafed a mortar-launching position in the southern city of Basra with 20-mm cannon fire Thursday night, killing three "criminal militia members." It was the first time U.S. forces had been directly involved in the combat in Basra since al-Maliki launched an offensive against militias there on Tuesday.
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By Richard Marosi, Sam Enriquez and Hector Tobar and Richard Marosi, Sam Enriquez and Hector Tobar,Los Angeles Times | January 7, 2007
TIJUANA, Mexico -- Disarmed municipal police patrolled alongside armed state police Friday, a sight that brought some comfort to many in this border city, where municipal police are often equated with corruption and drug-fueled violence. Municipal officers, their holsters empty, directed traffic and made the rounds a day after stopping work in response to being stripped of their weapons by the Mexican military. The army operation in Tijuana and a similar incursion in the southern state of Michoacan, some analysts say, have been a political boon to President Felipe Calderon, who recently took office, enabling him to project an image of strength and decisiveness.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 16, 2003
WASHINGTON - President Bush said yesterday that "there is little reason to hope" that Saddam Hussein will give up his weapons of mass destruction, but the Iraqi leader made a late bid to forestall a military attack by inviting the two chief United Nations weapons inspectors to Baghdad. On the eve of a three-nation summit that will assess whether diplomacy still has a chance, Bush continued to prepare the American public for war yesterday, saying in his radio address that "crucial days lie ahead for the free nations of the world."
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | February 1, 2003
WASHINGTON - President Bush said yesterday that he would welcome a new United Nations resolution authorizing military force in Iraq. But he insisted on a swift timetable of only several weeks for the world body to act and made clear that the United States was ready to lead an attack with or without U.N. backing. The president, after meeting for several hours with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, his staunchest ally on Iraq, said a new resolution "would be welcomed, if it is yet another signal that we are intent upon disarming Saddam Hussein."
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By JOHN MURPHY and JOHN MURPHY,SUN FOREIGN REPORTER | August 19, 2006
AVIVIM, Israel -- Traffic is moving slowly this week on the roads leading south from the Israel-Lebanon border. Trucks loaded with armored vehicles and other war machinery inch down the winding, narrow roads from the front lines. Clutches of weary soldiers with rifles slung across their backs wait in the shade for bus rides. Other soldiers trudge in the August heat, flagging down passing cars for lifts home. There is little fanfare to this war's end. No honking of horns, no pumping of fists, no victory signs.
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By BORZOU DARAGAHI AND LAURA KING and BORZOU DARAGAHI AND LAURA KING,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 16, 2006
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- A two-day calm held in Lebanon and northern Israel as political leaders scrambled yesterday to resolve conflicting domestic and international demands on how - and even whether - to disarm Hezbollah in an attempt to make the cease-fire permanent. Leaders of Hezbollah, which shares power in the Lebanese government, remained adamant that quick disarmament was out of the question. Signs of discord emerged yesterday when Lebanese Cabinet members for the second time delayed a critical meeting to discuss a U.S.-backed cease-fire deal.
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