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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | October 31, 1997
Students at a Jewish school in Pikesville and the parents who took them to school yesterday had a nasty surprise in store: During the night, vandals had spray-painted swastikas, epithets, profanity and obscene drawings at the school.Sidewalks, pavement, signs, two sides of a building and the playground swing set at the Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim-Talmudical Academy of Baltimore were defaced with words and symbols written in red, green and black spray paint.Baltimore County police are investigating it as a "bias incident" -- the term police prefer to "hate crime," said spokesman Bill Toohey.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | January 15, 2004
Annapolis Fire Department officials tolerated a hostile working environment in which managers regularly used racial epithets and displayed favorable treatment toward white employees, a lawyer and retired Anne Arundel County Fire Department battalion chief said yesterday. David Bruce Hays spoke at a meeting of a task force created by Mayor Ellen O. Moyer to examine why the city's 101-person Fire Department has only nine black employees. City officials quickly cast doubt on Hays' allegations.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | March 25, 2000
A decision to bus elementary pupils from southern Anne Arundel County to Annapolis has brought a racially motivated death threat to the county school superintendent, authorities said yesterday. County police, who learned of the letter Tuesday, said they are providing protection for Superintendent Carol S. Parham and investigating the threat made in a letter to her. "The Anne Arundel County Police Department has taken this threat against Dr. Parham very seriously," county police chief P. Thomas Shanahan said last night.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | February 12, 1998
Baltimore City Councilman Bernard C. "Jack" Young left a public hearing last night disappointed for two reasons.First, his bill to prohibit the use of city money to buy reference books that contain racial slurs drew opposition from the city solicitor, the school board and the city's Office of Community Relations.Second, only one person showed up to talk about it -- and she opposed it.Young's bill would prohibit using city money to purchase reference books and materials for schools and libraries that contain any words "commonly understood to be racial epithets or racial slurs."
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1996
William R. Goodman, a Baltimore County police officer accused of a hate crime, used a racial epithet while placing a man suspected of dealing drugs under arrest last year, a fellow officer testified as the trial opened yesterday.But Goodman's attorney offered another version of events at the Essex precinct July 29, 1995, calling the alleged victim "the worst liar of all."Goodman, 35, also is accused of battery and misconduct in office as a result of the incident. Authorities say he kicked and pummeled Melvin Maddox, 25, calling him a racial epithet while trying to take his fingerprints.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1999
Signs of change are everywhere for the Baltimore Ravens.The team's logo, which never really became familiar, is coming down, gradually being replaced by a more pedestrian, lawsuit-inspired profile of a bird. (The old winged-shield logo can still be seen about town, though, hanging from a streetlight sign or two, lurking like the team's namesake omnivore.)Coming down, too, are the tacky vinyl signs that went up on the former Ravens stadium after the blockbuster sponsorship deal with PSINet was announced.
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By ANDREA F. SIEGEL and ANDREA F. SIEGEL,SUN REPORTER | November 11, 2005
A white Hanover teenager pleaded guilty yesterday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to committing a hate crime by scraping a profanity-laced racial epithet into a black neighbor's car - an act of vandalism that some in the African-American community said showed racial tensions in the county. Assistant State's Attorney Laura S. Kiessling said she would seek jail time for Alan Lee Davis, 19, for the damage to the car belonging to Joan and Barry Turner when Davis is sentenced Dec. 22. Davis' lawyer said he would seek probation before judgment.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,Sun Staff Writer | August 9, 1994
A state police trooper, who is now based in Westminster, should be punished for using a racial epithet in front of a Baltimore woman he stopped on the Beltway five years ago, says the state's second-highest court.The woman, 67-year-old Patricia C. Blom, accused Trooper First Class Dennis M. Hooper of explaining his decision in February 1989 to stop her white Cadillac, which had expired license plates, by referring to his trooper partner by a racial slur and saying that he had to show him "that the law applies to whites as well as blacks."
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2010
The doctors told Detective Jermaine Cook that the injury to his left eye was like placing a grape in a bag, slicing it in half, and then smashing it flat. The beer mug slung at his face by a Joppa man in May had caused irreparable damage. Cook, a Baltimore police officer who patrolled the toughest parts of the city, is now legally blind and can't drive long distances or at night. He's had trouble taking care of his children without assistance and has seen his income — which used to include significant overtime pay — drop substantially.
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By Sheila Hotchkin and Melissa Corley and Sheila Hotchkin and Melissa Corley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 15, 1998
COLLEGE PARK -- NAACP officials at the University of Maryland held a rally against racism yesterday in response to a racial slur left on a campus resident's door earlier this month.During the first week of classes, a freshman living in Elkton Hall found racial epithets scrawled on the message boards hanging on her door.Kyle F. Bosket, president of the school's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said the episode was the 14th reported act of racial harassment this year.
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