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November 15, 2013
It is a great irony that Baltimore is celebrating the three-year anniversary of its Vacants to Values program and promising to spend $22 million on demolishing housing over the next two years while Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano defines the vacancy problem as one of a "shrinking city" with too many vacant homes for too few people ( "Vacants to value: growing Baltimore block by block," Nov. 11). This stands in stark contrast with the reality of more than 4,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night in Baltimore City, and that of more than 30,000 people on the public housing waiting list.
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January 31, 2014
I read The Sun's investigative report on Advanced Placement courses ("Some parents, educators are rethinking role of AP," Jan. 18) with great interest, in part because our school, on principle, has never offered AP classes. Our rationale is simple: We believe the AP program and its heavy weighting toward the memorization and recitation of facts inhibits the development of critical thinking skills and deeper conceptual understanding. It is heartening to see that the College Board has begun to acknowledge and address this significant pedagogical shortcoming.
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By Tricia Bishop | tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | April 8, 2010
The 16-year-old mother of Lamont Davis' two children was returned to his trial in handcuffs - and in tears - late Wednesday after storming out of the courthouse during a break in the middle of her testimony. Dynashaya Hall took the stand about 3 p.m. as a reluctant witness for the prosecution in Davis' trial on charges of attempted murder. He is accused of shooting Raven Wyatt, now 6, in the head last summer while firing at a teenager. Hall testified early on that a different boy she knew had confessed to being the gunman.
NEWS
November 15, 2013
It is a great irony that Baltimore is celebrating the three-year anniversary of its Vacants to Values program and promising to spend $22 million on demolishing housing over the next two years while Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano defines the vacancy problem as one of a "shrinking city" with too many vacant homes for too few people ( "Vacants to value: growing Baltimore block by block," Nov. 11). This stands in stark contrast with the reality of more than 4,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night in Baltimore City, and that of more than 30,000 people on the public housing waiting list.
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By WILEY A. HALL | July 18, 1995
I understand the fears about inner-city crime and violence that led the City Council to seek to reimpose a youth curfew last week. But we are adopting a short-term solution that will aggravate a long-standing problem.Too many of our children -- even those who will never commit a crime -- already view themselves as outlaws and the police as the enemy.The proposed curfew, which orders police to arrest, handcuff and incarcerate young people, will simply confirm that belief. There has got to be a better way to protect children than to treat them as criminals.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,sun reporter | February 8, 2007
The escape of a Harford County inmate last month could have been prevented with a device that costs $20, county authorities said. The county sheriff's office has purchased two dozen "blue boxes" - plastic-and-metal devices placed over handcuff chains to restrict wrist movement - in response to the Jan. 24 escape of Terrence Kasses Washington. "It's so simple; it's also so ingenious," said Lt. James Eyler, a sheriff's spokesman. "There should be no way that you would be able to mechanically defeat the locking mechanisms on the handcuffs."
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By P.J. Huffstutter and P.J. Huffstutter,Los Angeles Times | April 21, 2007
MILWAUKEE -- After a series of violent incidents on school campuses, public school officials here are considering the use of flexible plastic handcuffs on out-of-control students - from kindergarteners on up. The Milwaukee School Board voted yesterday to begin training security staff members to use the plastic handcuffs, but the issue has provoked a heated debate between parents and administrators over how to provide a safe learning environment....
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2012
A Baltimore man has been charged in Anne Arundel County with sexual assault in Linthicum last week, police said. Tamango Johnson, 38, of the 1800 block of Bolton St., has been charged with rape, assault, false imprisonment, impersonating a police officer and other sex offense charges, according to a statement Tuesday from the Anne Arundel County Police Department. On the evening of Dec. 27, a woman reported being sexually assaulted at the Microtel Inn and Suites, in the 1100 block of Winterson Road, by a man she arranged to meet in her hotel room, police said.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,sun reporter | December 19, 2006
Keith Ray has been in jail since July, after city police detectives arrested and charged him with a string of brazen carjackings across Central and North Baltimore. But yesterday, Ray dashed out of the downtown courthouse a free man -- albeit for a few moments. After his case was postponed, Ray was being escorted by corrections officers when he somehow slipped out of his leg irons and one of his handcuffs, breaking free, officials said. With a pair of handcuffs dangling from his right wrist, the detainee barreled down several flights of stairs from the fourth floor and fled onto St. Paul Street about 11:30 a.m., officials said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 20, 2001
A city police officer's service weapon, which was left inside his stolen personal car, was recovered yesterday in a Northeast Baltimore house. His handcuffs were found in a sewer nearby. Officer Brian M. Pedrick's 1999 Dodge Neon was stolen about 11 p.m. Monday in front of his home in Dundalk, police said. Inside the car was Pedrick's official 9 mm Glock handgun and handcuffs. The car was recovered early Tuesday in the 3300 block of Noble St. in Southeast Baltimore, said Kevin Enright, a police spokesman.
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Diane Trap, Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2013
Amy Watts is off for a birthday dinner tonight, at a joint too classy to have a TV above the bar (two Manhattans and she gets all CAPSLOCK!, three and she loves spats). Reality sets in! Week two begins. Grand entrance: No eliminations last week, so all the stars are still with us: Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough, Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold, Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson, Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko, D. L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke, Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy, Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd, Alexandra Reitsman and Mark Ballas, Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus, Wynonna Judd and Tony Jovolani, Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess, and Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2013
A Baltimore man has been charged with impersonating a police officer after he allegedly placed a victim in handcuffs and robbed him of $75, claiming the money smelled like cocaine. Baltimore police said the victim, 21, was walking down the 1000 block of Poplar Grove Street in West Baltimore on Wednesday at about 2:45 p.m. when Jermaul Dean, 23, approached him with a badge and handcuffs. Dean said he was a police officer and ordered the victim to put his hands on his head and started patting him down, according to the police report.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2012
A Baltimore man has been charged in Anne Arundel County with sexual assault in Linthicum last week, police said. Tamango Johnson, 38, of the 1800 block of Bolton St., has been charged with rape, assault, false imprisonment, impersonating a police officer and other sex offense charges, according to a statement Tuesday from the Anne Arundel County Police Department. On the evening of Dec. 27, a woman reported being sexually assaulted at the Microtel Inn and Suites, in the 1100 block of Winterson Road, by a man she arranged to meet in her hotel room, police said.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2011
A man who said a Baltimore police officer strip-searched him on a public street and used a Taser on him twice while he was in handcuffs has agreed to settle a civil suit he filed against the city and is being offered $95,000. The settlement awaits approval by the Board of Estimates, the city's spending panel, which scheduled the item for Wednesday. The amount is listed in court records and on the Board of Estimates' agenda. Donte T. Harris sued Officer Babatunda Orlsadelle after he was arrested in April 2007 while walking to a store on Woodbine Avenue in West Baltimore.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2010
Baltimore authorities were searching for a man who was arrested for attempted murder but escaped from a downtown police building after wriggling free of his plastic handcuffs. Police said Paul Bryan Palmer, 32, was taken into custody on a warrant charging him with attacking a man last month near City Hall. About 1 p.m. Friday, Palmer was to be transported to Central Booking and Intake Center when he complained of a hand injury and was taken back into the lobby of the department's Central District building on Baltimore Street, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2010
Baltimore authorities were searching for a man who was arrested for attempted murder but escaped from a downtown police building after wriggling free of his plastic handcuffs. Police said Paul Bryan Palmer, 32, was taken into custody on a warrant charging him with attacking a man last month near City Hall. About 1 p.m. Friday, Palmer was to be transported to Central Booking and Intake Center when he complained of a hand injury and was taken back into the lobby of the department's Central District building on Baltimore Street, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | February 1, 2003
The man flashing a badge and driving what appeared to be a police cruiser had pulled the driver over, slammed him against the car and slapped a pair of handcuffs on him. But a few minutes later, the person who made the "arrest" was the one in handcuffs, after a skeptical driver passing the scene on Old Solomons Island Road in Annapolis on Thursday called police. Officers - real ones - soon caught up with Richard Louis Williams, 20, of First Street in Annapolis, who was driving a blue Ford Crown Victoria outfitted with police lights.
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By KEVIN VAN VALKENBERG | January 16, 2008
Tennis Australian Open 3:30 a.m., 3 p.m. [ESPN2] With the 16-hour time difference, one might assume the Oz Open telecast would be watched, live anyway, only by stoners and insomniacs back in the United States. But sometimes the fun is just beginning right when Law & Order reruns are ending. Can Serena Williams win break points despite the fact that she's trying to get over a bad breakup? Will a player from an Eastern European country watch her father/coach as he's dragged away from Rod Laver Arena in handcuffs?
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2010
Baltimore County Police have identified a woman who died Friday while in police custody after an altercation. Officers responded to a report that a woman had taken a shirt and another item from a car near Hawthorne Road and Eastern Boulevard, according to police. The first officer spoke to the woman, Mary Beth Crocker, 41, of the first block of Ridgemoor Road, but then Crocker turned and ran. The officer caught her, but Crocker began assaulting the officer, stabbing him with a pen and attempting to grab his weapon, police said.
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By Tricia Bishop | tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | April 8, 2010
The 16-year-old mother of Lamont Davis' two children was returned to his trial in handcuffs - and in tears - late Wednesday after storming out of the courthouse during a break in the middle of her testimony. Dynashaya Hall took the stand about 3 p.m. as a reluctant witness for the prosecution in Davis' trial on charges of attempted murder. He is accused of shooting Raven Wyatt, now 6, in the head last summer while firing at a teenager. Hall testified early on that a different boy she knew had confessed to being the gunman.
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