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By Edward Lee | December 24, 2012
The Ravens ended a three-game losing skid with Sunday's 33-14 rout of the New York Giants, but they can't seem to rid themselves of drawing penalties. The team was flagged nine times for a loss of 92 yards Sunday, while the Giants were penalized just six times for 52 yards. This season, the Ravens have been flagged more often than their opponent six times and have lost more yardage nine times. The team's troubles were exemplified during the offense's second drive of the third quarter.
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Mark Puente and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
State and local politicians continued the call Monday for heightened scrutiny of Baltimore police officers who are the focus of brutality allegations, urging tougher penalties for offenders and greater disclosure of internal discipline. "Police brutality is completely inexcusable. I'm going to apply justice fairly, even to those who wear a badge," said Marilyn Mosby, who is expected to be the next Baltimore state's attorney. The Democrat is the only major party nominee on the ballot, though she faces opposition in the Nov. 4 election from a write-in candidate.
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November 8, 2009
What the mayor faces These are the charges, and possible penalties, that Mayor Sheila Dixon faces at her trial beginning Monday: CHARGES Count 1: Felony theft, of gift cards worth more than $500 from developer Patrick Turner. Count 2: Felony theft, of gift cards worth more than $500 from developer Ronald Lipscomb and Doracon Contracting. Count 3: Theft, of gift cards valued at less than $500 purchased by Baltimore City Housing. Count 4: Fraudulent misappropriation by a fiduciary, of gift cards donated by Turner.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Morgan State football coach Lee Hull has been seeing a little bit too much yellow for his liking. The Bears (2-2, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) nipped league rival Howard, 38-35, on Saturday, but not without drawing 10 penalties costing them 104 yards. It marked the third time this season that Morgan State incurred more penalties than its opponent. The team is averaging 8.5 penalties per game for an average loss of 77.5 yards. “I'm real concerned because that shows a lack of focus and a lack of discipline,” Hull said this week.
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Baltimore Sun staff | September 2, 2012
Here's the final Grand Prix of Baltimore lineup for today's race: Primary 25 78 de Silvestro, Simona D/L/F Primary 20 67 Junqueira, Bruno D/H/F Primary 21 38 Rahal, Graham D/H/F Primary 22 5 Viso, EJ D/C/F Primary 4 10 Franchitti, Dario D/H/F Alternate 5 27 Hinchcliffe, James D/C/F Alternate 6 11 Kanaan, Tony D/C/F Alternate 1 12 Power, Will D/C/F Alternate 2 9 Dixon, Scott D/H/F Alternate 3 7 Bourdais, Sebastien D/C/F...
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2012
The House Judiciary Committee approved legislation Wednesday that would cut the penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana in a way that curtails the right to an initial jury trial on the charges. By a 16-4 vote, members said, the panel gave its OK to Del. Luke Clippingers's bill setting the maximum penalty for possesssion of 7 grams or less of marijuana at 90 days and a $500 fine. Previously those convicted of the charge could have been given up to a year in jail. With a potential penalty of more than 90 days, defendants were entitled to a jury trial in Circuit Court  -- an option may have taken.  Under the legislation, defendants would initially be  tried before a District Court judge but would retain the right to appeal to the Circuit Court.
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By Mike Preston | December 29, 2009
I n the final quarter of the Chicago Bears game a week ago, Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth intercepted a pass. After he was tackled, he ran 40 yards in celebration, drawing a delay-of-game penalty. A few minutes later, Ravens cornerback Frank Walker intercepted a pass. After he was tackled, he threw the ball 40 yards, drawing a delay-of-game penalty. Those penalties seemed harmless coming against the Bears, but there is no such thing as a meaningless penalty. They were just another small window into a major problem with the Ravens.
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By Eileen Ambrose | eileen.ambrose@baltsun.com | March 4, 2010
The Federal Reserve proposed new rules Wednesday on credit card penalties, including a ban on inactivity fees that some banks have been adopting as card reforms cut into their revenue. The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act, which ushered in a wide range of consumer protections last month, also required the Fed to develop rules so cardholder penalties are "reasonable and proportional." Among the proposals: •A ban on inactivity fees. •No more than one penalty on a single violation, such as a late payment.
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By Edward Lee | March 12, 2012
No. 2 Johns Hopkins disposed of UMBC, 12-5, at theKonica Minolta Face-Off Classicat M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, but reining in penalties figures to be a topic the team will address this week during practice. The Blue Jays were flagged for six penalties, including a pair of 60-second penalties for sophomore long-stick midfielder Jack Reilly on the same play in the second quarter. The Retrievers were awarded seven extra-man opportunities, which nearly matched the 10 man-down chances Johns Hopkins had surrendered in five contests prior to Saturday.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2012
The Ravens' penchant for collecting yellow flags this season is a source of worry for coach John Harbaugh, who himself has been penalized twice for unsportsmanlike conduct. One of those penalties was declined, but there is no denying the Ravens have produced some alarming numbers when it comes to penalties. In eight games, the Ravens have accumulated the second-most penalties (66) in the NFL and have lost the third-most yards (577) due to penalties. Only the Washington Redskins are worse with 75 penalties.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
A month after suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice two games for domestic violence, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged he "didn't get it right" and announced significantly harsher penalties for players who commit abuse or sexual assault, including possible lifetime bans for second offenders. The league released its tougher stance the same day the House of Ruth Maryland and the Ravens revealed a three-year partnership that will include a $600,000 donation from the team, training for the players and staff and promotional work on behalf of the centers for abused women and children.
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Mike Preston | August 21, 2014
Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees was having a conversation with league officials before a recent preseason game when he jokingly said what many defensive backs are thinking these days. His point, though, was valid. "There is more contact now in the NBA than the NFL," Pees said, laughing. "What we are being called for is not a foul in the NBA. If you look in the paint, those guys are pushing, shoving and elbowing each other. "I'm all for safety in the game where they prohibit launching and helmet to helmet, but I don't know where we're headed from here.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
The NFL is considering tougher penalties for players who commit acts of domestic violence as the league continues to deal with sharp backlash for its two-game suspension of Ravens running back Ray Rice. The Washington Post, citing sources familiar with the discussions, said in a Wednesday report the suspensions could increase to four to six games for first offenders and a full season for repeat offenders, which would put them in line with the punishment for using performance-enhancing drugs.
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August 5, 2014
In reference to your article of Aug. 2 ( "Goodell defends his call on Rice" ), I believe that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has missed the point by a wide margin. If this were basketball, we would be hearing raucous chants of "Air Ball. " The increasing complaints, including from a number of U.S. senators, are not about Ray Rice's two-game suspension being inconsistent with other domestic abuse cases in the NFL. The complaints are about the consistent leniency of the NFL with regard to the domestic abuse cases of its players.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
When Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL last week for a fight in which he knocked his wife unconscious, many were quick to compare it to harsher penalties handed down for other players' lesser infractions. In 2008, New York Giant Plaxico Burress was suspended for twice as long for accidentally shooting himself in his leg. Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns now faces a season-long exile for marijuana use. The disparity again thrust the NFL's disciplinary system into the spotlight.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2014
Former Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason spoke to Ray Rice shortly after the running back's arrest in February and found his old teammate to be reflective and remorseful.  Mason came away believing Rice would rebound and learn from the incident, in which he was charged with felony aggravated assault on his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer. But that doesn't mean Mason agreed with the two-game suspension NFL commissioner Roger Goodell handed down Thursday to Rice for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2010
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday that she will seek legislation that would enhance the penalties for illegal gun possession and make the crime a felony. Speaking before a group of top law enforcement officials, Rawlings-Blake called for a change to state laws that would create a minimum sentence of 18 months and a maximum sentence of 10 years for defendants arrested with an illegal, loaded firearm. The current penalties call for sentences between 30 days and three years.
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By Edward Lee | January 27, 2012
Along with junior goalkeeper Mike Fisher, senior defenseman David Henry is the veteran voice on a Holy Cross defense looking to improve on the 11.1 goals per game the unit surrendered last year. Henry, a Davidsonville native and Severn graduate, has made 26 starts in the team's last 30 contests and was named a captain in the offseason. Because of the Crusaders' expected youth on defense, Holy Cross coach Jim Morrissey said Henry must avoid last season's habit of collecting fouls.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
Death row inmate Jody Lee Miles asked an appeals court this week to rule that Maryland's death penalty repeal applies to inmates who were already sentenced to die when executions were outlawed last year. Attorneys for Miles, who was convicted in a 1997 murder on the Eastern Shore, said the General Assembly was so thorough in its dismantling of the laws that governed capital punishment in Maryland that the state no longer has the authority to kill anyone. "Mr. Miles cannot be executed and his sentence must be set aside," the attorneys wrote.
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April 29, 2014
The continued existence of Maryland's death row a year after the General Assembly abolished capital punishment was brought into question by two events this month, one obvious and one less so. The first is the death, apparently of natural causes, of one of the five inmates put in limbo after the death penalty repeal, John Booth-el. As a result, advocates are renewing their questions about whether it would be appropriate for Maryland to go forward with executions now that the legislature has found the death penalty inappropriate.
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