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January 6, 2010
The NBA has denied the Mavericks' protest of their 116-108 overtime loss to the Rockets last month. The Mavericks argued that the referees had improperly called a technical foul on center Erick Dampier following an instant replay review with 1 minute, 1 second left in overtime of the Dec. 18 game. Because it was Dampier's second technical foul, he was ejected. Commissioner David Stern , however, ruled Tuesday that the decision to give Dampier a technical was a judgment call.
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By Justin George and Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Baltimore pastor Jamal H. Bryant was among protesters arrested in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday, as he and other clergy demonstrated against police brutality and misconduct. Bryant was on the front lines of a crowd of hundreds of protesters and faith leaders marching from a church to the Police Department in Ferguson, the town where unarmed teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by police two months ago. In a tweet posted Monday afternoon, Bryant said he had been released. "Just released from St Louis county!"
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NEWS
March 12, 2010
To all who have misconceptions about the protest at the Ed Block Award Foundation's banquet, I was there. I helped with the protest. I know why were there and what happened. We were not protesting Michael Vick's existence with our peaceful protest of approximately 100 people. We were protesting his receiving the courage award. And we did not need a dozen policemen to control us. Four to six stood along the barrier and watched us. I spoke with all of them and assured them that we would not be any trouble.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 12, 2014
Last week, a federal judge told us what we already knew. Namely, that police in Ferguson, Mo., violated the rights of protesters demonstrating against the shooting death of Michael Brown. U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry struck down an ad hoc rule under which cops had said people could not stand still while peacefully protesting. Some were told they couldn't stop walking for more than five seconds; others that they had to walk faster. Again: These were not rioters. These were citizens seeking "peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances," as the First Amendment gives them the right to do. So Perry's ruling is welcome, but not particularly surprising.
NEWS
December 20, 2010
My only reaction in response to today's article about the protest at Café Hon ( "Demonstrators protest 'Hon' trademark," Dec. 20) is wondering where are these protestors and their outrage over real issues of life and death, such as standing up to child abuse, which ends over 2,500 lives a year? Where is their outrage over that? I respect their constitutional right to assemble, but get angry over something of real importance. You protestors are welcome to join us anytime you are ready to make your voices heard about keeping children safe.
NEWS
January 13, 2010
I feel The Sun and its readers need to know that the rally planned by former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is sponsored by corporate special interests. Americans for Prosperity is a corporate funded "hit squad" whose purpose is to fund millions of dollars towards preserving profit margins for insurance companies and other corporate interests. They also run Patients United Now. Their agenda is to keep the status quo for corporations. They appeal to the ignorance and fears of the so-called tea baggers.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2012
As Maryland State Police disbanded an anti-abortion rally along a crowded road near the center of Bel Air, a sergeant told a colleague that the 18 arrested protesters could "sit in a cell for an hour ... and two or three or four and rot. " The same trooper, during another conversation from the Bel Air barracks, said of the group holding signs depicting gruesome images of aborted fetuses, "I am about ready to tell them to get the hell out of this...
NEWS
By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com | March 23, 2010
The blaring horns of a dozen construction trucks echoed off the facade of City Hall and surrounding buildings Monday, a cacophonous protest against a jobs bill that opponents claim could put small contractors out of business. The bill, introduced at Monday evening's Baltimore City Council meeting, would require city building projects worth $5 million or more to pay prevailing wages and benefits and to give hiring preference to workers in city union halls. Opponents say its intent is to force smaller businesses to unionize, which they insist they cannot afford.
NEWS
October 11, 2011
The anemic mainstream media coverage of Occupy Baltimore's demonstrations against corporate greed is not surprising when one considers that the giant corporations own the media. Paul Edgar, Sparks
NEWS
November 12, 2009
American Eurocopter, the manufacturer of Maryland's medevac fleet, has dropped its protest of the state's bidding process to acquire new helicopters that are expected to cost more than $50 million. The company, which did not submit a bid, had filed a formal protest saying the process was flawed because it favored another company and would lead to the purchase of helicopters that are more expensive than necessary. The Maryland Department of Transportation denied American Eurocopter's protest last month.
NEWS
October 2, 2014
When people don't have enough work, protests and demonstrations happen. And it's a worldwide epidemic with dire consequences. Take a look at the Middle East - throngs of "pro-democracy" youth took to the streets to oppose their country's leaders. Then consider the results - horrendous. America definitely must stay away from this "pro-democracy" effort - our track record so far has been dreadful. Studying the images of the Hong Kong protesters, I'm reminded of our own "Occupy" movement ( "Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, fear fresh police advance," Sept.
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Tim Wheeler | October 1, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley drew praise and protesters in Baltimore Tuesday night for his handling of environmental issues. The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Scienc e gave the two-term Democrat an award for his leadership in the long-running effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay and in committing the state to reducing climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions. "Governor O'Malley has listened to science in striving for Chesapeake Bay restoration and sustainable growth in Maryland," Donald F. Boesch, the center's president, said in a release announcing the award.  "His leadership in responding to climate change through energy conservation and transformation has set a national standard.
NEWS
September 22, 2014
Monocles are off to the New Yorker for the best headline we've seen yet regarding climate change, this week's United Nations summit in New York and the large-scale demonstrations that have accompanied it: "Largest Climate-Change March in History Unlikely to Convince Idiots. " It's harsh but fair. For the record, man-made climate change is undeniable and serious. There is remarkably little division in the scientific community about that finding. That's not to suggest there doesn't continue to be legitimate debate on such specifics as the timetable for how quickly that change is taking place or the best approach to remediation.
BUSINESS
By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz and The Chicago Tribune | September 16, 2014
Cover Girl has landed in the unflattering spotlight of the NFL domestic abuse scandal as activists pressuring sponsors to boycott the league circulate a doctored ad of a female football fan with a black eye. Hunt Valley-based Cover Girl, the official beauty sponsor of the NFL, is behind the "Get Your Game Face On" ad campaign featuring models wearing the jerseys and makeup colors of each of the league's 32 teams. That includes the Baltimore Ravens, where Ray Rice was a running back until his $35 million contract was terminated last week after a video surfaced that showed him knocking his fiancee unconscious in an elevator.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
The term "Al Jazeera effect" was coined to describe the way the Qatar-based channel and new media were changing politics and power dynamics in the Middle East the last decade. But I believe we have been seeing a variation of it in Ferguson, Mo., the past week with a similar shift in American perception as a result. The first images of nighttime clashes between police and protesters out of Ferguson struck me by how much they looked like images of Intifada and Arab Spring in the Middle East that had been burned into my brain.
NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2014
About 50 Baltimore demonstrators gathered outside City Hall to stand in solidarity with Missouri protesters demonstrating against the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Organizers of the demonstration meet regularly at an event called "West Wednesdays" in honor of Tyrone West, a man who died while being detained by police at a traffic stop last year. They broadened their cause Wednesday and increased turnout, using the events in Ferguson to call attention to what they said was police brutality in Baltimore.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | July 22, 2011
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. Articles  • They clearly need counseling: Gay 'barbarians' protest Bachmann clinic. ( Think Progress )  • This was probably a good use of money: Poll says God's approval rating at 52 percent. ( PPP )  Quote • "Not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase," - Grover Norquist  Video • Tim Pawlenty's campaign is so amazingly analogous to the greatest hockey upset in history:   
NEWS
By Don Markus | don.markus@baltsun.com | December 18, 2009
As hundreds of Baltimore firefighters marched on City Hall Thursday afternoon to protest service cutbacks, Mayor Sheila Dixon announced plans to postpone the closure of any more companies until the end of the fiscal year on July 1. One company had been scheduled to close on New Year's Day. Dixon also said that the number of companies closed for a day on a rotating basis will be reduced from five to four, and that the Fire Department had applied for...
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2014
Renting a spacious home in Ocean City for a week — a popular summertime escape for many from the Baltimore area — may soon be outlawed. Local officials are discussing a ban on short-term rentals across a number of large neighborhoods in the vacation town, as a response to complaints about rowdy parties and crowded streets. Though high-schoolers have for years descended in droves during Beach Week to sunbathe, dance and drink, some say the problem is spilling over to quieter districts of single-family homes such as Mallard Island and Caine Woods.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
As hundreds walked through Baltimore on Thursday to protest a police shooting in Missouri, uniformed officers were recording their every move. The decision by the Baltimore Police Department to record the march raised questions about how the tapes would be used and why authorities had chosen to record the event. Participants said they saw as many as a dozen officers shadowing the crowds and filming them, almost like a documentary crew, as the protesters walked to the Inner Harbor or spoke with officers.
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