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March 22, 2011
Bombs are dropping, missiles are seeking their targets, the no fly zone is in place, and the inevitable casualties begin to be counted ("U.S., allies hammer Libya" March 20). If the U.S. were to defeat Col. Moammar Gadhafi, it doesn't necessarily follow that Libya would emerge as a representative democracy. Is Libya going to be a "cake walk," as the George W. Bush Administration assured us about Iraq, or will it grind on as has the Iraq occupation, and the 10 years of war in Afghanistan?
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By Jonah Goldberg | May 19, 2014
Here's a question. If -- and this is a big if -- the United States could dispatch a swarm of heretofore secret super-drones to find and kill every member of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, would you be in favor of doing it? I'll even modify it for those of you who are squeamish about killing terrorists who slaughter men, women and children with abandon. What if the drones could simply paralyze the terrorists long enough for the U.S., or the Nigerians or some duly authorized force of U.N.-sanctioned "good guys," to apprehend them?
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
Baltimore bus driver Craig Ray was killed in retribution for calling police on a neighbor who wouldn't turn down her music late at night, a police report released Tuesday said. Ray, 34, was fatally shot early Feb. 24 at his girlfriend's home in the 2400 block of Wilgrey Court in Westport. His mother had said she had been told that he was killed after asking a neighbor to turn her music down so he could get some sleep before work. Baltimore police offered few specifics on the incident before Kevin Barnell Carroll, 34, was charged Sunday with eight criminal counts — including first-degree murder, assault and handgun charges in the homicide.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
Baltimore bus driver Craig Ray was killed in retribution for calling police on a neighbor who wouldn't turn down her music late at night, a police report released Tuesday said. Ray, 34, was fatally shot early Feb. 24 at his girlfriend's home in the 2400 block of Wilgrey Court in Westport. His mother had said she had been told that he was killed after asking a neighbor to turn her music down so he could get some sleep before work. Baltimore police offered few specifics on the incident before Kevin Barnell Carroll, 34, was charged Sunday with eight criminal counts — including first-degree murder, assault and handgun charges in the homicide.
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By DAN BERGER | April 22, 1994
Is Mickey running for governor or away from it?Don is getting retribution at state senators who annoyed him by punishing their subdivisions' future school children. What's wrong with that?Never make a threat you won't carry out -- unless you are Bill making foreign policy.The Redskins say they don't need all that much parking for a football stadium in Laurel. People can copter in.
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By Dan Berger | October 2, 1998
Starr figured out how to publish pornography without prosecution, libel without lawsuit, privacy without retribution and grand jury secrets without judicial wrath. He is a civil liberties hero.FY '98 ended in surplus and Congress is determined that this never happen again.Folks demand an awful lot of the Bawlmer pleece and now, on top of everything else, the department is expected to know how to count.Pub Date: 10/02/98
NEWS
July 13, 2013
It is good news that the Maryland Court of Appeals used common sense regarding the unfair trials that occurred as a result of the faulty instructions given jurors prior to 1980 ("13 Killers go free after court decision," July 11, 2013). In most European countries the corrections system recognizes that a person incarcerated for a crime is not the same person 20 years later. In the cases described in the newspaper, all the defendants had served 32 to 45 years in prison. Is further retribution really necessary?
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By Donald P. Hutchinson and Laurie B. Schwartz | September 18, 1996
ZERO TOLERANCE of so-called nuisance crimes has the potential to make Baltimore streets safer and its residents less fearful. Baltimore City Police Commissioner Thomas Frazier is to be commended for his new enforcement strategy to issue citations to offenders who commit what some might call ''petty crimes.'' The true impact of these crimes is far from petty.Left unattended, relatively minor irritations contribute to the perception that a neighborhood is an unsafe breeding ground for crime.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | February 6, 1993
A Pasadena man was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in prison for trying to kill his wife by taking her to the mall on her birthday, telling her to close her eyes and wait for a surprise, then shooting her in the head.Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. said he imposed the sentence on 57-year-old Arthur D. Copeland because life expectancy tables suggest that is about how much longer he has to live."I am punishing here for simple retribution -- for retribution and to convince the community that the courts are working and are doing their job," Judge Thieme said.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 8, 2002
WASHINGTON - Colleagues on both sides of the aisle have some advice for Sen. James M. Jeffords: Now is probably not the best time to get money for a new bridge in Vermont. Officially, the word from the Republican leadership is that there will be no public retribution against Jeffords, the Vermont senator whose defection from the party last year cost Republicans the control of the Senate. Unofficially, Republicans are amusing themselves with other scenarios as they return to power. Would Vermont's Mount Snow be a good spot for the national depository of nuclear waste?
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
Several hundred gun-rights advocates rallied in Annapolis Tuesday, saying they'll work to unseat state legislators who voted for Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun-control law in 2013. "The dragon that got awoken last year is still on patrol," said Shannon Alford, Maryland lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, to the more than 300 people gathered at Lawyer's Mall in freezing temperatures. It may have been a fraction of the crowd drawn to the State House complex last year as the legislature debated a ban on the sale of assault weapons, but advocates warned the activism ignited last year would continue, leading chants of "freedom" and the Second Amendment's final clause "shall not be infringed.
NEWS
July 13, 2013
It is good news that the Maryland Court of Appeals used common sense regarding the unfair trials that occurred as a result of the faulty instructions given jurors prior to 1980 ("13 Killers go free after court decision," July 11, 2013). In most European countries the corrections system recognizes that a person incarcerated for a crime is not the same person 20 years later. In the cases described in the newspaper, all the defendants had served 32 to 45 years in prison. Is further retribution really necessary?
NEWS
September 10, 2011
In his letter ridiculing the "Bible thumpers" who believe hurricanes and other natural disasters are punishments from God, Luther Starnes appears to promote a common but dangerous misconception when he writes that "attributing destruction and vengeance to an all-loving God could border on blasphemy" ("Angry deity or intense low-pressure system?" Sept. 4). Yes, God is love, and His grace and mercy are unfathomable.  But if you read the New Testament carefully, to say nothing of the Old Testament, it is abundantly clear that God's love is balanced by His justice, which leads at times to much "destruction and vengeance" on those who do evil.  In fact, God declares emphatically that His followers are not to take revenge on others but to "leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: 'It is mine to avenge; I will repay' say the Lord.
NEWS
March 22, 2011
Bombs are dropping, missiles are seeking their targets, the no fly zone is in place, and the inevitable casualties begin to be counted ("U.S., allies hammer Libya" March 20). If the U.S. were to defeat Col. Moammar Gadhafi, it doesn't necessarily follow that Libya would emerge as a representative democracy. Is Libya going to be a "cake walk," as the George W. Bush Administration assured us about Iraq, or will it grind on as has the Iraq occupation, and the 10 years of war in Afghanistan?
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By Garrison Keillor | April 30, 2009
I sat next to Ted Stevens at a Washington dinner years ago and found him unpleasant in a raspy, cartoonish way, but I was happy to see his conviction thrown out. A muddy case, a friend doing work on the senator's house perhaps in exchange for favors in Washington, and I say, have mercy. Let him go fishing in the cold, clear rivers of Alaska and examine his conscience, as we all do in our better hours, and let us all move on to something more promising. I feel similarly about the Bush people whom some Democrats want to charge with war crimes.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,Sun Reporter | August 16, 2007
NEW YORK -- Despite watching two of his best players get hit by New York Yankees pitchers in a lopsided victory Tuesday night, Orioles manager Dave Trembley said before yesterday's game that his team would not retaliate. Is it possible that Erik Bedard didn't get the message? The Orioles starter hit Yankees star Derek Jeter in the leg with two out and nobody on in the first inning. Though Bedard and Trembley denied it was intentional, it would have been the ideal spot for retribution. "I tried to go inside, but it got away," Bedard said.
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Sun Staff Writer | May 4, 1995
Walking to evening Mass on the Upper East Side of New York in the summer of 1992, Eileen Egan was knocked to the ground from behind by a would-be purse-snatcher. Her head was badly gashed. Her hip and seven ribs were broken. She was 80.If she had not been a prolific Roman Catholic author and an influential exponent of what she and others call "Gospel non-violence," that mugging might have passed with little notice.But because of who she is, and because of her repeatedly unsuccessful attempts to help her attacker after his arrest, the incident and its aftermath received wide publicity.
NEWS
November 9, 1993
At its heart, education depends on a relationship between teacher and student, a bond of trust and mutual respect through which good teachers transmit more than facts and information. Education, after all, is fundamentally a process of socializing young people, of teaching them how to participate in society. When teachers feel physically threatened by disruptive students, when they must work in an atmosphere in which they fear for their own safety, education becomes impossible.That seems to be the case in a number of Baltimore schools.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,Sun Reporter | March 26, 2007
Baltimore police yesterday rejected allegations by a woman who says she was the victim of retaliation for her public protests over the arrest of her 7-year-old son. The boy, Gerard Mungo Jr., was arrested March 13 for riding a dirt bike outside his home in the 2100 block of E. Federal St. - an incident that attracted national attention and prompted an apology by Mayor Sheila Dixon. Then on Saturday, Gerard's mother was arrested, too. Lakisa Dinkins, 31, was charged with hindering a police investigation into an apparent drug deal.
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By Matthew Taylor | February 28, 2007
As a journalism professor, I've learned many lessons from the trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. Chief among those is that I should amend my teaching on shield laws. No longer will I offer students reasons why a federal shield law is necessary for reporters. Instead, I'll share a more sobering message: It's not going to happen. Before Scooter Libby was even a bit player in Patrick Fitzgerald's taxpayer-funded political drama, I referenced Judith Miller of The New York Times and Matthew Cooper of Time as examples for students of the pitfalls of using unnamed sources on national stories without a federal shield law in place.
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