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March 19, 1991
Advocates of women suffering from "battered woman syndrome" have long argued that their clients get an unfair shake in court when they lash out against their abusers, because evidence critical to their defense is routinely inadmissible.Governor Schaefer, having visited a group of such women in Jessup, was convinced and, as we have noted several times in this space, was right to support legislation to allow evidence of repeated abuse and testimony about "battered woman syndrome" to be admitted in court.
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NEWS
July 17, 2011
The scandal revealed by news reports of "Operation Fast and Furious," during which the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms allowed more than 2,000 automatic weapons and other guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartel members, is a disgrace to the department and a gross violation of our border security. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder should resign his post as head of theJustice Department. What needs to be investigated now is what did President Obama know about this operation and when did he know it?
NEWS
February 27, 2011
It's a sad state of affairs when Baltimore police officers have to resort to this type of activity ("Dishonoring the badge," Feb. 25) because they do not get paid a decent salary. The police had to take a pay cut. I suggest, as a show of good faith, that politicians get an epiphany and take a pay cut or furlough days as well. Judy Berlin, Baltimore
NEWS
By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley marks his return to the Sunday political show circuit this week just as his longtime sparring partner and potential 2016 rival, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is battling the biggest scandal of his administration. The appearance on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday will focus on the minimum wage, "economic mobility" and gun control, according to a listing from the network. That said, it's a safe bet Christie will come up. Both men are considered potential presidential candidates in 2016.
NEWS
July 20, 2013
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a monster, but that shouldn't restrict investigation into his beliefs that led up to the Boston Marathon bombing. This act of terrorism was abhorrent, but I don't fault Rolling Stone for doing an article on the subject, or for putting the remaining suspect's photo on the cover ("Rolling Stone rocked by criticism for upcoming Tsarnaev cover," July 18). It's time Americans began questioning our blind acceptance of multiculturalism and our policies of admitting refugees without considering the cultures from which they emanate.
NEWS
March 27, 2012
As the wife of one of the victims ofDr. Mark Midei's unnecessary stent placement, I was intrigued by the news in the article "St. Joseph enters into agreement with University of Maryland Medical System" (March 23). Needless to say, having trust in a hospital is difficult to maintain after hearing news that unnecessary surgeries had been done, whether or not a family was affected by it. With all the lawsuits related to Dr. Midei, St. Joseph was most likely struggling to maintain financial stability.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
  Primetime TV often weaves high-profile, real-life events into its narratives, and on Wednesday's episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," the scandal involving former Ravens running back Ray Rice will be the latest headline to receive fictionalized treatment.  Based on the above preview, the episode, titled "American Disgrace," appears to deal with rape and a cover-up involving a celebrity pro-athlete named Shakir "The Shark"...
NEWS
By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | March 16, 1997
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- In America, no matter how many times you fail, no matter how many times you are thrown into the muck in disgrace, you can always try again to get rich. And Jeffrey A. Levitt is a living testimonial to that.In the '70s, as a notorious Baltimore slumlord, he was convicted of housing violations over 500 times and sparked so much wrath that a tenant once fired a 12-gauge shotgun blast through his window and sent shards of glass into his buttocks.In the '80s, as a garishly wealthy, overweight swindler, he sent his financial empire crashing to the ground in a scandal that landed him in prison for stealing $14.6 million from his own thrift, Old Court Savings and Loan.
NEWS
April 19, 2012
The press is having a field day with the General Services Administration "team building" outing in Las Vegas on the taxpayers' dime. However, every day chartered jets land there and other exotic destinations, loaded with employees of corporations doing the same kind of activities and writing it off as a "business expense. " Doctors attend "seminars" at drug company venues with sunny beaches, gambling or golf, all listed as "business expense. " As we all know "business expenses" are deductions from income that means the tax payers are actually paying for the same kind of excess!
NEWS
April 6, 1994
The U.S. Naval Academy badly wants to put behind it the worst cheating scandal in its history and polish a tarnished image. Contrary to what it had hoped, however, the panel of officers that ruled on misconduct charges against more than 100 midshipmen has not restored confidence that honor and fairness govern what goes on in Annapolis.The 1992 cheating scandal became a scandal in the first place because of suspicions that the academy didn't try to get to the bottom of the problem and didn't mete out punishments equitably.
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