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February 26, 2010
I've devoted the past several months, and every day this week, totally to health care reform. I've attended rallies, met with congressional staff members, made phone calls and marched. Finally, for the first time since the election in Massachusetts, I am cautiously optimistic that we might actually get it done. I'm optimistic because senators like Harry Reid and Chris Dodd are finally speaking publicly, and forcefully, about getting the job done with or without the Republicans. Representatives like Congressman Anthony Weiner are plainly stating the facts on the House floor about our congressional representatives being a subsidiary of the insurance firms.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
A man with a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun in his carry-on bag was arrested at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Monday - marking the seventh time this year officers have seized a firearm at the airport's checkpoint. The Transportation Security Administration said in a news release Tuesday that officers staffing the checkpoint X-ray machines detected the handgun, which was loaded with eight rounds of ammunition, inside a Hidden Valley, Pa. resident's carry-on bag. Officers contacted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, who confiscated the firearm and arrested the man, TSA officials said.
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NEWS
February 20, 2010
Anne Arundel County detectives charged three people and seized $27,500 worth of what they believe to be marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms this week from a home in Arnold, police said. The raid, which stemmed from the investigation of an anonymous complaint, took place about midnight Wednesday at a home in the 1100 block of Gator Court, police said. Charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were David A. Bennett, 25; Catherine D. Kirby, 21; and Dominick N. Purdham, 24, police said.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
This week, the Washington Post is running a series on how police work to seize cash during car stops without a warrant or making an arrest -- and data compiled by the paper suggests Baltimore City and Baltimore County police are among the biggest financial beneficiaries of the controversial tactic. Under a federal program, police departments can get payouts when they seize cash. And since 2001 the two Maryland departments each received $7 million taken from motorists and others, according to the Post's analysis.
NEWS
April 3, 2010
Authorities in Harford County have arrested 13 people they say are part of a major drug ring that distributes marijuana throughout the county. The Harford County Task Force, working with federal agents, seized more than 250 pounds of marijuana and $400,000, according to the sheriff's office. The investigation began in the summer of 2008 and ended with the indictment Tuesday of Antonio Boston, 51, of Aberdeen, who authorities say was the ring leader. A spokesman for the sheriff's department said that large quantities of the drugs originated in Mexico and were smuggled across the Arizona border.
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By Justin Fenton | justin.fenton@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 4, 2010
City police executing a search warrant seized a semi-automatic rifle and arrested a convicted felon who was using a valid driver's license with a fake name, police said. The Baltimore Police Department's computer crimes division, investigating child pornography, conducted the search Wednesday on a home in the 4900 block of Greencrest Road, in the Frankford neighborhood, about 6:30 p.m., police said. Inside, officers recovered a Hi-Point 9 mm rifle and "various digital media," police said.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2010
Drugs, thousands of dollars and a gun were seized in a raid Tuesday night in East Baltimore, according to Baltimore police. Police arrested Anthony Martin, 22, in connection with a raid on Townway Court in the Oliver neighborhood, several blocks east of Greenmount Cemetery, police said. The seizure yielded 88 vials of cocaine, $3,819 and a loaded 0.40-caliber weapon, according to authorities. Community members tipped police off on the activity on Townway Court, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
NEWS
August 5, 1994
Frederick County sheriff's deputies seized 30 marijuana plants from a house garden outside New Windsor after a mortgage company employee spotted the plants on a routine investigation, officials said.The house -- on Hemp Avenue, which runs off Route 31 about a mile into Frederick County -- was unoccupied when they confiscated the plants Monday, deputies said. The plants ranged from a foot to 7 feet high, said Sgt. Ralf Berger, a spokesman for the sheriff's office. Some of the plants were in containers and appeared to have been harvested.
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By Brian Sullam | April 6, 1997
FIGHTING DRUGS is a dirty business, but that doesn't mean the government should descend into the gutter with the drug dealers.Anne Arundel County Police Chief Larry Tolliver, in his letter to the editor at right, defends the practice of seizing cars in misdemeanor drug cases.He says his policy is to "enforce vigorously all laws controlling substance abuse," which includes seizing property as allowed under Maryland law.But the issue is not whether this policy is within legal bounds.Secure in our possessionsThe issue is that the current methods being used by county police to enforce the law violate one of the most basic rights we have as citizens: to be secure in our possessions.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | August 11, 1995
Baltimore police have shut down four street vendors accused of selling bootlegged copies of movies months before they are to be released in video stores, seizing more than 500 cassettes.Four people were arrested in separate raids Wednesday afternoon on a West Baltimore street corner and in front of the state office complex on West Preston Street, where police said tapes were being sold from an old Chevrolet van.The movies, which sold for $10 each, included "Waterworld," "Pocahontas," "Under Siege II," "The Net" and "Species" -- popular films that are playing in theaters and are not scheduled to be in video stores for at least nine months.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Federal prosecutors pursuing a drug money case based in part on a police dog whose certification has been questioned said in court filings this week that the dog might actually have been properly trained. The case stems from the seizure of $122,000 in suspected drug money at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport last fall. An attorney for a woman who claims the money is hers asked a judge to throw out the case, alleging that prosecutors used a faked K-9 training certificate produced by the Maryland Transportation Authority Police to bolster their case.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
Thinking ahead isn't an option for an undrafted free agent in training camp, especially one competing with a veteran for a team's sole punting job. Ravens undrafted rookie punter Richie Leone began working toward an NFL punting job in college. He kicked and played quarterback at Roswell High in Georgia, and while at the University of Houston began a pro-style training regimen under a former NFL special teams coach. So if he can't unseat incumbent punter Sam Koch during the preseason, Leone will have an even more refined left foot to take elsewhere in search of an NFL role.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
Police investigating an alleged domestic dispute at the Bel Air home of a retired Baltimore police officer last month found a gun that had been seized by city police and stored as evidence, authorities said Wednesday. Officers were called to the Dunsinnan Trail home of retired Baltimore Police Lt. Col. Dan Lioi on June 15, according to a spokeswoman for the Harford County sheriff's office. Following standard practice in cases involving allegations of domestic violence, spokeswoman Cristie Kahler said, police took five guns from Lioi's home.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
A Towson woman will forfeit a building on Joppa Road where police say she ran a house of prostitution, but a deal struck with federal prosecutors allows her to keep five other properties in Baltimore. Di Zhang, 43, will also pay $325,000 as part of a settlement of a federal civil forfeiture case over property connected to her alleged prostitution and human-trafficking activities, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Zhang still faces criminal charges in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
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By Yvonne Wenger and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Baltimore police say they plan to crack down on the city's notorious dirt bike riders, pledging to infiltrate the groups using social media and undercover officers in an effort to disrupt the packs of riders. Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said the popularity of the documentary "12 O'clock Boys" - a reference to the high-flying wheelie pose that riders strive to achieve - has "glorified" dirt bike riding and drawn enthusiasts from other states. It is illegal to operate the motorized bikes anywhere in Baltimore.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Goran Murray has had better days. The junior is Maryland's best close defenseman, but he had a rough outing in the seventh-seeded Terps' 8-7 win over Cornell in an NCAA tournament first-round game at Byrd Stadium on Saturday. Junior attackman Matt Donovan scored all three of his goals against Murray and recorded his lone assist when he lost Murray behind the cage and fed senior attackman Dan Lintner for a goal in the fourth quarter. But Maryland coach John Tillman noted that Murray forced Donovan into a turnover later in the period that helped the team win the time-of-possession battle.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 29, 2002
Baltimore police arrested two men yesterday and reported seizing large amounts of narcotics and cash after a four-month investigation of drug activity in the southwest section of the city. City police seized more that 3 pounds of cocaine, 4 ounces of raw heroin, 1.5 ounces of morphine and $10,000 in cash in raids at five locations, as well as three vehicles and two handguns allegedly used in the drug trade, according to Detective Mark Lunsford of the Central District Drug Enforcement Unit.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
Baltimore animal control officers would have more leeway to seize dogs, cats or other pets deemed to be a nuisance under a measure the City Council will consider Monday. The legislation, sponsored by Councilman Robert W. Curran, would allow animal control officers to evaluate complaints, such as dogs barking or running loose, and decide whether to take the animal to the pound without having to observe the violation. The animal's owner could get the pet back after a hearing process in the city Health Department, Curran said.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
Two Brooklyn residents were arrested, and more than $3,200 worth of drugs were seized following a Thursday raid in Anne Arundel County, police said. At around 10 a.m., Anne Arundel County Police's Tactical Narcotics Team for the Northern District executed a narcotics search warrant at a home in the 600 block of Wood Street after receiving complaints of drug activity, according to a news release. Detectives seized 16.92 grams of heroin valued at $2,030, 13.23 grams of crack cocaine valued at $1,190, $3,142 in cash, 37 prescription pills, a 2003 Lexus 4-door vehicle, a 2001 Dodge truck and packaging materials for distribution in the operation.
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