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January 8, 1993
We used to resign ourselves to living with many things that are now viewed as intolerable -- second-hand cigarette smoke, racial slurs, sexual harassment and, now, stalking.Thank heavens for this turnaround. Why shouldn't we can pass laws against these hurtful things?Stalking, for example, has always been a great injustice in our justice system. Police have been powerless to arrest or charge people who threaten or follow us until they break a law, such as trespassing or inflicting assault.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
An Arizona man pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of stalking his ex-wife in Maryland after a campaign of harassment and violent threats that included mailing the woman shredded copies of protective orders she had taken out against him, the U.S. Justice Department said. David Charles Richards, 49, of Phoenix, will be sentenced in June and faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for stalking. Richards and the woman were married in the early 1990s and lived in Anne Arundel County, according to his indictment, but the marriage ended after about 10 weeks when Richards told his wife he had been previously arrested for assault and she ordered him from the home.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | February 11, 1993
Councilman Edward Middlebrooks said he has seen it all too often in his law practice: A relationship ends, but one person does not want to accept it. Or a person becomes the object of obsession, is followed and receives threatening letters or phone calls.As a remedy, Mr. Middlebrooks, a Severn Democrat, is drafting a stalking bill that he will introduce to the County Council next week."A lot of this stems from relationships, when you have one party that doesn't want to let go. To the person who's going through this, it's traumatic," Mr. Middlebrooks said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2011
The temperature was already climbing into the high 60s early on the morning of July 2, 1881, a Saturday, bringing with it all the promise of another muggy and humid summer's day in Washington. President James A. Garfield entered a White House bedroom to wake his two sons, Harry and Jim. They were about to embark with their father on a railroad journey to the Jersey Shore to meet their mother, Lucretia, who had been convalescing there after suffering an attack of malaria. Garfield attempted to rouse his sleeping sons with a rendition of "I Mixed Those Babies Up," his favorite song from the new Gilbert and Sullivan opera, "H.M.S.
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By James Asher and James Asher,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1995
"The Stalking of Kristin," by George Lardner Jr. Atlantic Monthly Press. 340 pages. $23 George Lardner of the Washington Post has written a book I could not write. "The Stalking of Kristin" is about the murder of his child.On May 30, 1992, Kristin Lardner was walking down Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. Her former lover sneaked up behind her and calmly put a bullet in her head. Fleeing down an alley, he returned suddenly and shot her twice more as she lay mortally wounded on the sidewalk. Minutes later, the killer himself would be dead of a suicide.
SPORTS
By Jerry Greene and Jerry Greene,Orlando Sentinel | October 20, 1991
Miami had just beaten New England on the road, 20-10, and Miami Dolphins tight end Greg Baty was relaxing in the afterglow of one his best days as a professional football player. For the moment, the fear didn't show in his eyes.He had caught four passes from Dan Marino for 89 yards. A good day's work. "I can't wait to go home and hug my wife," he said.That's when the haunted look returned to his face. He had thought of his wife, Kathleen, home and alone.Granted, she's in no more danger now than any other woman alone.
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By Laura Lippmann and Laura Lippmann,Staff Writer | February 10, 1993
Dinah Lynch knew someone wanted to hurt her. But she had to wait until the man fired 11 rounds into her bedroom, missing her by inches, before she could use the law to put him away for more than 30 days.The Bowie woman had been stalked for more than a year by a co-worker, an Amtrak passenger engineer like herself. He followed her everywhere, taunted her on the telephone, and even moved to her neighborhood.Under current Maryland law, all she could do was complain of harassment, a misdemeanor punishable by no more than 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | February 11, 2003
On a day designated to remember domestic violence victims, several Maryland legislators spoke out yesterday in support of legislation that would toughen the state's stalking law. More than five dozen delegates and senators have sponsored a bill that would amend the stalking law for the first time since it was enacted in 1993. "It is with great sadness that we feel this bill continues to be necessary," said Del. Carol S. Petzold, a Montgomery County Democrat who is the chief sponsor in the House.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | January 4, 1993
Time after time, Barbara Taylor has picked up the paper or turned on the TV to see a report about a woman being killed by an ex-husband or boyfriend. Time after time, she has thought there must be a way to fight back.The Annapolis attorney is among a group of women's advocates supporting a proposed law to better protect the victims of stalking.A public hearing on the measure, introduced by Alderman Carl O. Snowden, is scheduled for 6 p.m. today before the regular City Council meeting. Ms. Taylor and several other women lawyers plan to testify at City Hall in support of the legislation.
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By ELISE ARMACOST | March 21, 1993
She is the classic example of a stalking victim, the perfect anecdote to support the anti-stalking legislation now before the Maryland General Assembly and the Anne Arundel County Council.In the last three years, Cathy Rone's ex-boyfriend has done everything but kill her. He's beaten her, burned her with cigarettes, abused her children, tried to run her over with a truck, hung a freshly gutted cat on her car antenna, killed her daughter's dog and presented its remains to the pet store for a $250 refund.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2011
A woman who says she is the ex-girlfriend of former City Council President Lawrence A. Bell III is accusing him of stalking her and repeatedly breaking into her home, court records show. Bell, a Democrat who spent 12 years on the council and lost the 1999 election for mayor, has been charged with third-degree burglary, theft less than $1,000, telephone harassment and stalking. The charges were filed by Shan Mabry, who said she has known and dated Bell for 20 years. Contacted Thursday night, Bell declined to comment on the charges.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | June 6, 2010
"There goes the neighborhood." We do not know if that was Sarah Palin's initial response to the news that a journalist writing a book about her had rented the house next to hers in Wasilla, Alaska. But who could blame her if it was? As it is, the response Ms. Palin did share on Facebook seems tellingly uneven, as if Joe McGinniss' decision to move in next door had knocked her off her game. One moment, she's chirping with trademark insouciance about how she might bake him a blueberry pie to welcome him to the neighborhood.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2010
There's one question that makes me cringe and instantly start doing the la-la-la, I-can't-hear-you thing with my ears: "Can I tell you how I really feel?" No, dear God, no! Anything but that! It's not that I don't care what other people think. In fact, being a reporter, I've spent a good deal of my life asking people what they think about something. (Well, usually I'm asking what they know, but people generally want to tell you what they think — big difference.)
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,dick.irwin@baltsun.com | January 28, 2010
A man suspected of stalking a patient at Union Memorial Hospital was shot Wednesday night outside the hospital by two members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force, part of a police contingent that staked out the facility after learning the man was in the area, said a police spokesman. The man's name was not released. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said a warrant was issued in mid-January charging the man with attempted murder after a stabbing outside a Royal Farms store in the 1000 block of W. 36th St. in Hampden.
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By Richard Irwin and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 27, 2010
A man suspected of stalking a patient at Union Memorial Hospital was shot outside the medical facility Wednesday night by two members of a warrant task force who were staking out the institution after learning he was inside, according to a police spokesman. The man's name was not released; he was being treated at a different hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Anthony Guglielmi, the spokesman, said a warrant was issued in mid-January charging the man with attempted murder after he stabbed a person outside a Royal Farm store in the 1000 block of W. 36th St. in Hampden.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho | November 13, 2009
The sale of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park will proceed without a lead bidder, prolonging questions about the future of Maryland's two thoroughbred tracks. The announcement of a "stalking horse," or lead bid, this week was expected to provide insight into the starting price and potential new owner of the tracks and the Preakness, the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown. Now, it might not be until January when the fate of the tracks is revealed. The auction is scheduled for Jan. 8. Bankrupt track operator Magna Entertainment Corp.
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 12, 1996
A judge yesterday denied bail to a Baltimore County judge's son charged with stalking a former girlfriend.Scott Edward Bollinger, 19, son of Circuit Judge Thomas J. Bollinger, was arrested last week on trespassing charges after he allegedly disregarded a court order to stay away from her home.Scott Bollinger was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center in lieu of $75,000 bail.Pub Date: 6/12/96
NEWS
July 6, 2009
Former D.C. mayor Barry charged with stalking WASHINGTON - Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr. was arrested Saturday and charged with stalking a female acquaintance, the latest in a long string of legal troubles for the politician. U.S. Park Police said Barry, a current D.C. Council member, was arrested after a woman flagged down an officer and claimed that Barry was stalking her. He was charged with misdemeanor stalking and released. Police did not name Barry's accuser, but his spokeswoman, Natalie Williams, said Sunday afternoon that the 40-year-old woman is somebody that Barry had helped financially during "various stages of instability" in her life.
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