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There has been a ‘parabolic increase’ in cities and states giving tenants a right to counsel to help fight evictions.
Jun 01, 2021
A bill passed by the state legislature, but yet to be enacted, would offer access to counsel for low-income renters.
Apr 16, 2021
Prosecutors across the country have begun declining low-level cases in an effort to reduce racial inequity and to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 12, 2021
A new diversion program will allow people charged with driving with a suspended license or without insurance to avoid jail time and fees.
Mar 29, 2021
Several states, including Maryland, are considering bills to protect minors from abusive police interrogations.
Mar 25, 2021
Numerous city councils and state legislatures are debating giving renters a right to counsel, which can make the difference between stability and catastrophe.
Feb 18, 2021
In addition to the releases he has already ordered, the New York governor can grant commutations to free more incarcerated people to protect them from the disease. He has issued only three since the pandemic began.
Alana Sivin, Joshua Vaughn
Nov 25, 2020
An Appeal analysis shows that the percentage of people held without bond remains steady, at roughly 33%, although arrests are down during the pandemic.
Jul 14, 2020
In a moment of crisis, the state Senate and House are slated to be in recess until January.
Jul 10, 2020
The lawsuit says the Small Business Administration overstepped its authority by imposing ‘arbitrary and capricious’ restrictions on a loan program passed by Congress.
Jun 17, 2020
Eraina Pretty has served 42 years in prison in connection with a 1978 store robbery. A new law that might have led to her release has been derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 21, 2020
Prisoners feel like they are ‘sitting ducks,’ said a woman whose boyfriend is incarcerated at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center.
Apr 30, 2020
The 2015 shooting left Keith Davis Jr. with respiratory issues. His defense attorney says that as he appeals his case he should be freed from prison.
Apr 29, 2020
On the anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising protests, new evidence in Gray’s death uncovers suppressed witness accounts of police brutality.
Apr 23, 2020
Jawan Richards was shot by Baltimore police and hit with gun and assault charges stemming from the incident. His defense attorneys now say video evidence may exonerate their client.
Feb 13, 2020
WJLA’s Kevin Lewis selectively reports on immigrants arrested for sex crimes to paint a misleading picture of violence in Montgomery County.
Adam H. Johnson
Oct 01, 2019
Jul 23, 2019
Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins seeks a fourth term as critics blast him for a record that includes poor jail conditions, in-custody suicides, and the deaths of two young people at the hands of his deputies.
Oct 31, 2018
Dismal police accountability has made communities vulnerable to private vendors.
Brandon Soderberg, Raven Rakia
Oct 26, 2018
After the Gun Trace Task Force scandal rocked the police department, plainclothes policing was spurned. But a recently resigned commissioner championed plainclothes units, a decision the department seems to be sticking with.
Aug 22, 2018
A onetime gang liaison for the Baltimore Police Department writes that its database is racist and error-ridden.
Jul 23, 2018