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An Uncomfortable Link Between Race And Marijuana Arrests In D.C.

African Americans are more likely to be arrested for pot possession — and less likely to play a role in the business of marijuana cultivation in the nation's capital. What does that say about D.C.?

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Could Baltimore's Mayor Have Prevented Clashes With Protesters Saturday?

Protests about the death in custody of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray turned violent Saturday, with small groups of protesters clashing with fans outside an Orioles game and later with police.

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How Long Is Too Long To Question Police About Possible Misconduct?

Protesters in Baltimore continue to demand answers about how Freddie Gray reportedly suffered a fatal spinal injury while he was in police custody. The case is raising new questions about Maryland's Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights and the balance between due process for police officers and the public's right to know what happened.
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Maryland Isn't Doing Enough To Address Police Accountability, Say Some Lawmakers

The death of Freddie Gray after he suffered a fatal injury while in the custody of Baltimore police has led to the suspension of six officers, but the Maryland General Assembly ignored the majority of so-called "police accountability" bills during its yearly session.
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Baltimore Police Investigate Death Of Freddie Gray In Police Custody

A Baltimore man died after his spine was nearly severed while in police custody. Police are investigating, but there is currently no word into what caused the injury.

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Fairfax County Takes New Steps Toward Combating Sexual Assault

Despite the retraction of the Rolling Stone article about a University of Virginia fraternity, elected officials across Virginia say they're becoming increasingly concerned about sexual assault on college campuses.
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'Second Chance' Bill For Job Seekers With Criminal Records Advances In Maryland

The Second Chance Act received initial approval from the House of Delegates on Friday afternoon, the Senate has already approved it, and Gov. Larry Hogan is a supporter.

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Census Bureau Guard Dies After Shooting That Ended With Dramatic Car Chase

An armed man kidnapped a woman, shot a Census Bureau guard and led police on a car chase through Maryland and Washington, D.C., on Thursday before authorities cornered him in an exchange of gunfire.
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Is Crime On The Downswing In Ward 8?

The Metropolitan Police Department says some types of crime have decreased in Ward 8, but activists say that doesn't mean the problem is solved.

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Prisoner Who Escaped Fairfax Hospital Arrested In D.C.

A prisoner escaped from Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church in the early morning hours Tuesday, wrestling a gun from a guard before fleeing and carjacking two people.

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