In a speech before law enforcement officers Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions denounced consent decrees as a contributor to rising crime in American cities like Chicago and Baltimore, where those court orders requiring police departments to fix complex internal issues have been implemented to confront corruption and discrimination by officers.
A Towson man has been indicted in a Ponzi scheme said to be one of the “largest ever charged in Maryland,” after working with co-conspirators in Texas and Nevada to defraud hundreds of investors of more than $364 million to use for their own personal gain, prosecutors say.
Johns Hopkins Hospital says it’s undertaking a “thorough internal review” of an alleged incident that’s gone viral on social media, in which a mother wrote that an anesthesiologist there made insulting and racist comments to her son before a procedure and had him pee into a bottle instead of letting him use the bathroom.
College professor Christine Blasey Ford has come forward with allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it” during a high school party in the 1980s, according to a story in The Washington Post.
When Ford tried to scream, Kavanaugh allegedly put his hand over her mouth.
Ford also said there was another man in the room, conservative writer Mark Judge, who was watching and eventually jumped on top of her and Kavanaugh, sending all three to the floor. Both men were “stumbling drunk,” she told the Post.
More than 60 solar-powered smart trash cans hit the streets in South Baltimore today, marking the start of a program for the cans that compact trash and recyclables using energy from the sun and can signal to trash collectors when they need to be emptied.
Legislation being introduced before the Baltimore City Council tonight would require the Department of Transportation to set new “general maximum” speed limits for city roads, capping legal speed limits at 25 mph for arterial roads, 20 mph for local roads and 15 mph for alleyways.