Jury Duty in Today's America
While most of America was still talking about what happened in Ferguson, Mo., and turning to law enforcement issues in Cleveland and Staten Island, New York, I spent the better part of the week of Dec. 1 in a courthouse in Rockville, Md.
Local leaders call grand jury decision about Ferguson shooting "a great travesty"
ROCKVILLE ? Local leaders call the grand jury decision in the Mike Brown shooting ?a great travesty.? On Nov. 24, St. Louis County prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch announced that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on charges related to the Aug. 8 shooting death of Brown. The grand jury could have recommended Wilson be charged with first-degree murder ...
Rhodes scholars named for 2015
The 32 American students chosen as Rhodes scholars for 2015, listed by geographical region:
Local attorneys take issue with Ferguson Grand Jury
As the country discusses the grand jury process in Ferguson, Mo., where jurors declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown, the phrase ?A grand jury can indict a ham sandwich? has populated many conversations. Not only was the decision against indictment unusual, but many aspects of the grand jury ? the defendant testifying, the mass of ...
Speed cameras criticized, voted out in communities nationwide since 1991
MELVILLE, N.Y. ? Fed-up motorists are increasingly challenging speed camera programs in municipalities across the country through lawsuits and voter referendums, forcing lawmakers to abandon the controversial technology or sharply curtail their use, according to an examination of camera programs.
Christmas should be celebrated, not just cynically exploited
When reporters are faced with an indelicate but essential quote, such as when Michael Brown's stepfather successfully urged onlookers in Jefferson, Mo., to "burn this b.... down," they often resort to a discreet series of dots.
Big Ideas for Arkansas 2014
Readers and experts suggest ways to change Arkansas for the better. by Ellie Wheeler, Leslie Newell Peacock, Leslie Newell Peacock, Jonathan Wilkins, Jane English, Eric Wilson, Benjamin Hardy, Chris Hancock, Meredith Martin-Moats, Carlton Saffa, Mara Leveritt, Dan Rahn, Walter Manger, Special Sanders, Jack Wagoner, Jacob Pesicek, Tara DeJohn, Jeff Short, Omaya Jones, Stephen Koch, Randy C. Forst ...
Montgomery County and Frederick County home sales
Listings of homes sold recently in Montgomery and Frederick counties.