Hate Crimes Spike in MoCo

Acts of vandalism motivated by the presidential election have caused a surge in hate crimes, according to police.
In the last few weeks, vandals have drawn racist and anti-Semitic graffiti on private …

Fight or flight and feelings of fright

It may seem to be common sense that when the accused person flees the scene of a crime, a jury may consider that fact in deciding guilt. Maryland case law carefully defines, however, when a jury may c…

The new shotgun approach to laws

In 2013, the Maryland legislature amended a previous statute to include a prohibition against an individual previously convicted of certain disqualifying crimes from possessing a shotgun. A number of …