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‘Culture Of Disrespect’ Fuels Academy Sex Assaults

A culture of bad behavior and disrespect among athletes at U.S. military academies is one part of the continuing problem of sexual assaults at the schools, according to a new Defense Department report that comes in the wake of scandals that rocked teams at all three academies last year.



Baltimore City Police Increase Patrols Following Spike In Cell Phone Robberies

Stolen by force! Baltimore City police say cell phones are becoming the item to steal on city streets.



Prison Under Fire: Guards At North Branch Rally For Top Officials To Resign

Maryland’s prison system–out of control. Correctional officers call for action after security leaders fail to warn them about a planned inmate attack.



Union For Correctional Officers Criticizes State Over Security Threats

Another assault on a correctional officer at the maximum security prison in Western Maryland has union officials demanding three directors be fired.


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More Trouble Behind Bars: 12 Prison Guards Assaulted In Cumberland

More criticism aimed at the state’s prison system. Twelve officers at the maximum security facility in Cumberland have been assaulted since June.


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Report: D.C. Fails To Investigate Sexual Assaults

A report from a human rights group faults D.C. police for failing to investigate at least 170 reported sexual assaults over a three-year period.



Police & Students On Guard After University Of Maryland Assault

There are new concerns over security at the University of Maryland when a female student was sexually assaulted by a stranger in her dorm—and it’s not the first assault this school year.


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FBI Could Be Changing Definition Of Rape

The FBI is now trying to give rape victims a bigger voice and make sure their cases don’t fall through the cracks.


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D.C. Police Beef Up Patrols On Trail After Attacks

Authorities are stepping up patrols on a trail between Washington and Maryland following a number of attacks in recent weeks.


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More Sex Assaults Reported At Military Academies

The Defense Department says reported sexual assaults at the three military academies rose 64 percent in the 2009-10 academic year compared with the previous year.



Prisons Official Says Assaults Are Down

The secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says serious assaults by inmates on staff at state prisons are down.