Technology, as everyone in Anne Arundel County knows, moves very fast. Sometimes, it can move so quickly that our criminal law system can have trouble keeping up.
In an earlier post, we told Maryland readers about how reports of sexual assault at the Naval Academy, located right here in Ann Arundel County, had more than doubled in the past year. This is fourth straight year the Naval Academy has seen year-to-year increases in reported sexual assaults. That troubling statistic has prompted some inquiry, though, and has led others to question how one should define a term like "sexual assault."
Our society is pretty good about filling in the gaps when it comes to helping everyone meet their needs. But there are some sad cases in which it is apparent a person did not receive the help he or she should have had. Sometimes, there are sad and disastrous consequences to these societal failings.
A 26-year-old man recently became intoxicated at a party in Anne Arundel County, police allege, and then stabbed the man who tried to throw him out of the gathering.