candle memorial serviceBetween July 2013 and June 2014, 54 Marylanders lost their lives to domestic violence. 70% of the fatalities were due to guns. Last night a large crowd gathered in Annapolis to remember victims.

Domestic violence homicides are preventable. New bills in the Maryland legislature would add protections for victims of violence in dating relationships and give judges more leeway in the remedies they offer to specific victims.