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In Memory of Former Prince George's County (MD) County Executive, Wayne K. Curry By Karen L. Bune

 The death of former Prince George’s County (MD) County Executive, Wayne K. Curry, is devastating news.  At age 63, he became the victim of terminal lung cancer.  A smoker for many years, the impact of those actions caused him to publicly urge others, in the final months of his life, to stop smoking to avoid the fate that befell him. Curry was an ambitious, dedicated and committed public servant who always wanted to make a difference.  He was what Prince George’s needed in troubled times when…See More
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A MARYLAND JUDGE, A CONVICT, AND A DISGRACE BY KAREN L. BUNE

As an alumnus of American University and a 2011 AU alumni award recipient, as a professional with a long career in the criminal justice system, and as an Adjunct Professor at two universities, I am appalled at the behavior of Montgomery County, Maryland Judge Audrey Creighton.  Her association with a convicted felon, Rickley Senning, who she represented as a public defender coupled with her live-in, intimate relationship with him is outrageous.  Allegedly, she is the victim of kidnapping and…See More
Jun 21
Karen L. Bune left a comment for Danny Johnson
"Hi,   I write monthly profile articles on noteworthy police dispatchers.  Can you provide the names and contact numbers for any in your jurisdiction worthy of such an article (with photo acompanying it).  They are…"
Jun 21
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Chief Investigator’s Demeanor Lends Appearance Contrary To Criminal Charges, Firing By Karen L. Bune

The arrest of former Chief Investigator, James F. Artis, of the Prince George’s County (MD) State’s Attorney’s Office for second-degree assault and fourth-degree sex offense comes as a surprise to those who formerly worked with him and those who are acquainted with him.  Artis, a former police chief and military veteran, outwardly appeared to be a professional who desired to be respectful and appropriate in carrying out his duties.  He always demonstrated a willingness to be helpful to his…See More
Aug 28, 2012
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Chief Investigator’s Demeanor Lends Appearance Contrary To Criminal Charges, Firing By Karen L. Bune

The arrest of former Chief Investigator, James F. Artis, of the Prince George’s County (MD) State’s Attorney’s Office for second-degree assault and fourth-degree sex offense comes as a surprise to those who formerly worked with him and those who are acquainted with him.  Artis, a former police chief and military veteran, outwardly appeared to be a professional who desired to be respectful and appropriate in carrying out his duties.  He always demonstrated a willingness to be helpful to his…See More
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Jun 28, 2012
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‘A Soaring Star,’ Frank Kratovil Jr. Will Shine As Judge In Queen Anne’s County, MD

A class act, the epitome of professionalism, one who understands and has the productive and proven know-how of bona fide, effective leadership, Frank Kratovil Jr. is, once again, moving on and moving up.  With his recent selection by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to serve on the judicial bench of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, there is no doubt that Mr. Kratovil will prove to be a fair, impartial and effective judge.  Truly, Mr. Kratovil is an icon of excellence, and any additional…See More
Jan 17, 2012
Karen L. Bune posted a blog post

‘A Soaring Star,’ Frank Kratovil Jr. Will Shine As Judge In Queen Anne’s County, MD

A class act, the epitome of professionalism, one who understands and has the productive and proven know-how of bona fide, effective leadership, Frank Kratovil Jr. is, once again, moving on and moving up.  With his recent selection by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to serve on the judicial bench of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, there is no doubt that Mr. Kratovil will prove to be a fair, impartial and effective judge.  Truly, Mr. Kratovil is an icon of excellence, and any additional…See More
Jan 5, 2012
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Officer’s Death Highlights Lethality Potential of Domestic Violence Cannot Be Underestimated By Karen L. Bune

With the onset of a new year, 2012 already ushers in a vivid reminder of how dangerous domestic violence calls for service can be with the reported death of Officer Shawn Schneider, 32, of the Lake City Minnesota Police Department.  Officer Schneider was a nine year veteran of the police department and also a part-time law officer with the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office.Schneider was fighting for his life for two weeks before he died on December 30, 2011.  Shot in the head by Alan Sylte, 25,…See More
Jan 3, 2012
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Officer’s Death Highlights Lethality Potential of Domestic Violence Cannot Be Underestimated By Karen L. Bune

With the onset of a new year, 2012 already ushers in a vivid reminder of how dangerous domestic violence calls for service can be with the reported death of Officer Shawn Schneider, 32, of the Lake City Minnesota Police Department.  Officer Schneider was a nine year veteran of the police department and also a part-time law officer with the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office.Schneider was fighting for his life for two weeks before he died on December 30, 2011.  Shot in the head by Alan Sylte, 25,…See More
Jan 3, 2012
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Phillie's Flash Mobs Face The 'Biggest, Baddest Game in Town' By Karen L. Bune

Three cheers and major applause to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, and Judge Kevin M. Dougherty, Supervising judge of the Philadelphia Family Court Juvenile Division, for having the guts to unhesitatingly take a tough stance and speak out on the critical problem of flash mobs in Philadelphia.  Dubbed the city of “Brotherly Love,” Philadelphia in recent weeks has been out of control with outrageously violent incidents that have evolved from flash mobs.  The…See More
Aug 17, 2011
Karen L. Bune posted a blog post

Phillie's Flash Mobs Face The 'Biggest, Baddest Game in Town' By Karen L. Bune

Three cheers and major applause to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, and Judge Kevin M. Dougherty, Supervising judge of the Philadelphia Family Court Juvenile Division, for having the guts to unhesitatingly take a tough stance and speak out on the critical problem of flash mobs in Philadelphia.  Dubbed the city of “Brotherly Love,” Philadelphia in recent weeks has been out of control with outrageously violent incidents that have evolved from flash mobs.  The…See More
Aug 15, 2011

Profile Information

Primary Agency/Department Type:
County
Primary Role in Law Enforcement:
Other
Rank/Title
Victim Specialist/Legal Assistant
Primary Department/Agency Name:
State's Attorney's Office, Prince George's County Maryland
Years in Law Enforcement:
30
My Training:
Master's Degree in The Administration of Justice (With Distinction) from American University, Washington, D. C.
Board Certified in Domestic Violence and Traumatic Stress
Diplomate of the Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
Numerous ongoing training programs throughout my career
About Me:
I am also an adjunct professor at two universities in Virginia, a consultant for the U. S. Dept. of Justice, a writer, and a nationally recognized speaker. I am outgoing, enjoy socializing, and am approachable. I have a wonderful sense of humor and love to laugh. Friendships are very important in my life.
Relationship Status:
Single
I Love Being in Law Enforcement Because:
I interact with people and can have an impact in their lives. I also enjoy working with all components of the system and dealing with the real world. It is challenging, dynamic, and never dull. I also like to engage in police ride-alongs and feel it is important in my professional role.

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In Memory of Former Prince George's County (MD) County Executive, Wayne K. Curry By Karen L. Bune

 The death of former Prince George’s County (MD) County Executive, Wayne K. Curry, is devastating news.  At age 63, he became the victim of terminal lung cancer.  A smoker for many years, the impact of those actions caused him to publicly urge others, in the final months of his life, to stop smoking to avoid the fate that befell him. 

Curry was an ambitious, dedicated and committed public servant who always wanted to make a difference.  He was what Prince George’s needed in troubled…

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Posted on July 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

A MARYLAND JUDGE, A CONVICT, AND A DISGRACE BY KAREN L. BUNE

As an alumnus of American University and a 2011 AU alumni award recipient, as a professional with a long career in the criminal justice system, and as an Adjunct Professor at two universities, I am appalled at the behavior of Montgomery County, Maryland Judge Audrey Creighton.  Her association with a convicted felon, Rickley Senning, who she represented as a public defender coupled with her live-in, intimate relationship with him is outrageous. 

 Allegedly, she is the victim of…

Continue

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chief Investigator’s Demeanor Lends Appearance Contrary To Criminal Charges, Firing By Karen L. Bune

The arrest of former Chief Investigator, James F. Artis, of the Prince George’s County (MD) State’s Attorney’s Office for second-degree assault and fourth-degree sex offense comes as a surprise to those who formerly worked with him and those who are acquainted with him.  Artis, a former police chief and military veteran, outwardly appeared to be a professional who desired to be respectful and appropriate in carrying out his duties.  He always demonstrated a willingness to be helpful to his…

Continue

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 12:30am

‘A Soaring Star,’ Frank Kratovil Jr. Will Shine As Judge In Queen Anne’s County, MD

A class act, the epitome of professionalism, one who understands and has the productive and proven know-how of bona fide, effective leadership, Frank Kratovil Jr. is, once again, moving on and moving up.  With his recent selection by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to serve on the judicial bench of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, there is no doubt that Mr. Kratovil will prove to be a fair, impartial and effective judge.  Truly, Mr. Kratovil is an icon of excellence, and any…

Continue

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 6:00am

Officer’s Death Highlights Lethality Potential of Domestic Violence Cannot Be Underestimated By Karen L. Bune

With the onset of a new year, 2012 already ushers in a vivid reminder of how dangerous domestic violence calls for service can be with the reported death of Officer Shawn Schneider, 32, of the Lake City Minnesota Police Department.  Officer Schneider was a nine year veteran of the police department and also a part-time law officer with the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office.

Schneider was fighting for his life for two weeks before he died on December 30, 2011.  Shot in the head by Alan…

Continue

Posted on January 3, 2012 at 4:30am

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 4:03pm on April 25, 2009, Don E. Carmack said…
Hi Karen,

I joined last week and was browsing through all the names. Looks like you have had a lengthy career just as I have. I believe I have you by one year. Thought it would be interesting to visit.

Thanks Don
At 9:10am on May 1, 2009, Danny Johnson said…
Karen, thanks for the message. If you ever need anything from good ole chuck county, please don't hesitate to ask.

Danny
At 7:58pm on May 11, 2009, Don E. Carmack said…
Hi Karen,

Well I don't know if I have this messaging thing figured out yet. SO, if you get it let me know and if I don't hear back I will suspect I have not properly sent it.

Looks like you are one busy Lady. I would like to attend the memorial but it will not work with my schedule this time. I was wanting to ride the bicycle route last year for the memorial wall but couldn't make it either.

I haven't been that direction but once in my life and that was when I flew into Virginia prior to going to Iraq.

I'm not going to write much this time in case I'm not sending this correctly.
DON
At 12:21pm on May 17, 2009, Terry Nored said…
Thank You, I feel that it was all worth every moment. ~ Terry
At 8:38am on July 18, 2009, Harry A. Dunton said…
No. Unfortunately we don't have any pets, but if we get one, I will keep him in mind. I wanted to thank you for the very nice article that you wrote about my Brother in Law. (TJ Bomba)

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