Edward Ericson Jr.

Writer

Edward Ericson Jr. has been a reporter since 1987. He as written for the Providence Journal-Bulletin, The Hartford Courant's Northeast Magazine, The Washington Monthly, SPIN, and Harper's, as well as the Orlando Weekly, Detroit Metro Times, and the late, lamented Columbus (Ohio) Guardian and Advocate newsweeklies of Massachusetts and Connecticut. He likes fraudsters, bureaucrats, drug dealers, business titans, cops, scientists, barflies and politicians in equal measure, and finds all of their stories scintillating.

Recent Articles

  • The State of the City is Optimistic

    The State of the City is Optimistic

    Mayor Catherine Pugh's first State of The City address promised more school funding and a forensic audit of police overtime, an independent monitor for the Department of Justice decree, a stronger police civilian review board, more opportunities for minority businesses, and more job opportunities...

  • Murder Ink 3/15/17: 6 murders this week, 60 murders this year

    Murder Ink 3/15/17: 6 murders this week, 60 murders this year

    After a lull lasting more than a week, Baltimore notched six murders in four days, including a woman who police initially thought died of natural causes. They later arrested her son and charged him with strangling her to death. Wednesday, March 8 2:50 p.m. Sean Wood, a 26-year-old African-American...

  • Former P.G. County delegate indicted on federal bribery, wire fraud charges

    Former P.G. County delegate indicted on federal bribery, wire fraud charges

    A federal grand jury has indicted a former Prince Georges County state delegate on bribery, conspiracy, and wire fraud involving his campaign finances, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.   Michael Lynn Vaughn, a Democrat who had served on the House Economic Matters Committee for 13 years before...

  • Murder Ink 3/8/16: 2 murders this week, 54 murders this year

    Murder Ink 3/8/16: 2 murders this week, 54 murders this year

    A week with just two murders, and five days without any, is rare in Baltimore these days. We even had a Saturday with no reported shootings or stabbings. This, in the same week the feds arrested seven city cops on racketeering charges. Monday, Feb. 27 8:15 p.m. Gerald Long, a 79-year-old Caucasian...

  • Five times law enforcers could have arrested Donald Trump but didn’t

    Five times law enforcers could have arrested Donald Trump but didn’t

    After President Donald Trump melted down on Twitter Saturday, it's safe to say that virtually no one in America doesn't know that he is under FBI investigation, again. Although it's highly doubtful that former President Barack Obama ordered Trump Tower's phones tapped, the feds are reportedly looking...

  • Feds indict seven Baltimore cops in racketeering conspiracy

    Feds indict seven Baltimore cops in racketeering conspiracy

    Seven Baltimore police officers, all part of a vaunted unit tasked with getting illegal guns off the streets, were indicted today on federal racketeering charges.  According to the indictments, the police stole thousands of dollars by falsely claiming overtime, in addition to robbing drug dealers...

  • Murder Ink 3/1/17: 5 murders this week, 52 murders this year

    Murder Ink 3/1/17: 5 murders this week, 52 murders this year

    Another week of comparatively few murders dropped the pace to just .9 homicides per day. This is progress. Tuesday, Feb. 21 7 p.m. Jackie Burris, a 26-year-old African-American man, was on the 2800 block of Wenburn Street, around the corner from his home on Sidney Avenue, when someone shot him...

  • False Pugh donor was busted for theft

    False Pugh donor was busted for theft

    A man who says he gave—then rescinded—a $6,000 check to Mayor Catherine Pugh's election campaign last year later pleaded guilty to stealing someone else's bank card to purchase $16,000 worth of designer accessories, yet he has not appeared before the grand jury investigating the mayor's campaign....

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