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

  • Murder Ink 4/19/17: 8 murders this week, 94 murders this year

    Murder Ink 4/19/17: 8 murders this week, 94 murders this year

    Five murders over Easter weekend. This is not normal. Tuesday, April 11 10:56 p.m. Tion Singletary, a 22-year-old African-American man, was on the 1200 block of N. Luzerne Avenue when someone shot him in the upper body. He died there. Police say Singletary lived on the 2700 block of Winchester...

  • Don't Bogart That License: How state lawmakers ruin pot in battle over money

    Don't Bogart That License: How state lawmakers ruin pot in battle over money

    We're from the government and we're here to ruin pot. Let's listen to a guy who was awarded a Maryland state license to dispense marijuana last summer but filed a lawsuit against the state, because he missed out on a grower's license—apparently because of a single typo in his application. "What...

  • Black Caucus: Special session on medical pot—or else

    Black Caucus: Special session on medical pot—or else

    Alternately charging corruption and imploring Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch to "do the right thing," members of the Legislative Black Caucus threatened not to cooperate with fellow Democrats next year unless they get a special session to dole-out more medical cannabis licenses to African-American-owned...

  • Murder Ink 4/12/17: 7 murders this week, 86 murders this year

    Murder Ink 4/12/17: 7 murders this week, 86 murders this year

    Baltimore subtracted a murder from the count this week, as a March stabbing was ruled self-defense, but the weekend saw four murders, including a double-homicide on Saturday, keeping the annual killing rate at a record level. Suspects were arrested in two separate murder investigations as well....

  • Sen. Nathaniel Oaks busted in federal bribery sting [UPDATED]

    Sen. Nathaniel Oaks busted in federal bribery sting [UPDATED]

    [This story has been updated] U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein announced criminal charges against newly minted State Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks today, stemming from alleged payments for Oaks' help in getting money allocated to a project in Baltimore. According to a press release from the office, the FBI...

  • Murder Ink 4/5/17: 4 murders this week, 80 murders this year

    Murder Ink 4/5/17: 4 murders this week, 80 murders this year

    Four murders is a light week for Baltimore, and the police reported another homicide arrest, a sign of progress. But the last year Baltimore saw 80 murders before April 1 was 1998. In 2015 there were 52 by this date. Last year there were 59. This is a crisis. Tuesday, March 28 2:45 a.m. April Ellis,...

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