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  • The Black Guerrilla Family's Maryland chapter is all about 'ben'

    The Black Guerrilla Family's Maryland chapter is all about 'ben'
    Back in 2011, two years before Tavon White and 43 others were indicted in Maryland for running a Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) gang conspiracy in Baltimore's jails, someone going by the moniker "fire water air" posted a comment on the forum of assatashakur.org, the website of American cop-killer fugitive Assata Shakur. What "fire water air" wrote cut to the core of a central dilemma for the BGF: How can it pursue what it calls "cambone," a concept that promotes community dignity in a racist society, while actively carrying out what it calls "ben," the tactics, often criminal, for financially supporting the pursuit of that dignity?
  • Wandering Eye: BGF threatens NYPD?, 'revolt' at The New Republic, and more

    An alleged anonymous 911 call made to Baltimore Police Department on Nov. 25 prompted a flare-up of New York Police Department (NYPD) security concerns over the weekend, which quickly subsided after the threat was deemed not credible. NYPD's police...

    Wandering Eye: 'Reverse sting' operations, more fraternities behaving badly, and Maryland cops on Ferguson

    Wandering Eye: 'Reverse sting' operations, more fraternities behaving badly, and Maryland cops on Ferguson
    The Los Angeles Times' story about California judges ruling against federal law enforcers' tactic of luring criminals into "reverse sting" armed-robbery schemes, featuring fictitious stash houses, fictitious drugs, and fictitious victims, puts the...

    Judge finds that FBI agent Matthew Lowry's "limited role" doesn't taint Baltimore prison-gang case

    Judge finds that FBI agent Matthew Lowry's "limited role" doesn't taint Baltimore prison-gang case
    Maryland U.S. District judge Ellen Hollander says that, based on the "very limited role" of Washington, D.C.-based FBI special agent Matthew Lowry, whose suspected evidence-tampering has prompted dismissals of numerous drug cases, in the investigation...

    D.C. FBI agent accused of evidence-tampering played a role in Baltimore Black Guerrilla Family prison-gang probe, lawyer says

    D.C. FBI agent accused of evidence-tampering played a role in Baltimore Black Guerrilla Family prison-gang probe, lawyer says
    Matthew Lowry, the FBI special agent at the Washington, D.C. field office whose suspected evidence-tampering has prompted the dismissal of drug cases against nearly two dozen defendants so far, "is believed to have participated in the investigation" of...