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  • Wandering Eye: Do Buddha statues prevent crime?, the Ebola pandemic, and cracking down on public art

    Wandering Eye: Do Buddha statues prevent crime?, the Ebola pandemic, and cracking down on public art
    San Francisco Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson has a story about how a crime-ridden block in Oakland, since 2009, when a resident placed a Buddha statue in a median strip there, has seen a precipitous decline in crime. "People stopped dumping garbage. They stopped vandalizing walls with graffiti. And the drug dealers stopped using that area to deal. The prostitutes went away," Johnson says, citing statistics. A similar tranquility has settled around the Buddha statue near the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), around which a well-tended garden has grown since its installation in a trash-strewn lot by a MICA graduate in 1994. There seems to be something to this Buddha-statue thing, so maybe it's time to start placing them around troubled areas in Baltimore, just to see what happens. (Van Smith)
  • Murder Ink 9/17/14

    Murder Ink 9/17/14
    Murders This Week: 1 This Year: 151 The city tallied only one homicide over the past seven days during the Star-Spangled Spectacular and the lead-up to it. There were nine non-fatal shootings reported by police as well as a police shooting. By this date...

    Late to the Party

    Late to the Party
    David D’Amico turned 50 a week before his Aug. 28 appearance in Maryland U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, where he consented to pre-trial detention in a massive 2010 pot-trafficking and money-laundering case in which most of his 15 co-defendants&...

    O Say Can You Scream?: The many absurdities of the city code surrounding "The Star-Spangled Banner"

    O Say Can You Scream?: The many absurdities of the city code surrounding "The Star-Spangled Banner"
    What with all this Star-Spangled hoo-hah going on here in The City With The Dawn's Early Light, we just happened to be skimming through "ARTICLE 19 POLICE ORDINANCES (As Last Amended by Ord. 14-231)," published by the Baltimore City Department of...

    Murder Ink 9/10/14

    Murder Ink 9/10/14
    Murders This Week: 5 This Year: 150 Three murders over two days within a four-block stretch of Park Heights Avenue punctuated the week’s violence. We’re still about 17 below the count at this time last year. Monday, Sept. 1 9:53 p.m....