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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....
  • 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....
  • Cut Ray Rice Now

    Cut Ray Rice Now
    As you've probably seen/heard by now, TMZ posted the previously unreleased video from inside the elevator where your Baltimore Raven Ray Rice knocked his then-fiancee (now wife) Janay Palmer unconscious, and then, perhaps even more disturbingly, showed no...
  • The Wandering Eye: The effects of climate change on the Bay, false confessions, and more

    The Wandering Eye: The effects of climate change on the Bay, false confessions, and more
    While a new study funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration sets out to understand changes in the Chesapeake and Delaware bays over the past half-century, with an eye to forming strategies for adapting to the expected ecological...
  • Murder Ink 9/3/14

    Murder Ink 9/3/14
    Murders This Week: 5 This Year: 145 Despite the bloody tally in recent weeks—13 killed at the hands of others in about as many days—the pace of homicides in Baltimore this year still lags behind last year’s by about 10.  Tuesday,...
  • Informant's phone calls lead to massive federal drug-dealing indictment in Baltimore

    Informant's phone calls lead to massive federal drug-dealing indictment in Baltimore
    The FBI had a busy day in Baltimore on Aug. 11, thanks to an informant's flurry of phone calls setting up drug deals that resulted in federal charges against nine men. The informant, dubbed "CW1" in court documents, had been arrested with "several...
  • Baltimore Police say we can't know which cops fired what shots, ever, ever

    Baltimore Police say we can't know which cops fired what shots, ever, ever
    The Baltimore Police Department has denied City Paper's request to see records of police use of firearms, citing the provision of the law that exempts personnel records.  "The Firearms Discharge report is a part of the internal investigation conducted...
  • Baltimore police "credibility issues" in drug case stymie feds' effort to keep $106,000 in seized cash

    Baltimore police "credibility issues" in drug case stymie feds' effort to keep $106,000 in seized cash
    U.S. District Court Judge Richard Bennett on Aug. 26 ruled that the federal government has no right to keep $106,467 in cash that a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge previously ruled had been seized illegally from a drug suspect by Baltimore police....
  • Lack Of Disclosure

    As the fallout from the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri reverberates, City Paper wondered where the Baltimore Police stand on their own use-of-force cases. In June the department announced a new, more “transparent”...