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Crime

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  • City Hall Filmmaker Pulls Plug On Web Sites After Business Partner's Indictment On Drug Trafficking Charges

    Los Angeles-based filmmaker LaVern Whitt, producer of the Women in Power documentary about Baltimore's top elected officials reacted to the recent federal drug trafficking indictment of her business partner Lawrence Schaffner "Lorenzo" Reeves by taking...
  • Reward for Information in the Ken Harris Murder Investigation

    Less than a week after the City Council introduced a resolution asking for an update on the investigation of Kenneth Harris' murder, the Baltimore City Police Department is offering a monetary award for information in that case. Harris, a former Council...
  • CJCC Addresses Recent Homicide Spike

    Today was the December monthly meeting of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, a body that includes Mayor Sheila Dixon, State's Attorney Patricia Jessamy, and Police Commissioner Fred Bealefeld, in addition to representatives from the courts, Parole...
  • More on Obama Appointees' Connections to Carlos Vignali

    President-elect Barack Obama's key political appointments continue to hearken back to Pardongate, the 2001 scandal that resulted in a bipartisan Congressional committee investigation of influence peddling in the White House during the waning days of the...
  • Report Calls Obama Appointee Eric Holder's Role in Commutation Petition "Disturbing"

    The only issue even remotely standing in the way of Eric Holder being confirmed as the next U.S. Attorney General seems to be his role in the 2001 pardon of federal fugitive and billionaire Marc Rich, who fled the country after being charged with tax...
  • Congressman Requests Baltimore Police Review Election Night Arrests in Charles Village

    The Charles Village election night incident that led to the arrests of 15 people has prompted a request from U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings that Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefield III review the matter (see below). Mayor Sheila Dixon'...
  • Guardian Angels Seek Driver in Hit and Run

    The Baltimore Guardian Angels are looking for help finding a hit-and-run driver. Marcus Dent, chapter commander of the Baltimore Angels, sent an e-mail, posted below, describing the incident and asking people to contact the organization if they have any...
  • What's That Floating in the Water?

    On Tuesday, The Sun reported that Baltimore police were investigating the suspicious death of a man found floating in the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River early Monday morning, near the Hanover Street Bridge. The follow-up came in today's paper,...
  • OK, But It's Probably Like the Third-Biggest Drug Bust Ever. At Least.

    WJZ and The Sun are among those reporting on the Baltimore Police Department's ability to produce large quantities of drugs. Seized from somewhere in Southwest Baltimore. From someone. Destined for someplace. But apparently, at 91 pounds of blow, it's the...
  • Jayne Miller Says There Is a Cocaine Drought

    WBAL-TV's excellent Jayne Miller had an interesting take on Baltimore's Shadow Economy Wednesday night, telling viewers that Baltimore's substantial cocaine trade has lately seen a drought because of strife and drug cartel rivalries in Mexico and better-...
  • Waltz With Bashir, by Ari Folman and David Polonsky (Metropolitan Books)

    In the fall of 1984, a new roommate was assigned to share my concrete dorm room. Ted was freshly discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps, 23 years old and carrying vivid memories of his year-earlier deployment in Beirut. He sported tattoos, muscles, and a...
  • BPD Accidentally Releases Shooting Victim's Name on Twitter

    We were excited when the Baltimore Police Department started Twittering. It seemed a bit weird that they leapt right over simple things, like press releases, to get the information out, but the police actually telling the public stuff is a step in the...