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  • In Maryland, bars still not liable for drunk-driving patrons

    The Maryland Court of Appeals narrowly upheld a lower court's ruling yesterday that found a bar owner not liable for the death of a drunk driver's victim. In a 4 to 3 decision—which included a dissenting opinion—the court ruled that the...
  • Summer of the Gun: 1400 block of Ashland Avenue

    There were four shootings over the July 27-28 weekend, including that of an 18-year-old who was shot in the face on Russell Street under the 295 overpass. On Ashland Avenue, which is just blocks from the huge expansion of Johns Hopkins Hospital, police...
  • Guilty plea underscores “family” in BGF racketeering case

    The three defendants who've pleaded guilty so far in this year's Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison-gang racketeering case involving Maryland correctional officers (COs) share a jail-spawned family tree. The lead defendant, BGF leader Tavon White, who...
  • Another 262 months for Jose Morales

    Federal district judge Roger Titus sentenced Jose J. Morales to an additional 262 months behind bars today for trying to smuggle heroin into federal prison while attempting to keep an outside-the-walls pot ring running. The sentence is to run...
  • “Wagba” emerges from the shadows of the Baltimore- West Africa heroin trade

    A man named George Frimpong Ebo-Amissah appeared in Baltimore's federal court in on Tuesday. His nickname is Wagba, which may be familiar to CP readers who saw the May 2012 cover feature entitled "Straight Outta Accra." The story opens with a Wagba who is...
  • More details coming in Long murder case

    Federal prosecutors plan to tell a more complete (and truer) story than the state did about the 2008 murder of Robert Long, according to a motion filed in the capital murder case against Jose J. Morales. In a nine-page document titled "Intrinsic Act...
  • Dope Burn: Brian Swope Jr. cops to heroin-addled arson of Pizza City

    [caption id="attachment_19150" align="alignleft" width="335"] Photo by Noah Scialom[/caption] Now we know: a heroin binge made him do it. In July, after Brian Keith Swope, Jr., was charged in Maryland federal court with torching the Pizza City (pictured,...
  • Alleged BGF drug supplier gets 19 years in prison for Eastern Shore drug conspiracy

    Today, Austin Roberts III learned his fate: 19 years in federal prison. That's what he'd expected, according to his plea agreement, entered in May. Though not charged in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's 2009/2010 racketeering case against the...
  • Dan McIntosh’s fugitive co-defendants in massive pot conspiracy picked up in British Columbia

    Baltimore Crime today linked to an article posted this morning by The Province, an online news site in British Columbia, reporting that Matt Nicka (pictured) and Gretchen Peterson, longtime fugitives from a pot-conspiracy indictment in Maryland federal...
  • The Sun's Credulous Take on Stanley Rochkind

    The Baltimore Sun's Justin George, Ian Duncan and Carrie Wells took a look at the Wall Hunter project this weekend (City Paper has a comprehensive story on the project in the works) and allowed a couple of whoppers to go unchallenged. First it quoted a...
  • Meth-extorting Outlaws Motorcycle Club warlock goes on the lam in Baltimore

    The "warlock," or enforcer, of the Philadelphia chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, a 43-year-old Baltimore man named Michael James "Maniac" Privett of Baltimore, is on the lam from the law, according to court documents filed in federal court in...
  • Summer of the Gun: 3900 S. Hanover St.

    Police were called to the 3900 block of S. Hanover Street after a reported gunfight in the street. One man was shot in the neck. His condition was unknown. Residents in the Brooklyn neighborhood were not used to this kind of violence. At a crime scene...