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  • Murder Ink: 1/14/15

    Murder Ink: 1/14/15
    A police officer died six weeks after a police car he was riding in crashed into a telephone pole while chasing a man on a moped. Craig Chandler had been a cop for six years. Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook, the second in command of the Maryland Episcopal...
  • Ask a Cop: What happened to Officer Friendly, bad apples, search and seizure, and more

    Ask a Cop: What happened to Officer Friendly, bad apples, search and seizure, and more
    Matt Loftus: There's a lot of talk about "bad apples" tainting the work of a police department that is for the most part made up of hardworking and decent cops vs. systemic issues that encourage cops to do bad. What are the incentives—good, bad,...
  • Murder Ink 1/7/15

    Murder Ink 1/7/15
    We’re reaching back a little in this first column of 2015 to include homicides that occurred in the last week of 2014, after last week’s press time. That is why the counts (left) do not match the actual items in this week’s Murder Ink....
  • The Undercard: 'The most hated team in the NFL' goes to Boston

    The Undercard: 'The most hated team in the NFL' goes to Boston
    Remember 2012? Remember when the Ravens lost four of their last five games, backing into the playoffs before marching on to the Super Bowl? After the Ravens handled the Pittsburgh Steelers in Heinz Field on Saturday, winning 30-17, it started to feel&...
  • Lawrence Grandpre and Dayvon Love's ambitious, challenging 'The Black Book'

    Lawrence Grandpre and Dayvon Love's ambitious, challenging 'The Black Book'
    Peniel E. Joseph begins the narrative of his definitive 2014 biography of Stokely Carmichael on a humid Mississippi night. He describes the 24-year-old Carmichael speaking to a crowd in the open air on a warm, late-spring evening after his most recent...
  • A Progress Report on our 2014 Resolutions

    A Progress Report on our 2014 Resolutions
    1. Get the murder rate under 200 Well, so much for getting the murder count below 200. Baltimore saw 211 homicides in 2014, a dozen more than our arbitrary resolution of 199, and it’s still horrifying to say that’s progress. Yeah, we had...
  • Whistle-blowing former Baltimore police detective sues department for retaliation

    Whistle-blowing former Baltimore police detective sues department for retaliation
    The end of former Baltimore Police Department (BPD) detective Joseph Crystal’s career was well-documented in the media this year, as two of his colleagues were convicted of misconduct arising from beating up a drug suspect. Crystal was a key witness...
  • Murder Ink 12/24/14

    Murder Ink 12/24/14
    It was a stressful week in Baltimore as an officer who was shot was moved to Shock Trauma and a Georgia man who shot and wounded his former girlfriend in Owings Mills then made his way to New York, where he killed two randomly chosen police officers....
  • Kids say the darndest things: 11-year-old's exclamation in play in Mondawmin Mall drug-arrests case

    Kids say the darndest things: 11-year-old's exclamation in play in Mondawmin Mall drug-arrests case
    "Shut the fuck up!" Latoya Eaton yelled at her 11-year-old daughter. What the daughter had just said—"That's not my mom's money!"—is now in play in a $4,530 drug-money forfeiture case filed Dec. 9 in federal court in Maryland. The case is...
  • Dogfighting and animal cruelty getting attention in Baltimore

    Dogfighting and animal cruelty getting attention in Baltimore
    Justin George's coverage in The Sun of the Baltimore police press conference yesterday about indictments against 14 people to break up a big dogfighting ring in the Baltimore region reports on the evidence of not only the defendants' inhumane treatment of...
  • The real battle over protest events in Baltimore are on social media, where control of the narrative is on the line

    The real battle over protest events in Baltimore are on social media, where control of the narrative is on the line
    Following Saturday’s murder of two police officers in New York by Ismaaiyl Brinsley (who announced his intentions via Instagram and included the hashtags “#RIPErivGardner [sic] and #RIPMikeBrown), the Sergeants Benevolent Association, a New...
  • The Mail 12/31/14

    The Mail 12/31/14
    Editor’s Note: On Saturday, Dec. 27, President Obama announced the end of the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan. Since the beginning of the conflict in 2001, City Paper has been keeping track of the number of U.S. soldiers killed there in the small...