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  • Wandering Eye: Cops seizing property, militarized cops, and details about the Palin family brawl

    Wandering Eye: Cops seizing property, militarized cops, and details about the Palin family brawl
    The WaPo has been looking at the asset forfeiture law and how police use it. The law was passed more than 30 years ago to try to dent major drug traffickers' organizations. It allows law enforcement officers to take cash and stuff—cars, boats,...
  • Wandering Eye: A deeper look at a 1970 murder case, Amazon heads to the Supreme Court, and more

    Wandering Eye: A deeper look at a 1970 murder case, Amazon heads to the Supreme Court, and more
    Some of the best stories published about modern Baltimore have come from Tom Nugent, who for City Paper in 2005 did an exhaustive review of the mysterious unsolved murder of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik, a Catholic nun, whose body was found in January...
  • Bad Seeds

    Bad Seeds
    After Baltimore police officer Vincent Cosom apparently sucker-punched Kollin Truss at Greenmount and North avenues in June, it took about three months before a video of the incident hit the internet, prompting the matter to go viral in a maelstrom of...
  • High Times

    High Times
    Come Oct. 1, people in Maryland caught with less than 10 grams of pot or less will no longer face criminal penalties, thanks to the April 7 passage of a marijuana-decriminalization bill in the Maryland General Assembly, which Gov. Martin O’Malley...
  • Maryland medical-marijuana commissioner under fire in lawsuit

    Maryland medical-marijuana commissioner under fire in lawsuit
    Col. Harry "Buddy" Robshaw III, the police chief in Cheverly, sits on the Natalie M. Laprade Medical Marijuana Commission, which is charged with crafting the regulatory regime that intends to provide an avenue for lawful production and distribution of...
  • Suspect Arrested in Ottobar Murder, Offers "Full Confession"

    Suspect Arrested in Ottobar Murder, Offers "Full Confession"
    Baltimore police have arrested Nicholas Heath, 32, and charged him with the murder of Tom Malenski outside the Ottobar late Thursday night, and with the attempted murder of an as-yet-unnamed second victim of the same attack. Ottobar co-owner Mike Bowen...
  • "K" Line charged in Maryland for violating Sherman Antitrust Act

    "K" Line charged in Maryland for violating Sherman Antitrust Act
    “K” Line, the trade name for the Japanese transportation giant Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., the world’s 16th¬†largest container transportation and shipping company, was charged criminally this morning in Maryland federal court for...
  • Charles Village community activist Sharon Guida sentenced to three years probation for theft scheme

    Charles Village community activist Sharon Guida sentenced to three years probation for theft scheme
    Longtime Charles Village community activist Sharon Guida was sentenced to three years probation today in circuit court, after she and several supporters said her activism itself led to her theft of over $50,000 from a local bank.   "I'm going to make...
  • Wandering Eye: The history of a cop who arrested a local rapper, the Aging Newspapermen's Club, and more

    Wandering Eye: The history of a cop who arrested a local rapper, the Aging Newspapermen's Club, and more
    Baltimore Police Det. Daniel Hersl, who made news a few weeks ago for using Young Moose’s lyrics as evidence to get a warrant to raid the Baltimore rapper's home, which turned up a bunch of heroin, is in the Baltimore Brew today. The story is part...
  • Body Politic

    Body Politic
    Melissa Gira Grant’s debut book “Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work” (Verso) isn’t merely a sobering dissection of how sex work and sex workers are policed and understood in contemporary America, where a woman’s sexual...
  • Wandering Eye: "Homicide" wrongful-conviction case revived, Home Depot breach, and RuPaul on Facebook

    Wandering Eye: "Homicide" wrongful-conviction case revived, Home Depot breach, and RuPaul on Facebook
    The Washington Post reports that James Owens’ wrongful-conviction lawsuit against Baltimore police, dismissed two years ago by a federal judge, has been revived by a federal appeals court. City Paper last year published a lengthy story about two...
  • The Counselor

    The Counselor
    Maryland criminal-defense attorney Kenneth Ravenell has been called the “MVP” of the Baltimore defense bar, a man whose arguments once convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that a murder defendant’s statements were...