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  • Officer who shot man in York, Pennsylvania resigned, so police will not present use-of-force report

    Officer who shot man in York, Pennsylvania resigned, so police will not present use-of-force report
    The Sun’s Justin Fenton apparently just got hold of the Baltimore Police Force Investigation Team (FIT) report regarding an off-duty officer’s attempted murder of a man outside his house in York, Pennsylvania. (We gleaned it off his Twitter...
  • Wandering Eye: The app fad reaches peak stupid, the effects of Hobby Lobby, and juking stats in Chicago

    Wandering Eye: The app fad reaches peak stupid, the effects of Hobby Lobby, and juking stats in Chicago
    Welp, the app fad has reached peak stupid. Online Health News counts two separate smartphone apps that monitor and tally how many times you check your smartphone, apparently with the goal of "creating mindfulness" about how addicted you are to whatever...
  • Wandering Eye: The CDC gets it wrong on e-cigs, more trouble for the B-1, and more

    Wandering Eye: The CDC gets it wrong on e-cigs, more trouble for the B-1, and more
    A Baltimore man filed suit on Sept. 5 against three Baltimore police officers, seeking monetary damages for a strip and anal cavity search he says police performed on him on the sidewalk on the 200 block of North Highland Avenue. As the D.C. Clothesline...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Just Business?

    Just Business?
    Kenneth W. Watford says he is here because of an injustice.  Sitting on the other side of the sloppily caulked double Plexiglas window, his wide face and short cropped hair flecked with gray leaning into a flat microphone and speaker affixed to the...
  • Baltimore police missteps prompt dismissal of federal charges in two separate cases

    Baltimore police missteps prompt dismissal of federal charges in two separate cases
    Credibility issues involving Baltimore police officers prompted federal prosecutors to dismiss charges against two men yesterday. The exonerated defendants had been charged in separate cases. One, Kevin T. Jones, was charged and tried earlier this...
  • 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&...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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....