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  • 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...
  • City Creates Animal Abuse Task Force

    Not sure how many people out there followed the story of Phoenix the pit bull, a dog that was set on fire by a couple of teenagers in southwest Baltimore in May. Baltimore police officer Syreeta Teel saw the poor dog burning on the street while...
  • More Hopkins ID Theft

    The Sun and the Wall Street Journal ran stories today about patient identity theft at Johns Hopkins that prompted the hospital to issue a warning letter to patients. The letter, available from WSJ's health blog, went out to 46 victims, 526 possible...
  • Baltimore Cop Charged by Feds with Lying and Embezzlement

    On Sept. 22 Mark J. Lunsford, a Baltimore Police Department (BPD) detective assigned as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task-force officer, was charged in federal court with lying and embezzlement, based on a fast-moving investigation...
  • Murder Ink Update

    In this week's Murder Ink, we reported on the sentence Melanie Blevins, a 23-year-old Caucasian woman, received after she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the death of her infant son. Blevins gave birth to the boy in a bathroom on Oct. 4,...
  • Defendant in Historic 41-Kilo Coke Bust Gets 20 Years in Jail

    Trenell Murphy, who pleaded guilty in July to having 41 kilograms of cocaine that he intended to distribute, today received his sentence from U.S. District Court judge Benson Legg: 20 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release,...