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  • Review: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

    Review: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
    Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion Directed by Elio Petri At the Charles Theater July 26 and 28 A man pops by a woman’s flat for a bit of afternoon delight. Once beneath her satiny sheets, he slices her throat, pushing her aside to...
  • Murder Ink 7/9/14

    Murder Ink 7/9/14
    Murders this week: 6 Murders this year: 103 A quiet first few days of July allowed the city to celebrate a half-year murder rate lower than any seen since the early 1980s. Then, with Independence Day fireworks cracking, the killings started again as...
  • The Dealer Returns

    The Dealer Returns
    By the time he was in his mid-20s in the early 1990s, Fred Douglas Brooks III claimed he was one of Baltimore’s biggest heroin dealers, using 50 aliases as he sat atop an organization with 30-plus employees and drug ties in 17 countries. Later, in...
  • The Not-So-Straight And Narrow Path

    The Not-So-Straight And Narrow Path
    Here's one story about the West Baltimore corner of North Monroe and Mosher streets: On May 21, three people were shot: one in the head, one in the chest, one in the leg. Here's a better story about that corner. One day, a teen known as Q-Ball was...
  • 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...
  • Down on the Corner

    Down on the Corner
    It's four p.m. on April 22, a beautiful spring day in Baltimore. At the corner of Mount Royal and North avenues, a group of seven people are working in traffic. Dressed in yellow T-shirts, they carry five-gallon buckets with orange tops. When cars stop...
  • Murder Ink 6/24/14

    Murder Ink 6/24/14
    Murders this Week: 2 Murders this Year: 92 As summer began last year, a 10-day period brought 16 killings and around 40 people shot, so the start of this year's summer looks comparatively peaceful in Baltimore. Saturday, June 21 2:12 a.m. The body of...
  • Alice Goffman: On The Run

    Alice Goffman: On The Run
    The first time I saw someone cut off his GPS monitoring device I was surprised by the casualness of it. He was a student in a GED class I was teaching, and we were standing outside near the corner of Eager and Greenmount and I thought the young man...
  • Judge dismisses Baltimore man’s lawsuit against "Homicide"-inspiring detectives over flawed 1980s murder conviction

    U.S. District judge J. Frederick Motz on May 21 dismissed a civil-rights lawsuit brought last year by Wendell Griffin (pictured), who was freed in 2012 after more than three decades in prison for an improperly obtained murder conviction. Motz ruled that,...
  • Operation CeaseFire is Back! (Yet again!)

    Operation CeaseFire is Back! (Yet again!)
    Yesterday's dual city council meetings were both yawners; the new budget passed with only Councilman Carl Stokes voting "nay," as usual. ("Too few dollars for youth opportunities, too many dollars for law enforcement," he said afterward. "I've never voted...
  • State's Attorney accused of conflict of interest

    State's Attorney accused of conflict of interest
    Janice Bledsoe says she was completely surprised when Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein told her on the morning of August 6, 2012, that she had five minutes to decide whether to resign or be fired. "Gregg and I used to joke all the time," the...