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  • 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...
  • Checking in with Heather Mizeur on her frantic final push to election day

    Checking in with Heather Mizeur on her frantic final push to election day
    Heather Mizeur at Spro in Hampden. Notice the empty coffee cup. (Photo by J.M. Giordano)[/caption] Early voting has ended and all that's left in the primaries is Election Day on Tuesday, June 24th. City Paper caught up with upstart Democratic candidate...
  • 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,...
  • 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...