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  • 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...
  • More details coming in Long murder case

    Federal prosecutors plan to tell a more complete (and truer) story than the state did about the 2008 murder of Robert Long, according to a motion filed in the capital murder case against Jose J. Morales. In a nine-page document titled "Intrinsic Act...
  • Dope Burn: Brian Swope Jr. cops to heroin-addled arson of Pizza City

    [caption id="attachment_19150" align="alignleft" width="335"] Photo by Noah Scialom[/caption] Now we know: a heroin binge made him do it. In July, after Brian Keith Swope, Jr., was charged in Maryland federal court with torching the Pizza City (pictured,...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore City Power Rankings 6/18/14

    Baltimore City Power Rankings 6/18/14
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || || || 1. Loose Steer The steer that busted out of a West Baltimore slaughterhouse last week and sauntered down the median of North Avenue for two miles before the Baltimore Police Department shot and killed it got more media...
  • 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...