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  • 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,...
  • Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Hopkins Patient Identities

    An insurance-claims clerk who pleaded guilty to being part of an identity-theft conspiracy was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for her part in the scheme and ordered to pay more than $200,000 in restitution. Shanell Bowser, who worked as a...
  • The Wire vs. Midsomer Murders

    Update: We got punked. See comments section below. To prove that there is more to Baltimore than TV wants to show you, Visit Baltimore some British blogger (see below) recently put up a YouTube video comparing The Wire (HBO's Baltimore-based crime drama)...
  • "I'm going to make it very hard on the police around here."

    Props to the Sun's Justin Fenton for keeping his ear to the ground regarding the Blackwell clan's ongoing drama. As he reports today, police arrested Stephen "JR" Blackwell, Jr. and charged him with disorderly conduct on Monday night. This is what the old...
  • Murder Ink Sept. 9-16

    The May 19 death of Michael Chase, a 47-year-old African-American man, was added to the homicide rolls this week. Chase was shot on Aug. 20, 1988; he was 26 at the time. Chase was walking in the 1500 block of Hopewell Court when he was shot in the neck....