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  • Demetrius Smith freed after Innocence Project prompts review of shooting case

    As his sister Cheyenne Ward looked on, Demetrius Smith was set free today by Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. The move came at a sentence reconsideration hearing. Smith, about five years into a 10-year sentence for assault, was re-sentenced...
  • Baltimore Spectator to go free

    A 38-year-old cab driver and citizen journalist known as The Baltimore Spectator pleaded guilty to possession of a sawed-off shotgun today, receiving time served and three years probation in a closely-watched case that began last December with a live-...
  • O’Malley wants to re-assess Correctional Officers’ Bill of Rights in light of FBI corruption probe

    The office of Maryland governor Martin O'Malley (D) today issued a statement detailing a seven-point plan to "enhance security and root out corruption" in Maryland's correctional facilities, in light of last month's Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison...
  • Alleged BGF drug supplier pleads guilty in separate Eastern Shore case

    Back when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was building its blockbuster 2009/2010 racketeering case against the Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison gang – the one that had many of the same elements, including correctional corruption,...
  • Misfortune mounts on ill-fated "party" ride

    Not like it really needs saying, but: Don't take pills and drive, especially if you're traveling with heroin and lots of cash and don't have a job. To drive the point home, consider the case of 49-year-old Sandra Diane Rust and 50-year-old Samuel...
  • Feds sue to keep $61,000 in cash seized from home of former deputy mayor and state delegate Salima Siler Marriott

    Just before Christmas 2007, Baltimore deputy mayor for community and economic development Salima Siler Marriott (D), a former long-time state delegate, had to deal with the news that her son, Patrice Marriott, then 40 years old, had been indicted in...
  • X-Content: 10 years ago in City Paper: June 25, 2003

    Waris Banks' feature looks at efforts to recruit a black mayoral candidate to challenge Baltimore mayor Martin O'Malley. In Mobtown Beat, Anna Ditkoff examines nightlife ripples caused by the Baltimore Police Department's new Social Club Task Force and...
  • Details emerge about Maryland man alleged to supply meth to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club in Philly

    When a new indictment was unsealed in May as part of the FBI's probe of methamphetamine dealing and extortion involving the Philadelphia chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, another Maryland man – the third, out of the four charged so far –...
  • Baltimore cop accused of protecting drug-dealer given pre-trial release

    Ashley Roane, the Baltimore City police officer charged last week for committing federal gun, drug, and fraud crimes, yesterday was granted supervised release pending trial by U.S. magistrate judge Stephanie Gallagher. The judge wrote a memorandum...
  • Evidence seized in FBI’s BGF prison-corruption raids documented in federal court

    About five weeks after the unsealing of the racketeering indictment against members of the Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison gang and their alleged correctional-officer comrades, on May 31 court documents were publicly docketed that summarize what law...
  • Summer of the Gun: 4200 Block Pimlico

    On July 2, police were called to the 4200 block of Pimlico Road for a shooting. When they arrived, they found 26-year-old Davon Ockimey dead by asphyxiation from choking on blood after being shot, according to his family. "He was a good young man. Never a...
  • Summer of the Gun, Part 1: 600 block N. Carrollton

    There is the first in an occasional series, called "Summer of the Gun," in which writer/photographer J.M. Giordano will document the scene at shootings in the city with photos, text, and audio. This part focuses on the aftermath of a quadruple shooting...