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Crime

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  • W.C. Harlan Robbed at Gunpoint

    W.C. Harlan, the popular speakeasy-style Remington bar that City Paper awarded Best Atmosphere earlier this year, was held up at gunpoint early Tuesday morning, according to a police report. About 1:40 a.m., a man entered the bar and pointed a semi-...
  • How Baltimore drug trafficker “Richie Rich” Wilford destroyed his own defense

    For those fighting federal drug-trafficking charges, the story of Richard Anthony "Richie Rich" Wilford is a cautionary tale. As was eventually proven at a December trial that ended with a jury conviction on his 41st birthday, Wilford would ship cash...
  • Directed by Emily Topper and Mary Posatko

    The best documentaries-like Andrew Jarecki's Capturing the Friedmans or Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man-unfold with the narrative tension of the most outstanding fictional dramas. In Baltimore in Black and White, directors Emily Topper and Mary Posatko seem...
  • Supervisors absent from new round of Black Guerrilla Family correctional-corruption charges

    The Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post have provided excellent coverage of the latest correctional-corruption development involving the Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison gang: a superceding indictment unsealed yesterday, naming 14 correctional...
  • Jury acquits former Maryland corrections lieutenant accused of helping cover up inmate beating

    Of the 15 Maryland corrections staff charged federally last year on civil-rights and obstruction-of-justice conspiracy charges for a 2008 series of retaliatory inmate beatings and subsequent cover-up, only three – Josh Hummer, James Kalbflesh, and...
  • Murder Ink 5/14/14

    The murder rate spiked again last week as seven victims were added to the rolls and another body-cause and manner of death still pending-was pulled from the harbor. By this date last year, 80 people had been killed. Monday, May 5 4:38 p.m. Truc Thi...
  • City cop kills girlfriend's puppy; charged with felony

    A Baltimore City Police officer was arrested in Montgomery County today and charged with aggravated animal cruelty, a felony. Alec E. Taylor, 27, who has been with the department for five years and was assigned to the Southwest District, turned himself in...
  • Murder Ink 4/30/14

    There were nine non-fatal shootings recorded in the past week, including a triple shooting on Sunday, April 27, on a night when two murders were also recorded. As of this date last year, there had been 68 homicides in Baltimore City. We previously omitted...
  • Jose Morales gets life in prison

    [caption id="attachment_19694" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Rarah[/caption] This morning, five years after City Paper introduced Jose J. Morales to Baltimore's broader public,  he was sentenced to life in prison in Federal District Court in...
  • Wergy tergy! Judge gives Baltimore drug lord Anthony Ayeni Jones a small sip of sympathy

    [caption id="attachment_20443" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo reprinted courtesy of The Baltimore Sun. All rights reserved.[/caption] The nation's most secure prison is officially known as United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility,...
  • One year after Camp 83 evictions, Christina Flowers is back and looking for help

    [caption id="attachment_20383" align="alignleft" width="243"] Timothy Fitts and Christina Flowers[/caption] Delegate candidate Marvin Doc Cheatham, activist Rev. C.D. Witherspoon and others are gathered on a spit of curb at the I-83 entrance ramp from...
  • Safe Streets Mondawmin Shut Down After New Gun Arrest

    Baltimore's Safe Streets program took another blow yesterday when the Baltimore Department of Health abruptly shuttered the Mondawmin branch after another of its workers was arrested. Levar Mullen, 33, faces drug and gun charges after police stopped his...