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  • Murder Ink: 2/18/15

    Murder Ink: 2/18/15
    In a week when the police commissioner told a national audience that Baltimore City has “1950s-level, black and white racism,” the police identified an officer who fired his gun in the line of duty as Rashard King, a five-year veteran in the patrol division. King was reportedly working a private security job in the county when he accidentally shot a 14-year-old boy while investigating a burglary. The boy is expected to live. City police are also investigating the death of a suspect in their custody. A man police captured on Saturday in the woods off York Road complained of trouble breathing “due to a pre-existing condition,” according to police. He died soon after, despite receiving medical attention, the police said in a statement. The man who died has not yet been publicly identified. So far this year there have been three fewer murders than there were on this date last year.
  • A Dog In the Fight: Baltimore's enforcement of animal-cruelty laws is getting some bite

    A Dog In the Fight: Baltimore's enforcement of animal-cruelty laws is getting some bite
    Last March, the door of a vacant house at 6203 York Road in Baltimore was forced open by police to reveal a scene of prolonged horror. The broad contours of what happened were pieced together by authorities after someone reported that a live animal was...

    Johann Hari's 'Chasing the Scream' details the disastrous history, and possible end, of the war on drugs

    Johann Hari's 'Chasing the Scream' details the disastrous history, and possible end, of the war on drugs
    Early last year, when people started talking seriously again about the decriminalization of marijuana, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that she should not be “waving the Schmoke flag of legalization.” She was referring to former mayor...

    Murder Ink: 2/4/15

    Murder Ink: 2/4/15
    The Northeastern District became noticeably murder-prone over the past two weeks, continuing the trend of last year, after a yearlong, successful effort to tamp down on killings in the area just south of the NE district. Last year on this date there...

    A Baltimore transplant to Atlanta gets caught in a glitzy drug conspiracy, again

    A Baltimore transplant to Atlanta gets caught in a glitzy drug conspiracy, again
    Dec. 8, 2011, was the beginning of the end of Eugene Arnell Thomas’ second career as a major drug trafficker. That’s when a young man, Christopher Alves, was murdered in Edgewood, Maryland. Thomas had nothing to do with Alves’ demise,...