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  • Baltimore stevedores' union sues International Longshoremen's Association and shippers' organization

    Baltimore stevedores' union sues International Longshoremen's Association and shippers' organization
    The International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore (STA) were sued today in Maryland U.S. District Court by Baltimore's ILA Local 333, which accuses the union and the shippers' organization of colluding to the detriment of the local's members, who are predominantly African-American. The lawsuit specifically takes aim at the ILA's decision last fall to put Local 333 under trusteeship for alleged mismanagement, its refusal to recognize recently admitted members of the local, and "regular, continuing, and institutionalized acts of racial discrimination" committed against Local 333 by the ILA and STA, in violation of a 1971 federal court order designed to end such conduct.
  • UPDATED Dope Service Redux: Another postal worker accused of delivering weed, this time in Columbia

    UPDATED Dope Service Redux: Another postal worker accused of delivering weed, this time in Columbia
    Yesterday, U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Hilary Gainey was charged in Maryland U.S. District Court with bribery and participating in a pot-dealing conspiracy—the same conspiracy in which another letter carrier, Antoinette McDaniels, was charged...

    Five of eight Black Guerrilla Family defendants convicted in Baltimore federal court

    Five of eight Black Guerrilla Family defendants convicted in Baltimore federal court
    The Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office just issued a press release on the jury verdict in the racketeering trial against the eight remaining defendants in the 44-defendant Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison-gang case involving Baltimore correctional...

    Wandering Eye: Online threats head to the Supreme Court, Batts appointed to White House task force, and more

    Wandering Eye: Online threats head to the Supreme Court, Batts appointed to White House task force, and more
    HBO has "probably 160 lawyers" vetting an in-the-works documentary that probes the Church of Scientology, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, by Oscar winner Alex Gibney and based on Lawrence Wright's 2013 book, "Going Clear," will tell Wright'...

    Sparks fly in faked-drug-dog-certification case in Maryland federal court

    Sparks fly in faked-drug-dog-certification case in Maryland federal court
    Federal prosecutors have called a private attorney's attempts to convince Maryland U.S. District judge James Bredar to dismiss a federal civil-forfeiture case against $122,640 in alleged drug cash a "sanctimonious," "spurious," "scurrilous," "scorched...