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  • Best Scandal

    It's not every year that 28 Maryland correctional officers (COs) face charges in federal court. The number dwarves previous episodes of federally charged CO corruption in Maryland, such as in 2009, when three COs and a correctional kitchen worker were...
  • Michael Olesker's book trades in nostalgia for a more innocent time

    Front Stoops in the Fifties Michael Olesker Johns Hopkins University Press The cover of Michael Olesker's book Front Stoops in the Fifties (Johns Hopkins University Press) shows women and children scrubbing the marble steps of their rowhouses in the...
  • Lawyer complains when court closes docket records to public without explanation

    Public records are not just for journalists and activists. And they aren't the only ones who complain or even notice when records are denied. David Weinstein made a nice little business use of something called "the traffic system docket disposition...
  • Police department quietly files charges against veteran officer

    A 25-year veteran Baltimore City Police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a fellow officer in front of a supervisor. Derrick Layton, who is currently assigned to the Northwestern District, faces charges of second-degree assault, fourth-...
  • Alleged violations of state and federal minimum-wage laws

    Strippers work for tips-sometimes premium tips for premium, personalized services. This, the Nose knows. But though they work set shifts, are penalized for showing up late or otherwise failing to abide by club rules, and generally strip for only one...
  • New cases could make it harder to hold landlords accountable

    Two decisions by the Maryland Court of Appeals clarify how lead paint cases against private landlords must proceed, and could hamper plaintiffs suing Baltimore. "We intend to file a motion to reconsider," says Saul Kerpelman, whose firm handled both...
  • Another massive indictment, new details in Baltimore's ongoing correctional corruption debacle

    The federal racketeering prosecution of inmates and staff at Baltimore facilities managed by Maryland's correctional agency now involves 44 defendants, including 27 correctional officers (COs), with the Nov. 21 unsealing of a superseding indictment in a...
  • Stop Fucking Snitching figure gets snitched on in prison

    Back in 2004, before Sherman "Goose" Kemp went to prison to serve 30 years for successive federal drug-trafficking convictions in Maryland and Pennsylvania, his appearances in Stop Fucking Snitching made law enforcers bristle. The Baltimore street-culture...
  • Attorney admits to blackmailing colleagues at the Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region

    The former general counsel of the Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region (ARC), a branch of the national developmental-disabilities advocacy organization covering Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore, pleaded guilty in federal court on Aug. 28 to a...
  • Feds say Baltimore man was trusted client of Colombian heroin traffickers

    For nearly six years, Paul Eugene Sessomes of Baltimore was on the radar of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in New York and Bogota, Colombia, who believed he was coordinating delivery of heroin proceeds on behalf of Colombians at the top...
  • The Barnyard

    “Everybody has to buy food sooner or later. Therefore, you can make people buy broccoli.” -Antonin Scalia, during oral arguments before the Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act. Perusing the wares at the Dupont Circle Farmer’s...
  • Maryland Super-Lobbyist Bruce Bereano Aims to Erase His Fraud Convictions

    Seventeen years after his 1994 convictions for mail fraud, Maryland lobbyist Bruce Bereano is looking to clear his name. He’s doing so based on last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Skilling v. United States, which found that the...