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  • Terrible police work sent a man to prison for a murder he didn't commit. Was it incompetence or something else?

    On Thursday, March 20, 2008, Rob Long ran into his old friend Tommy Ramsay in a Kentucky Fried Chicken in South Baltimore. Long was under pressure. He told Ramsay that he'd turned state's evidence against Jose Morales-his boss and co-defendant in a...
  • Election 101

    Questions 1 and 2: Orphan's Court judges qualifications Question 1 requires that judges of the Prince George's County Orphan's Court-which handles probate and guardianship matters-be attorneys and members of the Maryland bar in good standing. Question 2...
  • Little Italy bocce figure cops to fraud

    Salvatore Petti, a 76-year-old Ellicott City resident who has been at the center of a still-simmering dispute involving the bocce courts in Baltimore's Little Italy neighborhood ("Bocce Brawl," Feature, June 22, 2011), on Dec. 10 pleaded guilty in U.S....
  • Your complete guide to every ballot question, bond proposal, charter amendment, and race

    Presidential elections are civic rituals worthy of the exhortation Bob Schieffer, the moderator of the final debate between Barack Obama (D) and Mitt Romney (R), says his mom used to make: "Go vote. It makes you feel big and strong." But who should be...
  • Feds seize internet cafés' bank accounts as "sweepstakes" illegal-gambling proceeds

    On Oct. 24, when law enforcers descended on at least 11 internet cafés in the Baltimore area to seize computers that allegedly were used for illegal gambling by offering so-called "sweepstakes" games, authorities also were cracking down by emptying the...
  • Dragon's Den bath salt seller faces 20-year sentence

    Carlo Ernesto D'Addario, the 42-year-old Baltimore man accused in Virginia federal court of selling illegal synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" out of the Dragon's Den Smoke Shop in Fells Point ("Under Cover in the Dragon's Den," Mobtown Beat, May 30),...
  • Accused "spice" distributor foiled by fake Newport packaging, but charges dropped.

    On May 3, 2011, federal, state, and local law enforcers jumped at reports of suspicious parcels, all of similar size and shape, arriving from China at Baltimore-area UPS stores. After two women attempted to pick up one of the packages that day in Howard...
  • Baltimore man nabbed in FBI motorcycle-club probe in Philadelphia

    The FBI has a long, storied history of infiltrating and prosecuting the Outlaws Motorcycle Club (OMC) as an organized-crime gang, including some high-profile cases in recent years. On Jan. 31, a Baltimore man put himself squarely in the middle of one such...
  • Community leader charged for laundering drug dealer's loan repayment

    Stewart D. Sachs' impressive resume, built over 40 years in banking and finance, includes being president and CEO of Regal Savings Bank, founder of Maryland Permanent Bank and Trust Company, and board member of Lexington National Insurance Company (the...
  • Tales from the struggle to give poor defendants a chance

    Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People's Justice Karen Houppert The New Press As Baltimore author Karen Houppert points out in the introduction to her new book, Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People's Justice, any American who's...
  • Hunter and Ace are dogs, and, like the Nose, their job is to sniff.

    Hunter and Ace are dogs, and, like the Nose, their job is to sniff. Hunter sniffs out drugs for the Baltimore City Police, Ace does the same for the Maryland State Police, and both sometimes lend their noses to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS),...
  • The obvious solution is for the city to sell street parking permits at market price.

    I see an opportunity for both Canton residents and the city in CP's recent story about the Residential Permit Parking plan ("You Down With RPP?" Mobtown Beat, Feb. 6). The city owns something valuable (street parking in Area 43) that it's giving away...