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  • Gregg Bernstein will soon be Baltimore's state's attorney. Get to know him

    Defense attorney Gregg Bernstein spent $11.14 in campaign funds for each of the 31,703 votes Democrats cast for him in defeating longtime Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia Jessamy in the September primary election. At first glance, this would...
  • Willie Featherstone is a sexual predator, but he keeps getting out of prison. A former law clerk and corrections employee wonders why

    On July 1, a criminal plea was taken in Baltimore City Circuit Court, Room 636, Courthouse East. It was a case common enough to rate no media attention whatsoever. A substitute prosecutor called the case at 2:09 p.m. She stood at the trial table with...
  • Maryland correctional officers

    Since last year's Best of Baltimore issue: four Maryland correctional officers (COs) have pleaded guilty in federal court to conduct arising from their prison-gang ties, and a fifth was indicted in a federal prison-gang racketeering conspiracy; four COs...
  • Some courthouse races may be obscure, but they're rarely dull

    Chief Judge Joyce M. Baylor-Thompson says it would not be accurate to say that HB 417, proposing an amendment to Maryland’s State Constitution and up for a vote this November, is the anti-Ramona Moore Baker amendment. But then again, she and her...
  • Baltimore man sues Justice Department and The Washington Post

    What does William C. Bond do when he feels backed against a wall, armed only with evidence of alleged wrongdoing by members of Maryland’s federal bench and bar? He sues pro se—that is, without the aid of an attorney. In September, the 46-...
  • In state's attorney race, Jessamy stands on a troubled record while Bernstein runs on reform and limited experience

    Standing on 26th Street between Calvert Street and Guilford Avenue at 3 p.m. on July 27, Gregg Bernstein told reporters that the murder of Stephen Pitcairn, the Johns Hopkins University researcher stabbed two blocks away two nights earlier, “was not...
  • The bottom of the ballot proves an odd and sometimes fascinating place

    If numbers are any indication, giving Baltimoreans a chance to vote on legislative issues—the bottom-of-the-ballot measures known as ballot questions—is just a formality. The city posed 45 questions to its residents over the course of the last...
  • So where do the city's elected officials live, again?

    Just about every election season, word circulates that this or that elected official (or candidate) does not actually live in his or her district. Most recently, City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway faced questions about the home in Randallstown—in...
  • Reptilian Records' Chris X pleads guilty, gets probation on drug charges

    On March 15, 44-year-old Christopher Neu, better known as “Chris X,” owner of Reptilian Records in Baltimore, started five years of probation during which he could face up to 60 years of incarceration if he is found to be in violation. As...
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