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  • Informant's phone calls lead to massive federal drug-dealing indictment in Baltimore

    Informant's phone calls lead to massive federal drug-dealing indictment in Baltimore
    The FBI had a busy day in Baltimore on Aug. 11, thanks to an informant's flurry of phone calls setting up drug deals that resulted in federal charges against nine men. The informant, dubbed "CW1" in court documents, had been arrested with "several...
  • Judge dismisses landlord's suit against housing blogger

    Judge dismisses landlord's suit against housing blogger
    A District Court Judge in Baltimore today dismissed a prominent landlord's case for damages against blogger Carol Ott, who writes the Housing Policy Watch blog (and "Slumlord Watch.") "There was a ruling in favor of the defendant," says Brian Spern, the...
  • Just Business?

    Just Business?
    Kenneth W. Watford says he is here because of an injustice.  Sitting on the other side of the sloppily caulked double Plexiglas window, his wide face and short cropped hair flecked with gray leaning into a flat microphone and speaker affixed to the...
  • Criminal Justice Blogger calls it quits

    Criminal Justice Blogger calls it quits
    Page Croyder, the former city prosecutor who lost her primary challenge targeting Circuit Court Judge Alfred Nance, says she's done with her Criminal Justice Blog. In her final post she takes on the sitting judges, the judiciary, Gov. Martin O'Malley,...
  • Brewing Up Change

    Brewing Up Change
    At the start of a recent morning interview in one of the book-lined rooms of Thomas Ward's Bolton Hill house, the former longtime Baltimore City Circuit Court judge and just-appointed chair of the Baltimore City Liquor License Board forbids a reporter...
  • Court decides CIA's “Bay of Pigs” report can stay secret

    More than half a century after the CIA's most infamous failure collapsed on an obscure Cuban beach, The Appeals Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that one volume of a five-part "opus" penned in 1973 can remain under wraps indefinitely, under...
  • Baltimore City liquor board gets a new chairman: 87-year-old former judge Thomas Ward

    Baltimore City liquor board gets a new chairman: 87-year-old former judge Thomas Ward
    Former Baltimore City Circuit Court judge Thomas Ward, an 87-year-old who retired in the bench in 1997, after having served in the 1960s as a Baltimore City Councilman and in the 1950s as a Baltimore Sun reporter, has been named as the new chairman of the...
  • Baltimore stevedores' union sued for payment of illegal-strike award

    Baltimore stevedores' union sued for payment of illegal-strike award
    Last fall, a brief strike by Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association shut down operations at the Seagirt and Dundalk marine terminals in Baltimore, affecting commerce for numerous shippers. When an arbitrator ruled the strike was in...
  • Armed drug dealer released from prison on dirty cop’s lies

    With his 2008 firearm conviction overturned by a federal appellate court earlier this year, 39-year-old Cortez Fisher recently opted to plead guilty to the gun charge again, rather than face a second prosecution that included a crack-cocaine charge. On...
  • 40th Legislative District

    40th Legislative District
    Location: From Northwest Baltimore's Lower Park Heights corridor to portions of Hampden and Remington, reaching southward to Mount Vernon and Midtown and southwest to Violetville. Demographics: Adult population of roughly 93,000, two-thirds African-...
  • Lawsuits follow Wall Hunters Project

    Two limited liability companies associated with Stanley Rochkind are suing Slumlord Watch founder Carol Ott. The suits, filed in District Court on Dec. 4 but not yet served on Ott, demand a total of $5,000 in damages for repairs made to two properties...
  • The End of Net Neutrality

    Fuck the FCC. I've hated those bastards ever since the 1990s when they repeatedly busted the pirate radio station I was helping operate in Albuquerque, N.M. The range of our broadcast was directly proportionate to how high one of us could climb a tree...