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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...
  • Frisky Business

    Frisky Business
    Early last year, the U.S. Supreme Court elevated the legal status of drug-detecting dogs, ruling that a police search can be presumed lawful if it is predicated on a positive alert by a well-trained dog with basic paperwork. Such training, though, is bunk...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • THE CASE AGAINST 8

    THE CASE AGAINST 8
    The Case Against 8 has an advantage over a lot of documentaries in that it was filmed while the outcome of its story was still very much in doubt. Following the developments of Proposition 8—the California referendum that banned same-sex marriage in...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Morales Guilty of Contract Murder

    (Updated & corrected, see below) A federal jury in Greenbelt has found Jose J. Morales guilty of arranging a contract murder of Robert Long, a former employee who had agreed to testify against him in state court in 2008. The jury deliberated just a few...
  • Tripped up: Federal indictment dropped against accused gun-seller due to police breaking Maryland wiretap laws

    Remember Linda Tripp? She was the former Pentagon employee who befriended Monica Lewinsky, then-President Bill Clinton's paramour, and proceeded to secretly record telephone calls with Lewinsky that detailed her sexual escapades with Clinton. In 1998,...
  • Judge rules false-arrest lawsuit brought by Charles Village rape suspect may go forward

    Marlow Humbert, the man who spent 14 months in a Baltimore jail before rape charges against him were dropped in July 2009, during which time he was dubbed the "Charles Village Rapist," has prevailed in the Baltimore City Police Department's attempt to...
  • Directed by Ryan White and Ben Cotner

    The Case Against 8 has an advantage over a lot of documentaries in that it was filmed while the outcome of its story was still very much in doubt. Following the developments of Proposition 8-the California referendum that banned same-sex marriage in...
  • CP Photographer Accused of Raping His Daughter

    CP Photographer Accused of Raping His Daughter
    Ryan "RaRah" Stevenson, a longtime, award-winning contributing photographer for City Paper, is awaiting a criminal jury trial scheduled for July on charges that he raped his 14-year-old daughter at his home last Christmas Eve. The initial charging...