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  • Baltimore cops’ ongoing push on Black Guerrilla Family boosts already prodigious federal effort

    [caption id="attachment_19481" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by J.M. Giordano[/caption] Baltimore Sun columnist Dan Rodricks called the Nov. 7 take-down of 48 Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison-gang members and associates in Baltimore (pictured;...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • KISS My Assets . . . Goodbye

    Scott Francis Gianforte, a 38-year-old man from Frederick, has a helluva collection of KISS memorabilia. A KISS bar stool, a whole lotta KISS dolls, a KISSOPOLY board game, KISS hats and belt buckles and even a KISS toothbrush, air freshener, and ashtray-...
  • SXSW: The Case Against 8

    One of the best films at last year's South by Southwest Conference was Good Ol' Freda, the story of the Beatles' secretary Freda Kelly. Ryan White directed that film, at the behest of his aunt, the movie's Catonsville producer Kathy McCabe, during a...
  • Dred Scott??

    So it turns out that the 1857 decision Dred Scott v. Sandford, which President Bush clumsily referenced during Friday's debate after a question about who he might name to the Supreme Court, was not an absurd non sequitur. For more than a decade,...
  • News Hole

    The local news feels hesitant today, like no one can make up their minds. Nationally, at least, there's the Supreme Court decision that ends death penalty for kids. For more on that check out the story and analysis from the Sun's very good Supreme Court...
  • Rude Judge Gets His Day in Court

    On Nov. 30, the Maryland Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case against Baltimore County District Judge Bruce Sewell Lamdin, who has been so prone to Judge Judy-isms from the bench that a raft of complaints about his behavior stuck, leading to his...
  • Mayor Can't Fire Police Commissioner: Kevin Clark Could Be Reinstated, With $120 Million Bonus, Says State's High Court

    The mayor of Baltimore cannot fire the police commissioner without cause, according to Maryland's highest court. The Maryland Court of Appeals decision, handed down today in Mayor and City Council of Baltimore v. Kevin P. Clark, also contains other...
  • Silence of the Lamdin

    Baltimore County District Court Judge Bruce Lamdin today was ordered to take a 30-day, unpaid break from his judicial duties, when the Maryland Court of Appeals released its opinion about his overly loose tongue from the bench. The suspension begins May...
  • Save the Date

    Phillip Robinson Winkfield came up for arraignment on drugs and weapons charges in Baltimore City Circuit Court on June 30, when he met his adversary: the chief of the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office narcotics division, Antonio Gioia. Such high-...