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  • The case of the disappearing dead voters

    The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler, who writes The Fact Checker blog, yesterday gave four "Pinocchios" – the most, in his scale for factual dishonesty – to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. The reason: Wilson last year had...
  • In Maryland, bars still not liable for drunk-driving patrons

    The Maryland Court of Appeals narrowly upheld a lower court's ruling yesterday that found a bar owner not liable for the death of a drunk driver's victim. In a 4 to 3 decision—which included a dissenting opinion—the court ruled that the...
  • More details coming in Long murder case

    Federal prosecutors plan to tell a more complete (and truer) story than the state did about the 2008 murder of Robert Long, according to a motion filed in the capital murder case against Jose J. Morales. In a nine-page document titled "Intrinsic Act...
  • Baltimore’s leaking sewage problem just got interesting

    For years, people in Baltimore have lived with the presence of sewage in local waters, be it in the harbor, the Jones Falls, the Gwynns Falls, Herring Run, or any of their tributaries. City Hall, in order to avoid costly litigation and the likelihood of...
  • Deandre “Fat Roll” Kelly faces new charges in 2011 escape from Maryland jail

    Back in January 2011, Deandre Kelly, a fugitive from federal drugs-and-gun charges in Washington, D.C., was arrested when a car chase in Western Maryland ended with a crash. Caught with drugs and a weapon, he allegedly hid another gun in the fatty folds...
  • Meth-extorting Outlaws Motorcycle Club warlock goes on the lam in Baltimore

    The "warlock," or enforcer, of the Philadelphia chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, a 43-year-old Baltimore man named Michael James "Maniac" Privett of Baltimore, is on the lam from the law, according to court documents filed in federal court in...
  • 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;...
  • Former prosecutor Croyder runs against judge known for "subtle sexual harassment"

    Page Croyder, a retired assistant states attorney who for years has blogged about the internal workings of the justice system in Baltimore, announced today that she is running for circuit court judge. "I stand for truth, transparency, and fairness in...
  • Jose Morales gets life in prison

    [caption id="attachment_19694" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Rarah[/caption] This morning, five years after City Paper introduced Jose J. Morales to Baltimore's broader public,  he was sentenced to life in prison in Federal District Court 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...
  • 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...