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  • Why Gun Permit Records Maybe Should Be Public

    Last week Rep. Pat McDonough proposed doing for Maryland what something like 30 other states have already done: make secret the state's list of who is permitted to carry a concealed handgun. I was vacationing in my home state of Connecticut at the time,...
  • Outlaws Motorcycle Club meth probe nabs two more men

    When news broke in February that two Maryland men, including the president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club (OMC), had been indicted in a methamphetamine conspiracy after the FBI had infiltrated the club, one knowledgeable...
  • Renegotiation of consent decree for sewer overhaul not done, DPW says

    The Brew wrote a good story this week about the Baltimore Department of Public Works' effort to renegotiate a huge federal consent decree, stretching the time and reducing the cost. Today Kurt Kocher and crew at DPW responded:   ++++++++++++++++++++ ||...
  • U.S. Navy’s disastrous 2011 liberation of a Taiwanese fishing ship from Somali pirates lands in Maryland federal court

    Though Somali piracy on the high seas is on the wane, it's been making for news and entertainment recently, with a World Bank report on its $18-billion-a-year cost to the global economy and the impending release of a new Tom Hanks movie, Captain Phillips,...
  • Feds sue to keep $61,000 in cash seized from home of former deputy mayor and state delegate Salima Siler Marriott

    Just before Christmas 2007, Baltimore deputy mayor for community and economic development Salima Siler Marriott (D), a former long-time state delegate, had to deal with the news that her son, Patrice Marriott, then 40 years old, had been indicted in...
  • Supreme court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, dismisses Proposition 8 appeal

    The Supreme Court struck a major blow for marriage equality today, declaring unconstitutional a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act - the 1996 law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that...
  • Evidence seized in FBI’s BGF prison-corruption raids documented in federal court

    About five weeks after the unsealing of the racketeering indictment against members of the Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison gang and their alleged correctional-officer comrades, on May 31 court documents were publicly docketed that summarize what law...
  • UPDATE: Judge rejects journalists' demand for more openness in Manning trial

    As City Paper reported this week, the case in which the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), joined by media organizations, including Wikileaks, The Nation, and Democracy Now!, asked for a court order to end pervasive secrecy surrounding...
  • Feds arrest embezzler hired to run green-jobs program in Baltimore Mayor’s Office

    The Baltimore Mayor's Office of Employment Development (MOED) in 2011 hired a convicted embezzler, only 14 months out of federal prison and still on supervised release, for a $41,000-per-year position to run a green-jobs training program funded by a state...
  • Driver's “cotton mouth” leads to car and cash seizure in Maryland

    After Fitzroy C. Simon was pulled over by a Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer for traffic infractions on Dec. 12, 2012, while driving another person's 2002 Dodge Stratus with New York license plates, he gave the officer consent to search...
  • Ex-cop married to gang leader can't have her job back

    A six-year Baltimore City police officer who married a gang leader while he was in prison has lost her appeal to get her job back. Meredith Cross, who moved to Baltimore from New York to be closer to Carlito Cabana, a member of Dead Man, Inc. gang then...
  • 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...