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  • 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...
  • Accused Baltimore hitman has “a number of contract murders” under his belt, court document says

    The "normal and understood rate for a contract killing in Baltimore is $5,000," according to charging papers filed in Maryland U.S. District Court on March 28, alleging 29-year-old Derrick Lamont Smith "committed a number of contract murders in Baltimore,...
  • 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...
  • FBI probe of University of Maryland data breach targets Canton Group employee

    The FBI suspects an employee of the Baltimore-based software developer Canton Group, David Paul Helkowski, has compromised data security at University of Maryland in the wake of the massive February cyberattack that mined the names, university IDs, and...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore police "credibility issues" in drug case stymie feds' effort to keep $106,000 in seized cash

    Baltimore police "credibility issues" in drug case stymie feds' effort to keep $106,000 in seized cash
    U.S. District Court Judge Richard Bennett on Aug. 26 ruled that the federal government has no right to keep $106,467 in cash that a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge previously ruled had been seized illegally from a drug suspect by Baltimore police....
  • 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...