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  • 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...
  • 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:   ++++++++++++++++++++ ||...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hot Grease

    On normal shifts working the mean streets of Baltimore's northwest police district, officer Maunda Williams catches people engaged in typical Mobtown crimes, like shooting people. But just after midnight on Oct. 18, 2012, Williams' shift started with...
  • Alleged violations of state and federal minimum-wage laws

    Strippers work for tips-sometimes premium tips for premium, personalized services. This, the Nose knows. But though they work set shifts, are penalized for showing up late or otherwise failing to abide by club rules, and generally strip for only one...
  • Porn-DVD incident spawns litigation revealing alleged Baltimore District Court gender hostilities

    More than three years ago, Kim Sumner discovered her boss, then-administrative clerk Lonnie P. Ferguson of the Baltimore City District Court, had given her a passel of pornographic DVDs. The long-simmering aftermath of the incident, including an ongoing...
  • Former employee claims high-level cabal at Baltimore's district court perpetuates longstanding discrimination

    A federal lawsuit's claims of gender-based discrimination and retaliation at Baltimore City's district court at Wabash Avenue may get ratcheted up to accuse high-level judges and administrators of more pervasive injustices, should a federal judge rule...