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  • 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...
  • Judge dismisses landlord's suit against housing blogger

    Judge dismisses landlord's suit against housing blogger
    A District Court Judge in Baltimore today dismissed a prominent landlord's case for damages against blogger Carol Ott, who writes the Housing Policy Watch blog (and "Slumlord Watch.") "There was a ruling in favor of the defendant," says Brian Spern, the...
  • Hot Grease

    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...
  • Two men want detectives made famous by David Simon to pay after flawed murder convictions put them in prison for decades

    James Owens is angry. "I get pissed off every time I think about this," the 53-year-old from Southeast Baltimore declares, sitting at a conference table in his lawyer's office. "I don't trust the cops," he says, his glasses only slightly shielding the...
  • Correctional culture of retaliatory inmate beatings and cover-ups on trial in Baltimore

    After Maryland prison INMATE Kenneth Davis arrived at Hagerstown's Washington County Hospital (now Meritus Medical Center) from nearby Roxbury Correctional Institution in March 2008, trauma doctors had to reconstruct his eye socket using plates and...
  • THE CASE AGAINST 8

    THE CASE AGAINST 8
    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...
  • Tales from the struggle to give poor defendants a chance

    Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People's Justice Karen Houppert The New Press As Baltimore author Karen Houppert points out in the introduction to her new book, Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People's Justice, any American who's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CP Photographer Accused of Raping His Daughter

    CP Photographer Accused of Raping His Daughter
    Ryan "RaRah" Stevenson, a longtime, award-winning contributing photographer for City Paper, is awaiting a criminal jury trial scheduled for July on charges that he raped his 14-year-old daughter at his home last Christmas Eve. The initial charging...