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  • The Counselor

    The Counselor
    Maryland criminal-defense attorney Kenneth Ravenell has been called the “MVP” of the Baltimore defense bar, a man whose arguments once convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that a murder defendant’s statements were...
  • Late to the Party

    Late to the Party
    David D’Amico turned 50 a week before his Aug. 28 appearance in Maryland U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, where he consented to pre-trial detention in a massive 2010 pot-trafficking and money-laundering case in which most of his 15 co-defendants&...
  • The Sage in Black and White

    The Sage in Black and White
    The Negro brain, Mencken wrote in 1910, “is not fitted for the higher forms of mental effort.” This from the same man who probably did more to help black writers—including the likes of W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, and James Weldon...
  • Sing it properly and in full, or F.S. Key very arguably would want you jailed

    Sing it properly and in full, or F.S. Key very arguably would want you jailed
    It’s official enough. “The resolution will be able to be passed tonight,” First District Councilman Jim Kraft told his colleagues. “It will be able to go with the Star-Spangled Celebration.”  And so it was that the city...
  • Wandering Eye: Neverdon loses bid to get back on ballot, fear of the Black Guerrilla Family, pop-ups in the BBJ, and more

    Wandering Eye: Neverdon loses bid to get back on ballot, fear of the Black Guerrilla Family, pop-ups in the BBJ, and more
    Baltimore State’s Attorney candidate Russell Neverdon suffered another setback yesterday when a judge ruled that he had not collected enough signatures to get on the November ballot. As The Sun reports, Circuit Court Judge Martin P. Welch found that...
  • Wandering Eye: Celebrating a Fells Point savior, credit card bloodsuckers, and the latest from Ferguson

    Wandering Eye: Celebrating a Fells Point savior, credit card bloodsuckers, and the latest from Ferguson
    For those who had fun in Fells Point during the Star-Spangled Spectacular this past weekend, something's happening tonight that recognizes someone whose efforts meant Fells Point remains a happening place: the late Lucretia Billings "Lu” Fisher. She...
  • Best Sentence

    The defunct Sonar nightclub in downtown Baltimore used to have a front man, co-owner Daniel McIntosh (also co-owner of McCabe’s Tavern in Hampden), who seemed to live and breathe the local music scene. That changed quickly when he got caught up in a...
  • 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...
  • Marlow Bates, Son of a Famous Gangster, Sentenced in Prison-Gang Conspiracy Case

    Bates | Image by Booking photo Editor's Note: An updated version of this story appears in Mobtown Beat, Nov. 25, 2009 Marlow Bates' stint in prison, where he's been detained since his April arrest for aiding an alleged drug-dealing conspiracy by the...
  • Law-enforcement tactics questioned in Baltimore BGF case involving armed-robbery sting

    Last April, when Greyling Chase and Rodney Ellis were charged for the attempted armed robbery of a drug dealer in a sting operation set up by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the charging documents made clear the men both "are high-...
  • Maryland legislators – and the media – overlook the other prison scandal

    If the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors were to say, in filings in criminal conspiracy cases brought against Maryland correctional staff, that a "culture" of illegal conduct exists among officers at one of Maryland's correctional...
  • All in the Family: An annotated roster of defendants in the Black Guerrilla Family indictment, alleged crimes, and notable quotes

    The April 23 unsealing of a federal indictment of 25 people, including 13 Maryland correctional officers (COs), alleged to have participated in a racketeering conspiracy centered around the Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison gang, was as much a renewed...