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  • Best Attempt to Usurp Local Media

    50,000 Twitter followers is a pretty big fan base, so the Baltimore Police Department’s Public Information Section had every reason to crow a little when they crossed that threshold last spring. They crowed a lot, releasing a three-minute video featuring cops—including some under a giant “homicide” banner—holding signs and dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit ‘Happy.’ It was a completely cute and apparently innocuous bit of self-promotion. And it was a huge success, garnering 100,000 hits by its second week on YouTube. But the ‘Happy’ video was, along with the department’s temporary freeze-out of tenacious Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton, another sign of a shift in the department’s media strategy: Get your news direct from the source; skip all that tiresome questioning and checking of the police department’s account of the matter that might clutter up or complicate the version you might see in the newspaper or on the TV news. To get that message across better they should have used Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 hit ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy.’
  • Murder Ink 9/17/14

    Murder Ink 9/17/14
    Murders This Week: 1 This Year: 151 The city tallied only one homicide over the past seven days during the Star-Spangled Spectacular and the lead-up to it. There were nine non-fatal shootings reported by police as well as a police shooting. By this date...

    The Mail 9/10/14

    The Mail 9/10/14
    Reading Between the Lines Recently, I got the Aug. 13 issue of City Paper, and as always, I was deeply disturbed by the way white writers at City Paper constantly give the mostly white bigoted readers of City Paper some satisfaction about the darkies in...

    Baltimore Police say we can't know which cops fired what shots, ever, ever

    Baltimore Police say we can't know which cops fired what shots, ever, ever
    The Baltimore Police Department has denied City Paper's request to see records of police use of firearms, citing the provision of the law that exempts personnel records.  "The Firearms Discharge report is a part of the internal investigation conducted...

    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....