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  • Feds seek justice in Maryland inmate's 2008 assault by corrections officers and subsequent cover up

    After inmate Kenneth Davis was beaten brutally four times in a 24-hour period by corrections officers at Roxbury Correctional Institution (RCI) in Hagerstown in 2008, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Service (DPSCS) "acted swiftly...
  • The American obsession with smuggling, from the Boston Tea Party through today's drug trade

    "No taxation without representation"-that's understood to be a patriotic rallying cry of the people who became the founders of the United States of America. Early Americans, so the story goes, protested taxes by the British as part of defending their...
  • In most media depictions, sex workers "end up dead, alone, or in service to Richard Gere for eternity. All terrible options."

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) Back in the 1920s, a governor of Texas was determined to forbid the teaching of foreign languages in public schools. To bolster her case, she called on the Bible. "If English was good enough for Jesus Christ," she reportedly...
  • Media ask Maryland judge to end secrecy at Wikileaker Bradley Manning's court-martial

    Government secrecy has been thrust into the national debate in recent weeks, with leaked revelations detailing how the U.S. national-security apparatus clandestinely hatched and nurtured a massive communications-collecting effort that some say...
  • The boom in building-busting looks more like a ding

    After more than a decade of small-scale and emergency demolition projects that did not keep pace with the burgeoning vacancy rate in the city's residential areas, Baltimore has embarked on a slightly less-small-scale demolition surge. In the past, the...
  • Ride-sharing companies push the limits of real-world peer-to-peer services

    Since Oct. 17, and at least until or unless a cease-and-desist order comes from state regulators, Baltimoreans have been able to download an application to their smartphones and summon an ordinary car to wherever they are, tell them to drop them off...
  • Events to remind us what it means to be human

    Every week, City Paper is divided between coverage of news and the arts. Baltimore itself is divided in much the same way-split between the tragic world of crime and corruption; and the lighter, enlivening worlds of film, music, art, theater, and books....
  • Robert Curran's Bankruptcy

    When the governor's uncle and a scion of the city's First Political Family files for bankruptcy and tells the newspaper he did it to avoid foreclosure on his home, we've got to wonder. Particularly when that house is a modest thing without a lot of...
  • It's great that Governor Martin O'Malley is looking to run for President in 2016

    It's great that Governor Martin O'Malley is looking to run for President in 2016 (Baltimore City Power Rankings, Aug. 7). I, for one, sincerely hope that he runs and wins. With just two caveats: 1) that he wins at the same time the Senate and House of...
  • 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...
  • Best Politician

    Love him or hate him, this has been a good year for Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D). Two O'Malley-backed laws got the nods of the majorities of Maryland voters in last fall's elections-one granting gay-marriage rights, the other offering in-state...
  • Disabilities Administration CFO says she was fired for blowing the whistle

    The former Chief Financial Officer of a $1 billion state agency has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired for alerting her superiors-including Governor Martin O'Malley-to accounting irregularities and financial fraud. Carrie Phillip, a certified...