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  • Wandering Eye: Larry Hogan vs. Mayor SRB, examining previous efforts to revitalize Sandtown, and more

    Wandering Eye: Larry Hogan vs. Mayor SRB, examining previous efforts to revitalize Sandtown, and more
    If Seymour Hersh is right—and his prior work suggests that is more likely than not—almost everything the U.S. media reported about the killing of Osama bin Laden is a lie. Hersh's piece in the London Review of Books says, contrary to most reporting, the Pakistani Interservice Intelligence Agency (basically Pakistan's CIA) not only knew where bin Laden was—they were holding him prisoner in the walled compound Navy Seals raided in 2011. The fortified house in Abbattabad—ironically located less than two miles from a major Pakistani military academy—was bin Laden's prison after 2006. That is why U.S. military officials heard "no com"[unnication] from the compound and had such a hard time confirming bin Laden was actually there: bin Laden's "hideout" was actually a more secure prison than Baltimore's jail. The daring "raid," subject of a book and a major motion picture, was actually a pigeon shoot. Or, really, because bin Laden was never released, a bearbaiting. Hersh names few sources in his report, which is understandable given the nature of the story. But it holds together logically, and explains the heroic cover story released for American consumption. As one source Hersh quotes explains, bin Laden was very sick by the time the SEALs got to him: "The truth is that bin Laden was an invalid, but we cannot say that," the retired official said. "You mean you guys shot a cripple? Who was about to grab his AK-47?" There's more here, including why a CIA station chief was outed, and why, in contrast to the days after 9/11, you hear so little about Saudi Arabian ties to bin Laden's operation. (Edward Ericson Jr.)
  • Gang member says 'Dixon for mayor!'; she says she's been mulling a run

    Gang member says 'Dixon for mayor!'; she says she's been mulling a run
    The Bloods, Crips, and Black Guerrilla Family—Baltimore's three biggest gangs—are among those unhappy with the leadership of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Flex, a member of the Bloods and an author (under his real name Eric Bowman), says...

    Fundraiser for Mayor, scheduled two days before the release of Freddie Gray report, cancelled

    Fundraiser for Mayor, scheduled two days before the release of Freddie Gray report, cancelled
    A fundraiser at the Hippodrome Theatre for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, boasting $6,000 VIP access and scheduled to happen two days before the Baltimore Police Department is set to release its report on the death of Freddie Gray, has been cancelled,...

    The Mail 4/1/15

    The Mail 4/1/15
    Benched Slogan Your amazing study of city benches and the U.S. Census was a novel and important means of exploring Baltimore neighborhoods, changing demographics, and landscape (“Benchmarks Revisited,” Feature, Match 25). This article is...

    Annapolis considers tossing the state-run, scandal-plagued Baltimore City Detention Center back into the city's hands

    Annapolis considers tossing the state-run, scandal-plagued Baltimore City Detention Center back into the city's hands
    State Del. John Cluster (R-Baltimore County) and state Sen. Michael Hough (R-Carroll and Frederick counties) have become experts on matters involving the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC), the city’s state-run jail that was ground zero in the...