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  • Wandering Eye: Law enforcers seizing cash, foreign money to U.S. think tanks, an appreciation for "Homicide," and more

    Wandering Eye: Law enforcers seizing cash, foreign money to U.S. think tanks, an appreciation for "Homicide," and more
    The Washington Post has published the first and second parts of its three-part series about law enforcers seizing cash from motorists, taking more than $2.5 billion with little in the way of legal challenges despite constitutional concerns surrounding the practice, while using the money to bolster law-enforcement budgets. City Paper has long been interested in this practice, highlighting cases in which motorists found with a single pot seed or with cotton mouth ended up having cash taken from them, while also exploring how postal inspectors home in on suspicious packages to take cash and a trend of the government seizing money from small businesses, such as Maryland's South Mountain Creamery, by accusing them of laundering cash deposits. Whether the Post's attention prompts a change in this conduct remains to be seen, but it's sure to spur debate. (Van Smith)
  • 11 GIFs that perfectly capture our reaction to Downtown Partnership's Buzzfeed article on Baltimore music

    11 GIFs that perfectly capture our reaction to Downtown Partnership's Buzzfeed article on Baltimore music
    Someone over at Downtown Partnership of Baltimore apparently decided that one way to help promote Baltimore would be to partner with Buzzfeed (and, presumably, pay money to Buzzfeed) to make some cool listicles. We had a lot of reactions to one of its...

    The Wandering Eye: A melee at Baltimore's new casino, income distribution in the city, the history of Labor Day, and more

    The Wandering Eye: A melee at Baltimore's new casino, income distribution in the city, the history of Labor Day, and more
    The Wandering Eye is a new weekday blog series in which members of the City Paper staff give their take on the news of the day. -People celebrate Labor Day by not working for a day, a tradition that started in the 19th century, when the excesses of...

    The End

    At the start of this blog, I predicted that the financial crash would cause the government to spend huge money bailing out the people who caused it, adding a great deal to the national debt and sparking a crisis of confidence in the country's ability to...

    Senate Passes Budget With Full Funding for James Webb Space Telescope

    [caption id="attachment_11123" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Artist's conception of James Webb."][/caption] The Senate today passed its Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) 2012 Appropriations Bill, which includes full funding...