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  • Wandering Eye: The CDC gets it wrong on e-cigs, more trouble for the B-1, and more

    Wandering Eye: The CDC gets it wrong on e-cigs, more trouble for the B-1, and more
    A Baltimore man filed suit on Sept. 5 against three Baltimore police officers, seeking monetary damages for a strip and anal cavity search he says police performed on him on the sidewalk on the 200 block of North Highland Avenue. As the D.C. Clothesline reports, Lyons was on his bike on May 3, 2013, heading to a park, when police asked him if he had any drugs on him. Lyons said no, and the cops "proceeded to pull down this man's pants, spread his legs, and conduct a cavity search in the middle of the sidewalk in full view of passersby." Lyons is seeking damages for battery, false arrest, false imprisonment and violations of the Maryland Declaration of Human Rights. "It's as simple and outlandish as it appears," Isaac Klein, Lyons' lawyer, told the website. Lyons "was embarrassed and outraged." Named in the suit as defendants are Officer Demario Harris, Officer Keith Savadel, and "Sgt. Martin." Lyons' arrest for drug possession shortly after this incident was not related at all, his lawyer says, and those charges were dropped, as was a handgun charge filed earlier this year. Lyons' co-defendant in last year's narcotics case did plead guilty, according to court records. "According to Klein," the Clothesline reports, "this was yet another negligent error by police who mistakenly arrested and charged Lyons, for which they are filing another civil suit." (Edward Ericson Jr.)
  • Pussy Riot Hates Me

    Pussy Riot Hates Me
    On Friday morning, my wife told me Pussy Riot was in town filming “House of Cards.” She said she’d bumped into a friend who worked on the set the day before and forgot to mention it. When I brought it up at City Paper’s morning...

    Mainstream Extremism

    Mainstream Extremism
    Anne Arundel County’s Fifth Councilmanic District is the whitest, most-educated, and richest of the county’s seven districts, and its voters lean heavily in favor of Republicans. If that pattern holds true in November’s general...

    From a small slice of Maryland, Michael Peroutka seeks to mainstream extremism

    From a small slice of Maryland, Michael Peroutka seeks to mainstream extremism
    Anne Arundel County's Fifth Councilmanic District is the whitest, most educated, and richest of the county's seven districts, and its voters lean heavily in favor of Republicans. If that pattern holds true in November's general election for the council...

    Film Review: Belle

    Film Review: Belle
    Directed by Amma Asante Playing at the Charles Theater Based on a true story, Belle, directed by Amma Asante, opens upon an English trading town in 1769 where Dido (Lauren Julien-Box as young Dido; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the older Dido), a shy little girl,...