Edward Ericson Jr.

Writer

Edward Ericson Jr. has been a reporter since 1987. He as written for the Providence Journal-Bulletin, The Hartford Courant's Northeast Magazine, The Washington Monthly, SPIN, and Harper's, as well as the Orlando Weekly, Detroit Metro Times, and the late, lamented Columbus (Ohio) Guardian and Advocate newsweeklies of Massachusetts and Connecticut. He likes fraudsters, bureaucrats, drug dealers, business titans, cops, scientists, barflies and politicians in equal measure, and finds all of their stories scintillating.

Recent Articles

  • Police see no problem with secret surveillance

    Police see no problem with secret surveillance

    Baltimore public officials scrambled last week to learn about high-altitude surveillance after Bloomberg Businessweek revealed that a private company funded by a wealthy Texas couple was flying a plane in service of the police department that could spot and follow everything that moves in a 30-square...

  • Private eye in the sky sees half the city; police see no problems

    Private eye in the sky sees half the city; police see no problems

    A Texas-based hedge fund operator has funded more than 300 hours of surveillance flights over Baltimore by a private company. The Baltimore Police Department neglected to inform the public or most elected officials, and insists this is routine.  "This is effectively a mobile Citiwatch camera,"...

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