Wednesday, May 30, 2007

May 30

The Ink has updates to some cases, details of homicides 100-116.

GGS: "Three men two men were killed in separate incidents last night and early this morning, pushing the pace of homicides in Baltimore to an average of one a day in May."
  • 1 a.m. 5/30: unidentified man, 2400 block of W. Lexington St., gunshot wounds to his chest
  • 11 p.m. 5/29: unidentified man, 700 block of Denison St., south of Leakin Park ... scratch that

  • 3 p.m. 5/29: unidentified man, parking lot at Clifton Avenue and Denison Street, north of Leakin Park
A man was shot in the side in the SW, a carjacking on Orleans on the East side, robbery, burglary, and, for contrast, a vandal driving on lawns in Cockeysville.

Bounty Hunter Blood Shaidon "Don Papa" Blake went on a small road trip after Federal Marshalls picked him up early for his Vegas trial. For whatever reason this put Jessamy's knickers in a megaknot: "she threatened to fly a judge, defense attorney and a prosecutor out to Nevada for a sentencing hearing if the federal agents wouldn't release him to Maryland." Fortunately for the ¢itizens, that won't be ne¢e$$ary. April 13, a
Baltimore jury convicted Shaidon Blake, of California, of second degree murder, Janet Johnson of 2000 block of Cecil Avenue of first degree murder and Jermile Harvey of the 1500 block of Lanvale Street of first degree murder. Each was also found guilty of conspiracy to commit first degree murder. Sentencing is scheduled for May 29, 2007. Blake faces a maximum sentence of Life plus 30 years, Johnson faces maximum sentence of Life plus Life and Harvey faces Life plus Life.

At 6PM the evening of April 12, 2006, Baltimore City Police were called to the rear alley of the 1900 block of Division Street for a burning body. The investigation determined that the victim was Terrence “Sky” Randolph. Randolph was a member of the Bloods street gang and was killed for messing up the gang’s drug money. The Medical Examiner determined that the victim was strangled, asphyxiated, severely beaten and stabbed 39 times. The victim’s body was then burned. Homicide detectives determined that the murder took place in the basement of 1921 Division Street.

Defendant Shaidon “Don Poppa” Blake is a high ranking Bloods member sent to Baltimore from California to get local members “in line”. This was confirmed in an unrelated police interview of the nephew of prominent west coast rap producer/gangster Suge Knight. Blake told detectives that Baltimore is the heroin capital of the world and that he made over $180,000 selling it on the streets. Witnesses testified that Blake hit the victim with a sledgehammer. The witnesses further testified that co-defendants, Harvey and Johnson, cut the victim repeatedly with a box cutter. The testimony continued and revealed that Harvey retrieved a Ninja sword and that he and Johnson stabbed the victim in the neck twice.

Assistant State’s Attorney Brian M. Fish, of the Homicide Division, prosecuted this case.
PGC: Crazed suicidal son attacked mom with a "samurai" sword, sending her to Shock Trauma. Which reminds us, our juvenile justice system has gone totally Lord of the Flies. Could someone get on that? Thanks...


burgersub said...

i almost missed the fourth murder victim. the 17 year old kid shot in the liquor store on mosher street on monday died yesterday. it's in another article titled "two fatal shootings bring murder toll to 122" or something.

John Galt said...

This writer on police staffing must not be reading this blog.

Malnurtured Snay said...

"Bounty hunter"? Really?

burgersub said...

think about it: sent from LA to determine who the tru bloods are and to wipe out the poseurs that won't cough up some tribute money? that's sort of like a bounty hunter.

Malnurtured Snay said...

I hope he doesn't have that fugly mullett "Dog" does.

burgersub said...

black people don't have mullets. wait, is that a racist generalization?

Malnurtured Snay said...

The only bounty hunter I know of is "Dog: The Bounty Hunter" on A&E and he's got a fantatically ugly mullet.

Malnurtured Snay said...

It's not a racial generalization -- if anything, it's an occupational generalization. Anywhere, here's a photo of Dog.

John Galt said...

Seen on WBALtv:

Mayor Dixon holds a press conference about the continuing crime and hopes it will start to subside once [...people get fed up enough and partner with city officials to end it.]

We're fed up, alright. Tell Commissioner Hamm to hire cops, or expect to be tossed out of office, hon.

burgersub said...

i know who "dog" is, i was jokingly asking if my assertion that black people don't have mullets was a racist generalization.

also this:

Police initially reported that they had found a third person fatally shot in the 700 block of Denison St., south of Leakin Park, at about 11 p.m. last night. But police officials later said that the report of the fatal shooting was based on faulty information. No further details were available from police.

John Galt said...

We thought we'd found a corpse: the soul had left and there were no discernable higher brain functions. Then we realized it wasn't a corpse, just a municipal official.

John Galt said...

I'm missing something about this story. These guys are juvenile offenders. Serious ones, not jaywalkers. They are being detained by criminal justice personnel.

Doc is shocked because reform school seems much like a prison, a supermax. That's just because it IS a prison, dear heart.

Are all the people in this town on crack ???

Oh, yeah, that's right.

They are.

John Galt said...

The more things change, the more they stay the same. At least, in some places.

Take a look at how the per capita crime rates for violent crime and property crime evolved from 1995 to 2005 in New York City and then in Baltimore City.

............. 1995....2005

NY violent 1393 -> 673
NY property 4277 -> 2002

Balto violent 3018 -> 1754
Balto proprty 10303 -> 5185

As you can see, while Baltimore made progress in its role as one of the worst cities on the continent, even still, its current incarnation still doesn't even compare with New York City before its behavioral turnaround.

Hire cops. Good cops. And keep hiring until those numbers are cut in half.