Saturday, June 9, 2007

June 9

Two more homicides: Craig A. Hunter, 29, was shot around 8 p.m. last night and was found bleeding under a parked car in the 1900 block of Collington Ave. And, this morning in the 900 block of East Preston St., a man was found dead on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head.

Sixty-year-old Robert "Skip" Harrison Junior, son of a long-time Baltimore City state delegate Hattie Harrison, was indicted Friday on one count of felony theft, three counts of failing to file tax returns, and conspiracy to violate election laws.

Tasered man: "My head is, like, fried."

Scammers pretending to be from BGE are targeting area elderly with fake "unpaid dept."

A MoCo grand jury this week indicted Joseph Paul Bungo of Gaithersburg, who's accused of slashing his 14-year-old son with an ax after destroying his room with it in 2004 and gravely assaulting him at least three times, most recently in January.

PGC: 14 people were indicted yesterday on multiple counts of counterfeiting, forgery and theft in connection with what authorities say was "a sophisticated auto theft ring".

At Aberdeen High School, five teens went apeshit after a teacher threw away a bandana that was lying on the ground.


John Galt said...

A man was shot dead around 8:00 pm on the 1900 block, N. Collington Ave. in East Baltimore.

Anonymous said...

I think the article linked states that the red bandana/ apeshit middle-schoolers caper took place in Aberdeen, not Anne Arundel Co.

John Galt said...

For those interested, in the city of Detroit and, in fact, nationally, nonfatal shootings annually average about three per homicide recorded.

We have many more than that, whichis to say, lotsa shooting going on here.

The police department in Raleigh, NC adopted the following plan to reduce gun violence:

link here

Kinda too early to assess its effectiveness, but it makes good reading. Much of the violence there sounds like what we've got here, only we've got it in spades.

Maurice Bradbury said...

Thanks coug.
Hey, two days without a homicide!

Anonymous said...

Not anymore, Cy...

Stupid city, I ought to move to Pikesville.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see Hattie Harrison and son getting what they deserve. Rumor was that she planned to give up her seat soon and have him replace her in the legislature. If he gets convicted, that will take care of that.

She's an old fart and it will be a happy day when she retires.

John Galt said...

Rodricks and I are starting to sound like the same person. I wonder who finds that scarier ?

Caederus said...

One of the most interesting things I've seen on this blog is a constant repetition of "we need more cops". Just about every regular has stated this opinion. When the police take too long to respond it is repeated. When the "new" methods (e.g. foot patrols) work they cannot be implemented due to the need for more police. This is understandable.

The kicker is, when there are cases of police excess, the refrain remains the same get more cops. The reasoning is that fully staffed, they will not be under the pressure to make bogus decisions.

All this seems to be a constant even with the wide range of opinions on other issues that occasionally flare.

So Galt and Rodricks sounding the same is not that surprising to me. It seems to be one of the clear things that needs to happen if you really care about the situation is to have more officers. You need this no matter what type of policing you want to implement.

ppatin said...

"The kicker is, when there are cases of police excess, the refrain remains the same get more cops. The reasoning is that fully staffed, they will not be under the pressure to make bogus decisions."

We also need to pay our cops more. Right now Baltimore has lower pay than any of the surrounding jurisdictions, which means they generally get lower quality people than the surrounding counties.