Tuesday, August 21, 2007

August 21

Yesterday's "Homicide 200" actually happened August 13, though this is the first anyone's heard of the incident.
The victim was Ramona Bradley, 40, who WBAL reports had worked in the past as a professional comfort lady. Bradley was reported by police yesterday to have been beaten to death about 11 p.m. Aug. 13 in the 1100 block of Harper Way in Armistead Gardens. However, "Police officials note that the pace of homicides and nonfatal shootings has slowed in the past 30 days."

The pace of the bullets wasn't slow enough to keep them from piercing a guy's chest, arm and a leg in the 1800 block of Druid Hill Ave. about 7 p.m. yesterday (possibly the 7 p.m. 'murder' Jeff Barnes was so peppy about?)

Claim to fame of the third possible "Homicide 200," 17-year-old Darius Cox:
"Cox was highlighted two years ago in an article in The Sun that profiled the Upton School, an alternative school for middle and high school students who had been expelled for serious offenses. His hands were shown in a photograph making brownies for victims of the tsunami in South Asia."
The trial of Charles Carroll is underway. He's the convicted murderer and sex offender who raped a student at the Community Initiatives Academy in 2005.

Rodney Rosenstein's people are handing out the years for identity fraud and bank robbery.

A pervading sense of lawlessness has also infected MD's drunkards: booze-fueled highway fatalities are up.


ppatin said...

Since you haven't had a pervert of the day for quite a while I thought I'd nominate Erskine Jones.

Malnurtured Snay said...

Actually, it was August 16th -- she was beaten on the 13th and died from her injuries three days later.

My coworkers think that if the city tries really hard, we can be at #400 by Christmas.

burgersub said...

Arrest // Candice Page, 28, of Cumberland was arrested at her home yesterday by U.S. marshals on a warrant charging her with first-degree murder. Page is charged with shooting Edwin Matthews, 30, on March 17. Page was being held without bail at Central Booking and Intake Center.

see? there's killers in allegany county. i guess they just go elsewhere to do their killing.

burgersub said...

idunno if these have been mentioned yet on this site, but people should try to go to them:

City Council president forum
Aug. 21, 7 p.m. (tonight)

Mayoral forum
Aug. 28, 7 p.m.

both at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

John Galt said...

See this report on one candidate's proposal to punish 'sanctuary cities' which serve as a haven for breakers of immigration laws.

How about going after cities which are havens for those who commit basic Part I crimes ? Like Sheila Dixon's?

John Galt said...

Speaking of whom, the Sun reports:

Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon said this morning that her "confidence level is very questionable".

No, Dearie, as our chief executive, that would be your judgement, not your confidence level which is questionable.

Marc said...

Heh. Yeah, I noticed that too, burgersub.

You could make the argument that she was fine until she got to the big, bad city. She doesn't have a criminal record that I can find, which is unusual for a Baltimore murderer.

Do you remember anything about the murder? I couldn't find anything about it.

burgersub said...

in case you hadn't already noticed, today's blog entry has more (confusing) details about her.