Sunday, November 18, 2007


A man was shot to death Friday afternoon in the 3000 block of Rosiland Avenue.

The T.U. community is tense after someone phoned in to threaten "harmful action" on campus tomorrow. School officials note that "The nature of the threat calls into question its credibility."

NYT: Does the death penalty save lives? and if so, does it save more lives than hiring more cops would?

A man was stabbed at the Edge Sports Bar and Grill in Edgewood.

PDJ: William Henry Ransley III, age 60, of Finksburg, sentenced to five federal years for child porn. Ransley also had sex with the 14-year-old girl in the pictures; he met her on the Internet and had relations with her on an elementary-school playground. The related sex-offense charges were dropped to let the feds pursue their case.

TMI Alert! Pat Jessamy tells the Sun that red peep-toe pumps make her feel "sexy."
Fun fact: the Stuart Weitzman peep-toe was also worn by Nicollette Sheridan's character Edie Britt on Desperate Housewives, in an episode titled "Nice She Ain't."

Effed up in Fredneck:
A four-year-old boy was poisoned by his attention-seeking mom
a 20-year-old man, Jarrell Grey, died after being TASERed by cops. (FYI TASER is a brand name and an acronym)


ppatin said...

Ok, as the resident pro-death penalty loudmouth I've got to say that I do not believe that capital punishment is a deterrent in the United States. It might have a small effect in states like Virginia and Texas, but even there criminals are far more likely to be killed by their fellow criminals than by the judicial system. And the death penalty in Maryland? Oh man, please don't make me laugh. Let's be honest, the death penalty is about justice/retribution, not deterrence.

ppatin said...

Good news, Baltimore officially doesn't such as much as Detroit.

John Galt said...

Patin, that's last year's count.

We're still killin'.

ppatin said...

Yeah, to be honest I don't place a lot of faith in the numbers from the article I cited. Crime numbers are too easy to manipulate. The regular old murder rate is probably the best guide, since it's a lot harder to hide a body than it is to downgrade an agg. assault.

Anonymous said...

Some "anonymous" person threatened University of Baltimore on Friday while they were hosting the Chesapeake Bay summit.

A copy cat? Or just some pissed students?