Saturday, July 11, 2009

A double shooting

.. on Fear Avenue. Seriously

Weird: Van Smith reports that the city's so-called biggest coke bust ever was the result of the defendant himself, Trenell David Murphy, leading police to the stash.

On Thursday a drug suspect caused mayhem when he fled into William Paca Elementary School

An 8-month-old boy was killed when he was caught in the crossfire in PG County

Baltimorean William Spencer, 49, accused of robbing a jewelry store and then taking an elderly couple hostage in Leesburg, VA

and a freezer geezer in AAC

Friday, July 10, 2009

119, 120

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Light for all, more light for some... Two murders and three nonfatal shootings crammed into a single paragraph in the local daily. Killed were an 18-year-old shot in the 1700 block of Division & Laurens Sts. two days ago, and an unidentified man last night at McElderry & Curley Sts.

Jayne Miller on the long, long record of Lamont Davis, accused of shooting 5-year-old Raven Wyatt whilst footloose and fancy-free.

Puhleaze. Troy Harris suspended over nudie pic mistakenly sent to the WBAL newsroom. (Wouldn't most people just laugh that off? Were they really freaky? Is his girlfriend 12?) Here's the newsroom address, just in case you would also like to send them some boobies.

Recent Supreme Court ruling could impact Baltimore vs. Wells Fargo

Ewiewieewew, just looking at the pic of the balding soccer coach arrested for sexting w/14-year-old is violating enough

Thursday, July 9, 2009

25 years for killer of Shaundretta Griffin, 14

Charles JakesCharles Jakes, 18, right, said he "didn't mean to kill Shorty", aka 14-year-old Shaundretta Griffin, and he shot himself in the thumb in the process of shooting her in the head. Yesterday, Jakes pled guilty to second-degree murder and use of a handgun. The SAO reports "Judge Martin P. Welch sentenced Jakes to 30 years in prison suspend all but 20 years for the murder count and a consecutive 20 years suspend all but five years for the handgun count for a total of 50 years suspend all but 25 years. Judge Welch placed him on five years probation."

Seven shootings

over the past two days

More on the bar raid

More details on the raid of Cheerleaders bar in Fells Point, including interesting info from Peter Hermann.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Life after Homicide II -Legalize it

Former homicide detective Irving Bradley thinks the best way lower the murder rate is to legalize drugs

Monday, July 6, 2009

City's biggest-ever drug bust= guilty plea

Ben Nuckols of the AP reports that Trenell D. Murphy, 34, will plead guilty tomorrow to possession with intent to distribute. Murphy was "arrested in February after police recovered 41 kilograms (91 pounds) of cocaine from the bed of his pickup truck -- the largest drug seizure city police have ever made without federal help."

Yet ANOTHER downtown brawl

Two men were stabbed at Lombard & President last night/this morning after leaving a club. (Wonder which one?)

A Hopkins employee was assaulted by water balloons while walking on University Parkway.

Life after homicide

A veteran BPD homicide detective who just retired speaks.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Another downtown brawl


More mob-violence craziness! Two teens were stabbed in the course of a fight last night at Baltimore & Charles; 33-year-old Derrick Devon Thornton was apprehended. Thornton's robust criminal record includes an arrest for first-degree murder in 2003.

A person attacked in Federal Hill

Don't miss the NYT on the "incarceration generation"

Steve McNair's death may have been a murder/suicide

WTF?! Former crackhead/DC mayor Marion Barry arrested for stalking! Why do people keep re-electing that lewzer?

Blogger Bob Parkinson: Baltimore needs the Mafia