Thursday, April 12, 2012

Calls to End Race Baiting, Hit & Runs, and Lengthy Prison Sentences

Police are warning against "race baiting" following the much publicized video of a white tourist being assaulted and stripped by a large group of people. An incident that police are currently not calling a "hate crime."*

A 1997 shooting victim is a 2012 homicide victim. Leslie Johnson was shot in the 800 block of Jack St. and died on the 30th of January.*

Police are ISO Martinez Armstrong, who may have played a role in the accidental killing of 13-year-old Monae Turnage.

Twenty well-deserved years in prison for super-creepy rape attempter Sean Thomas Schleigh, 22. Schleigh assaulted and attempted to rape a 12-year-old in a Dundalk middle-school bathroom.

A Honduran born MS-13 member who was wanted in his home country for Hacking a man to death with a machete was arrested in his Randallstown home Monday. It will be interesting to see if he gets charged with immigration crimes here first, or if he's quickly extradited to face justice in his home country.

The first conclusion in three separate Perkins Mental Hospital murders occurred today. Andre Mayo has been ruled incompetent to stand trial for killing Rogelio Mondragon. I wonder where they send someone like this now?

Pawn shop robber Cortez Clark was handed a 30-year sentence by judge John Addison Howard yesterday.

I doubt this is quite the "new trend" they make it out to be, but regardless, delivery drivers beware, robbers are everywhere.

A man is critical condition after being shot several times in the 2500 block of East Chase St.

Seperate shootings put two men in the hospital.

The police-impersonation trend hasn't quite died down yet in Baltimore. This time, 21-year-old Michael Atkinson is charged with sexually assaulting a woman while posing as a police officer.

Fifty years for now twice-convicted murderer Sam Davis (pictured right). Davis, who was released from prison in 2009 after having served more than 30 years for a previous murder, killed Jacqueline Denise Paul, a woman he had been living with.

A 20-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl beat up a 14-year-old girl in Essex.

Bail revoked for accused teen rapist Andre Haney III. This isn't the first time an Andre Haney made the news. Haney's grandfather, Andre Sr., was committed after committing arson back in 2008. And Haney Jr. was a well liked homeless man who died back in 2009. *

The trial of Reuben Dunn, who is accused of killing two teenagers in a drunk-driving hit and run last year on MLK Blvd., started Wednesday.

Still no arrest in the fatal hit-and-run of Towson U. student Ryan Bailey, 20.

Finally, in yet another hit and run case, Parkville native David Grayson French Jr. has been charged in the death of a 68-year-old, mowed down as she tried to cross the street.

Baltimore's latest homicide victim was Kenyan man Justin Marasa, 22.

Police have determined that the Dundalk church fire was an act of arson.

The latest Baltimore Guide crime blotter has stolen Coach handbags, attempted Cheez-It's® theft, and much more.


Cham said...

Back in 2005 a white man was killed by a black man who had stolen a car and was being pursued by Baltimore's finest. The white man was hit by the car and died. After the media and commenters finished discussing the story the white man was described as an innocent tourist.

However, I quickly recognized the dead white man, he was a well known local South Baltimore dopehead with a long checkered history of drug violations and various other crimes. This "tourist" was hit by the car at 5:30AM on West Frederick Road.

Beware the use of the word "tourist" when describing a crime victim.

TAB said...

That's a good point, one shouldn't jump to conclusions. But I work with what I get, and the reports are saying he's a tourist. If he's ever publicly identified, then we can know for sure.