Showing posts with label WJZ typos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WJZ typos. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

September 5

238 words about five victims: Davon Qualls, 17, was shot to death last night in the 2500 block of Garrett Ave. in Northeast Baltimore; two people who were found yesterday in a dwelling in the 6100 block of MacBeth Drive near Chinquapin Parkway in North Baltimore and their deaths are "suspicious," and a woman and a boy were shot in East Baltimore.
WJZ reports that the MacBeth Drive incident was in the 6000 block, and the victims were a grandmother and her neice.
"It seems the women had gun shout wounds to their body's."
UPDATE: "a Sun reporter" says the victims were named as Pauline Borum, 60, and her granddaughter, Jasmine Borum, 17.

We knew that the Tuxedo Park home-invader, Chaz Ricks, had a long-as-your-arm record, but that's just the tip of the incredibly fucked-up iceberg: Bykowicz reports that he also stomped his mother's face, terrorized his neighbor, stabbed his cousin in the eye and shot a nine-year-old.

The Northern District will get its third police chief in as many years; the well-liked Major Michael Pristoop is retiring from the city police department to take a job with the state.

The Murder Ink details intentional homicides from August 27-31.

Who knew? WYPR has a whole "Crime & Violence" department, where one can have various perspectives on the bad news delivered via rich and lilting oratory.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

August 15

This Ink has murders from August 7-12, and news of arrests for some of this years' murders, good news we so rarely hear about ... and Did You Know? Perry Costley's murder in July made the third occassion this year in which a murder was closed because the suspect himself was murdered.

Yike! A 14-year-old girl was harassed by a man in a tan Kia while walking in Govans. She ran home, called the police, and... "A short time later, police found the car and a man in the 800 block of Woodbourne Ave. and arrested him. In the vehicle, police found a length of rope, a blanket and a knife. Held at Central Booking and Intake Center was Bobby Ray Stanberry, 35, of Suitland. Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman, said Stanberry had been charged twice with raping two prostitutes, but the charges were dropped because of the credibility of the victims."

"A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from custody in May, and subsequently surrendered when he was notified of the mistake, had his murder charge dropped by prosecutors yesterday. ... prosecutors did not have enough evidence to proceed with a case against James C. Burton, charged with killing Aaron Godbolt, 23, in March 2006 as he stood on Reisterstown Road in Northwest Baltimore." - "By a Sun reporter" (?)

The State is looking for Kenyan Anastasia Olouch, wanted for abusing an elderly man.

"Mayor Sheila Dixon's administration introduced legislation in the City Council [Monday] to tighten the city's pension law after a former top police deputy received a lucrative pension deal -- a proposal that may end similar arrangements in the future."
So it wasn't illegal to make false statements to the pension board and file fraudumlent paperwork before?

Gee, the new gun control plan sounds a little dangerous: A man trying to flee police fell 50 feet and then got hit by a Chevy Malibu. JZ quotes Donny Moses: "He was armed and in accordance with what the mayor's trying to do. We are trying to get these handguns off the streets."

Jeffrey Corporal, 22, was found guilty of armed robbery, reckless endangerment, using a handgun in a crime of violence and having a handgun in a vehicle after robbing Mike Kim of Parkside Liquors.

Down in Annapolis, Leeander Blake got life, finally.

At Sandy Point State Park, Juan Payz Reyes was arrested for raping two teenage Sheppard Pratt patients.

City to homeless: Move It!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

June 17

An unidentified man was shot to death Friday night at about 10:20 p.m. in the 1900 block of W. Pratt Street.

Also Friday, a teenager was shot near E. Cold Spring and Northwood Street.

Also, Marcus Gordon-Bey was arrested for assaulting a teenager who he believed was involved in his son's death.

JZ's won three Emmys, but not for these stories:
A robbery and attempted rape was caught on camera. Or there weren't cameras. What?
"'There's like a parking lot and there's no cameras. There's no light and no cameras and actually hid behind he [sic] wall and we didn't know what he was doing,' Davis said."
And the next paragraph: "Infrared filters in the cameras allow us to see the woman walking toward him ..."
Actually it makes sense on video.
(Also in yesterday's Blotter.)

And a HoCo police officer was hit while trying to flag down a car in a speed trap on Rt. 32. WJZ provides some ... very JZian prose: "One woman and her husband were stuck in the resulting traffic just yards away from the accident" and "Among the investigators stood several people. It is unclear exactly who they were, but they appeared distraught and upset."

Fighting in the school gym at Meade High School in AAC.

The NYT reports on the East Side "redevelopment." (Did you know? Baltimore's East Side is also known as "the Badlands"!)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

April 12

"Of the 42 people charged with gun crimes in Baltimore between Jan. 1 and March 21 of this year, 24 suspects — or 57 percent — had been previously charged with gun crimes a total of 52 times."
How'd this happen? They're out on bail and out of jail, and that's the way it goes.

Tavon Campbell, 20, was shot to death shortly after midnight in the 2600 block of E. Madison St.

"John Daughtry, 25, was identified Tuesday as the man shot in the chest at an unknown location about 6 p.m. Monday, then staggered to his home in the 100 block of S. Morley St." ; also, a 20-year-old man was shot in the chest but survived.

WBAL reported at noon that two women were shot while walking on the West side, no motive or suspects.

A "suspicious body" was found by firefighters at 4 a.m. in the basement of a house in the 2600 block of West Cold Spring Lane (aka Coldspring Avenue). Wonder if we'll ever hear of it again ... ?

Yesterday's Fredneck road rage victims were ID'd as driver Christian M. Luciano, 28, and passenger Lindsay L. Bender, 25, both from Harrisburg PA. Speaking of road rage, sound advice the Sun's Googled for us from the Dane County Sheriff's Office in Madison, Wis.):
birdAlmost nothing makes another driver angrier than an obscene gesture ... Avoid making any gestures that might anger another driver, even 'harmless' expressions of irritation like shaking your head.
(JZ's video on the link above is actually about Duke lax. Isn't it nice how Reade Seligmann says "If police officers and a district attorney can systematically railroad us with absolutely no evidence whatsoever, I can’t imagine what they’d do to people who do not have the resources to defend themselves.")

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

February 27 evening

Rasul Malik Brown was arrested for the January 8 murder of 16-year-old Marcus McDowell [9], and Gregory Johnson Jr., 21, is being held for killing Vernon L. Carter in 2005.

At about 11 this morning, following four days of testimony and more than four of deliberations, a Baltimore City jury convicted Derrick Taylor, 27, of the Remington halfway-house triple murders; on January 10, 2005 Taylor shot and killed Nathan Gulliver, 49, Antwon Arthur, 38, and Steven Matthews, 36 in 540 block of West 27th Street and was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder committed during the commission of a felony. Taylor faces a maximum possible prison term of life without the possibility of parole (in the County Taylor would be eligible for the death penalty) and is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Roger W. Brown on April 10. The jury also convicted Taylor of several handgun counts but failed to reach verdicts on first-degree murder (premeditated) and several second degree murder counts and assault counts, upom which Judge Brown declared a "mistrial." Taylor remains held without bail at the Baltimore City Detention Center. A second defendant in this case, Corey McMillon, is serving a prison term of life plus 20 years for a previous murder conviction and faces an April trial date for his alleged involvement.

WBAL: "Landlord Continued To Rent Deplorable Properties" (Oh, THAT guy!)

Wonder when someone was last killed with an assault weapon?

Who returned the skull of the Fredneck sheep? (JZ: "It's" leg had also been removed.)