Showing posts with label gregg bernstein. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gregg bernstein. Show all posts

Monday, July 14, 2014

Officer Asshole

The NIMBYs of Harwood are upset about a proposed addiction-treatment center.*  The neighborhood of Harwood's best-known citizen is/was Edna McAbier, who went into hiding after being firebombed in 2005 by the Bloods for reporting drug dealing. In other drugs news, after Reddit regurgitated that 2006 USA Today piece claiming that 60,000 Baltimoreans are addicts Ian Duncan settled the score yet again-- it's only like 11,000- 20,000 addicts you guyze (depending on how you define it). 

We're up to 104 murders.

Local scribe D. Watkins has a new piece in Salon reviewing The Fault in Our Stars. JK! The piece is "Gunplay is All I Know" and is why he'd "rather be caught with a gun than without one." (Best lines: "[Free] was a 40-something-year-old dude who loved ladies, and greasy chicken cheese steaks with extra provolone from Mama Mia’s." and "within a few years, Officer Friendly turned into Officer Asshole.")
Jimmy Smith

Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was arrested * for interfering with Emergency Services at the Greene Turtle in Towson and beamed in his mug shot. The Sun reports this is the 5th arrest of a Raven this offseason.

Want to watch a @BaltimorePolice sarge Jarron Jackson get Tased® for training purposes?

Want to watch the video Fealicia "Snoop" Pearson took while hanging out with 12'O Clock boy Pug?

Still not at peace with the recent election?
Luke Broadwater dug into the Bernstein/Mosby numbers and found that the vote was less along racial lines this election than last time.* In other words, while white ppl and black ppl showed out for Bernstein last election the white people in particular didn't really show for him his time, and Bernstein actually picked up some support in some black neighborhoods.
There's some comfort in the numbers for Mizeur supporters, she did quite well in the city. 
From Cham and Broadwaters' #'s: 69716 total votes, Brown got 36742(53%), Mizeur got 20062(29%) and Gansler got 11431(16%). Ms. Mizeur pretty much took the 1st, 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 23rd and 27th Wards.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mosby Defeats Bernstein!

Anthony Brown, the man who misplaced $90 million, secured the gubernatorial nomination, and Heather Mizeur walked down a long hall. The sitting judges kept their seats, for now. Brian Frosh beat Mr. Boat Proposal. And in an upset that few-- least of all the incumbent-- saw coming, Marilyn Mosby beat State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein, with 1/4th of the cash and zero management experience. What the heck happened? As the Brew opines, Mosby's path was actually pretty similar to Bernstein's: take on an over-confident incumbent, seize on the outrageous stories that pique interest, rack up endorsements, sympathize with victims eye-to-eye. I wonder if Jayne Miller's girlfriend will get her job back now?

Speaking of criminals, the two who were running-- Don "Delegate Drinky Dranky" and Julius Henson, both lost.

Two were arrested for the shooting on Monastery (I think they mean 6/22)-

Ashani John Salmon
A very short man named Ashani John Salmon is sought in connection with the shooting at Peju's Kitchen and Lounge in Gwynn Oak, call police if you see him.

Police are looking for whomever assaulted Kyndyl Fauntleroy as he left the Arabian Nights Hookah Lounge on Light Street this past Sunday.
Nicholas Ishmael

A police cadet, one Nicholas Ishmael, aged 20, has been charged with stealing hillbilly heroin from the county evidence vault. And stealing cash. Two of his cousins also face drug charges. Tsk!

Depressing: 62 percent of SWAT raids are ISO drugs, and 36 percent of raids recover no contraband of any kind.

Well, that's nice, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that police can't search the cellphones of people they arrest without a warrant.

Big pimpin leads to big arrestin. Five alleged pimps were arrested yesterday, one in Baltimore county and four in PGC. Oh, and they were pimping children.

One Derrick James Jackson was arrested in the county for brandishing a gun* during a road rage incident on 695. So, wonder what happened to the New Jersey cop road-rager Detective Joseph Walker? Haven't heard anything about that case since February.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

El Killer

An unidentified male victim found shot to death* in the first block of S. Monastery Ave. near New Cathedral Cemetery at around 2 a.m. today.

Marilyn Mosby's campaign dug up the rather unsettling story of Janice Bledsoe, a former assistant state's attorney (and girlfriend of WBAL's Jayne Miller) who was fired rather suspiciously by Gregg Bernstein while investigating an illegal-police-overtime case against officers Robert Quick and Ian Dombrowski. The accusation is that Bernstein and Quick were friends, and Bernstein cleared Quick even though the evidence against him was straightforward.* "Bernstein represented Quick when he was sued by the family of Larry J. Hubbard Jr., who was shot by Officer Barry Hamilton after police said Hubbard tried to grab Quick's gun during a frantic scuffle in East Baltimore in 1999. Hubbard was shot in the back of the head, and some witnesses disputed the police account, saying Hubbard was beaten and shot in cold blood." Hm. And, reports Jayne Miller, in the past week Quick was suspended.

After a week in which police shot a steer and an officer slit the throat of a subdued Shar-Pei mix dangling from a control pole, police revealed that they'd stopped ordering animal tranquilizers because of some unnamed problem with the supplier.* They're now re-evaluating. The steer and dog stories have made national and international news, officers Jeffrey "I'm going to fucking gut this thing" Bolger and Thomas Schmidt have been suspended, and SRB, fully aware that you can get away with anything around here but messing with people's dogs, apologized all the way from Dallas.

Eric P. Henry
Brian Reiser, 49, was killed in Arbutus and his body was dumped in one of our city's many vacants.* Three men, Kevin Pendergraph, Roy Munson and Eric Henry, have been charged, and boy are they weird-looking.

Also in AAC a woman was robbed while waiting in line to check out at a store.

A 33-year-old pregnant woman was found dead of injuries in Rosedale.

Four Hyattsville men-- Hector Daniel Villanueva-Cortez, aka Muertito, 24; Roni Arriola-Palma, aka Maniako, 24; Luiz Guzman-Ventura, aka Casper or Chele, 20; and Jose Rodriguez-Nunez, aka El Killer, 25, have been charged with criminal conspiracy, they're allegedly tried to the MS-13 gang.

Have you heard of a device called a 'stingray'? Supposedly it tricks mobile devices into thinking it's a cell tower, and emails show U.S. Marshalls conspiring with police to deceive judges about the use of them to avoid legal scrutiny. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Really?! Really.

So this past weekend on the Facebooks, a Friend of MacArthur David Anthony Wiggins commemorated European Holocaust Remembrance Day by posting a picture of Gregg Bernstein with a photoshopped Hitler moustache, and, in case one of the group's 500+ followers might have missed the point, declaring him the titular "Adolf Hitler of Baltimore City."

Blog help us, we try to ignore the infinite amount of ignorant things stupid people things post on the Internet, but sometimes stupid is so stupid it's stupefying. Does this Wiggins person not realize that a). Bernstein is Jewish or that b). actual Adolph Hitler would not have bothered with the optics and niceties of the judicial system and just had people shot on the spot? What has our education system come to? Not only have people apparently forgotten to remember to not forget the Holocaust, more than a few also apparently never got clue one about what the heck it was in the first place. 

Here, have a story about the time a decorated general disagreed with Hitler and was forced to commit suicide. And, y'know, Stalin and Mao both killed more people than Hitler, why doesn't anyone ever get to be the Mao a/o Stalin of Baltimore City? Or the Franco, Mussolini or Staatssicherheit? Come on people, up ya game!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


The body of a 26-year-old woman was found dumped in the parking lot next to Oldtown Mall. The mall, really just a shopping strip, is a notorious heck-hole; in 1999 it burned down, for years it's been a mostly-vacant eyesore, in 2009 it housed the China Garden restaurant from which the murderers of victim Tien Zin Wang ordered his last delivery.* The woman was shot in the torso.

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A Fenton article in the Sun and WaPo today gives more details on the life and death of scientist and dad Peter Marvit, shot to death in Belair-Edison. (thanks evaline)

David Simon and the City Paper are scandalized about what they say are "new rules" for charging homicides emanating from Gregg Berstein's office, which give the SAO "unilateral" authority to decide to charge suspects with murder. The alleged rules have allegedly tied the hands of detectives and resulted in half as many homi­cide cases being pros­e­cuted by his office than under Jessamy. Simon and Ericsson also accuse the SAO's office of doling out demotions or transfers to any detective who disagrees with the policy, and of providing misleading statistics to reporters, then, when called on it, claiming that the stats don't matter. Bernstein's office denies both that there's a new policy and that homicide prosecutions are down (no word on the retaliatory demotions). Hrm. (If the new policy exists, then surely it's for a reason-- why deny it?)

Anna Ditkoff's Murder Ink recaps last week's seven homicides

Our own little Chris Brown, Aquille Carr, will have his babymom-kicking-and-punching-related charges dropped if he completes a domestic violence program.*

A burglar burgled the offices of 43rd District Reps Maggie McIntosh, Curt Anderson and Mary Washington, making off with a laptop. The Patch notes that 6th district City Council rep Sharon Green Middleton also was burglarized a month ago. And a few blocks away a JHU security officer caught a burglar breaking in to the Moxie Hair Studio.

Police warn Canton residents of (another) string of burglaries, from a brazen thief who likes to strike between 3-11 p.m. by coming right in the front door.

Matthew Long, grandson of the murdered Peppers who drove off in their car and was found in a coma in a Weatherford, Oklahoma Travel Inn, left a note saying "sorry for what I did."

Twenty big fat federal years for Rodney "Rocco" Peters of the Gettis drug organization from Judge Motz. Peters was the 28th member of the organization to plead guilty, others have included "Captain," "Cutty Rock," and "D-Squared."

A drive-by paintball-shooting in Old Goucher

Four bald pot dealers were arrested in Glen Burnie

Police in AAC are looking for a guy who robbed a bank in Annapolis wearing a ... what is that? Charlie Sheen? Matthew Broderick? Rod Blagojevich? ...  anyway some kind of creepy mask of a white guy with a cowlick.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Through Power Outages, Fallen Limbs, and Mind-Melting Heat, Crime Will Prevail

The 104th homicide of the year occurred Tuesday afternoon. Yarndragus Stanton, 26, was shot and killed in the 1400 block of East Preston Street. Stanton has a prior attempted murder arrest and several drug dealing convictions.*

A late-night shooting in the 3400 block of Mondawmin Ave. puts a 49-year-old man in the hospital.*

Gunfire in the 2700 block of Harford Rd. Sunday night left a car full of bullet holes and an unidentified man with non-life-threatening injuries.
Owen Bernstein at his dad's swearing-in, from WBAL
Ruh Roh, 22-year-old Owen Bernstein, the son of our very own State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein, was arrested again after some late night hijinks with a roommate, including an attempted "blood brother" ritual and an eventual brawl. Bernstein was charged with second-degree assault.  WBAL reports that in 2008, he was arrested for threatening a woman, forcing his way into a house and assaulting someone. He was convicted on drug charges and given a suspended sentence.

An arrest in the beating death murder of 44-year-old Darshewn Freeman. Antwan Conley (Pictured Right), age 38, was charged with first-degree murder for the argument-fueled homicide. Conley had previously received a 10-year sentence in 1994 after being convicted of second-degree murder.

This week's Murder Ink has a bevy of updates, including the identification of this year's 103rd murder victim Neal Gaines, 41. Also included in this week's update were several arrest announcements, including that of Shawn Stevenson, 41, charged with the murder of Sonchanh Sipayboun. Dontay Dorsey, 23, and Dontre Mitchell, 23, were charged in the June home invasion killing of Tavon Fredrick.

Not the hard-hitting trial we were all sort of hoping for... Perry “Saho the Ghost” Rourk,  42-year-old founder of the infamous Dead Man Incorporated prison/street gang has pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges. Rourk's plea agreement ensures that he'll be spending the rest of his life in a federal prison cell. Pictured right is Rourk giving the classic DMI pyramid hand symbol alongside fellow DMI member Felippo Santoni in an (illegal) jail house photo.

The shooting of a police officer has 32-year-old Franklin Gross preparing for a 30-year prison bid.

Two men were sent to prison for their respective roles in a series of street robberies. Davon Butler, 22, was given a 36-year sentence for a strong-armed robbery a few days before Christmas, while 22-year-old Terrance Garner received a 74-year sentence nearly killing a man as well as committing several robberies. 

If this year has had one definitive crime trend it's been police-impersonation related crimes. This time it's 26-year-old Joshua Brake, charged with pulling over and robbing a man of $900. 

Police are searching for several men wanted for a variety of different offenses. An as-of-yet unidentified man is wanted for his suspected role in the murder of 18-year-old Terrence Anderson. Police are hoping this very clear picture will help them apprehend a pharmacy robber. And authorities are on the lookout for home-detention escapee Eric Smith, 41. Smith was finishing up a five-year sentence for a robbery conviction. 

A Norland Road police raid nets several guns, over $11,000, and the arrest of 25-year-old Charles Wilson.

The murder of 30-year-old Tiffany Lynn Ragle, the woman found shot to death in an Essex apartment, has been solved. 19-year-old Darian Rashaad Walker had plotted for months to kill Ms. Ragle, and is now facing first-degree murder charges.

Finally, 20-year-old Woodlawn resident Jamal Lowell Carroll has been reported missing, so if you see him, please let the authorities know.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sun: Bernstein's being was sworn in

The Sun queerly reports: "Baltimore's new state's attorney was being officially sworn in Monday morning at the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse. Gregg L. Bernstein was scheduled to be sworn in about 7:45 a.m." .. here's a more readable story from the BBJ. Bernstein also announced some new staff members, including an executive state’s attorney for administration. And more details from the oddly age-obsessed Daily Record.

Ya think? Report says missing N.C. teen Phylicia Barnes "may have been abducted"

Shooting in Woodlawn last night & the 32-year-old victim left clothes behind. A witness reports the shooter was driving a white SUV.
Homicide victim #3 was ID'd as Hezikah Wilson, 38. Guy was out walking his damn dog. UPDATE: Fox reports that Wilson, left, was autistic and found shot around 6:30 p.m. last night on his front porch in the 1500 block of Plymouth Road.

Woman's body found on side of road in PGC

Who knew? "Baltimore Immigration Court is among the nation’s best"

Another attempted robbery stopped by a bad-ass officer at the right place at the right time, this one a U.S. Marshal in AAC who disarmed an 18-year-old about to rob the E Z Bee.

Retired bomb-sniffing dog & his Papillon pal are missing from Dundalk

Srsly? Hardcore hon-haters held a second protest at Roland & 36th (the story doesn't say when)

Says Anna Ditkoff, "Single Carrot Theatre is doing their annual reading of Murder Ink on Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. It will be outside their theater (120 W. North Avenue)." Bundle up, because that reading takes a long, long time...

Police Dept. press conference at 2 today to talk crime stats, you can watch it here

John Pontollilo invoked in Slate article entitled "Nerd Violence"

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The unbearable whiteness of being

The CP's Van Smith interviews the new white guy, details his fondness for Elvis Costello & 'Mad Men' & asks, "What kind of challenges does you being a white guy present?"

A dispute between tenants led to a barricade situation in West Baltimore, which ended peacefully with the arrest of a suspect.

Source tells WBAL that fire on The Block was arson

"A tearful Benjamin L. “Bennie” King Jr. apologized to his family and former employer Legal Aid before being sentenced to 30 months in prison Tuesday for embezzling more than $1 million from the organization over a decade."

Last week's four murders in the Ink: Dante Sweeney, David Carter, Travis Baltimore (reported as Travis Alexander by WBAL) and "an unidentified Caucasian woman." ... (srsly, the CP just way too obsessed with race ... ok, it's an important detail, but is it so important that must be reported in the first sentence in every single case?)

Creditors to Tribune Co. executives: bitch better have my money

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

One thing about early voting-- candidates in hot races sure have to keep up a relentless marathon of gab. Gregg Bernstein's on WYPR right now (but no Jessamy-- she must have worn out her vocal chords at UB last night).'s nice to listen to smart people talk!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


So much for a BCrime happy hour meet & greet with Gregg Bernstein!
His campaign writes, "Thanks for your note and generous offer. As it is only about eight weeks to primary day, we are focusing our efforts on Meet and Greet opportunities in peoples homes in their own neighborhoods. ... Thanks again for your interest in Gregg's campaign."