Saturday, September 12, 2009

Surprise Guilty Plea for Murder of Deron Hope, 16

An exceptionally verbose and compelling PR from the SAO:
Baltimore, MD – September 11, 2009 – The murder trial of William Key, AKA Anthony Banks, 21, of the 300 block of E. Lafayette Avenue ended in a hung jury Thursday following 3 days of deliberations and a 5 day trial. Then suddenly, mid-afternoon yesterday, Key pled guilty before the Honorable Timothy J. Doory. After the jury’s inability to reach a unanimous decision by one vote, based on what jurors reported was a public defender seated on the jury and the lone holdout juror, Key entered a guilty plea to the second degree murder of Deron Hope and use of a handgun in a crime of violence. Judge Doory sentenced Key to 40 years in prison, 30 years for the second degree murder to be served consecutive to a 10 year sentence for the use of a handgun in a crime of violence. Prosecutor Terry Shaffer read a poignant note of remembrance written by Hope’s mother as part of her victim impact statement, as she sobbed quietly on a courtroom bench, unable to speak in court.

A co-defendant, Kenneth Robbins, pled guilty May 13, 2009 to second-degree murder and is pending sentencing scheduled November 23, 2009 before the Honorable Martin Welch, Room 228 Courthouse East. During court proceedings in May, Key was held in contempt for assaulting Robbins while they sat side by side awaiting the court proceedings.

Through evidence and witnesses, the State showed that Key was a member of the Black Guerilla [sic] Family (BGF) gang and that he had been trying to recruit Kenny Robbins into the gang. Kenny was reluctant because he knew he would have to take a “beat down”, subjecting himself to a brutal gang beating, so Key told Kenny there were other ways to achieve status in the BGF gang, including murder. Deron Hope was not known to either defendant, and his murder was a random act of violence. The Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted Keys and Robbins on November 28, 2007 for first-degree murder and handgun counts.

Facts and evidence presented during opening statements, during the trial and subsequent plea, showed that at the time of the murder on October 13, 2007, Deron Hope was a rising football star who was being recruited by Mount St. Joseph’s High School. He did not know the defendants, and was shot at point blank range as part of a Black Guerrilla Family gang recruitment initiation for a new gang member, while spending the day with friends. At the time of the murder defendant Key was under a court commitment order to the Department of Juvenile Services and living with his grandmother in the Latrobe community.

On October 13, 2007, Deron spent the day hanging out with two girls in the 1700 block of Latrobe Street. Deron Hope, aka BJ, was a junior student with outstanding football talent, a tight end and running back, with offers from Mount St. Joseph High School. Around midnight, when sitting on steps outside with friends, 2 friends got up to go into the house to get shoes and money, when shots were fired. They ran back to look out the door and saw William Key and Kenneth Robbins, a co-defendant, running up Latrobe Street. Key appeared to be tucking something into his pocket. During testimony they recalled that earlier that evening they noticed the two at another house in the 1700 block of Latrobe Street and that at some point they left and eventually returned.

William Key lived with his grandmother at 326 E. Lafayette, about 300 feet from where the body of Deron Hope was found. A neighbor of Key testified that as he was getting ready for bed around midnight and heard someone jumping over his fence. The next morning, before leaving for work, the neighbor found two guns in the back yard. The neighbor placed the guns in a box, took them into the house, and called the police.

The two guns recovered were a .38 caliber revolver, and a .38 caliber bullet was recovered from below the victim’s right eye. A revolver does not eject a casing. There were 4 live bullets in the .38 and one spent casing. Key’s DNA was found on the handle of the gun. The DNA from the trigger was not conclusive, but was consistent with Key’s DNA. The second gun was a .22 caliber semi automatic that ejects a cartridge. A .22 caliber casing was recovered from the scene with the same characteristics as the gun found in the neighbor’s yard and the second bullet recovered from the victim’s skull was consistent with this gun.

Deron was shot twice, once by each gun. He was shot in the head at point blank range, in the face and through his earlobe. The State was able to confirm this through the testimony of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and co-defendant Kenny Robbins. Robbins lived with his Aunt at in the 200 block of E. Lafayette. He had watched the police recover the guns and knew it was just a matter of time [ED: how does the SAO know what he knew?] before he was implicated. When police came he was mirandized, waived his rights and told police what had happened.

Assistant State’s Attorney Theresa Shaffer of the Homicide Division prosecuted this case.

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Four more homicides added to the Sun map:
Trenton Marshall, 20, 2300 E Northern Parkway, shot to death while on "a red bicycle near a bus stop on Northern Parkway" "without warning"

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Shelton Elliott, 43, 500 N Carey St. Sept. 9, shooting

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Michael Chase, 47, 601 E Fayette St. (!! at/in/near the police station? is that right?) Sept 9, shooting

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Charles Mack, 47, 2700 Ashland Ave, Sept. 8, blunt force trauma

Friday, September 11, 2009

Jessamy on ACORN

Press release sent out about an hour ago:
Baltimore, MD – September 11, 2009 – We have received inquiries from citizens and the media asking whether the Baltimore City State’s Attorneys Office would initiate a criminal investigation for acts allegedly committed at ACORN offices located in Baltimore. The only information received in reference to this alleged criminal behavior was a YouTube video. Upon review by this office, the video appears to be incomplete. In addition, the audio portion could possibly have been obtained in violation of Maryland Law, Annotated Code of Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article §10-402, which requires two party consent.

If it is determined that the audio portion now being heard on YouTube was illegally obtained, it is also illegal under Maryland Law to willfully use or willfully disclose the content of said audio. The penalty for the unlawful interception, disclosure or use of it is a felony punishable up to 5 years.
In case you're one of the five people who hasn't heard about this story, link to CNN coverage here. Latest twist, there's a second tape from the DC office, with some intriguing insights on how to set up a legal "lady of the night marketeer" consultancy.
It's kind of sweet, how helpful everyone is!
Correction: TDR says feds are not seeking the death penalty for Brian Rose.

This just in: Baltimore's courthouses= dangerous heck-holes

FHBIII sensibly nixes the Honey-Hole cam

Thursday, September 10, 2009

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Three adult males shot @ 9 pm, one has died, 500 Radnor Ave

Today is the day when the hippies of MD cry

Geroge Kraft gets 13 years for selling magic mushrooms. A good article on him in the City Paper from last November.

Shootings, Stabbings and Firebombings, Oh my!

Man arrested for stabbing in Edgewood.

But of course why use a knife when you have a gun? Which is what this 17yr old did in Baltimore city.

But then again, why run the risk of missing, when you can just firebomb their house, thus ensuring that no one on your street survives your domestic squabble.

Totally classy with a side of good taste

For your viewing pleasure: the geniuses behind the heist of the number 8

How much would they have to pay you to spend the night in Leakin Park? $11k = lowball!

Sentence of the day: "The man's body was placed in a bag while it was still inside the van, to the apparent dismay of onlookers, some of whom lingered for hours in hope of getting a better view."

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


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Baltimore PoliceDept
Suspicious Death - 1225 W PRATT ST/UNITS ARE ON THE SCENE.
TDR's Danny Jacobs Tweets from O'Malley's talk at UB: 80,000 DNA samples from Md. now in federal database, triple number from 2006

Prints Admissible in Fed Capital Murder Case

Brian Keith RoseAfter more than a year of legal wrangling, fingerprint evidence has been ruled admissible in the case of the murder of Warren Fleming (suspect Brian Rose at left)
For more on fingerprint evidence (lots, lots more) here's a page

The Ink with the past week's 3 murders

Ace Deuce reporter Terry Owens: Hate teens' neighbor says "are not the white supremacist some have labelled them" but "regular teens who enjoy eating hot dogs and riding bicycles." But "he fears the teens could be drove to that lifestyle if they're branded white supremacist by the media"

"Kitten Tortured By Children Expected To Recover"

City police arrested four for the theft of an aluminum number 8

Didn't like your grade?

A suspicious package left at city school headquarters.

Former IG speaks...sort of

Former Inspector General Hilton Green, who resigned after investigating the Robert Clay suicide case, speaks publicly for the first time since quitting.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Winos rejoice

Shirley's Honey Hole, scene of a hextuple shooting in June, will be back in the souse trade by November, with fresh new security cameras and a guard.

A double shooting last night near Bolton Hill

Panty thief pleads guilty

Homicide Victims Identified

143: Identified as David Deans, 25

149: Identified as Chris Hester, 38

151: Identified as Jamaal Holmes, 25

152: Identified as David Hunt, 23

With lots thanks to Justin Fenton of The Baltimore Sun for the help.
Fingerprint evidence debated in Security Square Mall capital murder case

Details on the bust of alleged sticky-fingered cop Michael Sylvester

"Police crackdown a hit in SW Baltimore" - the double metaphors, not so much

There's a thought: before we spend more $ on criminal justice programs, we should figure out what works.

Study finds youth violence, truancy linked

Poor Tony Fein, arrested and then cut from the team

More lawsuits
for Ritz-Carlton developers

Evocative headline of the day: "Cops, Jews, Square Off On Field"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Baltimore Man Given 35 yrs. for Shooting Officer.

Anne Arundel County Officer shot in 2008 during a confrontation on the city line.

If you don't like the stories in the papers

.. write your own!
Posts the BPD on their Facebook page:

A BPD Repeat Customer - Convicted Murderer Roaming Streets with Illegal Gun Loaded w/ Hollowpoint Bullets

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Today at 8:38am
This morning around midnight members of the Cherryhill crime reduction team were patrolling the rear side of Coppin court at 3300 Round Rd. when they observed two black males later identified as Jawan Gregory Simmons M/B 12/17/81 (Convicted Murderer currently on probation) and Allen Johnson M/B 7/19/82, (3 time shooting victim in Cherry Hill and currently on Parole until 09/21/09).

Operations units converged on the location and upon being recognized as police officers, both suspects dropped thier alcohol and ran in separate directions. Allen Johnson was immediatley arrested and Jawan Gregory Simmons ran a short distance and pulled a loaded .40 cal Smith and Wesson handgun on police, but decided that BPD would probably win a gun fight. Simmons decided to surrender and slowly placed the gun on the ground and was taken into custody with no further incident.

Recovered= .40 cal Smith and Wesson, loaded with one Magazine containing 10 rounds ( hollow points)

Great Job by All
... I miss copy editors.

Tough times for b-more robbers

The belt bandit struck Tuesday night, and lost.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Twitter sucks, but if you must be on there-- like for your jackassed job or something-- you should follow justin fenton

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A 16-year-old was arrested for the murder of Michael White, 24, last Thursday on Prestman St; and 28-year-old Shawn Robert Williams died Wednesday after being shot in the leg in the 3200 block of Lyndale Ave.

Shooting on the avenue

A few details on a pretty nasty shooting on 36th street over the weekend.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The streets are just a tad safer now...

"Bulldozer Driver Given Double Life plus 100 for kidnapping a young couple"


"Meanwhile two more TTP bloods given hefty sentences by federal court today"

The arrest of a Raven

IV editor Regina Holmes opines on the arrest of Baltimore Raven Tony Fein

State Court VS. Federal Court...Which is better?

Serial robber Served only 4 years of a 21 year sentence in state.


Meanwhile, a man gets 19 years from the feds on a gun charge after he crashed his bike into a curb and fled police on foot.

And the winner is...

...and speaking of grandmothers and drivers...

"Woman, 82, Leads Trooper On Chase, Rams Cruiser"

"Deputy Sheriff Harry L. Neisser says it's not uncommon for people to vent anger at a judge, but officials can't remember the last time there was a serious threat against a judge."

Media Blabber

Tribune bondholders: Zell's a fraudster

Happy Friday...

Shooting at 2200 McCullough.

Del. Cardin pays $300 for his wedding proposal stunt and writes a letter of apology.

Teen who killer her grandmother denied transfer to juvenile justice...

...while the teen driver in the Odenton firebombing gets probation.

Man found stabbed, critically wounded in Glen Burnie; woman arrested.

Gang vandalism at a church possibly related to funeral of victim.

And Mayor Dixon isn't happy with the comparisons between Bawlmer and Madchester. No, wait, it was all a hoax!!!.

Not crime related, but did you see that the Brass Elephant is closing?!?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Tweet goes on...

SHOOTING: 1000 Dundalk Ave. Adult Male Shot Police Investigating
http://nixle.us/A75L
about 3 hours ago from API

"I love young boys -- plain and simple."

The murder on Velvet Valley Way has a new twist.


ps. thank you so much for all of the guest-blogging offers! I am working on writing everyone back. I take back everything I said about you, readers, you're the best!

Hey, it's a guest post!

22 days, 17 robberies. Industrious!

"Police Seek Peeper in Baltimore County."

A shooting in Belair-Edison.

Governor's proposed budget cuts include $21 million in police aid.

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Unid'd man, yesterday afternoon, Liberty Heights & Garrison

.. and Gerrod Finch is back on the toll

Headline of the day: "Alleged drug lord tired of police attention"

"Man acquitted in fatal shooting of boy, 14"

"City police arrest 3 men in separate gang rape cases"

Guest bloggers wanted

drop a line if you're interested!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

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(... but seven people have been shot since homicide 140, according to Tweets)
...and a man shot while seeking shelter from last evening's thunderstorm

... and a jaywalker killed in Charles Village

SW Police Stumble Upon 13 Pounds of Pot, Gun

Posts the BPD:
On August 20th, Southwest District Detective Unit was in the 4500 block of Frederick Ave staging for a search and seizure warrant. Unrelated to the warrant, officers observed some drug activity involving a silver 2006 Scion with a white male driver. At this point a second white male came from the driveway of 4509 Frederick Ave. He had a large clear plastic bag (1lb 7 oz.) with appeared to suspected drugs.

Officers secured the suspects and recovered the following:

13 lbs. 13 oz of Marijuana, a .40 cal semi auto S&W handgun and $6,445 in cash.

Suspects arrested:
Derek Haller, W/M, dob: 10/8/89, 11XX Rear Braddock Rd. Cumberland, Md.

Gerald Staples, W/M, dob; 11XXX McMullen Hwy, Cumberland, Md.

Donte Clark, B/M, dob: 6/3/74, 45XX frederick Rd. Balto. Md.21229

Friday, August 21, 2009

Yesterday's homicide victim was ID'd as Donte Gunter, 25

No Bail for Hate Teens

Reports Joe of the SAO:
"Judge Jack I. Lesser ordered Zachary Watson and Emmanuel Miller, charged with attempted first-degree murder, held without bail at a bail review hearing today. The court scheduled a preliminary hearing date of September 19, 2009 for both defendants."

Obviously

Jon Cardin to the Jewish Times: "I obviously feel horrible. It was poor judgment." Adding, "It had nothing to do with a helicopter, even though one did fly over, but I knew nothing about it.” Meanwhile his compaƱeros in the 11th are standing by their man.
Del Morhaim: “in the long run, this will help him focus on the important legislative matters we face."
LOLZ!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


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Baltimore PoliceDept HOMICIDE: 125 S Highland Ave Adult Male shot Police investigating

Madison St. prison complex adding on to cram in more cons, bill to taxpayers est @>$280 million

Two teens arrested & charged as hate-crime accomplices, Emmanuel (or Emanuel) Miller, 16, and "Zachary" or "Zackary Dylon" Watson, 17. Meanwhile, the backstory on alleged ringleader Calvin Lockner is nightmare material.

Remember "Rolls Royce" lawyer (to the cocaine stars) Robert M. Simels? (if not, see here and here from the CP archives) Bloomberg/Fraud With Peril reports he's been convicted in NY of conspiring to tamper with witnesses.

Tasered mom sues County

Web find

... if you enjoy torts
Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thank you TAB

Homicide totals explained by reader TAB:

Hi there. I noticed your inquiry into why the homicide totals are so different so I will try to help. Part of the problems lie In that this list is a tad jumbled. Because some murders have been ruled justified, numbers have had to be repeated.And while it should logically even out numbers wise, It may still add confusion. Also your number should now be 144 because Gerrod Finch has been ruled a homicide now.

Suspiciously dead male, 302 E. Lanvale St. (8/13) is not listed in either the Ink or Sun.

Suspicious death, unidentified, 2743 St Paul St. (6/1) is not listed by either site.

104. Tony Geiger, 41, 100 block Old Riverside Road (6/2) and 95. Unidentified man, 21, Old Riverside Rd. (6/2) are the same.

61. Unidentified man, 1017 Hillen Road (4/7) is not listed on either site.

Questionable death, N. Abington Ave/Elbert St. (3/27) not listed either places but does not count towards the tally anyways.

And to let you know Marcus Sanchez was the man murdered on July 25th.

So with the addition of Gerrod Finch and the Subtraction of #'s 61, 95, 96, and 142 your list should be on par with murder Ink's and when the Sun catches up, then all 3 should be equal.
Suddenly the homicide count is all over the place: Sun says 140, Ink says 139, we have 143.
Too busy to straighten out the corpses today. maybe a helpful reader can?

What they don't want you to know

An internal city report shows judges threw out or reduced almost all parking tickets challanged in court.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Chinese Cuisine Teens Get <Five Years

Remember those laughing girls?

In April, police and prosecutors said they charged the wrong guy for the shooting, now two teens have been sentenced.
From the SA's office:
State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy announced today that two teenage cousins, David Jefferson, 17, of the 2700 block Tivoly Avenue and Kevin Johnson, 15, of the same address, pleaded guilty today to second degree attempted murder, handgun and robbery counts after admitting their involvement in a highly publicized shooting of a patron at a Harford Road carryout on August 6, 2008, captured by store video camera.

The Honorable Martin P. Welch imposed a sentence of 25 years, suspend all but 7 years, first 5 years without parole and 5 years probation for David Jefferson and a sentence of 25 years, suspend all but 9 years, first 5 years without parole and 5 years probation for Kevin Johnson. State prosecutors offered 25 years, suspend all but 12 years, first 5 without parole, but are bound by a court offer in a plea agreement. The plea occurred in open court and the victim did not make a statement. The crime occurred when Jefferson and Johnson, who was 14 years old at the time of the incident, and shot the victim, rifled the victim’s pocket for money and found none, and then fired shots in front of onlookers who were near the carryout.

The facts of the case are: On August 6, 2008, just after midnight, Baltimore police officers responded to the Chinese Cuisine Carryout at 2700 Harford Road for a shooting call. Victim Marvin Edmonds was shot in the left leg at that location. Edmonds had ordered food and was waiting for his order when David Jefferson entered the carryout. Jefferson had a bandana tied over the lower part of his face and was carrying a handgun. Jefferson pushed Edmonds against the wall, placed the gun to his neck and started going through Edmonds' pockets.

At that time, Kevin Johnson entered the carryout also with a bandana tied over the bottom of his face and carrying a handgun. Johnson walked over to Edmonds and placed his gun against Edmond’s head. After not being able to take any property from Edmonds, both Jefferson and Johnson turned to leave. The two then turned around, aimed their guns and fired at Edmonds. Edmonds was struck one time in the leg. The entire incident was captured on the store’s video surveillance camera. Witnesses identified Jefferson and Johnson as the two gunmen in the store. Jefferson waived his Miranda Rights and agreed to speak with officers. He identified himself on the store video tape and confessed to his part in the robbery and shooting. Johnson was arrested in April of 2009. He waived his Miranda Rights and confessed to his involvement in the shooting.

Both statements were entered into evidence during the plea agreement.

FIVE prosecutor Kelly Madigan prosecuted the case.

Don't ask

It's a crime for little old ladies to beg in Baltimore.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Oh no, Michael Phelps!

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Aw shiz! Homeslice wrecked his Escalade in front of Brown Capital while traveling east on Biddle at Calvert ... Perezhilton sources say he was speeding and ran a red light!!!

(Wow, look how flimsy the Escalade is- like tinfoil!)

UPDATE: Police say the crash was the other driver's fault!

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"Suspicious Death-302 E.Lanvale St-Adult male found dead inside his apartment."

BPD Tweets since 8/9/09

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DOUBLE SHOOTING, 419 N EAST,REPORTED @ 1AM, POLICE INVESTIGATINGabout 10 hours ago from txt

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Suspicious Death-302 E.Lanvale St-Adult male found dead inside his apartment.about 17 hours ago from txt

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SHOOTING ARREST: Derrick Rucker M/B/DOB-9/22/93 was arrested on 8/11/09 for the 7/26 shooting which occurred @ 2846 Harford Rd.about 23 hours ago from web

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Shooting - Oliver/ Lakewood, adult male shot11:26 PM Aug 11th from UberTwitter

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SHOOTING-2836 CARVER RD-ADULT FEMALE SHOT9:18 PM Aug 11th from UberTwitter

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BARRICADE ARREST: Cecil Bailey 26yr old from NE Baltimore charged w/ theft, handgun, armed assault/robbery, false imprisonment.3:52 PM Aug 11th from UberTwitter

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Double shooting, Calvert and 23th, 2 adult males both shot in the arm, walk ins at Hospital5:18 AM Aug 11th from UberTwitter

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UPDATE: BARRICADE - 4200 MARY AVE - 1 suspect taken into custody, occupant of home transported to hosp. for precautionary measures3:12 PM Aug 10th from UberTwitter

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MEDIA ADVISORY: At 12:15, BPD Chief Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi will give a media update on barricade at scene @ 5900 Belair Rd.12:05 PM Aug 10th from UberTwitter

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BARRICADE - 4200 MARY AVE, POSSIBLE ROBBERY SUSPECTS INSIDE LOCATION. POLICE INVESTIGATING.10:53 AM Aug 10th from txt

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SHOOTING - REPORTED @ HIGHLAND & BALTIMORE, ADULT MALE SHOT5:51 AM Aug 10th from UberTwitter

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SHOOTING - 224 HERRING CT, ADULT MALE SHOT5:42 AM Aug 10th from UberTwitter

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UPDATE, SHOOTING @ 600 CHERRY HILL, 2 POSSIBLE SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY11:06 PM Aug 9th from UberTwitter

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SHOOTING - REPORTED @ 600 CHERRY HILL, ADULT MALE SHOT10:32 PM Aug 9th from UberTwitter

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REMINDER: Due to Fridays hacking of Twitter site, BPD updates have been delayed. Some posts are from days prior. Problem should be fixed now5:44 PM Aug 9th from UberTwitter

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UPDATE On Code Red: CARE Cooling Centers will only be open on Monday and Tuesday, and not today. http://nixle.us/8WCM1:55 PM Aug 9th from API

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SHOOTING, 900 N EDEN, ADULT MALE SHOT IN HIP9:34 AM Aug 9th from txt

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NOTE: Due to tech issues with Twitter/Facebook, BPD updates have been delayed. Problem should be fixed now9:07 AM Aug 9th from UberTwitter

Don't tell the mayor...

City lawyers argued yesterday that Baltimore police officers don't technically work for the city.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sun Sued

Criminal defense attorney Ivan J. Bates has filed a $13 million suit against the Sunpapers and reporters Julie Bykowicz and Melissa Harris for defamation

What the?!

"City police are looking into whether a patrol sergeant handcuffed a homicide detective during a disagreement as they investigated a reported abduction."

A Peaceful Week!

Six days without a homicide in the city!

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Unidentified 20-year-old, N. Lakewood and East Oliver, a few blocks from the Honey Hole & a half-mile from the BBQ shoot-up weekeend before last. No arrests...

Lamont Davis' lawyer says closed-circuit camera footage exonerates his client in the shooting of Raven Wyatt.

Meanwhile, in Cherry Hill, 59-year-old Shirley Foulks' living-room evening repose was disturbed by a stray bullet that came through her front window and struck her in the shoulder.

Baltimoriest subhead ever: "Shawn Michael Green pleads not guilty to new charges; his mother appeals her sentence"

The unfortunately-named Marlow Humbert was cleared by DNA in a Charles Village rape case. (How was the victim able to ID a masked attacker in a lineup in the first place?)

More on Rivera part II

The last person to talk to Rey Rivera says the man hardly seemed suicidal

Monday, August 10, 2009

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18-year-old Charles Gregory Pratt, killed at the Cherry Hill shopping center

The men arrested by FHB III for shooting into the air New Year's eve will avoid jailtime

1st Mariner CEO/ Billy Murphy suing Constellation Energy for $65 mil

After Yates hit-and-run, mourners dedicate "ghost bike"

Three life sentences

for Darron Goods of "Special"

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2:30 a.m. today, 200 block of S. Herring Court

was all excited that the Deuce has stepped it up with a page just for Baltimore City Crime. .. too bad the "Weekend Violence" story is about last weekend. (Notable though is story on 67-year-old Chillager and youth counselor Jack Yates, killed in a hit-and-run)

Rey Rivera

The wife of Rey Rivera talks about his unusual behavoir just days before he dissapeared in May of 2006.

The Weekend in Tweets

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SHOOTING - REPORTED @ HIGHLAND & BALTIMORE, ADULT MALE SHOTabout 4 hours ago from UberTwitter

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SHOOTING - 224 HERRING CT, ADULT MALE SHOTabout 4 hours ago from UberTwitter

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UPDATE, SHOOTING @ 600 CHERRY HILL, 2 POSSIBLE SUSPECTS IN CUSTODYabout 10 hours ago from UberTwitter

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SHOOTING - REPORTED @ 600 CHERRY HILL, ADULT MALE SHOTabout 11 hours ago from UberTwitter

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REMINDER: Due to Fridays hacking of Twitter site, BPD updates have been delayed. Some posts are from days prior. Problem should be fixed nowabout 16 hours ago from UberTwitter

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UPDATE On Code Red: CARE Cooling Centers will only be open on Monday and Tuesday, and not today. http://nixle.us/8WCMabout 20 hours ago from API

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SHOOTING, 900 N EDEN, ADULT MALE SHOT IN HIP9:34 AM Aug 9th from txt

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NOTE: Due to tech issues with Twitter/Facebook, BPD updates have been delayed. Problem should be fixed now9:07 AM Aug 9th from UberTwitter

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AGG. ASSAULT - E.FAYETTE/PRESIDENT ST-ADULT MALE FOUND WITH SERIOUS HEAD TRAUMA8:11 AM Aug 9th from txt

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DOUBLE SHOOTING - Glenmore/ Walther, 2 males shot in lower back (tech issues w/ Twitter, reported @ 1215am)6:23 AM Aug 9th from txt

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SHOOTING: 244 S. Dallas Ct, adult male shot in foot (reported @ 11 20pm - tech problems w/ Twitter)6:05 AM Aug 9th from txt

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SHOOTING, NORTH & LINDEN, ADULT MALE SHOT IN CHEST, WALK IN AT MERCY5:22 AM Aug 9th from txt

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SERIOUS ACCIDENT: W.Lexington/N.Calhoun St-Vehicle overturned, multiple people injured. Avoid area.3:04 AM Aug 9th from txt

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Commissioner orders nuisance hearing for Shirley's Honey Hole Bar @ 2300 E. Oliver - Repeated violence prompt possible padlocking by police1:36 PM Aug 7th from web

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TWITTER TECH ISSUES. Due to problems with the Twitter website BPD alerts may be delayed or incomplete.9:08 AM Aug 7th from UberTwitter

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Test6:16 PM Aug 6th from UberTwitter

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GUN SEIZURE: Northeast Gang Unit seizes 5 Illegal Guns from traffic stop. Since Jan 1, BPD has seized more than 1500 guns off city streets.1:32 PM Aug 6th from web

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Shooting-3612 9th St-Adult male shot in the upper chest.9:49 PM Aug 5th from UberTwitter

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SUPPORT THE BPD MOUNTED UNIT: Budgetary cuts threaten city's 6 police horses. Click here to help: http://bit.ly/sUv5t9:32 PM Aug 5th from web

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UPDATE BARRICADE: 2904 DENHAM CR.-SITUATION SECURED,SUSPECTS WERE NOT INSIDE LOCATION.4:24 PM Aug 5th from UberTwitter


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Friday, August 7, 2009

DEA Madness

It's official, commemorative Obama excstacy pills are now be made available to the general public.

(Speaking of drugs, sounds like cocaine killed Billy Mays, Len-Bias style -- MJB)

Too Many Guns, Not Enough Smarts

Five shot in two separate overnight incidents including two at the Perkins homes

Details and names of the past week's intentional homicides in the Ink
And thanks to our reader TAB, who id'd some unidentified names on the toll.

CP: Wastewater management, self-help book publishing, auto detailing, youth mentoring, lite wife beating ... some of the many activities allegedly compatible with membership in the Black Guerrilla Family, says Van Smith

Tricia Bishop on gangster noms de guerre

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Crime cameras credited with murder arrests.
But must the blue lights flash? so unsightly!

New facebook quiz:
"IN WHICH UNIT OF THE BALTIMORE CITY POLICE DEPT. YOU SHOULD BE WORKING?" In case you were wondering it "IS ABUOT THE BALTIMORE CITY POLICE DEPT. AND IS TO SEE WHICH UNIT IN THE DEPT. THAT FITS YOU MOST."

Vomitous Child Porn in Essex

this case is beyond disturbing.
John Nicklas and Shannon Leigh Honea did things that make a neighbor "want to vomit" (& in Middle River, that's saying something)
we shall now retreat into our protective bubble of denial and try to pretend like we never heard this story.
This weekend's victims identified; the man shot on Edmondson Ave., 25-year-old Steven Eldridge, died of his injuries.
Domestics? Drug family feuds? Money problems? Love troubles? We'll probably never know!

Abducted?

Police now say they will investigate the case of a teen who said she was kidnapped by a man in a chef's outfit last week, reversing an early decision to drop the case.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Baltimore's (only?) "2 gay officers work for acceptance on force, in community"

133, 134, 135, 136

HL says 3 but story has 4 killings since Friday: a seemingly random outdoor shooting, a 26-year-old who'd been MIA for days, a woman in a Honda, a stabbed teenager.

David Reese, 18, 200 N. Paca
Unidentified 18-year-old, 800 block of Allendale St. (8/2)
Stanley Joines, 26, of the 1915 W. Lafayette Ave. (found 8/1)
Unidentified woman, 2800 block of Edgecombe Circle North (8/1)

Gone in 11 days

Thugs chased family out of the city just eleven days after they move in.
"Baltimore medics mistakenly declare man dead" after he was shot by an officer

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Weekend in Tweets

BPD Tweets since midnight Friday



1. DOUBLE SHOOTING - 800 BLK ALLENDALE ST, POLICE INVESTIGATINGabout 7 hours ago from TwitterBerry

2. SHOOTING: 2715 SPELMAN RD, ADULT MALE SHOT POLICE INVESTIGATINGabout 9 hours ago from TwitterBerry

3. AGG ASSAULT: 2500 Edgecombe Circle N., female with severe head trauma, Police Investigatingabout 14 hours ago from txt

4. SHOOTING - 500 blk S. Potomac, adult male shot in legabout 19 hours ago from TwitterBerry

5. STABBING: 3900 2nd St - Adult male stabbed chest/ back. Police investigatingabout 20 hours ago from TwitterBerry

6. UPDATE: 4100 WESTCHESTER RD VICTIM WAS NOT SHOT BUT SHOT AT.about 22 hours ago from TwitterBerry

7. HOMICIDE ARREST: TODAY BPD CitiWatch cameras aided police in suspect arrest for 2am stabbing @ Mulberry/Paca. Oscar Skinner B/M/18 charged.6:30 PM Aug 1st from web

8. SHOOTING: 2119 Edmonson Ave. Adult male shot. Police investigating4:15 PM Aug 1st from TwitterBerry

9. SHOOTING: 5601 Loch Raven, male with gsw to arm (reported @ 1am - tech. Difficulties w Twitter site)7:04 AM Aug 1st from TwitterBerry

10. UPDATE P/O SHOOTING: Susp lunged @ Police w/ knife-like obj. Officer fired 1 defensive shot striking susp. Susp alive transported to hosp7:01 AM Aug 1st from TwitterBerry

11. UPDATE: 4709 Garrison Bd is correct address for police involved5:18 AM Aug 1st from TwitterBerry

12. POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING: 3709 Garrison Bd, Male suspect shot during breaking and entering attempt. Police on scene investigating.5:09 AM Aug 1st from TwitterBerry

13. UPDATE - STABBING: Mulberry/Paca, is now a homicide.5:08 AM Aug 1st from TwitterBerry

14. HOMICIDE: 1915 W. Lafayette Av, adult male shot. Reported at 250am. Police investigating5:06 AM Aug 1st from TwitterBerry

15. STABBING: Mulberry/Paca, adult male stabbed in chest5:05 AM Aug 1st from TwitterBerry


17. ATT MURDER ARREST: Chris Muscelli M/W/12/31/82 arrested last night in Frederick Cty, VA for 7/12/ Att murder which occurred @ 2500 Banger St12:01 PM Jul 31st from web

18. ED, SHOOTING, 1816 HOPE, ADULT MALE SHOT IN ARM2:47 AM Jul 31st from TwitterBerry

19. SHOOTING, EAST LYNNE & LEHMAN, ADULT MALE SHOT IN HEAD,12:45 AM Jul 31st from TwitterBerry

20. SHOOTING, 22 S GREENE, VICTIM WAS SHOT IN HEAD/GRAZED AT 1700 MULBERRY.12:34 AM Jul 31st from txt


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