Saturday, June 27, 2009

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"... two unidentified men were fatally stabbed in the 3000 block of Baker Street. Police said they received the call around 4 a.m. Saturday."

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A man shot at the Fat Boy Saloon in Dundalk

The 17-year-old twins accused of setting a dog on fire-- and their father (who Hermann says is 75!!)-- have been arrested for gun and drug possession.
Wonder what happened to mom?

Liberty Jewish Center to decide fate of rabbi convicted of molestation

Dixon's legal woes spook business community

Friday, June 26, 2009

Pull back the curtain on the cesspool!

JoAnn Woodson-Branche, the woman the BPD is blaming for the demise of 50 internal-affairs cases, has retained local celebujurist Warren Brown & is threatening to reveal the "cesspool" that is BPD internal affairs.
Well, of course it's a cesspool, it's apparently accountable only to itself!
Don't most cities have review boards that deal with police conduct?

Pervert watch

Teen charged with sodomizing two children while babysitting them.

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Two previously unreported homicides to add to the toll: an unidentified Hispanic man stabbed in the 2700 block of E. Fayette Street, and 51-year-old Wanda Hackett, strangled in the 2200 block of Tucker Lane.
(thanks Justin)

50 Internal Affairs Cases Closed

Cases against "Flex Squad" officers among 50 officially dropped

Thursday, June 25, 2009

From Chuck

"The Sun has this article about the Perkins Homes shooting:,0,6597627.story

And at the end, it says, "Dante Jeter, 21, of the 3700 block of E. Pratt
St. was arrested Tuesday and faces first-degree murder and other charges
in the May 4, 2008, death of Tyrone Freeman, of the 4800 block of
Frankford Ave."

Interesting, because one Arthur Jeter, then 18, of the 3700 block of E.
Pratt St., pleaded guilty for the attack on Zach Sowers.


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Murder of a young man at the Perkins Homes last night.

Lawsuit Part II

Plaintiffs in the recently setteled discrimination lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department speak.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Suspicious indeed

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A man's body found in burning house in the 1800 block of St. Paul

This just in: deems Broadway East America's 5th most dangerous neighborhood

More on the case against Dennis Testo

A county jury has acquitted Torin Sydney Baskerville, who police said drove the getaway car to and from a 2007 Brooklyn Park double homicide.

Alexis Ochoa, wanted for a Raleigh homicide and a robbery, was arrested here

City to settle a claim of race discrimination against a white lawyer by paying his legal costs and donating to the homeless

Judge: The county has to pay contractors for its detention center

Sgt. Hopson

The lead plaintiff in the recently settled $2.5 discrimination lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department speaks out.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Domestic blitz

Will Poppin' Fresh incriminate his former flame?

More on the Glen Arm murder of Ron Koontz, killed by his crazy wife

Social services hasn't been filing court-ordered reports, but if the agency can manage to file three in a row, federal oversight of Baltimore's foster care system could end.
... still no answer to the question, why are there so many families who want kids and don't have them, and so many kids without families?

Dennis TestoDennis Testo's mullet is out on bail

75 years

for man who fired on two officers, hitting one in the femoral artery. Details from the SAO:
Atkins was convicted based on the following facts of the case. On April 15, 2008 Detectives Mark Spila and Robert Himes observed Charles Atkins walk from 2858 W. Lanvale Street to a 1999 Gold Lexus. Atkins was displaying characteristics of an armed person. As Atkins entered the front passenger seat of the Lexus which was being driven by Robert Campbell, detectives approached the Lexus and Campbell put the car in reverse and drove approximately 30-40 feet to Poplar Grove before the vehicle stalled in the street. Detective Spila approached the passenger side and Detective Himes approached the driver’s side. Atkins then exited the front passenger seat of the car and began fighting with Detective Spila and attempted to flee on foot. Atkins then turned and produced a gun and fired the gun at Detective Spila striking him and barely missing Spila’s femoral artery. As Atkins ran away, he also fired shots at Detective Himes. Both detectives returned fire. Atkins then fled into 2858 W. Lanvale Street. Backup units responded to the area. When Atkins exited the home he began to run at officers with an object in his hand. Atkins was ordered to stop but failed to do so. He was then shot and taken into custody. Both Atkins and Det. Spila were taken to Shock Trauma for treatment. Atkins handgun was recovered and found to be a .40 caliber Glock. DNA testing showed Atkins’ DNA was on the grip of the handgun.

Monday, June 22, 2009


A federal discrimination lawsuit filed by Sergeant Louis Hopson against the BPD has been settled for $2.5. million. As part of the settlement police will have to hire a special civil rights consultant.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


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Baltimore PoliceDept SHOOTING: reported @ 1800 Chapel St, adult male shot. Fatal injuries


Last Thursday's stabbing may have been gang-related

An officer from the Western was arrested and suspended after a "domestic incident" sent his wife to the hospital

What the?! "The Baltimore mayor's chief of staff and two other government officials sued an Ocean City Domino's pizza and related businesses for $30 million after employees at the beachfront pizzeria refused to serve them and allegedly imprisoned them in the restaurant"

"A long-running lawsuit involving a shady life insurance settlement company, a bevy of questionable insurance policies and a murdered porn shop owner has finally settled."

The BPD says FHB III's "minor medical issue" was dehydration, not exploding roids or anything horribly embarrassing like that