Saturday, March 20, 2010


A man had holed up in a row home on Fayette Street after assaulting his girlfriend.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Twenty-five-year-old man out for a "nighttime stroll" killed in the 3200 block of Belair Road

Wooder dey smewkin?!
"Judge, Lawyer 'Surprised' By Interest In Marriage Case: Judge Says Case Not A Big Deal" ... Judge G. Darrell Russell Jr. tells courtroom that CNN "must be desperate for news" to cover it.
Well, sure, but that's no excuse! More on the case from the Sun

"Congrats" Kwauntre Javar Crudup, Baltimore's new youngest murder suspect at 14, charged with killing Kenly Oscar Wheeler on March 3rd and taking his cell phone.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cops versus prosecutors, Round 12

Peter Hermann takes a look at the brewing war between cops and prosecutors...FOP to the Jessamy "(you) had better learn to make friends with...criminals.


The Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted Torrez Seymore, 22, of the 4200 block of Ethland Avenue for first-degree murder. First-degree or self-defense... what do you think? The facts of the case:
Court documents allege that on May 28, 2009 Torrez Seymore was responsible for a shooting in the 400 block of W. Lombard Street. Milton Stepney, 22, suffered several gunshot wounds to the body. An investigation revealed Stepney allegedly became involved in a verbal altercation with Seymore after leaving a carryout on S. Eutaw Street. Stepney was then allegedly observed going to the trunk of a vehicle and retrieving a tire iron while still engaged in the verbal altercation with Seymore. The brother of Seymore allegedly attempted to diffuse the argument by pushing Seymore away from Stepney. Stepney began to walk towards his vehicle, but then turned back and announced a robbery, still holding the tire iron. It was at this time Seymore allegedly shot Stepney multiple times. Stepney died at University of Maryland Shock Trauma.

Busy night

Five shootings and a stabbing, including a gun fight at Uzo's bar.

Plus Van Smith on the indictment of Tillman

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tillman indicted

Feds say he collected pay for a no-show job while in Brazli

Oversights and loopholes

Hopkins security officer Daniel Dixon fatally shot during a gas station robbery

Sun: Making oversight law retroactive could have saved Rajahnthon Haynie

DNA-testing backlog clogs up the system

Frederick Allen Christian of the city charged with killing his "girlfriend" in Virginia

Hermann: it's not just the city but the whole state that's effed

Free live entertainment!
City council to take up the issue of the mysterious Baltimore City Foundation tonight at 5

... and March 25 (Thursday after next) author Antero Pietila will be in the Pratt's Poe Room to talk about his book Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City

Inner Harbor, cop in Central Booking

Police make arrest in Inner Harbor stabbing, meanwhile the Sun's Tricia Bishop reports a city cop spent the night in jail for failing to appear as a witness at a gun possession trial.

School police, gangs

School police officer facing termination after gang encouter in Carver High School gym speaks out about his ordeal.

Intersting article byPeter Herman on the death of alleged gang member and his run-ins with police.