Friday, June 25, 2010

Skinny Suge Sentenced

Famed Stop Snitching creator Ronnie "Skinny Suge" Thomas receives 20 years in federal prison without parole.

Parole and probation crackdown

Parole and probation officers protest a new policy requiring three meet face to face meetings a week with parolees. Union says the policy is political because it affects counties key to the 2010 governor's race.

Death row moves

Maryland's death row inmates have been moved from the Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center (which used to be informally known as "Supermax") to the North Branch Correctional Institution near Cumberland. Executions (if we ever have one again) will still take place at the Metropolitan Transition Center.

The Sun has a few more details about the transfer.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bad poetry

Tree Top Piru Bloods leader writes a poem about murder, gets 30 years in federal prison.

A Cherry Hill shooting victim dies and a decomposing body is found in an abandoned house in Pigtown.

Murderous couple is getting divorced. He's doing 38 years, she's doing life plus 20.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

No pepperoni on your pizza

Former high-power lobbyist Jack Abramoff has been released from federal prison and is working at a kosher pizza restaurant on Reisterstown Road.

Illegal arrest settlement

BPD pays out another big settlement, this time for illegal arrests.

Too much cerveza

Illegal immigrant (with a Maryland driver's license) drives drunk, kills passenger.

Bloods gang leader Terrence "Squeaky" Richardson received two life sentences in federal court this morning. There is no parole in the federal system.

Bad area

The shooting one Wolfe just a few blocks from the weekend homicide on Washington.