Friday, November 12, 2010

Only in Baltimore!

So Agnes Welch, 85, wants to retire from the City Council and appoint her son as successor. Whaddayagonnado, here in Baltimore we like our crabs hot, our beer cold, and our politicians dynastic, gun-toting, finance-law-violating miscreants.
(thanks Adam for digging up those stories)

.. don't miss "Waiting for the Plan," the fourth installment of Ed Ericsson's series, "Detox Clusterfudge."

and though a tutoring company is accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the school system by falsifying documents and forging signatures, prosecutor Robert A. Rohrbaugh says school officials and lawyers stonewalled and refused to turn over documents for months. The alleged tutor-$-scamming bitches certainly picked the wrong signature to forge... that of former Sun reporter (now Brew reporter) Joan Jacobson.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Robo-callers, qu'est-ce que c'est ...

TDR reports that AG Doug Gansler filed a complaint against Universal Elections' "relax, everything is fine" robo-calls today in federal court, which could cost Henson et al $168 million. Deliteful: one of the calls happened to go to a U of MD professor of election law, who pointed out to a WBAL reporter that there's little precedent for prosecuting election robo-calls under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

... a County school custodian got 10 years in the pen for scamming $70k

and the death TU junior Abe Cahan in September has been ruled the result of a heroin overdose

Kids these days

Right on! Essex Mom sues ... somebody.. over her son being bullied and peed on in middle school

Teenager Sterlin C. Matthews arrested in Halethorpe Halloween homicide

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800 W. Lexington dubbed "the block of death"

Officers stealing from inmates.. isn't it ironic? Dontcha think? Related: the Tribune Co. asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge to approve up to $43 million in bonuses for top executives and managers.

Wednesday Morning

Fatal shooting in NE Baltimore last night.

Six more years because of probation violations for the cancer scammer.

Tyrone Hall will be sentenced today for voluntary manslaughter and second-degree assault. Hall killed one man and wounded another in what he claimed was self-defense.

Non-fatal shooting in Dundalk, no details.

Child porn case in Carroll County is postponed so that prosecutors can coordinate with the feds.

New Information, But No Arrest In Halloween Murder

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sprouts & Twits

Burgeoning indoor farm busted, 400 seedlings seized

Ray Rice brags on Twitter about getting out of a ticket in exchange for an autograph

Retired city police officer convicted of assault for shooting man who was arguing with his friend

What's that loud flushing sound?

"Audit slams Baltimore region of state prison system" ... "so many opportunities for fraud and misuse of money by workers in the Baltimore region of the state prison system that state auditors are asking the attorney general to look into possible criminal charges." Not only that, but the auditors brought up the same issues three years ago, and since then, "it looks like the problems got worse"

Meanwhile the health department has launched an investigation into BBH after the Sun's story yesterday of addicts guarding the medicine cabinet

Monday, November 8, 2010


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Derrius Currie, found inside a vacant house in the 800 block of W. Lexington St.

also at 7 a.m. Police tweeted, "SHOOTING - 800 S CATON AVE. ADULT MALE SHOT, CRITICAL CONDITION."

On campus

Armed robbery of TU students in broad daylight.

More court system woes and official city shadiness

Baltimore man's home in foreclosure proceedings for 12 years, along the way illegal rent was collected.

Meanwhile, emails show the city pension board gets a free ride for exotic travel while we fork over more taxes to make up for losses. And city councilwoman Rikki Spector makes sure her out of district condo building doesn't have to take care of pesky mold.

Addicts in Charge

Why Baltimore is a mess, reason 597:
"Addicts put in charge" in rat-infested recovery housing centers. Also see CP's report on BBH from September: "We Are Not In the Housing Business"
(Lolz: BBH's housing director says house managers face "pretty rigorous criteria ... you have to have at least 60 days of clean time.")

Related: "Youth counselor [Ronald Piper Scott] pleads guilty to heroin distribution, conspiracy"

Down at the federal courthouse, The Louis Berger Group, Inc., an engineering firm that worked in Iraq and Afghanistan, agreed to pay $69.3 million to settle fraud claims

"S. Baltimore shooting possibly a botched drug deal, police say"

Edgewood a "killing zone"

FBI ISO M&T bank robber

It's a HoCoFoSho! Fifteen alleged "johns" arrested in sting .. and the Sun is naming names!