Friday, December 10, 2010

Likely stories

A "flurry of shootings" near Leakin Park

Crack reporter Melody Simmons lands an interview with the ousted mayor, who says "hopefully people realize that I am sorry for some of my decisions,” and that she might possibly write a book.

... but according to WBAL, there wont be much of a market for it, as "in Baltimore ... only one in 300 kids [as in, .003%, or about 2,100] has even a single book in their home." sounds rather implausible.. but I'm sure they wouldn't report it if it wasn't scrupulously fact-checked, right?

Another perk for citty employees

Jail pay OK.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Horribly depressing stories you should not read

Andre Clay Russell Jr. got 55 years for beating his girlfriend's three-year-old son to death. Says the mom who left her son with the convicted sex offender, "there is not a day that I don't second-guess myself."

and "calm, peaceful, respectful" Brian Maurice Savage, 22, is on trial starting today for allegedly beating his girlfriend's 15-month-old toddler to death.

and in Hagerstown, a 23-year-old man got 35 years for "fatally abusing" his girlfriend's five-month-old daughter.

A 65-year-old man pled guilty for the robbery that led to the death of Constantine Frank last year. Frank died of a brain hemmorhage after being restrained.

The 4th circuit has ruled that "allowing the indefinite confinement of 'sexually dangerous' federal inmates after their prison terms end does not violate their due process rights"

"Fatal shooting [of Dante Sweeny, 22] in Northeast Baltimore could be drug-related robbery"

"Baltimore police say the death of [Tammy Madison, 45] who was pushed in front of a truck in February is being classified as a homicide, but the man who shoved her will not face criminal charges."

a Baltimore man has been arrested for attempting to blow up a military recruitment center in Catonsville with a fake bomb

City paper's top 10 news stories include the Dixon sentencing, the Sun's story on rape reports being marked unfounded, and "Pat Jessamy loses, some guy wins." Also last week's three murders in the Ink.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

ATF to investigate fires

reports the Deuce

..and anti-abortion protestors have descended on Germantown. QTD from activist Patrick Mahoney: "I'm thrilled with all this police tape. Let's say you're an orthodontist and your little sixth-grader comes with her mom and sees all this. That's exactly what we want."

Burning house of love

New hires at chez Bernstein. Wonder who wrote the press releases?

Two five-alarm fires downtown = mighty suspicious.
QTD: "Girls tryin ta get dressed in the street, I mean, runnin across the street butt naked just tryin to get their clothes on..."

Update on missing senior Lola Louise Brant: she was found in a clearing in the PA woods by a hunter, alive and confused.