Saturday, December 18, 2010

Violent night

Three killed, two injured last night in spate of violence, and a suspicious death: "a 42-year-old woman's body found wrapped in plastic in the 1800 block of E. 29th St." Shootings mapped by SpotCrime

Drug arrest thrown out due to issues with an officer's "past transgressions"

Media blabber: Not-so-shocking U of MD study finds Fox News viewers have a "higher level of misinformation" (though MSNBC, PBS & network news viewers got stuff wrong too)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Robo call raid

The home of Julius Henson, the admitted perpetrator of the election night robo calls, was raided by detectives working for state prosecutors.

Tragedy, stupidity abounds

Friends gather to remember slain Cherrie Gammon, likely killed over a drug debt

"Man suffers graze wound after shooting," which kind of makes it sound like he'd been chewed on by some sheep

A computer glitch lets scores of parking tickets get dismissed. The moral of the story: so long as your time is worth less than the price of the ticket, it's worthwhile request a hearing.

Lead-paint landlord jailed over violations

Holabird high student encounters pervert lurking in the boys' room, who stuffed a sock in his mouth and kicked him in the nads

A Hagtown inmate who mailed white powder to a judge "to bring attention to a motion to modify his 50-year sentence for first-degree murder" got five more years tacked onto his time

Lawyer warns that toning shoes won't shape your buns and may break your legs

Thursday, December 16, 2010

4 Aces

.. beats the government's royal flush. Milton Tillman Jr. and Milton Tillman III, charged with multiple counts of tax, insurance and wire fraud, are reportedly making a deal with the government that will let Milton Tillman the Jr., serve no time. Tillman the IIIrd, aka "the Emperor," and "citizen of the year" is a prolific political contributor who owns a oodles of real estate in the metro area and allegedly has "close proximity" to the drug world.

'Tis the season

.. for home invasions. Police are investigating two unrelated armed invasions.

Tomorrow is ladies' day at the BPD: "BPD Recruiting Event: Women's Hiring Event 12/17/10 @ 12 PM, BPD HQ (601 E Fayette Street) Info Session & Written Test"

Bodymore is Burning

In yet another incident of a severe fire in Baltimore a homeless man was found burning behind a Canton Safeway.

Fire officials officially believe that the fire on the Block was set by "human hands." how they know that I will not pretend to know.

We are officially pansies; A christmas ornament causes the shutdown of the Pentagon train station.

24 Years in federal prison for a man who shot at city cops.

Ending on a happier note, The Sun gives us an uplifting/slightly depressing story about a child shooting victim.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The unbearable whiteness of being

The CP's Van Smith interviews the new white guy, details his fondness for Elvis Costello & 'Mad Men' & asks, "What kind of challenges does you being a white guy present?"

A dispute between tenants led to a barricade situation in West Baltimore, which ended peacefully with the arrest of a suspect.

Source tells WBAL that fire on The Block was arson

"A tearful Benjamin L. “Bennie” King Jr. apologized to his family and former employer Legal Aid before being sentenced to 30 months in prison Tuesday for embezzling more than $1 million from the organization over a decade."

Last week's four murders in the Ink: Dante Sweeney, David Carter, Travis Baltimore (reported as Travis Alexander by WBAL) and "an unidentified Caucasian woman." ... (srsly, the CP just way too obsessed with race ... ok, it's an important detail, but is it so important that must be reported in the first sentence in every single case?)

Creditors to Tribune Co. executives: bitch better have my money

Deputy speaks out

Shot in the line of duty, they're now saying he lied.

Monday, December 13, 2010


A pharmaceutical delivery employee was abducted and his truck full of narcotics stolen in the 2000 block of W Pratt St

County police are ISO the guy who robbed the Columbia Bank on York Rd.

... and a federal judge declares that the "Affordable Care Act" is unconstitutional

enjoy your crime news, hon!

A woman was shot to death in the 1400 block of Franklintown Road at about 5 a.m. yesterday morning

The city jail is on lockdown after "a series of violent incidents," but nevertheless, a guy somehow escaped from the Pre-Release Unit on Saturday night (and was found loving that chicken at a Popeye's in PA.)

"there is a growing consensus" that the case of George Huguely V, accused of killing former NDP student Yeardley Love, will be settled in a plea deal before trial

Ye olde loophole: Convicted felon Thomas Royal got 188 months for possessing ammo, but no time for the gun he was carrying as it was manufactured before 1899.

Gee, rilly? After the second escape in a year from the Hickey school, a report issued by the Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit floats the notions of equipping juvenile facilities staff with radios and transporting the l'il hoodlums in secure vehicles.

In Annapolis, a 60-year-old genius was arrested after running over a guy he'd just had a fistfight with.

Interesting read from the Post: "What the Assange case reveals about rape in America"

ps. ... what kind of rich freaknut would pay $700,000 for a Nazi baton?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gory stories

So much for pot being the drug of peace and groovy love.... investigators believe that missing Michael Paul Knight, 50, was "beaten, tied up, and murdered, and his body was then dismembered 'with a power-type saw'" in Rosedale after he ran afoul of a national weed-smuggling operation.

Another homicide: Travis Baltimore, 24, 3400 block of Virginia Avenue