Saturday, November 16, 2013


Three shot, one fatally* in Pen Lucy yesterday afternoon, reports Fenton, the deceased was ID'd as Dander Jackson. Yes, Dander. And the man killed on Laurens St. was ID'd as Eddie Clifton Blick Jr., 20.

One person shot to death a little after midnight in the 900 block of Watson Street in the southeast, homicide #208.

A 90-mph chase of a stolen truck on the east side ended with a crash at McElderry and N. Linwood. But police don't do high-speed chases! you say? Okay then.

Three guilty pleas in the Robert G. Moore case.* You may recall that this was the guy who (allegedly) the deaths of (at least) seven people, threatened prosecutors and declared himself a "sovereign." The judge says it was the longest case he'd even presided over.

Even the city council is getting the agita over the inordinate delays* with the Tyrone West autopsy.
Obey your nerdly master.
(Lloyd Fox, Sun)

Not crime, but for some lite comedic relief see the picture on the cover of the Sun today* of Jeff Moring, the guy the Brown campaign has hired to follow Doug Gansler around waiting for him to say something stupid. Laugh not, muggle! that stare warded off many a swirlie in junior high. That stare saved his virginity. That stare knows what you did last summer.

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Shooters Wore White

A man shot multiple times on Laurens Street has died. Cham found a photo (of the victim while he was alive).

Police released a video and Tweeted a chilling photo of the suspect who killed David Porter, 42, in a barbershop at 4419 block of Frankford Avenue. Related? (or not?) Jayne Miller reported that many of the BGF co-defendants are over the age of 40, even though higher-ups in the gang are in their 20s, because of the Guerillas' apparent belief that older guys are less likely to attract the attention of detectives.

Sullen teen rapist
Police are ISO a teenage boy who raped an 11-year-old girl (yeah, 11, that's not a typo) in the 1900 block of Pratt Street on Sunday the 3rd, they have released a sketch and say the suspect is a black teen, about 13-16 years old with orange headphones.

Also caught on camera: a portly-yet-lithe shooter in a beret (?) in the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Given his stance (and a lack of reports) I assume he didn't actually hit anyone.

Damon Williams, Adrian Walden and Solomon Dunn: three guys arrested in Towson for that string of robberies after they knocked over the 7-11 on Sherwood Road -- BoCo police say they could be connected to as many as a dozen.* (Non-Sun link)
Deltona Harrison

Cham found a photo of murder victim Delonta Harrison. The Internet says he's throwing the sign for the Latin Kings, but I'm not entirely sure the Internet knows what it's talking about.

The city jail is making a big PR push to prove it's less of a corrupt craphole these days.

Hannukah is coming! How about a gang sign USB drive or jewelry made out of a melted-down Newark handgun for under the menorah this year?

Mugshots du jour:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Out of Control

Because the holidays are approaching? Instability in the ranks of the BGF? The barometric pressure? Whatever the reason, Delonta Harrison, 19, was killed early this morning in the NW* on Arbutus Ave., yesterday's victim on Edgecombe Circle Drive was ID'D as Brian Curtis Sims Jr., 28. Fenton tweets that the Arbutus Ave. murder with the 9th in 10 days.

The Ink details last week's eight murders: The Berrain brothers, Kurt and Karl; Kenneth Ray Stowers, Tyree Taylor; Katria Drummond; Ricky Thomas; Tracy Love; David Henry Parker.

"It's coming in through staff's body orifices." Former guard at the detention center Shavella Miles dished the dirt to WJZ's Vic Carter. And the CP has some deets on lesser-known federal BGF cases.
The Brew's events page includes this Jennifer Bishop photo.
That is all.

What?! The Baltimore Guide claims that there were no robberies reported in the Southest between Nov. 3-9.

Norma Jean's Gentleman's Club has lost the lawsuit brought by a dancer who said the club was illegally calling her a "contractor," and not an employee, and now a second employee has filed a suit alleging she was fired for agreeing to testify on behalf of the first employee.

In Gambrills, a drug bust at St. Mary's Lane daycare.*

Drivers in Canton and Towson were scammed by a fake dent-and-scratch repair guy.

Del. Heather Mizeur has named the Rev. Delman Coates, a Baptist paster, as her running mate.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Toddlers Toting Guns Now

Last night a man was shot twice in the 200 block of Collins Ave* (but he's still alive);  a man shot in the arm in the 2200 block of Parkton Street in Yale Heights; a man shot in the leg in the 4200 block of Fairhaven Avenue; a man shot in the thigh* in the 5100 block of Park Heights Ave. Friday night: a fatal shooting in the 4400 block of Frankford Avenue,* the victim was ID'd as David Porter, 42; a double shooting on Athol Avenue, a man shot on W. Preston Street. Yet no shootings on Saturday or Sunday night? Odd, if true.

Eleven raids, er, executed search warrants, on the East Side near 1600 E. Lanvale. Justin George reports that about 150 officers were ISO 20 people*: three shooting suspects and two homicide suspects, the rest being drug dealers, I guess. So how did it go? "Police arrested at least one suspect."

Robert Long
Last weekend the Sun ran Ian Duncan's interview with Demetrius Smith*. Smith was the guy who was wrongfully convicted of killing Robert Long in 2008. Smith was released in May, and Jose Morales was convicted of soliciting the murder. Duncan's account hangs the wrongful conviction on two lying witnesses, but as Ed Ericson Jr.'s article in the CP detailed last month, there was a whole lot more to it than that.

Huh? Whut? Erica Green reports that last year city schools suspended 33 3- and -4-year-olds from pre-K. "Most of the students were suspended for physical attacks on teachers or students, though a handful were suspended for offenses such as sexual activity, possession of a firearm or other guns, inciting a public disturbance, and vandalism.*" What??? Possession of a firearm?  Sexual activity? At 3? How is this even possible?  ... in other education news, an audit found that the state neglected to distribute $17.2 million in financial aid to college students.* Could have given it out, didn't.

Dan Rodericks revisits Smith v. MD,* a 1976-1978 purse-snatching case that was eventually to provide justification in the secret FISC court for the NSA's mass spying programs.

Oh geeze, so for years this guy Colin Flaherty has been writing me, Salon, and apparently any and every functioning e-mail address he could get his mitts on to promote his book "White Girl Bleed a Lot," a screed that has as its hypothesis that there are roving mobs of black people are going around attacking white people on the regular, with claims are based on a cherry-picked collection of  YouTube clips and anecdotes (because the press is "ignoring, condoning and denying" this secret rapacious pandemic, of course). Pretty nutty. But guess who's taking it seriously? The Washington Times, for one, and now the American Family Association's One News Now, which is apparently doubling down on its race-baiting strategy.

Oh, and 800,000 gallons of raw sewage flowed into the Gunpowder Falls. Eww!