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  • Killers of 12-year-old boy sentenced to prison

    Killers of 12-year-old boy sentenced to prison
    Confronted with the muzzle of a gang member's gun in East Baltimore, 12-year-old Sean Johnson thrust his hands in the air and called out for his mother. "Shut up, bitch," the shooter told him. The gunfire that followed, unleashed by the gunman and his...
  • Defense: Jury in BGF case should be taken on tour of Baltimore jail

    Defense: Jury in BGF case should be taken on tour of Baltimore jail
    A lawyer for a corrections officer accused in the Black Guerrilla Family jail plot wants to take federal jurors on a walking tour of the Baltimore City Detention Center so they can see for themselves the conditions officers worked in. A trip would allow...
  • Shock Trauma worker remembered by family, colleagues at funeral service

    Shock Trauma worker remembered by family, colleagues at funeral service
    Brandon Finney worked at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for only a few months, but he had quickly earned a reputation as hardworking and motivated. His hospital colleagues came Tuesday — some in pink scrubs— along with other mourners to...
  • Hospital worker 'used as a human shield' in gang-related killing, police say

    Hospital worker 'used as a human shield' in gang-related killing, police say
    A Maryland Shock Trauma Center technician was waiting for a bus home after work Sunday night when he was "used as a human shield" and killed during a gang shooting, Baltimore police said. Police said Tuesday that they have arrested two members of the...
  • City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence

    City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence
    As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence. The killing of Brandon...
  • Judge grants protective order to witnesses in BGF gang case

    Judge grants protective order to witnesses in BGF gang case
    A Baltimore judge this week ruled to allow city prosecutors to withhold identifying witness information from defendants in the sweeping case against alleged members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. Judge Sylvester B. Cox on Tuesday granted a...
  • Who's in charge? [Commentary]

    Who's in charge? [Commentary]
    Back when Robert Ehrlich was governor of Maryland, I was interviewing men newly committed to state prison and suspected of gang affiliations. After years in denial, Maryland was just beginning to realize that gangs were very active behind the walls. Among...
  • BGF and officials discussed improvements to Baltimore jail, corrections officer says

    BGF and officials discussed improvements to Baltimore jail, corrections officer says
    Officials at the Baltimore jail held "town hall meetings" with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to get tips on how to better operate the institution, a corrections officer told the FBI. At the get togethers managers and gang members would discuss...
  • Officer alleges jail leaders held town hall meetings with BGF

    Officer alleges jail leaders held town hall meetings with BGF
    Management at the Baltimore jail held "town hall meetings" with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to get tips on how to better operate the institution, a former corrections officer told the FBI as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation. The...
  • Judge declares mistrial in BGF gang murder case

    Judge declares mistrial in BGF gang murder case
    A Baltimore jury failed to reach a verdict Tuesday in a high-profile murder case, leading a city judge to declare a mistrial in city prosecutors' first battle with what they say is a murderous group within the Black Guerrilla Family gang. A juror who...
  • 'Public Enemy No. 1' charged again – in jail

    'Public Enemy No. 1' charged again – in jail
    A Baltimore man dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by city police last summer after being linked to a string of shootings is in trouble again — this time accused of stabbing another inmate in the head in an argument over using the telephone, court...