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  • 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...
  • After an uptick, Baltimore homicides return to trend of decline

    After an uptick, Baltimore homicides return to trend of decline
    One year after one of Baltimore's most violent summers, this July opened with one of the lowest midyear homicide counts in three decades. Killings declined in the first half of 2014 to 97 people, compared with 115 during the first half of last year,...
  • FBI agents will not be charged in Owings Mills shooting

    FBI agents will not be charged in Owings Mills shooting
    A suspected Black Guerrilla Family gang member under surveillance in a narcotics investigation struck another vehicle with his SUV in an attempt to flee from FBI agents in April in Owings Mills, prompting them to fire 19 rounds, striking him six times,...
  • Family of man shot by FBI raises questions about shooting

    The family of a man fatally shot by FBI agents conducing a surveillance earlier this year on Reisterstown Road is questioning police tactics and the finding by prosecutors that the use of deadly force during a car stop was justified. While relatives of...
  • Notorious, but not for prevention [Editorial]

    Notorious, but not for prevention  [Editorial]
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was right last week to defend Baltimore's Safe Streets program as an effective tactic for reducing gun violence, despite the fact that one of the initiative's workers was arrested recently on federal drug and firearms...
  • State public safety and corrections secretary stepping down

    State public safety and corrections secretary stepping down
    State corrections secretary Gary D. Maynard announced Tuesday that he will step down, saying his department had "stabilized" the Baltimore jail in the wake of a gang corruption scandal there. Maynard, who moved his offices into the Baltimore City...
  • W. Baltimore Safe Streets work suspended amid criminal allegations

    W. Baltimore Safe Streets work suspended amid criminal allegations
    The Baltimore Health Department suspended its Safe Streets anti-violence program in West Baltimore after a second outreach worker was arrested in less than two weeks. The heralded program, modeled after those in other cities and run by community...
  • Will city jail scandal come back to haunt O'Malley in 2016? [Letter]

    Will city jail scandal come back to haunt O'Malley in 2016? [Letter]
    The sudden resignation of Gary D. Maynard as secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has huge implications both immediate as well as a few years down the road ("State public safety and corrections secretary stepping...
  • Fixing the jail [Editorial]

    Fixing the jail  [Editorial]
    The report this week by a legislative panel on the troubled Baltimore City Detention Center paints a picture of an institution in deep crisis, and it offers a list of common-sense suggestions for how to clean up the mess that need to be taken seriously....
  • Killing of 12-year-old was BGF-related, prosecutors say

    Killing of 12-year-old was BGF-related, prosecutors say
    The shooting death of 12-year-old Sean Johnson as he watched basketball on his porch in 2011 stemmed from the Black Guerrilla Family gang wanting to "send a message" in his East Baltimore neighborhood after the killing of a member, prosecutors said...