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  • Baltimore Black Guerrilla Family indictments hit 48 suspects

    Baltimore Black Guerrilla Family indictments hit 48 suspects
    Baltimore police, prosecutors and federal agents launched a massive strike against the Black Guerrilla Family gang this week, after indicting 48 suspects in an alleged eight-year campaign of drug dealing and violence that claimed 10 lives. The breadth...
  • 200 homicides and counting

    200 homicides and counting
    After nearly a decade of steady declines, Baltimore has surpassed the grim milestone of 200 homicides for the second straight year. If the killing continues at the current rate, it will far exceed 2012's total of 217. What makes this particularly...
  • Handcuffed man escapes during BGF raids

    Handcuffed man escapes during BGF raids
    A handcuffed man escaped police custody during raids connected to Thursday’s massive takedown of suspected Black Guerrilla Family gang members, police confirmed Friday. The suspect — who police identified as Tavon Lee, 23 — was not...
  • 5 plead guilty in Black Guerrilla Family jail smuggling ring

    5 plead guilty in Black Guerrilla Family jail smuggling ring
    Five people pleaded guilty this week to their roles in a drug smuggling scheme orchestrated by the Black Guerrilla Family gang at the Baltimore jail. Inmates Jermaine McFadden, 24, and Kenneth Parham, 23; corrections officer Katrina LaPrade, 31;...
  • Blighted E. Baltimore neighborhood improving, residents say

    Blighted E. Baltimore neighborhood improving, residents say
    Rozeana Faulk has lived her whole life in Baltimore's Oliver neighborhood, watching as drug trafficking gripped what was once a solid middle-class community and the area decayed. Now Faulk sees signs of hope in one of the city's most depressed and...
  • Baltimore police raid East Baltimore homes

    Baltimore police raid East Baltimore homes
    Baltimore police used battering rams to smash their way into suspected drug dens in a series of pre-dawn raids Tuesday that netted a half-dozen arrests, continuing what authorities describe as aggressive campaign to "dismantle" the Black Guerrilla...
  • Charged with killing his fiancee, Baltimore police officer dies in apparent suicide in jail

    Charged with killing his fiancee, Baltimore police officer dies in apparent suicide in jail
    A Baltimore police officer awaiting trial for murder in the death of his fiancee died early Monday in an apparent suicide in jail, state prison officials said. James Walton Smith, 49, was being held in protective custody in the state's high-rise jail...
  • Gansler proposes tablet computers for inmates

    Gansler proposes tablet computers for inmates
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler pushed a novel solution Monday for closing what he called the "revolving door" of ex-offenders returning to prisons. Give inmates tablet computers. As Gansler envisions it, the proposal would help offenders...
  • Hunger strike in California prisons is a gang power play

    Hunger strike in California prisons is a gang power play
    A few hundred inmates are continuing to take part in a hunger strike in California prisons. Some prisoners claim this strike is about living conditions in the Security Housing Units, commonly called SHUs, which house some of the most dangerous inmates...
  • Prison guard stabbed after corrections officials fail to warn of threat

    Prison guard stabbed after corrections officials fail to warn of threat
    The inmate's handwritten letter, addressed to a tier captain in the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, was clear: Remove two specific corrections officers from the housing unit, or they would be violently attacked. "I will not let...
  • Gang leader Tavon White pleads guilty in jail scheme

    Gang leader Tavon White pleads guilty in jail scheme
    The Black Guerrilla Family gang leader at the center of a corruption scandal in the Baltimore City Detention Center pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal racketeering conspiracy charges, then admitted to the state's allegations of attempted murder that...