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  • Family watched, helpless, as gang took their son

    Family watched, helpless, as gang took their son
    Barbara Poindexter saw the death of her son coming. She likens it to watching her mother's health deteriorate. In her son's case, death followed a slow and agonizing descent into gangs and criminal activity. "When my mother came to the end, I was...
  • Alleged jail smuggling mastermind to plead guilty, lawyer says

    Alleged jail smuggling mastermind to plead guilty, lawyer says
    The alleged Black Guerrilla Family leader who is accused of masterminding a sophisticated operation to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the Baltimore City Detention Center will plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge, his attorney said...
  • Maryland legislators join call for answers on corrections officer's stabbing

    Maryland legislators join call for answers on corrections officer's stabbing
    Legislators who help shape criminal justice policy in the state have joined union officials in demanding answers in the stabbing of a Western Maryland corrections officer, after it was revealed prison officials knew of a threat against the officer but...
  • Why hasn't Maryland's corrections chief been held accountable for the ongoing prison scandal?

    Why hasn't Maryland's corrections chief been held accountable for the ongoing prison scandal?
    Tavon White pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering for his role in the drug smuggling, cell phone smuggling and sex in the Baltimore detention center ("Gang leader Tavon White pleads guilty in jail scheme," Aug. 7). I am appalled that Maryland Gov....
  • New Directors Shows Range of World's Tyro Helmers

    Andrew Dosunmu's "Mother of George," Neto Villalobos' "All About the Feathers" and Jim Taihuttu's "Wolf" are among 16 titles in this year's San Sebastian's Kutxa-New Directors section, one of the Spanish fest's highest-profile sidebars. Handed out to...
  • Wife, 58, busted in plot to smuggle drugs into jail for hubby, 32

    Wife, 58, busted in plot to smuggle drugs into jail for hubby, 32
    Here's a couple that went from being love birds to jail birds. At least they're together in the same jail. Danny Lee Fletcher, 32 and Cynthia Leah Fletcher, 58, both of Ocala, along with Marcus Brody Hilton, 34 of Newberry, are currently behind bars,...
  • Prosecution witness in Darien murders gets 75 years

    Prosecution witness in Darien murders gets 75 years
    The good deeds Jacob Nodarse performed after he murdered three people could not diminish the awful crime, a DuPage County judge said Monday before sentencing the former auto mechanic to 75 years in prison. "For the terrifying minutes you spent inside...
  • City jail probe widens

    City jail probe widens
    Investigators looking into alleged corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center appear to have made a major breakthrough this week when Black Guerrilla Family prison gang leader Tavon White, the inmate accused of masterminding a drug- and contraband-...
  • Defiant Mexican bishop denounces drug gangs, government

    MEXICO CITY -- In a rare public airing, a senior Catholic prelate has denounced control of Mexico's Michoacan state by violent drug traffickers, challenging official government claims and igniting a fierce debate. Miguel Patiño, the bishop of...
  • Outspoken mayor from Mexico's Michoacan state found dead

    MEXICO CITY — Ygnacio Lopez Mendoza was one of the few mayors from Mexico’s troubled state of Michoacan who openly sounded the alarm about the narco thugs whose extortion demands were targeting even small local governments like his. “...
  • Mum's the word as police investigate stabbing of 'Junior' Gotti

    There is at least one thing that John “Junior” Gotti, scion of the mobster family, and Oscar Wilde, the playwright known for his ironic bent, have in common. They know that no good deed goes unpunished. The aphorism is generally attributed...