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Past articles by Justin:

Baltimore Police Commissioner promises fixes as public defenders say report on GTTF scandal shows more convictions need to be overturned

The Baltimore public defender’s office is calling for a new review of convictions involving corrupt police officers after a staggering report raised new allegations and, for the first time, lays out the full scope of internal affairs complaints that officers convicted in the Gun Trace Task Force scandal had faced. → Read More

Baltimore tried new ways to stop the violence in 2021, but homicides and shootings remain frustratingly high and consistent

Baltimore's crime fight changed a lot in the past year, the level of violence did not. → Read More

Child shot, female killed in separate shootings, Baltimore police say

Baltimore police are investigating separate shootings that occurred Saturday afternoon. → Read More

In jail recording, drug kingpin at center of Ravenell case fretted about getting casino investment back

In jail recording, the drug kingpin at center of Ken Ravenell case fretted about getting casino investment back and said he was partnering with, and laundering money for, powerful attorneys and business leaders. → Read More

Drug dealers once represented by Baltimore attorney Ken Ravenell will testify at his federal racketeering trial

Former drug-dealing clients who Baltimore attorney Kenneth Ravenell helped keep out of prison will take the stand against him at his racketeering trial in U.S. District Court, which kicked off Tuesday with opening statements. → Read More

Baltimore rapper YGG Tay sentenced to 15 years in federal prison

The Baltimore rapper known as YGG Tay was sentenced to a mandatory federal prison term of 15 years on Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Baltimore Police: 7 people shot in single incident in East Baltimore on Sunday

Seven people were shot in a single incident in East Baltimore late Sunday afternoon, police said. → Read More

Judge sentences Baltimore County police officer convicted of rape to home detention

Baltimore County prosecutors said that in sentencing Anthony Westerman, Circuit Judge Keith Truffer determined there was “not evidence of any psychological injury to the victim.” → Read More

Six people shot in separate incidents before midday Friday in Baltimore

Two of the shootings were fatal. Another occurred at a club on The Block, and two teenage boys were wounded in other incidents. → Read More

Baltimore Judge Katie O’Malley retiring from bench, said to be looking at run for Maryland attorney general

As a judge, Catherine "Katie" Curran O’Malley is precluded from taking part in political activity and she declined to comment on her plans. → Read More

Baltimore attorney Stephen Snyder renews attacks on federal prosecutors, says he is the opposite of disgraced lawyer Avenatti

Prominent attorney Stephen Snyder is denouncing federal prosecutors’ comparison of him to disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti, saying the accusations are false and the criminal case against the brash attorneys are nothing alike. → Read More

Dirt bike rider dies after being struck by fire engine in Carrollton Ridge in Southwest Baltimore, officials say

A dirt bike rider was killed Thursday evening in Carrollton Ridge in Southwest Baltimore after being struck by a fire engine, police and fire officials said. → Read More

Man fatally shot in Southwest Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon, police say

A man was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon in Southwest Baltimore’s Mill Hill neighborhood, police said. → Read More

Federal prosecutors seek to continue detaining Annapolis couple charged with selling nuclear secrets

Federal prosecutors said Monday they are seeking pre-trial detention for an Annapolis-based Navy nuclear engineer and his wife who are facing espionage charges for selling military secrets to people who they thought were representatives of a foreign country. → Read More

Former Del. Erek Barron sworn in to become Maryland’s first Black U.S. Attorney

Former Prince George’s County Del. Erek Barron has assumed office as Maryland’s 49th U.S. Attorney. The Democrat is the first Black person to hold the post in Maryland. → Read More

Six people shot — one fatally — near Collington Square Park in East Baltimore

Six people were shot, one of them fatally, after gunmen unleashed dozens of bullets on a street corner in East Baltimore on Wednesday night. → Read More

Maryland Gov. Hogan’s former chief of staff indicted on federal fraud charges

The indictment says Roy McGrath “falsely represented that the Governor knew of McGrath’s request to the MES Board of Directors for a ‘severance payment’ in the amount of his year salary as MES Executive Director.” → Read More

Trial date for Gervonta Davis in Baltimore hit-and-run case pushed to spring

A tentative trial date for champion boxer Gervonta Davis on hit-and-run charges has been pushed to the spring, court records show. → Read More

Historic Southwest Baltimore hospital, slated for restoration, burns down

A historic stone mansion in Southwest Baltimore — built as a home and later transformed into a psychiatric hospital for children — has been torn down after catching fire earlier this week. → Read More

Baltimore man gets 40 years in prison for fatal shooting on The Block

A 35-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to 40 years in prison this week after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in a killing that took place on The Block, the city’s downtown hub of strip clubs. → Read More