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“Super-kingpin” Tommy Lee Canty Jr. may return to Baltimore

April 15, 2014
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Since suffering a stroke six years ago that paralyzed the right side of his body, Tommy Lee Canty Jr.—the first drug dealer convicted as a federal “super-kingpin” in Maryland, under a 1988 law—has been virtually helpless, requiring a lift to get to and from his bed and wheelchair and a catheter to urinate. Yesterday,...
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IRS probing soon-to-be-released inmate Milton Tillman’s taxes

April 9, 2014
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IRS probing soon-to-be-released inmate Milton Tillman’s taxes

Milton Tillman, Jr. (pictured), the 57-year-old thrice-convicted Baltimore bailbondsman and stevedore, is scheduled to be released from federal incarceration on June 14, and is currently in the hands of the U.S. Bureau of Prison’s Residential Reentry Management field office in Annapolis Junction, according to federal-inmate records. But Tillman’s legal troubles—he was sentenced to 51...
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Accused Baltimore hitman has “a number of contract murders” under his belt, court document says

April 8, 2014
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Accused Baltimore hitman has “a number of contract murders” under his belt, court document says

The “normal and understood rate for a contract killing in Baltimore is $5,000,” according to charging papers filed in Maryland U.S. District Court on March 28, alleging 29-year-old Derrick Lamont Smith “committed a number of contract murders in Baltimore, Maryland over a number of years.” The case against Smith and his co-defendant, 24-year-old Robert...
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FBI probe of University of Maryland data breach targets Canton Group employee

April 8, 2014
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The FBI suspects an employee of the Baltimore-based software developer Canton Group, David Paul Helkowski, has compromised data security at University of Maryland in the wake of the massive February cyberattack that mined the names, university IDs, and Social Security numbers of hundreds of thousands of people with ties to the university, past and...
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The federal fake-pot crackdown continues as real pot gains growing legality

March 28, 2014
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The federal fake-pot crackdown continues as real pot gains growing legality

When the counterculture business-to-business trade show, CHAMPS, came to Atlantic City Convention Center in May 2012, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was there, checking out the glassware and smoking paraphernalia. The wink-wink aspect of such trade shows is obvious: no one really believes bongs are going to be used to smoke tobacco. But...
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Fear of a free planet: Maryland’s passage of transgen-rights bill riles the crazies

March 28, 2014
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Fear of a free planet: Maryland’s passage of transgen-rights bill riles the crazies

The stories scrolling on the Federalist’s homepage this morning come in this order: strip clubs, strip malls, Obama’s fiscal policy, and Maryland’s passage of a civil-rights bill protecting transgender people. Written by Stella Morabito (pictured), it’s entitled “If we can pick our gender, can we pick our age? Our race?” While mainstream coverage of...
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Judge rules false-arrest lawsuit brought by Charles Village rape suspect may go forward

March 26, 2014
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Judge rules false-arrest lawsuit brought by Charles Village rape suspect may go forward

Marlow Humbert, the man who spent 14 months in a Baltimore jail before rape charges against him were dropped in July 2009, during which time he was dubbed the “Charles Village Rapist,” has prevailed in the Baltimore City Police Department’s attempt to swat down his $10 million false-arrest and malicious-prosecution lawsuit in federal court....
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Duclaw sues Left Hand over trademarked beers

March 26, 2014
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Duclaw sues Left Hand over trademarked beers

Among the very first beers that Left Hand Brewing in Longmont, Co., received awards for were Sawtooth Ale and Black Jack Porter, which earned gold and bronze medals, respectively, at the 1994 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. In Maryland in 1998, DuClaw Brewing Company introduced Sawtooth Belgian White and Black Jack Stout, which...
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Peroutka, Dwyer, and theocratic, neo-Confederate politics in Maryland

March 21, 2014
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Peroutka, Dwyer, and theocratic, neo-Confederate politics in Maryland

An interesting post about an odd, under-scrutinized corner of Maryland politics went up Wednesday on the progressive blog Daily Kos. Written by Jonathan Hutson (pictured), treasurer of the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee campaign of his wife, Betsy Bury, it examines the phenomenon of what he calls “neo-confederate Democrats” here in the Free...
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Former Sonar owner Dan McIntosh gets 10 years for pot conspiracy

March 20, 2014
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Former Sonar owner Dan McIntosh gets 10 years for pot conspiracy

Dan McIntosh, the former Sonar nightclub co-owner who was convicted in 2012 for participating in a massive, cross-country pot conspiracy based in Baltimore, today was sentenced to the mandatory minimum of 10 years in federal prison, half what federal prosecutors had asked for. “A 10-year sentence for what this man has been involved in...
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Maryland men sentenced in Philadelphia Outlaws Motorcycle Club meth-conspiracy case

March 18, 2014
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Maryland men sentenced in Philadelphia Outlaws Motorcycle Club meth-conspiracy case

Michael James “Maniac” Privett and Ronald “Bugs” Sells must be relieved their recent law-enforcement ordeals are now over – especially since the Maryland men, from Baltimore and Churchville, respectively, who pleaded guilty last May in Philadelphia federal court to participating in a methamphetamine conspiracy in connection with the Philly chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle...
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Wergy tergy! Judge gives Baltimore drug lord Anthony Ayeni Jones a small sip of sympathy

March 13, 2014
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The nation’s most secure prison is officially known as United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility, but most simply call it ADX Florence or, to be colorful, the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.” Located in Fremont County, Colorado, near the small city of Florence, in it live almost 500 of the best known names in the...
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