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Safe Streets Mondawmin Shut Down After New Gun Arrest

December 12, 2013
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Safe Streets Mondawmin Shut Down After New Gun Arrest

Baltimore’s Safe Streets program took another blow yesterday when the Baltimore Department of Health abruptly shuttered the Mondawmin branch after another of its workers was arrested. Levar Mullen, 33, faces drug and gun charges after police stopped his pickup truck and found a loaded Glock .45. As a convicted murderer, Mullen is not allowed...
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BPD Officer Charged in Heroin Ring

July 19, 2011
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A Baltimore City Police officer was arrested on federal heroin trafficking charges today, and a seven-count indictment was unsealed in Federal District Court. Daniel G. Redd, 41, was arrested at the Northwest Police District by fellow city officers. According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein’s office, four other people were also...
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“I’m going to make it very hard on the police around here.”

August 26, 2009
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Props to the Sun’s Justin Fenton for keeping his ear to the ground regarding the Blackwell clan’s ongoing drama. As he reports today, police arrested Stephen “JR” Blackwell, Jr. and charged him with disorderly conduct on Monday night. This is what the old heads used to call a “humble.” You don’t usually see these...
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City Hall Filmmaker Pulls Plug On Web Sites After Business Partner’s Indictment On Drug Trafficking Charges

September 5, 2008
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Los Angeles-based filmmaker LaVern Whitt, producer of the Women in Power documentary about Baltimore’s top elected officials reacted to the recent federal drug trafficking indictment of her business partner Lawrence Schaffner “Lorenzo” Reeves by taking down websites devoted to her various endeavors. Whitt is partnered with Reeves on an educational project called Hollywood in...
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The Hollywood Connection: Federal Drug Indictment Snares City Hall Filmmaker’s Business Partner

August 29, 2008
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On Aug. 28 a federal grand jury in Maryland indicted three men on drug-trafficking charges, including a business partner of Los Angeles-based filmmaker Lavern Whitt, producer of a documentary about the four women who hold the highest elected offices in Baltimore City. Whitt is also the founder of Hollywood in a Bottle, an educational...
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Bundy’s Money

May 28, 2008
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Bundy’s Money

The Sun reported yesterday that Sean Rondell Bundy, 24, and Tyron Sherrod Rich, 26, were indicted in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The Atlantic City, N.J.-to-Elkton story of the immediate drug-distribution charges against these guys is what The Sun wrote about, but much more intriguing is what didn’t make the paper: the part about...
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The Wire: Enough Already

January 28, 2008
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The Wire: Enough Already

| Image by John Ellsberry OK, OK, we get it. David Simon‘s portrayal of daily newspaper journalism is only imperfectly accurate, informed by a backstory that includes Baltimore’s economic hardships, while some people feel he’s just an asshole and a liar. And viewership continues to sink. Got it. The Wire‘s fifth season has issues...
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