Baltimore

From BaltimoreSun.Com: Basketball coaches began noticing John Crowder when he was in sixth grade. By eighth grade, he stood 6 foot 7, was still growing and was ranked nationally. This spring he attracted the attention of college coaches along the Eastern Coast.

From The Baltimore Sun The Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today the sentencings of two gang members, including the infamous Ronnie Thomas, known as Skinny Suge, the producer of the Stop Snitching videos (link goes to YouTube, video contains offensive language). In the video, Thomas said, “I can say what I want. F— the police. […]

BALTIMORE — Police are investigating a series of shootings that left seven people dead and three more injured over a violent Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore.

From WBALTV.com: BALTIMORE —The Rev. Al Sharpton stopped in Baltimore to support a proposal to create a black cultural arts and entertainment district in the city.  Sharpton was the guest of radio talk show host and former state Sen. Larry Young at the downtown rally. Several hundred people turned out at the War Memorial Building […]

BALTIMORE – In a blighted west Baltimore neighborhood, Lt. Ian Dombroski turns his unmarked police car around a corner and sees several men standing outside a liquor store. They scatter immediately. Dombroski knows they’re probably selling drugs, but he keeps driving. Five years ago, he said, officers who happened upon a similar scene wouldn’t take […]

From Slate.com: Among the police officers and drug dealers and stickup men and politicians and dockworkers and human smugglers and teachers and students and junkies and lawyers and journalists who populate the late, great HBO series The Wire, there is one academic.