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  • City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence

    City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence
    As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence.
  • More corrections officers plead guilty in BGF gang conspiracy

    More corrections officers plead guilty in BGF gang conspiracy
    Six more corrections officers who helped the Black Guerrilla Family gang operate a drug-smuggling and racketeering enterprise from inside the Baltimore City Detention Center have pleaded guilty or received sentencing in the past two weeks, continuing a...

    Judge: Federal government violated Fair Labor Standards Act during shutdown

    A ruling by a federal judge in a lawsuit filed by federal employees over the government shutdown last fall has given the workers hope that they could soon be eligible for a payout. U.S. Court of Federal Claims Chief Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith...

    Lawyers for BGF get first chance to challenge jail case

    Lawyers for BGF get first chance to challenge jail case
    In the large, rarely used ceremonial courtroom of Baltimore's federal court on Wednesday, a few defendants and their lawyers challenged prosecutors who say they helped the Black Guerrilla Family gang take over the city jail. Many of the cases against...

    Head public defender calls for removal of judge who ordered electric shock of defendant

    Head public defender calls for removal of judge who ordered electric shock of defendant
    Charles County authorities are investigating an incident in which a retired Circuit Court judge ordered that a unruly defendant be given an electric shock during a court proceeding last month. Paul B. DeWolfe Jr., who heads the state Office of the Public...