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BGF gang's reach extends well beyond Baltimore detention center
BGF gang's reach extends well beyond Baltimore detention center

As Tyrone Brown sat in his jail cell at the Baltimore County Detention Center late last year, awaiting trial for the murder of a man in a Towson Town Center parking garage, he kept busy in part by smoking marijuana and memorizing contraband writings of the Black Guerrilla Family — the same gang prosecutors say he killed to become a part of. Meanwhile, Frank Williams, who helped Brown plot the 2011 mall attack and was arrested with a group of alleged gang members in the case, had quickly gotten to work conducting BGF business at the county facility. Within months of his arrival, he was shaking down weaker inmates for their commissary money, telling one man not to "snitch"...

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