| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:48 PM
The alleged "secretary" of the Black Guerrilla family gang —one of dozens of alleged members charged in a high-profile case — pleaded guilty this week to a sentence that allowed him to return home that night.
Warren Commodore, 26, was among...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Back when Robert Ehrlich was governor of Maryland, I was interviewing men newly committed to state prison and suspected of gang affiliations. After years in denial, Maryland was just beginning to realize that gangs were very active behind the walls. Among...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:42 PM
A Baltimore jury failed to reach a verdict Tuesday in a high-profile murder case, leading a city judge to declare a mistrial in city prosecutors' first battle with what they say is a murderous group within the Black Guerrilla Family gang.
A juror who...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Officials at the Baltimore jail held "town hall meetings" with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to get tips on how to better operate the institution, a corrections officer told the FBI.
At the get togethers managers and gang members would discuss...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Management at the Baltimore jail held "town hall meetings" with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to get tips on how to better operate the institution, a former corrections officer told the FBI as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:28 PM
One year after one of Baltimore's most violent summers, this July opened with one of the lowest midyear homicide counts in three decades.
Killings declined in the first half of 2014 to 97 people, compared with 115 during the first half of last year,...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:32 PM
A Baltimore man dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by city police last summer after being linked to a string of shootings is in trouble again — this time accused of stabbing another inmate in the head in an argument over using the telephone, court...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:30 PM
A suspected Black Guerrilla Family gang member under surveillance in a narcotics investigation struck another vehicle with his SUV in an attempt to flee from FBI agents in April in Owings Mills, prompting them to fire 19 rounds, striking him six times,...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Dressed in a maroon jail outfit and limping into court with the help of a cane, Nathan Barksdale did not look Wednesday like the notorious heroin dealer once sentenced to 15 years in prison for the torture of three people in a West Baltimore public...
| May 5, 2014
| 5:30 AM
A federal appeals judge in California last week took aim at the ATF's use of fictitious drug robbery schemes to secure lengthy prison sentences for would-be rip off crews, strongly criticizing the practice in a written opinion.
The cases are simple:...
| May 10, 2014
| 3:04 PM
A man fatally shot by FBI agents outside an Owings Mills Sam's Club last month was a known Black Guerrilla Family gang member under surveillance in a federal narcotics investigation, according to a Baltimore County police report.
FBI agents were...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:38 AM
The United States grants asylum protection to immigrants of special humanitarian concern who were persecuted in their home countries because of their membership in a particular group and who aren't barred from eligibility because of some past crime or...