Prosecuting violent criminals on lesser charges is a time-tested strategy Baltimore should embrace, says Maryland's U.S. attorney. In 1929, gunmen working for Chicago mobster Al Capone attacked a rival gang in the infamous Valentine's Day Massacre. One victim was still alive when police arrived. Despite 14 bullet wounds, the bleeding gangster obstinately lied: "Nobody shot me." So Eliot Ness and his allies sent Capone to prison for a more readily provable crime — tax evasion.
Before you open the wallet for a special wine to bring to the host of an upcoming party, you need to consider its use. Too often the wine is stuck in a bin — appreciated but forgotten a day later. If you're lucky, it's consumed on a special occasion with fond memories of the person who brought it. But that's rare in our experience. First, let's get past the issue of whether a host is obligated to immediately serve the wine at that night's dinner. He or she is not obligated unless the host
"Blue Bell Boy" is a stripped-down, brilliant episode of "Boardwalk Empire." Outside of Nucky's immediate world, things move along incrementally, but ultimately the meat of the episode is a spectacular one-act play featuring three great performances.