The Northwest Citizens Patrol, which counts 400 members, typically patrols the streets of Fallstaff and Glen neighborhoods with between eight and 10 cars nightly. Tuesday, they called for extra volunteers after three recent robberies have residents worried holdups are becoming a trend
Eliyahu Werdesheim, the member of the Orthodox Jewish citizens' watch group who was convicted of assaulting a black teenager in Northwest Baltimore, avoided prison and will serve three years probation.
Baltimore City Circuit Judge Pamela J. White convicted Eliyahu Werdesheim, one of the two brothers accused of assaulting a teenager in Northwest Baltimore, of false imprisonment and second-degree assault Thursday afternoon.
No matter whose version of events you believe, one thing is clear about the confrontation between the Werdesheim brothers and Corey Ausby: It wouldn't have happened if the brothers had stayed in the car and called the police.
The judge presiding over the trial of two brothers accused of assaulting a teen in Northwest Baltimore said after the attorneys' arguments concluded Wednesday that she planned to give her ruling in the case Thursday afternoon.
The trial of the Werdesheim brothers who as part of a citizen patrol are accused of assaulting a teenager highlights how there are those who want to take both police and legal matters into their own hands. A case for letting giving the criminal justice system, however imperfect, a chance to work.
After a morning of reluctant, mumbled testimony, 16-year-old Corey Ausby stood in court and spoke clearly for the first time, announcing that he wanted to drop the criminal charges against Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim.
Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim, Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teen while guarding their Park Heights neighborhood, withdrew a request to change the court venue Tuesday and elected to move forward with a Baltimore trial by judge, waiving their right to be heard by a jury of their peers.
With Trayvon Martin a household name, two brothers accused of beating a black teen during a citizen's patrol now want their trial delayed or moved. The Sun's Tricia Bishop reports today on efforts to distance the case in Baltimore with the one in Florida.
The Baltimore trial of brothers Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim, who are charged with assault and false imprisonment for allegedly beating a black teenager last year as members of a Jewish patrol group, has been postponed for a fifth time.