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September 26, 2012
I'm wondering what happened to working your way up in a company ("A cop who engages," Sept. 23). I mean you work hard and your loyalty is rewarded by being promoted up. What happened to that? I've got nothing against the new police commissioner, but I think Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Barksdale should have been made commissioner. He worked his way up only to be passed over? What's with that? Georgia Carter, Joppa
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
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 housing development. As he sat at the defense table, Barksdale waved to two women who walked into the room. One blew a kiss before they sat down. It was light moment for the aging criminal before a federal judge would send him back to prison for the next few years.
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January 9, 2008
On January 1, 2008, HENRY M. BARKSDALE; devoted husband of Audrey M. Barksdale. On Thursday, friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 5151 Baltimore National Pike,from 3 to 8 P.M. On Friday, Mr. Barksdale will lie instate at Unity United Methodist Church, 1433 Edmondson Avenue, where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 A.M. with services to follow. Inquiries to (410) 233-2400.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
Joseph Decatur Barksdale, who went from the cotton fields of Mississippi where his family was sharecropping to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where he oversaw the information technology department, died March 15 at his home in Laurel from complications from a fall. He was 79. "He loved poetry and he loved Shakespeare," said his daughter Maryn Rosenberg of Laurel. But he also loved to tell stories of growing up in the South, "chasing butterflies, learning to write his letters with a stick in the dirt, listening to his grandfather play the fiddle, or running barefoot in the cotton fields," she said.
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October 9, 2007
On October 5, 2007 EVELYN JACKSON BARKSDALE, loving wife of the late Benjamin Lewis Barksdale. Friends may call at the JOSEPH L. RUSS FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 2222 W. North Ave. on Wednesday from 3 to 8 P.M. Entombment Thursday at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville, MD.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1996
Benjamin Barksdale: An obituary in the Thursday editions of The Sun incorrectly stated the age of Benjamin Barksdale of Baltimore, who died of a heart attack July 23. He was 76. The Sun regrets the error.Benjamin Barksdale never made it as a big-time drummer. His jazz sessions were with small bands at local clubs.But in the evenings, after his day job had ended, he and a son would go to the basement of their two-story West Baltimore rowhouse and he'd give his No. 1 fan an encore performance and a music lesson.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | November 12, 1998
Almost every time veteran matchmaker Josh Hall has booked George Barksdale for one of Scott Wagner's boxing shows at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, he has predicted a long, hard night for the Baltimore light heavyweight.Most recently, he matched Barksdale against fellow Marylander Walter Linkins, who was coming off a solid victory. The fight lasted less than two minutes when a left uppercut by Barksdale left Linkins stretched out on the canvas."I keep judging Barksdale by his days as an amateur when I saw him stopped by Carlos Diaz," said Hall.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale, who helped to inspire drug-dealing characters in the TV series "The Wire," pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to heroin conspiracy charges. The reputed high-ranking Black Guerrilla Family member agreed to a plea deal that calls for 42 months in prison as a result of a wiretap investigation. In a brief hearing, U.S. District Judge George Russell asked him whether he had any questions about pleading guilty. "No, sir," Barksdale replied. "I got busted.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2014
Anthony E. Barksdale, who ran the operations of the Baltimore Police Department for five years during some of the city's most significant declines in crime, has retired. A city native, Barksdale became the youngest deputy commissioner in the agency's history in 2007 at age 35 when Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III named him to the post. With Barksdale running operations, the Bealefeld regime was able to curb a march toward 300 homicides that year, and in 2008 the city saw one of the largest year-over-year drops ever, from 282 killings to 234, as part of a focused strategy that involved fewer arrests.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2013
The reputation that Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale gained as one of Baltimore's most notorious heroin dealers also made him a good outreach worker for Safe Streets, an innovative program that enlists former offenders to help mediate disputes before they erupt in gunfire. The fact that Barksdale had survived more than 20 gunshot wounds and once controlled lucrative drug territory in West Baltimore gave him credibility on the street. Then last week the supposedly reformed Barksdale was indicted again, accused of dealing drugs as a member of the Black Guerrilla Family gang.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2013
The Baltimore man who claims to have inspired HBO's "The Wire" and was arrested on federal drug and gun charges last month had been a mediator for a program aimed at stamping out violence on the city's streets until recently. Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale worked for Safe Streets, a city Health Department program in which former criminals help rid the streets of the violent crime they once perpetuated, until being fired last month, the program's Mondawmin site director Delaino Johnson said.
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September 26, 2012
I'm wondering what happened to working your way up in a company ("A cop who engages," Sept. 23). I mean you work hard and your loyalty is rewarded by being promoted up. What happened to that? I've got nothing against the new police commissioner, but I think Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Barksdale should have been made commissioner. He worked his way up only to be passed over? What's with that? Georgia Carter, Joppa
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By Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2012
Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Barksdale, who was vying to be named to the job permanently, is taking medical leave and will be out "indefinitely," leaving the incoming chief without two of the agency's highest-ranking officers. Barksdale's leave comes after the announced retirement of a colonel who oversees criminal investigations and as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's pick for commissioner, former Long Beach and Oakland, Calif., chief Anthony W. Batts, arrives in Baltimore. Batts is scheduled to begin work Thursday, and some city officials expressed concern that he will be left without the experience of some of the department's longest-serving leaders.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2012
Acting Police Commissioner Anthony E. Barksdale ordered a shake-up of the command in the department's Southwest District after a spate of shootings that left five dead and several wounded in the past week. Maj. Eric Russell and Deputy Maj. Justin Reynolds were reassigned, and the deputy major of the Western District, James Handley, will take over as commander of the Southwest. His deputy will be Lt. Sean Miller, who had been assigned to the agency's violent crimes impact section, officials said.
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