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By William B. Talbott and Joe Nawrozki and William B. Talbott and Joe Nawrozki,Staff Writers | March 6, 1992
An armed man believed to be in his late 20s was shot and wounded by a city police officer today while the two struggled on a West Baltimore street.The unidentified wounded man was taken to University of Maryland Medical Center. His condition was unknown.Police spokeswoman Agent Arlene Jenkins said the suspect was wearing a bulletproof vest and was shot once under the protective device.Agent Jenkins gave this account:Western District Officer Jerome Grayson was stopped on the street by two men shortly before 9 a.m. One of them complained that he had been robbed by an armed man.Minutes later in the 500 block of N. Pulaski St., Officer Grayson confronted a suspect who matched the description provided him by one of the robbery victims.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Three people stood in the basement of a Westport home before 4 a.m. Wednesday to film a stunt in which they planned to test a bulletproof vest. Darnell Mitchell put it on, looked into a video camera and proclaimed himself ready to take "deuce deuce in the chest. " But, police said, Mark Ramiro missed the body armor when he pulled the trigger on the .22 caliber handgun, and he now faces murder charges in the 28-year-old's death. The video ends as Ramiro dropped the gun and both friends rushed to Mitchell's aid. They drove from Ramiro's apartment in the 2200 block of Cedley St. to University of Maryland Medical Center, where Mitchell was pronounced dead within minutes, police said.
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By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer | September 7, 1992
A bulletproof vest helped save the life of a 30-year-ol Baltimore County police officer who was unexpectedly showered gunfire as he sat in his patrol car in Hillendale early yesterday.Officer Peter Hanlon was reviewing papers shortly after midnight yesterday on Cloister Road near the Northbrook apartments when the gunman, accompanied by several others, fired on him from the rear of the car, said Capt. E. Jay Miller, police spokesman."This was an absolutely vicious, wanton attack," the spokesman said.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2013
Calling "campus violence a reality" to prepare for, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced plans Thursday to spend $60,000 on the Clark Kent of teacher supplies: an innocuous-looking white board that can stop bullets. The high-tech tablet - which hangs on a hook, measures 18 by 20 inches and comes in pink, blue and green - can be used as a personal shield for professors under attack, according to the company that makes it, and a portable writing pad in quieter times. "It needs to be a great whiteboard and a useful tool so that it doesn't get hidden in the closet," said maker George Tunis.
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By Renee Graham and Renee Graham,BOSTON GLOBE | November 30, 1997
Bulletproof undies, anyone?Hey, snicker if you want, but in the wake of the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., more and more hip-hop stars are sporting customized bulletproof street gear, Julie Taraska reports in the December issue of Spin.For prices ranging from $300 to $13,000, rap stars are ordering everything from sneakers to leather jackets to mink coats -- even bras -- lined with Kevlar, a lightweight fabric that can stop a slug from a .357 Magnum. It's such a booming business there are now shops that exclusively sell the latest Kevlar fashions, such as Darryl Barnes' New Jersey-based Urban Body Armor.
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By Frank Lynch and Frank Lynch,Staff Writer | March 21, 1993
The name confused more than a few would-be customers who telephoned a new Bel Air business -- Cuffs 'N' Stuff."Most people thought we were opening a kinky sex shop," said Brian Walter, co-owner of the shop at 108 S. Main St."Callers wanted to know if we were going to have leather products, whips, chains and everything related to that type of business. You could hear the disappointment in their voices when they were told our shop would cater primarily to professional police officers."Mr. Walter, a lifelong Harford County resident who left the Maryland State Police last month after 5 1/2 years of service, said he and his partner, Walter Bananto, a retired U.S. Secret Service agent, still chuckle about those calls to their shop, which specializes in law-enforcement equipment.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff writer | February 12, 1992
"I just remember thinking I didn't want to get shot in the head," said county police Officer Greg W. "RoboCop" Overstreet, recalling the time he was shot twice in the chest.Thanks to his bulletproof vest, Overstreet walked away from the shooting last July in Pioneer Citywith nothing more than a couple of bruises. Alive and well and stillassigned to the Pioneer City beat, the officer watched as a 20-year-old Prince George's County man pleaded guilty to assault with intent to murder yesterday in county Circuit Court.
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July 31, 2003
Two leaders of a Hells Angels motorcycle club in Southern Maryland were indicted yesterday on federal drug and gun charges stemming from a multistate, undercover investigation by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. John A. Beal, 38, of Dunkirk and Lewis J. Hall, 34, of Owings were president and vice president of the North Beach chapter of the biker club. Hall's wife, Tracey E. Hall, 42, and club member Cornelius W. Alexander, 32, of Waldorf were charged with possessing firearms as convicted felons in yesterday's indictment in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
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By Roger Twigg | December 18, 1990
Crime around Calhoun Street and Edmondson Avenue in West Baltimore is so heavy that most store owners buzz customers through electronic doors and do business from behind bulletproof Plexiglas.Alvin Ray was different. A 73-year-old liquor store owner who has been operating in the neighborhood for over two decades, Mr. Ray wore a .357-caliber Magnum in a holster on his hip to deter robberies.Yesterday, the police say, Mr. Ray used that gun about 2:15 p.m., when two men -- one of them armed with a .32-caliber revolver -- went into the store in the 1400 block of Edmondson Avenue with apparent intentions of going up against the proprietor known to neighbors as "Captain Ray."
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | October 18, 2001
The juniors and seniors at Glen Burnie's North County High School streamed into the auditorium yesterday to find an open casket at the foot of the stage, filled with old yearbooks containing their names - all of them, arranged alphabetically. In the darkened room, the lone silver coffin was creepy and unnerving. Students gasped. A few giggled. But, this being an alcohol awareness assembly, the message was clear: If you drink and drive, that coffin could hold more than just your name. This graphic way of scaring students sober took an even more gruesome turn after the assembly, when the 900 students gathered on a football field to find four classmates trapped in two cars.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2012
Three people were arrested and more than a dozen guns were seized Thursday in the culmination of a two-month investigation into a gun distribution ring. "They got a major gun dealer off the streets," said Det. Donny Moses, a spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department. Ronald Van Price Jr., 37, Keith James, 34, and Jessica Correa, 24, were arrested and are expected to be charged by federal authorities, who assisted with the inquiry, Moses said. Maryland's U.S. Attorney's Office had not released the exact charges by 10:30 p.m. Thursday.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,Sun reporter | December 16, 2006
One was off-duty and returning home; another was serving a warrant to a man who had recently been released from prison. And Thursday, yet another was chasing down a suspect after an attempted robbery at a grocery store. But all three police officers were shot and seriously injured in the past two weeks despite wearing bullet-resistant vests. In each case, bullets - presumably by chance - found the vulnerabilities of the vests, which provide only partial coverage of the torso. "For some reason, these bad guys get some of the luckiest shots off in the world," said Paul Blair, the head of the Baltimore police union.
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By ALLISON CONNOLLY and ALLISON CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER | July 25, 2006
Seeking to capitalize on the government's desire for better technology to intercept e-mails, cell phone calls and other communications related to terrorist activity, CompuDyne Corp. of Annapolis has purchased Signami LLC, a Severna Park-based company that makes software and hardware that gathers such intelligence. It's a small acquisition, worth only a few million dollars, said CompuDyne Chief Executive Officer Martin Roenigk. But it's one with big potential, he said. "I think we're going to make a mark on this field," he said.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Sun reporter | September 23, 2005
Stanley H. Katsef got the idea to buy body armor for Annapolis police dogs while at the veterinarian's office. He was in the lobby, waiting while Willoughby, his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, had a routine check up. Then Katsef saw an article about a local girl who raised money to fund vests for Anne Arundel County Police Department's dogs. "To tell the truth, I never thought that dogs would need bulletproof vests," Katsef, 61, said. But the article got him thinking. He called the Annapolis Police Department and discovered that the city's dogs didn't have vests.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 4, 2003
WASHINGTON - When the Pentagon said this week that it would allow an American citizen being held as an enemy combatant to meet with a lawyer, which it had refused to do for months, it appeared on the surface to be a major concession to the critics of the administration's policy of detaining terrorism suspects. But it might be that it was less of a substantive change than merely a calculated gesture to help the administration shield its policies from criticism and reversal by the courts.
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July 31, 2003
Two leaders of a Hells Angels motorcycle club in Southern Maryland were indicted yesterday on federal drug and gun charges stemming from a multistate, undercover investigation by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. John A. Beal, 38, of Dunkirk and Lewis J. Hall, 34, of Owings were president and vice president of the North Beach chapter of the biker club. Hall's wife, Tracey E. Hall, 42, and club member Cornelius W. Alexander, 32, of Waldorf were charged with possessing firearms as convicted felons in yesterday's indictment in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | January 16, 1993
State police and Harford County authorities raided two alleged cocaine operations early yesterday, one of which they linked to a slaying and a pipe bombing in a battle with Detroit drug dealers for the lucrative U.S. 40 corridor."
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By Holly Selby | July 18, 1991
For years Wendy Block modeled larger-size clothing. But far from having a glamorous wardrobe of designer outfits, she had few outfits she liked or felt comfortable in. "It was all bulletproof polyester," she explains.No more. These days, the model-turned-Bloomingdales-fashion-consultant is happily implementing the expansion of the "Shop For Women" department -- a department filled with fashions for women who wear sizes larger than 12.And -- although amid the size 14 to 24 linens, cotton knits, wools, chiffons and crepes, shoppers may find some polyesters -- safe to say, none of it is bulletproof.
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By Laura Cadiz and Richard Irwin and Laura Cadiz and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2002
Shootings claimed the lives of two young people in Baltimore over the weekend, including a 20-year-old man who was wearing a bullet-resistant vest, police said. The latest killing occurred shortly before 2 a.m. yesterday, as the victim, Ores Carbon, 17, was standing in a park in the 2400 block of Dolton Court near his home on Annoy Court in Westport. Police said an unknown assailant shot him several times, and Corbin died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. About 9:25 p.m. Saturday, Maurice Mack, 20, of the 600 block of N. Decker Ave. was talking to a young female in the 3000 block of E. Monument St. when a gunman approached.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and John B. O'Donnell and Del Quentin Wilber and John B. O'Donnell,SUN STAFF | January 3, 2002
A 26-year-old felon who had been free on $150,000 bail in an attempted-murder case was arrested Tuesday by police on a warrant charging him with illegally wearing a bulletproof vest. When police found Solothal D. Thomas at his girlfriend's house in the 2500 block of Brookfield Ave. about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, a bulletproof vest was lying next to him, authorities said. He was being held without bail yesterday at the city jail. Thomas of the 200 block of East Ave. has a long history of arrests.
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