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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com | August 29, 2008
The city police union is calling on the chief of the District Court to prevent a Baltimore judge from conducting bail review hearings after he released on bail last month a man accused of murder. Paul M. Blair Jr., president of the Fraternal Order of Police, said he wants Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn to investigate the actions of District Judge Nathan Braverman, who released Demetrius Smith on $350,000 bail July 11 after Smith was charged with murder. Smith was arrested and charged Sunday with shooting a 56-year-old man during a robbery.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2011
Tonight's dinner: vegetable stew (vegan, gluten free, contains soy), rice (vegan, gluten free, soy free), fruit salad (vegan, gluten free, soy free), and green salad with avocado and tomatoes (vegan, gluten free, soy free)! Within the first days of Occupy Baltimore, a food committee was formed and most days since the committee of volunteers has prepared meals in the various kitchens around town that have been made available for the volunteers. Don Barton, who works with Baltimore Free Farm, is among the volunteers who prepare dinners for the McKeldin Square occupiers.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com | March 1, 2009
The Baltimore sheriff's department teamed up with Maryland State Police, parole and probation officers and the city police canine unit Friday to serve Circuit Court bench warrants for probation violations, a new partnership in a continuing effort to target repeat violent offenders. Officials focused on parts of West and Southwest Baltimore, and 21 people were taken into custody, with 27 warrants cleared. One of the suspects arrested was Donya Tunstall, 36, who is on probation after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in 2005, officials said.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com | March 1, 2009
The Baltimore sheriff's department teamed up with Maryland State Police, parole and probation officers and the city police canine unit Friday to serve Circuit Court bench warrants for probation violations, a new partnership in a continuing effort to target repeat violent offenders. Officials focused on parts of West and Southwest Baltimore, and 21 people were taken into custody, with 27 warrants cleared. One of the suspects arrested was Donya Tunstall, 36, who is on probation after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in 2005, officials said.
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By JOAN M. PRATT | September 7, 1995
The citizens of Baltimore deserve a fresh, new and highly skilled manager to oversee the city's Department of Audits, Real Estate, Insurance and other departments under the direct supervision of the comptroller.Throughout my campaign, I have been quite often asked by many, ''Why do you want to be the comptroller of Baltimore?'' The answers, are many and varied.Yet each time this question is raised, it provides me another opportunity to articulate more of my reasons. They range from a strong desire to marry more than 20 years of auditing, tax and financial-analysis experience with my sincere commitment to serve the citizens of Baltimore.
NEWS
By Joan M. Pratt | September 7, 1995
THE CITIZENS of Baltimore deserve a fresh, new and highly skilled manager to oversee the city's Department of Audits, Real Estate, Insurance and other departments under the direct supervision of the comptroller.Throughout my campaign, I have been quite often asked by many, "Why do you want to be the comptroller of Baltimore?" The answers are many and varied.Yet each time this question is raised, it provides me another opportunity to articulate more of my reasons. They include a strong desire to marry more than 20 years of auditing, tax and financial-analysis experience with my sincere commitment to serve the citizens of Baltimore.
NEWS
By Vaughn Paul Deckret | October 15, 1991
ON Nov. 5, city voters will have the opportunity to establish a new arrangement for the election of their City Council. Question L, a proposal on the ballot, would create 18 single-member districts in place of the current scheme of six districts with three council members each.Single-member districts are not new, legally controversial, or, in fact, unusual. Every major county in Maryland has single-member districts, all with the editorial blessings of The Evening Sun. They are in almost every major American city.
NEWS
May 23, 1998
CommencementAmong days, graduation ranks below birth, above death, somewhere alongside marriage (occasionally, they coincide; also, the former can last longer).The thought here is mainly of college; graduation goes on lower down, too, but mostly next month.Therefore, by the authority vested in us by the general experience, you graduates are hereby welcomed into the company of scholars, celebrants, photo targets and gift unwrappers.Surely, the program spells your name right. If Gramps puzzles over its language (B.S.
NEWS
January 12, 2001
Firing Ambridge reflects poorly on city's comptroller What am I missing? Baltimore Comptroller Joan Pratt's dismissal of highly regarded real estate officer Anthony J. Ambridge, and subsequent replacement of him with a man who was subject of a criminal investigation in his last public job, makes no sense ("Real estate officer Ambridge dismissed," Jan. 6). Since when is it a good business practice to remove a money-making officer who has been lauded in the press for his integrity and compassion just because we need "a change of direction"?
NEWS
April 4, 2002
AYOUNG WOMAN identified a cop killer in court last week. Her words resonate with hope in a city where witnesses often come down with amnesia and where citizen juries mistrust the police more than they do murderous criminals. As a result of her testimony, Howard "Wee" Whitworth, one of Baltimore's many merchants of violence, was found guilty. He had been accused of wounding and then executing Officer Michael J. Cowdery on a city street. Rachel Rogers told the court she was there when Mr. Whitworth shot the young man she called "Officer Mike."
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com | August 29, 2008
The city police union is calling on the chief of the District Court to prevent a Baltimore judge from conducting bail review hearings after he released on bail last month a man accused of murder. Paul M. Blair Jr., president of the Fraternal Order of Police, said he wants Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn to investigate the actions of District Judge Nathan Braverman, who released Demetrius Smith on $350,000 bail July 11 after Smith was charged with murder. Smith was arrested and charged Sunday with shooting a 56-year-old man during a robbery.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | January 21, 2007
A notable thing happened after a recent column on the bloody beginning of Baltimore's year, with 10 homicides in its first 15 days: Dozens of people called or wrote to say they wanted to do something about it. They can't stand it anymore. They believe it's time to drop the candlelight vigils, turn off the television and build a movement to end Baltimore's national shame. Some of them actually said it that way.
NEWS
February 7, 2005
Forcing police to retire shows a lack of loyalty I read with great interest The Sun's recent article on the forced retirement of members of the Baltimore Police Department who have been permanently injured in the line of duty ("Police face forced retirement on uncertain terms," Jan. 30). As a result, I feel compelled to express my resentment for the total lack of loyalty and appreciation exhibited by those members of the Baltimore's government who feel it necessary to wield a budget ax against the men and women who have given, selflessly, so much of themselves to the citizens of Baltimore.
NEWS
By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | September 11, 2002
Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy, under political attack throughout much of her tenure, clinched victory last night in a three-way Democratic primary race -- the city's first battle for top prosecutor in 20 years. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Jessamy had garnered 44 percent of the vote. Her challengers, City Councilwoman Lisa Joi Stancil and Baltimore lawyer Anton J.S. Keating, trailed with 33 percent and 21 percent, respectively. Jessamy prevailed over her challengers in what had been a fiery campaign, replete with combative candidate debates, scrappy radio confrontations and hostile accusations.
NEWS
April 4, 2002
AYOUNG WOMAN identified a cop killer in court last week. Her words resonate with hope in a city where witnesses often come down with amnesia and where citizen juries mistrust the police more than they do murderous criminals. As a result of her testimony, Howard "Wee" Whitworth, one of Baltimore's many merchants of violence, was found guilty. He had been accused of wounding and then executing Officer Michael J. Cowdery on a city street. Rachel Rogers told the court she was there when Mr. Whitworth shot the young man she called "Officer Mike."
FEATURES
By Fred Rasmussen | September 12, 1993
From The Sun Sept. 12-18, 1843Sept. 12: We are pleased to hear that Samuel Keirle, the little boy who was struck on the head on Saturday last on Pratt St., by a Negro drayman, is in a fair way of recovery. This should be a warning to boys to desist from the disgraceful practice of stoning and abusing Negroes in the street without cause.Sept. 18: Now is the time for merchants and others to have their advertisements inserted. The city is full of strangers. Citizens of Baltimore awake and make hay.From The Sun Sept.
NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | March 10, 1998
The Baltimore City Council last night put its support behind a state bill that would allow the city to create a police citizens' review board.For years, city leaders have debated whether citizen oversight of the Police Department is necessary. The issue resurfaced in August when a police officer shot a knife-wielding 22-year-old man outside Lexington Market.Although passing last night's resolution was a token gesture, the overwhelming council support showed that the call for residents to investigate complaints against police remains alive.
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