Advertisement
HomeCollectionsJessamy
IN THE NEWS

Jessamy

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
August 11, 2010
Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy has decided to take on Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III in a public display of rage. Now let's look at this fight she has publicly ventured into. Mr. Bealefeld puts a sign on his property supporting someone else besides Ms. Jessamy for state's attorney. Yes, he has the right to support any candidate he wants for office. Now Ms. Jessamy straps on her law books and stands on the street calling out the commissioner.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Lawyer Marilyn J. Mosby entered the Baltimore state's attorney race as a decided underdog. Just 34 years old, she was seeking to unseat a well-connected incumbent who would outraise her by a 3-to-1 margin. She'd never prosecuted a rape or murder case. Some of Baltimore's high-powered lawyers met her campaign with eye rolls. But Mosby's message - consistently expressing outrage over Baltimore's crime rate - resonated with voters. In Tuesday's Democratic primary, she easily defeated State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein, 58, by 10 percentage points.
Advertisement
NEWS
August 13, 2010
There is an old saying that people get what they deserve. I think the people of Baltimore deserve State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy. I for one will try to avoid the city to reduce my chances of becoming a crime victim. D. Anuzis, Baltimore County
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Marilyn J. Mosby defeated Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein on Tuesday after criticizing him for failing to live up to promises he made four years ago to win the office. Bernstein conceded shortly before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. "We have left the office in a much better place," Bernstein said, "an office that is more effective, more efficient and more professional. " When Bernstein took office in 2011 after defeating incumbent Patricia C. Jessamy, he promised to boost conviction rates and focus on violent crime in Baltimore.
NEWS
August 11, 2010
Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy has made it a habit of criticizing the current and former police Commissioners and mayors when particular crime problems surface in Baltimore City. Now, instead of letting the city's voters know how she would deal with crime if she is re-elected, she is calling for an investigation into political activities on the part of the police commissioner. That's an old trick: Don't address the problem, just say, "Look over there!" We need a new way of addressing crime in our city and I haven't heard Ms. Jessamy come up with anything.
NEWS
August 9, 2010
If State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy had been successful in effectively prosecuting and locking up the bad guys and knucklehead perpetrators in Baltimore City, there might have been a different sign on private citizen Bealefeld's lawn "Sign in Bealefeld's front yard supports Jessamy's opponent," Aug. 6). Michael DeVincentis, Timonium
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2010
Patricia C. Jessamy, the longtime Baltimore prosecutor who has insisted that treatment and intervention programs were as important in fighting crime as courtroom trials, acknowledged Friday that she lost her re-election bid to a challenger who promised to get tougher on the city's most dangerous criminals. Jessamy's concession came a day after a set of absentee ballots were counted, widening slightly the lead held by attorney Gregg Bernstein to 1,363 votes out of 60,000 cast. Despite raising questions earlier in the week about the accuracy of the count, her legal team, which is reviewing the voting results, is not expected to fight the outcome.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2010
State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy said Thursday she has called off her request for an independent investigation into whether Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III was politicking while on duty. Her comments came a day after it was reported that Bealefeld had taken down campaign signs for Jessamy's challenger, Gregg Bernstein, that he had placed in the front yard of his Southwest Baltimore home. Bealefeld said in a statement Wednesday that the issue had become a distraction.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2010
In the weeks leading up to Tuesday's contentious primary election for Baltimore state's attorney, Margaret T. Burns deferred questions about her boss' re-election bid to a spokeswoman hired by the campaign. Burns earns about $100,000 a year to speak on behalf of Jessamy and her prosecutors, usually about convictions and cases won in court. During the primary race, the city's top prosecutor maintained a separate Web page and Facebook page for the campaign, signals that office work and political work shouldn't mix. But on Wednesday, Burns took center stage in Jessamy's bid to retain her office.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2010
I can't help it, I'm a political rubbernecker. Although there was plenty of electoral action here, I've been watching aghast but unable to avert my eyes from the Republican primary election train wreck next door in Delaware. Surely you, too, have followed the story of the tea party princess who slew the evil establishment dude to become the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate. Christine O'Donnell, a red-jacketed, bespectacled Sarah Palin wannabe, trounced Rep. Mike Castle, a reliable moderate in what used to be a reliably moderate state, in what surely must be a new electoral low: a campaign that apparently revolved around whether Castle needed to put on, as she so daintily phrased it, his man-pants.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Four years after throwing its support behind Gregg Bernstein in his quest to become Baltimore state's attorney, the Baltimore Police union has chosen to stay neutral for his re-election campaign. Robert F. Cherry, the union's president, said a committee of officers recently voted not to endorse Bernstein or his primary election challenger, attorney Marilyn Mosby. He noted that the union stayed neutral in the race eight years ago, and said the decision this time should not be viewed as a lack of support for Bernstein.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
A Baltimore police officer was arrested Wednesday in Howard County and charged with sexual abuse and solicitation of a minor, county police said. Charles Hagee, 44, of the 8800 block of Goose Landing Circle in Columbia, was arrested after police say he communicated with a 14-year-old girl advertising prostitution services online. Howard County police said investigators believe the two exchanged text messages before meeting at his home and engaging in sexual activity on three occasions between January and May 2013.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein has more than $340,000 cash on hand in his bid for a second term, while one of his challengers said she has raised more than $100,000 in six months. The early six-figure totals came in a race that has not seen significant fundraising from candidates in previous years. Bernstein's campaign committee had a prior balance of $149,300, and he raised $250,400 in the past year, records show. After expenditures, he has $342,000 on hand. “I am grateful to those who have shown their support and confidence in me, and I look forward to sharing our accomplishments …and my plans for the second term,” Bernstein wrote in an email.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2013
Former Baltimore Sun crime reporter and creator of "The Wire" David Simon is placing the blame for Baltimore's violence spike on State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein, citing the effects of what Simon says is an unwillingness on the top prosecutor's part to take tough cases. After Simon wrote a blog post last year that accused Bernstein of holding up the charging process and breaking a campaign promise, resulting in a dramatic drop in murder cases pursued, a commenter asked Simon to revisit the argument and apologize if 2012's uptick in murders proved to be an aberration.
NEWS
April 29, 2013
Marilyn J. Mosby, a former Baltimore assistant state's attorney and the wife of City Councilman Nick Mosby, told The Sun that she plans to run for Baltimore state's attorney next year. Mosby's confirmation of her intention to run in 2014 came as she alleged that the city prosecutors' office is partly to blame for the alleged corruption scandal unfolding at the city jail involving the Black Guerilla Family gang. Federal prosecutors said last week that an inmate named Tavon White awaiting charges for attempted murder, who has been in the jail since 2009, turned the facility into his own fiefdom, impregnating corrections officers and running a lucrative drug organization.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2012
The victim was escorted into the Baltimore courtroom by guards. The four-time convicted drug dealer, wearing a blue prison jumpsuit as well as wrist and ankle shackles, said he didn't see who shot him in the back, but he told jurors that "word on the street" pinned it on "Dre" and "K-Rock. " Prosecutors had no other eyewitnesses, no gun, no bullet casings. One other issue complicated the case: The police detective originally assigned as the lead investigator also arrived at the courthouse in handcuffs — charged last summer with trafficking heroin — though he was never called to testify.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2010
Baltimore's top prosecutor accused the city's police commissioner Friday of using the power of his badge to help her opponent in next month's primary State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy said in a statement that Frederick H. Bealefeld III has broken years of precedent with "overt actions … to influence the outcome of an election" — which she warned "can only lead to divisiveness and distrust in the community. " Jessamy said it was "unprecedented and inappropriate" for the city's top police officer to put a campaign sign on his lawn.
NEWS
June 7, 2005
MAYOR MARTIN O'Malley's decision to fully fund the office of Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy should enable city prosecutors to hold their own in the battle against crime. But it's not the long-term fix that is required. Mrs. Jessamy got more money than she asked for and should waste no time pursuing the management study Mr. O'Malley requested of her. Adequate staffing levels and a reliable source of funding are a must if city prosecutors are going to give their all to representing the rights of citizens in the criminal justice arena.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2012
On a cold December evening, Baltimore's top prosecutor stood before a roomful of city residents, most of whom would have given anything to be somewhere else. They had all lost a loved one to violence and were assembled to remember the dead. "Although I've only been the state's attorney for just about a year, it is something that I am single-minded about," Gregg L. Bernstein told the audience. "We are working harder and harder every day in an effort to reduce violence. " Being there was part of his plan.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2011
Baltimore prosecutors have cut a deal with a woman charged in the stabbing death of a Johns Hopkins researcher, agreeing to drop murder charges in exchange for testimony against her lover in a case that became a rallying point during last year's heated state's attorney's race. Lavelva Merritt, 23, pleaded guilty to robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, saying that her co-defendant stabbed Stephen Pitcairn last summer and that she punched the victim as he fell to the ground, stealing his cellphone while he lay there.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.