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August 3, 2010
Well, here we go again- another incident. A man was killed on the streets of Baltimore over nothing. Milton Hill was a 70 year old man who worked and did good service for his community and church. It's sad that he died over nothing. It wasn't a robbery. It wasn't an enemy. It was a senseless killing. My condolence goes out to his family and friends. Just last week there was another incident. A man was killed for a phone and wallet. Baltimore police need to step it up for all these senseless killings and incidents.
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Jessica Anderson and Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence. The killing of Brandon Finney, a 25-year-old Maryland Shock Trauma Center technician, has rattled the city. He was waiting to catch a bus home after working a night shift Sunday when, police say, members of the Black Guerrilla Family targeted a rival Bloods member, who pulled Finney in front of him. Both died.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | October 30, 1992
The first thing you notice is the flowers, blanketing the lawn in front of the bank. Some of the arrangements are quite elaborate, quite beautiful. Some are moving -- two wooden crosses covered in flowers. But, somehow, what seems most real is a simple glass jar filled with daisies.On the door of the bank, a nondescript brick building that betrays none of the horror seen there, hangs a single rose. Above the rose, a sign tells some of the story: "Sorry, we are closed due to an emergency." But it's a generic emergency sign.
NEWS
August 12, 2014
The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer in a suburb of St. Louis over the weekend has evoked a repeat of the turmoil that followed the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida two years ago. In both cases young African-American men just entering adulthood died violently under circumstances that fostered questions about whether they were targeted solely because of their race, and in both...
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January 7, 1997
CAN YOU IMAGINE taking your own 3-year-old child to the barber shop, on his birthday yet, and having him fatally shot in a hail of bullets resembling some gunfight in an old John Wayne movie?This was no show. This was for real. It happened near Hollins Market in a neighborhood residents consider safe, compared to many in Baltimore. It happened because too many thugs in this city treat it as the "Wild, Wild West." Like cowboy outlaws, they carry guns they intend to use. Anytime. Anywhere. God bless anyone who happens to be in harm's way.On the second day of the New Year an unsuspecting little boy who had every reason to believe the world was right and good was violently hurled into another reality, one of pain, of fear, and ultimately of death.
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By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Staff Writer Anne Haddad of The Sun's metropolitan staff contributed to this article | October 31, 1992
The final prayers ended. Michael Langmead and his teen-age sons, Michael Jr. and Mark, began to walk away from the silver casket with its spray of pink and white flowers.Suddenly, they burst into tears and clung tightly to one another for comfort as the terrible reality set in: It was the last farewell to their Dottie, wife and mother.Meanwhile, a few miles away in Westminster, a similar scene took place at St. John's Catholic Church, where Anastasia "Stacey" George's weeping family and friends said their quiet good-byes before her interment at Evergreen Memorial Gardens nTC in Finksburg.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,sun reporter | October 3, 2006
A 14-year-old boy has been charged in last week's killing of a 67-year-old woman who was shot in the head as she walked from a bus to her home in Northeast Baltimore - which police yesterday called a "senseless" slaying. Devon T. Richardson, who stands 4 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 80 pounds, was charged as an adult with first-degree murder, assault and using a handgun in the commission of a crime of violence in the Sept. 26 shooting of Janice M. Letmate on Biddison Lane in the Waltherson neighborhood.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | February 20, 1998
Cheap, boneheaded comedy reaches new depths with "Senseless," and that's a compliment.Face it. Some people go to the movies to travel to unknown worlds, some to learn universal human truths, some to connect better with their fellow man.Then there are those filmgoers for whom nothing is more entertaining than a good loud burp. The more sexist, scatological, infantile and tasteless the humor, the better.And make no mistake, it's not just adolescents and Joe Sixpack who flock to these exploitation comedies: college professors, heads of state, even some film critics count "Police Academy" and its spawn among their guilty pleasures.
FEATURES
December 8, 2005
A prison teacher (Don Cheadle, above) digs into a teen's senseless crime in `The United States of Leland' (10 p.m.-11:45 p.m., Showtime).
SPORTS
By SANDRA McKEE | December 7, 1993
If the NHL wants to wipe out "senseless and unnecessary" violence, then it should lay down the law -- consistently -- and follow it.It is NHL senior vice president Brian Burke's job to discipline players who hit and strike outside the rules. It is not an easy job; it is a thankless job. No matter what Burke does, someone is going to disagree.He is trying to be fair, efficient and prompt in responding to incidents.Burke said: "The senseless stuff has to go. It has to slow down. It hasn't yet. But it's a new standard of discipline.
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Dan Rodricks | July 5, 2014
The tree still lives at the corner of Wolfe and Monument streets, in the midst of the sprawling Johns Hopkins Hospital complex of East Baltimore. The tree lives in memory of Alan Trimakas, a medical student who never got to be the doctor he wanted to be and that the world surely needed. Classmates of Trimakas planted the tree a few months after his senseless, infuriating death. A senior in the Hopkins medical school, Trimakas specialized in internal medicine and cardiology; he wanted to be a cardiologist.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Hunched over the kitchen table in an East Baltimore row home, E'Lexus Cole carefully arranged photographs of David Mbugua into a collage. It was important that she get the close-up photo, the one with him wearing a black knit hat, in the middle. Everyone agreed it was the best. One photo was separated from the others - a tiny thumbnail, which was being held in the hand of Mbugua's 18-month-old son, David Jr. David Jr. gazed at the picture. His family is unsure whether he understands that his father is dead.
NEWS
March 21, 2014
After reading your article about city police Sgt. Keith Mcneill's shooting, two things went through my mind ( "Police scour Baltimore for suspect in shooting of fellow officer," March 16). First, a prayer that Sergeant Mcneill makes a full and speedy recovery. I add him to the list of cops in my own family and pray for their safe return home every day after shift. The other thought was that I hope the next time I read about another senseless shooting involving a private, non-police citizen of Baltimore, I see in The Sun the exact same words about the intensity of the search from Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts: "We've been moving on this for the past 24 straight hours," Mr. Batts said.
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By Chris Beyrer | December 11, 2013
News that Congress reached a budget deal has been met with glee by D.C. pundits, but there is an unresolved issue on the minds of many in the Maryland medical community - will they see sense and lift the ban on federal funding for Syringe Services Programs (SSPs)? Currently Congress refuses to provide us with one of the cheapest, most effective tools as we struggle against the spread of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C in our communities. In response, over 70 scientists and health practitioners from Maryland have written to Sen. Barbara Mikulski, asking her to help end the ban. Such action is essential not just for our state but for the country as a whole.
NEWS
October 30, 2013
I'm getting quite tired of people criticizing Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler for not playing enforcer-in-chief and calling the police on his son and other teenagers drinking alcohol at a party ("RNC chairman: Gansler failed as a parent and a public official," Oct. 29). Americans are so immature. While binge drinking is always senseless and should never occur, our laws should allow teens to have alcoholic drinks in moderation. By watching responsible drinking, they'll learn responsible drinking.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | October 27, 2013
Anne Arundel County police say Baltimore Police Officer Christopher Lee Robinson, 37, shot his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend before turning the gun on himself Sunday. Robinson was having a hard time moving on from the end of the relationship, especially upon learning a few weeks ago that Hartman had begun dating Hoffman, and he continued to text her and send her flowers, said Wayne Robinson, Christopher's brother and another member of the Baltimore Fire Department. "He was having problems with this girl," Wayne Robinson, who was friends with Hoffman, recalled.
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By ELISE ARMACOST | October 18, 1992
Whenever someone dies the way Chuckle Cross did, our immediate and inevitable reaction is, "Oh, how senseless!"It's an expression of disbelief. One 16-year-old stabs another over a bicycle, and the tragedy seems so sudden, random and unforeseen. What we really are doing is shaking our heads, telling ourselves the whole thing was unavoidable; there was nothing we could do.Is this really true?In this case, as in so many others, the signs of impending trouble were there, if only we'd seen them.
NEWS
February 11, 1994
Gerry AdamsOnce again The Sun's editors are off-base with their analysis of the troubles in the North of Ireland, as evidence by your editorial, "Clinton's Irish Gambit," Feb. 4.Mr. Clinton displayed great foresight in permitting Gerry Adams to visit this country and speak his piece.This country has for too long been in an effective state of censorship regarding the Six Counties due to the State Department's willingness to acquiesce to the fancies of the British government.Thanks to the president, Americans heard more from Mr. Adams in 48 hours than many people in Britain or Ireland have heard in 20 years.
NEWS
August 22, 2013
Twenty shootings in 80 hours - and the week is still young ( "Fatal Pigtown shooting brings city count to 20 in 80 hours," Aug. 20). Did I miss the mayor's press conference in which she and the police commissioner appear on stage together with a plan to assure citizens that everything in their power is being done to stop this senseless warfare? James B. Astrachan
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2013
An hour before the memorial service at First Apostolic Faith Church on Monday, a woman walked down the center aisle and stared into the 3-foot white casket surrounded by white flowers. She spent a full minute, head slightly cocked, before she wheeled and walked back, angrily shaking her head. Another woman walked up and looked at the body of Carter Scott, the 1-year-old killed in a double shooting May 24. She mumbled something and took a seat in the third row. A tall teen in a white chef's coat followed with three young women.
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