Cody_in_Baltimore OP t1_jeakq85 wrote

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>David Linthicum, the man accused of shooting two Baltimore County Police officers and sparking a dayslong manhunt, fired into a wall of his home in Cockeysville “as an attempt to have himself killed through something popular culture unfortunately refers to as ‘suicide by cop,’” his attorneys said.
That possible explanation for why he first opened fire was among several new details to emerge in a motion for bail that Linthicum’s attorneys, Deborah Katz Levi and James Dill, filed on March 24 in Baltimore County Circuit Court. They’re asking a judge to release their client on home detention with GPS monitoring and the ability to seek mental health treatment.
>For almost two weeks after his arrest, Linthicum was kept naked in a cell with a piece of plastic for a blanket and the lights on for 24 hours per day. The conditions of his incarceration in the Baltimore County Detention Center, they said, have hardly improved.
Linthicum is now locked in a small concrete room for 23 hours per day. He has no access to recreation or educational materials. And because of time constraints, he must often choose between taking a shower or calling his loved ones, they said.
“Housing someone who was suicidal to begin with in a jail cell for twenty-three hours a day, with no access to exercise, recreation, or even reading materials, is tantamount to torture,” Levi and Dills wrote in the motion.


Cody_in_Baltimore OP t1_je1cfim wrote

>Maryland’s second-highest court has reinstated the conviction of Adnan Syed, ruling that a “new, legally compliant and transparent hearing” that does not violate the rights of victim Hae Min Lee’s family should take place.
The ruling is likely to be appealed to the Maryland Supreme Court.
>“Because the circuit court violated Mr. Lee’s right to notice of, and his right to attend, the hearing on the State’s motion to vacate ... this Court has the power and obligation to remedy those violations, as long we can do so without violating Mr. Syed’s right to be free from double jeopardy,” the court wrote in an opinion posted Tuesday afternoon.
“We can do that, and accordingly, we vacate the circuit court’s order vacating Mr. Syed’s convictions, which results in the reinstatement of the original convictions and sentence.”


Cody_in_Baltimore OP t1_jdxnik8 wrote

>Mayor Brandon Scott announced Monday the city will not allow a Baltimore contractor treating shipments of toxic waste collected at an Ohio train derailment to discharge the treated water into the city’s wastewater system.
“Make no mistake — I stand against any efforts that could compromise the health and safety of our residents, and the environment,” he said, adding that he extends sympathy to the East Palestine community but that he must protect local residents.
>In a letter sent to officials at the Baltimore Department of Public Works last Wednesday, Clean Harbors said it expects to handle an initial load of 675,000 gallons of rainwater, stream water and collected water near the derailment site. It is set to depart by train on Thursday for the company’s industrial waste processing plant in the 1900 block of Russell Street near Interstate 95.
A Clean Harbors representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


Cody_in_Baltimore OP t1_jdo175u wrote

>Wednesday’s incident is one of the deadlier work zone crashes across the U.S. and in Maryland between 1980 and 2020, according to a Banner analysis of Fatality Analysis Reporting System data maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In Maryland alone during that time period, there were only two crashes that resulted in more than six fatalities. Nationally, there were fewer than 400 crashes that deadly.


Cody_in_Baltimore OP t1_jdmo71s wrote

>On March 13 a citizen contacted The Baltimore Banner, passing along a story from someone who witnessed something concerning involving the Maryland Capitol Police: a young kid tasered by an officer while lying on the ground near Baltimore’s State Center government office complex, they said.
A witness, who works in the area where the incident took place and asked to remain anonymous because they worried about retribution, later described seeing a group of young men running around and talking to each other loudly. She estimated they were 12- or 13-years-old, maybe a couple of them a little older than that.
>A few minutes later, she heard a boy yelling, “Get off me, stop!” She saw him on the ground, on his stomach and with his hands behind his back. She said the incident attracted the attention of others.
“I saw the officer hovering over him, heard a pop, and realized the officer had tased him,” she said. “He was laying on his stomach, he had his hands back behind him, and he was a child.”
The Banner sought to get more information from the Maryland Capitol Police, a police agency that falls under the state Department of General Services and whose officers watch over government facilities.
After two weeks, the agency has said little — and said the Attorney General’s Office was telling them not to, citing laws that require secrecy around juvenile court proceedings.


Cody_in_Baltimore OP t1_jbb8in8 wrote

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>The Ravens have placed their nonexclusive franchise tag on Lamar Jackson, leaving themselves vulnerable to being outbid for their star quarterback this offseason.
In designating Jackson with the $32.4 million nonexclusive tag on Tuesday, general manager Eric DeCosta signaled his willingness to let Jackson test his value on the open market after over two years of unsuccessful negotiations. The Ravens have the right to match any offer sheet that Jackson signs with another team after the free-agent signing period begins March 15.


Cody_in_Baltimore OP t1_ja8m9wa wrote

>To reach muskrat county, you head east on Route 50 to Cambridge, then turn southwest, passing the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and winding through the marshes of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. It’s here, beneath the scrubby pines and amid tall, dun-colored grasses that muskrats, a species native to wetlands throughout the continental United States, make their homes. The marshlands are full of what locals describe as “boot-sucking mud” and act as a natural filter, cleaning the water before it reaches the nearby Chesapeake Bay.


Cody_in_Baltimore OP t1_j6uaprk wrote

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>The Orioles are not expected to exercise a one-time, five-year lease extension to remain at Oriole Park Camden Yards, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told The Baltimore Banner. There’s still time remaining before the extension deadline arrives at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, but the ballclub is not expected to change its stance, the source said.


Cody_in_Baltimore OP t1_j5v4rbi wrote

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>While the rest of the world is looking at the Oscar nominees, foodies’ eyes are on the James Beard Awards. And this year, Baltimore has another strong showing.
Two Baltimore restauranteurs were nominated for the best mid-Atlantic chef category: Steve Chu of Ekiben and Chris Amendola of Foraged in Station North.


Cody_in_Baltimore OP t1_iy4nwmc wrote

>Police charged Joseph Bartenfelder for hunting wetland or upland game birds “with the aid of bait or on or over any baited area,” which carries a minimum $500 fine and a maximum of $1500 for a first offense. Lauren Moses, public information officer for Natural Resources Police, could not say whether this was Bartenfelder’s first charge.


Cody_in_Baltimore OP t1_iwql3xy wrote

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>Baltimore County officials spent nearly $70,000 from a program intended for homeowners to instead help a business person quickly repave a Towson alley next to their business, at the insistence of Council Chair Julian Jones, according to an inspector general report issued Thursday.