Every December the Baltimore City Paper publishes a feature called "People Who Died," covering some of the less-well-known-but-still-important figures who passed away in the past year. This year and last year, unlike previous years, the obituarists have limited themselves to deceased people who lived in the Baltimore area. That means a couple of bona-fide celebrities, such as Tom Clancy and Richard Ben Kramer, slipped onto the list this time, but it also means the more obscure entries will be really obscure for those of you who don't live around here, so it balances out. The 2013 edition's highlights include tributes to actor Robert Chew, best known for playing Proposition Joe on The Wire, and writer "Blaster" Al Ackerman, an old-time zinester whose weird and funny tall tales deserve a much wider audience than they got in his lifetime.
Indiana Said the Government Should Be Able To Take Everything You Own if You Commit a Drug Crime. The State Supreme Court Wasn't Having It.
After eight years, Tyson Timbs finally gets to keep his Land Rover—once and for all.
The FBI Returned This Innocent Couple's Safe Deposit Box. It Refuses To Give Back Many Others—and Is Trying To Seize $85 Million in Cash.
"It makes me feel like the government is preying on the vulnerable and the weak to line their own pockets."
Arkansas cops love this insane practice they call "precision immobilization technique"—slamming into moving vehicles, sometimes over simple traffic stops.
Over 24 Cops Raided the Wrong Address and Wrecked an Elderly Man's Home. They All Got Qualified Immunity.
There will be no justice for Onree Norris.
Why is it so hard for him to just admit he was wrong?