| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Police and baseball go together like, well, maybe not so much. But cops and criminals are part of this city’s fabric, and sometimes get just as much attention, if not more, than the ballplayers themselves. Opening Day gives us a chance to look...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:29 PM
When 17-year-old John Edwards was shot in the head on Edmondson Avenue this month, no one marched on City Hall.
There were no comparisons to Emmett Till, no columns in national newspapers about the anxieties of growing up black and male in a country...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Agnieszka Holland's Holocaust movies, like "Angry Harvest" and "Europa Europa," are a world away from concentration camp tear-jerkers like Robert Benigni's Oscar-winning smash "Life Is Beautiful."
Holland's films are uninhibited and sexual, gutsy and...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Those who work in public safety consider themselves part of a brotherhood. But for the purposes of organ donation, a brother in blue may not be quite family enough, as Officer Gene Cassidy is finding out.
Cassidy was shot in the head 27 years ago in West...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 10:54 AM
ON THE SITE...
City police investigate eight shootings since Friday: A 29-year-old man who was shot in the leg early Monday in Pigtown was the eighth person shot in Baltimore since Friday afternoon, according to police. Two of the victims died....
| Mar 16, 2012
| 6:00 AM
I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to David Simon and The Baltimore Sun for telling Gene Cassidy's remarkable story ("David Simon's 'Homicide' cop battling life on the streets once again," March 11). Gene is truly one of Baltimore's finest, ever....
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:55 AM
David Simon has returned to the pages of his old newspaper with a compelling look back at a Baltimore police officer wounded in the drug war, and now in need of help himself. The blind Gene Cassidy, shot twice in the head in 1987, still works at the...
| Mar 11, 2012
March 11, 2012
Seven-baker-twenty-four unit turns at Mosher and rumbles past that stretch of Appleton Street where Gene Cassidy took two in the head for the company, the first one stealing his eyesight, the second lodging in his brain beyond the skill...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
He played a hardnosed detective on HBO's The Wire, a trombonist on Treme and soon Wendell Pierce will be a grocery store owner.
The actor who has a made a career starring in David Simon's popular television series plans to open Sterling Farms grocery...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 9:39 AM
Over the weekend, the arrest of a 19-year-old man on a handgun charge caught my eye. His name? Omar Little.
That of course is the name of the iconic stick-up man from "The Wire," a show that was based heavily on real people and events from Baltimore's...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 12:22 PM
Should juries vote "not guilty" on low-level marijuana charges to send a message about our country's insane marijuana arrest policy?
Jury nullification is a constitutional doctrine that allows juries to acquit defendants who are technically guilty but...