Posts tagged ‘crime’

5-25-12: A Major Investigation

Almost exactly one year ago, Baltimore State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein announced the creation of a new major investigations unit. The idea was for local and federal authorities to build cases against violent, repeat offenders. Some major indictments from that unit came just last week. State’s Attorney Bernstein joins Sheilah to discuss the investigation.

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11-4-11: New CEO of Perkins Hospital

David Helsel has been named as the new CEO of the highest-level security mental facility in Maryland. Two murders occurred there over the course of a week in October. We talk with him about how he’ll address security concerns.

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8-23-11: The Role of Criminal Informants

Earlier this month, Antonio “Mack” Hall was found guilty of murdering another member of the Westport neighborhood in South Baltimore — a man who had been accused of snitchin’. In light of that, we talk with Alexandra Natapoff, author of Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice, on the shadowy world of police, prosecutors, and criminals who get leniency in exchange for information.

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7-13-11: A Message of Conservation

David Pittenger has been working at the National Aquarium in some capacity since its inception 30 years ago. He’s preparing to hand over the reins to John Racanelli, a veteran of the California aquarium industry, who starts later this month. Before leaving, he takes Sheilah on a tour of the aquarium — and talks about the role aquariums play in terms of conservation.

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6-24-11: Responding to Sexual Assault in Baltimore

It’s been one year since the Baltimore Sun published an investigation finding that the city has an extraordinarily high number of “unfounded” rapes. That means police find a report to be false or baseless, and decide that no crime had actually occurred. We look into policy changes the city has made since then — and we ask the city’s new Sexual Assault Response Team coordinator and a victim’s advocate about whether they’re seeing any changes.

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6-6-11: Policing and Prosecuting in Baltimore

How do we best reduce crime in Baltimore? We ask police commissioner Frederick Bealefeld and State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein what their tactics are.

Continue Reading June 6, 2011 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

5-31-11: In the Exurbs

A new Brookings Institution report on our cities and suburbs has some surprising findings about where crime is down…and where it’s up. Report co-author Elizabeth Kneebone tells Sheilah how crime is changing in the metropolis.

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3-9-11: Justice for Juveniles?

The state of Juvenile Justice for Maryland Youth

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2-18-11: Legislative Lightning Round

4 bills, 8 voices, 8 minutes. A lightning-quick look at some of the legislation being considered in Annapolis.

Continue Reading February 18, 2011 at 8:13 am Leave a comment

2-2-11: The State of Our State

We take a look at the State of the State in advance of the State of the State.

Continue Reading February 2, 2011 at 8:15 am 2 comments

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