A scene from the set of the fifth season of The Wire,now currently filming around town OR real life.
There are only 42 Homicide detectives in
The Homicide departments closure rate for the year so far is 23.4 percent. The national closure rate, according to the FBI, is 62 percent.
All of this information is especially relevant after the announcement last week that Homicide detectives are going to have to start walking the beat.
When David Simon wrote Homicide ---- years ago he painted a bleak and sober picture. Things have gotten worse and now this. Ridiculous.
There were 20 murders in the month of April. Four have been solved. On April 7th Brent Flanagan was beaten and stabbed. His body was dismembered and stashed in a house. Then the house was set on fire to cover it up.
State Delegate Jill Carter wrote recently “Bullets in
That last line is important and sad because it reflects how used to murder the people of
Only in the bureaucratic nightmare as portrayed so accurately in The Wire can something like the following happen:
Joseph Ensey died in November 2006 due to complications from a 1991 shooting. Ensey’s death was ruled a homicide by the Medical Examiner’s Office on April 20. The man police say is responsible for Ensey’s killing, Gamel Brown, 42, of
APRIL HOMICIDE VICTIMS
April 2: Darrell Smith, 21, of
April 8: Eric Zuraski, 39, address unknown, stabbing
April 9: John Daughtry, 25, of
April 11: Tavon Campbell, 20, of
April 12: Brent Flanagan, 16, of
April 18: Johnnie James, 25, of
April 18: Kevin Randall, 45, of
April 19: Christopher Wayman, 23, of
April 20: Joseph Ensey, 45, of Woodlawn, shooting *
April 22: Van Johnson, 29, of
April 22: Damon Dubose, 23, of
April 26: Ernest Buchanan, 18, of
April 27: Dewitt Smith, 25, of
April 29: Ronald Daniels, 29, of
April 29: Victim’s family not notified, 36, address unknown, shooting
April 29: Azerwoine Walker, 30, of
April 29: Leroy Sanders, 22, of
April 30: Deshaun White, 31, address unknown, shooting
April 30: Adult male victim unidentified, shooting
April 30: Eric Queen, 24, of