Source: Baltimore Crime!
Stop snitching (click for to read entire post)
A few weeks ago, the house of a 59 year old outspoken anti-drug activist (whose name they haven't released) was firebombed. They've now charged four suspects: according to WBAL, "Jackie Brewington, 18, and Antonino Newsome, 18, Richard Royal, 20, all of Baltimore. A fourth suspect, Andre Wilkins, 31, is from Randallstown." This is two years after the horrible firebombing that killed the entire Dawson family, kids and all.
According to the AP, "The new incident comes about six weeks after a DVD titled "Stop Snitching" hit Baltimore streets, warning people they could "get a hole in their head" for telling police about illegal drug activity." "Stop Snitching" was produced by Rodney Bethea, owner of One Love Underground in Baltimore, and a guy named Skinny Suge, who appears to sell a lot of mix tapes online, usually with names like "Street Wars 6".
Evidently, the DVD was aimed at one particular Baltimore drug kingpin who rolled over. Still looking for details.
One man has already been sentenced to 15 years for his part in this tragedy...no travesty!!!!
Please note: BC's 7.4.06 link to the updated story was not working, but a quick GOOGLE search produced this one.....OMFG!!!!! I am not sure what Fox had to say on the subject, but this is scandelous!!!!
Hostage-taker competent to stand trial, judge rules
Jul 3rd - 2:23pm
BALTIMORE (AP) - A Baltimore judge ruled Monday that a man who barricaded himself for hours in a Baltimore police station with a civilian employee as hostage is competent to stand trial.
In April, Rodney Bethea, 21, was arrested for a drug violation and was being interviewed at the Northeast District police station. After the interview, Bethea "attempted to hang himself in the interview room with a string," according to police charging documents.
When he failed, Bethea removed a halogen light bulb from an overhead light that was about 3 feet in length.
When an officer entered the darkened room, Bethea allegedly jumped off a table, striking him on the head with the light bulb. The officer was treated for numberous lacerations at a hospital and released.
After attacking the officer, Bethea ran out of the interview room and into an office where a clerical employee was working. He locked the door behind him and held the woman hostage with a pair of scissors.
After a nearly three-hour standoff, Bethea was taken into custody when a SWAT team "forced the door open and utilized a stun gun" to capture him, police said.
Baltimore District Judge George M. Lipman scheduled a trial date for July 17.
They actually had to call in a hostage negotiator
......DAMN! He is unfortunately going to jail...prolly for a while
. There has got to be Soooooooooooooo much more to this story!!! As soon as I get it....you'll have it!!!
The SAGA continues!
Disclaimer: thought I knew what Rodney looked like (One Love) & the pic above (just added) doesn't look like him 100%. I remembered him being a Philly dude with the characteristic facial hair....if this is not the same person....GREAT!!!! ............ but if it is....DAMN, SON!!!
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