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Kevin Rector
Investigative reporter focused on criminal justice. Before: city cops & crime. Signal: 443-763-0115. krector@baltsun.com.
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Cody Boteler 🦀 9h
Replying to @codyboteler
“The need to rebuild relationships between our police and our communities has not been this crucial since the civil rights movement of the 1960s,” Melissa Hyatt said Monday during her swearing-in ceremony.
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Kevin Rector 8h
I made problematic actions of police, SAO and the judge the very thrust of the thread -- and started the tweet in question with "The system allowed GTTF to operate" -- because of the exact failures of the system that you are now apparently arguing I'm ignoring. Have a nice day.
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Kevin Rector 8h
The U.S. criminal justice system ultimately identified, prosecuted and imprisoned these officers. Whether it did so in the right way, or is effectively designed to do so, or did it on dumb luck, are all the sorts of questions I refer to this case raising in the tweet.
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Kevin Rector 8h
You do realize this tweet is part of a thread in which I pointed out the exact things you mention?
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Kevin Rector 10h
Replying to @justin_fenton
The system allowed GTTF to operate but also brought them to their knees eventually. This fascinating series on a landmark police corruption case adds new questions to the many already facing law enforcement nationally. Can't wait for 's book!
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Kevin Rector 10h
Replying to @justin_fenton
Also read Part 3 of 's series, which further reveals how the GTTF operated, how they arranged their crimes and tested and double-crossed each other, and questions who knew what when. How did this occur?
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Kevin Rector 11h
Replying to @RectorSun
Again, powerful people get signs GTTF doesn't follow law, react w/ praise. Judge Pamela White, after ruling GTTF violated the Constitution, said they were "doing what they’re supposed to be doing" to fight crime. “Convey my appreciation to the officers."
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Kevin Rector 11h
Replying to @justin_fenton
In Part 2 of 's series, the sheer brazenness of the GTTF, and the criminal tactics used by Jenkins and his unit as they abused people in Baltimore while "hunting" in the city, are laid bare:
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Kevin Rector 11h
Internal affairs officers raised concerns about Jenkins, but officials kept putting him back on the streets. Prosecutors raised concerns about Jenkins, but the kept putting him back on the stand as a witness.
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Colin Campbell 14h
“SAVE THE BSO!” Orchestra musicians are picketing outside the Meyerhoff this morning after being locked out by management and having ~20% of their season cut.
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The Baltimore Sun 11h
Two men were killed and two others were injured in shootings overnight, Baltimore police said Monday.
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Ian Duncan 13h
ICYMI: The Baltimore City Council is moving to extend a deal with Associated Black Charities to run the $13 million Youth Fund, even though an audit of the non-profit triggered by its role in the Healthy Holly scandal is still underway
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Kevin Rector 13h
In wake of the GTTF scandal, under a federal consent decree mandating improved misconduct investigations, are letting cases against officers expire - meaning the officers can't be punished under state law. Important story from :
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Kevin Rector 14h
Have you guys read 's series on the GTTF yet? Start w/ Part 1, a deeply reported, illuminating look at how Wayne Jenkins was allowed to break rules on the path to creating one of the most notorious criminal police crews in Baltimore history:
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Kevin Rector 16h
Replying to @GovLarryHogan
“Where’s Wasserman?” asked. “How come he’s not in this meeting? He’s been in every other meeting. Isn’t it kind of funny he’s not here?”
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Kevin Rector 16h
Amid UMMS leadership shake-up, a longtime Democratic insider holds on — despite questions (w/ ):
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The Baltimore Sun Jun 16
Baltimore the latest major metropolitan city to ban the use of gender-specific single-use bathrooms at private and publicly owned establishments.
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Erica L. Green Jun 16
And for the record, I asked The 's brilliant reporter for permission to report on her turf.😊 You can read her great coverage of this issue here: & here :
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Erica L. Green Jun 16
“We have families under duress, who now have to weigh the cost-benefit of being counted.”
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Kevin Rector Jun 16
Replying to @CarolSOtt @macsmom
I take your point about always including “victim” alongside “male” or “female.” I think we generally try to do so, though headlines maybe not. I’ll keep it in mind!
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