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Can we have class dismissed?
What, you might ask, does Ahmed Hussein Ismail, the alleged gun-toting robber mistakenly let out of jail in Portland, have in common with Tareq and Michaele Salahi, alleged White House party-crashers?
| December 11, 2009
Burrito, 180, MRTPQ and WTF
The Info Burrito, Henry Santoro: 180, the Qdoba Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query and the ...
| July 09, 2009
Over the past two weeks, Portlanders have felt less safe in the Forest City. Especially in the downtown area between the East and West Ends, there have been reports of assaults and robberies, some of them armed — and that's not counting the incidents tha
Beatings, robberies sweep downtown Portland
| July 03, 2009
Shuffling off to infamy
Tasering Donte . Sounds like a movie title, doesn't it?
Buffalo doesn't have a counterfeiting problem — but it does need to curb its bad Bills
| April 24, 2009
While some folks express dislike for Dane Cook by not buying tickets to his TD BankNorth Garden frat fests, his older half-brother Darryl went a tad further by embezzling millions from the polarizing comedic force. We especially feel badly for Louis C.K.
While some folks express dislike for Dane Cook by not buying tickets to his TD BankNorth Garden frat fests, his older half-brother Darryl went a tad further by embezzling millions from the polarizing comedic force. We especially feel badly for Louis C.K., who has now technically been robbed twice.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
Interview: Ulrich Boser
As we reach the 19th anniversary of the theft of 13 priceless art objects from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, there's been a renewed effort to identify the thieves and retrieve the Gardner treasures.
Going after the Gardner thieves
| March 24, 2009
Sports blotter: Burress edition
| December 10, 2008
Look, it’s not easy being seven feet tall.
Sports blotter: "Attack of the seven-foot tall driver" edition
| September 03, 2008
The new guy showed up as a guest at the Lakeside Golf Club in 1932, and to the surprise of absolutely no one, he won the club championship the first time he entered it.
The thief who reinvented himself as a Hollywood celebrity
| June 09, 2008
Although I had already written a lot about abuse in the prison, this May 21 interview with Dorney, a 28-year-old Portland man serving 20 years for assault, was what I had been waiting for.
Will the truth escape from a break in the prison wall?
| May 28, 2008
Must be the genes
You don’t often see sports-crime legacies.
Sports blotter: "Brother to brother" edition
| March 12, 2008
The whole Democratic race is still only two steps away from becoming a train wreck that could derail the party’s chances of winning in November.
If Clinton can pull off a couple more victories, the democratic party is headed for a disastrous, fight-worn finish
| February 20, 2008
Skell of the year
Much less funny than usual, was 2007.
Sports crime: 2007 in review
| December 18, 2007
Can't drive 55
This past week, we snared an early candidate for the next Justin Miller Award, given to the athlete who most bollockses up his professional-draft status with an avoidable pre-draft arrest.
Sports blotter: "Sammy Hagar" edition
| December 12, 2007
A gay former evangelist, a kung fu expert, a German terrorist, and a bank robber walk into a documentary.
| December 05, 2007
A leafy, green substance
Just when you thought the “supernaturally large quantity of marijuana” sports bust was a thing of the past.
Sports blotter: "Copious amounts of pot" edition
| October 31, 2007
Free the Juice
As you surely have heard by now, O.J. Simpson is up to his old tricks again.
Sports blotter: "Return of Orenthal James" edition
| September 26, 2007
Robbing a bank ain’t what it used to be
Bank robbers have long encapsulated the American penchant for high-stakes gambling, fast getaways, and a go-your-own-way ethos of living.
High-stakes crime has moved online, but a desperate few still seek bundles of cash
| August 22, 2007
They stare from faded photographs like ghosts: faces ashen, eyes doleful and accusatory.
Sacco and Venzetti, 80 years later
| August 22, 2007
Question: what do you do when your team decides to offer you, a mere 20 year old, $12.5 million over five years?
Sports blotter: "Puts up a brick!" edition
| August 08, 2007
One wonders, at times, if there is some kind of Norse God of sports crime.
Sports blotter: "T-High" edition
| July 25, 2007
A Supermax “graduate”
The Supermax makes mentally unstable prisoners worse, its critics say.
Watch your backs
| July 11, 2007
Streets of sorrow
Two years ago, in one of the most concentrated bursts of deadly violence Boston had seen in years, nine victims were killed in 20 days.
Boston's murder survivors: nine familes, nine stories
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| May 09, 2007
The curly-haried boyfriend
This is the third or fourth time I’ve seen this guy’s name attached to an arrest of a high-profile athlete.
Sports blotter: "Knight of the keyboard" edition
| May 02, 2007
The lock box
I want everyone reading this column to start laughing right now, just to get a head start.
Sports blotter: "Little League crime 2007" edition
| April 04, 2007
Countdown to draft day
It’s a dramatic race against time in the American penal system and the NFL draft.
Sports blotter: "NFL spies" edition
| March 28, 2007
It has always surprised me that Seattle Seahawk tight end Jerramy Stevens didn’t figure more heavily in the sports-crime industry after he turned pro.
Sports blotter: "A different sort of 'making it rain'" edition
| March 21, 2007
Crime without verbs
It’s getting to the point where you can write these sports-crime stories without verbs.
Sports blotter: Creative grammar edition
| March 14, 2007
Cold War Kids
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself thinking you’ve heard these guys somewhere before.
Robbers and Cowards | Downtown
| January 09, 2007
Law and disorder
Recently, I awoke to the morning news on my clock radio that the previous day had three notable robberies, one by a white man, another by a pair of black men, and a third where the race of the perpetrator wasn’t mentioned.
| December 13, 2006
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