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I would never want to live anywhere but Baltimore. You can look far and wide, but you’ll never discover a stranger city with such extreme style. It’s as if every eccentric in the South decided to move north, ran out of gas in Baltimore, and decided to stay. John Waters, Shock Value: A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste
Baltimore is warm but pleasant ... I belong here, where everything is civilized and gay and rotted and polite. F Scott Fitzgerald
Baltimore is an American port city ... ‘crab cakes and heroin’. American Gangster: Melvin Williams & The Baltimore Hustle, BET 2013
Kingpins like Melvin Williams. The man who brought dope to Baltimore. ibid.
‘I was a world class gambler by then.’ ibid. Williams & the manipulated dice
‘You could win two million in there if it was your night.’ ibid. Williams and the pool hall
In 1967 they [rozzers] made their move. ibid.
He would make parole after serving four. ibid.
‘We call it Weigh money – it comes so fast you have to weight it.’ ibid.
January 1974 … He was sentenced in March 1975 to 15 years. ibid.
Baltimore: for many, the biggest hustle is heroin. Drugs Inc s5e9: The High Wire, National Geographic 2014
Baltimore Scramble only contains 3-10% raw heroin. ibid.
‘It’s like this giant tingly wave.’ ibid. Lamb
Baltimore’s 60,000 addicts make for an extremely lucrative market. ibid.
Abuse of prescription pills has created a whole new generation of heroin addicts. ibid.
The riot didn’t tear up the community, the condition of the community caused the uprising that we had. Baltimore Rising, Carl Stokes councilman, HBO 2017
On April 12 2015 Freddie Gray is arrested in the Gilmor Homes housing project … ‘He emerged at the end of that ride with an 80% torn spine.’ ibid. caption & attorney
Freddie Gray, a young man arrested by Baltimore City Police, last weekend, has died. ibid. news
The governor sends 2,000 national guardsmen to help police as Baltimore remains under a state of emergency. ibid. news
One week after Freddie Gray’s death, State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, charges six Baltimore police officers. ibid. caption
‘Not guilty verdict.’ ibid. news
Who Killed Sister Cathy? One of Maryland’s coldest murder cases heats up. The Keepers s1e1: The Murder, newspaper article Tom Nugent, Netflix 2017
Sister Catherine Cesnik SSND 1942-1969. ibid. gravestone
Our concern was that she fell into something evil, something bad, and got caught up with it. We are told that the story is not the nun’s killing, the story is the cover-up of the nun’s story. ibid. Abbie Schaub investigates with Gemma Hoskins
Joyce Malecki was a young woman who was abducted three or four days after Sister Cathy was abducted. ibid.
I believe that Cathy Cesnik was murdered by someone she knew … Cathy Cesnik was killed because she was going to talk about what went on at the school. The Keepers s1e2: The School, Jean Wehner aka Jane Doe
You used to see a lot of girls coming in and out of his [Father Joseph Maskell] office which was kind of strange. ibid.
He [Maskell] had a coldness about him. ibid. former alter boy
Pull yourself together and get back to class. ibid. Maskell to young female victim
Maskell would stand by the door while other people were doing things to me. ibid.
I was called to the room. It was after school. And he was frantic … He said, I know where she is … Do you want me to take you to her? … We get in the car … Total shock. What do you mean she’s missing? … I knew it was her … There were maggots in her face … And he came down real close and he said, You see what happens when you say bad things about people? ibid.
This really happened: he took me to the body … The abuse became worse. The Keepers s1e3: The Revelation, victim
If the archdiocese had all these complaints about his behaviour, ethically they should have sent Maskell’s history of his new abuse episodes with him. ibid. Schaub
The archdiocese was not at all helpful. ibid. journalist, re Jane Doe’s disclosure
Deep Throat [police] told us we have to be careful for our safety. ibid. Schaub
The police, the archdiocese, they did nothing. The Keepers s1e4: The Burial, victim
It was determined that we would file suit against Father Maskell, the school sisters of Notre Dame … the archdiocese, and the gynaecologist. ibid. another victim
Journalist Tom Nugent arranges a meeting with the unidentified former Baltimore City Police detective known as Deep Throat. He agrees to attend on the condition that he remains anonymous. ibid. caption
I interviewed over a hundred girls myself . ibid. Deep Throat
It’s very very hard for an abuse victim to go through those kind of questions … Here I am sitting in a room with a wall of lawyers. ibid. abuse victim faces lawyers
He disappeared; he was taken out of his church. ibid. defence lawyer
We were starting to make assumptions about Edgar Davidson and his family as being involved in Sister Cathy’s murder; a whole new family showed up on our anonymous tip-line: that was the Schmidt family … she felt like her uncle had been involved in Cathy’s murder. The Keepers s1e5: The Suspects, Hoskins
Her skirt was pulled up. The chest was bare. The person had obviously been severely assaulted. Closer examination revealed a big defect in the side of the head. The Keepers s1e6: The Web, Werner Spitz, forensic pathologist
There were virtually no priests in Baltimore that had been found guilty of sex abuse crimes despite the archdiocese list that had about fifty names on it. ibid. Schaub
The Freedom of Information Act requests by Abbie and the Malecki family remain unanswered. The Keepers s1e7: The Conclusion
Over the last 12 years, a bill to extend the civil Statute of Limitations for child sex abuse claims was proposed six times in the Maryland General Assembly. Each time it failed. ibid.
Fish been looking for your arse. Luv 2012 starring Danny Glover & Common & Michael Rainey junior & Dennis Haybert & Lonette McKee & Charles S Dutton & Meagan S Dutton & Meagan Good et al, director Sheldon Candi, bloke at market
I did eight years for us. ibid. at basketball court
America ain’t a country, it’s a company. We move knocked-off prescription drugs now. Lower profit, but it brings less attention. ibid. coach
Baltimore: the heroin capital of America. In 2015 Freddie Gray died in police custody sparking riots across the city. Looters raided dozens of pharmacies hunting for synthetic opioids. Two years on, an overdose epidemic is raging. Dope s2e2: Once You See It, You Can Never Unsee It, Netflix 2018
Fentanyl is the new killer ingredient that’s responsible for America’s current overdose epidemic … The addition of Fentanyl effectively hides the other cheap chemicals he uses to bulk out the raw heroin. ibid.
80% of heroin users become addicted through the use of opiates. ibid.
In 2016 over 600 people died of drug overdoses in Baltimore, double the murder rate. ibid.
Carfentanyl is an elephant tranquillizer. ibid.