City to limit sewer backup compensation to $2,500 – Baltimore Brew
Baltimore Slow to Pick Up Pieces Amid Police Scandals and Surging Violence – The New York Times
If you’ve watched the ABC political thriller Scandal, you know all about Olivia Pope. In case you need a refresher, Pope is a fixer–basically, the person you call in when everything is falling apart. And while Olivia Pope is fictional, she’s based on a real-life political strategist Judy Smith.
Rabbi Barry Freundel, an associate professor of religion at Towson University, was arrested at his Washington, DC home last Tuesday. Yesterday, as news of Freundel’s alleged voyeurism spread, the university announced that it is suspending him without pay due to “the serious nature of this matter.”
Last February, a Johns Hopkins Hospital employee informed administrators that an OB/GYN at the hospital may have been secretly filming and photographing patients with a camera hidden inside his pen. Two weeks later, Levy killed himself–but the FBI and the Baltimore City Police Department continued the investigation for over a year, trying to determine whether there was any evidence that might result in the arrest of other parties.
Pro-tip for any wannabe politicians out there: You probably don’t want to get yourself involved in any situation that involves the phrase “drunk teen party.” And you definitely don’t want to get yourself photographed at one of those parties. Sounds pretty obvious, maybe, but no one appears to have given that simple advice to governor-wannabe Doug Gansler.
Believe it or not, that federal air marshal who was using his cell phone to take upskirt pictures of female passengers isn’t even the sleaziest dude of the week. That award goes to Dr. John Yacoub, a veteran OB/GYN with an office at GBMC, who is in trouble for: 1) cocaine abuse; 2) prescription drug abuse; 3) taking disturbing cell phone pictures of his patients; and 4) sending controlled substances to a patient he was also having sex with. Yike!