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Washington’s Immortals: A must read for war, history buffs

When the Pride of Baltimore II, “America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador,” sails into the waters of Baltimore’s outer harbor, it passes two land-based forts. On its portside is Fort (William) Smallwood; and on the starboard, Fort (John Eager) Howard. Both of these […]

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When the Pride of Baltimore II, “America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador,” sails into the waters of Baltimore’s outer harbor, it passes two land-based forts. On its portside is Fort (William) Smallwood; and on the starboard, Fort (John Eager) Howard. Both of these […]

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Police Work: The breaking of an honest cop, Chapter 6

Chapter 6 In December 1992 I was the chief witness for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at the trial of Donald Moore and three

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Police Work: The breaking of an honest cop Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Less than two weeks after I testified at the second hearing things got progressively worse for me. Whatever thoughts I was entertaining in the back of my mind

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Police Work: The breaking of an honest cop Chapter 4

The Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office had come under scrutiny in the past for withholding exculpatory evidence in other cases. The chief investigator in the Carter case, that wasn’t the

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Police Work: The breaking of an honest cop Chapter 3

Chapter 3 It all started in the spring of 1987. I had taken a few months off during my divorce. At that time I was living with a friend. Ed was

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Police Work: The breaking of an honest cop Chapter 2

Chapter 2 After my honorable discharge from the US Army in 1979 I had applied to and was accepted by the Herndon Police Department in Virginia. Maybe I should have returned

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Police Work: The breaking of an honest cop Chapter 1

Chapter 1 Truth, oath, honor, and integrity. Simple but powerful words. The definitions that mold the character of an honest cop. Corruption, deception, misconduct and cover-ups. Those words we should never

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My Hero, My Son

The Baltimore Post-Examiner is proud to present excepts from My Hero, My Son by Joseph Baddick.  My Hero, My Son is a celebration of the life of Sgt. Andrew

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Detroit Revisited: Off the beaten path

Fifteen years later, I was back in Detroit. On my first, long-ago trip, two weeks before 9/11, I left my belongings in an airport locker — airport lockers, remember them?

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Baltimore Sun gives Japanese War Lords a pass

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana Some of the ways in which the U.S.’ A-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are very one-sided. They

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