The Chop Launches a New Site

It’s been nearly five years since I left Baltimore. At this point I’m still not feeling homesickness. But I am feeling wanderlust. I’ve decided to launch a new site that will take the form of a travel blog. It’s called Where’s the Ice Machine. You can find it at The first post is a […]

Summary of Shootings in Baltimore Safe Streets Zones in 2021

Yesterday the Belair Edison Safe Streets office sent out a celebratory press release proclaiming they had no gun homicides in 2021. WBAL Took the bait and sent Barry Simms out to the neighborhood to take some pictures, record some quotes, and do absolutely no fact checking, followup questioning or background reporting. If Simms had done […]