Help name top 10 crimes
I've been asked to compile a list of the top-10 most notorious crimes in and around Baltimore.
This is not an easy task given the volume. I'm asking for help from readers who may remember crimes that I don't. I've covered cops here since 1994 and I remember many crimes that go back before then, but I could use some assistance.
I've thought of some of the more obvious ones -- the Palczynski hostage drama, the firebombing of the Dawson house, the beheading of a gypsy, the killing of a nun in her convent, the killings of John Thanos, the politician Bromwell and the savings and loan swindler Jeffrey Levitt.
I'm not sure what criteria to use but maybe after some more tips I'll narrow the list a bit. There's violent crime and corruption, criminals who are more known for their antics then for the crimes they committed, and vice versa. There's all sorts of ways to define this.
Some I picked out just for the details -- a convicted drug lord who calmly popped a life-savor as the jury found him guilty and Thanos, who not only wanted to be executed told the family of his victims he wished their children would come back to life so he could kill them again.
So I throw it open to you. I look forward to your responses.