A murderous vigilante group named Black October guns down drug dealers - and a prominent politician. A psychopath stalks the corridors of city hall en route to a near deadly rendezvous with the mayor. A crazed sniper picks off half a dozen city police officers from the third window of an east Baltimore row home. Violent crimes in one of the country's most violent cities, and at the center of it all a single cop: Former Baltimore city homicide Lieutenant Stephen Tabeling. What he learned policing during the chaotic decades of 1960s and 70s are truisms about human nature, our propensity for violence, and what we can and cant do to stop it. Wisdom he is w sharing as a literary epitaph to over six decades in law enforcement by recounting chilling tales of real cases that rocked the city of Baltimore to its core, and changed one man's life forever. Tabeling is joined by award winning investigative reporter Stephen Janis who has covered crime and corruption in Baltimore city for both print and television. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book Why Do We Kill?: The Pathology of Murder In Baltimore.
Stephen Janis is an award winning investigative journalist whose work has won acclaim in both print and television. As the Senior Investigative Reporter for the now defunct Baltimore Examiner he won two Maryland DC Delaware Press Association Awards for his work on the number of unsolved murders in Baltimore and the killings of prostitutes. As an Investigative Producer for WBFF/Fox 45 he has one two successive Capital Emmys for best Investigative Series. He is the author of critically acclaimed book Why Do We Kill?: The Pathology of Murder in Baltimore.