December 1, 2009

Baltimore Mayor Dixon guilty on one count

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The Baltimore Sun has a breakdown of the five counts she faced. She was acquitted of three, and the jury was split on a fourth. The Sun’s got a ton of stories, including local reaction, a feature on a juror, columns by Dan Rodricks and Jean Marbella, and an editorial that says Dixon’s likely removal from office is “sad, pathetic even, but it is just.”

The Daily Record has the explanation of what happens to Dixon now. By law, she’ll lose her job, but not until she is sentenced. If her conviction is reversed before her term expires, she can be restored. TDR also has a reaction page where people can post their comments.

Gov. Martin O’Malley, who ascended from the Baltimore Mayor’s office, issued a statement on the conviction Around 1:30 p.m.

“This is a sad day for the people of Baltimore and Mayor Dixon personally.  It is more important than ever, during this difficult time, that everyone who cares about Baltimore stays focused on reducing crime in our neighborhoods, improving our schools, creating jobs and otherwise serving the people who live and work in Baltimore,” O’Malley said.

Here’s some Web video from ABC2 news. Other TV stations have wall-to-wall coverage as well. WBAL TV has a page full of Dixon news (and Rob Lang with WBAL Radio has a great piece, too), so does Fox 45. Don’t forget to go to WJZ, too.

And definitely check out the #DixonTrial Twitter feed. You don’t have to have an account, but you can find all sorts of reaction, commentary and links there.

Check back, because we’ll add to this as more coverage emerges.