Baltimore City Circuit Court

On Friday, Visual Journalism observed and drew a possessions trial (by jury) in Circuit Court. Here are my drawings. You can see some of my students’ work here. We didn’t stay long enough to hear the verdict. Mr. Regis, the defendant, is a young African American male facing a possessions charge. Detective Reiser stopped him and his friend for no reason (other then them being black in the hood). They were walking down the street in a high crime area (a.k.a. “the hood”). When the unmarked police car came towards them, Detective Reiser allegedly saw Mr. Regis toss a pill bottle to the side of tree nearby. The bottle contained about 4 packets of marijuana and Mr. Regis had $101 in his pocket. His friend was let go, but Mr. Regis was detained and arrested on a possessions charge.