Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore’

In Baltimore, Money Still Follows The Segregation Map

In Baltimore, Money Still Follows The Segregation Map Above Photo: Vacants on the 1300 block of West North Avenue. (Louis Krauss) New study shows the differences in economic activity—and access to opportunity—between neighborhoods new analysis of investment patterns in Baltimore shows the degree to which decades-old housing policy that divided the city by race has locked […]

Rocket Launcher Returned During Baltimore Gun Buyback Program

Baltimore has the highest per capita murder rate among any sizeable American metropolis, making it an anomaly in the national crime landscape for cities with populations over a half million. City officials recently held a three-day gun buyback program in the attempt to rid the region of weapons as homicides climbed over 300 […]

Baltimore Voters Stand Up To Water Privatization

In a rare instance of progressive preemption, the city’s voters told private water corporations to leave them alone. One interesting local victory on Tuesday was a vote by the citizens of Baltimore to amend the city’s charter to prohibit the privatization of their water and sewer system. In a rare instance of progressive preemption, the […]

Baltimore Police Kill ‘Harmless’ Man During Gun Confiscation

Two police officers serving one of Baltimore’s new “red flag” orders to confiscate guns from citizens killed an old man described as “harmless” after he maintained that police had no right to take his gun, police said. The subject of the protective order, Gary J. Willis, 60, answered his door in the 100 block of […]

At least 2 dead as Baltimore Amazon warehouse collapses during severe weather

     At least one Amazon worker is dead, and another was unaccounted for late Friday night when a massive wall collapsed at an Amazon warehouse in Baltimore, the city’s fire department spokesman said. Chief Roman Clark told reporters a 50-foot wall collapsed at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Southeast Baltimore in the overnight hours as […]

Amid Reform Efforts, Another Baltimore Cop Accused of Being Dirty

Officer Spencer Moore If the Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) efforts to implement systemic reform and the actual behavior of its officers seem perpetually out of sync, this week’s developments only added to that perception. That’s because as police commanders and lawyers from the Department of Justice (DOJ), gathered before federal judge James K. Bredar to […]

Stopping One Incinerator Wasn’t Enough For Baltimore Students

In 2010, the city of Baltimore approved a plan to build the Fairfield Renewable Energy Project, a trash incinerator that would have been the largest of its kind in the nation. Its developer, Energy Answers International, planned to spend nearly $1 billion to build a plant to burn municipal waste, tire chips, auto parts and […]

Baltimore Police Robbed Homeless People and Resold Confiscated Heroin and Ecstasy Back on the Street

Baltimore Police Robbed Homeless People and Resold Confiscated Heroin and Ecstasy Back on the Street April 4th, 2018 Via: Daily Mail: It was a case that would rock Baltimore to its core. An elite police squad robbing its own citizens, stealing thousands of dollars […]

In Baltimore Guilty Cops May Soon Have to Pony Up

BALTIMORE – As the Baltimore Police Department currently sits front and center in a massive corruption trial, talk of having individual police officers be fiscally responsible for the lawsuits against them is making the rounds. Two officers in Baltimore’s Gun Trace Task Force were found guilty earlier this week of racketeering and robbery in the […]

Baltimore Cops Kept Toy Guns to Plant on Their Shooting Victims

In April 2016, a 13-year-old boy was shot by officers of the Baltimore Police Department. The boy ran when faced with the police, so they gave chase. During the chase, the police spotted the boy holding a gun, and when he turned, they shot the teenager. The youngster wasn’t critically injured, and it seemed like […]

WATCH: Baltimore Officials Agree to Pay $135K to Unarmed Man Shot by Police

Baltimore’s spending panel has approved a $135,000 payment to settle a lawsuit filed by an unarmed man who was shot in the leg by police. The payment to John Rau III settles the lawsuit he filed against police Major Byron Conaway and the Baltimore Police Department. The Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor […]

Baltimore’s Teachers Fight to Democratize City’s Schools

When a photograph of bundled-up students in a frigid Baltimore classroom recently spread on social media—with temperatures in schools as low as the mid-30s—the city became a focal point of public attention. But two organizations of Baltimore teachers say such situations, far from isolated, are the latest examples of why educators are pushing to radically democratize the […]

Baltimore’s Apartheid Schools: Students Forced To Sit in 40 Degree Classrooms

BALTIMORE – Usually people – especially children – look forward to snowy days. In addition to building snow creatures and throwing snowballs, it sometimes means no school. Usually. But not in Baltimore; in Baltimore, during one of the coldest winter storms on record, children were in school. They were shivering, wearing coats, hats and gloves, […]

FBI Rejects Baltimore Police Department’s Request To Take Over Suiter Investigation

The FBI has rejected the Baltimore Police Department’s request to take over the investigation of Detective Sean Suiter’s death, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced Wednesday . The FBI says there is no evidence to suggest Suiter’s death was directly connected to the police corruption case that Suiter was set to testify in the day […]

Prosecutor Complained in 2014 That Indicted Baltimore Gun Task Force Supervisor Was Not Truthful

Baltimore prosecutor complained in 2014 that Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, the now indicted supervisor of the Gun Trace Task Force, was among a group of officers who had not been truthful in a case involving allegations of evidence planting, the public defender’s office alleged in a new court filing. The specifics of the internal complaint against […]

Baltimore marks 320 homicides, higher than 2016 total

     A series of shootings resulted in Baltimore’s 320th homicide this year. Killings continue as the Maryland city becomes the nation’s murder capital, pulling ahead of New York City in raw numbers and Chicago in terms of homicides per capita. A police investigation is under way into a triple shooting in the southern Baltimore neighborhood […]

Baltimore Police Vet About to Break Blue Wall of Silence Shot Dead: Dept. Refuses FBI Help in Investigating

Update: Baltimore’s Police Commissioner has officially requested the FBI to take over the investigation of the death of 18-year veteran Sean Suiter. Suiter was killed two weeks ago one day before he was scheduled to testify in front of a federal grand jury investigating racketeering charges against eight Baltimore police officers. Suiter was not a target of […]

Suspicion And Rumors Swirl Around Baltimore Homicide Detective’s Murder

There have been few leads and even fewer clues as to how and why Baltimore Homicide Detective Sean Suiter was fatally shot in the head with his own gun in a vacant lot in West Baltimore more than a week ago. But one fact which has emerged from the case is only stoking community suspicions […]

A Baltimore Detective Set to Testify Against His Own Department Was Gunned Down. So Police Barricaded the Community.

Last Wednesday, Detective Sean Suiter, along with an as-yet-unnamed partner, were in the West Baltimore neighborhood of Harlem Park. Suiter’s usual partner in the homicide unit, Detective Jonathan Jones, was off that day. The police version of what happened, as relayed to the Baltimore Sun, goes like this: The detectives were looking for a witness to an […]

Watching The Hawks – Beauty In the Struggle: Sons Of Baltimore – Part 1

Watching The Hawks – Beauty In the Struggle: Sons Of Baltimore – Part 1 Watching The Hawksyoutube.com Watching The Hawks features the stories of authors D. Watkins and Kondwani Fidel along with athlete turned activist Aaron Maybin Baltimore natives who survived the streets to become voices for the oppressed and champions in their respective fields. […]

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