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Baltimore Police New Use-of-Force Policy Relies on Orders Officers Say They Routinely Ignore
New strategy calls for de-escalation and proportional force, but guidelines will be part of general orders which officers testified in Freddie Gray case were routinely brushed aside

  June 30, 2016

Tired of Tax Breaks, Baltimore Activists Disrupt Developer Fete
Protesters demand more affordable housing for Port Covington, a project to be funded with a $535 million tax break

  June 29, 2016

Activist: You Won't Find Justice in an Unjust System
Adam Jackson, CEO of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, says the trials of the six officers for the death of Freddie Gray should not distract from fighting to end systemic police abuse

  June 25, 2016

Police Accountability Suffers Major Blow with Goodson Acquittal
Activists say despite strong evidence against the van driver, the justice system was biased towards police

  June 24, 2016

Green Party Candidate Margaret Flowers on Healthcare, Climate Change, and Community Economics
Green Party Senate candidate Margaret Flowers tells Paul Jay that we don't need another kind of a Hillary Clinton in the Senate

  June 23, 2016

Banking for a Baltimore Undivided
Joshua Harris, Baltimore mayoral hopeful, explains that he is running on the Green Party ticket because Baltimore is ready for fresh ideas, like his public banking proposal

  June 21, 2016

Preference for Bench Trials Show Implicit Bias of Judicial System Towards Police
University of MD Carey School of Law Professor Doug Colbert says Officer Cesar Goodson's election to let a judge decide his case reveals how inherently biased the system is towards police, and how difficult it is to get a conviction

  June 9, 2016

Talbot Council Says Confederate Statue Not Tied to Slavery
After being forced to vote in public on the future of the Talbot Boys Confederate monument, council president Corey Pack says the statue is not an emblem of the white supremacy many say it embodies

  June 9, 2016

Supporters of Fired Black Chief Undaunted After Tight Election Loss in Pocomoke
Incumbent George Tasker beat Sheila Nilson in a close race, but Nilson and others say they will keep pushing to bring back the city's first black police chief

  June 1, 2016

'We've Become Accustomed to the System Doing Nothing for the Killing of Black People'
Baltimore activists chart a path forward after the the not guilty verdict in the trial of Officer Edward Nero

  May 26, 2016

Officer Edward Nero Found Not Guilty of All Charges Over Death of Freddie Gray
Observers react with anger but not surprise to the not guilty verdicts for Officer Edward Nero in the #FreddieGray case

  May 23, 2016

Judge to Hand Down First Verdict in Freddie Gray Case on Monday
TRNN speaks to legal observers of the Freddie Gray case about the strength of the State's case against officer Edward Nero

  May 22, 2016

Baltimore Activists Defend Tubman House Against Threats of Demolition
Activists hold a town hall at Tubman House, a community center they created in a vacant home across from where Freddie Gray was arrested one year ago

  May 22, 2016

Baltimore Public Defender: Questionable Arrests Still Clog the Court System
Public Defender Todd Oppenhiem says even as the State's Attorney try officer Edward Nero for his role in the arrest of Freddie Gray, the State continues to prosecute civilians based upon similar tactics

  May 20, 2016

How One Arrest Could Change the Culture of Policing in Baltimore
As prosecutors make the case that Officer Edward Nero made an unlawful arrest of Freddie Gray, a former cop and legal experts say the case could have a lasting influence on policing in the city

  May 19, 2016

Baltimore City Council President Blasts Critics as Body Fails to Reign in Mayoral Power
Amid failed efforts to overhaul powerful mayoral system Council President Jack Young argues that centralized power has hurt the city

  May 16, 2016

Baltimore Election Under Intense Scrutiny
Critics call for investigation of possible voter irregularities in tight race but election board says results will be certified Friday

  May 4, 2016

Activists March Against Police Shooting of a 14-Year-Old in Baltimore
A year after protests against the killing of Freddie Gray grabbed international attention, police shoot a 14-year-old in East Baltimore

  May 2, 2016

Before Freddie Gray, there was Tyrone West
A new report has challenged the official account of the death of Tyrone West, who died in police custody under questionable circumstances in 2013

  May 2, 2016

If We Don't Get It Shut It Down!: Theatre as a voice of the people.
Baltimore's own Morgan Stevenson directed an original play, If We Don't Get It Shut It Down, based on interviews of activists who were on the front lines during the uprising. Real News goes back stage at the Harlem Repertory Theatre where it premiered to get perspectives from the cast and director on using art as a tool for social change and controlling the narrative of rebellion

  May 2, 2016

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