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Baltimore's Metro Shutdown Underscores City's Transportation Problem (2/2)
In the second part of his interview with Lisa Snowden McCray, Councilman Ryan Dorsey talks about how creating a more bike-friendly and walkable city not only improves public health but also boosts employment and small-business growth

  February 22, 2018

Improving Baltimore's Schools Will Take More Than Just Money
Baltimore's schools need to be fundamentally transformed, says Lawrence Grandpre of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and meaningful change requires focusing on the needs of black parents and community members

  February 21, 2018

Safe Streets in America's 'Most Dangerous City'
Baltimore is experiencing a slight dip in homicides, thanks in part to Safe Streets, a mediation-based program to end violence. But law-and-order Republicans are pushing back against community-based solutions

  February 21, 2018

Were Baltimore's Corrupt Cops High When They Made Attempted Murder Arrest?
A court hearing mentions allegations that members of the Gun Trace Task Force were using drugs when they responded to a call, in a case where they will be forced to testify for defense

  February 20, 2018

Police Union Keeps Audit Secret Despite Allegations of Massive Overtime Fraud
City officials say they can't release a long-awaited audit of officers' overtime pay due to a lawsuit filed by the police union that is still pending in federal court

  February 18, 2018

Brother of Crooked Cop Says He Knows Who Killed Detective Suiter
As the new police commissioner names an outside investigator to look into death of Det. Sean Suiter, Det. Daniel Hersl's brother says he knows the answer

  February 16, 2018

As the Opioid Crisis Deepens, Will Maryland Democrats Vote to Save Lives?
Advocates say a new bill to create safe consumption spaces for drug users would save lives and money. But in a blue state that has rejected progressive ideas in the past, will lawmakers embrace the strategy?

  February 16, 2018

Charter School Principal: No Evidence Privatization Is Better For Students
Pushing back against the national wave of school privatization, Baltimore principal Matt Hornbeck says equitable funding and high-quality teachers are the keys to educational excellence

  February 15, 2018

In First Black Police Chief's Appeal, Judges Weigh Prosecutorial Misconduct, Discrimination
Former Police Chief Kelvin Sewell appeals his misconduct conviction, arguing that he was prosecuted in retaliation for a discrimination complaint. Maryland Court of Special Appeals judges press a state prosecutor for answers

  February 14, 2018

City Council Committee Advances Styrofoam Ban, But Delays Implementation
A Baltimore City Council committee unanimously voted to advance a proposed ban on Styrofoam food containers, but drastically lengthened the timeline for implementation from 90 days to 18 months, as activists anxiously await the full council's decision

  February 14, 2018

Two Cops Found Guilty In Massive Police Corruption Scandal
Former Baltimore Police Commander Neill Franklin says the corruption exposed by the federal Gun Trace Task Force Trial is unavoidable consequence of America's failed 'War on Drugs'

  February 13, 2018

Corrupt Gun Unit Shows Why Policing Can't Be Reformed
Dr. Lawrence Brown, professor of public health at Morgan State University, says the new revelations from the Gun Trace Task Force corruption trial make it clear that we must dismantle the current law enforcement system and construct new health-driven models for keeping communities safe

  February 12, 2018

Slum Clearance: Relocating Public Housing Residents Without Notice
Many residents of the Gilmor Homes housing project say they did not receive notice from Baltimore officials about the city's plan to demolish six buildings and put 40 percent of the property in private hands

  February 12, 2018

Jury Deliberates in the Gun Trace Task Force Trial
Closing arguments in the case are a battle of PowerPoints and rhetoric. Meanwhile, the new Baltimore Police Commissioner struggles to get ahead of a massive scandal

  February 9, 2018

Former Police Commander: Poverty, Drug War Root Cause of Police Corruption Scandal
Neill Franklin, of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, dissects the revelations of the Gun Trace Task Force Trial and what it means for the future of policing

  February 8, 2018

Students Push City Council To Consider Banning Styrofoam
Pushed by student activists, Baltimore City Council President and others voice their support for banning polystyrene foam food containers in the city

  February 8, 2018

Convicted Baltimore Officer Testifies That He Stole Money With Now Deceased Officer Sean Suiter
In the Gun Trace Task Force trial, convicted officer Momodu Gondu says he used to steal money with the officer who died after being shot in Harlem Park in November

  February 6, 2018

Afrikan Black Coalition Conference 2018 Highlights
Collective Blackness and Intersectional Action Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with ABC organizer Star Bacon about black student organizing in higher education

  February 6, 2018

Baltimore Public Housing Resident Suffers Concussion from Falling Ceiling
The Real News continues to document the deteriorating conditions in subsidized housing as a woman who told her story of sex abuse continues to endure dangerous living conditions by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

  February 6, 2018

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