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Residents say Baltimore Can't Afford Corporate Tax Breaks
Hundreds gathered at a council hearing to object to the record setting tax subsidy for the Port Covington Development, arguing the city is doubling down on ineffective policies that have divided the city in the past

  July 29, 2016

'The System is Working the Way It was Intended to Work'
TRNN executive producer Eddie Conway and Dominque Stevenson say nothing will change in Baltimore until jobs are provided for young people and all people are treated with dignity and respect.

  July 29, 2016

All Charges Dropped in Freddie Gray Case
Baltimore's chief prosecutor says officers worked to undermine her case, she had no choice but to drop remaining charges against the officers charged with killing Freddie Gray

  July 27, 2016

Mosby: 'Inherent Bias' of Justice System Thwarted Prosecution
TRNN talks to legal experts about the historic implications of State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's efforts to try six officers for the death of Freddie Gray

  July 28, 2016

Baltimore's Tax System Takes From the Poor to Give to the Rich
An analysis of tax data by Maryland Public Policy Visiting Fellow Louis Miserendino reveals how the tax structure actually makes poverty worse and punishes poor residents to benefit wealthy developers

  July 25, 2016

Pocomoke's First Black Police Chief Indicted
Kelvin Sewell whose controversial firing divided the town, has been charged with misconduct in office

  July 24, 2016

As Baltimore's Police Union Attacks Reform Efforts, The ACLU Fights Back
The ACLU is challenging a lawsuit filed by the FOP to undermine the civilian review board, a body that has little power but is the only form of civilian oversight in the city

  July 19, 2016

Despite Acquittals of Officers Charged in the Death of Freddie Gray, Victims of Brutality Vow to Fight On
On the day Judge Barry Williams cleared Lt. Brian Rice on all charges in the death of Gray, Tawanda Jones marked the 3rd anniversary of the death of her brother Tyrone West in police custody by calling for prosecutors to press forward

  July 19, 2016

Officers Give Contradictory Testimony of Freddie Gray's Behavior During Cross Examination
As Judge Barry Williams drops assault charge against Lt. Brian Rice, Officers William Porter and Edward Nero offer conflicting accounts of what happened on the day Gray died in their custody

  July 12, 2016

Baltimore Takes To The Streets To Protest Police Brutality
In the wake of the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, hundreds gathered in Baltimore to demand justice for victims of police brutality

  July 9, 2016

Slain Baltimore Rapper Lor Scoota Laid to Rest
Hundreds gather to say final goodbyes, hoping that Lor Scoota's legacy and mission to bring peace to Baltimore lives on

  July 1, 2016

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

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