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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

A Tale of Two Police Shootings
Professor Lawrence Brown says the police shooting of 14-year-old Dedric Colvin on the anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising raises questions of how much has changed since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody one year ago

  April 30, 2016

Hypersegregation Is At the Root of Baltimore's Public Health Crises
Margaret Flowers, Joshua Harris, and Lawrence Brown discuss the severity of Baltimore's public health issues and the Green Party's strategy for confronting present-day structural racism in the upcoming municipal elections

  April 27, 2016

Tired of Waiting for the Courts, Students Get Their Own Measure of Justice for Freddie Gray
TRNN Exclusive: Students at Baltimore's Reginald F. Lewis High stage a mock trial for Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray

  April 28, 2016

Hundreds March in Baltimore to Remember Freddie Gray
One year after the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore residents reflect on what's changed and what impact Gray's death could have on Tuesday's election

  April 26, 2016

Baltimore Workers on Elections and Independent Politics
A group of Baltimore workers discuss the Sanders and Clinton campaigns and the need for an independent workers movement

  April 26, 2016

Pugh versus Dixon, The Real News Virtual Mayoral Debate
As the Baltimore city votes for its next mayor, the Real News asks the two front runners tough questions on poverty, civilian control of policing, and how to build a more equitable city

  April 24, 2016

Why has the Democratic Party Leadership Anointed Van Hollen over Edwards in MD Senate Race?
Next week, Maryland Democrats will settle one of the most competitive US senate races in the country, nominating either the party's golden child Chris Van Hollen, or its interloper Donna Edwards

  April 23, 2016

Manufacturing Inequity in Baltimore
How exemptions from fair housing laws and special perks tucked away in costly tax breaks for developers continue to fuel poverty in a city struggling to overcome it

  April 23, 2016

Shift in Power in Baltimore Government Could Have Unexpected Consequences
The wide open election and proposed changes in spending could transform the city, but not in ways people are expecting

  April 23, 2016

One Year After Freddie Gray's Death, Baltimoreans See Little Change
Residents of West Baltimore's Gilmor Homes, where Freddie Gray was beaten by police, reflect on the year since his death

  February 19, 2016

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