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Powerful Police Union Blocks Modest Civilian Oversight Reform
A recent contract negotiated by the Baltimore with the police union left out a key provision that would have included a civilian on internal disciplinary boards, a move that has caused concern that long-awaited reform efforts have stalled

  October 19, 2017

As the Rich Get Richer, Public Schools Suffer
During a hearing on how to create more equitable funding for public schools in Maryland officials revealed how tax breaks for wealthy developers in Baltimore could threaten future funding

  October 16, 2017

'Kids Who Know Everything': Baltimore Youth Hit the Airwaves
Baltimore educator Valencia Clay has created a new educational TV show called 'Kids Who Know Everything,' which gives Baltimore youth a chance to voice their opinions on issues related to race, crime, and poverty

  October 15, 2017

1st Edition: Marilyn Mosby Recalls Racists Attacks After Charges in Freddie Gray Case
On the inaugural podcast of The Afro's 1st Edition, Sean Yoes speaks with Baltimore's State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby about her role in charging the six police officers implicated in Freddie Gray's death and the ensuing pushback

  October 15, 2017

Will Blue State MD Allow Voters to Decide on Legal Pot?
A proposed referendum to allow voters to decide if pot should be legalized faces an uphill battle in a state wedded to racially biased marijuana policies

  October 12, 2017

Amid Flurry of Tax Breaks for Developers, Equitable Housing Law Languishes
A Real News investigation of the city's inclusionary housing law reveals that despite a consensus change is needed, little has been done to fix it

  October 4, 2017

Complaints of Sexual Harassment in Public Housing Go Ignored
A Real News Investigation has found additional allegations of sexual harassment in Baltimore's public housing system

  September 27, 2017

Yet Another Black Man Serves Time for a Crime He Didn't Commit
Lamar Johnson was released after serving fourteen years for murder after the Innocence Project teamed with Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby's office to win his release

  September 20, 2017

Federal Judge Approves Baltimore Consent Decree Independent Monitor
After Judge James Bredar handpicked a group to monitor the consent decree between the Baltimore Police and the Department of Justice, one of the finalists says community input was ignored, setting a bad precedent going forward

  September 19, 2017

Baltimore's Water Affordability Crisis
Water rates in Baltimore have been skyrocketing, more than tripling since 2000--and a $500 unpaid water bill could cost residents their homes

  September 18, 2017

No Federal Charges for Police in Freddie Gray Case
The Justice Department has rejected federal charges for the six Baltimore officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. With Trump rolling back federal oversight, police veteran Neill Franklin says the push for justice and reform has to come from the local level

  September 14, 2017

Trump's Justice Department Drops Investigation into the Death of Freddie Gray
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the US Department of Justice will not pursue criminal civil rights charges against the six officers who had been charged in connection with Gray's in-custody death

  September 13, 2017

TRNN Checks in With Former Residents of Tent City
Homeless protesters who were relocated by the mayor give their view on how the city is helping them find homes

  September 2, 2017

Shocking New Scandals Underscore Need for Civilian-Led Policing
From an Atlanta cop saying 'We only kill black people,' to a Baltimore sergeant's indictment for federal racketeering charges, the scandals highlight a need for fundamental reform, says police whistleblower Michael Wood

  August 31, 2017

Residents Concerned After Luxury Developer Gets Rights to Low Income Housing
Baltimore housing officials have released few details on the plan which calls for redevelopment of Perkins Homes in South Baltimore, offering little reassurance to residents who have lived there for decades

  August 29, 2017

Squeegee Corps: From the Corner to Corporate
Baltimore City introduces a new program to employ youth known as the "Squeegee Boys/Girls"

  August 29, 2017

Another Way Ending the War on Drugs Could Save Lives and Resources
A new study by a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health professor estimates Baltimore could save millions of dollars with just one safe injection site for heroin users

  August 25, 2017

Hood to Hood Solidarity: Rebel Diaz and Tef Poe in Baltimore
New York rappers Rebel Diaz and Ferguson rapper Tef Poe perform in Gilmor Homes, the epicenter of the Baltimore Uprising, to promote a culture of solidarity

  August 23, 2017

Beyond the Ceasefire: Addressing the Root Causes of Violence
On The Real Baltimore: Eze Jackson sits down with Councilman Kris Burnett, Erricka Bridgeford and Kevin McCamant to discuss holistic approaches to violence prevention

  August 23, 2017

Why Urban Policing Cannot be Reformed
The Real News talks to reform advocates, defense attorneys, and former cops who say policing cannot be reformed without fully understanding its underlying imperative

  August 21, 2017

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