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In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news, we gutcheck Baltimore leaders’ responses to police brutality one year after a nationwide uprising against police violence.
In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news we talk about the latest controversy coming out of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, the vetoed predatory renter’s bill, and Baltimore stands with Palestine
The feds want him to spend 20 years in jail for a single phone call, but their case is falling apart
The case of Baltimore business owner Sean Weston provides a stark example of our criminal justice system’s lack of equity. We also speak to James Gibson, a man who spent 29 years wrongfully imprisoned after being brutalized and tortured by Chicago police.
At the height of the pandemic, the restaurant industry sued to overturn bans on indoor dining, arguing it was the only way they could survive. But at cooperatively-run restaurants, where worker-owners vote over major decisions, they decided to prioritize their lives over profits and pivoted their business models so they could stay in business.
In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news we talk about Baltimoreans responding to what’s happening to Palestinians, renters’ rights advocates organizing against a hedge fund, and a likely new trial for Keith Davis Jr.
In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news we talk about burgeoning support for defunding the police, tenants’ rights, and co-ops amid Covid-19.
In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news we talk about where we have been and how far we need to go, on the path to police accountability.
In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news: Solidarity marches with Chicago and Minneapolis, the problematic Security Deposit Alternatives Bill, ‘Dark City Beneath the Beat’ on Netflix, and more.
In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: COVID-19 numbers continue to rise but Maryland stays open, the winding and confusing road to police accountability, the latest on paraphernalia decriminalization, and more.
In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: A federal investigation into two city leaders reveals the work everyone needs to do to be truly transparent, renters’ advocates warn state leaders of an “eviction tsunami,” Baltimore shows support for Amazon workers, and more.
Activists held an international day of action to support Amazon workers on March 20, highlighting the ways unions can help defend worker rights and safety protections. TRNN’s Jaisal Noor reports from the solidarity action held outside of an Amazon facility in Baltimore.
As COVID-19 variants reach the state’s prisons and jails, where testing of guards and inmates is woefully inadequate, the situation in Maryland is only getting worse.
In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: Mayor Brandon Scott delivers his State of the City address, students and leaders look to end digital redlining, activists push for further cannabis reform, and more.
In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: Maryland Republicans call police reform legislation “far left,” a teen is accused of murder, the continued fight against a Johns Hopkins University private police force, and more.
Documents obtained by PAR reveal how an air ambulance service has been used repeatedly to fly surveillance missions over the city of Baltimore, raising troubling questions about the consequences of law enforcement’s growing civic influence.
Maryland holds itself up as a progressive state when it comes to criminal justice, but a recent report highlights a stark reality: Maryland incarcerates Black people at more than twice the national rate.
Amazon workers rally in Baltimore County, the LEOBR could survive attempts to weaken it, City Councilperson Ryan Dorsey feuds with the FOP, and more.
In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: Leaders examine the way doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are being distributed, Mayor Brandon Scott releases his administration’s transition report, remembering musician Jimmy Jones, and more.
‘West Baltimore Ruins’ preserves the memory of neglected neighborhoods before they’re lost to gentrification
In this week’s “Battleground Baltimore” news roundup: “West Baltimore Ruins”; Governor Hogan is criticized for vaccine rollout; Keith Davis Jr. tests positive for COVID-19
Worker-owned businesses in Baltimore, like Joe Squared pizza, are opting to remain closed to indoor dining to prioritize their worker/owners’ safety, even as others reopen.
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