Hidden Victims

Taya Graham | Stephen Janis

An ongoing investigative series exploring black women’s interactions with law enforcement and city agencies as victims of crime, sexual assault, police brutality as well women who have entered the prison industrial complex.

About this Series

‘I Refuse to Let This City Sweep My Son’s Death Under the Rug’

June 22, 2018

In our ongoing series of stories investigating the consequences of decades of unconstitutional and racist policing we spoke to Greta Carter-Willis, whose 14-year old son was shot dead by police in 2006 in the kitchen of her Southwest Baltimore home

Hidden Victims: How a Police Homicide Spreads Pain Throughout an Entire Family

Hidden Victims:  How a Police Homicide Spreads Pain Throughout an Entire Family

September 14, 2018

In the latest installment of our hidden victims series, we talk to the family of Anthony Anderson and how they collectively suffered after he was killed by police officer who violently threw him to the ground

Hidden Victims: A Woman’s Death Ignored

September 4, 2018

In this installment of our Hidden Victims series, the family of Tyra McClary talks about how police brushed aside the suspicious circumstances surrounding her death in 2006 after the medical examiner ruled it “manner undetermined.”

‘Any of Us are Open to Police Terror’

‘Any of Us are Open to Police Terror’

May 17, 2018

Mothers who have lost their sons to police violence say that the only way to reform policing is to create real civilian oversight is to create real civilian oversight of police

Woman Breaks Down After Sharing Her Tale of Sex for Repairs in Public Housing

January 26, 2018

An ongoing Real News investigation into allegations of sexual harassment in Baltimore public housing revealed personal stories of pain and anguish for women trying to survive in a system they say ignores them

Sex-For-Repairs Victim: ‘I Felt Like I Had to Do This to Keep My Home’

January 16, 2018

A victim of the sex-for-repairs scandal in Baltimore’s public housing comes forward to tell her story

From Gilmor Homes to Park Heights, Baltimore Tries to Heal the Pain of Crime and Corruption

January 8, 2016

A street named after a 2015 homicide victim and a landmark settlement over a sex for repairs scheme at a city housing project mark a deal of both communal healing and concern

Sex for Repairs Scheme Alleged in Gilmor Homes

September 29, 2015

Federal lawsuit alleges residents of city housing project where Freddie Gray grew-up were asked to have sex in exchange for maintenance work