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How Aggressive Policing Fuels America's Inequality Machine

How Aggressive Policing Fuels America’s Inequality Machine

February 10, 2019

The recent in-custody police death of Anton Black and inadequate civilian oversight in Baltimore reveal how the underlying imperative of policing in the U.S. is not public safety, but instead heightening the rampant inequality that continues to plague urban America

Author Chris Wilson Unveils his Master Plan with New Book

Author Chris Wilson Unveils his Master Plan with New Book

February 10, 2019

Chris Wilson, convicted as an adult at 17 and sentenced to life in prison without parole, tells his harrowing story in his new book, The Master Plan. The book details him turning his life around in prison, including teaching himself 5 languages and helping other youth offenders re-enter society.

Even more from The Real Baltimore

Baltimore Rejects Plan to Arm School Police During School Day

Baltimore Rejects Plan to Arm School Police During School Day

January 23, 2019

The Baltimore school board rejected the proposal amid heated debate. Meanwhile, we get a response to an ACLU and NAACP-LDF letter demanding Maryland adequately fund Baltimore schools

A conversation with Paul Jay – The Baltimore Podcast Show

January 18, 2019

Eze Jackson and Tracey Beale talk with Paul Jay about TRNN’s beginnings, challenges along the way, why we’re stationed in Baltimore and the future of independent journalism.

Will “Tough on Crime” Policies Fuel Mass Incarceration?

Will “Tough on Crime” Policies Fuel Mass Incarceration?

January 18, 2019

As three of the most powerful men in Maryland vow to crack down on repeat violent offenders, community advocates question their plans to address the root causes of inequality and violence

If you ran your city in the interest of the majority, what would you do?

If you ran your city in the interest of the majority, what would you do?

January 18, 2019

The Baltimore Bureau’s Ambitious Plan for Real News & Real Change

A Mother Watched Her Son Die in Police Custody, Now She Says the Town is Covering it up

A Mother Watched Her Son Die in Police Custody, Now She Says the Town is Covering it up

January 17, 2019

Anton Black died after he was tasered and placed in a chokehold just outside his home, 4 months ago. Police have released little information to the family or the community about why his encounter with a controversial officer they fought to keep off the force ended with his death.

City Council Calls for ‘No More Cash for Burning Trash’

City Council Calls for ‘No More Cash for Burning Trash’

January 14, 2019

Baltimore City Council passed a resolution calling on Maryland to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which would call for 50% renewables by 2030 and stop incineration for qualifying for green subsidies

$15 Minimum Wage: Job Killer or Path Out of Poverty?

$15 Minimum Wage: Job Killer or Path Out of Poverty?

January 11, 2019

Gov. Larry Hogan says a $15 minimum wage in Maryland could cost the state 100,000 jobs, but economists say raising low wages could benefit half a million workers

Water Rate Hike Sparks Questions About Accountability

Water Rate Hike Sparks Questions About Accountability

January 10, 2019

Baltimore approves another 30% increase to water bills over the next three years despite demands for city—and corporate—accountability

When a Cop Pulled a Gun on an Unarmed Teen, This Mom Fought Back—and Won

When a Cop Pulled a Gun on an Unarmed Teen, This Mom Fought Back—and Won

January 10, 2019

After an off-duty police officer pulled a gun on her 16-year old son waiting for a bus without saying he was a cop, Erica Hamlett successfully battled the system to have the officer held accountable

Legislators Reintroduce Bill to Save People from Losing Homes Over Water Bills

Legislators Reintroduce Bill to Save People from Losing Homes Over Water Bills

January 8, 2019

Senator Mary Washington and Delegate Nick Mosby reintroduced the Water Taxpayer Protection Act to protect Baltimoreans from losing their homes and churches over high and inaccurate water bills