The Real Baltimore

Squeegee Kids Say They're Supporting Families, Not Committing a Crime

Squeegee Kids Say They’re Supporting Families, Not Committing a Crime

June 17, 2019

After Mayor Jack Young said the teens who wash windows were breaking the law and scaring off tourists, TRNN spoke to several squeegee kids to get their side of the story

Community-Driven Solutions Are Key to the Bay Area’s Declining Gun Violence

Community-Driven Solutions Are Key to the Bay Area’s Declining Gun Violence

June 14, 2019

What lessons can Baltimore learn from the Bay Area’s success in reducing homicides? We speak to two Oakland-based experts ahead of our June 18th town hall in Baltimore

Ex-Cop: Cut Police Budget, Fund Jobs & Youth Services

Ex-Cop: Cut Police Budget, Fund Jobs & Youth Services

June 12, 2019

Former Baltimore City police officer Larry Smith says to promote safety, the city must stop prioritizing policing over human needs

Baltimore Divests In Its Youth—and Criminalizes Them

Baltimore Divests In Its Youth—and Criminalizes Them

June 12, 2019

As youth arrests at the inner harbor capture headlines, TRNN examines the ways city law enforcement, housing policy, and segregation have failed young people

Rising Water Rates Hurt Black Baltimore Most, Study Shows

June 11, 2019

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund shows an “explicit link between race and water affordability.” To fight this, they propose litigation and new legislation.

Hopkins Hospital and Nurses Reach Settlement On Unionization Efforts

Hopkins Hospital and Nurses Reach Settlement On Unionization Efforts

June 11, 2019

A recent ‘win’ for Hopkins nurses underscores the weaknesses of US labor law

Apartment Tenants in Baltimore Link Up to Fix Deteriorating Living Conditions

Apartment Tenants in Baltimore Link Up to Fix Deteriorating Living Conditions

May 31, 2019

Activists from the Bolton House Tenant Coalition urge Baltimore mayor Jack Young and city councilman Eric Costello to alleviate the deteriorating conditions at the Bolton House apartment complex

Baltimore Cop Charged with Perjury, Misconduct

Baltimore Cop Charged with Perjury, Misconduct

May 29, 2019

Another city officer has been charging with lying under oath to implicate an innocent teen on gun charges

Tyrone West Would Have Been 50

Tyrone West Would Have Been 50

May 29, 2019

The sister of Tyrone West, Tawanda Jones, has been protesting for 303 weeks since 2013 to get justice for her brother who was killed by University and city police in Baltimore

Marijuana Activist Faces 10 Years in Prison for Using Facebook Live

Marijuana Activist Faces 10 Years in Prison for Using Facebook Live

May 28, 2019

A 20-year-old student activist was charged with felony wiretapping for using Facebook Live while in the office of Rep. Andy Harris, known for pushing back against the legalization of marijuana in DC