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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

Is 2019 the Year Maryland Finally Fully Funds its Public Schools?

Is 2019 the Year Maryland Finally Fully Funds its Public Schools?

January 4, 2019

The state is headed towards a major showdown between the Republican Governor, Democratic leadership of the legislature, and education advocates over the future of the state’s public schools

Governor Hogan Rejects Fracked-Gas Pipeline Permit, Changing His Tune

Governor Hogan Rejects Fracked Gas Pipeline Permit, Changing His Tune

January 2, 2019

Maryland Governor stunned environmental activists by joining in a unanimous vote against completing the construction of a fracked gas pipeline that he previously backed.

Advocates Say Sex Worker Rights Are Human Rights

Advocates Say Sex Worker Rights Are Human Rights

December 18, 2018

At the annual remembrance of sex workers who were murdered, supporters say violence against them is violence against everyone

A Black Cop Got Drug Dealers Jobs, Law Enforcement has Pursued Him Ever Since

A Black Cop Got Drug Dealers Jobs, Law Enforcement has Pursued Him Ever Since

December 16, 2018

Prosecutors have pledged to retry Pocomoke City’s first black police chief Kelvin Sewell for failure to cite a driver who hit two parked cars despite strong support for his community policing strategy

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of November 26 and December 3, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of November 26 and December 3, 2018

December 11, 2018

Dharna Noor, Khalilah Harris and Eze Jackson talk about the new Brookings report that reveals $156 billion in property value denied to black communities. They also discuss Johns Hopkins’ nurses’ fight to unionize, Baltimore City Council’s proposal of income-based water billing, a young man’s dangerous experience with an undercover cop, and more

Slain Youth Advocate Sought Year-Round Jobs for Baltimore City’s Young People

Slain Youth Advocate Sought Year-Round Jobs for Baltimore City’s Young People

December 6, 2018

Councilman Zeke Cohen submitted a resolution to advance the BMORE Invested Fund to expand Baltimore’s Youthworks program to year-round employment, honoring DaVonte Friedman

Black communities denied $156 billion in property value says new Brookings report

Black communities denied $156 billion in property value says new Brookings report

December 5, 2018

“The pipes in Flint, Michigan could have been replaced 3,000 times with that money” says lead study author Dr. Andre Perry

Council Proposes Income-Based Water Billing Amid Rate Hikes

Council Proposes Income-Based Water Billing Amid Rate Hikes

December 5, 2018

Just days after the city proposed another rate increase, Baltimore’s Council President unveiled legislation that promises water bill affordability and accountability. The proposal will be taken up by the Council’s Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee in the coming weeks

An Off-Duty Cop Pulled a Gun on Teen Waiting for a Bus, How Will the City Respond?

An Off-Duty Cop Pulled a Gun on Teen Waiting for a Bus, How Will the City Respond?

December 3, 2018

The nearly deadly encounter between an unarmed teen and an off-duty Baltimore police officer still haunts the family, but the recent controversy involving the city’s civilian review board may leave them with nowhere to turn

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of November 12 and 19, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of November 12 and 19, 2018

November 27, 2018

Dharna Noor and Khalilah Harris talk about federal police oversight, Bloomberg’s gift to Johns Hopkins University, a pipeline set to be built through Maryland, and global struggles against racism and fascism