The Real Baltimore

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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

Hidden Victims

January 26, 2018
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.

Body-Cam Footage Leads to Charges of Evidence Tampering Against Baltimore Cop

January 24, 2018

The footage, which shows an officer placing evidence in a vacant lot and then activating his camera to retrieve it, has embroiled the Baltimore Police Department in yet another scandal

“Both Cops And Robbers At The Same Time”

January 24, 2018

Testimony in the racketeering trial of two police officers reveals unprecedented corruption

Grassroots Pressure Stops Cuts to Baltimore Schools

January 24, 2018

Educators and advocates convinced the Baltimore school board to scale back major reforms to the funding formula that determines how much money schools receive

Community Members Sound Off On Troubled Baltimore School System

January 23, 2018

At a town-hall event, Baltimore City school board members respond to concerns about freezing classrooms and widespread mismanagement schools, baltimore, freezing classrooms, maryland, baltimore schools, larry hogan

Trial Reveals Widespread Corruption in Baltimore Police Department

January 23, 2018

Testimony in the trial of two elite task force detectives shows an elaborate ring of robbery, drug dealing, lying, and overtime fraud

Activists Push For Water Affordability In Baltimore

January 23, 2018

In a panel discussion, activists pushed back against onerous collections methods like tax sales and water shut-offs, and suggested an income-based water billing system to help pay for Baltimore’s necessary infrastructure investments

Rather Than Address Crime, Baltimore Officials Try to Relocate It

January 22, 2018

Baltimore officials will demolish 6 buildings and relocate more than 120 families living in Gilmor Homes, a public housing project that the mayor says is a hotbed for criminal activity. Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Gilmor residents about the city’s plan, which he says fails to address the root causes of the problem

Baltimore Spends Billions on Corporate Subsidies but Can’t Heat Its Schools

January 21, 2018

Author and political scientist Lester Spence says the discussion around Baltimore’s flagging school system ignores the fundamental priorities of a city that favors corporations over its children

Can a New Baltimore Police Commissioner Fix a Corrupt Department?

January 21, 2018

The firing of Chief Kevin Davis and the appointment of Darryl DeSousa to replace him raises questions about the ability of an agency under a federal consent decree to right itself