Baltimore Teachers Union President Diamonté Brown discusses a recent lawsuit over unpaid instructional days, global protests against racism, the movement to defund the police, and calls to remove officers from schools.
Mayoral Democratic primary winner Brandon Scott discusses calls to cut the Baltimore police budget to fund social programs, his approach to the drug war, and economic development in a city that’s long subsidized corporations at the expense of taxpayers.
Black Lives Matter activists are demanding Baltimore cut half its police budget to fund schools and violence prevention programs.
Baltimore’s leading mayoral candidates are embracing calls for change, but their proposals risk worsening mass incarceration and inequality.
Professor Lester Spence argues America is facing two pandemics: COVID-19 and political policing.
Protesters blocked streets and highways to demand politicians end police brutality and economic violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Activists held a die-in at the incinerator to demand its closing while wearing face masks and gloves to protect against COVID-19.
The police department may be using the COVID-19 shutdown as cover to launch what an ACLU attorney says would be “the most wide-reaching surveillance dragnet ever employed in an American city.”