Baltimore

America's Brutal Police State Expands Its Reach In Portland

America’s Brutal Police State Expands Its Reach In Portland

July 29, 2020

The way white moms in Portland are being treated has long been the norm for BIPOC people.

Report: Hogan Killed Mass Transit Despite Discriminatory Impact

Report: Hogan Killed Mass Transit Despite Discriminatory Impact

July 21, 2020

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan is accused of killing a project that would connect disinvested Baltimore neighborhoods with jobs and opportunities despite the racially discriminatory impact.

COVID-19 Is Amplifying Racial Inequities, Educators Say

COVID-19 Is Amplifying Racial Inequities, Educators Say

June 26, 2020

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.

Reimagining Public Safety In One Of America's Deadliest Cities

Reimagining Public Safety In One Of America’s Deadliest Cities

June 17, 2020

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.

Activists Paint 'Defund Police' In Front Of Baltimore City Hall

Activists Paint ‘Defund Police’ In Front Of Baltimore City Hall

June 15, 2020

Black Lives Matter activists are demanding Baltimore cut half its police budget to fund schools and violence prevention programs.

'Tough On Crime' Cities Might Make Violence Worse

‘Tough On Crime’ Cities Might Make Violence Worse

June 2, 2020

Baltimore’s leading mayoral candidates are embracing calls for change, but their proposals risk worsening mass incarceration and inequality.

Police Repression Backfires As Protests Multiply

Police Repression Backfires As Protests Multiply

June 2, 2020

Professor Lester Spence argues America is facing two pandemics: COVID-19 and political policing.

Thousands In Baltimore March For Justice For George Floyd

Thousands In Baltimore March For Justice For George Floyd

June 1, 2020

Protesters blocked streets and highways to demand politicians end police brutality and economic violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spy Plane Resumes Flights Over Baltimore Amid COVID-19

May 4, 2020

The expensive aerial surveillance program won’t help heavily disinvested Baltimore, say Ceasefire co-founder Erricka Bridgeford and author Brandon Soderberg.

Activists Win Earth Day Victory Against Dirty Trash Incinerator

April 24, 2020

Activists held a die-in at the incinerator to demand its closing while wearing face masks and gloves to protect against COVID-19.