Baltimore

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.

Unconstitutional Power Grab? Baltimore Police Sued Over Spy Plane

April 14, 2020

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.”

Drug Dealers Practice Social Distancing; Police Cough On Residents

April 13, 2020

COVID-19 is felt differently in cities like Baltimore where police act like an occupying force.

The Neoliberal ‘New’ Deal: The Rich Drink for Free While the Poor Pay More

February 19, 2020

A water billing scandal in one of the country’s poorest cities reveals an overarching truism: Neoliberalism is a conduit for rampant inequality.

Baltimore Explores Safe Consumption Sites

February 6, 2020

Safe consumption sites have been used around the world for decades, and advocates hope they could help Baltimore decrease its overdose death rate–one of the highest in the nation.

Students Say the Cost of Underfunding Schools Is Too High

January 28, 2020

200 Baltimore students and their allies ask why there’s always money to fund police and the military, but never any for public schools.

$71 Million for More Cops; Not A Dime for Jobs and Healthcare

January 8, 2020

Operation Relentless Pursuit is a Department of Justice initiative to combat crime through a “surge in federal resources.” We talked with Brandon Walker of the Ujima People’s Progress Party about what’s really needed to combat crime and empower neighborhoods in places like Baltimore, one of the seven cities targeted by the plan.

Shoot First, Get Paid Later

December 5, 2019

The Police Accountability Report explores how a controversial shooting may lead to a lifetime pension for the officer involved, and why concepts like blanket criminality and moral disqualification drive the system that rewards questionable behavior.

Local Beauty Shops Talk Politics and Impeachment

November 18, 2019

Black women respond to the impeachment inquiry and to Trump.

Baltimoreans Demand Answers as Shit Piles Up

November 18, 2019

The city has used just 2% of their allotted funds to help residents experiencing sewage backups. Baltimore City Council held an investigative hearing to grill the Department of Public Works.