As fall-out from the Gun Trace Task Force continues to unfold in Baltimore, top city officials are saying the officers were acting outside the scope of their employment and cannot be held liable for robbing and falsely arresting hundreds of residents
Johns Hopkins Black Student Union President Chisom Okereke says an armed, private police force would endanger students of color
Baltimore City Council unanimously approved a bill that would impose stricter pollution requirements on the city’s trash incinerator and could force it to shut down
Eze Jackson and Tracey Beale talk with Dharna Noor and Steve Horn about their work reporting on climate change and the urgency for us to act now
The bill, which would force Baltimore’s Wheelabrator trash incinerator and medical incinerator to clean up or close down, passed through a preliminary council vote and is due for a final vote in the coming weeks.
Over 300 teachers rallied to defend pay raises and to fully fund public schools
“ICE is a racist institution that terrorizes black and brown communities and violates the human rights of the families it separates,” says one Hopkins professor.
After the Maryland Court of Special Appeals overturned the misconduct conviction of Pocomoke’s first black police chief Kelvin Sewell, the ACLU of Maryland submitted a petition urging Special Prosecutor Emmitt Davitt not to retry the case
Baltimore’s State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s recent decision to stop prosecuting marijuana possession cases prompted pushback from the police commissioner, despite overwhelming evidence arrests for pot disproportionately impact African-Americans
Newly-elected Senator Mary Washington has reintroduced legislation to stop Baltimoreans from losing properties at tax sale over unpaid water bills, but the mayor’s office is trying to weaken it