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City Gave 8 Cops License to Terrorize Residents, Now Officials Say They're Not Responsible

City Gave 8 Cops License to Terrorize Residents, Now Officials Say They’re Not Responsible

February 19, 2019

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

Students and Faculty Rally Against Proposed Private Police Force for Johns Hopkins

Students and Faculty Rally Against Proposed Private Police Force for Johns Hopkins

February 13, 2019

Johns Hopkins Black Student Union President Chisom Okereke says an armed, private police force would endanger students of color

City Council Approves Bill That Could Shut Down Massive Trash Incinerator

February 11, 2019

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

A conversation about Climate Change with Dharna Noor and Steve Horn - The Baltimore Podcast Show.

A conversation about Climate Change with Dharna Noor and Steve Horn – The Baltimore Podcast Show.

February 9, 2019

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

Bill That Could Shut Down Wheelabrator Incinerator Advances in Full Council

Baltimore’s Clean Air Act May Shut Down Massive Incinerator

February 7, 2019

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.

Baltimore County Teachers to Protest Budget Cuts

UPDATE: Hundreds of Teachers Protest at Baltimore County

February 5, 2019

Over 300 teachers rallied to defend pay raises and to fully fund public schools

Students and Faculty Plan Walkout Over Johns Hopkins' ICE Contract

UPDATE: Students and Faculty Plan Walkout Over Johns Hopkins’ ICE Contract

February 5, 2019

“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.

Pressure Mounts on Prosecutor to Drop Controversial Case Against Black Police Chief

Pressure Mounts on Prosecutor to Drop Controversial Case Against Black Police Chief

February 4, 2019

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

Prosecutor Refuses to Try Pot Cases, But Police Pledge to Continue to Arrest

Prosecutor Refuses to Try Pot Cases, But Police Pledge to Continue to Arrest

February 2, 2019

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

Pugh's Office Trying to Weaken Bill to Stop Baltimoreans from Losing Homes Over Water Bills

Pugh’s Office Trying to Weaken Bill to Stop Baltimoreans from Losing Homes Over Water Bills

February 1, 2019

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