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Despite Pandemic, Police Continue To Retaliate

April 24, 2020

We speak with cop watcher and auditor John Filax and find out first hand what police retaliation looks like as we interview Deja, Ramsey Orta’s fiancee who has spent months in prison after filming Eric Garner’s death from an illegal chokehold.

Did a Privately Funded Spy Plane Catch Cops Lying?

February 26, 2020

The plane operator discovered footage that shows Baltimore police could have lied about the shooting of a local man, but police brass didn’t want to see it.

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

Draft Bill for Hopkins Private Armed Police Force Already Drawing Backlash

Draft Bill for Hopkins Private Armed Police Force Already Drawing Backlash

January 30, 2019

One state senator says the proposal amounts to “a private occupying force.”

Is Rap Beef Responsible for Real Violence?

Is Rap Beef Responsible for Real Violence?

May 14, 2018

As the summer approaches and cities like Baltimore deal with rap’s relationship with violence, our correspondent Eze Jackson digs into the history and future of rap beef

Former Sergeant Sentenced to 15 Years in Baltimore Police Corruption Case

May 11, 2018

Judge Catherine Blake sent Thomas Allers to federal prison in the first sentencing of the indicted members of the Gun Trace Task Force, a corrupt police unit

Trial Reveals Widespread Corruption in Baltimore Police Department

January 23, 2018

Testimony in the trial of two elite task force detectives shows an elaborate ring of robbery, drug dealing, lying, and overtime fraud

Van Driver Previously Charged with Freddie Gray’s Murder Faces Disciplinary Trial

October 30, 2017

Caesar Goodson is the first of the officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death to face a police disciplinary trial

1st Edition

October 20, 2017
In this episode of The Afro 1st Edition with Sean Yoes, TRNN reporters Taya Graham and Stephen Janis discuss the burgeoning scandal involving the indictment of 8 members of Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force and what it says about efforts to reform to policing

The Real Baltimore: Communities, Not Police Hold the Key to Halting Violence

June 26, 2017

Only stable communities empowered with the necessary resources can stop Baltimore’s out of control violence, say Retired Deputy Police Commissioner Tony Barksdale, law enforcement veteran Neill Franklin, Councilwoman Shannon Sneed, Rose Street Community Center’s Clayton Guyton, and clinical psychologist Kevin McCamant