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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

Baltimore Police Have Ruthlessly Fought Past Efforts of Civilian Oversight

September 17, 2016

Documents obtained by TRNN show a pattern of police resisting citizen input from an all but powerless civilian review board, raising troubling questions of hopes for real reforms

Baltimore Police Defend Secret Surveillance Program

August 25, 2016

Officials would not say why a private company using a plane to track city residents was hired and funded outside public purview

The Freddie Gray Case

December 10, 2015
TRNN Replay: After 33-year law enforcement veteran Neill Franklin appears as a prosecution witness in the trial of Officer Goodson, we bring you our interview with him during the trial of William Porter

War on Drugs

December 17, 2014
LEAP’s Neill Franklin says the budget bill bans the feds from going after states with legal medical marijuana, but may prevent DC from legalizing marijuana