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Is the Baltimore Police Department Out of Control?

August 14, 2018
Residents who witnessed police beating an East Baltimore man say the disturbing images show a department that is not responding to reform efforts or the need to improve relations with the community

America’s For-Profit Criminal Justice is Crushing the Poor

August 9, 2018

A recent push by Senator Bernie Sanders to eliminate cash bail highlights how systemic monetizing of law enforcement continues to enrich cops, courts, and prosecutors

Even Under Federal Monitoring, American Police Ignore the Law

August 6, 2018

A scathing report from the monitors tasked with reporting on the Baltimore Police Department’s compliance with a federal consent decree found the dysfunctional agency violated the law after the shooting of homicide detective Sean Suiter

On Police Reform, Rhetoric Without Action is Meaningless

July 30, 2018

Advocates say efforts to reform the troubled Baltimore Police department are flailing because the city is not implementing real change

One Year After A Devastating Fire, a Community Demands Relief From Neglect

July 5, 2018

An entire block of homes remains uninhabitable in the working class neighborhood of Curtis Bay in Baltimore one year after a fire destroyed an entire block.  Activists say the lack of rebuilding points to the need for an equitable affordable housing fund

MD Voters Weigh-in on Progressive vs. Establishment Showdown

June 24, 2018

The Real News talked to voters about the intra-party battle over how best to reform the criminal justice system, improve education, and fight back against Trump

MD Democrat Ballot Maneuvering Under Fire

June 8, 2018

Several unsuccessful efforts to push election officials to change the upcoming primary ballot has key African-American candidates frustrated

Flipping a Red Seat Blue

June 6, 2018
How Maryland Democrat Colleen Ebacher believes her progressive campaign can win over Trump voters in a difficult local council race