Baltimore’s Confederate Monument Was Never About ‘History And Culture’ | HuffPost

08/17/2017 11:11 am ET Updated 1 day ago Americans have probably had about enough of Confederate monuments this week, but the dual equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson whisked away from its pedestal Wednesday morning in Baltimore is worth examining, especially in light of President Trump’s continued fixation on the issue. […]

Police Pledge “Fresh Look” At Rape Cases After BuzzFeed News Investigation – BuzzFeed News

View this image › Jim Johnson, Baltimore County Police Department chief of police. Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call,Inc. ID: 9591600 One day after a BuzzFeed News investigation exposed how the Baltimore County Police Department declares many rape reports “unfounded” after only minimal investigation, the department has promised to “re-examine” three years’ worth of such reports. […]

Targeted in Baltimore — The Nib — Medium

Peaceful protesters have been pleading their case against police brutality for months in Baltimore. I kept hearing people say, “Baltimore is not Ferguson,” meaning, I suppose, that we do not repress our issues of wealth and racial disparity or deny them. Baltimore, after all, has been a city in recovery for half a century now. […]

The Curse of Segregation – The Atlantic

Baltimore did not need more negative publicity this week. But in a bit of fateful timing, the Equality of Opportunity Project of Harvard University has released two papers concluding that the income mobility for poor children in Baltimore City is worse than in any large county in America. Every year spent in Baltimore “reduces a […]

Riots work: Wolf Blitzer and the Washington Post completely missed the real lesson from Baltimore – Salon.com

When Oscar Grant was shot by transit cop Johannes Mehserle in Oakland in the early hours of January 1, 2009, a week passed with no institutional response, while videos of Grant’s murder spread on YouTube like a prairie fire. Then people rebelled, rioted, and took over the streets of Oakland twice—on January 7 and January 14—and just […]