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. […]
Baltimore, MD — Just minutes after the police state curfew went into effect in Baltimore Saturday night, the brutality began. However, the actual coverage of that brutality varies depending on who is telling this story. The first video of the arrest is put out by CNN. It begins with a semi-conscious man laying on the ground […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
On the evening of April 25 at the corner of Pratt and Light Streets, in Baltimore’s revitalized downtown district, more than 100 police officers in riot gear stood shoulder to shoulder, shields up. Six officers on horseback fidgeted behind them, staring down at a crowd of about 40, an odd mixture of protesters, journalists and […]
Baltimore police enforce curfew differently by race. Twitter Reveals Inequity of Baltimore’s Curfew Enforcement | DC Brand 99.